month our special focus is on Parish of Finchampstead and California
Please pray for:
Rector: The Revd Canon Julie Ramsbottom Associate Priest: The Revd Canon John Edwards Associate Priest: The Revd Julian McAllen Associate Priest: The Revd Tonia Elliott Curate: The Revd Gemma Wilkinson Family and Youth Workers: Kate Meads and Sam Khan Church Wardens Finchampstead: Jo Myall, Robert Alder Church Wardens California: Marjorie Stalker, Ashlyn Webster Wardens St Eligius: Lucia Golding, Paul Marsden Treasurer: Colum Devine Parish Administrator: Pamela Zabbia PCC Sec: Carolyn Fox
The further embedding of our parish vision, that it might embrace those beyond the PCC, and that our five values might connect with the 400+ adults on our Electoral Roll
To nurture and develop faith
To be outward-looking and focussed on mission
To proclaim Jesus in all we say and do
To give the best possible welcome to all-comers
To enable the diversity of our congregations whilst all looking and pulling in the same direction
Revd Tonia’s ministry of outreach into the new community at Arborfield Green, and especially for
United@5 and United Kidz@Play
Alpha, Pilgrim and home groups
The embedding of youth work and further collaboration with Bohunt School
For our outreach at North Finchampstead.- especially the redevelopment of the Gorse Ride South estate – and for collaboration with FBC and other agencies seeking to serve our parishioners
For Kate and Sam, for the growth of our ministry with young people and families, and our expanding ministry in local schools.
For our 2020 Lent LecturesInspired by… St James Church Centre 7.45pm for 8.00pm
Tuesday 3rd March Canon Mark Oakley – Inspired by Poetry;
Tuesday 10th March Mrs Beverley Stevens – Inspired by Literature
Tuesday 17th March The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell – Inspired by Art
Tuesday 24th March Revd John Castle– Inspired by Scripture
Tuesday 31st March Canon Julie Ramsbottom – Inspired by Music
Tuesday 7th April Canon John Edwards- Inspired by Stained Glass
In the Deanery Please Pray for:
The Marriage Preparation day, for St Pauls, All Saints, Winnersh and Bearwood, on the 29th of Feb, for all those getting married in our Churches this year.
Deanery Please Give Thanks for:
the large number of children at CTG and the
many who serve in children’s ministries. Praying that the children will come to
faith in Jesus and grow into mature disciples and for two CTG families who have
moved into the development with the desire to be in walking distance of church
and to be witnesses to Jesus.
Archdeaconry Please Pray for:
licensing of The Reverend Stephen Pullin as the new Archdeacon of Berkshire on 29th February.
month our special focus is on Arborfield
with Barkham and Christ Church Wokingham.
family of churches gathering for our annual joint service on January 26th.
Pray we would give God the glory for all he has done and be encouraged to
continue to serve him.
Arborfield – St Bartholomew’s – Please
Give thanks for all those who continue to serve joyfully in seen and unseen ways week by week.
That as the new year begins, we would continue to rejoice in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour and seek to live in light of his return.
The leadership team: Andy Kearns (Minister)
Wardens: Patricia Fryer, Joe Brown
Treasurer: Mark McDonnell
PCC secretary: Tom Auden
Barkham – St James’ – Please pray
That the Lord would have been working in the hearts of some who came to our Carol services and that they would join us in January with a desire to find out more about Jesus.
Give thanks for those who have joined us recently. Pray they would settle into the church family so that we might grow and serve the Lord together.
that we would grow in our prayerfulness; that we would be ‘Devoted to prayer, being watchful and thankful’ (Colossians 4:2)
The leadership team: Julian Bidgood (minister), David Horrocks, Michael Byrne
Wardens: Mark Stevens, Craig Manning
Treasurer: Lionel Matsuya
PCC secretary: Isobel Manning
Arborfield Green – Church at the Green –
Give thanks for number of relationships strengthened through outreach events pre-Christmas and pray that from amongst them there may be those who come to faith in Jesus in 2020.
Give thanks for the many children aged 0-11 who belong to CTG and pray they may grow into lifelong followers of Jesus.
That we would be a people who ‘Rejoice always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances.
The leadership team: Piers Bickersteth (Minister)
Elders: James Carpenter, Ed Clark
Christ Church Wokingham – Please pray
Give thanks for provision of a house for the Huddleston family.
For those who give so much time to serving the church family. That they would serve in the strength God supplies and find real joy in serving.
The leadership team: Mark Huddleston (Minister), Mellissa Tuthill
Wardens: Martin Northend, Helen Hotchkiss
Treasurer: Graham Richardson
PCC secretary: Andrew Bateman
In the Deanery please
All Saints Wokingham as they begin to ask for donations to realise the vision for a church building which is an accessible and open community hub.
Woosehill Guidance for post-Christmas reflection for a prophetic vision for the or the years ahead.
A sense of the ‘privilege’ of serving the King and making and taking opportunity to serve the people of God in Woosehill.
Hope and thanksgiving trust in God in the midst of illnesses.
The next processes after the energy audits one of which is application for funds for implimentation of these recommendations.
The process of transition at Hawthorns Primary school as they look for the next head teacher.
Parish, especially that
the Parish Priest, the PCC, Churchwardens and Parish Development Adviser may be
enabled to listen to what God is saying as we consider our future mission and
ministry in 2020 and beyond.
month our special focus is on Christmas in our Churches.
That we shall be able to welcome many to our services this year both regular worshippers and visitors and that they may they know not just our welcome but also that of our Lord Jesus in this special season and that the services will be meaningful and challenging to all.
That those who already know the love of God will be re-inspired by news of this birth, as heaven bends to touch earthcome face to face with Emmanuel, God with us.
That those who find Christmas a time of loneliness and disappointment will find comfort and peace in the face of the Christ-child. come face to face with Emmanuel, God with us.
Please pray for:
All Christmas Services in all our Churches
All Age Christmas Day Services
Nine Lessons and Carols
Crib Services and Nativity Plays
Churches Together in Crowthorne witness on Crowthorne High Street in the lead up to Christmas:
The (first ever!) official switch on of Christmas Lights, Sunday 24th November 6pm
Late Night Shopping on Crowthorne High Street, Friday 6th December
Angel Bombing and Carol Singing on the High Street, 14th December
St John the Baptist Crowthorne: 1st December Advent Fair and Advent Taizé worship
St George’s Owlsmoor: visits from both our local Primary Schools during December and the special services: 1st December Christingle, Saturday 14th December, Evening of Festive Music, Carol and Nativity Service
St Mary the Virgin Winnersh, 8th December 4.00 p.m. Messy Christingle, 24th December 4.30 p.m. Crib Service, 25th December,10.00 a.m. Christmas Day Family Eucharist
St.Catherine’s. Bearwood, 15th December, 6.30 p.m. Candlelit Carol Service 24th December, 4.30 p.m. Crib Service, 11.00 p.m. Midnight Mass
St Sebastian Messy Church 13th December
St Mary’sWargrave Messy Church 15th December
Woosehill Church for the response to the message of Christ from the Woosehill Community they are invited to the various Christmas services including carols at the Ye Olde Leathern Bottel pub on Monday 9th December from 7.30 pm.
The Stationng process as Woosehill Church and the Methodist circuit seek out a new minister to take them forward for the next three years.
All Saints Wokingham, 3 Session Advent Course – Alive in Christ