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Today Magazine Waltham Group Churches

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15 April 2017 ½ 50 pence


Ordination Time This next year or two will be rather rare and wonderful in the Waltham Group, since we will have not one, but two Curates to call our own. If all goes to plan, The Revd Laurence Price is due to be ordained priest on Saturday, 1 July at 5.30 pm at Lincoln Cathedral. And similarly, Rachel Fowler, who has long served the Waltham Group as an authorized lay minister, will be ordained Deacon on Sunday, 2 July at 10 am. We are currently taking names for those who would like to go to Lincoln for the ordinations. If there is sufficient interest we will arrange a bus – or, if most people want to make their own way there – we will make sure that anyone who needs a lift finds one. There is a list at the back of the church in Waltham, or you can email office@walthamgroupchurches.co.uk. So that we are all free to go to the ordinations, the worship pattern on Sunday 2 July changes for all churches in the Waltham Group. There will be no morning worship on Sunday, 2 July anywhere in the Waltham Group. Instead, you are invited to come to All Saints, Waltham at 6.30 pm, for Laurence’s first celebration of the Eucharist.

Sunday, 2 July No morning worship in the Waltham group. Ordination, 10.30 am at Lincoln Cathedral.

6.30 pm Festal Eucharist 2


The Rector’s Letter a longer letter than usual, to introduce this year’s charities. For the past few years, All Saints, Waltham has chosen one local charity and one international charity as the focus of our charitable fundraising each year. These charities are supported through of the money we raise at the Summer Fair (at least half of the money raised goes to non-church charities each year), through special collections, and other events – anyone who wants to support the cause and plan a fundraiser is welcome to do so. This year, the congregation chose Women’s Aid as our local charity. Our international charity is Water Aid, as it has been for a few years now. I am really delighted that we will be 1 in 5 women (20%) supporting Women’s Aid this year. have been victim of Part of the idea of focusing our charitable sexual abuse since work is that we can focus our attention the age of 16 better, and engage more deeply with the social issues that the charity tries to address. One of the things I have noticed, since coming into this area, is that the level of abuse -- and indeed the cultural acceptance of abuse -- is noticeably higher than in many places where I’ve lived. Abuse happens everywhere, of course -- across all social demographics, against both men and women, and in all sorts of ways (physical, emotional and sexual). However, there is no doubt that there are also cultures of abuse -- cultures of tolerance that make abusive relationships seem ‘normal’, which makes it harder for people to seek help. A lot of things play into this. Poverty is a huge factor -- and the anger and desperation that comes of feeling that one has very little control in life. Gender roles matter -- a culture in which men are expected to be 3


providers, and to be in charge, while women are expected to raise the family and defer can lead to an explosive mix of often unnamed pressures and frustrations, because of trying to fit a role they may not have chosen. This is where the church has too often been a part of the problem. It is never easy to determine whether patriarchal systems first exist, and then shape religious teaching; or if they have their first origins in certain understandings of God. It’s a chicken and egg thing. Cultural assumptions of male-dominance make it easy to assume God is male; historic religious teachings and language about God make it easy to assume men should dominate. Even now, there is a lot of confusion in the church. Although no good theologian would say God was male (God is beyond gender, neither male nor female), it is a commonly held assumption that God is ‘he’. Although Jesus came to free us from violence, oppression, and cultural divisions, early Christianity took patriarchies for granted, and Christians still debate whether it is part of God’s plan than men should have authority over women or whether God sets us all free. I wish I could say that the church had moved on from this. Certainly, when I was first coming to faith, I believed that Jesus set us free from all forms of oppression -- and that includes locked gender roles, and traditional patriarchies. I knew the church hadn’t achieved gender equality and inclusion yet, but I thought we were moving clearly in that direction because our fundamental belief is in the infinite worth of each human being. When we try to draw a barrier between ‘us’ and ‘them’ we 4


