A time for coffee hospitality and mutual support.....and perhaps even singing, music making, discussion....for Mums, Dads and carers and pre-school children. We will meet normally each month in Plaxtol Church on the fourth Thursday of each month at 9.30am. Note that because of the Coronavirus pandemic, meetings of the Mums Ahoy! group have been suspended from March 2020 until further notice.
The Rector writes: "We still want to offer hospitality to any who might appreciate the chance to have a nice cup of coffee made for them........We are not offering coffee for a chance to ram the Bible down your throat! We're looking to serve this section of our community as a gentle expression of our faith and God's love for all."
We have been holding Lent lunches on Thursdays in the Benefice beginning at 12.30pm, in St Giles, Shipbourne and Plaxtol Church since the end of February. We shared a simple meal of soup and bread together in church, followed by a short time praying the Litany. Note that because of the Coronavirus pandemic the remaining Lent lunches have been cancelled.
Lenten Study groups
This year we have been meeting in the Rectory during Lent to look at a set of passages from the Bible, both Old and New Testament, that show how God calls in peoples' lives. Note that because of the Coronavirus pandemic the remaining Lenten Study group meetings have been cancelled.
Easter Day will be on Sunday 12 April this year.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting normally takes place at the end of April but this year, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is expected that the meeting will be postponed.