It is normal for the Bishop to visit the churches and parishes of the diocese. And congregations look forward to welcoming their chief pastor. The Bishop of Derby, the Right Reverend Libby Lane, has offered to visit Saint Giles on Pentecost Sunday, 31st May, for the 9.30 am Sung Eucharist.
After discussion, Bishop Libby and I have agreed that the Bishop will preside at the Eucharist as well as preach. It is an honour that Bishop Libby is coming to Saint Giles at Pentecost. Pentecost, together with Easter and Christmas, is one of the three great festivals of the church’s year. Do please put this date in your diary and make a point of joining with us that morning.
The congregations at Dethick, Lea and Holloway are cancelling their service that day so that they can join with us. And afterwards we will have some light refreshments together.
I would imagine that a lot of people would like to join us at the 9.30 Sung Eucharist. However, should you require an earlier Eucharist for one reason or another, I will as usual be taking the normal 8 am Eucharist.
With every good wish from Mark Crowther-Alwyn