For historical purposes the previous “From the Rector” for 2020/2021 can be found here.
|Feeling flooded with information?
To all members and friends of St Faith’s – 13 January 2022,
Are you feeling a little bit flooded with information right now? I know I am. Every day seems to bring new statistics, political dramas, and hopeful plans for the year ahead, not least around the Platinum Jubilee of our dear Queen. But none of us, I hope, are quite so flooded as Langstone High Street was last week (see the front cover of the Chronicle).
Our aim, however, is not to flood you with info., but to guide you through all the possibilities which life in our busy little parish can offer. There is, therefore, not a huge amount of information about distant forthcoming events in this week’s Chronicle. That’s not to say that nothing is being planned! On our planning board, we have ideas about Saturday Night at the Pallant (from the Spring-time). We are planning new courses for those who want to explore the possibilities of faith, and those who want to go deeper. We have plans in train for a healing service, and for joint worship with our friends at St Alban’s. At the Pallant Centre, we’re planning regular Craft Fayres, booking new classes and groups, and we’re also working hard with Dynamo to see if we can help them re-stage their sadly-cancelled Christmas show. And we’re beginning to think about how we will mark the Platinum Jubilee across the parish.
But the focus in this week’s Chronicle is, essentially, on what’s taking place in the next week or so, together with some news about recent events. We’ve also included a special message from our Churchwardens, Clive and Colin, which we invite you to read with care.
We hope you’ll find the Chronicle helpful, and that you’ll take up the opportunities it offers for life together in this wonderful community of (St) Faith! Just click on the image below to open your own personal e-copy – or pick up a ‘hard’ copy from church, from tomorrow.
Have a great week, everybody!
|Did you miss us?
Dear Members and Friends of St Faith’s – 6 January 2022,
The New Year has dawned, and the Chronicle is once again in circulation! Did you miss us? We do hope so – and we hope you’ll enjoy dipping in to a selection of writings and readings from the last couple of weeks, including
Who knows what 2022 has in store for us? (Well, apart from God, obviously!). Whatever comes our way, we look forward to Loving God and Serving our Neighbours together in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Let me take this opportunity to wish you all, our members and our friends, a very happy, peaceful and spiritually prosperous new year!