As many of you know I have recently been employed as an Agricultural Chaplain to young farmers. The children think that this means I give sermons to vegetables. I don’t do that. Chaplaincy is a way of connecting the ministry of the church to everyday life, in this case with young farmers throughout Derbyshire. It is a two fold challenge as we all know that sharing Christianity with the youth of today is hard in itself, but also the farming community is quite a closed one. Therefore your prayers are incredibly welcome and gratefully received.
Secondly I would like to remind you that on the 17th of November we are having another Retreat Day at St Giles church from 10am – 3pm. The day will start with an Eucharistic service and throughout the day Rev’d Dr David Mundy will deliver a three talks. After that there will be time to enjoy the surroundings and spend time at the dedicated prayer spaces or just be with God in church. Refreshments are provided but please bring your own lunch. There is no cost for this day.
Thirdly, I have taken over the distribution of the Bible Reading Fellowship books after the sad loss of our friend Brenda. There are a number of different books available to purchase so if you haven’t had the Bible reading notes previously, please come and look at the books which will be at the back of church for you to browse through and let me know if you are interested in subscribing to any titles. For those of you at Lea and Holloway, there will also be some books available to look through and you can contact me on 07973616043 if you want to order the books. They are very reasonably priced at between £4 and £5 and come out 3 times a year.