Parochial Church Council - Next meets on Zoom this Monday 22 June at 7pm. Usual updates will be discussed as well as lockdown transition and compliance. We will look especially at how we might respond to the latest news allowing our church to be open for private prayer with the processes and risk assessment associated with this.
Farewell to Geraint - Geraint is now in the final run up to his ordination as deacon and has been told to say farewell. He has written a letter saying just that and expressing his gratitude. Copies of this are available as well as on our website. We hope to have a formal ‘do’ when we can all say a proper ‘thank you’ for his ministry with us later in the year when lockdown has eased. In the meantime we wish him ad multos annos and every blessing in his future ministry.
Sts Peter & Paul - Petertide (next Sunday 29 June) is traditionally the time when many ordinands are ordained deacon & priest. Please pray for all those training for ministry and those currently discerning a call to diaconal and priestly ministry.
Memorial Garden - if any church households would like a safe place to meet then St German’s Memorial garden could be a perfect venue. The garden is open for local residents and church members each day. There is a lot of work to be done in maintaining the garden as well as potentially getting it ready for outdoor services later in the summer. Again, this will be discussed further at the next PCC.
Zoom Coffee Afternoon - St German’s next meets on Tuesday 30 June at 2:30 pm. If you’d like to participate please let Fr Phelim know. If you need help on the day and time please call Fr Phelim on the landline.
Lift Up Your Hearts - Spiritual Support during the pandemic. This week’s reflections are from Chine McDonald, an activist with Christian Aid and trustee of Greenbelt.
Faith Nurturing - The next faith nurturing group will be a book group looking at ‘In Search of a Way’ by Gerard Hughes SJ. This will begin in July, via Zoom.
Recently Departed - Dudley Walwyn, Bernard Lewis (RIP)
Here can be a found a copy of the news items of events and services taking place in each of our churches. Sometimes there is overlap (baptisms, visiting the sick, pilgrimages etc) but mostly events are pertain mostly to one place.