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From the Rector: Tuesday 31st January 2023

Joys Dear friends, I always rejoice to see the back of January. Snowdrops are already peeping out, reminding us of better times. Evenings are slowly getting lighter and one knows that February always passes in a flash. Then, March will bring spring. Old friends reappear like flowers, new friends greet one in the lanes and on the footpaths. Life comes again after…

From the Rector: Tuesday 24th July 2023

Team Works Dear friends Our team ministry helps our churches in a number of ways: – we share resources, and staff. For example we all benefit from the support provided by the Team office, whether that be in church requisites, printing facilities, or administrative help for the clergy. But we don’t bear the cost alone. Similarly when clergy are on leave, or…

From the Rector: Tuesday 13th December 2022

Dear friends, Advent rushes by. The third candle is lit. Churches are being decorated, and carol services approach. Musicians and singers rehearse, sermons are sharpened. This will be my last note to you of 2022, so I list below all the Christmas and New Year services, for a ready reference. I look forward to seeing many of you at our worship in…

From the Rector: Tuesday 22nd November 2022

A strange beauty Dear friends Numbers can do wonderful things, seemingly all by themselves. With attention, however, our minds are able to discern patterns. Order pops out now and then in fields of apparent chaos. Today, for example is 22.11.22. Just an ordinary Tuesday – bright, sunny skies and perhaps showers later. But our labelling pattern, where date numbers are constrained to…

From the Rector: Tuesday 1st November 2022

For all the Saints Dear friends, Today, 1st November, is All Saints’ Day. It is a chance to remember the giants upon whose shoulders we stand; not just the great apostles and martyrs of old, but those closer to home, from the unknown labourers who built the churches we worship in, to good old Birinus himself, who first brought the gospel to…

From the Rector: Tuesday 3rd May 2022

War weary Dear friends, A number of Ukrainian refugees have begun to arrive in our communities; located in Stoke Row, and also Goring. There are a couple of other visa applications in the system; but these are where there has normally been an existing connection. Most of the potential hosts across our team that have registered with the Home Office are still…

From the Rector: Sunday 10th March 2019

Dear friends, A very warm welcome to this service, on this first Sunday in Lent.  May the peace of Christ be with you. Lent courses around the Team ministry area begin this coming week. Please peruse what is on offer (see inside) and make the most of the opportunity to come together, study, pray and reflect. It is quite OK to choose…

From the Rector: Sunday 3rd February 2019

Dear friends, May God’s peace and blessing be upon you all. Welcome to our worship today. Our prayers are requested for everyone in the Goring benefice tomorrow evening, as the Revd Ben Philips is instituted as their new Rector. Please pray for Bishop Colin, Archdeacon Judy, Area Dean Linda, and everyone who will be involved in that special service. On Friday we…

From the Rector: Sunday 27th January 2019

e? Dear friends, A very warm welcome to this service, wherever you are worshipping across the Langtree Team ministry area. This Sunday marks the fourth and final sunday of the Epiphany, and this season of “revelatory glory” comes to an end next Saturday, 2nd Feb, with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, otherwise known as Candlemas. Once we are into February…