(NEVER) Mind the Gap!

Sermon preached on the 6th August 2017 – Feast of the Transfiguration

Readings Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14;   Luke 9: 28-36  

Today’s Feast of the Transfiguration is perhaps one that doesn’t register in our thoughts as often as it might! For some of us, in fact, the term “Transfiguration” may be associated less with the Bible than with J K Rowling’s “Harry Potter” stories – where Transfiguration classes develop the art of changing one object into another.

And if you’ve seen anything of the Athletics heats taking place in London, just now, you’ll have seen an equally dramatic “change of appearance” on the faces of the athletes, as they move through nervous anticipation, to focused preparation, to determination and then to relief, or anguish, or elation – depending on how they fare.

Of particular note, of course, was Mo Farah – whose eyes almost seemed to precede him along the track and he willed himself to victory – followed by the gentle smile of success – and then, an altogether different smile, of contentment and pride, as his family joined him on the track to mark the end of his running career. Within a few minutes, it seemed, the changes in the facial expressions of one man revealed a number of truths about him. All of them good.

In the biblical accounts of Jesus’ transfiguration – his appearance is changed, before the weary eyes of his closest disciples. This was clearly quite an experience for them – not only the dazzling vision of the transfigured Christ – but also the appearance of Moses and Elijah – heralding Christ’s own imminent departure.

Curious then, perhaps that “in those days they told no one any of the things they had seen.” That final sentence, from today’s reading, is a bit like the end of Mark’s account of the Resurrection – when those who discover the empty tomb “said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid”.

In both cases, it seems an odd reaction to a truly mind-blowing encounter. Were they “afraid” that no-one would believe them if they did speak about thee things?
Were they not actually sure that they themselves could believe their own eyes? Were those on the mountain, described as being “weighed down with sleep”, perhaps wondering if they’d dreamt the whole thing? Or was it simply TOO profound an encounter for them to relate? After all, we’re told that those on the mountain with Jesus were “terrified”, as the cloud overshadowed them.
Whatever their reasons for keeping quiet – they have been drawn into a meeting of two worlds – heaven and earth – in which the changing appearance of Jesus reveals his true identity; his true nature; his true glory.

In this diocese, some years back, there was an oft-repeated phrase from St. Irenaeus -”the glory of God is a human being fully alive”
-”the glory of God is a human being fully alive”

And I found that phrase coming to mind this week on the back of a very different kind of encounter – recorded on a documentary for Channel 4, called “An Old People’s home for 4 year olds”.

Someone had decided to see what would happen, if the energy and curious enthusiasm of group of young children were unleashed upon the residents of a rather sedate and very plush retirement home – some of whom were used to children, some of whom were decidedly not!

 

One particular resident, Hamish – a slightly grumpy looking man with an artificial leg – seemed to undergo a transformation ALMOST as dramatic as Jesus’, but without really admitting it!
He was adamant, before the children arrived, that this was all a pointless exercise – which would not benefit anyone and would doubtless end in tears.
And, true to form, as the children arrive, we see him sitting in his usual chair, reading his newspaper as a kind safety barrier between him and them.

But he doesn’t know about children – and if he’s not going to initiate the conversation, then 4 year old Amiya is. And soon Hamish finds himself cheerfully answering a barrage of questions.

Before long, this self-professed sceptic – who really has no time for these children or this silly experiment – is to be seen lying on the lounge floor, playing dead, and then roaring to the delighted squeals of the children.
He just seemed to forget that he was supposed to be grumpy – and, for a while, we glimpsed the 4 year old Hamish peeping out from an older shell.
And there were other transformations. One lady, who had no children or grandchildren of her own, and had just lost her husband – rarely moved from her chair and was displaying signs of depression. She found herself “adopted” by one particular girl who just wouldn’t leave her sitting there to mope. Quite remarkably, she changed before our eyes.

There was a sports day – with the slightly scary sight of normally gentile octogenarians pushing themselves to new limits – three-wheeled walking aids whizzing along the track at speeds they were not designed for –
but, fortunately, no casualties!

There was an end of term assembly – for the children’s parents – with both residents and children side by side.

It was a really moving encounter – on lots of levels.
In some cases it quite literally seemed to bring back to life some who’d really given up on living. Young and old together gave a glimpse of what it is to be “fully alive” – and it left you wanting to see more of this, not on the TV screen, but in the community at large.

We live in a society in which the generations seem to be more separated than ever – both by the rapid pace of change and differences in upbringing – and also by the heightened concern to protect children from unfamiliar adults.

That protection is necessary – as is the need to protect vulnerable elderly people. And yet, there must be a way to provide safe spaces where the generations can encounter each other – and where young and old can help each other to a fuller understanding and engagement with life itself.

