Monthly Letter
To Twirl Or Not To Twirl?

June 2024

On the 2nd of June - we twirl thankfully into 'ordinary time'. Not Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent Passiontide, Easter, Ascensiontide, or Pentecost – just 'Ordinary time'.

The extraordinary story of our salvation has been told once again in Morley with Smalley and Breadsall. Our telling hasn't been perfect. Those of you who were at our Ascension day service would agree, our singing of the ancient hymn 'Come Holy Spirit - was unusual to say the least.– but one way or another, across the land, vicars and congregations arrive with a sigh of relief into Ordinary time.

Until, that is, the reality of what we have done percolates, twirls even, through our exhaustion. We have set out our stall – and now we need to walk the talk, we need to discover again, what trusting ourselves to this story, means for ordinary us, in the time that is ordinary to us. Some of us are called to great things, heroic deeds and sacrifice. Most of us are called to steadily shaping the daily things, the choices we make, hour by ordinary hour. Aligning the time that is given to us, to love.

I was pondering this as I quietly ate a Twirl. I was eating it quietly because there are two sticks to your average Twirl, so it would be likely for someone who overheard me opening it, to think it might easily be shared. That is not the case. A Twirl is not easily shared. Sadly? Gloriously?, the challenge of my discipleship landed before I had started the second half.

Happy Ordinary Time!

Rev Kate Plant

Church Services

02
Jun

Holy Communion

Sunday 2nd June 2024, 11am to 12pm


09
Jun

Morning Worship

Sunday 9th June 2024, 11:00 to 12:00


16
Jun

Holy Communion

Sunday 16th June 2024, 11:00 to 12:00


16
Jun

MESSY CHURCH!

Sunday 16th June 2024, 3:30pm to 5:15pm


23
Jun

Holy Communion

Sunday 23rd June 2024, 11:00 to 12:00


30
Jun

Combined service for all three churches to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Very Revd Geoffrey’s Ordination to the Priesthood

Sunday 30th June 2024, 10:00 to 11:00


07
Jul

Holy Communion

Sunday 7th July 2024, 11:00 to 12:00


Forthcoming Events

MESSY CHURCH!

16th June 2024

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