40acts 2017: join the movement !
Together we help to plan our worships and make sure that they have impact, give us time to think and reflect, make connections with our lives and are rooted in the Bible........but most of all we help to make them fun!
On Saturday morning 14th February, I was asked to lead the prayers for the installation of our new Bishop of Burnley at Blackburn Cathedral. It was an honour to be asked as head of a church school in Burnley, not only to attend the service but to lead the prayers. Fr. Charlie came too, and it was lovely to see a good friend of mine Rev. Pauline Taylor take part in her first service at the cathedral as a Deacon. And what a first service! I'm not sure who was more nervous. As it was Valentine's Day, the Bishop linked his sermon to this day and asked us all to be the valentines he said “Our purpose is to be bearers of a message of love; that life-transforming, sacrificial love revealed to us through the cross of our Saviour Jesus Christ. That’s what we’re for. We are the Valentine, we are the messengers of love." If you want to read more, I have attached a link.
The Bishop has said he can't wait to call in and see us all at Wellfield as he is only living round the corner, and a large part of his ministry in his previous parish was as a school Governor. Maybe our worship group can plan that day? In the mean time I am sure you will all join with me in keeping Bishop Phillip in your prayers as he starts out in his new role.