Rector’s Weekly Update

The Beaminster Area Team
From the Hub update 30th September 2021

First some good news.  We have been able to appoint a new organist for St Mary’s Church Beaminster. Peter Nardone has been covering over the summer and liked us so much he decided to apply for the job. We look forward to some exciting music making to come. Welcome Peter. You can find out more about Peter and his career on our team website

During October and November we will be hosting a six week discussion course on the Church of England report, Living in Love and Faith – which explores Christian teaching and learning about identity, sexuality, relationships, and marriage. This is a chance to engage, listen, and to reflect theologically on the issues.

We will meet on a Tuesday evening in St Mary’s Beaminster from 7-8.30pm, beginning on Tuesday 19th October and ending on Tuesday 23rd November.

The course materials take five weeks to complete. On the sixth week, 23rd November, we will be joined by Archdeacon of Sarum The Venerable Alan Jeans. Alan is the diocesan advocate for LLF and will host a question and answer session to complete our time together.

All are welcome to attend, to listen, and to participate. It is useful to attend all six sessions if possible. Pastoral support will be available as we discuss a subject that can be personally challenging.

You can book your free place via Eventbrite or phoning the Beaminster Area Team office on 01308 862320, between 10.30 and 12.30, Monday to Friday. You can order the printed course materials online, download them for free from the Church of England website, or order a copy via the team office. The course printed materials costs £5.  See the team website for more information. 

David returns in the middle of this week and Fiona will depart for sunnier climes on 9th October for a couple of weeks, we hope she has a lovely time. 

A reminder that the baby and toddler group is back on Mondays through October, you can find more details and book your free ticket on this page.

Online Worship at Home video services continue even though churches are open. The online community continues to be an important part of our 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.

Every Blessing, Jo