During the interregnum we would like to encourage as many people as possible to participate in a CALL TO PRAYER as we seek a new Rector.
Below are 3 suggested ways in which you may like to get involved.
1) COMMIT TO PRAY for all those involved in putting together the ‘Church Profile’ and the team responsible for choosing the new Rector by signing up to the PRAYER DIARY at the back of the church. The more people that sign up to pray on a particular day of the week the better.
2) Consider participating in a monthly SOUP AND PRAYER LUNCH on 14th March, 11th April, 2nd May, 13th June, 11th July from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm Come and go as you please.
3) If you are part of a CHURCH GROUP that already meets regularly please set aside time during the meeting to pray specifically for the interregnum.
REGULAR UPDATES OF TOPICS FOR PRAYER WILL BE ON THE WEEKLY NEWS SHEET
Thursday evening lent study with Studley Churches Together. Five week course starting on March 9th at 7.30pm at, Studley Methodist Church
Based on the story and characters of the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’ – relates passages from the Bible to scenes and themes from the film. Recognising Lent as a chance to embrace change and renewal,
The course lays the foundation for truly fulfilling life of giving generously and finally indulging ourselves almost greedily on the goodness that life in the resurrected Christ gives.
Special open meeting on Thursday 16 February at 7.30 pm at Mappleborough Green Church
Following David Silvester’s retirement at the end of January the churches are now in what is known as an ‘interregnum’ – the period during which we begin to think about the configuration of the post and the process that leads to the appointment of the next Rector by the Bishop of Coventry.
The Archdeacon Missioner (Morris Rodham) runs the process in the Diocese, and along with a representative from the Lord Chancellor’s Ecclesiastical office (the patron who has the right of presentation this time) tries to make it as transparent as possible for everyone. We are therefore holding a special open meeting on Thursday 16 February at 7.30 pm at Mappleborough Green Church where, in the absence of Archdeacon Morris, Stephen Burch, Area Dean of Coventry South will explain the process, and will try to answer any questions people may have about it. The meeting has been arranged so that we can understand and start the process as soon as possible. We invite anyone from the congregation who is interested to come and join us for the evening. Refreshments will be served from 6.45 pm.
David has notified the Churchwardens that his application for early retirement on medical grounds has been accepted. In the light of this David has informed us that he intends to retire as of 31st January 2017. We give thanks to God for his and Val’s ministry and wish to encourage you continue to pray for them both as they make preparations for the future.
Unfortunately Morton Bagot church is closed for the time being.
Any service that is advertised for Morton Bagot will take place at Oldberrow.
Please watch the newssheet or here for further information.
Sunday 24th July
IN THE PARISH CENTRE
4.00pm – 5.30pm
Jonah and the whale, story, songs
Jewellery making, sand and water play
Make a boat, boat racing
Build a house on the rocks and sand
For more information call Sue on 01527850046
Thanks to everyone who came to my final service yesterday, and all those who worked so hard to make it, and the lunch afterwards, such a success. You outdid yourselves! Thanks also to everyone who contributed so generously to my leaving present – I will send a picture of the desk in my new study as soon as I have it.
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Welcome to our new-look website! It has been redesigned to make it easier to navigate and use. Please take a look around, and if you think something is missing, or find a link that doesn’t work, please let us know.
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