Update 11th June

Dear Friends,

The rain is lovely- I hope your garden (if you have one) is enjoying it!

Tomorrow is Trinity Sunday when we give thanks for the mystery that is God- One in Three and Three in One. And even more excitingly- our Annual Meeting of Parishioners! Come to think of it, both are a bit of a mystery to many of us…. 😊 Come along and wonder; come with your questions. Everyone should have received an email copy of all the Reports, and there will be a few printed copies available tomorrow.

On a more serious note, I am concerned that we only have one nomination for the position of Warden: we need at least two. It is not too late to put your hand up; and if you know this is not for you, please pray that someone will be moved to offer.

This morning I was in the office at church, doing some last minute preparation for tomorrow. While I was there a bag of books was dropped off outside the front door. During the week, someone had left two bags of books outside the office door. PLEASE don’t leave bags or boxes of stuff inside or outside of the church. I assume- but don’t know for sure- that books are left for our little library. Sometimes things are left that might be Anglicare donations- but I don’t know. If you want to donate ANYTHING please let someone know and preferably bring it on a Sunday or Wednesday when you can tell us what it’s for. Regarding books: we have had to throw away donated books that are very old or damaged.

Thank you for your generosity, but remember- anything you would not give to a friend is not good enough to be donated, so please consider carefully before you put things in the Anglicare bin or donate books.

Today we remember the Apostle Barnabas, known as the son of encouragement. Here is the Collect Prayer for today:

Generous God,
whose Son Jesus Christ has taught us
that it is more blessed to give than to receive:
help us by the example of your apostle Barnabas,
a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith,
to be generous in our judgements
and unselfish in our service;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

God bless,


The Reverend Lorna A M Green