Newsletter - 07/06

Sunday 7th June • Trinity Sunday

Dear Priory family and beyond,

'Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."' Matthew 28.16-20

This week we celebrate Trinity Sunday, one of the single most important declarations of the Church throughout the centuries. The statement of faith that the God we know, love and worship is three in one: Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Much has been argued about what this actually means, how it all works, and it keeps theologically minded types occupied for hours; but at the core is the simple fact that the very nature and character of God is expressed in love and community. This is a comfort to us in this period of time, in that where our physical community is limited we know that ultimately fellowship and life together is God's intention for all people and this situation is only temporary. Through prayer and seeking God we are welcomed in to that community of love that is the Trinity.

This week, Katie and I would like to let you all know the good news that we are expecting a baby. As most of you are aware it has been a tough time since September and we both hugely appreciate your prayers and support during this time. We are happy to say that after two scans everything is healthy and we can't wait to introduce our little one to you all at the end of November. 

We look forward to joining together in worship, whether online, through the printed sheet or a mix of both. It's such a privilege to be part of a church with such a range of skills, talents and voices that does truly reflect God the Creator.

I pray that the love and community of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit be known to you throughout this week & beyond. 



Prayer Vine If you would like a prayer request to be put on the Priory Prayer Vine, please email it or telephone 07977 444864.


Due to the advice given by the government about Coronavirus, the Priory is now closed. All services have been suspended until further notice, the church is no longer open for prayer, and all events have been cancelled.

The Parish Office will be closed until further notice.You can contact the office by email, which is monitored regularly. Contact details for the Vicar and the Church Manager are given at the end of this page.

Intercessions Suggested prayers of intercession for this week are included in the links on the right. This week these have been written by Christine Wells.

The Prayer Letter for June is now available using the link on the right.

Congratulations and best wishesto Revd Tony Whalley who last week marked the 40thanniversary of his ordination. We are very grateful to Tony and Rosemary for their ministry here at the Priory. 

June Schuil’s funeralwill take place on 13thJune at the woodland burial site at Staunton. 

John Clements’ funeral will be at The Vale Crematorium on Wednesday 17thJune at 1pm.

Wider Church and Community

Lyttelton Well Bookshop Please support them - they are still here and missing you! Theyare currently taking orders by phone, 01684 573702, and email. They have two new Bookshop Newsletters - one listing a range of new titles, and the other a Catalogue listing a wide range of titles at reduced prices (offers valid until 30thJune, so don't delay!). These may also be viewed by visiting their website. If what you're looking for is not listed or not in stock, they'll happily order it in for you. You may now safely collect your order from the collection point outside the Lyttelton Well or they can post it to you via Royal Mail at cost. They can also offer free local delivery, if needed. Your support is both appreciated and vital to the Well during this challenging time.

The Foodbank has seen a significant increase in the number of food parcels being distributed – 50 referrals a week compared to 25 at the same time last year. 

Their current shortages are: tins of minced beef, macaroni cheese, beef ravioli in tomato sauce, chilli con carne and spaghetti in tomato sauce; Fray Bentos steak and kidney pudding and pies; tinned rice pudding; UHT long life milk; washing powder; shampoo and conditioner; deodorant; children’s toothbrushes; toilet rolls. There are food donation boxes at the supermarkets and food can also be left at the Lyttelton Well - just knock on the office door and someone will come.

The next CAP Prayer Meetingwill be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 17thJune at 7.30pm.  Please contact Chris Mesley and he will send you the Zoom meeting details.

Contact Details

Vicar The Revd Rod Corke (day off Monday) 


Telephone: 07977 444864

Curate The Revd Jonny Gordon (day off Tuesday)


Priory Office Tel:01684 561020


The office is currently closed but emails are monitored.

Church Manager Anne Rich 


Telephone: 07860 873566

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