This booklet is intended as a resource for us to be able to continue to worship together each Sunday.This service book marks the end of my first year as yourvicar, and an entire year of lockdown, loss and disruption to our lives.There is much about this season for us ...
St John the Baptist church is the home of the Church of England in the parish of Farrington Gurney.We have a small and welcoming community, made up both of village people and those who travel specially to worship in this beautiful and friendly church.
We occasionally hold informal cafe style services, which are particularly attractive for family members of all generations to attend together.We occasionally hold informal cafe style services, which are particularly attractive for family members of all generations to attend together.
Holy Trinity is the historic Anglican church in the parish of Paulton.An active church at the Northern end of Paulton, opposite the new Barratt’s estate.We offer a arm welcome to all, whether you are new to the area, just visiting or exploring your faith.
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, which may also be known as Passion Sunday. Traditionally, Palm Sunday commemorates the Triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem was noted by the crowds present who shouted praises and waved palm branches as they thought of him as potential leader to restore the fortunes of the Jews.
It will be Palm Sunday this Sunday and we will begin our Holy Week in Lockdown.
I have prepared a set of family friendly resources that you can use to mark each day of Holy Week and prepare for Easter.
We are approaching the end of Lent and moving into Holy Week. We have made the decision as a Benefice to remain online with our services over Easter and begin to open our churches in line with the national timetable.
I hope that your Lent wilderness journey is taking shape and that you are seeing signs of God leading you through this time. Don’t worry if things aren’t going according to plan,
Please see the document below for the Faculty for repairs to the Church Tower Clock.
After careful discussion we have decided that we will maintain our pattern of online services until the May 17th deadline when most things are due to re-open. That way we are operating in line with the national time table and continuing a safe and cautious approach to resuming our public gatherings.
We are now into the first phase of Lent and I pray that you are finding it a useful time of reflection and growth. Remember again that this is not about success or failure,
Our focus for Lent has been on understanding our Lent time as one of both physical and spiritual practice that will allow us to deepen our relationship with God.
If you click the banner below you can view our menu of Lent activities.