Weekly news for 27.8.23

Dear Friends

Here’s your Bank Holiday news

A little word

And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. He strictly ordered them that no one should know this                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 5.42-43 (NRSV)

In the first half of Mark’s gospel Jesus keeps telling people to not let on who he is. The scholars call it the Marken Secret. It may be a writing technique, so that we the readers want to shout at the characters in the story, ‘haven’t you got it yet?’ Perhaps it’s ironic? The whole town has come out to mourn the loss of Jairus’ daughter (he is the local synagogue leader). When they see her walking around, they’ll know she’s not dead! Some things are such good news you can’t keep them to yourself. Do you feel that way about Jesus?

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for the amazingly good news of Jesus.
  • For relaxation and family time over the bank holiday weekend.
  • For the churches ministry to families with weddings, baptisms, and funerals.


Sunday Gathering at 9.15am.  

Morning Worship at 10.30am. Who am I?

Reading Matthew 16.13-20

Refreshments to follow.

Sunday evening at 7pm

No service this week.

10am on Thursday  

Holy Communion, followed by Coffee. Lunch club takes a break for August.

Stay and Play

On 13 September we re-start the Toddler Group on a Wednesday morning. If you are interested in helping have a word with Will or Lucy Gowers.

Mission Action Planning


The Diocese has produced another MAP booklet – standing for Mission Action Planning. On Saturday 23 September, at 9.30, in Church. 

We are going to meet for an intensive couple of hours to look at it and use it as a way of inspiring and guiding thoughts about our mission as a church. This is open to all of the church, and we’d encourage you to come along and share the process.

The MAP booklet can be found here:


It would help to have an indication of who is coming – can you message or email Huw (huwthomas75@googlemail.com) if you plan to be there?

Eco-church Celebration – 9 Sept at the Cathedral

Keeping up

Reminders of contact details:

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

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

Will                                                         will@pitsmoor.church, 07354887660

Earlier news

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