Thought for the month

This month sees a number of changes.

The church changes from ‘Ordinary’ time to the season of Lent.

The seasons change from winter to Spring.

The days become longer.

The temperature rises (we hope!)

and

as a church we start to prepare the a new incumbent.

Some changes we are used to – the season of Lent, Spring, warmth. However, some changes will bring disruption and things unexpected.

The latter is likely to be the case as we begin life with a new Priest. For those who have not yet heard, the Rev. Kate Plant has been appointed as Priest in Charge of Breadsall, and of Morley with Smalley. We’ll hear more about Kate in the next BCN. Meanwhile here is a photograph of her .

The change we will face is the sharing of a priest with 2 other churches. Although we have not had a full time priest for many years, we have not had to share on Sundays. With the arrival of Kate, that will change. Our regular pattern of services will necessarily have to change, as will that of both Morley and Smalley. Kate cannot be everywhere at the same time. This is likely to mean a reduction in the number of Communion serrvices, both at 8am and probably at 1015 as well. We will still have an act of Worship every week at 1015, but may have to increase the number of Morning Prayer. A change may also be needed to the baptism schedule. There should be no change to the evening pattern of Taize (every other month), Cafe Church and Evensong. We will be working out the details of these changes with Kate and the wardens of Breadsall, Morley and Smalley together.

Please continue to support the services even if you are not a regular attender of Morning Prayer as it will be important for us to continue to grow together.

Chris Prior

y:pig Sport Relief Challenge

The girls from y:pig successfully negotiated a challenge for Sport Relief on Friday 23rd March. Three teams of 3 took part in a 4 legged race over a short course around the village and Greenway. Here is one photo of the final team climbing the slope to the Greenway.

The girls have raised £130 so far. The winning team is shown below: