Dear Church Family
Study Groups - Here are the Life Group study notes following Paul Bradbury’s sermon on Revelation 14. I hope you enjoy meeting in your groups this week.
Coffee & Chat Zoom - Also, a number of you tried to join the ‘Coffee & Chat’ call on Sunday at 12pm noon on Zoom. Checking with my team this morning, apparently Zoom suffered a catastrophic failure yesterday nationwide and that was why service was very limited. Sadly, a number of churches (not ours) who use Zoom for their services were not able to hold them at all. Our website/YouTube system so far has proved to be robust in delivering our weekly services, and we have a lot to be thankful for.
Online Course - We are looking at offering HTB’s Marriage Course online, working with the Lantern, who have registered the course.
If you are married and interested in joining this, could you please contact Sandra Webster (email above) who is coordinating the course, as Life Groups leader. She will send you an email which describes how the course will run, and if you’d like to be part of it, then email her back and we can register you on the course which starts the week beginning June 8th. Please pray about another preferably unchurched couple then contact them about joining as this would be a great gateway to attract newcomers.
We will continue to look at resources for both married and single church members.
Prayer – Thy Kingdom Come. Thanks to those who join me and others for Morning and Evening Prayer on our Facebook page. Starting on Thursday 21st May (Ascension Day) to Pentecost (31 May) a number of resources are available to focus on praying for five other people who do not yet know the Lord. There are also some useful personal prayer resources, here.
Pastoral – Our Life Group ‘buddy’ system and prayer chain continues to function well. Thanks to everyone who prayed for Stephen Orman’s mother, and my mother, who are both residents in the same care home that had an outbreak of Covid-19. The home has successfully treated the infected patients and is now Covid free, praise the Lord, and this has enabled more socialisation. Thanks so much for all your prayers and do keep using the Prayer Chain.
Look after yourselves, your neighbours, and God bless
Canford Churches; namely The Lantern, St Barnabas & Canford Parish Church, take our responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and work in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.
Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here
We are a friendly and welcoming church where we seek to know God and make him known.
We believe although God is a mystery he has revealed himself to the world through the person of Jesus Christ. We connect with him through his creation, through the unchanging word of the Bible, and by the presence of his Holy Spirit.
Our desire is to enable our church to be a reflection of the life and teaching of Jesus in the world around us. We do this through our worship and ministries as we cooperate with Christians of all denominations to share the love of God.
We acknowledge that, like all people, we are in need of God's love, grace and mercy and we believe Jesus Christ is the hope for the world. Our vision is 'growing the Kingdom : growing disciples' because we see God's mission as dynamic and developing.
If you share these aims, why not come along and find out more?
Chris Tebbutt - Rector of Canford Magna Parish Church
Rector’s PA and Parish Secretary
Mrs Carrie Partridge
Canford Magna Centre
Canford Magna Parish Church
Tel : 01202 882270
Office open: Monday 10am - 12noon, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am -12noon