Berwick St James
Fisherton de la Mere
Sunday 16th September Trinity 16
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SALISBURY DIOCESAN BOARD OF EDUCATION (DBE)
The Board of Education, formed in 1830 serves 194 schools and 43,000 children. Many of the church schools were founded before that date, and the Board, or Council as it was called then, was formed to support their work and to promote new schools. Today the Board of Education has a membership of ten; as we move into the new triennium, we are seeking new members.
There is an exciting plan for the next 5 years, that includes:
opening new church schools with church communities at their heart
supporting strong school improvement to ensure that every church school is a great school
placing chaplaincy and the development of spiritual leadership at the heart of our work
supporting a culture of academy trusts, both church and non-
We will make known the difference made by faith, belief and spiritual development, for mental health and well-
If you share an interest in serving children and young people in schools and parishes, we would be pleased to hear from you. We need members who together bring a varied skill set: financial, business, commerce, human resources, legal and communications.
We have a particular need at this time for financial expertise such as chartered accountancy.
The Board meets half-
If you would like to learn more please contact the clerk to the Board of Education, Sarah McNicol: email@example.com 01722 746949.
Please send your name and short CV to the same address by 14th September.
Pray • Serve • Grow
God our Father,
renew our hope.
By the Holy Spirit’s power,
strengthen us to pray readily,
and grow abundantly
rejoicing in Jesus Christ our Lord.
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything
by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God”
Philippians 4: 6
In this time of vacancy, it is important that our prayer life flourishes – as individuals, as families, as churches, as Parishes and as a Benefice.
Prayer is, as Paul notes, central for our spiritual growth and personal well-
As one Pastor put it, being a part of a faith community serves as a support system for us. Increasingly our society creates isolation and loneliness, so the building of community and relationships is even more important. We worship together as a community. Jesus shared bread and wine with his friends around a table. Community strengthens and unites us in our faith. Community prayer is another way for us to become closer to God through others.
We are never alone in our prayers for we are surrounded by Saints and Angels and by those who have gone before us. We pray within our family, at school, over meals. We can prayer anywhere and at any time. We can pray loudly, quietly or in silence. St Columba wrote: “Alone with none but thee, my God, I journey on my way. What need I fear, when thou art near O king of night and day? More safe am I within thy hand Than if a host did round me stand.”
Holy Communion is the ultimate community prayer of the Church, it is through the liturgy that we, as individuals, are united with God through Christ.
Personal prayer is hard. Developing a routine, a ‘discipline’ of prayer is a daily challenge. We are not alone. Jesus stands, sits or walks with us on a prayer journey. In this we can have prayerful confidence.
Rev’d Jonathan Plows
Please visit this page for prayers for daily use during the Season of Creation, the Benefice Daily Prayer Grid for September and the CW Lectionary for September to December 2018. These PDF documents may be downloaded and printed out.
There are also links to other websites which support personal daily prayer and Bible reading.
Daphne’s Tea Party
Warming up Wiltshire!
Do you struggle to keep your home warm or worry how you will afford your energy bills this winter?
Contact Warm & Safe Wiltshire for free, impartial advice about keeping your home warm, using your heating system, understanding your energy bills and making energy saving improvements as well as registering for the Priority Services Register. Advice can be given through home visits as well as over the phone. Fire safety alarm and appliance checks can also be organised in partnership with Fire and Rescue for eligible residents.
If you, or someone you know, would benefit from speaking to a trained energy advisor, then get in touch. Call 0800 038 5722 .email firstname.lastname@example.org
Warm and Safe Wiltshire is a service provided by Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service.
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