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Dear friends, If you read this on Saturday there is still time to head for St John and help with the deep-clean of the church, ready for the new church year and Christmas. We have two more teas in church, this Sunday and 10 December. There will be opportunity for all to purchase some LOAF goodies in time for Christmas so please come down to St John from 3 – 5, enjoy your tea and browse what’s on offer. Next week is advent Sunday and the Christmas trees in the churchyard will be up and lighted but I could not resist one last autumnal picture taken a week ago in Emmett’s garden. God bless, Dineke van den Bogerd notes-20231126.pdf Weekly Notes Readings-20231126.pdf Weekly Readings Post expires at 9:04am on Monday November 25th, 2024
Dear friends, If you read this on Saturday, please make sure to visit the Capel Christmas Fair. The weather is good for hot chocolate and cake and browsing the Christmas goodies on offer by many small local businesses. Please also read in the notes and find out about two exciting new initiatives for children starting in the new year. Dik had a rare day off work last Friday and we decided to visit some National Trust places. The picture is of the silent corner of Emmett’s garden, where you can walk or sit, be quiet and listen to nature and drink in the colours. It was magical! God bless, Dineke van den Bogerd notes-20231119.pdf Weekly Notes Readings-20231119.pdf Weekly Readings Post expires at 9:42am on Monday November 18th, 2024
Dear Friends, This week it is not Dineke, but I doing the honours to write the weekly news sheet. Dineke is away on a short trip to see her sister in the Netherlands. Remembrance Sunday is upon us and in the morning Cafe Church in Capel will reflect in their special way on remembering and grief. There will also be traditional Remembrance Services in each of our churches. For good measure services are as follows: * 10:30 Café Church Capel, St John the Baptist * 10:45 Remembrance Service Ockley, St Margaret’s * 15:00 Remembrance Service St John the Baptist The services will of course be especially poignant give the turbulent times in which we find ourselves. May the God of Love and Life have mercy on us all. Today’s picture is snap I took a few weeks a go when I walked to the murder mystery play and I happened to pass St John’s at just the right time. Blessings Dik notes-20230820-5th-November.pdf Weekly Notes REMEMBRANCE-SUNDAY-BLUE-SHEET-23.pdf Weekly Readings (special version) Post expires at 5:52pm on Sunday November 10th, 2024
Dear Friends, Following yesterday’s worship, Liz would make a prayer booklet for Gaza and Israel available. Please find this attached for download and printing. Alternatively, there would be some copies in church too to pick-up. In addition next Tuesday there will be a vigil at St John – Capel next week. Tuesday 14th 19:00h. Blessings, Dik prayers-for-peace.pdf Prayers for Peace Post expires at 7:15pm on Wednesday November 6th, 2024
Dear friends, The weather isn’t letting up so I decided to go over some holiday pictures. The one above is of a Weka or Maori hen, a flightless rail native to New Zealand. Like many other flightless birds in the southern hemisphere the status of this species is ‘at risk’. This individual was particularly tame all those 23 years ago. We should get a couple of sunny days so make the most of them! God bless, Dineke van den Bogerd notes-20231105.pdf Weekly Notes Readings-20231105.pdf Weekly Readings Post expires at 3:12pm on Monday November 4th, 2024
Dear friends, Autumn is definitely with us now and the picture shows the strawberry tree we bought many years ago and has finally started to flower. Hot off the press is Inspire magazine, which you can read or download using the following link: www.capelandockleychurch.org.uk/2023/10/28/issue-no-78-november-2023/<www.capelandockleychurch.org.uk/2023/10/28/issue-no-78-november-2023/> There will be some hardcopies in both our churches as well. To receive notification of the arrival on the website of Inspire, Liz’s letter to the local magazines or the weekly notes you can subscribe here: www.capelandockleychurch.org.uk/subscribe/<www.capelandockleychurch.org.uk/subscribe/> Tomorrow will be the next LOAF (Local, Organic, Animal-friendly and Fair Trade produce) stall, this time after the parish service in Ockley. I have re-ordered the tea advent calendars as they sold out on the first day I displayed them. There will be various tea & coffee items (including biscuits) and more Christmas goodies. God bless, Dineke van den Bogerd notes-20231029.pdf Weekly Notes Readings-20231029.pdf Weekly Readings Post expires at 1:15pm on Monday October 28th, 2024
