The writer of the book of Hebrews was concerned that his readers should hold the faith despite the difficulties they faced living as Christians in an unsympathetic culture. They needed to stir up one another to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24). Our special meeting at 6pm on Sunday evening with Alan Hulme is designed to do just that.
In the same verse we are told not to be like those who have drifted into a habit of neglecting to meet together, presumably on Sundays. We like to hear people say how much they look forward to hearing David’s next sermon on Jonah.
Paul Bryer, the archdeacon, comes on 5 February, Andy Winter returns on the 12th and then the ministry team will preach from 1 Peter on living in the real world. Bishop Andrew has promised to come on Mothering Sunday. David Bracewell returns for 3 hours on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday Mary-Beth will preach and preside for us before leaving for her new work as a priest in Hampshire. Frances’s first Sunday as our vicar will be on 30 April following her installation on Tuesday evening 25 April. Please put all these dates in your diary.
The quality of the services during the vacancy is very important to us as wardens. As is your presence!
Phillip Herbert & Norman Steven