Weekly news for 12.3.23

Dear Friends

Here’s the update for the week.

A little word

 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.       Rom 7.15

We’ve been thinking a lot about sin this week. The verse above is how St Paul describes this inner struggle with the marred image that all of us carry. Structural sin, evil, wrongdoing is easy to see all around us, at home and abroad. We need to acknowledge it, and call it out, and fight the injustices and corruption it brings.

Hopefully we have thought too about the good news of Grace. We live with hope.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the signs of hope, and the opportunities for fresh starts.
  • For our government. For the voices of hope and compassion to be heard.
  • For all the staff at the Diocesan office supporting churches and ministry.


Sunday Gathering at 9.15am.

Holy Communion at 10.30am. 

This week’s readings are: John 4.5-42 

Refreshments to follow.   

Sunday evening at 6.30 – 7.30pm.

Lent discussion with a cuppa. Short Reflective service at 7pm.

10am on Thursday  

Holy Communion, followed by Lunch Club in the Welcome Centre.


We are using the Dust & Glory 40 days of readings from the CofE. Paper booklets and a phone app are available. It’s not too late to join in.

If you would like to meet, we will have a discussion group on a Sunday Evening at 6.30pm before the reflective service. 6.30pm prompt start all over by 7.30pm.


Starting this coming Tuesday (14/3) at St Peters, 11.15am- 12noon.                                                     

Keeping up

Reminders of contact details:

Maureen (for admin queries).    office@pitsmoor.church, 07765 232789.

Pip (for everything else!).             vicar@pitsmoor.church, 07799944436.

Earlier news

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