The Benefice of North Bradford-on-Avon was created in May 2010 and consists of the parishes of Christ Church (Bradford-on-Avon), St James (South Wraxall), St Nicholas (Winsley) and St Peter (Monkton Farleigh).
We had fun over coffee and croissants learning about Compassion. Our men may have been missing today (at a Men's Group event) but those of us who met were greatly encouraged. Groups had a go at making Lego models to illustrate situations requiring compassion.
What will it be?
When we think of compassion we reach out to someone or situation to offer help. The Bible also tells us to be compassionate - as shown in the story of two friends on the roof lowering their paralysed friend
into Jesus' presence.
The friends removing the roof
'Lego' assembly was showing what actually happened in our local town
where the Street Pastor offered help to a young person last night who
came out of the night club and did not realise what was going on; sadly
she was taken by the police to the station to 'dry out'.
Hands of prayer
came to pray we remembered those in Nepal, places where there is war,
and the sick. Our prayer needs were written on an outline of our hands,
each of us offering a hand to someone else.
Circle of hands
A plea was made for the right helper for one of our teenage groups.