can count on the fact that God will be on the far side of it. And I still believe this to be true. But I was naive about the clear movement of the church. It is not just that we are not yet a church in which there is true gender equality, and acceptance of all God’s people. It’s that we’re not sure if we want to be. Some parts of the church are clear in their teaching that men and women are of equal, and free to follow whatever path God calls them to. Other parts of the church deny this. Both views exist within the Church of England. And that means that sometimes, the Church is part of the problem in encouraging a culture that allows widespread domestic abuse. I have known women who were abused who thought that it was their husband’s right to abuse them, because he was the head of the house. I have known women who would not change the locks on their house, and who year after year woke-up to their estranged husband’s sudden and violent presence in the middle of the night because they believed that marriage was for life, and they shouldn’t go against their vows. I have known men and women who felt unable to forgive themselves for being angry with their abuser -- or for taking action against their abuser -- because they believed that their faith meant that they must forgive. And I have known men who dared not admit they were abused, because it made them feel weak, and they had been taught all their lives that they must be strong. Far too often, helping someone escape abuse and heal from the effects of abuse means helping them find a better vision of God, as well as a better vision for themselves. I am really proud of those who chose Women’s Aid as our charity this year, because they did so knowing that we would have to talk about 5


these things. In order to support Women’s Aid, we need to do more than raise money. We need to learn not to perpetuate the violence of bad theology and unquestioning assumptions about gender roles. That means there will be sermons, and books to read, and small group discussions all year. We’ll be looking at what Christian faith has to say about gender, power, violence, healing and forgiveness. And we will do this knowing that not one of us is untouched by these things -- whether we ourselves have been abused, whether we’ve watched it happen to our friends and family, or whether we have experienced things that we’re not sure are ‘abuse’ but we know are abusive, harmful, and not aligned with the Love of God. Our first chance to talk about these things will be on Saturday, 18 June for a Coffee Morning, 10 am – 12 noon at All Saints Church Hall. If you are affected by abuse, and are ready to get help, you can call Women’s Aid on 01472 575757, or the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 8010327. Children who are struggling can call Childline: 0800 1111. If you have a concern about abuse in the church, or are concerned that someone connected with our congregations may need help, you can speak with the Safeguarding Officer for The Waltham Group: Susan Hayles (01472 823369) who can contact the Diocesan Safeguaring Officer, Debbie Johnson.

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Friends of East Ravendale Many Thanks to Annabel Haxby and all who gathered for the Casino Night held to benefit Hatcliff and Ravendale Churches. Through the efforts of a few people, and the participation of many friends, the evening raised £4,400, which will be shared equally. This is such a kind and important contribution to the life of the church in Ravendale, where a small congregation works so hard for the good of the church, the school and the community.

Welcome, High Sheriff On Saturday, 8 April, Andrew Clark was sworn in as High Sheriff of Lincolnshire at St Martin’s Church, East Ravendale. We’re looking forward to an interview with Andrew later in the year, but for now: Congratulations, Andrew. May you do much good in promoting justice and wellbeing throughout the county.

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Archdeacon’s Visitation Laurence Price & Kimberly Bohan In June, we will have a visit from Archdeacon Mark Steadman in the Waltham Group. This is a formal visit, part of his legal duties and ours, and it therefore goes by the rather curious word ‘Visitation.’

The current policy of the diocese is that over a four year period, we get one visitation from the archdeacon, and one from the bishop, so that in time, we grow into a more collegial awareness of our work together as parish, benefice, and diocese; and also of our shared ministry as laity, deacons, priests, archdeacons, and bishops. The archdeacon’s visitation deals with a lot of the technical matters of running a parish. He will be visiting to check that we are complying with our legal requirements as parishes. He’ll inspect various documents, including the parish log book which details all alterations and improvements made to the church, and the “terrier”, which does not have four legs and a waggy tail, but is an inventory of all the church’s land, goods and possessions. He will also survey the church and churchyard and give directions for any repairs he feels are necessary. And he’ll be meeting the parish clergy, wardens, treasurers and members off the PCCs. For this visitation, Mark will be with us twice: on Friday, 2 June to do much of the inspection around the villages; and on 11 June to worship with us, preach, and complete the inspection at All Saints. Please come along on the 11th to meet the archdeacon, and to help him understand our life together in the Waltham Group.