And I think there’s a challenge in that for us:
can we find ways to make this parish church OR perhaps the people of this parish church the natural “meeting space” for people of different ages and backgrounds?

Can we somehow draw our disparate neighbours to each other – in ways that will allow us all to discover, or perhaps rediscover, hidden depths within ourselves – the glory which is a human life lived as fully as God intends.

 

This year there have been lots of things bubbling up here – signs of new life budding into growth.

Now is a good time, I think, to really take stock and see how we might develop some of those things – to benefit more of us, and more of those living around us.

I’m hoping we’ll have an opportunity to do just that, after the holiday season is over, with another Parish Planning day – something we haven’t done for quite a few years now.

And so, before then, during this relatively quiet time of the year, can we consciously think back, and look out, for examples of other social groups and church projects that inspire us?

Are there ideas which we could explore – simple ways of reaching and connecting people which we could offer?

And if you CAN think of encounters of this kind, that have impressed and moved you, please don’t follow the disciples lead, and keep it to yourself!
It may just be the good news we all need to hear.

At the transfiguration of Jesus, God’s glory is revealed to ordinary people through the transformation of one Man.
Let us hope and pray and work for the transformation of our lives and those of our neighbours – in such a way that God’s glory shines through us all.

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Problematic prose, a prig, a prelate and a people’s princess!

Sermon preached on 3rd September 2017

Readings: Romans 12: 9 – end ;  Matthew 16: 21 – end 

Very often, at this time of year, I’ve reported back with my allegedly profound thoughts, – having taken some time off and ploughed through a whole stack of books.
This year I’ve been rather less successful – on both counts – and during these past few days of summer holidays, I’ve resorted to the television for relaxation instead: Roald Dahl would not have been impressed!

And yet – there was food for thought – even amidst that unplanned viewing. Two programmes in particular came to mind as I pondered today’s readings.

I’ll come to them in a moment but first, just to reflect that both readings are pretty familiar to us – every Lent we sing “Take up thy Cross” – and the sentiments of the first reading are echoed strongly in the hymn we’ll sing shortly, “When I needed a neighbour”.

Both readings also have a “catch” – one phrase that suddenly jars and leaves us scrabbling to make sense of it.

“Let love be genuine”, our first reading begins positively – and then goes on to details what that means.
The “problem phrase” comes at the end where we’re encouraged to help our enemies because “by doing this you will heap burning coals upon their head”.

That seems a rather odd reason for doing something good – is Paul saying “be kind to someone who doesn’t like you because, in the end, you’ll make it worse for them”?
That doesn’t quite seem to fit with the rest of the passage – and Paul has in fact borrowed that verse from Proverbs – but he’s clearly included it for a reason.

Perhaps this is just a slightly strange figure of speech – meaning that, by showing kindness to an enemy, we confound their way of being – that we do in fact “overcome evil with good”. Or maybe that’s just what I hope it means!

Cue programme one – a documentary marking the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.
On Thursday evening, as I waited in vain for one of our cats to come in from the garden, I found myself sucked into an hour long reflection on the extraordinary scenes that surrounded Diana’s funeral – so many people, from all walks of life, weeping openly in what we were told was a very un-British display of emotion.
And it’s the reason for that response – the reason why so many different kinds of people felt drawn to show their respects – that I think might be relevant here.

Very many of those people had, of course, never been anywhere near Princess Diana – had no real idea what she was like in person.

Some of those people who wept for her, would probably have been pretty hostile to anyone else who’d enjoyed the kind of wealth into which she was born. The “class wars” of the 80s were still not that far behind us.

And yet, by the time of her death, there were very few people who dared to speak against the People’s Princess.

I suspect that one of the reasons why so many people did feel drawn to her – did feel that they knew here – is that we’d been used to seeing images of her, our beautiful young princess, spending time with those whose were less than beautiful – embracing those disfigured and isolated by illness, cradling malnourished children,
loving the unloved.
It’s very hard to dislike someone we’ve seen expressing such love and acceptance of others – whatever their own background. Perhaps that is why Diana drew such large and varied crowds at her funeral.

And perhaps that’s what lies behind Paul’s words – and the burning coals. Perhaps the best way to deal with hatred or division is to show such kindness to those who hate us – that we simply make it impossible for them to go on thinking and behaving in that way.

Onto our Gospel then and, for me, the snag here is that paradoxical phrase “those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it”. However we interpret those words, losing our life for Christ’s sake doesn’t sound a very inviting prospect.

Cue second TV experience – a rather longer viewing experience from even longer ago.

