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The United Benefice of Withington, Sevenhampton with Charlton Abbots, Hawling, Whittington, Dowdeswell and Andoversford, Shipton and Cold Salperton

This month's letter from the clergy

Our Lent Course

Dear friends,

On Wednesday, 4th March we shall be starting our new Lent Course. This year it is a brand new course put together by Peter Hill, one of the lay people in the Diocese involved in the Building Confident Disciples group.

The course introduction says, “We wanted to … explore who we were as ‘real people’ – all different with different joys, hurts, experiences and created differently in the first place.We wanted to look at how, perhaps surprisingly, we all have unique stories which are worth sharing”. In the groups there will be video input of people’s stories, bible study, and discussion.

It has been written to encourage all people to journey further in their exploration of life in all its fullness and to explore how we are all made uniquely and are loved and liked by God

The sessions are:
1. Journey - Am I on a journey or is this it?

2.   Identity - Am I the wrong person or in the wrong place?

3.   Story - What is my story so far?

4.   Called - If that’s true, what next?

5.   Equipped - Shall I just try harder?

The course is open to all regardless of where you are on your faith journey, and for those interested in faith, but still have many questions. As with previous years, we shall be running this five week course on both Wednesday afternoons (1.45pm) and evenings (7.30pm)  and it is possible to switch between the two. We shall meet in the Community Church in Andoversford. If you have any questions please contact me.

                                   Yours      Colin