Churches in Fulford Parish




St Nicholas Church

Parish Magazine

Clergy:

Reverend Marion Reynolds, 20 Tudor Hollow, 01782 397073

Churchwardens:

Mrs Rowena Robinson, Fulford Dale Cottage, Tel 01782 397838
Mrs Shirley Rawlings, 14 Carters Croft, Tean, Tel 01538 724392

From the Vicar

When I was ordained, I was given a present of a paperweight, you may have seen the inscription on it on other items – “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference”. That is such a truism in all aspects of our lives but one that we so often get wrong.

In my six months in the benefice I have had numerous meetings and conversations and I have listened, questioned and learnt. In some cases I have acted, on some cases I have adopted a “wait and see” approach, sometimes it is a case of “let’s leave it as it is”; what is important is that we get our timing right and move forward together as a benefice and community. With God, the time was right – He decided when and where to send his Son and the road His Son would walk for the sake of all humanity.

In our churches in April, we are marking the biggest and most far reaching event that the world has ever seen – Easter – the time that changed man’s relationship with God for ever. John 3:16 tells us that “God so loved the world that he gave his only son so that whoever believes in him will never die but have everlasting life”. This is only possible because of that great, changeless love of the Father for the Son who died and rose again from the dead at the time we celebrate as Easter. By this selfless act of love, Jesus took upon himself the burden of all the world’s sin thus enabling us, here and now, to have a relationship with God which is changeless throughout our lives and through the transition of death when, as the hymn puts it we are “changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place”. So, come along to one or more of our services over the Easter period and find out for yourself more about our wonderful, almighty, unchanging God; it could be that the time is right for you and you experience something that changes your life for ever.

Marion


Services at St. Nicholas

April 2018    

 1st April           9:30am           Family Communion for Easter Day

 8th April          9:30am           Holy Communion

15th April        8:45am           BCP Said Communion

                        10:00am         Family Service

22nd April       9:30am           Holy Communion

29th April        9:30am           Benefice Communion

 6th May           9:30am           Rogation Sunday Worship

Prayers.

There is a box at the back of church for prayer requests.

Anyone is welcome to join us on a Wednesday morning at 10 am in the Annexe for prayers.

 If you cannot get to church and would like a visit and/or Holy Communion, contact the Vicar (397303) or Shirley (01538 724392).




What’s On?


APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting)

17th April 7:30pm in the Annexe

This takes place every year to review the past year and to elect officials for the church for the next year. All are invited to attend (but only those on the church electoral roll may vote)

Stone Deanery Synod

St Nicholas church is hosting the next Deanery Synod meeting on April 19th 7:30pm in the Annexe

Fundraising.
Friday, 13th April 2:30 – 5pm Hilderstone Village Hall – Antiques Valuation with Hanson’s Auctioneers. £1 per item (max 5 items); refreshments available. All proceeds to Christ Church Access for All fund to provide facilities in the church.

Coffee morning

Gill Viggars is holding a coffee morning at her home (3 Lancaster Close) on Saturday, 28th April at 11am



Baby & toddler group.

St. Nicholas' Church annex hosts a baby and toddler group every Friday morning during term time between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. The group is not only for children: Mums, Dads and Grandparents get to know each other and have a good chat while their children enjoy playing with toys, craft activities, making cards and presents for occasions such as Easter or Mothering Sunday.
There is toast, juice, tea and coffee available for everyone during the morning and all are welcome to join us.
For more information contact Lauren on 07974 777075



Parish Profile

The parish profile for the Benefice of Fulford-in-Stone with Hilderstone (2017):

Fulford Hilderstone Parish Profile 2017


Contacts for other Churches

The Methodist Church (Blythe Bridge): Rev'd Ian Coates 01782 395370

The Roman Catholic Church (Meir & Cresswell): Fr Kazimierz Stefek 01782 313734; Rev Trevor Borthwick



Fulford Residents

Third Thursday 10 am at the Village Hall ~ All welcome

Coffee and a chat.