6 days ago
Our annual Spring Volunteers' Tea at St Helen's, and an opportunity to say thank you for all the dedication and hard work of so many beautiful folk, with delicious food and a little gift of a colourful egg cup to take away.
Also an opportunity to thank our wonderful Manager, Cath Moxham, who has been leading and inspiring everyone at The Spring for ten years. Well done to Cath, her amazing team and every volunteer for the loving and generous way in which they serve and bless so many people. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to the amazing staff who put it altogether for us volunteers x
What a beautiful day, and what a privilege to be able to serve our amazing volunteers on this glorious spirit filled day 😀💕
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1 week ago
Another wonderful year of serving our community at The Spring. Well done to Cath Moxham, the staff and volunteers who make everyone feel so welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
Begin the new year with Families@4pm. Food, fun and friendship at St Helen's this Sunday at 4pm. All welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
Several Alpha Courses begin in January for different age groups and at different times.
The logo of the Alpha course has always been a large question mark, because it invites all who participate to ask questions about anything that concerns them. The most common questions are not easy. Why does a God of Love allow suffering? What about other religions? How do we reconcile faith and science? To these questions there are no easy answers, which is why the discussion part of the Alpha course is so important, giving us the opportunity to wrestle with difficult issues and learn together.
So if you have questions or if you want to know more about the Christian faith or to be confirmed, do consider coming on one of our Alpha Courses which begin on 19th, 20th or 23rd January.
Our Alpha courses are also a good preparation for anyone wishing to be baptised or confirmed.
Please ‘phone Rupert or Sally Martin on 01924 255441 or Marisa Kapp in the Parish Office , 01924 259966,
to register your interest. ... See MoreSee Less
St Helen's Choir just before our Carols by Candlelight service with our guest preacher Bishop Tom Butler. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
A New Year Blessing
As this new year begins
I give thanks for your keeping throughout the past year.
Warm my remembering with gratitude,
and my pain with your mercy.
Warm my body and mind
that I may be free and open to the world
Warm my hands with creativity
as I make and do and touch.
Warm my spirit with enthusiasm and generosity
that I may be gracious to others.
Warm my heart with wonder
as my eye alights on all that you have made.
Warm my meanness with humility
that I might be kind to those in need.
Warm my home with welcome,
my soul with joy, and my solitude with your peace.
Warm me with the fire of your life
as I walk into this New Year with hope and faith and love.
Amen. ... See MoreSee Less
Very tranquil x
4 weeks ago
Prayer for the shortest days
From the rising of the Midwinter sun to its setting
scatter the darkness with the light of your love, O Shining One
Make me short on mean thoughts
Long on offering words of comfort
Make me short on being driven
long on paying attention.
Make me short on focussing only on my own,
long on looking beyond to the needs of others.
Make me short on obsessive lists,
long on spontaneous acts of kindness.
Make me short on mindless activity,
long on time to reflect.
Make me short on rushing and tiring,
long on re-discovery and walking and wondering.
Make me short on false festive jollity,
long on rooted joy and peace.
Make me short on guilt,
long on being merciful to myself.
Make me short on being overwhelmed,
long on peaceableness as I go through each day. ... See MoreSee Less