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Mission Focus Sunday 17th June

Once again the Mission Team is asking for help for our ten mission partners at home and abroad. This is quite separate from our parish share to the diocese. Several of our regular staunch supporters have either moved away or died in the last year, so we need more people to replace them.  Adrian told us before he left that we should not be afraid to ask for help.  “So I say to you: ask and it will be given to you: seek and you will find: knock and the door will be opened  to you” Luke 11 -9.

The Mission Team

Our New Rector

As most people are probably aware Rev Andy Wadsworth who is currently at Grace Church Highlands, London will be joining us as our new Rector in September.  Please pray for Andy, his wife Katie and their children Rosie, Jack and Harry as they adjust to moving from their home, church, friends and schools to join us in Trull and Angersleigh for the next chapter of their lives.

We will give out details of his Licensing Service once the date has been arranged.

Trull Fest

Trull Fest

This year’s Party in the Park event is called Trull Fest and will be on Saturday 21st July. This is a big event, involving the co-operation of many local groups and different elements of the community.

This year, the Trull Fest organising committee have asked the Churchwardens if volunteers for a stewarding team could be found within the Church family.  Duties may involve setting-up tents, clearing rubbish, taking entrance fees, looking after stall holders by making sure that everyone has water/umbrellas and clearing away on Sunday morning (before bacon butties at TCCC).

There would be a rota and so it’s up to you how much time you would like to offer.

This is a great opportunity for outreach in our village and to further support the community. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Peter Chew or David Brooks Daw or Jennie in the church office on 01823 330812.

The Sanctuary

 Am I Alone?

 

No- one gets through life without times of emotional stress , but for an increasing proportion of folk this is experienced as something more severe and devastating. The increase of anxiety attacks and depression within our society is well documented but for those going through these episodes it is exacerbated by huge loneliness, often guilt and that sense of utter hopelessness. For Christians there is the added feeling that God has rejected and abandoned them.  Following a training session by the diocese identifying and sharing the concern for those suffering in this way four of us have met together to look at how we can help.  We do share a belief that we have a God who really cares for each one of us…..does not have favourites …..but in this ‘black’ tunnel this feels far from true.

 

Our previous vicar Adrian won our increased respect and gratitude by his honesty and transparency in sharing his own struggle with depression and dependency on medication to lift him from its effect, and this from someone who worked tirelessly and excelled in his role .

In response to the increasing awareness of the emotional needs in our community we are planning to hold a weekly group called ‘The Sanctuary’ for anyone who feels they would benefit from meeting together in a mutually supportive way ….not as professional counsellors and clients…but as friends.  We plan to meet ( during term times only) once a week from 10.30 – 12.30 starting on Friday 2nd February in the room above the Hive to share tea and refreshments, and encourage folk to join us, and we invite you to come whether you are suffering at this time, or someone who has been there and can offer real understanding and hope to others.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God” 2 Corinthians 1 vs. 3 & 4.

 

Barbara Howell   Gill Richmond    Jakki Chew    Kay Trowell

Vision Sunday

Vision Sunday – 21st January 2018

Usually in mid January we set out the vision for the year and the financial costs we anticipate for that year. We then ask everyone in church to prayerfully consider pledging towards that figure. People then set up direct debits, standing orders or give via an envelope scheme.

If you would like to see a copy of the booklet Giving for the Vision 2018, please follow the link (pdf).

All of our giving is confidential. Only one person in the church knows what each person has pledged., and that is Roger Watkins, our Planned Giving secretary.

Please visit our Giving page for more information or for more details on how to give, contact our church treasurer, David Sharpe – [email protected]