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

Well, all the rhetoric, interpretations of “what is truth”, innuendo and, yes, downright lies are still dominating the news as the UK moves towards Brexit next year; and, some of us ask ourselves, why don’t they shut up and just get on with what was democratically voted for in the 2016 referendum. I am ashamed and angered at the amount of and sometimes abusive language I have heard over the last year from all sides; those who say “the result wasn’t what the country (in other words I) really wanted so there must be another referendum". Is that really what democracy in this country has descended into? Now is not the time for recriminations and “mud slinging”; it is the time for healing and reconciliation: those who voted “remain” need to learn how to accept and move on from their disappointment and those who voted “leave” have not to gloat and say “told you so”. As Charles E Weller said in his teaching drill when typewriters were first invented: “now is the time for All men to come to the aid of the party”; the party in this case being the UK and men being all its citizens.

Bitter disappointment and hurt are very real things, both physical and emotional. We wonder why; we wonder how; we wonder what will be the outcome. Jesus must have felt disappointment and hurt on many occasion as the disciples let him down time after time by their apparent inability to grasp what he was trying to teach them, not supporting him when he asked them to stay awake and pray with and for him, by deserting him when the going got altogether too tough. But did it all distract him? Did he give up on them? No, Jesus stood by those first, timid, wavering followers in the same way he stands by and with us today.

As the United Kingdom deliberates and decides how it is moving forward, it might be well to remember the words of Jesus as we all seek to get our priorities right, as we seek to be reconciled to those of our friends and relatives who had opposing views and convictions to ours in the referendum – seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. Those words, set to music in a well-known chorus go on to add – and all these things shall be added unto you. First and foremost we, as Christians, are called to serve God, to seek his will for ourselves, our families, our communities and our country. It’s not all about us but about the way we try to further God’s kingdom here and now as we move forward. Forward to what? In this world, who knows; in the world to come, life everlasting with God.

Marion

Services at St. Nicholas Church July & August 2018    

 July 1st          9:30am           BCP Holy Communion

July 8th           9:30am           Common Worship Holy Communion

July 15th        8:45am           Said BCP Holy Communion

                        10am              Family Worship

July 22nd        9:30am           Common Worship Holy Communion

July 29th         11:15am         Benefice Communion at Christ Church Hilderstone

August 5th      9:30am           BCP Holy Communion

August 11th   1:00pm           Holy Matrimony

August 12th   9:30am           Common Worship Holy Communion

August 19th   8:45am           Said BCP Holy Communion

                        10am              Family Worship

August 26th   9:30am           Common Worship Holy Communion

Sept 2nd        9:30am           BCP Holy Communion


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?

Short Study Course

Same but different! A brief look at the life of Jesus as given in the first 3 books of the New Testament

Hilderstone Village Hall 7:30pm Wednesday 8th, 15th and 22nd August 2018 (last session in the Annexe at St Nicholas Fulford)

All are welcome; please bring a Bible with you.

Tea Party & Quiz

Saturday, 21st July at 3pm at 8 Lancaster Ave, Fulford, the home of Ann Boulton. Do come along and join in an afternoon of good company, chat, tea and a lighthearted quiz. Please let Ann know if you are able to attend.

Confirmation

Confirmation shows a person’s commitment to the Christian faith and, as such, is not something to be taken lightly. The vicar is offering a course which will lead to confirmation (if wished) for anyone who wants to examine their faith further. Please contact Revd Marion (397073) if you are interested.




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.