Weekly news for 29.5.22

Dear Friends

Why not join in with praying, Thy Kingdom Come, along with many others this week.

Do remember to check in to our facebook page or the website regularly for updates.

A little word

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.                              2 Tim 2.2

Teaching is in the DNA of God’s people. Here, Paul, having passed on the teaching to Timothy wants him to pass it on to others who will do likewise. We learn in different ways. By observing, by reading, by hearing and seeing, by doing. We may teach or learn in different ways, but the key thing is that we do it. Lifelong learning is a phrase many of us will be familiar with. It is no less true or necessary in our spiritual life than in our profession or hobby or whatever.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for those who have faithfully taught us and helped us grow
  • For the Church throughout the world praying – Thy Kingdom Come
  • For all those taking time off and celebrating next week.


Sunday at 10am. Five Marks – Teach #1

Holy Communion with refreshments to follow. There is no CoGs children’s group this week. Brief discussion group picking up the weeks theme over coffee is a new option.

You can also watch by live stream on the church facebook page.  

This week’s readings are: Nehemiah 8.1-18

Sunday at 7pm.

Reflective Service – another world is possible

10am on Thursday 

Holy Communion in Church 

Thy Kingdom Come

There is a daily thought from the Archbishop of Canterbury being posted on the church facebook page. We are all encouraged to pray for the Kingdom to become real for 5 friends between now and Pentecost.

You can download it at TKC Novena 2022 DOWNLOAD.pdf (thykingdomcome.global) there are other resources there too.

Platinum Jubilee lunch

We plan to have a special one-off intergenerational Lunch Club with an (indoor) Street Party theme for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday on 2nd June, with help from the local Brownies. The idea will be to bring the generations together, including grandchildren etc of those normally attending Lunch Club, and families from all groups using the Welcome Centre and Christ Church buildings, decorate with bunting and have jelly ice cream and possibly Spam!

Tickets available from Yvonne at £2 per adult. (Accompanied only) children are free.                   

Asylum Seekers being sent to Rwanda

If this is something you want to know more about, or to contact your MP about, info and links are on the City of Sanctuary UK website The UK will send people seeking sanctuary to Rwanda: our statement (cityofsanctuary.org)

Church Yard Nurture

Join us to keep our church yard good for people and nature, Fridays 10.00 – 12.00, short prayer at the end.

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Prayer Hour

pray for each other and the activities we are involved in, Monday evenings: 7.30-8.30pm

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Earlier news

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