28th September 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with a group from Exeter Diocese travelling to Kenya to visit our friends in the Diocese of Thika. Below is a letter from our Rector addressed to Kenyatta Road parishioners:
My Dear Friends,
The English habit of talking about the weather has been in full flow this year. The heat has been extraordinary, matching heat waves from decades past. Our usual rainy summers keep the grass growing and the gardens blooming. This year we have had parched fields and hose-pipe bans have only been averted because of lots of rain in the spring.
Our farmers are already worrying because of negotiations with Europe. This summer has given them another headache. Harvest is still celebrated despite international shopping bringing all sorts of fruit, vegetables and meat to us daily. We have celebrated the land, Joel 2: 21 “Be not afraid, O land; be glad and rejoice. Surely the LORD has done great things.” We celebrate the work of our farmers and food suppliers.
The harvest of souls continues as we regenerate our worship in the five churches around Bampton. We are also bringing the Word of God to Bampton School in its daily life and management. How we live as 21st century Christians will inform and challenge people around us. Hopefully they will find that Jesus is just as real and alive today as he has been in years gone by.
We pray for your work, the battle with the soil for food, the building projects and the harvest of souls in Kenya. May God bless you and equip you for your serving and ministry.
Blessings upon you, Revd Kevin Chandra
3rd August 2018
The singers at the Christian Aid fund-raising event in May 2018.
11th July 2018
The next Bishop of Crediton will be the Venerable Jackie Searle, currently Archdeacon of Gloucester, 10 Downing Street has announced today.