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Rector's View - October 2016

Dear friends,

As the year's seasons draw to a close in Harvest festivals, the Church marks the remembrances of November. Our national Remembrance Sunday service is this year 13th November 10am at St Margaret's Cowlinge. Our All Souls' remembrance service will be held the week before on 6th November 3pm at Wickhambrook All Saints'. All who wish are invited to this service at which we read the names of those who have died, whose funerals have been ministered by myself since last years' service, or any who have experienced bereavement who wish for their loved ones to be remembered in this way. Throughout October lists will be available to sign after each morning service in church, though you may like to ring the Rectory, so you can be sure to add the names of your departed loved ones to those we will name in our service. After the service we will gather in the Benefice Hall next to the church for refreshments and opportunity to chat.

Harvest both for the working of the field and the works of our faith crowns the year with her glory and signals the time to prepare for next year's growth. In our discipleship of faith those who follow the Way of Christ are called to grow faith wherever the seed is scattered. As the Church's year is crowned with the festival of Christ the King the Sunday following marks the Advent of our Christ as the church with all the world prepares for the celebration of the story of Christ's birth.

All Saints' Wickhambrook will be telling the story of faith's pilgrimage, we invite all who may to an afternoon workshop by way of our live "Movie Blog", not via the web but held at All Saints Wickhambrook the Saturday before Advent Sunday, that is the 26th November from 12 Noon. We will be looking at the Emilio Estevez film "The Way" starring Martin Sheen. "The Way" tells the story of the 800kilometre journey across Spain to Santiago de Compostela. We then will view the stories of the lead characters, and share their pilgrimage in walking our own Way of pilgrimage, that is our newly mown Labyrinth now in All Saints' churchyard. We'll begin and end with some pilgrim fare – a ploughman's lunch to begin and a fish and chip supper to close the afternoon. Then in the evening we will be screening the complete movie. If you're interested in sharing our stories do give me a ring.

Yours in Christ

Rev'd Brin Singleton

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Last Modified Sunday 02 October 2016