News & Future Events
Forthcoming Dates and Special Services
22 April - Evensong - New Sion Abbey, Diepenveen
10 May - Ascension day service followed by yearly Picnic + Plant Sale
20 May - Pentecost
27 May - Evensong - St Mary’s Chapel, Weldam
24 June - Evensong - New Sion Abbey, Diepenveen
15 July - Evensong - St Mary’s Chapel, Weldam
15 July - Summer teas - 13:30 - 16:30 hrs
22 July - Summer teas - 13:30 - 16:30 hrs
29 July - Summer teas - 13:30 - 16:30 hrs
5 August - Summer teas - 13:30 - 16:30 hrs
12 August - Summer teas - 13:30 - 16:30 hrs
19 August - Summer teas - 13:30 - 16:30 hrs
15 September - Castle Fair - 11:00 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
The traditional bring and buy plantsale : Ascension day May 10:
this will be organized with the help of Diane.
Please keep this in mind, whilst you are admiring the new plantgrowth in your garden, and to plant up some new shoots for this sale. There will be some surprises from the botanical garden in Münster, so make sure there is plenty of space left in your garden or planter for new additions. Looking forward to admiring all the beauty of creation.
Bishop Robert's Easter message 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself” (2 Cor. 5:19)
It is of the nature of this ‘Easter Message’ that it is written, published and mostly read in Lent, well before Easter. So I invite us to think about the joy of the resurrection in the context of the events leading up to the crucifixion of our Lord. ............... full message
Diocese of Europe finances update.
Bishop Robert and Bishop David have made a video to detail the new financial plan to address our current operating deficit and strengthen some major functions of the diocese. In it the Bishops explain how the Diocese is running at a deficit, plus we are under-resourced and under-powered. In addition, we have quite high levels of reserves which we should be using more responsibly. In October Bishop's Council agreed a way forward that envisages a new financial future for our Diocese.
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
Brexit Negotiations: The State of Play - January 18, 2018 More .......
Bishop Robert's Easter message 2017 More ....
Bishop Robert's Pastoral letter on Brexit (July 1st 2016). More .......