At our annual meetings last Sunday we gave thanks for the past year, for all that had been offered and shared, managed and developed. In particular we thanked the people whose service, commitment, gifts and time lie behind the reports. Later in the week, for the first time since COVID struck, we held parties to thank our tireless band of Parish Magazine distributors and Good Neighbours (who keep an eye out for people moving into the village and welcome them on Christ Church’s behalf). It is easy to focus on our shortage of resources and volunteers and we do have to be realistic about the sustainability of our church life going forward but may we never take for granted those who continue to offer whatever they can, be it time, talents, finance or simply friendship and encouragement. Thank you to you all.
This Saturday 14th May
4pm Messy Church
This Sunday 15th May Easter 5
8am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10am Holy Communion, followed by coffee
ASCENSION DAY Thursday 26th May
11am Holy Communion, followed by coffee
PENTECOST Sunday 5th June
8am Holy Communion for Pentecost
10am Thanksgiving Service for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – for all ages
Messy Church for all ages but particularly suitable for families with young and school-aged children Saturday May 14th 4-5pm; details of this rest of this term from Gussie Walsh 275645.
Little Stars Adult, Baby and Toddler Group Tuesdays 10.00-11.30am in the Church Hall during school term-time. PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMINGS.
Wintershall Life of Christ 21st-25th June
A brilliant outdoor drama bringing the Biblical accounts to life again in the beautiful Wintershall estate. Click here for details
Wintershall are also looking to fill the following post:
Part time office Admin support needed for expanding diverse Christian Charity - 7hrs per week, ideally over 2 days, term time only. Flexible working hours within the school day, based in friendly Bramley office and at home. ICT skills are a must, including experience of Microsoft excel and outlook. Excellent communication and organisation skills required. If interested please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
your wounds declare your love for the world
and the wonder of your risen life:
give us compassion and courage
to risk ourselves for those we serve,
to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
(Church of England)
With my love and prayers as always,