It hardly needs stating that we live in turbulent times. As yet more deadlines come and go and the UK increasingly becomes the focus of incredulity, hilarity or pity across the world, it is opportune that Wychwood Circle has two speakers in the next couple of months to help us think through a moral (and inevitably political) stance on the Brexit divisions. Continue reading FLUNG TO OPPOSING POLES – the state we’re in…
Thank you to all those who attended our APCMs this week. The following were elected to serve our churches:
Chadlington – Susan Myatt & Michael Wigley
Spelsbury – Ken Wakefield
Chadlington: Jean Heath and Cheryl Horsey [one vacancy carried forward]
Ascott: Judith Mitchell [one vacancy carried forward]
Spelsbury: Christopher Galloway, George Bailey, Nick Peto
Enstone: Dawn Briggs [one vacancy carried forward]
Deanery Synod Representatives:
Ascott: Sarah Tribe
Spelsbury: Andrew Griffiths
Enstone: Rosemary Nixon
We are grateful to them and all existing members who serve in leadership positions within the Benefice.
Meditation, some would say, is the way to wisdom. Or, as Fr Richard Rohr recently put it in a Lenten Daily Meditation, in wanting ‘to grow towards love, union, salvation, or enlightenment (I use the words almost interchangeably)’ we hope to move ‘from naïveté to wisdom’ (https://cac.org/from-naivete-to-wisdom-2019-03-24/). John Main, one of the pioneers of a renewed focus on Christian meditation in the twentieth century, compared the ‘path of meditation’ to a pilgrimage, something not unknown to us in our deanery: Continue reading WAYS OF ATTENDING: pilgrimage & meditation
Every parish is legally required to hold an Annual Parish Meeting to elect Churchwardens and an Annual Parochial Church Meeting to conduct other parish business, including to elect members to the Parish Church Council; for those members of the PCC to represent the parish on the Deanery Synod; to review the finances and the workings of the parish over the previous calendar year. The meeting can also raise issues for the PCC to consider during the coming year. Continue reading Annual Parochial Church Meetings 2019
We will be holding our APCMs this year on the following dates:
- Spelsbury 7th April at 11.15 am
- Ascott 8th April at 7.30 pm
- Enstone 9th April at 7.30 pm
- Chadlington 10th April at 7.30 pm.
Mark is in for a fun packed week! We have vacancies for Wardens, PCC members and Deanery Synod representatives – please see the Church noticeboards for details.
Please make every effort to attend these important meetings and also to pray for the life of our Benefice. As an incentive, there will be wine!!