Lynn

Come ye thankful people come.......

Come ye thankful people come.......

As we continue our month of "Creationtide", this week is the beginning of our Harvest Thanksgiving services.

Have you enjoyed a wide variety of food this week?  Is your garden full of fruit and vegetables?  Do you have clean water in your taps?  Were the shelves in the supermarket stocked when you went shopping?  

If the answer to any of these questions is "yes" then come and say "thank you" to God for all this provision.

Everyone is welcome to come to a service - even if you've never been before.  You can join in, using the booklets we provide, or just sit and take in the atmosphere.  Why not come and give us a try?

Full details of all our havest services are in the events section of our web-site.

 

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Lynn

With sorrow......

With sorrow......

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Her life of dedicated service to our country has been an example to us all and we give thanks for all that she has given us.

All our churches are open for private prayer, with books of condolence available.  Our services on Sunday 11th September will begin with short Acts of Commemoration.  There will be a Service of Commemoration on Sunday 18th September at 3pm in Brooke Church.

Please join in praying for King Charles and the Royal Family at this time.

 

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Lynn

Eco-Church Award

Eco-Church Award

Congratulations!

Many congratulations to St Peter's Church at Brooke who have been awarded their Bronze Eco-Church Award.  The award takes note of the church's commitment to the environment through worship, buildings and grounds, community projects and personal lifestyle.  Working towards it has involved supporting Climate Justice projects, taking care of the conservation areas in the churchyard, changing the lightbulbs to LED and organising regular creation themed worship.

Huge thanks must go to John Ash who has been our "Eco-Champion" and has put in hours of work to ensure that we scored well on each category.

We hope that over the coming months some of our other churches will begin to work for their Bronze award - and who knows Brooke might try for silver next!

 

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Lynn

Music for a Summer Evening

Music for a Summer Evening

St Peter's Church at Brooke is delighted to be welcoming back 

Coro '94

as they sing 

Music for a Summer Evening

on Saturday 30th July at 7.00pm

The award winning choir was formed in 2014 from alumni of the "Cantate Youth Choir".  Many ex-members have developing careers in music with some singing with the Bach Choir, the BBC Symphony CHorus, the London Philharmonic Chorus and the Birmingham Symphony Chorus.

We look forward to an evening of songs old and new from their reportoire.

For further details please see our events pages.

 

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Lynn

Jubilee Celebrations

Jubilee Celebrations

Like so many other groups and communities we are busy putting in place our plans to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  As well as joining in with what's going on in our villages we'll be offering opportunities to celebrate together on Sunday 5th June.  You'll find further information in our events pages.  

The key message is that everyone is welcome.  After two years when we haven't been able to meet up, this will be a wonderful opportunity to come together to celebrate.

Dip in and out, choose which bits to come to - or stay all afternoon.  It will be great to see you there.

(By the way .... the weather won't stop our fun, we'll just move to the Church and Church Room)

 

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Lynn

Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week

This Christian Aid Week we are supporting the charity's campaign to help families in Zimbabwe.  In our service this morning we heard about the lives of two of the many women who are struggling to raise families on the increasingly drought ridden farmland which is a result of global warming.  We thought about how we might act in love in three ways:

  • by making a donation to support the projects that are helping these families.
  • by raising awareness of climate injustice
  • by praying for strength and resiliance for all those who are going through these times.

If you would like to find out more about this week's campaign you can do so here: Christian Aid Week 2022

If you would like to make a donation to Christian Aid's work, you can use our e-envelope, which you will find here: Brooke Benefice E-envelope

Thank you for taking time to consider those who need our help.

 

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Lynn

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Alleluia!  He is Risen!

Thank you to all those who made our keeping of Holy Week so special.

Wasn't it wonderful to be together in church on Easter Sunday with no restrictions - and to see so many people.  

Look out for more information coming soon about all the services and events going on this Eastertide.

 

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Lynn

Holy Week 2022

Holy Week 2022

How wonderful it is that this year we will be able to gather together to make our way through Holy Week and to celebrate Easter at the end.  After 2020's Easter at home, still in the shock of the first lockdown, and then last year's experience of restrictions on public worship being lifted just for Easter Day, we are a lot closer this year to a "normal" keeping of the season.

We recognise that Covid is still with us and so we will still be taking steps to keep everyone as safe as possible.  There is plenty of room in our churches for people to space out and lots of fresh air!  You are welcome to wear a face covering if you wish to and we continue to provide hand sanitiser at the door.  Please be considerate of other people and check how comfortable they are with you sitting close to them.  We will make sure that some of our services during this time are on Zoom, so that those who wish to remain at home can do so without missing out.  But we hope that as many people as possible will come in person this year - to celebrate the fact that we can!

There will be a variety of services and activities during the week, each one reflecting the mood of the day and helping us to journey with Jesus to the cross and the resurrection.  Everyone is welcome.  You don't need to have been to anything in church before; there will be someone to show you where to sit, our Orders of Service give you everything you need to join in if you wish to, and there will be people around who can answer your questions afterwards.

May you all have a blessed Holy Week, which touches your heart and deepens your faith.

 

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