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October 2016

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Deanery News

What is the General Synod for?

The Church has a system of Synodical Governance: at a local level, our Deanery Synod is made up of members from each parish church. In turn, the Deanery Synod elects members to a Diocesan Synod, which then elects members to a General Synod. This has members from all over the country, and meets twice a year, once in London and once in York, and makes the most major decisions of our church life.

Two of our General Synod members, Revd. Ruth Walker and Mrs. Yvonne warren are coming to speak at our next Deanery Synod, on Tuesday, October 11th, to explain a little about the workings of General Synod and the decisions it reaches, Everyone is, as ever, very welcome to join us: we shall be meeting at 7.30pm at St. Mary’s Church, Tysoe, and there will be coffee beforehand.

Quiet Day with Bishop David Evans

Also on Tuesday, October 11th, Bishop David will be leading a Quiet Day at The Old Chapel in Oxhill, from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm. This is for anyone in the Deanery, whether clergy or laity – Readers, worship leaders, ministry team members and so on. You are welcome to come for all or part of the day. His theme will be:
Asa –9th Century BC King: All you didn’t know you needed to know about Asa!  The day will look at the topic of perseverance by using the material in 2 Chronicles chapters 14, 15 &16.

There is no charge for the day, but if you are staying all day you are asked to bring a packed lunch, and there will be a donations bowl for the costs of the Chapel and coffee etc.

Licensing Service for Ben Dyson

Later in the month, on Saturday, October 22nd, we shall be welcoming Revd. Ben Dyson and his family as he is licensed to his post as Pioneer Ministry in the SW7 Benefice.  The special service will be at Cherington Church at 3.00pm.

Advent Course

Looking ahead slightly, in November there is to be a special Advent Course in Shipston. It looks to answer the questions: What's the point of Advent?  Is it just the run up to Christmas or is there more?  Come and join us this Advent as we rediscover the deep wisdom of this season and how themes of coming, waiting and expectation are presented in the Bible.  Uncover the true meaning of Advent and how it characterises our life all the way through the year.

Dates and Time: Wednesday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 16th November – 14th December

Venue: First three evenings at St Edmund's Church, Church Street, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4AP
Final two evenings at Shipston On Stour Methodist Church, New Street, CV36 4EN

To register, please go to: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister

It would be really helpful if you could register before the end of October!

Every blessing, Jill

Revd. Canon Dr. Jill Tucker, Rural Dean
revjill.tucker @ btinternet,com

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