Parish diversity and richness summed up in welcome guide
“I am the way”, said Jesus, but we all experience “Jesus the way” in different ways...
....hence we all enjoy different styles of service and different activities. During the latter part of 2010 when I, with others, was putting together a booklet for people coming into our churches (which outlines all that goes on) I was reminded just what a tremendous variety of services and activities the Parish provides:
Through the timeless quality of the traditional language services, based on The Book of Common Prayer, to the vibrant family services; the informality of Time Out on Thursday evenings; the quiet, more reflective midweek communion; the monthly all-age' afternoon service in Littiewick, and the modern language Common Worship communion services with the shorter 'Communion Together,' we hope to provide something that is helpful for everyone.
It is now a year since the current pattern of services around the Parish was launched and the PCC is reviewing this as we agreed to do a year ago. if you have any comments please let me, your churchwardens or other PCC-members know.
The Parish also has a wide variety of groups and activities - Pebbles for pre-school children and their parents, Parish Walks, a craft group, and the 'Young at Heart' lunch, to name but a few. To them we have now added the prayer group Oasis.
Even those of us who have been coming to the churches for some time may not be aware of all that goes on, so please do take one of the Welcome to our Churches from the tables at the back of the churches, if you would like to know more.
On a different tack, I know that many of you have supported John Denard, who has been sailing across the Alantic raising money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care. Here is his latest posting on the website:
The Rev'd Keith Nicholls writes
6:15HRS 21/01/2011 I jumped ashore in Bridgetown, Barbados to take the bow rope of Osprey and confirm our arrival! Thank you all of you who have offered so much support and who have helped me to reach this fantastic figure (over £4,000). All crew are well no injuries and Osprey has done us proud.