Weekly news for 2.5.21

Dear Friends

Last chance to go on the Church Electoral roll if you aren’t already.

Do please also check in with the facebook page www.facebook.com/ccpitsmoor/   and website  www.pitsmoor.church/  during the week as things do change!

A little word

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength…. You are not far from the kingdom of God.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mark 12.30,34

I was talking to the children in assembly this week about loving God. Trying to explain the difference between heart, soul, mind, and strength only confirmed what I suspected that it probably means anyway; as someone (I’ve forgotten who) said, love God with every fibre of your being.

We tend to a compartmentalised rather than holistic approach to life. Well-being has tried to re-join some of those dots in the approach it takes. There is much in the news at the moment about standards (or lack of them) in public life for our politicians. What you say and what you do must be joined. The church, institutionally, is excellent at writing reports about things, but less good at embedding them in our practise and theology.

Every fibre of your being…. I like that. It’s challenging, and it gives me less wriggle room for hypocrisy!

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the opportunity to know & be known by God – true love.
  • for local elections affecting our council and the referendum on how it is run.
  • for Covid hotspots around the world -especially India.


In-Church worship Sunday at 9am. Service of Holy Communion.

Numbers are limited, social distancing and face coverings apply. Sorry still no singing!

10.30am Morning Worship on Zoom

We are continuing our on-line services. This link will be the same every week.


Meeting ID: 890 3024 9289  Passcode: 238289

Alternatively, for audio only, you can phone in to this number: 0203 901 7895, and follow the instructions.

This week’s reading is: Acts 8.26-40.

Electoral Roll revision and APCM- final chance to act

In advance of our annual meeting the Electoral Roll is being revised. The formal notice can be found here https://www.pitsmoor.church/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Untitled.jpg

This is the annual update where you can join if you are not already on it.

Please put the APCM date in your diaries. Weds 26 May 7pm. Further info will follow nearer the time.

Coffee break is taking a break

Christ Church Coffee break – is having a rest.

Eco-Church news

For our next Eco award, it is suggested that we draw up a management plan for our Church yard.  If you are involved, or would like to be involved, please contact Sara and I will aim for us to have a get-together next week.

Earlier week’s news

Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.