the years, the Parish of the Icknield Way Villages has held courses during Lent
designed to help the church locally focus on its mission to be relevant in our
community. Our parish has identified as one of its aims the need to reach out
more effectively to our neighbours with the message of Christ’s love for all.
We will be holding 5 sessions, starting on Ash Wednesday, 1 March, starting at
7.30pm, in Chrishall Village Hall. The course is open to all, so please
come along and enjoy fellowship, refreshments and great discussion about the
works of God. The course is one of the series of York
Courses, produced by the Church of England, and its outline is…
Christians are called to attend to God and neighbour,
to explore our faith and to engage with the world in service and evangelism.
This 5-part course explores these essential elements
of our discipleship.
5 sessions: 1. Attending to God
2. Attending to One Another
3. Exploring Our Faith
4. Engaging with the World in Service
5. Engaging with the World in Evangelism
Please contact Erica
at the Church Office (01763 837272) if you wish to attend, so that course materials can be
Spring harvest is an inter
denominational Christian conference and get together held in England, the main
event takes place every year at Butlins in Skegness and Minehead over the
This year the dates are: Minehead 1: 10-14 April,
Minehead 2: 8-13 April, Skegness 6-10 April
While this is a Christian holiday
with many opportunities for Bible teaching and prayer, it is also a great time
for families and friends to be together for fun and friendship. I have been going with my family for a few years
now and we have a really fun time as we use all the wonderful facilities at
Butlins resorts. We meet up with other
families and friends who love to go on this yearly pilgrimage.
The chalets are well equipped, the
beds are comfortable, and the meal programmes are great value and very tasty,
with plenty of choice for all tastes, children are very well catered for. During the day there are opportunities for
Bible study for all age groups. Particularly
fun and not to be missed, even though it means an early start for breakfast!
Whilst the the main thrust of the
week is on Bible study and groups, one does not have to always attend, there
are plenty of activities on the Butlins site for amusement catering again for
all ages. The swimming pools are for
instance immense fun and the children love them as do the adults and teenagers.
We are going again this year to
Skegness and all are looking forward to it. There are still some places left at Skegness
and Minehead 1. If you fancy going or
would like more information please talk to me Angela Patrick firstname.lastname@example.org
All the information is available on the Spring Harvest
parish has an important visitor on Friday 24 February when BBC 2 and Radios 3
& 4 regular Ian McMillan will be performing at Chrishall.
is something of a National Treasure, managing to be both a brilliant and
entertaining comic as well as an internationally famous poet. He hosts
the weekly shows The Verb and Proms variation Adverb on BBC Radio 3,
"dedicated to investigating spoken words around the globe". He has
been described in the BBC's publication Radio Times as the "22nd Most
Powerful Person in Radio"! He is also a regular roving contributor to BBC
Radio 4 Today Programme where he was at one stage dubbed as the programme's
co-wrote the Radio 4 comedy series Street and Lane with Dave Sheasby and
presented a BBC Radio 3 series on writing, Ian McMillan's Writing Lab, in which
he talked to a range of authors which included Julian Barnes, Mark Ravenhill,
Howard Jacobson and Michael Rosen. He is also a regular panellist on BBC Radio
4's long-running game show Just A Minute.
he was the castaway on the BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, he stunned Kirsty
Young with his choice of music, which included John Cage's silent piece
"4′33″" and Andy Stewart singing "Donald Where's Your
is a frequent guest on Newsnight Review, The Mark Radcliffe Show, The Today
Programme, You & Yours, The Culture Show, Never Mind The Full Stops and
Have I Got News For You?. He narrates The Museum on BBC 2 on Thursdays.