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Letter from the Vicar (June 2017)

Dear friends,

Trinity Sunday is a feast day and the day we celebrate as a church and parish our Patronal Festival. It is a celebration of how God reveals and shares his love, compassion, mercy and power with us, his creatures.

It embraces all the great themes of the Easter season, and launches us into the summer with a reminder of who it is that gives and fills our daily life. This year it falls on Sunday 11th June.

The idea that God is a Trinity defies explanation. It is a mystery, a response to what we have seen God doing. Christians, from the earliest disciples of Jesus onward, have sensed that although God’s love shines in many different places and ways, there is one Character, one Lover, behind them all. We sense this love in the power and beauty with which the universe, not least ourselves, has been made. We sense the same love in the way social justice, abounding mercy, and steadfast love were revealed to the people of Israel. We sense it in the actions of Jesus, embracing the marginalised and forgiving his persecutors. We sense it in the work of the Spirit, who still fills us today with that same compassion and power to love this world.  God does not just reveal himself; he shares himself. Our reflection of the Trinity should enable us to live lives in which this unity floods every aspect of our own interaction with creation in the widest sense.”

The Eucharist is a place to come to God’s table and share his life, so it is especially appropriate for Trinity Sunday. At our 10am Parish Sung Eucharist we shall welcome as our preacher the Venerable Paul Taylor, Archdeacon of Sherborne and a great friend of us all at Holy Trinity parish church.  This will be a joint service and so there will be no service at St Nicholas church on this Sunday. I hope that everyone will be able to come along.

Every Blessing
Father Andrew

Revd Canon Andrew Gough

June 2017


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Thought for the Week 19 August 2018

Promises must always hold out a prospect of something above and beyond the ordinary and preferably unique. Otherwise the strand of joyful hope that marks a promise is missing. When Jesus promised to give us his Body and Blood, the hearers were incredulous as we read in today’s Gospel. Since they could not see how it could happen. They restricted the power of God to their own limited understanding of reality. The temptation is to retreat into our own world and accept only what we understand. The promise is that all who are nourished by the bread of life will live for ever. To risk all for this promise is the vocation of every follower of Jesus.

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