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Welcome to the website of
The Lambfold Benefice

A group of five Anglican rural parishes

in the geographical centre of England

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DECEMBER 2016
 

The Lambfold Benefice is now in Interregnum until a new Rector is appointed. In the meantime, please contact your Churchwarden for information about churches, services, weddings, funerals and baptisms etc (see Benefice contacts page for details).



 

The Readers Write

As I write this we are about to celebrate the festival of Christ the King. And as you read it, we will just have celebrated, or be about to celebrate, Advent. That period of waiting and reflection that leads to Christmas and the celebration of the birth of our Lord. Or, in today’s consumer society, a period of increasing excitement and the anticipation of the piles of presents to come.

Advent is the beginning of the church year and is a period of just four weeks. But our Benefice starts this new church year without a Rector, and our period of waiting, for a new incumbent, is going to be considerably more than four weeks.

Some of us have been in this position before and can affirm that the long wait then, some eighteen months, was worth the wait – with the advent of John Hall! This time around we are much better equipped to cope with the wait; we now have three Readers and an excellent group of lay leaders taking Family Services, Messy Church and initiating new forms of worship.

We are a much stronger Benefice now than we were approaching the last interregnum. And it is in our own interests to ensure that we remain a strong, unified worshipping community ready for the inevitable advent of a new incumbent. We can then start off running, rather than having to re-invent the wheel!

Advent is the time of promise: it is not the time of fulfilment.

Yours in Christ.

David




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