The Chellington Team Ministery

The Chellington Team Ministry
Eight churches have been brought together under the Chellington Team Ministry with two full-time stipendiary priests.  These are:   St.Peter’s Harrold & St.Mary’s Carlton with Harrold United Reform Chapel  known as ‘Churches Together in Harrold & Carlton’, together with   All Saints’ Odell, All Saints’ Turvey, St.Mary the Virgin Stevington, St.Lawrence Wymington, St.Mary the Virgin Podington (united benefice). Contacts for Churches Together in Harrold & Carlton, service times and the clergy letter are below.

 

Chellington Team Ministry

Services in Harrold, Carlton and Odell  April – May

 

 

St Peter’s, Harrold

URC Chapel, Harrold

St Mary’s, Carlton

All Saints’, Odell

BCP Book of Common Prayer

CW Common Worship

Sunday

7 April

Joint Communion at St Mary’s

1100 Service

1600 service @4

 

1100 Joint Communion with St Peter’s

1100 Morning Prayer

Palm Sunday

14 April

0930 Communion

1100 Service

0815 Communion

1100 Worship Together

Monday

15 April

2000 Compline

 

 

 

Tuesday

16 April

 

2000 Taizé Prayers

 

 

Wednesday

17 April

 

 

2000 Compline

 

Maundy Thursday 18 April

 

 

1900 Communion and

Hand washing

1630  Communion

Good Friday

19 April

1045 Procession of Witness

1100 Prayers on the Green

1400 Hour at the Cross

 

Easter Day

21 April

0930 Communion

1100 Communion

1100 Communion

1100 Easter Day Communion BCP

Sunday

28 April

0930 Morning Worship

Morning Worship at St Peter’s

1100 Family Service

1100 Communion CW

Sunday

5 May

Joint Communion at St Mary’s

1100 Service

1600 service@4

1100 Joint Communion with St Peter’s

1100 Morning Prayer

Sunday

12 May

1100 United Anniversary Service at URC

0815 Communion

1100 United Anniversary Service at URC

1100 United Anniversary Service at URC

 

Sunday

19 May

0930 Joint Communion with St Mary’s

1100 Service

Joint Communion at St Peter’s

0930 Communion BCP

Sunday

26 May

0930 Morning Worship

1100 Service

1100 Family Service

1100 Communion CW

 

Happy Easter 2019

Holy Week has to be the most emotional roller-coaster ride ever invented. The month of April contains both April Fool’s Day and Palm Sunday. Indeed, we are called to be fools for Christ, our communal vocation. And Christianity is indeed the way of foolishness: who would ever believe that from death can come New Life and that weakness can be used to produce strength?

Palm Sunday is the day we welcome Jesus with great joy and anticipation into Jerusalem. Like the crowds, we too want a Saviour who will overcome and set us free. Like the crowds, we put our bet on Jesus. But very quickly as the week unfolds we start to lose our confidence. We don’t want to be arrested and unjustly tried and condemned. We didn’t follow this vulnerable way to be killed. We wanted instant results, instant justice as if by magic. We didn’t want justice through suffering.

Maundy Thursday halts our despair. After all, it is only a familiar meal that Jesus wants to share with us. But low and behold Jesus washes our feet and suggests that we wash the feet of others. Devoted service is what our future holds; service to the weak, the vulnerable and the undeserving. No wonder we feel like turning away. This is what happens when a God born in a stable opens the door.

At first the meal appears to be our familiar Passover: reminding us that through Moses, God set his people free from slavery. But Jesus alters the symbolism. Bread represents Jesus’ body and wine Jesus’ blood and we are required to celebrate the Eucharist in memory of Jesus.

And then the real shock. Jesus dies the death of a common criminal. God’s last stand is on a cross between two robbers. Whatever next? Obviously, disappointment, fear and most certainly our minds have changed from welcome to hostility. We join our voices with those of the crowd in condemnation: Crucify, Crucify. And then it is all over. Jesus is dead.

However the real sting in the tail occurs early on Easter morn. Like a jack-in–the-box, Jesus springs to life. Resurrection has overwhelmed suffering and death with New Life and joy. Exhausting, exhilarating, liberating. We are fools who follow a dead but now alive God. Confused.com.

Happy Easter.

Rev Peter Turnbull, Revd Jacqueline Curtis and Revd Lynne Sandle

 

Peter Turnbull and Jacqueline Curtis

3 The Moor, Carlton MK43 7JR. Telephone 01234 720961.  Email: chellingtonteam@gmail.com