Back in 1993 Anthony Hopkins starred in a film called “The Remains of the Day” – appearing as “Stevens”, a very proud and devoted butler in a large Country House during the 1930s.
Stevens is definitely NOT prone to any un-British displays of emotion!

He is completely devoted to his employers.
His role within the household IS his life.

Even when he begins to suspect that his Lordship is welcoming some rather unsavoury guests, he will not utter or hear a bad word spoken against him.

Stevens’ life is based on duty and service – and that’s all there is to it. He is so devoted to serving others that he simply doesn’t HAVE a life of his own – and as the final scene fades, with an aging Stevens gazing out into the grey skies of a rather changed, post-war England, we’re left with a strong sense that this was a wasted life – a man devoted to a world that has gone, a man whom life has passed by.

Fortunately, Stevens is only a fictional character – but one with the power to move us, and caution us, about getting sucked into artificial systems and other people’s demands.
Surely that is NOT the kind of self-sacrifice that Jesus has in mind, when he spoke of “losing our lives”?
As it happens, I was rescued from my dark ponderings by the Radio – and another, very real, voice from the past.

A short clip was played, on Friday morning, of a recording of the late Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, who has just died. And I was struck instantly both by how familiar that voice sounded AND the fact that I’d entirely forgotten about him.

He had the rather difficult task of succeeding Cardinal Basil Hume – one of those rare people who just seemed to exude some kind of “personal holiness”. And, like Diana, Basil Hume was well connected – both by family ties and through the generations of public school boys he taught at Ampleforth.

Cormac Murphy-O’Connor was none of those things – and just seemed so completely and utterly different.
He was a very large man who somehow still managed to fade into the background – never seeking the lime-light for himself.

When he needed to speak out he did – I can remember him very ably deflating Richard Dawkins when he was at his most provocative and anti-Christian.
For the most part, however, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor was content just to be there in the background – dependable, faithful, gentle presence – a committed servant of the Church, but very definitely still himself: a very human Archbishop.

And perhaps that’s a better model for us than the fictional Stevens – a better response to Jesus’ call to service.

As a Church we are called to provide that same, dependable, loving presence for all our neighbours – neither seeking publicity or glory for ourselves, nor allowing ourselves to be worn out by unthinking drudgery.

As individual Christians, we are called to give our lives to the service of others, but not to forget who we really are.
That call, it seems to me, is not so much a call to sacrifice our own identity, but our selfish pride – to live in such a way that we can both be fully ourselves and engage fully with one another.

To “give our lives” in that way is to gain more than we lose –
as we discover what it really means to live in communion with God and our neighbour.

 

DIARY DATES SEPTEMBER 17

Sat. 2nd 11.30am Visiting Ringers Parish Church

Sunday 3rd TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion St John’s Priory
9.30am Matins, BCP St Catherine’s 10.45am Parish Eucharist Parish Church

Monday 4th School Term begins

Tuesday 5th 10.30-12 noon The Coffee Corner Community Centre
Weds. 6th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory
2.00pm Bible Reading Group meets Rectory
7.30pm MU ‘Small Things with Great Love’
Talk on Mother Teresa by Pauline Mahony 48 Bulbridge Rd.

Thursday 7th 11.00am Holy Communion St. Peter’s

Sat. 9th 3.00pm Marriage of Craig Whitaker Parish Church
and Aurora Mulligan

Sunday 10th THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Holy Communion St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church

Monday 11th 2.45pm “Open the Book” Primary School

Tuesday 12th 10.30-12 noon The Coffee Corner Community Centre
10.30am Deanery Chapter Meets Coombe Bissett
7.30pm Grapevine meets

Weds. 13th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory
2.30pm Mothers’ Union visits St George’s Church Harnham with talk by William Alexander
7.30pm PCC meets Parish Church

Thurs. 14th HOLY CROSS DAY

Sat. 16th 1.00pm Marriage of Andrew Price Parish Church
and Ellie Smith
2.30pm Members of the Isle of Wight Organists’ Association –
visit to Parish Church

Sunday 17th ST EDITH OF WILTON (Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity)
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Matins BCP St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist for Mayor’s Sunday Parish Church

Monday 18th 7.30pm “Confirmation plus”

Tuesday 19th 10.30-12 noon The Coffee Corner Community Centre
Weds. 20th 8.45am Bishop Nicholas visit and blessing of Primary School extensions
10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory

Thurs. 21st MATTHEW, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST
11.00am Holy Communion St. Peter’s
Sunday 24th HARVEST FESTIVAL
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church
6.00pm Evensong St Catherine’s
Monday 25th 7.30pm Emmaus Course 1 Rectory

Tuesday 26th 9.30am Rural Deans meet Education Centre
10.30-12 noon The Coffee Corner Community Centre
2.00pm Primary School “Welcome Service” Parish Church

Weds. 27th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory

Friday 29th MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

Sat. 30th 3.00pm Marriage of Michael Krayenhoff Parish Church
and Jemma Phayre

St George, good neighbours and campfires!

