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Priest in Charge Revd. Julie Coleman

 

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

 

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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

Dear Friends, 

 

Yes, somewhere people still make and keep promises. They choose not to quit when the going gets rough because they promised once to see it through. They stick to lost causes. They hold on to a love grown cold.  They stay with people who have become pains in the neck. They still dare to make promises and care enough to keep the promises they make and Iím no different.

 

I have learnt that when a person makes a promise, they reach out into an unpredictable future and make one thing predictable: they will be there even when being there costs them more than they want to pay.  

 

When a person makes a promise, they stretch themselves out into circumstances that no one can control and controls at least one thing: they will be there no matter what the circumstances turn out to be. With one simple word of promise, a person creates an island of certainty in a sea of uncertainty.

 

I made a promise several months ago to shave my head for Stand up to Cancer on the 11th September. I promised to do this because I have seen so many lives lost to this terrible disease and I felt I wanted to do something that would make a difference. Last month I was offered a large donation not to shave my head which I accepted but knowing that I had promised my hair to make a wig for a child I am still having it cut very short on the 30th July.

 

Today Iím asking you to make a promise to pray with me during a Half Night of Prayer for Stand up to Cancer on the 11th September from 6 pm to midnight. You can stay for as long or as little as you would like. Refreshments will be available throughout our time together and candles to be lit for those you have loved and lost to cancer as well as for those who are still standing up to it.

 

I know this is a big ask, but I have lost too many friends and people not to stand up to cancer in the only way I know how and I invite you to join me on the 11th September from 6 pm in All Saints, St. Maryís Bay.

Revd Julie

 

FLOWER FESTIVAL - "ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL"

 

We had a very successful Flower Festival last month at All Saints, St. Maryís Bay.  When I walked through the open door at 10.20am on the Friday to open the festival the sight and smell was wonderful. Many people, including an incredible team of flower ladies were involved and I would like to thank everyone who helped before during and after the festival as well as all those who attended for their encouragement, help and support.

         Thank you to the sponsors, without their support we could not put on such a good show, and once again to the flower arrangers who gave so much time, effort and thought into producing the displays.

Many blessings, Revd Julie

STAND UP TO CANCER - FRIDAY 11th SEPTEMBER

 

All Saints, St. Mary's Bay Ė 6 pm to midnight

 

A time of prayer, reflecting, courage and a fighting spirit towards cancer

 

Revd Julie

 

'What a difference a day makes!

A few of us decided to help our fellow parishes by embarking on a church clean beginning with Ivychurch and Newchurch. As we encountered the spiders, cobwebs and dust, we learned what it means to truly serve our brother and sister, which was made even more poignant when a group of visitors arrived by coach on a guided tour of St George's. They called us "Holy Cleaners" but instead we have dubbed ourselves the 'Cleaning Crusaders' as we plan to travel to our other brothers and sisters in the benefice to help where we can. If you're not afraid to roll up your sleeves and join us, ring Revd Julie because every little helps.'