PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH AND STALLS You are invited to this event from 11 till 2 next Saturday, 22 September. Choice of cheese or ham lunch, with many interesting things to buy. Your offer of help will be very welcome. Please sign up at the back of the church.
SHCT Ride & Stride 2018: a big thank you to everyone who helped this with this year’s event - cyclists, walkers, recorders, and sponsors.
We had 64 participants visit St Mary’s on the day. Next year’s event is on Saturday 7 September 2019! Greg Spray
Time to Reflect – Re-enchanting Christianity: faith in an emerging culture by Dave Tomlinson – This book seeks to find fresh ways to think and feel about the Christian faith, and who want to connect with other aspects of their life and experience. A group of us are going to be reading the book a chapter or so at a time and everyone is invited to come along and join us. We start on Monday, 24th September at 10.30 for nine weeks and you are extremely welcome to come and join us in the Seckford Room and for lunch on the last Monday. The book has many topical insights and we aim to chew those over, gently supported by a facilitator from Time to Reflect. It will be available in St Mary’s shop. If you are interested please put your name on the sign-up sheet (which has the dates) at the back of the church or talk to Rita James (01394 380949) or Caroline Hawksley (01394 387848).
Time to Reflect – Evening Group ‘The Sermon on the Mount according to Vedanta’ by Swami Prabhavananda The book that we are going to study is a commentary on The Sermon on the Mount ( Matthew 5:1 to 7:29) written by an Indian monk, a follower of the 19th Century sage Ramakrishna. This book is a little bit different to the others that we have studied in the past.
The book should give an insight into the philosophical mind set behind the Hindu religious tradition and provide an opportunity to see a very familiar passage in a fresh light.
The course will begin on Wednesday 10th October at 7:30 p.m. in the Seckford Room and run for six weeks. Please sign the list at the back of the church if you intend to join the group. If you have any questions about the course ring John Davis on 01394 384887 (daytime).
The book is available from Amazon or can be ordered from Browser’s Bookshop in The Thoroughfare. John Davis
Illuminati present The Silver Swan – Songs and Madrigals for an Autumn Evening – 7.30pm, Saturday 22 September, in Church. Free admission • Refreshments will be served. Retiring collection for the Friends of St Mary’s.
They sing quite a wide range of music a capella quite beautifully. Well worth supporting. Tony Waller
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