LiFT 23rd June

Good Evening lovely people,

Wow! I must confess to being glad it is a little cooler this evening! Not least because of the smell of spilt milk that has become evident in my car this week. It’s a long story which I’ve told elsewhere!

What news do I have? Well, on Saturday there will be ordinations at the cathedral, including the ordination to the ministry of Deacon for Sarah Rosser who will be joining us as a curate immediately afterwards. The service is at 11am and I believe that there are spare seats should you wish to come. It’s a very special service, and marks a profound change in the calling of those who have offered themselves, not least when the bishop invokes the power of the Holy Spirit. Today marks the fourth anniversary of my own ordination and I can still remember with great emotion the extraordinary and deeply rich service that this will be for Sarah. If you are not able to be there please do keep her and all who are to be ordained in your prayers – it’s a huge step and a very exciting time.

On Sunday July 10th Kay Spencer is kindly opening her garden for us to have a BBQ to welcome Sarah and her husband Glyn. The details are as follows – 

Sunday July 10 th 12.30 p.m.
BBQ at Parclands House, Raglan
Welcome to our new curate Sarah
All are welcome from the Heart of Monmouthshire Ministry Area
Price £5.00 each Bring your own Booze!
Please let Kay Spencer know if you are coming before Wednesday July 6 th
 or 01291-690324

It would be lovely to see as many people as possible there, but as you can see, Kay needs to know by the Wednesday before.

From time to time I ask you for prayer, and I’m going to do it again now, please. I am aware of lots of people with very private struggles, and some a little more public. What I do know is that we are surrounded by people coping with challenges we have no idea about and I ask you to hold all those people in your prayers. Knowing that others are praying brings great comfort and I trust that God hears us. Thank you.

Finally, I am very excited about tomorrow – Debbie and a band of others are hosting a large number of Ukrainian guests for a morning of coffee, conversation, and then lunch, in the Memorial Hall in Usk. This is the first of a monthly plan to offer those who are displaced from their homes in Ukraine time to get together from the surrounding villages. There will be an opportunity to search through some good quality clothing too, which I am sure will be appreciated. Please pray for this gathering and if you would like to help I know Debbie would be pleased to hear from you. I can put you in touch if needs be.

And that, I think, is quite enough for today!!

Keep in touch, and thank you for being such amazing people of prayer and generosity. You are wonderful.

With love,

Sally xxxx


LogoRev’d Sally Ingle-Gillis
Vicar, Heart of Monmouthshire Ministry Area
Monmouth Diocese