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Priest in Charge Revd. Julie Coleman

 

 The Vicarage, North Street, New Romney TN28 8DR - Tel: 01797 362308

email Julie: jvcoleman@btinternet.com

 

Please telephone Julie for Baptisms, Weddings and Banns or

for any pastoral concerns which you would like to discuss.

 

 

The Reverend Julie Coleman ~ Priest-in-Charge

Seeing with the Eyes of Christ

Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. Luke 10:23

We can have the best eyes in the world, but in pitch-black darkness, our eyes are of little use to us. We need light in order to see our way. Lent is a season for Christ, our light, to break through our spiritual darkness. When I consider the shadows that pervade my heart, they are usually the results of the way I see things. This seeing involves illusory notions I have of other persons, limited understanding of a situation, and unreal expectations that I foist upon others.

Sometimes my lack of seeing is due to my failure to know myself as I truly am or because my blind spots hide a part of myself from me. It always takes a while before I have the eyes to see how foolish my thoughts, feelings and actions are. I come to see more clearly when I accept the guidance and insight offered to me by the Indwelling Christ. The light of this inner guidance is essential for my spiritual growth and well - being. Without this divine direction I would continually judge others falsely and unkindly.

Jesus told his disciples they were fortunate to be able to see what they did. He helped them look beyond and beneath their limited perceptions to the deeper reality of each one’s goodness. Jesus continually guided his disciples by the light of his message, encouraging them to understand and accept the kingdom of love. It was up to them to follow and live out the clarity he offered to them.

Today

I will look with the eyes of Christ on one person or situation that causes me distress

 In Christ, Julie Coleman

ROMNEY MARSH BENEFICE CONFIRMATION SERVICE

26 April at 10.30 in St. Nicholas Church, New Romney

Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptised and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop is open to anyone over the age of 11.

If you have ever asked – ‘What is confirmation?’ ‘How do I get confirmed?’ We will be holding confirmation classes in March, leading to individuals across the benefice being confirmed by the Bishop of Dover on 26th April. If you would like more information then call Revd Julie Coleman 01797 362308 email beneficeromneymarsh@hotmail.com


ROMNEY MARSH BENEFICE MAGAZINE

As of April we will be launching a monthly benefice magazine, which will embrace all the news and events of these 8 unique parishes on the Marsh. Please send all future articles to church.magazine@btinternet.com                  Mike Worthington tel: 01303 873939


PALM SUNDAY SERVICE

On Sunday 29th March at 10.30 am there will be a Palm Sunday service

in New Romney church, Dymchurch and St Mary’s Bay church