News & Future Events
Forthcoming Dates and Special Services
12 August - Summer teas - 13:30 - 16:30 hrs
19 August - Summer teas - 13:30 - 16:30 hrs
15 September - Castle Fair - 11:00 - 17:00 hrs
4-6 October - Archdeaconry Synod
14 October - Harvest Festival
4 November - All Saints / All Souls
11 November - Remembrance Sunday (100 years)
16 December - Nine Lessons and Carols
24 December - Eucharist of Christmas Midnight
Church Service Decorum
Over the years there has been much comment about the atmosphere in the chapel before the service begins. Due to the scattered nature of the chaplaincy, some take the opportunity to greet each other, and maybe, even catch up on the news. Meanwhile, there are those who prefer to sit in quiet contemplation and prayer. As a compromise, the first group were given freedom to socialise up to about five minutes before the service, before our organist rang a bell for silence. Lately, the bell has been increasingly ignored, much to the irritation of some in the second group. Our chaplain has suggested placing cards on the pews reading:
Before the Service - Speak to God / After the Service - Speak to Everyone else
Maybe, if you have to discuss something, for example, a request for the intercessions, a planned celebration, keep one’s voice as low as possible. If you see someone sitting or kneeling quietly, respect their desire not to be disturbed. Then....when you get to the Hut, calm and spiritually fulfilled, finish off a wonderful morning with a good chat over coffee, or tea, and cakes.
The next Chapel Cleaning morning is scheduled for the July 14th. Everyone is welcome to have a go at cleaning windows, vacuuming the carpets, polishing brass, shining pews and pulpits and a range of other exciting tasks. All of this activity is accompanied with coffee, chat and the warm feeling of having a shiny clean chapel at the end of the day.
(Following sessions are: Sep 8th, Oct 13th, Dec 15th, Jan 8th)
Items are now being collected on a permanent basis for the food bank in Goor. There is a large plastic box in the hut where you can put items of non-perishable food. The plan is to take the box to the food bank about once a month or more frequently depending on how quickly it is filled.
FYI: Coffee is most welcome
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