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​Kidderminster Ismere Team Ministry

At Upper Arley, give thanks for ‘Jam and Bread’ and the new parents and children
attending. Pray for the ongoing ministry to the village, Churchwardens Charles Beer and
Anita Perkins, DCC members, our ALMs and the help of David Skitt. For Upper Arley CE
Primary School, Head Ian Smith. Clergy: Rose Lawley. 

Diocese of Cashel & Ossory (Ireland): Bishop Michael Burrows

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At St Oswald’s Church in Broadwaters, pray for Churchwardens Brian and Sue, the
‘Church on the Hill’ Fresh expression in St Oswald’s School and for the Place of
Welcome Friday Coffee morning in the church. Clergy: Nigel Taylor 

Diocese of Carlisle: Bishop James Newcome and Bishop Robert Freeman (Penrith)

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​Fairer Share in 2018

From Stewardship Officer, Alison Maddocks: 

Jesus told us that to enter the kingdom of
heaven we need to be like little children. 

If we were to ask children how Parish Share
should be divided, I think they might well decide
that it should be done on the basis of how much
money people had in the first place. 

This is the basic principle behind our Fairer Share system and 2018 will see the first
complete re-run of the income survey that is the basis for calculating parish contribution
to our shared cost of ministry. As last time, we’ll be providing guidelines to try to ensure
that all churches carry out their survey in the same way.

Last time there was significant variation in how widely people ‘spread the net’ as to who
was included in the survey, which had a real impact on share calculation. When you
receive the guidelines, please do try and follow them carefully. If people reduce the
numbers included this will result in a higher ‘per point’ allocation for everyone. If just
a few parishes were to act in this way, it would seriously undermine the ‘Fairer’ nature
of the system. We know that for some the payment of Parish Share is a real struggle,
for some genuinely unattainable. Fairer Share should act to bring this into the light so
that we can act together to address it. 

Let’s make sure that like children we trust God to be at work through our good intentions
and resist the all too understandable temptation to look for a faithless human fix. 

Pray for all those in the parishes and in the diocesan office who are working to ensure
we all pay a fair share of the cost of mission and ministry across the Diocese. 

Kidderminster Deanery – Rural Dean: Hugh Burton; Lay Chair: Bernard Watkins 

Diocese of Derby: Bishop Alastair Redfern with Bishop Jan McFarlane (Repton) 

Diocese of Clogher (Ireland): Bishop John McDowell 

Diocese of Aalborg (Denmark): Bishop Henning Toft Bro 

The Church of Ireland: Archbishop Richard Clarke

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​Kidderminster Ismere Team Ministry

Pray for the developing ministry and mission of music at St Mary. For James Bradley
Musical Director and the choir. For Churchwardens Alan Wombell, Sue MacAskill, DCC
members and ALMs. For St Mary’s CE Primary School, Head Sarah Perrett. Clergy: Rose
Lawley. Readers: Ian Strongman, Sue Bullock 

Diocese of Canterbury: Archbishop Justin Welby with Bishops Trevor Willmott (Dover),
Jonathan Goodall (Ebbsfleet), Roderick Thomas (Maidstone), Norman Banks (Richborough)

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​Kidderminster Ismere Team Ministry

Please pray for St Barnabas, Franche as we develop a fresh expression of church in
the community alongside the local school, St Catherine’s. Pray we may grow in depth
of faith as we share our faith with the people of our community. For our ALMs. Clergy:
Bridget Woodall. 

Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn (Australia): Bishops Stuart Robinson,
Stephen Pickard, Trevor Edwards

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