Pastoral Notes 12th March, 2017

OPEN MEETING – Shortage of Priests
At our open meeting on 15th February, discussing Soup Kitchens, concern for the future number of priests was also mentioned. The Church’s official Code of Church Laws mentions the right and sometimes the duty we all have to open our hearts and minds to our clergy on such matters of general importance and concern. We might have quite different views on how to approach the shortage of priests, but also perhaps some helpful ideas enabling Bishop Peter to see how people actually view the present situation, where churches being closed or parishes amalgamated may be being considered. Please feel free to join me in prayer and reflection on this matter on Tuesday 21st March at 7.30pm in our church-hall, hoping to share our concerns with Bishop Peter as a help for the future.