Due to adverse weather, the following compline at Kington has been postponed until Friday 23rd March at 8.00 PM
The co-op Local Community Fund
The Co-op Local Community Fund is now open for members to choose and give their 1% to Kington Parish House / Community Hall.
Every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund.
If you would like to support us please go online : www.coop.co.uk/membership and choose Kington Parish House / Community Hall as your chosen charity.
If you are not already a member but would like to support us - you can find out about Co-op membership in-store or online at www.coop.co.uk/membership.
Thank you for your continued support.
Friends of St. Thomas à Becket Church, Huntington
‘Our New Energy System’ – by Felicity Jones
The Friends of St. Thomas à Becket Church, Huntington, has announced its programme for 2018.
Now in its fifth year, the first event on Saturday April 7th at Huntington Village Hall, will be given by Felicity Jones, who was born and raised in Huntington.
Felicity was educated at Lady Hawkins’ School, going on to study at Oxford University and Imperial College London.
She works in the highly important renewable energy sector and is a consultant for pioneering battery projects and wider energy storage systems. From the offshore wind titans in the North Sea through to solar panels on our Herefordshire roofs, Felicity will explain a series of energy conundrums which affect us all, including why the 12th August 2026 will be a day of reckoning for our new electricity system and the precise time we should boil our kettles during the Royal wedding!
This will be a fascinating talk, relevant both to the provision of our local and national energy needs and how these can be met in a sustainable way.
Tickets are £10 pp. There will be a party following the talk, to include wine and canapés, free of charge.
Please apply via our website: www.huntingtonchurch.co.uk or telephone Fiona Shone to book tickets, 01544 370391.
email@example.com 01497 831439 / 07762 560140
Churches Together in Kington
Lent Groups 2018
May we commend to you the Lent Groups being held shortly in Kington in different venues and at different times. Starting the week commencing the 12th February, the course being followed is entitled On The Third Day and is in 5 weekly sessions. It is written by Bishop John Pritchard and together with him and ( on the CD ) four leading Christian thinkers, we shall be looking forward to Easter. If you’ve never attended a lent group we would very much like to encourage you to do so this year. You can join in with the discussion or, like the wise owl, simply sit and say nothing: there is no pressure. Each friendly session, lubricated with tea or coffee and biscuits ( or in one case even with Soup ) lasts no more than two hours. There’s a booking form below and it would help if you could return yours fairly promptly so that we can do the necessary. Please seriously consider joining in: we need you.
Cost: £5 to include booklets etc.
You can phone through a booking to Pat Roberts on 231000
GROUPS AS FOLLOWS
Monday 12.20 – 2.30 – Leader Trish MacCurrach
33 Cutterbach Lane Kington
Soup Lunch. This group will revert to Tuesdays for the following sessions same time. Starting 12th February.
Tuesday 13th February 7.30 -9.30 - leader Marina Relf Starting 13th February
Wednesday 3pm – 5pm Leader Rev Denis Parry
Mayfield Mill Street Kington
Starting 14th February
Friday 3pm – 5pm Leader Rev Richard Ross
Baptist Church Kington
Starting 16th February
Evensong at the Cathedral
Sunday 8th July at 3.30 p.m.
I am pleased to tell you that members of the Kington and Weobley Deanery have ben invited by Dean Michael to evensong at the Cathedral on Sunday 8th July at 3.30 p.m.
The Dean is always keen to look at ways in which deaneries might engage with the Cathedral.. For some years the Friends of Hereford Cathedral undertook a rolling programme of suppers in College Hall, which was preceded with a time of worship in the cathedral. These were popular but the Dean and Friends feel the time has come for something different. Accordingly, the Dean has written to Rural Deans and lay Co -Chairs proposing a series of Evensongs followed by refreshments - hopefully in the Dean's Garden. This will also be an opportunity for Deaneries to experience the cathedral choir, especially for those who haven't already done so.
Anyone can join. We will start in September 2017. Sign up in the church so we have some idea how many books to get.
Three books a year, with reviews and information, all on the web site and in the parish magazine.
Praying in Exile by Gordon Mursell
Ours is a world of movement and change, of migrations and asylum and travel. Exile, rootlessness and experiences of "not being at home" have become almost universal. Praying in Exile explores the nature of exile, shows how almost all of us experience it in some form in our lives, and suggests spiritual resources to enable us to cope with it.
This is an important, occasionally unsettling book that links spirituality and prayer, critical reflection on contemporary political and social issues with scripture and practical resources drawn from many years' pastoral experience including work with refugees and asylum seekers.
Trish MacCurrach 01544 231848
The Book Club
Several of us think it would be fun and helpful to have a book club. There are so many excellent books, about different aspects of our Christian Faith.
Aim: That those who read the books may grow in faith, have fellowship, gain skills and understanding for life, mission and to build the body of Christ.
How will it work:
- There will be three books a year chosen by the group. These will be advertised in the parish Magazine and on the web site.
- There will be book reviews in the parish magazine, on the web site and in church.
- There will be a dedicated place for the books to be returned and collected from in church with a small notice board updating readers.
- There will be invitations on the table. You can take one to give to a friend. Anyone can join the book club. E.g. you don't have to come to church to read the book.
- There will NOT be an official meeting to discuss the book, that can be done over coffee in each others homes or at coffee after church.
- Depending on how many people sign up for the club, several books will be bought and made available. (we might try the library first)
Topics to choose from
- Teaching; Building your church, relationships, discipleship, prayer,
- Pastoral; Renewal, healing, forgiveness
- Stories of new movements of faith
Holy Land Pilgrimage
There will be a bell-ringing practice at St.Mary’s, Kington on the first Wednesday of the month, starting on 1st February, 7.30pm until 9.00pm.
This is in conjunction with the ringers at Lyonshall, who will continue to have their practices on the other Wednesdays in the month.
Ringers and non-ringers will be most welcome. Why not come and give it a go?
For further information call the Tower Captain, John Clayton on 01544 230839