Welcome to Winkfield, Cranbourne and Chavey Down Parish
Parish Mission Statement
To work together to share God’s Love within the community around us
(our vision and values)
ST PETER’S CHURCH, CRANBOURNE
Due to high increase in Covid Cases St Peter’s services are now being shared both in St Peter's Church and online for the safety and comfort of all. Anyone wishing to attend the services in person at St Peter's Church are welcome to come with prior arrangement with Anne Crewe, 01344 885091 / firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively you can join us on zoom
ST MARY’S CHURCH, WINKFIELD
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New Year's Address
New Year Greetings! What a year 2021 has been No one could have predicted a Pandemic that keeps mutating by the minute to dodge each new vaccine bullet.
Christmas reminded us, as always of God’s plan through the ages to for the Messiah who would bring in a New Era. An Era with no disease, pandemics, or death.
As we begin the new year, the struggle with the Pandemic, has not hindered us, from engaging with what God has called us to be and to do.
We began 2021 with a successful Christmas Appeal raising funds to the tune of £15,000.00. This was followed by various fundraising activities during Lent and harvest and ending the year with celebratory activities like the Arts Week, Plant sales, open gardens, September Fayre, Berkshire Chamber Orchestra evening, Music and Merriment, and the Christmas Tree festival. The genius of the young music maestros was breath-taking. We are grateful and applaud the sheer effort and labour of love put into these activities and many more to raise funds to keep this Parish going, all overseen by our indefatigable Wardens.
Thanks to all for your offerings, tithes and donations, our Parish financial situation is improving. We hope in this new year to get as many people as possible on the Parish Giving Scheme plus the cost free “easyfundrasing” and “Amazon fundraising.” The PCC also went beyond duty as 2021 had more meetings than usual to discuss our Financial Sustainability Plan upon which depends future ministry in the Parish.
Sadly, we also remember departed loved ones, thankfully all of whom we managed to memorialise and bid farewell to. Amongst the many was the well-attended Memorial service and interment for our Vicar, The Revd Thomas Huw MORDECAI officiated by no less than the Bishop of Reading, The Rt. Revd. Olivia Graham.
In 2022 God willing, we will bring to the fore our Parish Mission statement that has been with us since 2018 and see how it practically informs our life and practice. “To work together to share God’s Love within the community around us”. The idea is to bring us back to the place of what we meant when we agreed on this Mission and vision for the Parish. One of the areas we will seek to apply this is in the areas of family and young people’s outreach and discipleship. Welcome and hospitality in terms of how we usher people in and out of church as well as when we visit homes and schools.
In leading services, I will focus on hymns, prayers and collects that encourage growth in our discipleship. The collect for the second Sunday of advent will be used throughout the year and we may sing ‘Lord Thy Word Abideth’ more than a few times. There will also be extra services and Bible Studies during the special seasons of Lent and Advent.
Revd. Patrick Mukholi.
Interim Minister, Winkfield, Cranbourne and Chavey Down Parish
Dear friend of the Parish,
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