I had a super weekend, welcoming people to Church and showing them round and accepting cheesy tributes. I did most of the work but I let Colin and Mary help out with tours and displays. I even get to go around the area in Lawrence’s wicker basket and Andrew’s jacket pocket. So thrilling! Thank you to everyone who gave up their time over the weekend for Ride and Stride/ Heritage Weekend- it was very much appreciated. To the News…
This Coming Weekend
It is a Churchyard Weekend so there will be lots of things to get involved with- if you do have a bit of spare time at the moment or would like to do something to help out then coming along on a Sunday is a great way of ticking both boxes. Speak to Andy Clark or Louise Cole for more information.
There are services at 9.30, 10 and 11- and then a conversation about the worship pattern at St Nick’s over coffee there- and in the evening we have Choral Evensong with Laura Wheatley Downs (Vicar of Crowthorne and Associate Area Dean) preaching on the Gospel story behind the icon. Excellent music, refreshments, inspiring sermon- what’s not to like? 6.15pm. And the sermon will be outstanding, raising the bar to a level the parish clergy team are currently describing as worryingly high.
|Participating in God’s Mission– free Diocesan courses and material|
Our new going deeper course – The Story of Scripture – launches in October. The course is part of our new learning hub and free to use for anyone living or worshipping in the Oxford Diocese. Watch this film to find out more. New course: The Story of Scripture The story of the Bible is fundamentally about how God created us, how things have gone wrong, and how God faithfully throughout human history has called people back into relationship with him.
This going deeper course on learn.oxford.anglican.org is designed to help you get a firmer handle on that big story through the use of videos, questions, and quizzes. This course can be completed on your own, or as part of a small group. Over six units, you’ll open your Bible, gain a deeper understanding of what God was doing throughout the pages of Scripture and how God is calling you to join in that same story.
You’ll work at home at your own pace and at a time that suits you with interactive digital resources from Dr Andy Angel. The materials are also suitable for clergy, LLMs and home group leaders to offer in a small group format.
The Story of Scripture launches in October 2023. It will take around 15 hours to complete and can be started at any time during the year.
Register here, or click the button below, before mid October for immediate access to the course materials as soon as they are launched and we’ll be back in touch with links and all that you need to get started.
Click to register for early access to the course (free)
Other highlights coming soon
Alan Harrison: Could Bertie please inform his readers about the Harvest Lunch to take place on Sunday , October 1st , at 12:30 for 1:00 pm . There will be no charge but patrons are requested to kindly donate to one of our charities . This year the Social Committee will provide hot veggie dishes and fruit crumbles . Full details will appear in Pews News on Sunday. Bertie: Not a chance.
|People, Planet, Pastry for businesses Monday 18th September 8:00am – 09:15am|
At Maya’s Refillables – 11 Peach Place, Wokingham FREE access – coffee/tea/cold drink and delicious pastry included! A chance for business owners or anyone working in a company interested in making sustainable changes to meet, and prioritise sustainability before the week gets started. This is a relaxed and informal event designed to enable participants to help share insights, understand what’s happening locally and to make new contacts. Liz Corse, whose background is climate and technology, will be guiding and facilitating the discussion around sustainability and what’s happening locally. Click here – Free Registration on Eventbrite:
Eventbrite People Planet Pastry Wokingham or copy the following to a new tab in your browser:
All Sts host an Earth Fayre on the 23rd of September- you can just pop in or spend time there… details here… Earth Fayre 2023 – All Saints Wokingham
The next Quiet Day in the Parish is on the 21st of October 2023-
The first Lecture in the Climate Change Series is on Thursday the 14th. It will be an excellent series and you will not be disappointed.