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Hello all,

Prayer hands
One of the key elements of being a Christian is our dependence on God through prayer - what an incredible privilege prayer is. That end there are a couple of prayer opportunities that I would like to draw your attention to.
First of all,
 
Could you occasionally lead the intercessions (prayers) in a church service?
If you think that you could or that you could with a little help, training and encouragement then please let me know as I know that some of you have a real gift, or might have a real gift for that and I am willing to arrange some training and resources to help. Perhaps you feel that you couldn't, but you know someone that you think might be good. Well, let me know their name and contact details (if you have them) and I'll take it from there.
 
Second, this Monday is
the monthly Benefice Prayer Meeting
Come and join us to pray quietly or out loud as you prefer.
We will meet at St. Mary's, Badby at 7.30pm and wind up at 8.15.
There will be hints and encouragements for topics but no pressure.
We will be praying for the whole benefice so it would be lovely to have representatives from all our church fellowships.
 
This week's service
Nehemiah 1:1-11 & John 3:16-17
Being a fifth Sunday, we are meeting for a United Benefice Service, so come and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ at Charwelton church where we will be meeting at 11.00am as we come to the end of the Old Testament section of our Bible overview series.
 
How to get more out of church
Erik Raymond

5  Deal with Your Heart

Historically people speak of wearing their “Sunday Best” to church, referring to dressing nicely on Sundays. The Bible doesn’t speak as much to external clothes but refers to spiritual clothing. In a striking metaphor, James urges believers to “put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and received with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” (James 1:21) The image is of removing the filthy clothes to receive the good Word. An application here certainly applies to Sunday mornings. Sin deceives us (Jeremiah 17:9) and clouds our understanding (Romans 1:21–22), we must actively put sin to death and put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:5–17). If you want to get more out of church, then deal with (mortify) the remaining sin in your heart before coming to church (Romans 8:13).

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The Thirty Nine Articles - what we, as Anglicans believe
28. The Lord’s Supper
The Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the mutual love that Christians ought to have among themselves. Rather, it is a sacrament of our redemption through Christ's death. To those who rightly, worthily and with faith receive it, the bread which we break is a partaking of the body of Christ, and similarly the cup of blessing is a partaking of the blood of Christ.

Transubstantiation (the change of the substance of the bread and wine) in the Supper of the Lord cannot be proved from holy Scripture, but is repugnant to the plain teaching of Scripture. It overthrows the nature of a sacrament and has given rise to many superstitions.

The body of Christ is given, taken and eaten in the Supper only in a heavenly and spiritual manner. The means by which the body of Christ is received and eaten in the Supper is faith.

The sacrament of the Lord's Supper was not instituted by Christ to be reserved, carried about, lifted up or worshipped.
 
Thought for the week
"Most of our society is constantly urging us to be aware of what we are, what we have achieved, or how far we have come. In contrast, Christian maturity has as its beginning an awareness of what we are not."
Alistair Begg
Senior Pastor of Parkside Church, Cleaveland
Alistair Begg

 
I look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Best wishes,
 

Malcolm

Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet for our Sunday services in five Church Buildings - well, six including a small chapel (details below). You can find the plan of our services here. Take a look at the online diary to see what service is happening where and when. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you find a parking space (our church buildings predate the car and the need for carparks) and to find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone and handed anything you need to guide you through the service.

Some of our churches serve tea, coffee and biscuits following the service so don't dash off, it is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 
Visit the Our Churches page and click on the name of the church you want, at the bottom of the page you will find a what3words link which will open a map showing you precisely where the church building is.

Alternatively, Open Google Maps

Accessibility: If you need assistance, please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in Badby church.

Our Service

The main service begins with a warm welcome from one of our team members. The service might be led by Malcolm (our Rector) or one of the Ministry Team or even a visiting member of clergy. We will sing a hymn or song, hear a short passage read from the Bible and the leader will then explain what that passage is all about - how God speaks to us through his Word and how we can apply it to our lives. We will pray and join in some responses (you don't have to if you don't feel it is appropriate) and there might be a short symbolic meal called Communion. During the service, there may be a baptism which is when we welcome someone into our Church fellowship and family. Of course, you don't have to do any of these things, they might seem strange the first time you encounter them, so take your time and don't feel any pressure.

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What about my kids?

Children and young people are very welcome in our church buildings and services.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up throughout the service and we really value worshipping God all together as a family.

Children

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Come and join our Home Group, it is a Bible study and a  Fellowship Group where we can explore together what it means to be a Christian today, discover what God has to teach us through the Bible, pray for one another , share our hopes and hurts and also great cake and coffee. Being part of a small group like that will allow you to make new friends, share together and support each other.  Check out Small Groups and see if it would be a good time for you could join, or we can put you in touch with the Fellowship Group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays and week day events run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team, why not speak to someone on the welcome team at church. 

 
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

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Revd Malcolm Ingham   Liz Ingham
Malcolm was born in the North West and then trained in the South West, and Midlands before working just about everywhere. He once worked in an advertising agency in London and then for several national and international mission agencies. He is married to Liz with two grown up children and loves walking, music and bizzarre films (according to the rest of the family).   Benefice Administrator
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

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