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Church Services October 2018

Tues 2nd
9.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 7th October
Harvest

11am Harvest Festival

Sunday 14th October
Trinity 20

11am Parish Communion

Tues 16th
9.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 21st October
Trinity 21

11am Parish Communion

Sunday 28th October
Trinity 22

11am Memorial Service

Mon 29th
9am Morning Prayer

Tues 30th
9.15am Holy Communion

 

Dates for your diary

1st Oct
PCC 7.30pm

15th Oct
Messy Church Planning 7.30pm

29th Oct
Friends Meeting 7.30pm

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Ocober 2018 Letter from Sarah

SarahFarrimondthumb ‘Thoughts and Prayers’

A few thoughts (following on from a study day with Archbishop Rowan Williams).

How often do we say:’you’re in my thoughts and prayers’? Quite often I should think, too often to count. Sometimes we say it because we can't think of anything else that we can possibly do to help someone we care about or some situation that we read about. It can be a great comfort to know that people are praying. For some there can be frustrations: why does prayer not work the way I feel that it should?

But prayer isn't only something to be done when we have run out of other options. It isn't only asking God to intervene when things are going badly.

There are different kinds of prayer: thanksgiving, adoration and confession as well as intercession (bringing people's needs before God). More than that prayer is about building a relationship with God: talking and also listening. It is about joining in the life of God in the world.

Prayer is about building relationships with one another. It is always something we do together - as the whole people of God: even when we pray on our own we are joining in with something much bigger.

Prayer is about being honest with God and honest with ourselves about what we really want. Christian prayer is always about wanting (or wanting to want) God's kingdom to come, God's will to be done.

‘At prayer we become at home in this world for the Divine.’

Revd Sarah Farrimond

St. Augustine's  Church

 

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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The Friends of St Augustine’s meet about six times a year to arranged fundraising events for St Augustine’s church. If you would like to be part of this group please contact

Revd Kate Currie curatekate@icloud.com 07949850460

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