It was lovely to welcome Bishop David and his wife Ann to our Reflective Creationtide Service followed by a scrumptious lunch this morning.
We enjoyed a fun evening of music and laugher( with the odd glass of wine) with our Music Group
3rd July 2021 at Lincoln Cathedral
A lovely reflective service as Jenny was ordained a Deacon .
Jenny will serve her curacy in the parishes of Great Coates, Little Coates and Bradly in Grimsby.
Jenny: our prayers and love go with you as you begin your this next phase in you journey with God.
“All things work together for good to those that love God, to those that are called according to his purpose” Psalm 138:8
Today we said goodbye to Jenny Camm, our ordinand. As she prepares for her ordination to the diaconate on 3rd July, Jenny is preparing to move to her new parish of St Nicholas, Great Coates, Grimsby where she will serve her curacy.
Its being such a privillage and a joy for us to share Jenny’s journey in her desire to serve God and we send her on her way with much love and prayer many blessings
Jenny: “the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you” numbers 6;25
With the Closure of the Church (due to Covid-19 Restrictions) for public worship until further notice we include below the Holy Week Broadcast livestream Church Services
John 10.10( The Message Bible) Jesus said ‘…. I came so they can have real … life more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
St Augustine said’ Entrust the past to God’s mercy,the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.’
Prayer: God the Provider and Sustainer ,I entrust my whole life into Your loving care. Calm all my anxieties and keep me save in You.
Palm Sunday 28 March 10,00am
Monday 29 March to Maunday Easter 4 April Daily Cycle of Prayer
Bishop of Lincoln – Daily Reflection on facebook.com/lincolnbishopsoffice/
Tuesday 30 March Diocese of Lincoln 11.00am Eucharist on facebook.com/Lincoln.Cathedral/
Good Friday 2 April 12noon Reflection on Stations of the Cross
2pm Evening Prayer
Easter Sunday 4 April 10,00am Easter Eucharist
Sunday after Easter 11 April 10,30am Cathedral Service on facebook.com/Lincoln.Cathedral/
Holy Week to Pentecost Bishop Christopher Weekly Reflection on facebook.com p/lincolnbishopsoffice/
Its Christingle Time: “Come and join the Celebration”
This Sunday 20th December at 10am
Due to Covid 19 restrictions our Christingle Service this year will take place during our morning Service.
Places are limited to 60.
A wonderful joyful service for all the family when we will light our Christingles and celebrate the birth of Jesus
St Hugh’s, Old Brumby, Scunthorpe has been awarded a Bronze Eco Church award and The Haven (formerly known as Westcliffe) has just received its Silver award.
For those starting out on their Eco Church journey, who may feel daunted at what is required, ordinand Jenny Camm wants to encourage everyone that it’s not as hard as you might think.
“I was on placement in Nettleham, as part of my formation training,” she says. “The team who are there thought this would be a great mission project. Richard Crossland, Vicar and Rural Dean, is indeed looking for the whole Deanery to get this award. We had the whole congregation involved, produced an action plan, including having a day in May making bug hotels, and much more – and then it all had to stop!”
“Reflecting on this,” she adds, “I realised that my own church, St Hugh’s, was already doing most of what was required.”
The Eco Church awards help you look at what you do in worship and teaching, with your buildings and land, community and local engagement and our lifestyle – what do we do that has a positive effect on wildlife, the needs of the world and its people.
Jenny continues – “We have just had LED lighting installed in our church buildings, our toilet is now ‘Twinned’ with one in Uganda, we use recycled toilet paper, have screens for many services, and cut down paper use in many other ways too. We manage the green area around church for the benefit of the local wildlife and community.”
Vicar, Cameron Martin explains “We regularly address the issues of renewal of creation and social justice in line with the fourth and fifth marks of mission that has been adopted by the worldwide Anglican Communion. In the words of Pope Francis – ‘To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love – is to open up a horizon of hope.’ Global Engagement is very important to me and as a church we support Fairtrade, WaterAid and Tearfund. We have links to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, have a monthly Ramblers group, do regular pilgrimages including St Cuthbert’s Way and St Hilda’s Way last year, have outdoor services and generally encourage people to appreciate the countryside.”
“It hasn’t been a big stress for the congregation to do this,” Jenny concludes. “It was harder to agree to move to recyclable cups for coffee rather than plastic. We switched because we thought that was right, but now we’ve decided to go back to washing up the china ones as that is even more eco-friendly!”
“We will definitely be going for Silver award when we get back into church again.”
The Church of England, as part of its Annual Returns, is currently carrying out a Energy Footprinting exercise. Perhaps that will be the trigger for your own church to look at becoming an Eco Church? And the national church has set itself a target of becoming Carbon Neutral by 2030. That may seem a real ‘stretch goal’ but, as a certain supermarket chain says – ‘Every little helps.’
Great news: St Hughs Church and The Haven( Church of the Reconciliation) has been award the bronze and Silver awards respectively for Eco Church.
Colossians 1:16 New Living Translation (NLT)
for through him God created everything
in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
and the things we can’t see—
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
Everything was created through him and for him.
Eco Church: A Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.
One of the five Marks of Mission for the Anglican Church is
“strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the church”.
To become an Eco church we are encouraged to look at ways in how we to express our care for God’s world in our worship and teaching; in how you look after your buildings in:
- Worship and teaching
- Management of church buildings
- Management of church land
- Community and global engagement
We now aim to work towards gaining our Silver and Gold awards: look out for more details over the coming months.
For the beauty of the earth, for the beauty of the skies,
for the love which from our birth over and around us lies.
Lord of all, to thee we raise, this our sacrifice of thanks and praise
“Since I have neither bread nor wine nor altar, I will raise myself beyond these symbols… I will make the whole earth my altar and on it will offer you all the labors and suffering of the world.”
Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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