Sunday, 2nd July 2017
It is a delight to be joining you on this temporary deployment over the next few months, as we discover together what God wants to do through our presence and mission around the parish.
I hope that we can strengthen the excellent things you already do, and also discern how in some areas we might do things differently to better serve the community and your ongoing relationship with the Parish of Derby Green.
With this in mind, and with the churchwardens' agreement, I am making one very minor initial change.
The BCP Holy Communion Services at 8am will now follow the Common Worship lectionary, rather than the BCP lectionary. This will simply mean that we are hearing the same scriptural message across all the congregations, even if its presentation differs slightly between services. This will help us move forward in a unified way as we journey in faith and mission together.
There may be a few occasions when we all deviate from the Common Worship lectionary to follow a particular teaching series, but again we will do this as a whole church, and the different congregations and rotas will be notified in advance.
Please do contact me if you have any pastoral queries or concerns, but I also hope to meet each of you privately in the coming months, so do please expect me to be in touch at some point over the next few months to make a diary arrangement.
Rev'd Mrs Rachel Hartland