From The Rector's Desk

From The Rector’s Desk – 18 January 2019

When I go swimming, which is honestly love to be doing now, this heat is ‘soul sapping’. I always dive in on the deep end. And so it’s  to the deep end we go as we get down to ministry 2019. I am busy finalizing the year plan, please study the Pew bulletin for dates and contact me for more information.

Please support the people that are given authority to minister in the parish, we are a team and we need your support

Please prayerfully consider your role as a member of the “priesthood of all believers”
I am looking forward to seeing our parish go from strength to strength this year. 

 The Diocese has called for February to be a month of listening. Specifically over the issue of funding the Diocese through the Parish Assessment. The Diocesan funding must pay for the Diocesan vision, and judging by yesterday’s clergy forum, we have lots of work to do to get on board with both.

 I will devote The Midweek services of February to this process and this will include our Wednesday afternoon Bible Study at St Mary’s (all welcome 14:30 to 16:00) and our Wednesday evening fellowship which will start in February at 18:00 at St Mary’s and just for good measure our Sunday Evening gathering which is at 18:00 as well, so there can be no excuse, we are committed to listening and participating in this Diocesan exercise to seek God’s will. Please make an effort to participate.

There will also be a statistical survey being conducted, on the 4th and 11th of February.

We also need to start our preparation for Vestry, please prayerfully consider nominations for Parish Council. Please read the reports as they become available. 

Remember our website is going to be used extensively to communicate information.

Meditation: We serve a God who Speaks and we are to be a people who listen.

Rector – Fr. Andrew Manning

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