Wednesday, 6 April 2016

May 2016 News & Notes

Cover for Holy Trinity, Weymouth vacancy
As of this month, Ada and Tim will be alternating to look after first Sundays. To free up Tim, Harry Barnes will be sharing All Stage Worship in Osmington Village Hall.

Nick Clarke is the new Radipole Team Rector
On 20 September, nineteen months after Ian Hobbs left, Nick will be licensed by Bishop Nicholas Holtam to lead the team of Churches.

Sun 8 May, Archbishops' Call to Prayer begins
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York invite us to prayer every day this week. Of course that is something we should all be doing anyway, but the focus is that we should receive renewed power from God's Holy Spirit to share our faith more generously. A prayer service is being held everyday, so do please join in. 
Sun 15 May, 11.15am Morningsong at St Osmund, Osmington
We want to worship God through the gift of music, and already have a number taking part with recorders, organ, and ukulele. Do get in touch if you would like to add to the variety.

Sun 29 May, 10.30am Deanery Confirmation with Bishop Karen Gorham at St Andrew, Preston
Please let clergy know of any confirmation candidates, so we can make sure they are ready. It will be a great opportunity to be together, with combined choir etc to meet our new bishop, and to pray and support candidates.

Sun 29 May, 6.00pm Ridgeway Songs of Praise at Buckland Ripers
If you have never been to this Church you have missed a real treat, so pencil this date in your diary.

Sun 12 June, Queen's Official 90th celebration
It's great to hear of ideas to make this thanksgiving a meaningful time. What an amazing amount has taken place in her reign. Her strong understated faith is an inspiration to many. 

St Laurence Palm Sunday Procession
Philip negotiated some large palm branches from a pub in town, and worship started at the Wishing Well with a procession into Church. Thanks to Paul Sutcliffe for this picture and the one below.

Pat Jones' second retirement
Tim West persuaded Pat to help out during the vacancy following Richard Simmons' retirement. Now that Philip is in post she has stepped back again. Our thanks to Pat for pastoral inspiration over many years.