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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
 
Our Rector, Revd Sue Stanley, can be contacted by email by clicking on the link below, or call her on 01327 341307 or 07983 043284

stanley.thehole@btinternet.com

Find us on Facebook here

Sunday 28th February 2021
 Second Sunday of Lent

Updated 26.02.2021

Mindful of the need to keep everyone safe, Revd Sue will announce services on a week-by-week basis during the current lockdown. Information will be announced via Facebook and this website.

Please Note:

Revd Sue will say Compline/Nightprayer on Wednesdays at 7.30pm throughout Lent (Livestream via Facebook)

Services in the Benefice This Week

Sunday 28th February
 
9.00am    Sunday Worship                     Livestream on Facebook
10.30am  Holy Communion                    Farthingstone
 
Wednesday 3rd March
 
7.30pm    Compline/Night Prayer          Livestream on Facebook

 
 
Please use the following link to access online services: https://www.facebook.com/Lambfold-Benefice-109774004270866/

March 2021

THE RECTOR WRITES

An article in my newspaper's magazine supplement caught my eye this weekend, it spoke of how the Covid restrictions have forced us to totally change the ways in which we relate to others and asks if friendships will ever be the same again. Sometimes I find it difficult to even imagine how life was before Covid hit - bi-annual meals out at a pub with my husband and a group of our best friends from years past; regular trips to the cinema with a friend or times sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee and putting the world to rights with another. It all seems like a dim and distant memory!

The last year has caused us all to look for new ways to keep in touch - so important if we want to keep our friendships alive - and even a technophobe like me has discovered the wonders of video communications and social media to use alongside email and telephone. Having said that, it's also made me realise the importance of really good friendships against the hundreds of acquaintances known as ‘friends' who I might ‘follow' on social media!

In order for any relationship to work and grow, communication is key - something which I try to impress upon the couples I meet for marriage preparation - and like any relationship we need to communicate regularly with God to grow our relationship with him. The season of Lent which runs this year from 17th February until Easter is a good time to find the discipline to set aside a regular time for prayer. It's important to remember that prayer should be more than just going to God with a list of requests - although that's fine - but should be seen as two-way communication, making time to quietly listen as well as speak.

It does feel quite challenging to grow in relationship with someone you have never seen but as we are reminded in the Bible; "No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known", so as well as finding time to talk to God I encourage you to get to know him better by reading about the life of Jesus - Mark's Gospel is a good place to start!

God bless

Revd Sue

01327 341307 stanley.thehole@btinternet.com




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