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Minister's letter

MINISTER’S LETTER

Benefice Away Day, Knowing God… Serving God

Thirty people enjoyed the day away in the peaceful setting of Stanton House, led by Rev’d Phil Dykes. He encouraged everyone to share in discussions in small groups and larger ones.

One of the questions he posed was:
What would your ideal church be like?

Answers were

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What would you add to the list?
What excites you about a church like this?
What challenges you/your church?
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Plenty to think about! Some themes will be picked up in the coming weeks and months.

Our third phase of Discipleship, ‘Outward to the World’, is to be launched at the Benefice Service on 29th October at Hethe Church. This will focus on growing in compassion for those in need and becoming more active in promoting justice and kingdom values.

Advent Groups will also give opportunities to mull over related issues (advertised elsewhere).

Liz Welters, Associate Minister