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St. David’s Church,  Broom Leys

“Out of the believer’s heart shall flow streams of living water”

‘Growing in Christ, living in faith’

Vicar - Revd. Andrew Rhoades

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A warm welcome to the November edition of St David’s News, containing updates, news, articles and information from  your Parish Church.

The scripture reading on my mind at the moment is the one from Luke 10, where Jesus appoints seventy disciples to go on ahead of him proclaiming peace and proclaiming that ‘The Kingdom of God has come near to you’ and to bring the Lord’s healing. Jesus tells the seventy that ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest’. This is how I am feeling at the moment that there is a hunger in our communities to know who God is and the revelation we have of him through Jesus Christ.

It is with great pleasure then that we are able to announce that the Growth Fund from Leicester Diocese has granted St David’s and St John the Baptist, Whitwick (our Living Stones Mission Partners), 3 years of funding for a part time Youth Worker. We are now praying and working with Heartland Youth for Christ to find a suitable person to take this post.

It is also with great pleasure that we were able to see Jenny Holland licensed by Bishop Martyn to be our Pastoral Assistant at a moving service at Leicester Cathedral on 7th October.

What about Mission though? The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is visiting Leicester Diocese from the 14th to the 16th November. Two events stand out that we can attend. The first is called ‘In Jesus Name’ and is an evening of prayer for Leicestershire held on 14th November at 7:30pm at Leicester Arena. Tickets are free and are available from Neil or me, or from www.injesusname.eventbrite.co.uk. The second event is one to invite family, friends and neighbours to hear the Archbishop interviewed by Julie Etchingham on his faith journey. This is being held at Loughborough University at 7:30pm on 15th November and free tickets are available from Neil or from me, and also from www.archbishopinconversation.eventbrite.co.uk.

From the 26th to 28th January 2018 we are looking forward to Bishop Martyn and his team coming to our Parish and to Coalville on a Bishop’s Mission. In preparation for this visit we will be having an evening on sharing our faith, led by Reverend Jon Barrett from the Diocese, on Saturday 18th November at 7.00pm in the Church Hall. Jon will also be preaching at our 10.00am service on 19th November.

We will also be seeing the consecration of a new Bishop of Loughborough on 30th November at Canterbury Cathedral. The Revd Canon Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani was born in Iran and will be focusing on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) clergy, lay workers and congregations in the county.

There are many faithful people being sent out today and my prayer is that, through a new Youth Worker, a new Pastoral Assistant, a visit from our Archbishop and a new Bishop and a Bishop’s Mission, we too will be excited about God’s kingdom being close to us and want to share enthusiastically the good news of Jesus Christ and maybe feed some of the spiritual hunger in our communities.

Reverend Andrew Rhoades

Message for November 2017

‘The Kingdom of God Has Come Near to You’