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Church Services April 2018

Sunday 1st April
Easter Day

6.10am - High Hoyland Sunrise service
9.15am - All Saints’ Easter Communion
11am - St Augustine’s Easter Communion

*NB No Morning Prayer on 2nd April
No mid-week Eucharist 3rd April

 

Sunday 8th April
Second Sunday of Easter

9.15am - All Saints’ - Joint Benefice
Parish Communion & APCM

Mon 9am - All Saints’ Morning Prayer

Tues 9.15am - All Saints’ Holy Communion

 

Sunday 15th April
Third Sunday of Easter

11am - St Augustine’s Parish Communion

Mon 9am - All Saints’ Morning Prayer

Tues 9.15am - St Augustine’s Holy Communion

 

Sunday 22nd April
Fourth Sunday of Easter

8am - All Saints’ Holy Communion

11am - St Augustine’s Morning Worship

Mon 9am - All Saints’ Morning Prayer

Tues 9.15am - All Saints’ Holy Communion

 

Sunday 29th April
Fifth Sunday of Easter

9.15am - All Saints’ Churches Together
Parish Communion

Mon 9am - All Saints’ Morning Prayer

Tues 9.15 - St Augustine’s Holy Communion

 

Dates for your diary

Monday 9th April 7.00pm
Holy Communion followed by St Augustine’s APCM

Monday 16th April 7.30pm
Messy Church Planning Meeting at 6 Pennine Rise

Saturday 28th April 10.30 - noon
Coffee Morning in church

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New Beginnings

SarahFarrimondthumbI'm so pleased to be writing this letter, sitting at my desk in the study at the Rectory, where order is starting to emerge out of the chaos of moving. 2018 has so far brought a lot of change for all of us. A new priest in charge for you and new parishes and job and home for me and my family. We have been really touched by the kindness and warmth of your welcome as we moved in. Thank you so much for this welcome. Thank you too for all your hard work during the interregnum, and not just the interregnum. Your work, day by day and year by year keeps the church going, but much more than that is a part of God’s work in this place. As the days move on (really quickly it seems) I'm looking forward to establishing a pattern and a rhythm for life and work here; to get a sense of the rhythm of life at St Augustine’s (as well as at All Saints’ and on the Clergy Ministry Development team) and how I fit into that and how we can best work together over the coming years.

This is my priority to begin with: getting to know people and getting to know the place where we live and serve God. I will try to get round and visit all church members, but realise (somewhat to my frustration) that this will take several months. I hope this seems more of a promise that a threat and if you would sooner come to the Rectory or meet for a coffee elsewhere that's completely fine by me. Meanwhile feel free to get in touch or drop round: if you fancy a chat or you feel there is something I need to know. And if there is someone it will be good for me to meet or somewhere it would be good for me to go please let me know that too.

Of course all these practical changes and new beginnings have taken place, for the most part during Lent; that season in the Churches year where we prepare for Easter by fasting and reflecting on our priorities as we live our Christian lives. In one way ordinary upheaval can seem like a bit of a distraction from these spiritual sounding activities. But an important part of our faith is that God became a human being and lived among us: not in some holy bubble, but a real every day life with its joy and its suffering, its extraordinary and also ordinary upheavals. God is with us in all of it. This is not just a message for Christmas, but for Easter too. In times of testing: God is with us. In the darkest hours of pain and suffering God is with us. And when everything seems to be - and indeed has been - lost, this is not, it turns out the end at all, but the dawn of a new beginning.

At Easter we celebrate Christ, crucified and now risen to new life. We are his people. People of new life. People of new beginnings.

Happy Easter!

Sarah

St. Augustine's  Church

 

 

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MESSY CHURCH 2018

St Augustine’s Church, Scissett

Saturday 5th May 4pm

July 7th - Sept 1st - Nov 3rd

 

Messy Church is for all ages. Crafts , story telling & singing followed by a meal together & lots of FUN!!

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

As part of the centenary of the First World War the CWGC are working on a project to erect Commission signs at sites that contain war graves. A sign will be installed at St Augustine’s church in memory of Private Alfred Craven 45467. 16th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) who died on 05 December 1918 Age 20. Son of Joseph and Clara Craven of Scissett.

Please make contact if you have any more information about Private Craven, we’d love to hear from you.

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