Message from the Rector
It has been a frustrating 18 months or so for all of us, but I hope that by the time you read this we are really starting to get back to something which feels a lot more normal. I hope that this will include our churches being open more frequently for private prayer, amongst other things – of course this might still be aspirational, but I hope that as the life in the villages returns to normal, so will we. Each parish will make its own decision about opening, and we will of course put details of all the changes on our website at .
I would like to thank all the PCCs and Church wardens for the hard work that they have put in during the various lockdowns, it has been a really difficult time for all of us.
I hope that getting back to normal will also mean more community events. I have missed attending village fetes and coffee mornings, they are a really good way of getting to know the communities, so please let me know what is happening and I will try to pop in! I really look forward to meeting more of you, please do feel free to come and introduce yourselves to me.
I also hope that by the time you read this I will be back to my normal pattern of spending an hour or so at the Community Shop in Stutton drinking coffee – this will be from around 10.15 – 11.30 on a Thursday morning. So please come and have a coffee and a chat with me (whether you are from Stutton or not), although I will be on holiday for the first two weeks of June!
On a strictly church note, Duncan Myatt (at present Benefice Lay Elder) is to be ordained Deacon on 3rd July at the Cathedral. Duncan is not leaving us, but will stay here to take on his new role as Deacon as part of our ministry team. This is very exciting for all of us, as Duncan will be able to take a wider role in the ministry life of the benefice.
Revd Jenny Seggar
Two Rivers Benefice
Freston, Holbrook, Stutton, Wherstead and Woolverstone
Tel: 01473 327951
mobile: 07733 195866
Please note, that my usual day off is Friday