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And here is the link to our Traditional Service broadcast live on YouTube at 10am this morning. An encouraging talk from Tony Horsfall on seeking to know Jesus more deeply.
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And here is the link to our 10am Traditional Service focussed on God’s gift of Grace. ... See MoreSee Less
We are so grateful to everyone who helped to make our week of gatherings in the Vicarage garden and our last services at St Paul's and St Helen's so special, filled with Christ's spirit of love, generosity and joy.
Thank you to everyone who gave us cards with touching messages, reminding us of so many shared experiences. Thank you for your thoughtful words and gifts and the generous cheque to which so many contributed.
Above all we thank God for each one of you and the blessing of sharing this Jesus life among you over the years. We have been blessed to serve all the parishioners of this beautiful parish.
We were thrilled to share this week with our family who have grown up here in our welcoming church family.
It was lovely to hear the bells ringing out and it was fitting that, with Mark and Phil's help, we were able to end by singing safely outdoors, To God be the Glory and Be Thou my Vision.
With our love and blessings in Christ,
Rupert and Sally ... See MoreSee Less
All the best for your new life down south! X
Sally,it's a while since I've seen you,but I'm often having a walk round the church gardens with a local lady who has come to church for years,I remember church tots in Walton where we met ,I remember your children being small,lots of luck to you both xx jill
Thank you for your teaching , love and encouragement , we will miss you so very much. Xx
May God bless you on your journey! You will be greatly missed. Enjoy your retirement, not that I can see either of you "turning into silver surfers, sitting back and watching the world go by!" Denise
So glad you have had a great week. All the very best to you both in the next chapter of your lives xx
All the best on your next adventure xx
Wishing you all the best Sally and Rupert wherever your journey takes you. Thank you for everything over the years. Sending lots of love xx
You will be missed! Thank you for everything you have done in our community & in our family. Enjoy the next part of your journey x
All the best to you both xx
For those waiting to join the 11am service on-line this morning, please note the start maybe delayed. This is due to an overrunning 10am service, with farewell messages and sending out for Sally and Rupert. Please do join us, we’ll be live as soon as possible. ... See MoreSee Less
Now that we can meet safely outdoors in thirties, we've had a wonderful week of farewell garden parties with much loved parishioners and precious friends. We dodged most of the showers by sheltering in our Soul Portobello tent, and had some lovely sunshine. We received some beautiful cards and presents, and delicious sandwiches and cakes were provided by Cath and the Spring team. Thanks to everyone who blessed us with their presence. More gatherings to come on Saturday, and services at St Helen's on Sunday, when we will sing outdoors after our communion, To God be the Glory. ... See MoreSee Less
Sal and Rupe- these look beautiful xx
Just to clarify and avoid confusion as to the plans for this Sunday (Sally and Rupert’s last services at St. Helen’s)
The 10am service will run as normal in the church. It will also be live-streamed on our YouTube page (see link below)
The 11am service will also be held in the church with the livestream online.
Following this service, at 11.45am, there will be the opportunity to sing a couple of songs together in the church grounds (weather depending).
As we have been doing, we will need to continue to follow all the current covid guidelines;
- as per our risk assessment there is a limit on numbers inside the church - therefore we will have to ask people to watch online if we reach capacity
- there are no limits on numbers in the church grounds as long as we are socially distanced between bubbles
- unfortunately we are unable to socialise following the services either (the official phrase is “no mingling”!)
Apologies for any confusion up to now, and thank you in advance for making Rupert and Sally’s last services special and safe.
Ed Brindley ... See MoreSee Less