Bridestowe Churches Partnership

Bridestowe Methodist Church Door

17 May 2021

Bridestowe Methodist church 

During May we will be worshiping in the Chapel every Sunday at 11am as well as our Zoom worship. For our worship in the Chapel, on the 2nd May Mr Gary Yates will be leading worship on the 9th there will be a YouTube service shown. On the 16th, Rev Irving Penberthy will lead worship and on the 23rd our Pentecost service will be led by Bridget Down. On the 30th there will be a youtube service shown. Social distancing and mask wearing restrictions must be adhered to and no singing is allowed in the building. If you would like more information about services or would like to join in with our zoom worship please email: deanmjames0@gmail.com or b.maddaford2@btinternet.com  As we watch, read or listen to the news we can often despair at what we see. These words from the Letter to the Corinthians in the Bible are probably well known to a lot of people. They are often read at weddings, but they don’t just relate to married couples:  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  1 Corinthians 13:4  If we all have these words in mind, in all our interaction with others, then we will make a difference, and most of the things that we despair of in the news would not be there if everyone did the same. Let’s do our bit to make it a better world.  St Bridget’s Church Services  Church APCM  APCM or Annual Parochial Church Meeting is the church equivalent of an AGM. In the Church of England there is the traditional understanding that the Parish Church is what it says; a church that belongs to the whole parish. At the APCM anyone who lives in the parish (not just churchgoers) can attend and comment / ask questions about the church. Anyone on the church electoral role is allowed to vote for the election of church council members.  The APCM for St Bridget’s will held in the Church on Sunday 16th May at 10.30am following the morning service. The Electoral Roll is being revised and anyone wishing to join it should contact Jenny Reynolds before May 2nd.  St. Bridget’s Church is open daily for visitors and private prayer.  Services in May  Services are continuing under current covid guidelines.  2nd Holy Communion Sourton  9.30am 9.30am 9.30am  9th Holy Communion Bridestowe 16th Morning Prayer Bridestowe (Followed by APCM)  23rd Morning Prayer Sourton 30th Benefice Service  9.30am 11.00am  On Friday 9th April Bill Thirtle tolled the bell at St Bridget’s Church ninety-nine times to mark each year of the life of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh who died on that day. Sometimes a tolling bell can be as eloquent as any words. 

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