St Peters Church, Frampton Cotterell

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Malcolm writes..


Dear Friends




As I write this I find myself six weeks into my new role as your Rector (Designate). There will be one further Benefice Service to complete the licensing process, but as they say that is just procedure, 'the work has already begun!'

With the Revd Julia Chard joining our team, the benefice team continues to strengthen.

So for your information the Fromeside Benefice Ministry Team lines up like this alongside me:

Kathryn Nichols (Administrator),  

Julia Chard, Bob Conway and Howard Smith (Assistant Priests)

Jean Capstick (PTO Assistant Priest)

Jo Strange (Lay Minister)

Jackie Sherlock and Wally Watkivs (PTO Lay Ministers)

Des Colechin (Lay Minister in Training)

 

I am sure you will agree the Fromeside Benefice is well served, so do please encourage them all in their ministry and keep them in your prayers. While you’re at it, it would be lovely if you could do the same for me as we all face a busy yet exciting year.

This begins with our Lent Course ‘Come and See’.  This year to help us address one of our key objectives as a Benefice, of building up our own faith and discipleship in preparation for reaching out and making connections in the community, we are running a Lent Course which will help us as Churches to prepare ourselves for what God is calling us to do and be.

In our study we will focus on the following areas, Prayer, Understanding the Bible, Being Church, The Eucharist, Serving God and Sharing our Faith. We will be running six groups across the Benefice, Daytime and Evening Mondays, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, and Daytime and Evening on Thursdays. 

There will be lists in the churches for you to sign up for a group from Sunday 12th Feb with the first sessions beginning the week commencing 6th March. The whole course will conclude with the final session bringing all six groups together on Palm Sunday Evening for a shared tea followed by worship and our final study topic.

This course really does offer us the opportunity to develop as Christians, building up our confidence for mission. Please do sign up for a group so we can strengthen each other in faith as we prepare for the task ahead of being ‘Kingdom Builders’ on the Fromeside.
 

Malcolm Strange

Rector of the Fromeside Benefice of Churches

Rev.Malcolm Strange

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