LiFT 7th March

Good evening all,

It’s a late one today – all sorts of things have distracted me today, all important, and all good, the sorts of things that remind me why I love what I do!

I spent two days in Cardiff with Rev’d Sarah, Rev’d Bill, Kay our Lay Chair, and Jan and Neville our two MA wardens. We were taking part in some training to help us think about the next steps in our mission and discipleship for the Ministry Area. I would dare to say that at the training we set a gold standard – we were the only team from across the whole of Wales that had lay and ordained people learning and planning together. We really did set a wonderful example!

There will be some things to look forward to after Easter, when we will be planning and beginning to lead some sessions from the well received programme called Leading Your Church into Growth (we have been using their prayer in all our services for several weeks now). We also have a plan developing for how to celebrate the good news of all our churches, but we are waiting for Fr. Will (or just plain Will, which ever you prefer to call him) to arrive. Won’t it be wonderful to have a full team? 

(Please let me know if your church isn’t praying the Prayer for Growth and you would like more copies – that’s easy to sort out, and it is important that we are all praying before we begin this exciting development).

On top of a busy week there is a busy weekend coming up – on Saturday I have a family birthday, a walk, and some rugby to watch. Then on Sunday it is Mothering Sunday, another walk, and some more rugby! I expect I shall see some of you, and if I don’t I hope you have a good weekend. I’m now going to shut my computer for a much needed rest day tomorrow. Thank you so much for honouring the clergy rest days – you are awesome at it. I hope you too find a way to switch off from the daily routine and responsibilities and make a little space and peace for yourself? 

2 Thessalonians 3:16, “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”

With love,

Sally xxxx

Please note that Friday is usually my rest day. Emails received on Friday may not be responded to until after the weekend. Thank you for your understanding.