The Church of the Holy Cross, Avening

Monthly Letter to the Parish - June 2018

Sowing seeds

The first of our new all age services was held at Cherington church on Sunday 13th May. It was good to see a dozen youngsters and many more adults, including some from both villages. We celebrated the wonder of seeds and the cycle of nature whilst also praying for all those who work on the land and are involved in bringing our food to us. Our thanks go to all those who worked behind the scenes to make this such a successful service.

There will be another all age service at Cherington on Sunday 10th June at 10.30 am, and we will be delighted to see others join us as we worship God in a way that we can all appreciate.

Rogation Sunday Walk, 6th May

We were blessed with fine weather for our walk around the north western part of the Avening parish, managing a stop for a leisurely lunch. The 'bounds' were duly 'beaten'.

Hawks visit Holy Cross Church

The Years 3 and 4 class from Avening School paid a visit ot our church on 11th May as part of their RE curriculum. They were learning about how Christians respond to the words of Jesus to love God and love your neighbour. They heard something of the central role of worship and of some of the ways in which churches seek to promote service to their communities and the wider world. As an added bonus they climbed the church tower to see - and ring - the bells and to see maintenance work being done to the clock.


Gerald South