The Vicar's newsletter:  1st August 2021

Dear friends, 

Over the next few weeks I’ll be taking some leave – time off for me and Kevin but also opportunities to see family and friends, some of whom we haven’t seen for over a year.  I hope the summer is opening up those opportunities for you too and that, whether at home or away, you  will be able to experience times of refreshment and renewal.  While on leave I won’t be sending out this newsletter so please see a reminder of church services and resources below.  You can also find these on our website  


This Sunday: 9th after Trinity

In church: 10am Holy Communion (no need to register but please be aware our numbers are limited by COVID restrictions) 

Summer services

We continue to keep our church services and activities under review and we will let you know of any changes through this newsletter, our website and the parish magazine.  For the summer, we will continue with the shorter service of Holy Communion every Sunday at 10am, with 8am BCP Communion on the first Sunday of the month.  We are taking a break from our online service during August.  By clicking on the following links, you can find a whole range of online services offered by our cathedral (1) Guildford Cathedral - YouTube and the Church of England Church online | The Church of England

Our past online services can still be viewed via our YouTube channel, click the link below to view.

(1) Christ Church Shamley Green - YouTube


Living in Love and Faith

People all over the country, including here in Shamley Green, are engaging with the Church of England’s major project on identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.  At its heart lies something fundamental to our faith: how to love each other better by listening to and understanding one another and how to move forward united by God’s love for us and ours for him when we disagree fundamentally on some important issues.  The Church has produced a set of brilliant resources including a book, a course for groups, videos and podcasts, all available free online.  Our first group has already begun studying the course and we will run further groups in the autumn so do let me know if you would like to participate.  You can find out more and access the resources on the website Living in Love and Faith | The Church of England



Creator God,

you made us all in your image:

may we discern you in all that we see,

and serve you in all that we do;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(Church of England)


With my love and prayers as always,





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