Priory notes for week beginning 2ndDecember 2019
There will be a service of Advent Holy Communion in the priory today (2nd December) at 10 am.
The pop-in café will be held later from 10:30 a.m. until noon in New College Hall. (Don’t forget the café will be held in the Priory next week (12thDecember) owing to New College Hall being used as a polling station).
Later today, prayer group will be held at 2p.m. The prayer group always welcomes new members and it is not necessary to attend every meeting. For further details email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be ‘Carols by Candlelight’ in the village hall at 7 pm on Friday 6th December in aid of the NSPCC.
Please come and join us in the creative fun decorating the Christingle oranges with fruits and sweets on Saturday 7th December in new College Hall from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Please sign up on the notice at the back of the church if you can provide Christingle oranges and / or ingredients – thank you.
Churches together in Egremont & district are holding a ‘Prayers for Advent’ service in the Meeting Place, Egremont on Saturday 7th December at 12noon- 12:30 p.m. everyone is welcome.
Services for Sunday 8th December at the Priory, are Holy Communion at 9 am and then our Christingle service will take place at 3 pm. There will be no 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.
At the Christingle service, everyone will receive a decorated Christingle to remember ‘Jesus the Light of the World’. Children must be accompanied by adults for safety reasons. A collection will be taken for the Children’s Society for homeless youngsters.
There will be a Morning Prayer Service in the Priory at 9 – 9:30 a.m. on Monday 9th December. All welcome.
The Ladies Bible study will meet on Tuesday 10th December. Please email email@example.com further details.
The ladies Bible study group always welcomes new members and it is not necessary to attend every meeting. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session 4 of the Difference course will be held later on Tuesday 10th at 1:30 p.m. in new College Hall.
Also on Tuesday 10th, Churches Together in Egremont & District will be hosting ‘Carols at Kings’ at the King’s Arms, Egremont at 7:30 p.m.
Priory Prayer spaces
At our recent Away Day representatives of the PCC reflected together on our vision “To know Christ and to make him known”. We thought about progress we have made since our Mission Action Plan, TO2020, was launched in 2015 and discussed how we might move forward.
Coincidentally, Carlisle Diocese is also looking at refreshing the “God for All” vision and has asked us to join with them in 100 days of prayer and 100 days of listening. Over the next 100 days – taking us up to Christmas Day – individuals and groups across our ecumenical county have an opportunity to review the current strategic plan, identifying and prioritising the revisions they feel are needed to continue to grow God’s Kingdom from 2020 to 2025.
From today until Christmas Day, the Priory, the Mission Community and the diocese can take this opportunity to continue in prayer and, listening to God and one another, offer their thoughts, questions and ideas to those who lead us. In order to facilitate this, prayer and listening stations will be situated in the Priory over the next weeks and months. Please spend a few moments at each of these reflective areas and make the most of the opportunity to contribute your prayers and thoughts to this discussion. Everyone will have the opportunity to feed in their thoughts and answers to prayer via an online survey https://www.godforall.org.uk/100-days-of-listening.html.
On Behalf of Reverend Becky Gibbs and the Ministry Team
“To know Christ and to make Him known”