Welcome to the churches in our Benefice!
St Andrew's Blagdon - St Hugh's Charterhouse - St Michael's Compton Martin - St Bartholomew's Ubley
What's on this week
Faith - no sedative
Fatih is not a solution to life, it is a way of living it.
Fatih does not free us from perplexity
or even our share of the agony,
it rather affirms the meaning of our life and,
through the struggle,
gives us some assurance of God with us
in the middle of all that mess.
Faith does not by-pass human destiny,
it opens wider
and offers us abundant life.
Abundant life does not mean trouble-free,
painless, anodyne life,
it means life lived to the full,
sharing its mysteries, its agony
and its beauty.
So when we search for the clues of faith,
we are not likely to find large doses of serenity
(though I hope we shall find some);
we shall find the inner courage and love
necessary to face the future
in the way Christ would have us travel.
Bishop Jim Thompson
Sadly all our church buildings are now closed until further notice
Please continue to pray. We hope to maintain contact with our Church family and our communities through newsletters and other digital means. Please let us know of anyone who is struggling to access these so that we can find ways to support them.
And, if you are struggling or can’t pray, our priest Simon, along with our two prayer groups, will be praying for you, the neighbourhood we live in, and the world.