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Pastoral Letter November 2014

Dear Friends,

Sunday 12th October saw the beginning of a new chapter in the story of Bromsgrove Team Parish as I was licensed and installed as Team Rector by Bishop Graham and Archdeacon Nikki of Dudley and the Team was re commissioned.  A huge ‘Thank You’ to all those from all our churches who helped to organise and support this service and who provided and shared in the wonderful refreshments afterwards.

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Pastoral Letter September 2014

Dear Friends,

This summer the bramble bushes have been laden with fruit – lots of large, sweet berries.  I guess this is the result of all the rain we had earlier in the year and the many days of glorious sunshine in the summer. At this time of year I really enjoy ‘blackberrying’ and because the fruit has come so early this year, I was doing this during my holiday.

Read more: Pastoral Letter September 2014

Pastoral Letter July 2014

Dear Friends,

What do you think of when you think of hospitality? A cup of tea with a neighbour, dinner parties, barbecues in the garden? Do you think of something planned with invitations or something spontaneous? Just for family and friends? The idea of hospitality has fallen on hard times. Busy lives, families with both parents working, communities where neighbours don’t know each other well enough to drop in for a cup of coffee.

Read more: Pastoral Letter July 2014

Pastoral Letter June 2014

Ministers Letter – June 2014

Dear Friends

A year ago I was coming to the end of my final term at theological college and writing an article for your magazine looking forward to joining you in Bromsgrove as I prepared to be ordained deacon. Now, as I write, it is not to strangers. Instead I write to people I know, amongst whom I have worked and worshipped for almost a year. We have shared our first Christmas and first Easter together.

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Pastoral Letter May 2014

 

Dear Friends,

In 2011 the Worcester Diocese launched ‘Kingdom People’, an initiative to help churches in living out the Gospel in practical, meaningful ways - making an impact on the worldaround them.

As explained on the Worcester Diocesan website, ‘The Church is not an end in itself. It is God’s gift to the world whose purpose is to be an effective sign of God’s Kingdom.

Read more: Pastoral Letter May 2014