Terrific Tuesday – buy one ticket and get a second free

In those days when life was what we expected it to be and the unexpected mostly happened to other people…
we had to book to attend – the theatre or a concert
we could just walk in, without a pre-booked ticket, to places of worship and some museums and galleries as well as the cinema or a football match.
These things have changed – we now do need to book into church services and also church meetings and church events because
– distancing means capacity is not what it was
– the need for tracing means lists have to be kept for a month following should a case of infection occur in someone present

Some of you are already used to booking in by e-mail with Alison for the Saturday evening Return2Church services. Now we are trialing an online sign up form!
So looking ahead booking can begin for
OutdoorChurch on Sunday 5th July @10:30 with /without taking communion (wafer only) Sign up online by filling out the form here
Annual Church Meeting on Saturday 18th July @18:00 – Sign up online by filling out the form here

Well worth a re-run if you didn’t get chance to read it last week, or just wish to be thankful all over again:


On Pentecost Sunday our prayers of intercession focused on the gifts of the Spirit,  alongside other themes known to us for that Sunday.
On Pentecost Sunday our reflections focused on the creative gifts and creative force that is part of our DNA as we are made in the image of a Creator-God.

Looking back we can see this creative force in action in our online worship.
So far we have had contributions in a vast variety of ways to our online worship  from:
Amelia N, Amy W, Andrew H, Anne M, Anja H
Becka W, Ben W, Bernd B, Brigitte S, Brittney O
Chidon O, Christopher H, Christoph M, Christopher S, Christine P, Colin H
Dan R, Darren B, Derrick O
Edeltraude S, Edith W, Emilia S, Eric J
Frances B
Gary A, Genevive W, Gill H, Godwin J, Great J
Howard P
Jackie W, Jason S, Jim P, Jincy G, Jordan J, Julia N, Julie F, Julie LN
Katelynn H, Katharine S, Katy K
Larry R, Leslie N, Luitger H
Marianne H, Maja L, Meg R, Michele L
Natalie L, Natalie N, Nathan G
Oby J
Philippa H, Philomena O, Pretty J
Rainer W, Renate J, Rob H, Ruby J
Sabrina K, Sarah G, Sheila L, Solomon B, Stephen B, Susan R, Susanna T
Ted W, Tim L
Wolfgang S
Yousef E

Add to that our growing Virtual Choir:
Anja, Becka, Chris, Giles, Julia, Kristina, Laura, Luci, Marissa, Mhakies, Nancy,
Paul, Peter, Richard, Robert, Stephen, Susan, Tim, Ursula, William, Yotin

Add to that are those who have contributed at R2C so far:
Becka W, Deven E, Julie LN, Rob H, Sarah G

Add to that the Unseen and Unnamed:
– Those who have contributed financially to ChurchCoronaCare and the collection shortfall
– Those who have prayed for our church through these weeks
– Those who have gone out of their way to help in practical ways – making masks, shopping, technical support …
– Those who have been diligent about keeping in touch with the more isolated via phonecalls and other platforms …
– Those of our Refugee Programme Volunteers and others who have helped look after the Anglican Centre
This list is long and in parts anonymous, as well as unseen

Finally, add to that our wardens and council members who have kept all that needs to be kept going – going

All of you have been and are again and will continue to be “thanked”
But mostly with this Musings today – I want us to say Thank You to the God
– who gives us gifts to share so we may all be enriched
– who also equips us to find imaginative ways to help each other through crisis times
– who through the use of our gifts reminds us of his care and his abiding presence always



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