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10 Days of Prayer (25 May – 4 June) This year, we will be joining churches all over the country in setting aside ten days for prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. The Archbishop of Canterbury has asked us to join in this project to help us all focus on prayer, and the way God changes lives. To help us pray, we will be setting up a labyring and prayer stations in St Matthew’s Church, New Waltham. The prayer stations will explore some less familiar images of God, through art, mediation, movement and crafts. This is a chance for people of all ages to come together and to be with God. The prayer stations will be accessible to those who aren’t sure what they think about God, as well as those of committed faith. Please see the diary at the end of the magazine for specific times when the Prayer Stations will be open. We will also be looking for volunteers to sit in church so that we can keep the doors open as much as possible during this time. If you would like to help open the church, or bake for the tea room, please speak with a member of the ministry team, or contact us on office@walthamgroupchurches.co.uk.

Archdeacon’s Visitation 10 am Eucharist, 11 June All Saints Waltham The Ven. Mark Steadman will also be with us on Friday, 2 June, to meet with wardens and PCC members.

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Exultet The Revd Laurence Price The last rays of evening sun have disappeared from behind the tracery of the windows, and the building is filled with an immense darkness, Only at the west end is there flickering light, thrown up onto the rough stones. A fire has been kindled, and a procession robed in white and gold gathers around it. A candle nearly four feet long is brought out; they trace symbols on it- a cross, an alpha and omega, the year. The candle is lit and raised high; a voice echoes through the building. “The light of Christ!” The congregation responds, hesitantly at first: “Thanks be to God!” The single point of light moves forward through the cavernous gloom as the candle is carried Eastwards. Again we hear “The light of Christ!”; this time higher, more vibrant, followed by the congregation’s answer. And the point of light starts to multiply and spread throughout the nave, under the delicate arcades of pillars on either side. A third time, “The light of Christ”! Higher still, triumphant. The candle halts in front of the altar and is placed in its stand; the Easter Vigil has begun. An old song spins out into the darkness. It tells of the whole universe rejoicing in Christ’s resurrection, from the wheeling starry skies down to those hard-working bees. The chant is called the Exultet; it’s ancient, complex, and exhilarating to sing. And at the end the congregation responds with a mighty Amen. What year is this? It could be 1017 AD, or 2017. Or possibly even 3017.

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Each year one of the new deacons from the diocese is invited to carry the candle and sing that ancient chant of joy in our cathedral at Lincoln. This year it was my turn. Over my usual white alb, I was given a gold and white vestment (called a dalmatic) to wear; I was told that this was kept specially for Easter Eve. And I was only a little bit disappointed to learn that this was because it had decades’ worth of wax spilt over it by previous deacons, and it wouldn’t matter if I got any more on it. (I did.) It’s easy to get excited about doing something that would have taken place in much the same way centuries ago. But if worship is just about reconstructing the past, we might as well just go to one of those Mediaeval Fayres and drink ale, and dress up as Grimm the Viking of Grimsby. Singing the Exultet is an ancient tradition, as colourful and as slightly weird as any other. But it’s also a place where past and present and future come together; a place where we meet a God who stretches beyond time, and God meets us in his light in one single night. Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels! Exult, all creation around God's throne! Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! (photo: with thanks to the Diocese of Lincoln)

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News from Brigsley Sally Taylor In Brigsley we very much miss John Skipworth's cheerful presence at our services. We also miss him for the myriad of jobs he did for us, quietly behind the scenes. He would always replace light bulbs, do minor repairs, tidy the church yard, paint the gates, organise the inspection of the fire extinguishers, plant the borders with wallflowers he had grown himself, deliver magazines and collect the money... the list is endless! While collecting magazine money this year, many people were shocked and very sad to hear that John had died. Many didn't even know that he had been ill which says a lot about his uncomplaining nature. (photo: John, tucking himself away from the camera, behind Sally)

Brigsley Churchyard & Garden The Revd Kimberly Bohan At our annual meeting in Brigsley this year, we discussed strategies for the future of the church as we draw down on the last of our savings to pay for insurance, electricity and as much maintenance work as is needed to keep everyone safe. This is the year we expect to run out of money. We therefore made a decision to stop cutting the grass, so that we can save money to heat the church well for the carol service. We know that it may be distressing to see the grass overgrown. If you feel able to help in any way – by offering some time gardening, or by helping us to fund grass cutting, would you please contact Sally Taylor (01472 320782) or email us on office@walthamgroupchurches.co.uk.

