Letter from The Rector

Rector’s Letter

The Revd. Esther Smith
The Revd. Esther Smith

Weekend of 16th / 17th January 2021
2nd Sunday of Epiphany

Dear Friends,

As we come to the end of this second week of Lockdown 3, it is very exciting to note that many of you tell me you are receiving your invitations to be vaccinated against Covid 19. What a wonderful thing this is to celebrate, and a first step on our road to recovery as a community. The Parish Council have messaged to remind us that these vaccinations are free for everyone and you should not be asked to pay anything. Please be patient and wait for the NHS to contact you. (Some fraudsters have been caught attempting to swindle people eager and anxious to have a vaccination.) In the meantime, whilst we continue to stay at home and protect one another, the Parish Help Scheme is still available to anyone who would benefit from support. If you would like to ask for or even offer help, please contact Malcolm in the first instance and he will put you in touch with the right people. Email: parishclerk@chilcompton.org, Telephone: 01761 232974

Although the weather is grey and cold and it is hard to stay at home, it is good to be reminded of happier times. Chris and Tina sent me this lovely picture of St John’s taken by a drone on the day of Grace’s Wedding in September.

Perhaps you have a photo or a memory that you would like to share to cheer us all up? If so, feel free to send to rector@stvigorstjohn.church telling me what happy memories the photo brings.

I hope that you have been enjoying the daily emails and video clips from the Diocese encouraging us to be adventurous in prayer. You may even have been inspired to try talking to God in a new way? It is not too late to join the Zoom gathering for our Archdeaconry on Saturday, 10-11am. Click here to find out more.

In the week ahead, please do pray for St John’s PCC (Tuesday 7pm) and St Vigor’s PCC (Wednesday 7pm) as they continue to serve our communities. Good Governance is particularly important in this season of preparing for the future. Please also pray for the Church Hall Group who are working very hard to apply for grants and plan much needed refurbishment for St John’s Church Hall.

Our service of worship this week will be on Sunday at 10.30am. If you do not currently receive the invitation, please Subscribe to the ‘Rector’s Letter’.

Looking forward to seeing all who can join on Sunday.

Every blessing,

Esther