Candidates with expertise or areas of interest which would assist Minchinhampton Parish Council in its various functions are urged to consider applying to be co-opted as a council member.
A Book of Condolence for His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh has been placed in Holy Trinity Church, Amberley. The book will remain in church until the day of his funeral.
The church is open from 7.30am to 7.00pm.
For people who do not wish to visit the church there is an online memorial book, which anyone can sign, on this link – https://www.churchofengland.org/
Reverend John Spiers
Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. There are normally two critical elements of the service; being marked on the forehead with the sign of the cross using ash and then the celebration of Holy Communion.
Early in March every house in Amberley received an envelope giving the details of this appeal and how to contribute. Already we have had an encouraging response, although there is still a way to go.
To find out why this appeal is important, please read on
As we approach the season of Lent in 2021 most of us are probably more uncertain about how the immediate future will unfold than we have ever been in our lives. Yet Lent is here again as it was last year and as it will be in years to come.
The late Henri Nouwen described Lent as a time to re-focus and to re-enter a place of truth. It is here where we find our true identity. This says that Lent is a time for reflection. This can be done with little structure. Some people may give things up for Lent, others start something new.