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The Bishop’s Letter The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson I always think of May as the month of becoming. This is true in nature around about us as we see trees coming into full leaf, fields becoming full of crops, lambs and calves no longer looking frail and new-born. It is true for the many children in our church schools, as they move towards the end of the school year and the exams and assessments which both measure progress and shape futures. We can take all the small signs of becoming which are around us as symbols of a much larger picture about becoming – becoming the people that God would have us be. We are told in the Bible that we are all made in the image of God. And that is the great challenge to all of us: to live up to that reality so that people can see the image of God in us and in the way we live our lives. It is a lifelong journey but one that we can only take step by step, day by day: all the while allowing God’s image to come to the fore. What does this mean? It sounds rather difficult, but, with God’s help, it is not. To enable the image of God means (as Paul says) to show faith, hope and love towards other people. When we allow God so to work in our lives, we are becoming the best people we can be, and the person God made us to be.

+Christopher Lowson Bishop of Lincoln

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News from New Waltham Margo Goodhand & Kimberly Bohan Ron May – In Memoriam This winter, our Sacristan and former warden, Ron May, died after a short illness. Ron was endlessly present in St Matthew’s, preparing the altar, doing odd jobs, polishing and tidying, and (much to the amusement of his family) ironing the altar linens. Ron often spoke about how he wishes we had a white altar frontal that was worthy of Christmas and Easter (the one we have is distinctly oatmeal coloured, and is clearly of its day). So, we are trying to raise funds to get a new altar frontal in Ron’s memory. Altar frontals are expensive – several thousand pounds, rather than several hundred. Yet, somehow, we have faith that for Ron, we can find a way. If you would like to make a donation of any size in memory of Ron, please contact Margo Goodhand (01472 508563) or Rosemary Thompson (01472 589934).

New Waltham Village Day The Village Day will be on Saturday, 24 June at the Pavillion. Games, food, plants and crafts – and a wonderful chance to come together as a community.

East Yorkshire Brass Band There will be a concert at St Matthew’s Church on Saturday, 8 July at 7.30 pm. Please drop in on a Sunday morning for tickets, nearer the time, or contact Margo (01472 508563). 14


Prayer & Companionship The Revd Elsie Butler Anne and I have been friends and colleagues for many years. Recently she was sharing facts and feelings about being a Tertiary with the Order of the Holy Paraclete, based in Whitby. Tertiaries are members of a third order of an existing religious community. I would like to share some of our conversation with you all. The Tertiary Rule of Life is related closely to the vows taken by the sisters but each tertiary is able to personalise their individual rule, taking into account their particular circumstances of life. They hold each other in daily prayer including all sisters and tertiaries whilst also remembering events like retreats. Anne, and all sisters and tertiaries wear the cross of the order. Anne belongs to the local Lincoln group, her nearest, but the dispersed community is worldwide. The groups meet for Chapter, conferences and retreats but there are also activities, including worship, bible study, talks, quiet days and socializing. Retreats, usually at Sneaton Castle in Whitby, are usually silent and full of reflection. Here, bonds are strengthened and support shared for life’s journey. Anne once spoke at All Saints’ as a postulant at the beginning of her journey, but has been a full member for some time now. She is encouraged to review and renew her promises from time to time as circumstances change. Anne feels particularly drawn to St. Hilda’s at Whitby and St. Oswald’s at Sleights. She describes these gathering places as ‘a spiritual home’, offering a close relationship with the sisters. She describes the pointers for her as being attentive to God, being faithful in prayer and stresses the importance of hospitality as being present for people. Anne is part of this community which stretches back to the Synod of Whitby and the Abbess Hilda. Anne is an active participant in this ancient living order. 15


Waltham Parish News BBC Radio 4: The Listening Programme The BBC Radio 4 Listening Programme is visiting Waltham in August to record conversations from residents about their lives. The Parish Council felt it would be a privilege for such a prestigious programme to be recorded in Waltham and have offered the use of the two parking spaces outside of the Parish Office for Radio 4 to set up their mobile studio. If you would be interested in having a conversation recorded please get in touch with Jenny at Waltham Library on 01472 323656 who is assisting Radio 4 with this project.

