Due to the recent spell of poor weather we have had to change our venue from Castle Green to Weobley Parish Church, but everyone is welcome to come to this year’s Summer Fete tomorrow, Saturday 15 June, at 2.00pm. Lots of stalls and refreshments to enjoy.
As well as being in aid of the Parish Church we are promoting the ‘Shelterbox’ Charity which provides emergency accommodation and living essentials for disaster relief.
Churches in the parish can enter teams of two people and any number of teams can be accommodated, with a maximum of eight teams on the croquet pitch at any one time.
Cost of entry is £5.00 per person and a cream tea can be provided for an extra £3.50 per person.
The croquet club is with the tennis club in Eardisley, post code HR3 6NS. There is a signpost in the village. The club is behind Phoenix Car Restoration and you have to drive through that yard to get to the it.
Pete Greig has been teaching on prayer and involved in a non-stop prayer movement, 24-7 Prayer, since founding it over 20 years ago.
He is an Ambassador for the NGO Tearfund and an associate tutor at St Mellitus Theological College, London, and also leads a large church in Guildford called Emmaeus Road – as well as being an award-winning author.
His latest book, How To Pray, is based on Jesus’ teaching on how to pray which has also been compiled into the recited prayer we all know as The Lord’s Prayer. The four ‘movements’ of The Lord’s Prayer are Pause, Rejoice, Ask and Yield and Pete subdivides this outline into 12 concise, accessible “how to” chapters as follows:
1. Prayer Everywhere – why pray?
2. Keeping it Simple – starting out in prayer
3. Slowing and Centring – how to be still before God
4. Adoration – how to worship God
5. Petition – how to ask God
6. Intercession – how to ask God for others
7. Unanswered prayer – how to deal with disappointment
8. Contemplation – how to pray without words
9. Listening – how to hear God
10. Confession and Reconciliation – how to get right with God
11. Spiritual warfare – how to exercise spiritual authority
Pat Millington will be giving an Illustrated Talk entitled ‘Postcards around Weobley’ at 2.30pm on Thursday 24 January at St Thomas’ Parish Room, Weobley. Tickets cost £6.50 to include afternoon tea. Tickets are limited, and selling out fast, so please contact Pat soon if you would like to buy one (319330).
There were more than 30 seated in a friendly horseshoe formation in the spacious chancel area of Weobley Church, for the new venture of a Taizé-style service on Advent Sunday afternoon.
A singing group provided the range of musical textures which are a feature of Taizé music. The service featured the lighting and placing of candles, emphasising the Advent theme, and there was also a time during the music when anyone could go forward to kneel and receive prayer for physical healing or any aspect of wholeness.