Seventh Sunday of Easter Sunday 8 May 2016 11.00am Eucharist Sunday after Ascension Celebrant and Preacher: The Revd Ruth Hulse :
Saturday 11 June, 2pm - 4pm - the date and time is set for The Holy Trinity Royal Tea Party. Come and join us for cream teas, cakes, stalls, entertainment, games, BBQ, cake competition, raffle, and much more. Come dressed for the Royal Tea Party, and enjoy the delights of our Summer Fete.
Holy Trinity Youth Group, meets 7.30pm - 8.45pm. Meets again in 2016 - phone Team Office for further details.
O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Following Brian Chave’s move to become Bishop Richard’s Chaplain in July of last year the Churchwarden’s of the Team, Ruth Hulse and I have been having a meeting more or less every fortnight to discuss the way forward with regard to staffing in the West Hereford Team.
Bishop Richard, Archdeacon Paddy and Prebendary Paul Towner, the Rural Dean, have each attended one of these meetings. Ruth and I have also seen the Bishop and the Archdeacon on other occasions. As part of the process to appoint our new Team Vicar, Bishop Richard has directed that we engage with the Diocesan procedure for appointing an incumbent.
This includes a review of ministry of the whole team and the writing of a statement of needs. This document will form the basis for ministry in the Team for the future.
The way the statement of needs is created is by a Team wide consultation which takes place on a Saturday morning from 9.30am until 12.30pm. The meeting is facilitated by two officers from the Diocesan Local Ministry Office.
Everyone from the Team who has any interest in mission and ministry in West Hereford is invited to attend. The guidance notes indicate that the meeting should be a priority for PCC Members and Churchwardens.
Our Consultation day is Saturday 27th February and we shall meet at Lord Scudamore School, Friar Street, Hereford, HR4 0AS where there is plenty of parking. Please do put this date in your diary and do your utmost to be present.
Without wishing to pre-empt the decision but making the most of what seems to be an answer to prayer we expect to be able to appoint Ruth as Team Vicar after the summer. While Ruth completes her curacy she will be known as Team Vicar designate.
I am also delighted to be able to write in this article that Mr Stuart Vince who is now living in the area and worshipping at Holy Trinity Church is soon to be licensed to exercise the ministry of a Reader within our Team. Many will already know Stuart at Holy Trinity and he will join Malcolm Robertson at All Saints and Chris Webb at St Nicholas who both exercise ministry across the Team.
Please continue to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit for the work of your church in West Hereford.
Yes, at last!! Shale has been put down to fill some of the more serious potholes in the carpark.
Feedback: It gives you food for thought.
We had lots of laughs.
Met new people.