Vicar's Update

Monday 2nd May

I hope you have enjoyed the bank holiday.

It was such a joy to have our children lead the All Age Service on Sunday.  Thank you to all who took part in hosting, speaking, performing, praying and singing – we really appreciated your ministry to us all.  Special thanks to Morgen Edwards (our Children’s Worker) for her hard work in coordinating and speaking at the service. Well done all. Another joy was welcoming the Forbes family together with their friends as we gave thanks for and dedicated Charlotte and James as part of the service.

Next Sunday (8th) is a really important day in our church life as our new Bishop, Lusa will be leading and speaking at our 9am and 10.30am services.  At the 10.30am service he will also be confirming Monika and Jason Scott and Adriel Tarani –please do come along to support them.  Bishop Lusa has been in London for less than two months so we are honoured and privileged that he should be joining us so soon – please do make sure that you are present.  Next Sunday we will also have Café after both the 9am and 10.30am services – please remember to bring your reusable mugs.
 
Before then we have another important event on Tuesday (3rd) as we are hosting a livestream of the (shortened) HTB Leadership Conference (more details here https://www.leadershipconference.org.uk/).  It will be great to do this together in church but if you can’t come out you can register (for free) and join in at home.  The conference isn’t just for leaders but for all of us so please do come along if you can – 7pm on Tuesday.
 
On Sunday 15th May, as well as marking the work of Christian Aid at our morning services we have our Church Annual Meeting at 6.30pm.  At this we will elect two Churchwardens (at the moment Mary Ann Auckland is willing to stand for re-election but we still need another nomination) and three members of the Church Council.  Nomination details are on our website here.
 
Work is almost complete in making safe the damaged cupola on the Church roof.  The visible wooden structure was found to be too rotten to repair so has had to be removed but the remaining platform has been made secure so that should future funding become available a new structure could be put up.

Have a good week and I look forward to catching up with you soon

Steve