Well, here we are again, a whole new Methodist year!
It got off to a great start yesterday evening with a welcome service for the three new ministers being welcomed into the Gloucestershire circuit – one of whom is our new superintendent Rev. John Hellyer and also Revd’s Rachel Leather and John McNeill.
As of today there is a change in our own section as we say goodbye to Hartpury and Tibberton who will both be going into the central circuit. We also welcome Winchcombe whom together with Apperley and Tewkesbury will form a new section…north east of the circuit. Please remember that on 14th September there will be afternoon tea at TMC for those leaving and those joining the section.
This coming Saturday we have a whole new group starting called Viriditas where we will be looking at all aspects of caring for the environment both from a practical and spiritual perspective. This will be held in church at TMC and will begin at 10.00. As this is the first meeting we will most likely be setting the agenda for the coming year and sharing ideas for events, speakers and so on. All are welcome.
Looking slightly ahead in the Year we have an inclusivity workshop at TMC on 23rd November led by Simon Culley. Please let myself or a steward know at TMC if you would like to attend it will start at 1.45 and finish at 4.15. This is all part of our ongoing commitment to be included in the Inclusive Churches register.
Looking much further ahead in this coming connexional year we have booked another house group retreat which will this time be held at Holland House (pictured above) on 13th June 2020. Please see Peter Dickenson to book.
So this is just a taster, on this first day of the New Year, of what is to come. There are many other events, festivals, services and activities planned for the coming year so watch this space and, of course, check the website.