The Archbishop of Canterbury has called on all Anglicans to pray for the mission of the Church in the eight days leading up to Pentecost – May 15. Each one of us is called to live out our faith in word and action so that God’s kingdom of justice,
peace and love is seen on earth.
Each day during this week we are sending out ideas to help us all pray.
If you would like to receive them please subscribe to our e-Bulletin.
Below you will find some links to ideas to get you started.
We hope that there is something that helps you to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.
During this week we invite you to join us is saying either Morning or Night Prayer – or both! These are very simple services and can be said in a quiet moment either at the beginning or ending of the day. If you are able, light a candle and remember God is with you.
You can download a copy of the services and readings here.
Helping our children to pray
The Diocese of Guildford has produced a really good resource to help parents and children pray together. We are inviting all the families that we have contact with in the Benefice to join us and be part of something huge as a family!
You can download the resource here – there is nothing complicated about it.
Have fun and join in by committing to a short time of prayer every day from
Sunday 8th – Sunday 15th May.
In this week’s Gospel, Jesus promises peace to his disciples, though not as the world understands it (John 14.27). Writing on the ROOTS website, Ann Conway-Jones invites us to spend some time with Rublev’s icon of the Trinity, and to be drawn into its circle of love.
Come join us at the table:
rest your feet, your soul.
Don’t try to speak,
but catch your breath,
align your gaze with ours.
This is a moment out of time:
to seep into your veins,
before returning to your tasks.
FOLK BAND CONCERT
BY “MAGPIE LANE”
SPELSBURY VILLAGE HALL
SATURDAY 21 MAY at 7.30pm
In aid of the Friends of All Saints Church, Spelsbury
Magpie Lane is a long established and highly regarded 5 piece Folk Band based in Oxford, specialising in traditional English songs and dance tunes. They give regular concerts in the Holywell Music Rooms and at folk festivals around the country. See their website www.magpielane.co.uk.
Admission is £12 to include a free drink on arrival
£10 for Friends of All Saints Church
A cash bar and small eats will be available during the interval
Tickets and more details here
Sunday 8th May 2016 at 6.oo pm
Concert by the Benefice Choir
‘Music is well said to be the speech of angels.’
So said Thomas Carlyle, and if you agree with him, then do come to hear your local angels, aka The CHASE Benefice Choir.
We invite you to St Nicholas Church, Chadlington, on Sunday 8 May at 6pmfor a short concert of the traditional and contemporary anthems we sing at services through the year. Refreshments will be served to enhance the heavenly ambience.
There will be a retiring collection to raise funds for new music.