Thank you Waltham Parish Council would like thank everyone who took part in the Great British Spring Clean. Volunteers collected numerous bags of waste from all areas of the village including two mattresses and a chair that had been dumped. Waltham Brownies and Guides also took part as work towards a badge. The Parish Council were most appreciateve of the help and support for this event.

Cycle Hub The Cycle Hub will be holding Dr Bike events on the Village Green on 25th April, 30th May and 27th June from 3.45pm until 5.45pm. Cyclists are able to get their bike checked and obtain advice on securing your cycle. Police Community Support Officer Lesley Parry will be holding 16


drop-in sessions at the Parish Office at the same time to provide you with police support and advice.

Parish Defribrillator The Parish Defribrillator has once again been deployed in the village. The unit located on the side of the Parish office in Kirkgate car park has now been accessed through phoning the ambulance service on four occassions in the last 12 months. A very worthwhile and well utilised item for this village.

All Saints Waltham Summer Fair Saturday, 8 July 10 am – 2 pm Tea Room v Food Fair v Grand Raffle Visiting Fire Engine v May Pole Dancing Games on the Green v Tours of the Bell Tower Children Singing v Open Church v Prayer Space

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Mothers’ Union Glennis Blisset February, we had our AGM in place of our Thursday afternoon meeting. Our new programme was given us and this looks really good. Thanks, went to our many speakers especially to our clergy who given up their time for some great talks. Our February evening meeting we had a brief run through of our AGM, followed by three quizzes produced be Wendy. We had a great time much fun and a few groans. Thank you, Wendy, for getting the quizzes ready for us. The Lenten lunch at Keelby on Monday March 6th was a Cluster lunch hosted by Keelby and Immingham, which six of our members attended. The lunch of soup, apple pie and cheese and biscuits was enjoyed by all. Our Diocesan president Elizabeth Page and our newly appointed diocesan Chaplain Rev. Sylvia Price Oxley travelled from Bourne to be with us. Sylvia spoke of being confirmed, becoming a Sunday School Teacher and two years as a missionary. She met her future husband who was a Priest, she then became a member of the MU and later a branch leader. When she herself became a Priest, she gave up the MU, but after retirement has returned as the MU chaplain. She went onto talk about the work of the MU worldwide, and the ideas for the future and how we can support through prayer, worship and working together with each other. A very enjoyable afternoon. On Mothering Sunday MU leave flowers in church for those past members who are no longer with us but not forgotten. This year we are having a really good response crosses for the hospital and toiletries etc. for Women’s Aid. Welcome packs are going to Diana

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Princess of Wales Hospital on a regular basis, and a lovely thankyou was sent to me from the area Chaplain Rev. Charles Thody. At our afternoon meeting on Thursday March 9th Ken and Ann Mann gave a lovely visual presentation of houses and gardens, among which were Castle Howard and Chatsworth. Some beautiful scenery and interior displays. We are so fortunate to have such lovely buildings and gardens in Britain. My thanks to John Norris who helped Ken with the display. Once again Ken put together a really informative and interesting afternoon. Dates for the Diary Thursday May 11th 2 pm th

Rev. Alan Hundleby

Monday May 29 7.30 pm

NO MEETING BANK HOLIDAY

Thursday June 8th 2 pm

Talk by Margaret Powell

The rector would like to thank the Mother’s Union for all that they do in the life of the church – and most especially for working with the Rainbows, Brownies & Guides to host the May Queen celebrations. We couldn’t do it without you.

