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Rector's monthly letter

July letter

During the Annual meetings of the churches this year, our churchwardens were elected. Many may think the process ends there, but churchwardens are not ‘official’ until they have attended a service called ‘A Celebration of the Ministry of Churchwardens’, where the newly elected churchwardens are asked to stand and make a promise that they will diligently carry out their duties, after which we are admitted to the office of churchwarden. You may now rest easy in your beds in the knowledge that we are now properly admitted.

We enjoyed the spectacle of the Trooping of the Colour on 15th June on a good day and not too hot. The colour and pageantry is a joy to behold. The precision of the day is only achieved because of many weeks of practice and precise timing. It was so good to see the King and the Princess of Wales able to be there.

During July, we continue with the Gospel of Mark and we can follow Mark chapters 6 and 7. This expands the life of Jesus and his rejection by his home village. Then, the sending out of the 12 disciples, with very clear Instructions, the first taste for them of what will be expected. We will also learn about the feeding of the 5000.

Each Sunday, we have small chunks to reflect on, but it is worth from time to time reading the whole book of Mark in one sitting, or if that is too much then two or three chapters at one go. Chapters 6 and 7 show the development of Jesus’ ministry and that of the disciples; they were learning all the time. If we can take time each week to read sections of the bible, we will be a little like the soldiers on parade; our practice will enable us to see and understand the development of the story, the story of God’s kingdom.

Our search for a new Rector continues. The advertisement is now live and we pray and hope there will be a good response. We will carry out shortlisting at the beginning of July, with interviews on 24 and 25 July. Please continue to pray for a good response.

Ministry Team