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Church Inclusive: Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost, 19 September 2021 (Season of Creation)

Dear Franciscans Hello to you all Please join us on Sunday for our service – it is at 8.30 online on this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt35PbtR_ZhmeLxXjQ3EIBg  or in person.  The pew leaflet and liturgy are attached. You are welcome to join us tomorrow (18 Sept) for the walk at The Wilds too – it is at 9.30.  Please contact … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost, 16 September 2021 (Season of Creation)

Dear Franciscans Please remember the Jukskei cleanup tomorrow – all details are in the last week’s pew leaflet or on the WhatsApp thread of the Parish group.  Janet Magner can be contacted too for further information on 083 702 7885. As we look forward to Sunday, so we keep Joshua Driol in prayer along with his … Continue reading

Social Concerns report – St Francis: 31 August 2021

By: Esther K Malia and James Macdonald 1. Feeding a hungry and displaced community The continued success of St Francis’ weekend feeding scheme is largely due to the commitment and support of parishioners and members of the community. Thanks to them, the weekend feeding scheme has become a place for social as well as well … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost, 5 September 2021 (Season of Creation)

Dear Franciscans  The 19th century poet priest Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote, “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.”  Hopkins noticed that despite industry and irreverent greed “nature is never spent.”   Our world now is even more at risk and in need of care and yet remains responsive to all our efforts so that … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost, 22 August 2021

Dear Franciscans  Signs of spring remind us of the comfort of the seasons and the faithful new life that emerges quietly and graciously at this time each year.  The Season of Creation is almost upon us.  Please see the brief clip attached shared in our Archdeaconry to inspire our participation in cleaning up the Jukskei … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost, 22 August 2021

Dear Franciscans  As we come to the end of another week in which big and small challenges have been so prevalent, let’s remember Sunday marks the beginning of another week in which there is a chance to love, laugh and live in the company of One who loves us more than we can hope or imagine.  … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost, 15 August 2021

Dear Franciscans  In James 5: 11 the author says ” As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.”   Compassion can be an act of perseverance.  Our faith story is … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost, 8 August 2021

Dear Franciscans  Enjoy the long weekend, warmer weather and celebration of the wonderful women in your life. We gather in church on Sunday at 8.30 in person or online. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt35PbtR_ZhmeLxXjQ3EIBg Every blessing from us all at the office Please find attached:

Church Inclusive: Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, 1 August 2021

Dear Franciscans Our doors are open again for in person services🤗   Please feel welcome to join us in this way!  All safety measures are in place.  Please just wear a mask. Some people live a life which gives them great credibility.  They walk the talk.  They are trustworthy.  Jesus led such a life and inspired … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Pentecost Sunday 25 July 2021

Dear Franciscans The great theologian and priest John Henri Newman said, To live is to change, and to be mature is to have changed often.   We are going through times of great uncertainty and inevitable change.  May God be our first stopping place as we discern our way forward. Please join us on Sunday … Continue reading

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