NOTICES & NEWS
You are encouraged to continue to pray around the Future and God’s Vision of the Parish and Ministry
I have heard of the sad death of Prince Philip this morning.
The Church of England and Bath and Wells Diocese do not want condolence books signed in our Churches due to the pandemic restrictions. Please leave any message of condolence via the Church of England website. There is a clear link or click here Church of England Book of Condolences. There will be no condolence books to sign in any of our Churches. All Church flags will fly at half mast.
Also we can not have candles lit or have any other acts of memorial, apart from prayer. Our Churches are open for prayer with all necessary precautions, so when you go please wear a mask, make use of the hand gel and sign the attendance list or use the Track and Trace App.
Services for tomorrow are
8.00 am BCP Holy Communion Biddisham
10.00 am CW Holy Communion,
Sunday 11 (2nd) Easter 2 (White) Acts 4:32-35, John 20:19-end
Every Blessing and my prayers
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Crook Peak Parish is following guidance from the Church of England.
We will be returning to Church on Good Friday at 2pm for an hour reflection at St Gregory’s Weare and we will have Easter Sunday Services at 8am which is for Easter a traditional BCP Communion at St Gregory’s Weare and a 10am more modern service at St Andrew’s Compton Bishop. A Service will be recorded for the website if you do not wish to come www.crookpeakparish.org.uk then click on remote services and the date.
Reverend Judith writes 11/03/2021
Before Christmas I reached the grand age of retirement and felt that I did not want to leave you all in the trial of the pandemic although I did wish to retire. My Sister and I had a very scary few days before Christmas on my Birthday when my Mother went into hospital with shortness of breath, she has since recovered however now in her mid eighties her sight has become so bad she cannot see where she is walking anymore let alone read or watch TV. She has been getting more frail this last five years.
As I am half time (24hrs a week) I have travelled up weekly to support her in normal times and my single Uncle who has had throat cancer. It has become increasingly tiring but I am now going to be able to spend more time with Mum and Uncle as I plan to retire in July this year with my last Sunday being Sunday 11th July.
I hoped we might be further out of the pandemic by then but at least we might be the right side of it all.
I have been reluctant to tell you all in this crisis even though many do know as it has not been a secret.
I have loved being here in Crook Peak Parish, such a beautiful area and such lovely people and I will sincerely miss it very much and my ministry here among you all. It has been joyful and rewarding but also challenging being a Minister of 6 Churches half time, it has been many more hours most weeks.
I intend when I retire having some months relaxing and seeing family and then offering my help with ministry in a church in Gloucestershire where I am retiring.
With my sincere love and prayers