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This year the first Sunday in June is the 1st Sunday after Trinity and the pattern continues until Sunday 28th October — the 22nd and last Sunday after Trinity.
But not in the Alde Sandlings Benefice! No sooner has ordinary time begun than we begin a series of extraordinary events of many kinds.
Sarah is an opera historian, writer, lecturer, broadcaster, tour guide, cartoonist — and priest. I think a lively sermon can be guaranteed! All in all it promises to be a mini-festival of words and music as well as a service of Holy Communion.
The special events continue throughout the summer.
More news on this very soon but animals and an ark could possibly be involved. Administratively we take a big step forward on the evening of Thursday June 7th with our first meeting of all four Parochial Church Councils.
There are several items on the agenda that affect all four of our parishes and it will be good to see if addressing some of these together brings forward some new ideas and ways of thinking about things. Among other things we will be looking at music in our churches, courses and study meetings — and we also plan to talk about the proposed new development of a large-scale electricity substation which may well be in one of our parishes.
This is an important subject for many and we need to think of how we might work together to become involved. We are surrounded by new life and new colours. After the change of the clocks we have light evenings to enjoy and with the odd blip! Ro and I have enjoyed our first meals out-of-doors and the short-sleeved shirts have begun to emerge from the wardrobe.
Summer, and all that it brings, will soon be with us. That sense of great hope extends to our church life too.
The service, back in mid-April, at which Bishop Mike gave Nicky, Sheila, Jo and I our licenses for the new benefice was, I hope those who were present will agree, a great occasion. We worked our Bishop hard!
He commissioned and re-commissioned Lay Elders and confirmed no less than eight people, three of whom were also baptised. Although our benefice has technically been in existence since the beginning of November the service felt like a real turning-point and to have so many people involved, from our parishes and beyond, felt gloriously positive.
So now we need to continue our exploration of what being the Alde Sandlings Benefice really means to us and what the opportunities are. A big thank-you to all of those who continue to give valuable service to their parishes and now to the wider benefice too. All sorts of ideas are beginning to bubble up about closer ways of working and I sense an exciting year ahead.
There is much to be hopeful about here too. A word about Ascension Day — Thursday May 10th. It will begin early, at 7.
This all promises to be rather special too and prayers for good weather will be very much appreciated. You will be very welcome at either or both! Ascension Day really is one of the most important days on the church calendar it is a public holiday in many countries and it forms the centrepiece of the great Eastertide trio of Easter Day itself, Ascension Day and Pentecost that, between them, tell us such important things about the nature of the God that we worship.
As I write we are still very much in the middle of the day Easter season. Eastertide formally ends at Pentecost which this year falls on May 20th — the day of our Civic Service in Aldeburgh. The joy of the resurrection continues to be reflected in our readings from the Acts of the Apostles.
Alleluia, Christ is risen. He is risen indeed, Alleluia! During Lent our discussion groups explored what it might mean to live as Easter people — as people of the Resurrection.
Some of what follows picks up on that theme. There has recently been a series on television following a very varied bunch of people on the Camino do Santiago, the great pilgrimage-route of St James to Santiago de Compostela in north-western Spain.
When we, literally or metaphorically, walk together and share as we travel then all sorts of positive things can emerge. So here are some ways that we plan to make the metaphor come to life.
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