Viriditas

If you are local to the Tewkesbury area please watch out for a new group starting on the 1st Saturday of every month from 7th September at Tewkesbury Methodist Church

The inspiration for the name Viriditas comes from St Hildegard of Bingen, one of the great medieval Christian mystics who was a Benedictine abbess. She was a polymath with many gifts … a writer, composer, poet, philosopher, visionary, and is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany. For Hildegard the term Viriditas perfectly captures the divine force of nature which she saw as the greening power bringing life, energy and healing. She was renowned for her work with herbal medicine but underpinning all of this was her profound love for creation and her understanding of the importance of caring for our planet.

In our monthly meetings will explore all aspects of Viriditas from engaging in Eco projects, within and beyond our church, that will ensure we play our part in caring for the planet – to discussions on creation spirituality, science and theology and Celtic and mystic perspectives on Creation. It is intended that we invite speakers, engage in activities and generally promote a healthy approach to our role as stewards of the created world.

All are welcome, just turn up bringing with you any ideas or thoughts on specific areas of interest or projects you are already involved with. At our first meeting we will share all of these and plan a programme together.

Look forward to seeing you, Jayne

Welcome

Thank you for visiting. This is the first post on this shiny new blog in which I will be writing about my ministry in Tewkesbury and Apperley.

Tewkesbury is a thriving town with a medieval feel. There is much happening here throughout the year and Tewkesbury Methodist Church is in an ideal place to welcome the many visitors that come to Tewkesbury and to offer warm hospitality. We have many activities throughout the week and our Sunday services range from a breakfast style praise which is particularly enjoyed by young families to our more reflective evening services. Our Main service is a 10.30 and all are welcome.

Apperley Methodist Church is situated in a rural village approximately 7 miles from Tewkesbury. It’s main service is on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each moth. We enjoy a very good working (and social) relationship with the Anglican Church with whom we share in a number of services. All are welcome to join us.