News from the Local Ministry Team

April 2017

‘I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.’

CS Lewis who wrote the passage above was an atheist until the age of 33 when after a great personal struggle he decided that ‘God was God’ and he became a Christian. He went on to write the Narnia chronicles and other books about faith. His BBC wartime broadcasts were a great help to people struggling with air raids and the horrors of war.

How you become a Christian and then how you maintain your faith is something we think a lot about in the churches in The Stroudwater Team. Meeting other Christians regularly helps to feel part of a community and to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit amongst us.

We are aware that some people prefer services which are less formal, and offer a chance to sit at a table with friends, eat breakfast (yummy bacon butties) maybe try a craft activity and discuss the theme of the day. There are two services each month which particularly offer this type of worship. ‘Celebrate Sunday’ takes place on the second Sunday of every month in Cadbury hall, 10:00, and a ‘Communion Service’ with breakfast on the last Sunday of every month at 9:30 in Framilode Church. You are very welcome to join us.

The advert for new vicars to lead our new Stroudwater Team of fifteen churches is about to be published and we are looking forward to the next stage of worship in our villages. Meanwhile our visiting clergy, lay leaders and preachers are doing a wonderful job maintaining normal ‘Service’ as usual. The Easter services will be held in all five churches and we look forward to seeing you.

God be with you

The Local Ministry Team