Our Annual Church Meetings (ACM) ~ Wednesday 26th April 7pm in the church
Every parish church has an annual meeting to both report on and recognise the considerable work that each church is involved with, to appoint Churchwardens and PCC members, and to receive the audited annual accounts.
Throughout the year each of our churches has a regular pattern of services with special additional services for Christmas, Easter, Harvest and Remembrance. Baptisms, weddings, wedding blessings, funerals and memorial services, and school services and school events, also regularly take place in our churches across the Benefice.
As a group of churches, we are served by myself as a full-time Priest; David Teall as Reader; Kay Evans as Benefice Office Coordinator; and we have the loyal and regular support of retired Priests. And each of us working with Churchwardens, PCC members, and in each village with many others to serve God as fully as we can in ministry and service. This includes children’s and young people’s work and active engagement with our local schools.
All the maintenance costs of our buildings, including insurance costs, security costs and the costs of providing clergy, need to be found by us. This presents a big challenge and is firmly on our PCC agendas.
Our PCCs are also looking at how our church buildings – all Grade One Listed – and our other facilities can in the future best serve the needs of our communities. Much of our agenda in the coming years will focus on these things – and because of this it is vital that all in our communities have an opportunity to contribute to the conversation and to capture the vision of where we are going.
The St Andrews Collyweston Church ACM is at 7pm on Wednesday 26th April in the church.
Reverend Philip Davies
Our parish church is named after Saint Andrew. The parish priest is Reverend Philip Davies.
To make initial enquiries about booking a baptism or church wedding, contact Katy Evans the Benefice Office is open in King’s Cliffe church on 01780 479249 or send an email.:
- Wednesdays 11am-2pm
- Thursdays 1pm-3pm
For other enquiries please contact Reverend Karin or either of the church wardens, Peter Sauntson and Deirdre Spall.
History, and other information about the building, and events held there, will follow soon. You can already find a list of our services and events by following the link.
To join the 100 Club please contact Chris via this website. Each month prizes of £30, £20 and £16 can be won – and proceeds go towards church funds.
Lent Group Conversations updated March 2016
On Tuesday evenings in March there will be an opportunity to meet with others to think more about the Psalms and the ways in which they can provide people with a way of articulating emotions particularly when we find our own words hard to express things. We will think about Psalms that articulate hops from disappointments, reconciliation from resentment, and release from fear.
We begin on Tuesday 1st March in King’s Cliffe Church, 7.30-9.00pm. All are welcome. Further details from Philip Davies (470314).
Good Friday Walk – Friday 25th March
For more than 10 years there has been a walk on Good Friday from King’s Cliffe Church to Bulwick Church. We arrive in Bulwick in time for the 2pm service of reflection about the Cross which lasts about one hour.
This year we will depart from King’s Cliffe at midday, walking on footpaths across the fields, briefly stopping at Blatherwycke Church around 1.15pm before the final walk to Bulwick. All are welcome to join the walk or to meet up for the service in Bulwick. There are hot drinks and Hot Cross buns following the service.
Sabbatical updated August 2015
Reverend Philip Davies will be away from Parish responsibilities from Wednesday 5th August to Saturday 31st October. He has been in Parish ministry for 26 years and has been given this period by the Bishop of Peterborough to be used as a sabbatical. The Diocese encourages and supports clergy in taking sabbaticals to recharge batteries and to give clergy an opportunity to look at a particular aspect of faith and ministry. Philip will develop his interest in Christian art and spirituality and use the time to research this and to think about ways in which our church buildings and grounds can be enhanced in both traditional and contemporary ways, as well as better meeting the needs of our communities. He and Julia will also have some time for a holiday.
During this period Reverend Karin Voth Harman will lead our ministry team withthe clergy support of Keith Denison, Michael Wilson, David Bond, Lloyd Caddick and reader David Teall. The Benefice Office will open as usual and there is now an answerphone to assist with communication. Church wardens can of course also be contacted.
Contact details for Karin, David, and Katy in the Benefice Office, are available in Collyweston News. If you don’t receive a free copy delivered to your home, collect one from Collyweston village shop in the High Street.