This morning Father Martin celebrated and preached whilst Father Mervyn played the organ as our Organist was away. During the sermon Father Martin recalled a favourite saying of his: “Jesus took Tax Collectors and made them disciples. The church takes disciples and makes them Tax Collectors.” During the Communion the Choir sang Cardinal Newman’s Hymn “Praise to the Holiest in the Height” as a way of celebrating the beatifying of Cardinal Newman taking place in Birmingham contemporaneously with our Solemn Mass.
We learnt that a member of our congregation and a friend are to do a sponsored shave of her hair in the near future to raise money for Cancer Research. There will be more details on the Blog in the near future. Tickets for the Harvest Supper are going quickly so if you haven’t yet booked yours yet, please do so as soon as possible.
Father Martin will be standing for election in the forthcoming elections for General Synod; please give him your prayers and support.