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Year of Mission - we're familiar with the story of the upper room on that day of Pentecost and we're familiar with
that 'anointing' to send out that takes place. The Spirit of Lord that came upon Jesus to send him out with good news for
the poor is the same Spirit that empowers the disciples to be that good news for the wider world. There's something
beautiful in the Sequence that is offered to us praying that the Spirit will bring us a healing for our woundedness, a
washing upon our sinfulness, a refreshing upon our dryness, a warmth for our chill, a melting upon our frozen hearts.
Without the Spirit our mission and our working will be somewhat empty and lifeless. With the Spirit of the risen Christ
within us, it is Christ who touches and renews our world with healing and life through us. The mission is always Christ's
mission; we are simply the earthenware jars that hold the beautiful gift of Christ that we seek to breathe upon our world
through the lives we lead. May our lives be ablaze with the gift of the Spirit so that our world may be renewed in love
through the witness we give.
(Fr Christopher Whitehead)
Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 1st July - please see the poster in the porch.
The annual Clifton Diocese Summer Camps have been launched for 2018 and bookings are now being taken. This year, the camps have moved to a new location in Viney Hill in the Forest of Dean and are being held between 13-17 August (ages 7-11) and 20-24 August (ages 12-16). The camps promise to be weeks full of fun, faith and friendship. If you are interested in finding out more, or to book a place for your child, please visit the Clifton Diocese website.