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Thursday 21 March 2013

Soul Spark

For 3 weeks in March “Soul Spark” was set up in each of our 3 benefice churches. It provided 10 “stations” for quiet contemplation.  A chance to unburden yourself, dream of the future and get closer to God.   Some comments were “moving, inspiring, wonderful, peaceful, calming”.    

Write something that you would like to say thank you for on the back of a heart and hang it on the tree.

then choose a picture that makes you smile and stick it on the collage.

2. Who is God?  Take a moment to be with him.  Take a breath, take a bite, take a drink.  God is inside you as well as around you.

3. Who am I?  Look in the distoring mirror. Leave your fingerprint on the blossom tree. It is unique and so are you. You are special.

4. Why Worry? Wrap the chain around your wrists, then take it off and feel released. Place a pebble in a bag for each of your worries.....

then leave it at the cross.
"Leave all your worries with him because he cares for you". 1 Peter 5:7

5. Praying for others.  Take a strip of material to represent someone you wish to pray for, then one for yourself and one for God.  As you plait them together imagine that you are wrapping them up in your love and God's love.

 6. Caring for your world.  Bring an item of nature in from outside and place it on the table. Take a leaflet home and make a difference.

The world is in our hands. You can spoil it or care for it.

7. Serving others. Read about jesus washing his disciples feet.

8. Life is like a weaving.
It has its ups and downs, its ins and outs. The weaving has silver and Gold threads for the good times and dark colours for the times when we are sad, ill or feel a failure.  Thread them into the tapestry and read the poem. 

"Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly, will God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why, the dark threads are as needed in the weaver's skilful hand as the threads of gold and silver, in the pattern he has planned."

9. In loving memory.  Light a candle for a loved one, then write some memories in the book.

10. Hope for the future. Place a stone in the cairn for each hope or dream that you have.


Wednesday 20 March 2013

Palm Sunday Family Service

Come along this Sunday at 10am as we celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  Please gather at the gate as the service will start there.  We will sing our first hymn as we process up to the church.  Let's pray for a sunny morning!  The service will be followed by coffee, tea and biscuits. 

Friday 8 March 2013


The vicar with his guitar will share some of his favourite religious songs.
It will be informal, enjoyable, interactive and under an hour.

Mothering Sunday

Sunday 3 March 2013

Soul Spark


An opportunity for individual quiet reflection

St. Nicholas Church
Chearsley March 3 - 9

St. Nicholas Church
Nether Winchendon March 10 - 17

St. Mary’s Church
Long Crendon March 17 – 23

Open all day

We all need to take time out of our routines and busy schedules and find space where we can reflect on our lives and what matters most to us. ‘Soul Spark’ is intended as a way into our inner experiences and the spirit deep within us. I hope that your spirit will be uplifted and your heart touched as you wander round and engage with the ‘stations’ that help us to focus on particular areas of life’s experiences. You can use your visit in whatever way you find most helpful, at your own pace and in your own time