Louth Players Riverhead Theatre – May 10 th I am Beast. Presented by Sparkle & Dark. An award-winning, visually stunning exploration of the power and grief of childhood imagination. 17 th – 24 th Jesus Christ Superstar by Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice A Playgoers production Box Office 01507 600350 www.louthplaygoers.co.uk Now booking on line 19


Women’s Institute A Report from the President President Sue Bunn welcomed members and 2 guests to the April meeting of Waltham WI. She reported the very sad news of the death of Pauline Wilmot and extended condolences to her family. Happily, past secretary, Sam Hammond, has given birth to Jasper Evan and both are doing well. Sue thanked everyone for generously donating Easter eggs and shower gel for our charity Women's Refuge. National and regional notices were displayed on the projector and Sue gave an account of her time at the Federation Day . The evening's speaker was Jo Smedley from Red Herring Games, a local company who provide DIY murder mystery kits. These can be designed for an intimate dinner party for 6 or a large group of 200. The kits even include recipe suggestions, detailed instructions, invitations and character booklets or scripts. Jo trained to be an occupational therapist originally and was writing in her spare time. She began compiling the games when the church group that she ran wanted to host one and eventually , together with some friends who were web designers, launched Red Herring Games. Jo also continued her writing and recently successfully published her debut novel, The Missing Witness, a murder suspense. Three members were invited to play the 'suspects' from a written script and everyone had to name the guilty character - great fun and not as easy as one may think! Jo judged the evening's competition - making an Easter chick, and chose the President’s, with Pamela Broadey a worthy runner up. The next luncheon club is 10th May at Grimsby Golf Club and organised by Christine Taylor. Thanks were given to Melinda Sutherland and June Waddingham for providing the refreshments and to Claire Wedd for the lovely cake. The next meeting is Monday 8th May when the speaker will be Sandra about the Allotment Challenge and flowers. The competition will be the ugliest vegetable. The evening concluded with a raffle.

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Prayer Requests Did you know there is a prayer request board at All Saints, Waltham and at St Matthew’s? You can also make a prayer request on our website: walthamgroupchurches.co.uk

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What’s on May - June (usual Sunday worship listed separately) Tues

2 May

6 pm Eucharist

Waltham

7 – 8.45 pm. Cake, Quiet & Compline.

New Waltham

Thurs

4 May

9.30 am Eucharist, Tea & Toast.

Waltham

Tues

9 May

6 pm Eucharist

Waltham

Thurs

11 May

2 pm Mothers’ Union

Waltham

Tues

16 May

6 pm Eucharist

Thurs

18 May

9.30 am Eucharist, Tea & Toast.

Waltham

Tues

23 May

6 pm Eucharist

Waltham

7 – 8.45 pm. Cake, Quiet & Compline.

New Waltham

9:30 am Eucharist

New Waltham

7.30 pm Festal Eucharist for Ascension Day

Waltham

Thurs

25 May

10 Days of Prayer between Ascension & Pentecost these are just some of the times the church will be open Fri

26 May

4 – 7 pm Prayer Stations

Sat

27 May

10 am – 12 noon (All Age)

Sun

28 May

6 – 9 pm (quiet time for adults)

Mon

29 May

10 am – 12 pm (All Age)

Tues

30 May

3 – 5 pm (After School Session)

New Waltham

7 – 9 pm Cake, Quiet, Compline Wed

31 May

2 – 4 pm

Thurs

1 June

Schools Day

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10 Days of Prayer between Ascension & Pentecost (cont.) these are just some of the times the church will be open Fri

2 June

5 – 8 pm (Adults and accompanied children)

Sat

3 June

2 – 4 pm (All Age)

New Waltham

Normal listings resume: Mon

29 May

7.30 pm Mothers’ Union

Waltham

Tues

30 May

6 pm Eucharist

Waltham

7 – 8.45 pm. Cake, Quiet & Compline.

New Waltham

Thurs

1 June

9.30 am Eucharist, Tea & Toast.

Waltham

Tues

6 June

6 pm Eucharist

Waltham

7 – 8.45 pm. Cake, Quiet & Compline.

New Waltham

Thurs

8 June

2 pm Mothers’ Union

Waltham

Tues

13 June

6 pm Eucharist

Waltham

7 – 8.45 pm. Cake, Quiet & Compline.

