The main thing to highlight is the important changes to the service patterns. With the prospect of reduced manpower in the near future, the 3 churches in the Benefice have sought to rationalise service times to allow us to cover all the services (especially for an ordained minister to officiate at Communion). The greatest change has been the service time at Aldford which from the beginning of August will change from 9.30am to 10.15am. Although we recognise that this time will not suit everyone, we hope that it will be the most popular time for most – and especially for families and those who travel any distance.
As you may know, my colleague Revd Nic Deane, who has been serving in Aldford and Bruera for the last 4 years or so, is retiring in September. He and Kathryn have been true servants of Christ to us all in so many ways. I am personally very grateful to both of them for the wonderful ministry they have provided under God. They have brought much wisdom, friendship and laughter to the parishes. We wish them the very best in their retirement as they move closer to family members in Nottingham. [See Associate Minister Vacancy]
With every blessing and my prayers for the welfare of Saighton and Bruera
Revd Jules Beauchamp
During Lent Nic will be hosting a series of talks and discussion looking at the Beatitudes and prayer from Matthew’s Gospel. These will take place in the Parish Room at 10.30am on Wednesday mornings starting on Wed 20th Feb (for 5 weeks). All welcome. This will be especially for those who cannot make the evening talks at St. Peter’s Waverton for the Lent Addresses (“The Tides of Church History”) at 7.30pm.