BIBLE STUDY MEETING – TUESDAY 16TH OCTOBER
The Bible Study Group will have a meeting at the Al Andalus Hotel in Maro at 10.30 this Tuesday, for a prompt start at 11.00. We are using the Pilgrim course on The Commandments and we shall be studying session 4 on Respect. Everyone is invited to this lively and challenging gathering. Don’t miss it!
THE CHAPLAIN’S HOLIDAY
Fr Nigel and Pilar will be away for 3 weeks on the Chaplain’s annual holiday. They will be flying to the UK and after spending a few days with family and friends in London and Hampshire, will be hiring a car and heading for Wales. They intend to drive around the coast, visit long lost friends and hopefully make some new ones! God willing Fr Nigel will be back for the last Sunday in October.
FR BARRY DRYDEN
Welcome back Fr Barry! It is good to have you with us once again. Fr Barry was with us last year and has returned to cover for Fr Nigel. He will be staying at Church House in Nerja. Please make him feel welcome!
THE EUROPEAN ANGLICAN
The Spring Edition is now available. The 2018 Prayer Diary is part of the same publication. Copies are to be found at the back of the church.
Currently, the future of further editions is under discussion and I am afraid that there is no Summer Edition available for distribution. For further information and copies of past editions that may be downloaded, contact: https://europe.anglican.org.
CHURCH SHOP HELPERS
Due to people returning to the UK and moving elsewhere, we are once again short of helpers in Church Shop. Please contact either Brian or Diane at the midday service in Nerja or alternatively call in at Church Shop itself and leave your details (address is on the back of the pew sheet). Your help will be gratefully received!
THE ARCHDEACON’S VISIT
A big thank you to everyone who was involved in making the Archdeacon’s visit such a success. It was a joy to show him what we are doing in the chaplaincy and for him to know that our community is alive and well and more than ready to face the challenges of the next few years.
LICENSING OF REVD CANON PAUL WIGNALL IN MALAGA
Another thank you to everyone who travelled to Malaga on Monday to attend the licensing of the Revd. Canon Paul Wignall at St George’s Anglican Church. It was a joyous event, particularly as the congregation has been well over 2 years without a chaplain. I know that our support was well appreciated, and the fact that we were the best represented chaplaincy did not go unnoticed.
EL CAMINO 2018
Welcome everyone, I am pleased to say that Pilar and I have returned tired but unscathed after our journey up to the north of Spain. We had a memorable week’s stay in La Fuente del Peregrino in Ligonde, Galicia.
Our team of 8 adults and 3 children, cooked, cleaned, changed the bedclothes daily, greeted the pilgrims and stamped their pilgrimage ‘passports’. As the ‘albergue’ was actually on the Pilgrim Route, some 72 kms. from Santiago, the number of pilgrims who came in for a coffee or soft drink was quite staggering. We must have had well over a 1,000 pilgrims come in to visit us over the 5 days we were actually open. And every night we filled the 7 beds that we had available for pilgrims. We heard innumerable stories of faith, such as that of an Iraqi Christian whose family had suffered terribly and were now living with him in Sweden. Nearly everyone was there for a reason…questioning…beware! …the way of St James often opens the hardest of hearts.