All the videos recorded at the gathering are now uploaded onto YouTube. The links are below.
The Gathering Videos:This link is to a YouTube playlist – all the recordings in Chronological Order: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy_LILlzZzlU6ilfWiI7rcQg_OfDMECMD
Wed 8 July Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley https://youtu.be/BpzeibqtPJ
Wed 8 July Bible Study Gordon Mursell https://youtu.be/DT_C1ZbXlOE
Thu 9 July Neil Hudson https://youtu.be/-7lIlasITZo
Thu 9 July Bible Study Gordon Mursell https://youtu.be/JAjgMTcibjA
Fri 10 July Final Thanks https://youtu.be/Sy7oyVjDyTY
Fri 10 July Introducing ‘Follow!’ https://youtu.be/HbkgSAgMSJA
Fri 10 July Bible Study Gordon Muriel https://youtu.be/-a5Tb4O00Tw
Also, the organisers (and the Editor of Reflections) are keen to collate as many photographs as possible from the Gathering, formal or informal. It is possible to add them to the web-site, or they could be sent, please, to Mike Vockins, email@example.com.
The diocese has announced an exciting programme of events for September as we all get the opportunity to meet our Bishops in the setting of our choice, Tea party or pub, cathedral or activity centre. The events are scattered throughout the Diocese and everyone is invited to the event of their choosing. Find out more on the dedicated area of the website or ‘like’ Follow – Hereford Diocese on Facebook. The Follow! dates start on 8th September in Craven Arms and continue throughout the month. A full calendar is available on the website HERE. Keep checking the website as more information is being added all the time. Facebook is also a source of information too.
Posters and invitation cards are available in packs from the Diocesan Offices in Hereford and Ludlow: drop in and collect or ring and request 01432 373300 for Hereford and 01584 871089 for Ludlow.
The Presidential address that Bishop Frith gave to the recent Synod is available to read on the diocesan website and to listen to HERE. Bishop Richard had some very different ideas on funding the Diocese in the future, which everyone should know about and get talking about too.
Lord God, you are the creator of heaven and earth,
day by day, year by year we see your hands at work
both in the world and graciously in our lives.
We have so many reasons to count our blessings,
so much to give thanks for.
Let faith grow in our lives, let the saving words of Jesus
grow richly in the soil of our hearts.
May the abundant love of Jesus strengthen our commitment to you
and to others and may the fruit of our faith overflow in joy and gladness
filling the earth with your glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
Church Urban Fund are asking you to invite your church, community group or friends to swap their Sunday lunch for something a little more frugal and donate the difference. Download your free resources here! Find out how you can help Church Urban Fund fight poverty in England on Sunday 21st June here.
You will, I hope, already know that the Bridgnorth Deanery Synod meets four times a year. Each church in the Deanery is entitled to send elected representatives to those meetings, but any of you is welcome to join us as a visitor at any meeting and you may find some of the presentations of interest.
We warmly invite you to the next meeting which is on a topic which may touch many of us in the future.
Wednesday 10th June
7.30pm – Cleeton St Mary Village Hall
Speaker: Dr Benoît Ritzenthaler, Palliative Medicine Consultant
Subject: Christians at Work:
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.
Can Palliative Medicine provide some answers to these difficult questions?
A personal view from a Christian professional.
Secretary Bridgnorth Deanery Synod
‘Living the Life’ Diocesan Conference Saturday 21st November, 2015
Here is the Poster for the event.
Here is the covering letter from Bishop Alistair – Living the Life Conference letter +AM
The charity Caring for God’s Acre promotes the conservation of burial sites of all kinds and in support of its work a Burial Ground Botanical Companion has been produced, which has two parts; a simple survey involving counting plant species followed by some simple identification of different plants to give an indication of grassland type. The A5 sized Companion will help people get started in learning about grassland plants, how to record species and what can be done with the information. It is not necessary to be able to identify every plant; people can simply have a go at as many stages in the Companion as they can. More information here.
The April to June 2015 Newsletter is here.
The Gathering at Harper Adams University takes place from 8th to 10th July and everyone in the Diocese is invited to sign up for it Have you looked at the Gathering web-site: www.herefordgathering.org.
Brochures (which include the booking form) are now in all our churches, and are available at the Hereford and Ludlow offices and at Ludlow Mascall Centre.
It’s a Gathering not to be missed with key-note speakers including the Rt. Rev’d Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Waikato, NZ; Rev’d Neil Hudson from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity; and Rev’d Mike Pilavachi, founder and director of Soul Survivor. Daily Bible study will be led by the much-admired and highly respected Gordon Mursell, formerly Bishop of Stafford and Dean of Birmingham, and Jo Brand is the speaker at the Gathering Dinner. Make sure you get hold of a brochure, and complete the booking form to be there, in the Gap as we gather together to ‘Mind The Gap’.