Address given at the District Scouts’s St’ George’s Day Service, 23rd April 2017

Today, St. George’s Day, we celebrate and feel proud of – our country and our achievements – and of the Scouts and our achievements: We’re celebrating who we are – and how proud we are of all the people like us.

And I for one think that is a good thing to do – we are helping each other to feel good about ourselves and recognising that we need each other to be part of something bigger than ourselves – our Scouts group and our country.
But it feels a bit strange to me, this year, to be marking St. George’s Day – following the Brexit vote – and just a few weeks after our government started the process of taking our country out of the European Union.

Here we are celebrating our national day as normal, but also having to work out again what “being British” actually means – what being English actually means –
and how our country now fits in with the rest of the world.
And I think we’ll need to be careful to spot the difference – between people who are just proud of their own country – and those who actually want to separate themselves off from everyone else.

In our own minds, we need to try not to divide the world into “people who are like us” and people who are not like us.

In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus teaches us that “our neighbour” is anyone, and everyone, who needs our help.

No matter what we look like or sound like, no matter what religion we follow or what language we speak – to Jesus we are all neighbours.

So, yes, we can and should be proud of who we are, but we also need to be generous in the way we look at other people “outside” our own country AND in the way we treat the “strangers” who are here with us – people who’ve come from another country and made their home here.

These are our neighbours, Jesus says, just as the Samaritan was a good neighbour to the Jewish man in our story.

I hope that all of you are proud of whichever Scouts group you belong to – whether Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, or Explorers, Sea Scouts, Air Scouts or anyone else I’ve forgotten!

But I hope that you also feel proud when you join together with other groups from around the District – for occasions like this.
It’s good to really know the people in our own group – but it’s also good to know that there’s a much bigger group of people all doing the same kind of things that we do, and to know that we belong to them as well.

And if you’re ever lucky enough to get to one of the bigger meetings – perhaps with Scouts from other countries – you’ll get an even better sense of what it means to be part of the Scouting movement – which spreads around the world.
There are Scouts who wear uniforms very different from any of yours, there are Scouts whose language and culture would seem very strange to us – and yet, they too are proud to be Scouts. And it’s good for all of us to remember and celebrate just how big and varied that movement really is.

Whether you are part of 1st Wilton, Old Sarum, 1st Boscombe Down, Tisbury, Bourne Valley, Fisherton Explorers, or somewhere else entirely – you are first of all a Scout – part of the worldwide Scouting Movement.

No matter which country you come from, you are first of all a child of God – part of the one human family.

So, be proud of who you are and of those people closest to you – God has made you special and unique – but don’t let that pride turn you against everyone else.

It’s only by working together –
with people like us and with those who are different –
that we discover just how good we really can be and just how much good we can really achieve.scouts 17b

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DIARY DATES AUGUST 2017

Wednesday 2nd 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory

Thursday 3rd 12.00 noon Art Group Visit Parish Church

Saturday 5th Marriage of Philip Blackman and Abby Read Parish Church

Sunday 6th THE TRANSFIGURATION
8.00am Holy Communion St John’s Priory
9.30am Matins BCP St Catherine’s
10.45am Parish Eucharist Parish Church

Wednesday 9th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory
2.30pm Mothers’ Union Celebration for St Peter’s
Mary Sumner Day fb tea, Garden Centre

Sunday 13th NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Matins BCP St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church

Tuesday 15th THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Wednesday 16th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory

Thursday 17th 11.00am Holy Communion St Peter’s

 

Sunday 20th TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Matins BCP St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church
3.00pm Holy Baptism Parish Church

Wednesday 23rd 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory

Thursday 24th ST BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE

Saturday 26th 1.00pm Marriage of Hamish McKinnell Parish Church
and Emily Ludlow

Sunday 27th ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Holy Communion St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church

Wednesday 30th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory

Thursday 31st 11.00am Holy Communion St Peter’s

DIARY DATES JULY 2017

Sunday 2nd THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
9.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
10.30am Sung Eucharist with Ordinations Salisbury Cathedral

Monday 3rd ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE
Diocesan Clergy Conference (in Derbyshire) – 3rd – 6th July

Tuesday 4th 10.30-12 noon The Coffee Corner Community Centre
Wednesday 5th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory
7.30pm MU ‘Summer of Hope’ Garden Party 32 Waterditchampton

Friday 7th “Pulse Camp” – 7th – 9th July – Hampshire Christian Trust site, Romsey.

