NOTICES & NEWS
You are encouraged to continue to pray around the Future and God’s Vision of the Parish and Ministry
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Crook Peak Parish is following guidance from the Church of England.
In January 2021 we started an informal Zoom get together to catch up with local people; see a friendly face over a cup of tea or coffee or a glass of wine or beer. You can 'pop in' for 5 minutes, or stay for the whole 40 mins. The door is open at 7:00pm every Friday evening. I'll be in the 'cupboard' with Ruth and a pint, to welcome you. So if you are feeling lonely and missing seeing a friendly face, or just want a chat, pop in and see who is there.
We are looking forward to seeing you. Judith will email the Zoom invite each week or check back her and the App.
Crook Peak Parish Annual Church Meeting
Monday 19th October 2020. Download the meeting papers HERE .
16/01/2021 Rev. Judith has written as follows:
Christmas did not turn out for many of us as we hoped with last minute restrictions due to the new more contagious variant of the virus and now as I write in January we are in Lockdown. Although it is the right thing to do for us all, it is pretty tough in the most severe winter months, however for all whom we love we must persevere and put away any selfish desires.
I often say this sort of thing at a wedding because relationships take love, commitment and often needs of the ‘other’ have to come before our own needs and if we love them, then this is how each in the relationship behave, by putting the other first.
For each in the relationship it means compromise or sacrifice half of the time, for the good and quality of life of the other.
This time of lockdown should be looked at in the same way, I feel. We are doing this, for ourselves, yes, but perhaps also for the other, who is loved, in our family, or in another family, in our community, in our area, in our country and in our world.
As I write, Bath and Wells Diocese, to which all our Villages belong, have a week of prayer to join in with, on the website and this is the scripture that features in the prayer week. We are asked to read it and think of every line and what stands out for us in a time of prayer.
This passage of scripture is one often chosen for a wedding and a favourite of mine and I often, as it mentions in the reading, think of it as I put my clothes on in the morning, it makes a difference daily for me and speaks of us all being in unity and one body, in love and peace.
Colossians 3:12-17 (New International Version)
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
In Christian love
Reverend Judith Jeffery