We’re really excited – September is bringing lots of great things our way.
Looking forward to meeting new students
We’re praying for all the students who are coming to Southampton this autumn. There’s going to be lots going on for them. Have a look at what we’ve got planned.
New staff team members
Peter Goodall, who has been volunteering with us as our social justice worker, has been recommended by the Bishop for training for ordination as a priest. He’s aiming to be a self supporting minister working in the parish, and will be studying part-time. Please pray for him and his family as they start this exciting new journey.
Sara Whitmarsh has been temporarily licenced as a lay minister by the Bishop of Southampton before the official service for licensing in the diocese later in the year. She’ll be helping us with sermons and services. We’re really grateful to have her support in the parish, and look forward to seeing her ministry grow and develop.
Our September quiet day
We were pleased to welcome 23 people to our quiet day in September on the theme of Roots and Fruits . The day was led by Revd Sally Dakin with assistance from our lay reader Jenny, and it was great to see those attending being touched by the Holy Spirit and enjoying the time of silence, reading, and creativity. All ages are welcome at these quiet days, so if you think your kids would enjoy some time of silence and creativity, bring them along to the next day.
Thanks to all involved in the art exhibition
Our community art group would like to thank all those who came along to their Hampshire Open Studios exhibition in August, and especially those who helped out with selling paintings, running the raffle and serving cream teas. Over 300 people came and enjoyed the various paintings, and many visitors commented on how they saw the group as a caring group who had fun together and supported each other. Excitingly, we’ve had a few new members join the group this September. We made the grand total just over £1,000 for Southampton Street Pastors.