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This month as most of us are preparing for, or enjoying a summer holiday, our country will get a new Prime Minister. Our holiday will help us be ready for the year ahead, but what will that hold? Will we have Brexit? Will the UK stay together? Will we be involved in conflict or epidemic diseases? Will the extremes of weather continue to flood homes and destroy harvests through drought?

Our country and our world are in a mess.

We are exhorted how to do things to save the planet. Mostly they are good ideas and we can help through actions we can take. Most of us will have no say in the election for Prime Minister through a vote, but we do have a way to be involved, that is through prayer. 

Paul said to Timothy: ‘Pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Saviour’.

However, saving the planet or having a wise leader is not enough, we each need to know that we are God’s child saved from our own failure through Jesus death and resurrection. Let us face the year ahead in the security of knowing we are God’s children forever.

Alison Craven

Sunday 30th June

9.00 am Morning Prayer
11am Morning Worship


Youth Cafe this Friday at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre

The coffee shop is calling you...!

We really do not want to close the coffee shop on a Saturday but the current shortage of weekend volunteers is causing us concern.  We have lots of visitors to our lovely village over the summer months who stop to enjoy our delightful garden and homemade cakes - so if you think you could spare approximately 3 hours, on a monthly basis, June, July and August then please do get in touch. More hands make light work and allows us to keep our coffee shop open for everyone to enjoy.
Rachel, Joanne and Wen
General Synod 2020
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