Weekly news for 26.6.22

Dear Friends

Learn to dance, sing, play an instrument, all available in the next few weeks!

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

A little word

 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”           Luke 10.36-37

I told the story of the Good Samaritan in school this week. It was told in answer to a question ‘who is my neighbour?’ Wanting wriggle room to exclude those he didn’t like or want to mix with, the lawyer is made to answer his own question. Jesus deliberately uses a Samaritan (despised opponents of Jews). But the punch is that it is about receiving tending help from someone you want to exclude, not offering it. That bears some time to think about… anyway, Jesus’ instruction to go and do likewise will hopefully ring in your ears this week, who might I tend to as a good neighbour?

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the opportunities we have to make a difference
  • For all working in the caring professions, often still in difficult circumstances.
  • For ordination services happening this weekend at the Cathedral.


Sunday at 10am. Five Marks – Tend #2

Holy Communion with CoGs group and refreshments to follow. 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 reading is:  Matthew 25. 31-46 

Sunday at 7pm.

Reflective Service – a peaceful time of 45mins or so on the theme of peace.

10am on Thursday 

Holy Communion in Church 

Dance Workshop

Calling all musicians, singers and those interested in worship

Rog, Julie, and Sue are laying on some worship skills workshops. If you would like to gain some confidence in singing or playing or other ways of taking part in worship this is for you. See the flyer for details.

Prayer Board

‘And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.’ (Eph. 6.18.)

Our CCP Prayer Board is to the left of the doors on the way to the kitchen.

Please write your requests for prayer on the tags (or reuse the old paper bits) and pin them to the board. Then read and pray!

Before you do post anything on the Prayer Board, please check with anyone whose name you have mentioned that … it is OK to mention their name!  They need to remember that this is a public notice-board and that people might mention things posted on here in the Prayers of Intercession in our Services, which are live-streamed to the world.

Kathryn and Kate Thompson have over-sight of the board, so please talk to them if you want to know anything.

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.


Prayer Hour

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



Earlier news

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