Christ Church -
the Revd Andrew Hemming, Priest for Redhill; 01761-462582     M: 07584-124198 E:<andrewmhemming@btinternet.com>
Normally, in this article, I seek to share something of the unique nature of Redhill Church and the things that go on in and around it. My aim is to excite interest in what we get up to and to encourage anyone who might wish, to come and see for themselves. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and see if they might want to be part of this aspect of Redhill. As the Bible says ‘Taste and see that the Lord is good’. That said, and it is a warm and genuine invitation, this month I would like to talk about how we work with the other churches across our Benefice; the group of churches comprising Holy Trinity - Burrington, St Michael and All Angels - Butcombe, Christ Church - Redhill and All Saints – Wrington. Once a month we all get together for our main Sunday Morning Service, meeting in any one of our four churches. On November 24th we will all gather at Redhill for the festival of ‘Christ the King’ when we celebrate the patronal festival of Christ Church; this church’s birthday if you like. The service on this occasion starts at 10am. It will be a lovely event when we pull out all the stops to celebrate all that this church is, and does, for both Redhill and the wider Benefice. This would be a great day to come and find out what we are about. On 3rd November at 6:30pm in All Saints Wrington our Benefice is holding its annual ‘All Souls’ Service’. This is when we offer the families and friends of anyone from across the Benefice who has passed away in the last few years the opportunity to commemorate their passing through the lighting of a candle and the receiving of a sprig of rosemary. This gentle and comforting service has become for many an important part of their grieving process. Again, all are welcome. Also in November, the Benefice is starting its annual Advent Course. There are many groups meeting weekly on differing days and at differing times, that are open to all. But this year, Butcombe and Redhill are hosting a shared group that meets on Thursday mornings at 10am starting on 7th November. If you are interested in joining in please call our Benefice Office on 01934 861294. I hope this gives you some idea of how Redhill church, much loved and welcoming in its own right, takes an active part in a wider network of churches in the area. Such activities give us greater strength and relevance in very troubling times.. May the love of God and the hope of Jesus Christ be a blessing in your life Andrew
Redhill WI