Vicar’s Letter March 2024

This month we are journeying through Lent towards Easter, that great Christian festival of pain and grief and ultimately delight and wonder and new life.

You won’t be surprised to read that there are lots of different services and activities to aide you in your Lenten reflections as you journey towards Easter Sunday.

I particularly want to draw your attention two initiatives.

Chatty Church in Betley Reading Room – on Wednesday afternoons we’ll be drinking tea and eating cake and talking about some of the Biblical narratives that lead up to the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday. This is a perfect opportunity to come along and be part of a conversation about the Bible. Suitable for churchgoers and those who are not churchgoers the idea is to work our way through the text and see what we might find out!

Be Still in the Madeley Centre – for the last few years at Lent I’ve run Be Still sessions that have introduced different aspects of Christian contemplation. This year we will be meeting on Thursday afternoons to spend time in contemplation together. Rather than exploring different aspects of Christian contemplative practices each week we will be stepping into more of a rhythm of prayer and contemplation. Once again, this is an event for churchgoers and non-churchgoers, for spiritual seekers and those with an interest in meditation. Come along and have a go!

Chatty Church meets on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:00pm at the Betley Reading room from 21st February until 27th of March.

Be Still meets from 2-3pm at the Madeley Centre on the 22nd February, 29th February, 7th of March and 14th of March.



About Stephen

Lay Chair of All Saints' Church Council and Treasurer. Retired Head of University Secretariat at Keele, Secretary of North Staffs Classical Association, Secretary of North Shropshire CLP, former Woore Parish Councillor & Vice-Chairman of Woore Neighbourhood Plan Team, now complete. Chairman of Sir John Offley's Almshouse Trust, Madeley.
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