Trip to Chester

This will take place on August the 6th and cost £12. Let Rev Carol know if you would like to go by May 1st.

April Pastoral Letter

Dear Friends

Last night I was having dinner with some farming friends, who were telling me of the continuing dire situation within the Farming Industry and as milk prices continue to fall, the smaller family business is in jeopardy of becoming unsustainable. As we chatted there was a sense of hopelessness about my friend’s situation.

Hope is so important to us all, hope for a better future for our children and grandchildren, hope for a decent lifestyle, good health, hope for peace and yet we are all too aware of the hopeless situations which many in our world have to endure. Almost nightly we see images of despair on the news bulletins, and we wonder how people who suffer so much cling on to hope.

You will be reading this letter at Easter; a time of joy and celebration, yet I am writing it at the beginning of Holy Week, a week of suffering and pain, and yet perhaps we cannot know the full joy of Easter if we have not experienced the pain of Good Friday; without death we cannot know resurrection, we can’t have one without the other.

I know that Jesus lives and his Resurrection is central to my own faith and gives me hope at times of darkness.

Jesus for me, is no longer a figure solely confined to the historical stories of the bible. He is no longer a figure of flesh and blood confined by time and space; he is a reality who can enter a locked room and journey with his followers, through doubt, fear, grief, uncertainty and hopelessness.

‘Jesus Lives’ are the words of that well known Easter Hymn and they are as true today as when they were first written in the 18th. Century.

During this Easter Season we can rejoice that Jesus defeated death, evil and the darkness and terrors of the tomb and that his resurrection brings New Life and Hope to us all.

With my Love

Carol.

Psalm 31 verse 24:- Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

On the Road to Emmaus

As we walk away defeated and disillusioned 

Jesus meets us.

As we sling insults at one another,

Jesus stands alongside.

As we tell our stories of bemusement and betrayal,

Jesus listens.

As we stand gloomily

Jesus waits, ever patient

And then breaks in

Walking with us.

Opening and explaining

Accompanying, comprehending, unpacking

Until the moment comes in an ever familiar action

When we realize that the one for whom we waited

Has been present all along…..

Hebrews Chapter 11 verse 1.

Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

COULD YOU HELP ST. WERBURGH’S CHURCH?

COULD YOU HELP ST. WERBURGH’S CHURCH?

St. Werburgh’s is offering the opportunity to all local residents, to become involved in our exciting project to upgrade the Church Building for Community use.

Plans are already in place to provide a free community space which could be used for clubs, groups, meetings etc. The plans involve a new enlarged kitchen, new access to the belfry, a gallery area and a meeting room to accommodate 30 people. This area will be separated from the main Church by an oak and glass screen.

The Church Community believes that all local residents value this beautiful historic Building and in turn the Church values the whole of the Community.

On March 20th, 12.30 – 4p.m. we are holding a Gift Day and we invite you to visit St. Werburgh’s to inspect our plans and enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit and using the envelope provided make a donation to our planned expenditure of ¬£110,000.

If you prefer your envelope to be collected please ring, 01538-754813.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

Rev. Carol

Pastoral Letter

J.A.M and I.C.E.

The Children’s After school Club, meets each Friday afternoon during term time in St. Werburgh’s Church at 4.45p.m. New members are always Welcome. The leaders of the Club have been D.B.S. cleared. The activities largely involve craftwork and singing.

DRINKS ARE PROVIDED.

There is no cost.

 

Parent and Toddler Group meets each Tuesday afternoon in the Village Hall There are toys for the Children including a very large caterpillar for the children to crawl through. The children hear a story, have fun with crafts, play games and sing.

Drinks are provided.

There is no cost.

The leader has received D.B.S. clearance.

 

 

Kingsley Parochial Church Council meets in St. Werburgh’s School on January 27th at 7.30p.m.

 

Services for Sunday the 24th of January Holy Communion 11a.m.

 

Baptism on Sunday 31st of January of Luca, John Henri Bloor St Werburgh’s Church 2p.m.

 

On the 3rd Sunday of each month we hold an All Age more informal Service which is led by the children and the leaders of the After School Club and St Werburgh’s School. Do come along and enjoy this shorter service.

Drinks are provided after the service.

Public Meeting

There will be a public meeting at St Werburgh’s Church to discus the proposed alterations to the back of the church. The meeting is open to all and will be held at 7.30pm on January the 20th.