New Waltham

Thurs

15 June

9.30 am Eucharist, Tea & Toast.

Waltham

Tues

20 June

6 pm Eucharist

Waltham

7 – 8.45 pm. Cake, Quiet & Compline.

New Waltham

NW Village Day @ Pavillion

New Waltham

Sat

24 June

Looking ahead Sun

2 July

Laurence’s 1 st Eucharist 6.30 pm

Waltham

Sat

8 July

All Saints Summer Fair 10 am – 2 pm

Waltham

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Worship Schedule May – June May: Month A Sunday, 7 May (Easter 4) – wk 1 Waltham

8 am Eucharist 10 am Eucharist 6.30 pm Choral Evensong

New Waltham

10 am Eucharist

Barnoldby

9 am Eucharist

Ashby-cum-Fenby

9 am Morning Prayer

Sunday, 14 May (Easter 5) – wk 2 Waltham

10 am Eucharist 6.30 pm Evensong

New Waltham

10 am Eucharist

Brigsley

10 am Morning Prayer

BCP

Sunday, 21 May (Easter 6) Waltham

8 am Eucharist 10 am Eucharist 11.30 am smAll Saints 6.30 pm Choral Evensong

New Waltham

10 am Eucharist

Barnoldby

11 am All Age Worship

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Sunday, 28 May (Ascensiontide) – wk 4 Waltham

8 am Eucharist 10 am Eucharist 6.30 pm Choral Evensong

New Waltham

10 am All Age Worship

Ravendale

9 am Holy Communion

BCP

Brigsley

10 am Holy Communion

BCP

Waltham

8 am Eucharist 10 am Eucharist 6.30 pm Choral Evensong

Sunday, 4 June (Pentecost) – wk 1

month B

Waltham

8 am Eucharist 10 am Eucharist 6.30 pm Choral Evensong

New Waltham

10 am Eucharist

Barnoldby

9 am Eucharist

BCP

Ashby-cum-Fenby

9 am Morning Prayer

BCP

Sunday, 11 June (Trinity Sunday) – Archdeacon’s Visitation Waltham

10 am Eucharist 6.30 pm Choral Evensong

New Waltham

10.30 am at Methodist Church

Brigsley

Please join in at Waltham

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Sunday, 18 June (Trinity 2) – wk 3 Waltham

8 am Eucharist 10 am Eucharist 11.30 smAll Saints 6.30 pm Choral Evensong

New Waltham

10 am Eucharist & Bring and Share Lunch

Barnoldby

11 am Family Service

Farewell to Ian

Sunday, 26 June (Trinity 3) – wk 4 Waltham

10 am Eucharist 6.30 pm Choral Evensong

New Waltham

10 am All Age Worship

Ashby

9 am Holy Communion

Ravendale

11 am All Age and Baptism

BCP

Wedding & Baptism Bookings We are now able to begin the process of booking weddings and baptisms online. Please go to our website (walthamgroupchurches.co.uk) and follow the links to the booking form. The online form will let you request dates and give us your contact details. Then you can come along to the booking hour at All Saints, Waltham every Monday evening (except bank holidays) from 6 – 7 pm to learn more and to confirm the booking. 31


Waltham Group Contact & Information Rector

The Revd Kimberly Bohan

01472 822172

kimberly@walthamgroupchurches.co.uk Curate

The Revd Laurence Price

07753 466761

laurence@walthamgroupchurches.co.uk Ministry Team

Retired Ministry Team (w/PTO) Wardens, Waltham Wardens, NW Wardens, Ashby Wardens, Ravendale Brigsley Barnoldby Waltham MU Waltham Choir Bell Ringing Safeguarding All Saints Hall

The Revd Alan Hundleby The Revd Elsie Butler Rachel Fowler (ordinand) Margo Goodhand (warden, NW) Liz Newton Heather Nichols Marilyn Reeve Bridget White The Revd Ian Walker Anne Mullett (Reader) Sean Chesman David Tingle (+ church taxi) Rosemary Thompson

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