Don’t miss the Crib Service this Christmas….
Two things: firstly, at the meeting of the Local Governing Body (LGB) on 23 November Colin Ashurst was elected as chair, replacing Martin Head. We are very grateful to Martin who has been Chair of the Local Governing Body and Chair of the Finance Committee. He has played an important role working with Mrs Laker, the wider staff team and the governing body over the last 5 years, particularly stepping into the role as Co-chair after the last Ofsted inspection and over the period of conversion to join the Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust. Thank you so much Martin for all you have done.
Secondly, the LGB has decided to have a go at publishing a newsletter once a term to share information on their work with parents. Here it is… LGB newsletter 1 NovDec 17
We had a PCC away day at Rydal Hall to spend time together thinking about the future of the church in this parish. It was a good day, lots of ideas and energy. One of the activities gave us a chance to explore our dreams for the church. Being open to all was a strong theme as was involving children and families.
Drawing pictures allowed us to work together creatively and share our hopes and dreams for the church
Notes from the day and a paper setting out ideas on priorities and next steps have been circulated and will be discussed as the next PCC
Over 40 million people homeless. This is a disaster on a huge scale.
Why not help Christian Aid to make a difference for those in need? We’ll be making a collection at our service on Sunday 10th Sept or why not give online now. See the Christian Aid web site.
We can also pray
A prayer for those affected by floods
Compassionate God, source of all comfort,
We pray for the people whose lives have been devastated by rain and flood.
Bring them comfort, we pray.
Protect the vulnerable.
Strengthen the weak.
Keep at bay the spread of disease.
Have mercy on all those working to rescue the stranded and to feed the hungry.
And may our response to their suffering be generous and bring you praise.
For we ask it in Jesus’ name,
(Prayer taken for the resources on the Christian Aid website)