I must apologize for mentioning the good weather last week. It appears that summer has now been quarantined and the cold/wet of last month has resumed. However there are reasons to be cheerful, or at least cheerfully resolute: live worship is happening once again, and weddings recommence from this weekend; congratulations to Kim and Alex, who will be the first couple to pass the church portal since Caspar and Alice in November 2019. Of course constraints are still in play, but there is an excellent spirit of determination in the air. Love finds a way, every time, even if it is via a goodly dose of patience.
Worship for Sunday 27th June
9am Short said service at Checkendon Church, led by Revd Kevin Davies. Please wear your mask, and remember social distancing is still required. No need to book.
9.30am Short communion service at St John’s Stoke Row, led by Revd Angela Linton. Please wear your mask, and remember social distancing is still required. No need to book.
6pm Evensong (via zoom) with Revd Kevin. 636 645 195 and passcode 000162. A traditional service, using the old words, with classic hymns and choral interludes.
It is absolutely OK to pass these details onto friends and family, who are very welcome to join us. Other online service options can be found on the Langtree Team Ministry Churches website.
You can support Checkendon church and Stoke Row churches via dedicated and secure online card donation pages. Just click on the link. If you’ve not tried this way to make a donation, please give it a go. It is very secure.
More to celebrate
Many congratulations to Checkendon C/E School, pupils, staff and governors, parents and volunteers alike. The recent Ofsted inspection result has just been released; it is “Good”. This is a brilliant outcome for the school, and special mention must go to the Headteacher, Mrs Seymour, and her staff for their excellent work on the journey towards this grading. Paul’s words to the Phillipian church come to mind: “ Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Phil 4:8)
May the Lord bless you, and keep you.
Your Rector, Revd Kevin Davies.