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Vicar
The Reverend Yann Dubreuil Tel: 07777684533
Churchwardens
Mr.W.Knowles Park Edge, Upper Froyle Tel: 01420 23164
 
 

Benefice Pastoral Care: Gill Thalon (23528)
Prayer Chain: Nick Carter (472861)
Anna Chaplain: Jonathan Rooke


Church Services at Froyle in January

Sunday 6th JanuaryFroyle 8.00am Holy Communion
    Bentley 5.00pm Live@Five (tea at 4.30pm)
    Binsted 9.30am
Holy Communion
Sunday 13th JanuaryFroyle 11.00 am Holy Communion
    Bentley 9.30am Morning Worship with Children's Groups
    Binsted 3.30pm
Messy Church (in school)
Sunday 20th January Froyle 11.00am Holy Communion
  Bentley 5.00pm Live@Five (tea at 4.30pm)
  Binsted 9.30am Morning Worship
Sunday 27th Froyle 5.00pm Evensong
    Bentley 9.30am Holy Communion with Children's Groups
    Binsted 8.00am Holy Communion

Details of all the services within the Benefice are also found on the church notice boards.
To learn more about the individual Churches, click on the church icons below.

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Binsted
Froyle

The Vicars Letter
Dear All,

This is the time of year when well intentioned resolutions have been made and when, only days after their creation, some are already being broken. If you’ve resolved not to let another chocolate pass your lips in 2019, there will be a sad solitary coffee truffle still lingering in the ransacked bumper Christmas box demanding to be eaten. If you’ve sworn to take exercise in the form of a bracing walk every single day, you may soon feel beaten back by the sleety rain we’ll probably have for most of the next three months. And if you’ve promised yourself that this is the year you will definitely set the alarm an hour earlier every morning, so you can begin writing that much promised novel or to learn a new skill, as the dark mornings continue until the clocks change in Spring, you may argue to yourself that it will be easier to achieve this ambition in the early dawns of Summer and you snuggle back down under the duvet.

So what is the point of resolutions, if they are so easily broken? Are we all that feeble in our resolve? Should we always make a list or would it be better to make just one resolution and stick it?

I’m going to make a controversial suggestion here, which may be too late for those of you who made the ‘impossible to achieve and easily broken’ list on New Year’s Day, but might be just in time for those of you lagging behind. I’m going to suggest going for the One Resolution Option. And it’s this – how about we all aim to love people more? Now that doesn’t mean more kisses for loved ones, though if you’re in that kind of mood, go ahead anyway, nor does it mean quadruple the air kisses with acquaintances or extra hugs in company. I think it just means this - let’s try to understand each other better, listen to what others have to say, let’s be NICE to each other.

An elderly lady I know always says, if you can’t think of something nice to say, don’t say it, while another says, if you feel the urge to do something kind, then DO IT. Don’t hold back thinking it might seem patronising, if your intentions are good, just go ahead and do it.

And I know it’s not always easy when we’re running to grab some last minute groceries before school pick-up time and it’s raining and there’s nowhere to park and the children have homework to finish and then there’s piano practice, but let’s remember:
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up Corinthians 13
Who knows, maybe this is the year when by being a bit more tolerant and a little bit kinder we will solve more of our problems through love.

hallenges of the year ahead with mental and spiritual calm.

Blessings, Yann

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