News and Comment

PUBLIC WORSHIP AT ST NICHOLAS KEYINGHAM AND ELSEWHERE IN THE BENEFICE

With the ending of Covid restrictions affecting public worship, in general in the Benefice, we are aware that Covid is still with us, and we are inclined to be cautious. If keeping our distance and wearing a face covering allows others to feel safer, we will probably choose to stay with it. Communion in both kinds is now allowed, though we recognise the danger of virus transmission, and those who prefer only to receive the bread will be given that option.

The Church of England Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Churches web page continues to be updated for guidance as the situation develops.         


BENEFICE NEWSLETTER

The Benefice Newsletter The Edge for June 2022 is available for download here. The times of all services planned so far are shown on pp.2-3.

JUBILEE FLOWER FESTIVAL

Platinum Jubilee Flower Festival, on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th June was very well attended, culminating in the Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 5th. In view of the rainy weather, the Big Lunch took place under cover. In all, it was a most successful and enjoyable event.

"WHAT'S THE POINT?"

This is the title of the new Deanery Christian Basics Course, led by the Reverend Philip West. See the poster below.
It begins with informal meetings from 7.30 to 9pm on Wednesdays, starting on the 18th May, at The Camerton, Thorngumbald. In a relaxed setting, it will allow anyone to ask questions and to think about God, Faith, and Life.
For anyone who wishes to be confirmed or baptised as an adult, it can provide a preparation. If this is the case for you, contact Philip or one of the other clergy. (Number given below or use the Contact page.)
Guest speaker on Wednesday 29th June, the Reverend Alisdair Laird, with the view of a former hospital chaplain on the question: Why does God allow so much suffering?

Poster for What's the Point course