News Desk September 2021
As mentioned in the opening letter, the PCC has chosen Saturday 18 September to hold a Parish Conference, to reflect on our experiences as a church through the pandemic, to press the reset button on parish life by asking what it means to be a church that reaches lives for change and hope. Armed with some basic principles, we shall go on to form a Mission Action Plan which will outline our priorities at least for the year ahead. Although we normally hold these events over a morning, the exceptional nature of our times and our task means that we shall spend a whole day together. We shall meet in the Church Hall at 10.00am, ending after worship by 4.00pm. Members of the PCC are asked to be present if they can, team leaders will be invited, but any member of the church will be warmly received if they’d like to take part so that we make the most of our collective wisdom. Hot drinks will be served, but please bring your own lunch.
Wi-Fi in Church
Bill has also extended the Wi-Fi to take in the whole of the church building. This will help a great deal with the live streaming of worship to our Facebook page. If you need to use Wi-Fi in church, please ask for the Guest login details.
We need to expand the team that leads our Intercessions at the Parish Eucharist on Sundays and festival days. A training session has been arranged for Sunday 12 September after the service for those who would like to join. It is not a difficult ministry, but it is an important part of worship. All it requires is an hour or so of your time in the week you are on duty, when you keep an eye on the news, and construct your biddings according to some simple guidelines. If you’d like to take part and haven’t already done so, please speak to one of the clergy.
Advance notice that we plan to hold our usual Harvest celebrations on Sunday 10 October, including a lunch in the Hall courtesy of our Fundraising Team. St Andrews will be supporting Taunton Foodbank, as usual, with gifts of tinned meals or financial donations. Details nearer the time.
…to Ben Fear and Sophie Stevens on their marriage in church on 23 July. It was lovely to have a wedding in church after quite a long gap, and two very special people made for a very special occasion.
The Service of Remembering at All Souls tide will be on 31 October at 6.00pm – a week earlier than usual.