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The All Saints Mothers' Union meets at
8.00pm on the first
Tuesday of every month
Our speaker in August was the Revd Penny Sayer who came to tell us all about her work as a Turnaround Minister. This was really interesting and shed a lot of light for us on her work here. Here is a list of her duties Wander around the patch In depth conversations initially with key people: Incumbent, Churchwardens, LLMs, PCC secretary, treasurer, but also offer to meet those who would like to. Safe space, confidential, truth telling, but not blaming (fine line). I listen, ask questions, correct any misperceptions, try to help people see things from another point of view, healing forgiveness, possibly repentance. Attend (and where helpful lead) worship Read PCC minutes, financial statements, SfM Attend PCC meeting: to introduce herself, work on the positives, accept different points of view. Attend and observe PCC meeting Formulate hypothesis, and way forward. Report if helpful Toolkit, missional church questionnaires, lectio, floated conversation attend, assert, decide, act. Scripture and tradition; Society and culture, experience personal and communal Making things manageable. People to work with. Truth telling, but gently. Work on parish profile: brainstorming, questionnaire, people write about their church, fashion draft, consult widely, agree with PCCs. This seems a tall order, we were pleased to hear from Penny how she managed to do all these things. Certainly her time with All Saints’ has been enormously successful. We have enjoyed her sermons, her leading of worship and her friendship. We shall be sad to see her leave, and wish her well in Sherborne when she takes up her post as Archdeacon. Our next meeting is on September 4th when we shall hear about the Talking Newspaper. You are more than welcome to join us at 8.00pm in the Darcy Room. A warm welcome,and a cup of tea with biscuits are on offer, Jackie Barnes.
We invite a variety of interesting speakers and demonstrators and Merie can be contacted on 01621 856354 and would be pleased to hear from you if you are interested in coming along.