Category: Benefice Letter

January 2020 Benefice Letter

January 2020 Benefice Letter

 Light-Bulb Moments    “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”  (Matt. 3:17) As we contemplate a new year and a new decade, putting away the decorations, finding space in the freezer for all those leftovers, we are not yet done with Christmas.  In the Church calendar, the Christmas season runs through till Candlemas in February.   And because Christmas is not just about over-spending and over-indulging, January offers us a chance to think more deeply about the significance of Christ’s birth.  On Epiphany Sunday, a day set aside to commemorate God revealed through the person of Jesus […]

December 2019 Benefice Letter

O Star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright, westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy Perfect Light God of hope be with us in our Advent journey to the stable and beyond, be with us in our meeting and in our travelling together, be with us in our worship and our praying together, be with us in our Advent journey to the stable and beyond, our God of hope. Dear Friends, As the nights draw in and the darkness comes to surrounds us, we enter a time of preparation. Advent beckons and our sense of […]

The Harvest Is Great

The Harvest Is Great

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’ Matthew 9: 35 – 38 Dear Friends, The anonymous poet writes: For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped, For the […]

Creation Season

Creation Season

“I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature … on Earth.” (Genesis 9:9-10) The global Church has taken a leading role in working with governments, international, national and local businesses, consumers and campaigners to fulfil our common role as stewards of God’s creation. The Church has long argued that the wellbeing of all species on this planet is interwoven with the wellbeing of Creation, for we are part of a single, wondrously complex web of life that is woven by God. We must all take every opportunity to care for […]