Rector’s Weekly Update

The Beaminster Area Team
From the Hub update Friday 10th June 2022

A reminder to Deanery Synod members that the next meeting of the Deanery Synod will be taking place at the village hall in Hawkchurch on Monday 27th June starting at 7.00 pm. There will be drinks available prior to the meeting. As we have no secretary at this moment the Lay Chair, Janet Jackson will be sending the calling papers out in the next few days. If you do not receive them please let me know as soon as possible.

The Team Council will be meeting on Monday 18th July in St Mary’s Beaminster. I have invited Anna Hardy, the new Diocesan Giving Advisor, to attend. Part of Anna’s role is to help parishes to raise funds and I thought it would be useful if she could help us to think about this in a fresh way. Anna’s post is totally funded by a grant from the national church and comes to us at no cost to the parishes. This will be an open meeting for anyone who would like to come and meet Anna and share in the discussions and learn from her expertise.

I recently purchased a copy of a new book called Living Life in Common – Stories from the Pilsdon Community. The book is an oral history of the life and history of the Pilsdon Community over the past sixty years. It talks about the characters who have called upon its services and the challenges that such a community brings. If you would like a copy priced at £12.50 then you can order it through Little Toller Books in Beaminster Square or I am sure that you can find it online.

Online Worship at Home video services continue even though churches are open. The online community continues to be an important part of our church – such as our increasingly popular Gin Church. As usual each Sunday’s video service will be available on the day before. We hope you continue to enjoy our weekly Rev Chat video. And in person in Beaminster you can join us for Baby & Toddler Group on Monday mornings and our Walk In Wednesday social gathering on Wednesday mornings.