Rectors Newsletter : February 2012

From the Parish Priest…

The People`s Passion

Britain is about to be hit by a singing revolution …and you can be part of it!

You`ll find these words on the Radio 4 website, along with recordings and scores of a brand new piece of music composed for Holy Week and Easter this year – cathedrals, churches, schools and radio are all working on it and we hope to include a performance in our Holy Week events in these parishes. Do let me know if you`re interested in singing along. The aim is to involve as many people as possible – it`s beautiful music and it should be a wonderful experience.

But before we get to Easter, there are other things going on as well!

“Something like a Sunday School” will be celebrating its first Birthday on February 19th at 11 a.m. in Little Bytham Village Hall with a Pancake Party. We have a lot of members now and it`s been a great year, but we still have room for a few more, so do come and join us! Children of all ages are very welcome – parents too, particularly if children are under school age.

Lent will soon be upon us! The Church`s Springtime – the time for spring-cleaning our spiritual lives and growing a bit more, by prayer and study. Ash Wednesday is celebrated this year in Castle Bytham Church at 7p.m. on the 22nd and the special Deanery Lent Evening Services begin on the 26th, when the Rev`d. Sheena Cleaton , the new curate of Bourne Abbey, will preach in Skillington Church. We will also have informal Lent groups in houses around our parishes – more details in the next Glenside.

In March there will also be a beautiful atmospheric concert, by candlelight, in Little Bytham Church, sponsored by Bythams Music – details elsewhere in this magazine.

And, thinking ahead, look for more detail in this and subsequent Glensides, about the Celebration of our Community, planned for July. The year is already off to a flying start!

With every Blessing,

The Rev’d Sue Evans
The Rectory
15 Hill View Road
South Witham
NG33 5QW
Tel: 01572 767240
Mobile: 07879 446831

Added : 13/01/12 : MG


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