LiFT 6th July

Good evening lovely people,

How is your week going? How are you?

This week has been one in which I’ve tried to make headway on some of those outstanding larger tasks, the sort of things that hang over us and seem too difficult. We all have jobs like that don’t we? What I have found, which is pretty sad really, is that when I pluck up the energy and make the space to sit and tackle the monster jobs, they are never ever as bad as I think they are going to be, and, even better, they rarely take as long as I worry they might!! Yet, I never learn and time and time again I accrue a little pile of these jobs. Please tell me I’m not alone?!

As well as the job list, I have also been into school, visited some of you, and had a couple of meetings within the diocese that have been fascinating. So the balance hasn’t been too bad really 🙂

After two very busy weekends things are a little clamer for a few weeks, although I am aware that the schools are exceptionally busy at the moment. Year 6 children are taking part in lots of special events as part of their transition to senior school, and it would be good to hold them in our prayers. 

Finally, please can I alert you to a special thing happening – here is the notice which will be read in churches on Sunday – 

The future of our churches

Diocesan Vision Workshop – for everyone

9:30am – 12:30 Saturday 15th July 2023

This is a vitally important workshop for us all being led by Archdeacon Ian and Archdeacon Stella at St Cadoc’s, Raglan.

This workshop is for all of us, laity and clergy, and it is essential that each of our churches is well represented as we work with the archdeacons to implement the Diocesan Vision and particularly begin to understand the opportunities for the future for each of our local worshipping communities. If we want our churches to have a future we need to start thinking very seriously about the mission and ministry of each one of them, their future viability and sustainability, and put in place positive actions to build and grow the Kingdom of God. This is the first of two sessions the Archdeacons are facilitating for us, the second will be on Saturday 30th September, so please put the dates in your diary, share this information with the rest of your congregation, and let’s make sure we all come along and begin this important work for the future of our churches.

Time to close the computer, tidy my desk, and look forward to a day of rest and recuperation tomorrow. Thank you for your care and all that you do. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you need anything.

With love,

Sally xxxx

–Please note I will not usually reply to emails received on Fridays as this is my rest day. If you need me urgently please send me a voicemail on my mobile number. Thank you for your understanding.

LogoRev’d Sally Ingle-Gillis
Vicar, Heart of Monmouthshire Ministry Area
Diocesan Newly Licensed Ministers Officer
Monmouth Diocese
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