Dear Church Family friends,
Thank you so much for your prayers and good wishes for our autumn break. We had a wonderful week in Cornwall, visiting places we had not been for over 20yrs. Walking by the sea and having time to catch up with ourselves has been a most welcome and rewarding experience.
At the same there has been turbulence in the political arena and on the international stage. Our local MP, Jeremy Hunt, has become the new Chancellor of the Exchequer and our Ukrainian guest has now returned home, after 5 months staying with us.
We are conscious that there is much uncertainty around every corner and we continue to pray for peace at home and overseas.
Now, the autumn is upon us. Our Sunday programme for November is set out below. Each Sunday at 10am our service is “live-streamed” on YouTube; and a recording of it may be viewed at 10am or later on in the day. It is still very encouraging to have new people continuing to join our church family: checking in or checking us out!! God is good!
Sunday 6 November
8am Holy Communion
10am Café-Style Service
11.30am Morning Service at St Francis
3pm Lego Church – fun for all ages!
6.30pm Evening Service with Informal Communion
Sunday 13 November
10.45am Morning Service at Gostrey Meadow with Act of Remembrance
4pm Service for those who have been bereaved – all are welcome
6.30pm No evening service
Sunday 20 November
8am Holy Communion
11am Morning Service at Weydon School
5pm Evening Service – please note new winter time
Sunday 27 November
10am Morning Service with KOSTA for primary school aged children
5pm Evening Service
Coming up …
1 to 19 November Exhibition of Ukrainian Artists’ work (open every day)
Admission FREE but all donations are going towards a community kitchen project in Ukraine.
8 November 1pm Organ Recital – refreshments from 12.30pm
17 to 27 November These Things Matter – But Why?
Ecumenical Week of Special TTM Events – please see booklet or our website for more details
We are hosting two Thursday evening conversations on
17 and 24 November from 8pm to 9.30pm
Why not check out our guest speaker: Glen Scrivener, who works for the Speak Life charity? Glen will speak about the values so many people hold dear and help us understand where they come from. A great opportunity to invite family, friends and neighbours to think about these things, when times are so unpredictable, and many people are very worried or anxious.
Do, please make a note of our exciting Christmas programme:
Sunday 11 December 3pm Carol Service at St Francis
5pm Carol Service at St Andrew’s
Sunday 18 December 10am Pop up Nativity!
Christmas Eve 4pm Open Air Christingle Service in the churchyard
11pm Late Night Communion
Christmas Day 9am Holy Communion
10am Celebration and Communion
And finally … a small group of us have been on an exciting fishing trip … more news anon!!
Kathryn joins me in wishing you well and assuring you of our prayers.
With all good wishes,
David 1 November 2022
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