Thursday, June 27, 2013

Looking back and looking forward


It was wonderful to see Wadworth Church full for the re-enactment of the coronation service of Queen Elizabeth II, 60 years after the original event.  Local children played the parts of dignitaries and  the Bishop of Doncaster came to do the role of Archbishop of Canterbury. Trumpet fanfares were played by David Root and the organ by Janet Skinner. Soloist was Jane Price. Bishop Peter preached about the rich christian symbolism within the coronation service. Great credit is given to all parents for their ingenuity in coming up with suitable costumes for the children. 

Over a thousand people then attended the Wadworth Gala which followed the service on the Cricket field. Many thanks to all who came and made the whole day a wonderful event and many many thanks to all who made the event happen.


I am sure many people in our parish go to the GPs and Pharmacies on Greenfield Lane around Balby Church. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there is a Cafe open in Balby church from 9:30 to 2:30. There is also a low cost food stall open with reductions of between 25-50% off the original price. If the cafe is successful then we hope to have a weekly luncheon club. Please call in, have a drink, buy some low cost food and support this venture.

Something that we haven’t done for awhile will be a Concert of Popular Organ music played by Dr Simon Lyndley. This will take place at Wadworth Church at 7:30pm on Tuesday 20th August, so “keep the date”  - more details as they are available. 

The 3pm afternoon All Ages service has now moved to Wadworth church and we have the side room set up Cafe Style for the service so it easier to do crafts in the service and have drinks after the service. Please come and have a look for yourselves.

The mid week Holy Communion service at St Katherines has also started and takes place at 10:30am on Wednesdays.

Many of you will shaken by the shocking situation in Syria. Where a cry for freedom by the people has resulted in carnage and destruction on all sides. Among the many dead are many Christians. In fact the Syrian church, one of the oldest christian communities in the world, is in danger of being wiped out. Often viewed with suspicion by all sides in the conflict, it does not seem to matter which army is in ascendancy, christians are persecuted and killed because they are christians. Despite all the death christians struggle on One pastor from syria has written the following, “The church in the Middle East is using its blood and sacrificing its people to witness positively to Muslims and its fellow countrymen. You have a role to not only help us reach out with food and medicine. You have a role to be advocates to your governments.” PASTOR B, TARTUS, SYRIA

But most important of all please remember the people of Syria in your prayers.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Coronation Re-enactment

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Coronation Re-enactment, a set on Flickr.

Wadworth, St John the Baptist church was full to see a re-enactment of the coronation service, 60 years after the original event. Local children played the parts of dignitaries and the Bishop Doncaster came to do the role of Archbishop of Canterbury. Trumpet fanfares were played by David Root and the organ by Janet Skinner. Soloist was Jane Price. Bishop Peter preached about the rich christian symbolism within the coronation service.

Over a thousand people then attended the Wadworth Gala which followed the service on the Cricket field. Many thanks to all who came and made the whole day a wonderful event and many many thanks to all who made the even happen.