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Come Holy Spirit

Updated: Jun 5, 2022

Dear All Saints and St Mary's

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people, and kindle in us the fire of your love!

What a happy coincidence that Pentecost and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee should collide in an extravaganza of celebration and thanksgiving. This opening Gospel Sentence - a prayer to the Spirit - captures particular words linked to our thanksgiving for our Queen Elizabeth II. The word 'faithful' lies at the heart of the Queen's 70 years of service.

Fire reminds us of the Beacons we have seen lit across the UK and the Commonwealth to celebrate her Jubilee. Of course, fire and wind are two of the key symbols signalling the arrival of the Holy Spirit, who breathes the fire of love into hearts and binds us together across our differences.

I pray that the joy and harmony and love you have experienced during this weekend will flow into the weeks and months ahead. Echoing stirring words from her Majesty's Jubilee Message, may the Holy Spirit embolden us as individuals and as churches to 'look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm'.

On this first Sunday in the month SUNDAY 5th June the following services are



Open Church - Theme: Jubilee

There will be reflection and discussion on the topics of Liberty, Ownership and Sabbath.


All Saints

Holy Communion for Pentecost


St Ambrose (Whitehall)

East Bristol Churches Jubilee Shared Lunch


St Ambrose

Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen


St Marys

Holy Communion for Pentecost


Weds 8th June


All Saints

Celtic Morning Prayer

Thurs 9th June


St Mary's

Holy Communion

Sun 12th June


All Saints

Holy Communion


St Mary's

Sung Holy Communion


All Saints

Muddy Church


All Saints


Looking ahead: SAVE THE DATES: Ordinations Revd Diane Simms will be ordained Priest Saturday 2nd July at 3pm Sharon Gleed will be ordained Deacon on Sunday 3rd July at 10.30am.

Everyone is welcome to both these services at Bristol Cathedral.

No booking required, just let Lizzie know if you intend to come.

Diane writes: 'The examples of Christian love and service I have witnessed in faithful people across All Saints and St.Mary's have inspired and continue to inspire my calling to serve God with you together in Fishponds as your priest. Thanks be to God!'

Note of thanks A special thank you to Amy Goodwin, Andrew Cooper, Flo Weston and their volunteer teams for their generous planning and hosting of Jubilee parties at both churches for all the community. _________________ Revd Diane Simms Deacon/Assistant Curate TLG Early Intervention Co-ordinator and Coach Benefice of All Saints and St Mary Fishponds

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