Undoubtedly, you’re already wondering where on earth the time is going! No sooner is Christmas over with before its time to start thinking about Easter! I’m discovering that forward planning is a vital part of my role, something I’m trying to get better at!
Perhaps I can learn a lesson from our retail giants, after all, what a stroke of consumer genius to put Christmas crackers and Easter eggs out at the SAME time! So, in an attempt to keep you as informed as possible I’ve included some important dates for the diary taking place in the next couple of weeks and months.
The Annual Parochial Church Councils 2017 (A.P.C.M) will be held at St Winnow School on Thursday 27th April at 1930. Each parish council will meet separately on the night, but in one place with refreshments following. This is much more time effective and conducive to benefice relationships.
The Pre APCM parish meetings to elect our Churchwardens will be held after the services on the following dates;
- 12th March 2017 Bradoc 1115 Morning Prayer
- 19th March 2017 St Winnow 1100 H/C
- 19th March 2017 Lanlivery 1800 Evensong
- 26th March 2017 St Bartholomew 1100 H/C
- 2nd April 2017 Boconnoc 0945 H/C
- 23rd April 2017 St Veep 1000 Tea, Toast & Tales
I’m also delighted to say that the Archdeacon of Bodmin will be visiting our benefice this year on the following dates:
- Palm Sunday 9th April 1030 St Bartholomew’s Church
- Sunday 30th April 1030 Boconnoc Parish Church
- Monday 15th May Itinerary available nearer the date
The Benefice Lent course this year will be held on consecutive Mondays starting on 6th March at 1930 in St Bartholomew’s Church. The 5 week course is called ‘Where is God…? ‘exploring how we might find honest answers to life’s biggest questions by serious and open thinking’. Refreshments will be available. Download a copy of the Lent Course 2017 Poster.
Finally, to say that I’ve arranged ‘taster & training’ events for those interested in exploring and joining our Open the Book teams. Shelly Porter, the diocesan missions co-ordinator will be with us on Wednesday 15th March between 1300-1430 at the Church Rooms to offer a ‘taster’ event and then at St Brevita Lanlivery on Tuesday 9 th May between 1300-1600 for a training event for those joining the teams.
I look forward to seeing you at some of these events as together, we attempt to seek God’s kingdom and grow the Church.