Thanks are due to Jennie Allen for taking the lead in organising this event on March 15th. Over 60 tickets were sold and all ages from 10 to 80 were represented. People often comment on our Church being like a barn, so the addition of a few bales of straw and a live band made the transformation quite easy. Such events are important to us if we want to strengthen our bonds of community and friendship, and are essential to our Vision.
News In Brief
There will be more on the Web-site about this shortly, but we chose Mothering Sunday as it provided an ideal time to reflect on the Church as a place of nurture and inspiration.
We will be concentrating on 5 main areas.
- Worship: A Church with God at the centre.
- Fellowship: Good relationships within the Church community.
- Discipleship: Wanting to grow in understanding and practice of our faith.
- Ministry: Service to those in need.
- Mission/Outreach: Being open to the world and eager to share the Gospel, through word and action.
We had 10 participants last week and are expecting a similar turnout tonight. Such events provide a great opportunity to talk about our experience of faith and hear the thoughts of others, which are invariably stimulating to further reflection.
Thanks to Steve and his team at R&S Roofing the parapets are now safe from water ingress, and we are contemplating some work to deal with the last remaining trouble spots.
This is now virtually complete. All of those who joined us over Christmas will have seen the difference this has made to St Barnabas. It has greatly enhanced St Barnabas as a place of worship and as a venue for community events.
Our long wait for our almond tree to be planted is now at an end. It will add to our number of biblical trees and should provide a beautiful blossom and scent in the early spring, before the leaves have emerged on the plane trees. The PCC will be discussing soon the possibility of putting Swift boxes on the church as it provides a perfect position for these graceful and garrulous birds.