May letter 2016 - Steeplewood

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A message from Rev. Caro

It is with great delight we can announce the new appointment to the Benefice.  It is the Revd Laura Hill, Team Curate, Bridgnorth & Morville Parishes Team Ministry.  

She is being appointed as our next Incumbent Designate and is being installed at 7pm on Wednesday, 13th July at Stapleton.  

Her first service is a Group Service at Dorrington on Sunday 17th July 2016 at 10:30am.  

Our two Archbishops sent a letter to the clergy in Lent and I quote:  
‘Thy kingdom Come, thy will be done…..A Call to Prayer in the week leading up to Pentecost 2016’  

Pentecost is on Sunday May 15 and we will be holding a special Group Service to  celebrate this.  This will take place in Longnor Church beginning at 11.00am with a Picnic following, so do please come and bring friends and family – and your picnic! – In our meeting of Puppet Praise in the preceding week, on Tuesday 10 May we will be making things for our Pentecost service, and we very much hope that as many  children as possible will be able to join us for this festive service.  

There is a day of prayer on Wednesday 11 May in Church Stretton, as a part of the lead up to Pentecost.  

Pentecost is the Birthday of the Church and a great cause for celebration.  

You will see plenty of activities taking place in our Benefice during May, do come and support them, they are all listed on the back page of the magazine.  

I would be surprised if anyone reading this letter has not, at some time in their lives, asked the question ‘Why do bad things happen to good people?’  Certainly it is a question I am used to having put to me.  If you would like to explore this do please come to Leebotwood Village Hall on Wednesday 4 May by and listen to Joanne Dyer our Filling Station speaker. We always aim to  finish by 9pm.  

Please pray for Laura and her family as they prepare to come and live amongst us as she has been appointed Incumbent Designate. She is also one of the 4 clergy  representatives of our Diocese on the General Synod.  

Blessings, Revd Caro
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