July 2012

From the Rectory

What a wonderful turn out we had for our Diamond Jubilee Celebration week-end. The Church decked out with flags and bunting, a children’s re-enactment of the Coronation and a visit from the Queen herself at our street party. A coming together of the Church and Community to enjoy and celebrate 60 years of the reign of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. We continued to celebrate with the Arts and Music Festival Week, again a coming together of Church and Community in celebration of the many gifts and talents that are around us. A sincere thank you to everyone concerned whether performer, artist or simply someone who was there to support and enjoy what was on offer.

We continue to celebrate as a Church as new ordinands are ordained this Peter-tide offering their ministerial gifts and talents for the proclamation of the gospel. Please pray for the following as they settle into their new parishes and roles:

Those being ordained Deacon - Victoria Ashdown, Clare Challis, Mary Copping, Kathryn Flenley, Tim Gleghorn, Neil Hopkins, Jill Mabire, Simon McMurtary, Sam Morris, Gill Nobes, Richard Partridge, Alex Pease, Margaret Scrivener, Richard Sutcliffe and Karen Wellman.

Those being ordained Priest - Ed Dines, Anne Elliott, Amanda Grant, Nathan Gregory, Angi Nutt, Jon Oliver, Trudi Oliver, Gordon Randall, Margaret Rittman, James Sharp, Michael Smith, Clifford Stride, Nick Weir, Stephen Wilson and Robin Dupre.

May God bless them all richly in their ministries.

Yours for Christ's sake.