Saturday 8th 2.00pm Marriage of Elizabeth Kinsey and Parish Church
Russell Mouland

Sunday 9th FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Holy Communion St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church
3.00pm Holy Baptism Parish Church

Monday 10th 2.45pm “Open the Book” Primary School

Tuesday 11th 10.30-12 noon The Coffee Corner Community Centre

Wednesday 12th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory
2.00pm Bible reading Group Rectory
2.30pm Mothers’ Union talk:
“Bequests, Brides and Bellringers” Church Room
7.30pm PCC meets Parish Church

Thursday 13th 10.00am WMSET Trustees meet Rectory

Friday 14th 10.00am FLOWER FESTIVAL BEGINS Parish Church

Saturday 15th From 10.00am Flower Festival continues, with stalls.
11.00am Primary School Choir performs Parish Church

Sunday 16th FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Matins BCP St Catherine’s
10.45am Festival Eucharist Parish Church
12.00 noon Flower Festival resumes after service.

Tuesday 18th 10.30-12 noon The Coffee Corner Parish Church
7.30pm Wilton Educational Charity Meets Rectory

Wednesday 19th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory

Thursday 20th 11.00am Holy Communion St Peter’s
6.00pm Primary School Leavers’ Service Parish Church

Friday 21st 1.45pm Primary School “End of Year Service” Parish Church

 

Saturday 22nd MARY MAGDALENE
3.00pm Marriage of Hayley Hughes Parish Church
and Keiran Cox

 

Sunday 23rd SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Holy Communion, BCP St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church

Monday 24th Electrical work resumes until Friday 28th Parish Church

Tuesday 25th ST JAMES THE APOSTLE

Wednesday 26th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory

Sunday 30th SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church
3.00pm Holy Baptism Parish Church

DIARY DATES JUNE 2017

Thurs. 1st 7.00pm Wilton United Charities Trustees meet 43 Shaftesbury Rd
Saturday 3rd 2.00pm Marriage of Gemma Pitman
and Rosco Drewitt Parish Church

Sunday 4th PENTECOST (Whit Sunday)
8.00am Holy Communion St John’s Priory
9.30am Holy Communion St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church

Monday 5th Electrical Works re-commence in Parish Church – possible disruption.

Tuesday 6th 10.30-12 noon The Coffee Corner Community Centre
Weds. 7th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory
7.30pm ‘Pennies for Projects’ Making a
Collection tin for Mothers’ Union Church Room

Thurs. 8th 3.45pm Stepping Stones Community Centre

Sunday 11th TRINITY SUNDAY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Holy Communion St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church
9.00 – 12.00 Julia’s House Charity cycle ride – passes through Wilton.

Monday 12th Wilton ‘Pop Up’ Week begins
2.45pm “Open the Book” Primary School

 

Tuesday 13th 9.30am Rural Deans/Lay Chairs meet Education Centre 10.45am Chapter Eucharist and meeting Parish Church

Weds. 14th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory
2.30pm ‘B.P. and Beyond’. David Waspe, Church Room
S. Wilts Scouts District Commissioner.
Wilton MU welcomes any present or
former Scouts or Guides to this talk

Thurs. 15th CORPUS CHRISTI
8.30 – 1.30 Governors’ Open Day Primary School
11.00am Holy Communion St Peter’s
3.45pm Stepping Stones Community Centre
6.00pm Archidiaconal Mission/Pastoral Committee Church House

Sunday 18th FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Matins BCP St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church

11am-4pm The Great Big Lunch Shopping Village
Tuesday 20th 10.30-12 noon The Coffee Corner Parish Church
7.15pm Deanery Synod meeting and Eucharist Semley School
(elected members only for this meeting)

Weds. 21st 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory

Thurs. 22nd 3.45pm Stepping Stones Community Centre

Sat. 24th Birth of John the Baptist
2.30pm Marriage of Harry Hearn and Parish Church
Sophia Wilmot-Josife

Sunday 25th SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8.00am Holy Communion Parish Church
9.30am Holy Communion St Catherine’s
10.45am Sung Eucharist Parish Church
6.00pm Evensong St. Peter’s

Monday 26th 2.45pm “Open the Book” Primary School

Tuesday 27th 10.30-12 noon The Coffee Corner Community Centre

Weds. 28th 10.30am Holy Communion St John’s Priory

Thurs. 29th Peter & Paul, Apostles
11.00am Holy Communion St Peter’s