Most of our children are now back at school for the last half of the term that finishes with the Christmas holidays. This coming Sunday is known in the church calendar as the Third Sunday before Advent as we count down to Christmas day. The wardens met, as usual, to be ready for a busy season and the communications team finalised plans for the Christmas publicity.
The church diary has more school carol services in it than ever before. We look forward to seeing the church full on these occasions. Just one room in the church is emptier now than it was a year ago. The vicar’s office was repainted this week and is looking good. During this month, led by Bishop Andrew, we will be praying over applications, meeting available candidates and expecting to discover our new vicar.
Please make the appointment part of your daily prayers asking God to lead us and his choice to a common mind. Our trust is in him. There is no alternative!
Phillip Herbert & Norman Steven