Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Dates for your Diary Spring 2006

There was a meeting of the Parochial Church Council in Flecknoe last night and it was decided that services at St. Mark’s should remain as they are for the moment - Family Service on the 1st Sunday and Holy Communion on the 3rd Sunday of every month. There will be further discussion on the future of the benefice at a meeting next month organised by the Archdeacon.

Other matters under discussion included our annual Spring Teas event - to be held this year on Sunday June 11th between 3 and 5pm - and a weekday Bring & Buy Coffee Morning in late March, details to be confirmed soon.

Andrew Grant would also like to remind people across the benefice that the ecumenical Lent group meetings will be starting again in late February, discussing various topics inspired by the current series of short programmes on Radio 4 entitled Who Killed Christianity?’ Meetings are likely to start at 7.30pm, with dates for your diary as follows:

28th February: The Almshouses, Leamington Hastings
7th March: Methodist Chapel, Broadwell
13th March: Methodist Chapel, Grandborough
21st March: Hillcrest House, Flecknoe
27th March: Willoughby Vicarage

Finally, just a reminder that our next service at St. Mark’s Flecknoe will be held on Sunday February 5th at 10.30am. That will a Family Service and everyone is most welcome to join us.

If you do come along to see us, or drop in to visit the church over the next few weeks, you’ll find a new Church of England publication on display at St. Mark’s, the Fresh Expressions newsletter, which is all about new contemporary ways of ‘being church’ and worshipping in the modern world.

Well worth reading, the Fresh Expressions newsletter contains lively articles on ‘cell churches’ (the growing trend for home prayer and worship groups), ‘skateboarding and spirituality’ (Legacy XS is a new purpose-built indoor skate park at a Christian youth centre) and ‘i-church’ (an Anglican Internet Community based on Benedictine principles).

To find out more about these fresh new ways of ‘being church’, you can visit the Fresh Expressions website by clicking here.

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