Friday, 28 August 2015

All Are Welcome

The Leicester Diocese is encouraging the parishes of St Cuthbert’s Great Glen, St Andrews, Burton Overy, and St Mary the virgin, Carlton Curlieu, to join with the churches of St Peters and of St Pauls, Oadby, in a Team Ministry.

Last Sunday morning, the congregations of all the churches were invited to meet together at St Peter’s for a joint service of Holy Communion. Clergy and laity from the different churches joined together in taking part in the service. The choir also represented people from different churches. Perhaps appropriately, the first hymn was “All are welcome.”

Kim Ford, the Vicar of Great Glen, preached the sermon, in which she picked up some of the thoughts from the story of Solomon consecrating the Jewish Temple and his awareness that God cannot be limited by buildings – rather, he demands the faith of people everywhere.

We look forward to working with Kim and her colleagues and other members of her parishes.