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Leaton Coffee Morning

Saturday 21st April in the Mission Church, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.  There will be stalls and a raffle draw.

Men’s Breakfast

All men are invited to breakfast at 8.30 am on Saturday 21st April at Four Crosses Inn, Bicton.  The speaker is Andy Haughton, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital who worships at Meole Brace Church. He has just returned from Madagascar where he was working in his vacation with Mission Aviation Fellowship at small ‘hospital’ centres.  So if you need to be sewn up, he’s the man!  Ring Robin Oake on 01743 850421 to book your place.

Stepping Out Café

Wednesday 25th April, 2.30 to 4.00 pm at the Mission Church in Bomere Heath.

Worship together

Don’t forget the united service at Fitz at 10.30 am on Sunday 29th April.  There are leaflets about the day in your church.  A fortnight later we will be praying “Thy Kingdom Come”; this day will be a good preparation.

Archdeacon’s Visitation

Thursday 3rd May, 7.30 pm at Uffington.  Your churchwardens are admitted to office and you could go and support them.

Fish and Chip Supper with Quiz

Bicton Village Hall, Friday, 4th May at 7.30 pm. Tickets £5.00 available from Clare (01743 361906) or Wendy (01743 850237). In aid of Church Funds.

Bicton Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning in Church, Thursday 10th May from 10.30 am, in aid of Church funds.

 

Ascension Day

Thursday 10th May at 3.00 pm.  We have been to the 1403 Visitor Centre for the last few years.  This time we are in Battlefield Church to celebrate the Ascension and to begin the ten days of “Thy Kingdom Come”.

The Filling Station

Tuesday 15th May at 7.30 pm at the Assembly Rooms in Knockin.  The focus is to be on the period of ten days of focused prayer, “Thy Kingdom Come”.

Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir

Come to a concert on Friday 18th May at 7.30 pm in Leaton Church.  The price, which includes refreshments, is £10.00.  Tickets can be obtained from Pat (01939 290637) or Stella (01939 290485) or pay at the door.

Stepping Out Café

In Bomere Heath Mission Church on Wednesday 30th May.  Come from 2.30 pm to around 4.00 pm.

Hannah’s Ordination as Priest

Last year some of us went to Lichfield Cathedral to witness Hannah’s ordination as Deacon.  She is to be made Priest in the Church of God on Saturday evening, 23rd June in St Giles’ Church in Shrewsbury.       God bless you Hannah!

Leicester

Have you found a leaflet in your church about this day out on Thursday 28th June?  Book your place in plenty of time with Diana Barnett on 01939 291052.

Robert writes

Last month I wondered who would produce the Loop when I retire.  I don’t have a retirement date, but the Church of England has set age limits for clergy having a Bishop’s licence.  This means that I will be moving on before the middle of the summer next year.  It is good not to go on too long, so I am glad that this decision has been made.

Meanwhile it is business as usual.  But the time will come when I no longer produce the Loop.  I would happily take on an apprentice!

I lead another Irish pilgrimage for a week from 26th May with 24 people from our diocese and 16 North German Lutherans.  Please pray for blessing for all the pilgrims, and Bishop Michael, our chaplain.

“Thy Kingdom Come”

Once again the Archbishops have invited us to make the ten days from Ascension Day to Pentecost, 10th to 20th May, a time for focused prayer for the coming of God’s Kingdom.  Look in next month’s Loop for details of how we will observe this period.  One element will be our next 24 hours of prayer.

24 Hours of Prayer

It will be from 8.00 pm on Friday 11th May until 8.00 pm on Saturday 12th May.  A time to Be Still in the presence of God.
Anybody wishing to book for an hour or two can sign up in the Mission Church diary or call Philippa on 07871 865253.

Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir

Come to a concert on Friday 18th May at 7.30 pm in Leaton Church.  The price, which includes refreshments, is £10.00.  Tickets can be obtained from Pat (01939 290637) or Stella (01939 290485) or pay at the door.

In the News - Three Marks

Bishop Mark has been in Shrewsbury since October 2009, and his ministry has been widely appreciated in a variety of ways.  His desire to encourage all Christians to take their place in the front line of witness to God’s love has led him to run days to inspire such a vision in others.  And he has been a much-valued part of the diocesan cricket team, where he will be missed.  His wife, Mandy, was a great help to our parishes during the interregnum a few years ago.  Their farewell service is to be in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 17th July.

The Rural Dean of Shrewsbury, the Revd Mark Salmon, has been appointed one of six new Prebendaries of Lichfield.  The announcement explains: “Prebendaries are members of the cathedral foundation, and become part of its extended community. The award of a Prebendary stall is an honour, recognising the contribution and service of the recipient to the life of the Diocese.”  They are to be installed at the Cathedral on 15th April at 3.00 pm.  Mark continues as Vicar of Harlescott and Rural Dean.

The Revd Mark Chadwick, Vicar of St Chad’s in Shrewsbury, is to leave the town to be an Army Chaplain.  He will serve at the Royal Garrison Church of All Saints in Aldershot.  His final service here is on 15th April.

Come follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad

The Bishop of Lichfield’s call to us all contains three themes of evangelism, vocation and discipleship. 

In the Severn Loop we have been working out how to develop them in our communities.

Churchwardens have identified several things to inspire our church life in the coming months. For example there is to be Quiet Day on Tuesday 20th March.

At our United Fifth Sunday Service on 29th April we welcome The Revd George Fisher.  There will be lunch and an afternoon programme focusing on our God-given gifts.

Prayer Shawls

If anyone needs a knitting project, we could do with a few more prayer shawls.  Ask Mary-Lou (01743 851375) or Joyce Jagger (01743 2365170) for details.