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WE WELCOME THE REVD PETER ALLAN TO OUR TEAM

Monday 5th August                        Licensing Service at Leaton

Please come along to Holy Trinity, Leaton, for the licensing by Bishop Michael of our new Assistant Priest, Peter Allan, at 7.00pm on 5th August. The service will be followed by delicious refreshments in Bomere Heath Village Hall.

Sunday 11th August             Peter’s first Severn Loop Service

Peter will take his first service in the Loop – a Eucharist – at Holy Trinity, Bicton, at 10.30am. This will be a United Service, so please do come along and help Peter get his new ministry off to a great start.

ALSO COMING UP

Thursday 8th August                            CAMEO Coffee Morning

Coffee morning in Holy Trinity Church, Bicton, at 10.30 am, in aid of Church funds.

Fri 16th – Sat 17th August    24 Hours of Prayer for the Loop

There will be 24 hours of prayer for the Loop from 8.00pm on Friday 16th until 8.00pm on Saturday 17th, in the Mission Church, Bomere Heath. It is a special time to spend in personal prayer/contemplation with plenty of resources to help, if needed. Please speak to Philippa on 01939 291352/07871 865253 if you'd like to know more, or to book an hour on the rota.

Wednesday 28th August                                Stepping Out Café

Bomere Heath Mission Church from 2.30 pm to around 4.00 pm for free tea, cake and good company.

Saturday 7th September                 Introducing Forest Church

Enjoy communing with nature?! We sometimes use the term as a joke, but it is a very real experience for many of us – we feel close to God in God’s creation. Forest Church taps into this sense, and has a particular emphasis on all-age worship. Here in the Loop we are blessed with rich natural resources and very wise stewards of the land who can share their love and their knowledge and recognise that our environment can inspire worship. So, we’re giving Forest Church a go! Our first one will be in Shrawardine, at Julie and Robin Pocock’s house, on 7th September at 4.00 pm. Park and meet on the Castle Mound. We will have a nature walk, do a craft together (there are rumours of a coracle...), enjoy a short worship service in the open air, and then eat together – people can either bring a picnic or something to cook on the fire – finishing around 6.00 pm. All are most welcome, of any age! In faith, we’ve also got two more events in the diary for October and December – so watch this space...

Saturday 14th September                                   Ride and Stride

This year, Holy Trinity, Bicton, and St John the Baptist, Albrighton, will be open from 11.00am to 4.00pm for Ride & Stride (and jog), the UK’s biggest fundraising day to keep historic churches looking beautiful. Holy Trinity, Leaton, will have refreshments and signing-in facilities in the porch.

The Shropshire Churches Conference 2019

This very popular lay conference is back! This year the theme is ‘EVERYDAY FAITH? Seven Whole Days Not One In Seven’. What did Jesus really mean when he called people to follow him? And what might that look like in our own lives, in our churches, and in the wider communities we serve?

Explore these questions and rediscover the call to ‘whole-life discipleship’ from 9.30am to 3.15pm on Saturday 16th November at Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury. Featuring Christians from churches all over Shropshire with time to worship, pray and enjoy great fellowship, tickets are £6 if booked before 31st July. Lunch is available for £5. More info, and tickets, from www.trinitychurches.org.

Prayer Shawl Ministry (see www.shawlministry.com)

The Prayer shawl ministry is highly valued. Prayer shawls are received with great joy; often the recipient does not know about this source of comfort and it is much appreciated. Thank you to all those who knit them with love and care and prayer. Here’s how to knit one :

500-600g total of at least two colours of DK yarn, i.e. 5-6 x 100g balls.
One pair of 6.5mm knitting needles.

Cast on 81 stitches using two different coloured strands of yarn.

Every row: Knit 3, purl 3 to last three stitches, knit 3. This is not a rib pattern, so you will always knit the purls and purl the knits. Continue until the shawl measures at least 52in (132cm), ideally 56in (142cm). Cast off.

Pray before, during and after your knitting. Contact Joyce Jagger when you’ve finished so that she can arrange collection and delivery to its new owner.