St Pauls Church
It is good to celebrate! In early August, I conducted three weddings in two days: each couple looking back with thanksgiving for the ways they had come together, and forward to things to come. Exciting times …!
Sunday 28th of this month is “Back to church” Sunday. Whilst this is a nationwide event, it has special significance in both churches of our benefice – as our two buildings, following the disruptions of recent months – organ restoration in St.Pauls – and a thorough redecoration in Holy Cross, become fully functional once more.
All are most welcome to come and celebrate with us, as, thankful for the provision that has made both renovations possible, we look forward to days ahead with anticipation.The reopening of our buildings, gives us a special opportunity too for a re-opening of our lives to the wonders of Gods love.
We are planning our celebrations over two weekends. On 28th the main focus is in Sarratt (all our services are advertised elsewhere, as usual) culminating with a Songs of Praise in the evening; a rededication of our building and ourselves to the one who went to the Cross for us. The following weekend (round Sun.5th Oct.) is Harvest thanksgiving and Flower festival in St.Pauls, when we give special thanks for Gods amazing provision ….
We run a great variety of services-from “traditional”* to “all age” to “café style” with our Benefice communion services at the heart of things.
“Back to church” Sunday gives us the opportunity to “put our toes in the water” afresh! – there is something for all tastes – and for those who would really like to know more, we shall be running an “Alpha” course, looking at the key things of Christian faith on Tuesdays beginning on 14th October.
Our buildings have had a renovation…perhaps our spiritual lives need the same ….
*On 28th Sept. we begin a series of Addresses looking at King David from the Old Testament.