While the vicar's away, the curate will play...
Now showing at a church near you, a major new film starring the Reverend Sue Groom! Subtitled "The Vicar's On Sabbatical", it's all about this curate who takes control of the Parish... but it's too soon to give you the full lowdown: that'll have to wait until our next bulletin or the national news, whichever arrives first. The Sun newspaper has already offered to provide a jet to fly us out...
A month into Father David's three-month sabbatical, and Sue is certainly enjoying the challenges of being priest-in-charge. Equally important, the church wardens and PCC seem to be surviving the experience too.
The Big Question that arises, however, is "What Next?" — we're now nearly two-thirds of the way through Sue's contract in Eastcote and it's time to start looking ahead. Your prayers would be appreciated as Sue seeks a suitable post.
We're hoping that her MPhil thesis will be made available at a more accessible price!
A Tide that Sings: £5.99
Available to order from the LBC Bookshop:
UK Christian Bookshops Directory
Ever wanted to find a Christian Bookshop in a town or city you haven't been to before? If so, help is at hand: Phil's latest web project is building an online database of Christian Bookshops — you'll find it at: www.groomsville.co.uk/UKChristianBookshops, and so far more than 250 shops are listed. Entries include contact info, opening hours, brief shop descriptions and, where possible, links to the shops' own websites. There's also an opportunity for customers to write shop reviews — why not log on and write about your favourite Christian Bookshop today?
If your local Christian Bookshop isn't listed, please tell them about it and encourage them to register: it's completely free of charge and an ideal way to get online if they haven't got a website already (or to get some free publicity if they have).
St Lawrence Online
Please take a look and tell us what you think: www.st-lawrence-eastcote.org.uk. If you like what you find, please let us know — and give Phil a shout if you need any help setting up a website for your church.
Look out for us on Almost in September if you live along the Thames valley — feel free to flag us down and hitch a ride for a day (though you'll need to find your own way back to wherever you intercept us at the end of the day!).
With our love, prayers and best wishes,
Phil & Sue
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