Benefice News

Benefice News

A message from Rev. Justin Groves:

As a benefice we must give ourselves to prayer, making it the priority. I came across this quote from R A Torrey: We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results. The next few weeks we are praying

  1. For the Bishop.
  2. We will be able to do immediate quin work on the church building in Pill.
  3. We will be able to fund the merger of St Paul’s and St Stephen’s.
  4. We will have the people power to continue and grow the excellent missional work of toddlers and TLG in Maesglas School amongst other activities.
  5. God will give us grace and strength and unity as we continue to navigate the deep waters of change that still face us.

There is a weekly prayer time at St Paul’s (at present) between 6.30 and 7.15pm every Tuesday evening. Sometimes there are a couple of songs as well as prayers and sometimes there is communion. Everybody in the Benefice is most welcome.

We have ridden a number of difficult changes since we last published our Benefice news and there may be more bumps in the road ahead. We are so much better together and so lets remember Ephesians 4 (The Message): 4-6 “You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.”

We pray, we trust, we obey. We want to be a united people of action and people of prayer.

Thank you for all your hard work and friendship.

Love and Prayers
Justin