Our regular round up of news and forthcoming events from the Diocese of St Eds and Ips.
Enthronement of 11th Bishop of St Eds & Ips
We are delighted to announce that The Revd Canon Martin Seeley, following his ordination as a bishop on Ascension Day in London, will be enthroned as the 11th Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich on Saturday 20 June in the Cathedral Church of St James and St Edmund, Bury St Edmunds. Further information about the Enthronement Service will follow in due course. Our prayers are with Martin, Jutta, Anna and Luke as they prepare to come to Suffolk.
Dying to Live
A new book by Marian Carter, a Self Supporting Minister in the Two Rivers Benefice, is available to purchase from the St Nicholas Centre in Ipswich for the reduced price of £22. It is a theological and practical workbook covering death, dying and bereavement and also deals with issues of loss, grief, healing, the search for meaning and joy. More details can be found at http://www.dyingtolive.org.uk.
The Real Easter Egg: eNews Competition
The Real Easter Egg is the only Easter Egg that tells the Easter Story, gives money to charity and is Fairtrade. To become a ‘champion’ for your church, or to order eggs, visit http://www.realeasteregg.co.uk.
We have three cases of the Real Easter Egg to give away, each case contains six eggs (either dark or milk chocolate). We would love these to be used in creative ways to bless our communities. To win one of the three cases, email email@example.com with ‘REAL EASTER EGGS’ in the subject line by the end of Tuesday 17 Feb and we will choose three winners at random. Please note, you will have to collect these eggs from the Diocesan Office in Ipswich as they might not survive in the post! Winners will be announced in next week’s eNews.
Suffolk Theology Forum, 11 February 7.30pm, St Michael & All Angels Church, Martlesham Heath
The Dean of St Edmundsbury, The Very Revd Dr Frances Ward, will speak on ‘Christianity and the Secular Soul’. For more details, and to see details of future lectures, see http://www.sifre.org.uk/stf/
Angels & Pinnacles Talk with Marion Welham, Diocesan Tourism Officer, University Campus Suffolk, Weds 25 February, 4.30pm
Marion will explore ways of raising the profile of our extraordinary collection of medieval churches in the community and among our many visitors to Suffolk. Download the poster here. Her talk will include illustrated examples of how our church buildings represent every period of history stretching back over a thousand years. More details here.
Love is an open door, Saturday 28 February, Colchester Road Baptist Church
Christian Adopters and Foster Carers throughout Suffolk are joining together as Home For Good: Suffolk whose vision is to see the Church playing its part in recruiting foster carers and adopters, equipping churches to support families that foster and adopt and encouraging peer support. The ‘Love is an open door’ event is free. For more information visit http://www.homeforgood.org.uk.
Exploring Prayer Day – 18 July at St Edmundsbury Cathedral
SAVE THE DATE – A day to grow more confident in prayer and to explore it further. A time more to pray than to talk about praying! No experience necessary – and lots of experience welcome! Workshops led by people from their own experience. Prayer spaces in the Cathedral developed by children and young people for everyone to use. More details soon.
A Pilgrimage in the footsteps of St Benedict to Italy (Norcia, Subiaco, Monte Cassino)
Thursday 24 to Wednesday 30 September 2015. Led by Bishop Martin Shaw. St Benedict, who founded a monastic system in the 6th century, had a profound affect on the Christian Church as a whole, but also on culture throughout Europe. The cost is approximately £839. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
In the footsteps of Jesus – An October Pilgrimage to Israel
From 12 to 20 October 2015, The Revd Jane Hall will be leading a relaxed pilgrimage to Israel & Palestine which all are very welcome to join. The cost will be £1695 & the itinerary includes Galilee, Bethlehem & Jerusalem. For further details contact Jane / 01473 785251) or book through http://www.lightline.org.uk / 01992 576065.
· Click to download the February Rural Report
· Click to download February’s East Anglican Magazine
· Click to download the February Cathedral Ezine
Mission Praise Competition
Congratulations to Faith Darch, Andrew Dotchin and Jenny Seggar who entered last week’s eNews competition and each win a copy of the 30th Anniversary (words) edition of Mission Praise.
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