Dear friends, Storm Babet has largely passed us by here in the South but the devastation in North England and East Scotland is huge. Let’s hope and pray that today further damage, injury and loss of life can be prevented. These last weeks there hasn’t been much opportunity to take photo’s so I delved into the archives and found this beautiful slide of the sky in Cornwall on a 1995 holiday. I hope we get some more of that in the next few days. God bless, Dineke van den Bogerd notes-20231022.docx WeeklyNotes Readings-20231022.pdf Weekly Readings Post expires at 12:42pm on Monday October 21st, 2024
Dear friends, We all look on with dread at the horror that is playing out in Israel and how it spills over into the world. Rev Liz has asked for the following prayer to be included in the weekly email: A Prayer for the Holy Land By Rev. Rhona Knight Loving God Praying for the Holy Land and its people, praying for your deep peace, praying that swords are turned to ploughshares, we ask that your kingdom will come on earth as in heaven. May those in power seek your heart. May those suffering know your presence. May those mourning be comforted. May we, who watch at a distance, be open to seeing with your eyes of compassion and understanding and know how to pray and respond justly, mercifully and humbly. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen. God bless, Dineke van den Bogerd notes-20231015.pdf Weekly Notes Readings-20231015.pdf Weekly Readings Post expires at 10:13am on Monday October 14th, 2024
Dear friends, We’ve just returned from a lovely break in Norfolk. We had planned a trip to Sicily but when that couldn’t happen we changed plans and had a lovely time. The picture is of one of numerous boot scrapers we noticed outside older houses in Lowestoft and Bury St Edmunds and even built in walls of churches. We had never seen these before and had to take some pictures. This week I will be ordering organic and fair trade Christmas goodies for the LOAF stall next Sunday after the parish communion service. Also on sale (on behalf of Stuart Cole) will be Traidcraft Christmas cards. Please come and have a look whilst you enjoy an after service coffee. Only a few more days left of balmy weather before autumn sets in: do make the most of it! God Bless, Dineke van den Bogerd notes-20231008.pdf Weekly Notes cafe-church-Oct-2023-David-Grant-MENU.pdf Cafe Church Menu Readings-231008.pdf Weekly Readings Post expires at 1:42pm on Monday October 7th, 2024
Dear friends, This email comes to you from sunny Cambridge rather than from Italy, where we would have been if the car hadn’t played up. Norfolk proved to be a great holiday destination with one of the highlights the theatre show with the Rev Richard Coles last Wednesday in the Theatre Royal of Bury St Edmunds. We had an informative and entertaining tour in the theatre in the morning as well, as the picture testifies. We are missing the wonderful Harvest Festivals and we hope you enjoy tomorrow in Capel. God bless, Dineke Readings-20231001Creation.pdf Weekly Readings – Ockley Readings-20231001Harvest.pdf Harvest Readings – Capel notes-20230820-1st-October.pdf Weekly Notes Post expires at 9:50am on Monday September 30th, 2024
Dear friends, This is a first of several: posting to the PCC website only and doing so from a laptop away from my desk. Let’s hope it all goes well! This Sunday is the first of our two Harvest Festivals. Our Harvest collection moneys will go to a very good cause (see notes) and food donations are for the local foodbank. Please consult the attached DAF flier for goods most required. The picture is of a tiny froglet (15mm or half an inch) finding a hiding place to overwinter. It will rest and grow to emerge in early spring to ensure the next generation of this beautiful native species. God bless, Dineke van den Bogerd Readings-20230924-Creation.pdf Weekly Reading – Capel Readings-20230924Harvest.pdf Readings Harvest Festival – Ockley notes-20230820-24th-September.pdf Weekly Notes DAF-Harvest-2023-flier.pdf Foodbank requirements Post expires at 7:53am on Monday September 23rd, 2024
Dear friends, The last days of summer are here and what an Indian summer it has been! The weather will be turning and we are looking forward to harvest with rosehips and haws nearly ready to pick. Sloes will need a bit longer and blackberries, apples and plums are nearly over. The picture today is of my rhubarb vodka that has been stewing for several months. I am looking forward to sampling it one cold winter evening. Only those of you who have signed up to receive these notes via the church website will be receiving them for the next three weeks: I will not be able to access my computer and data protection rules prevents me from copying all your email addresses to my mobile phone. Please follow the link below if you would like to keep receiving these notes. It’s great that more than 50 people have already signed up in the last year. Just one person has informed me that they would like to receive these from my personal account and, having received their permission, I will forward the notes to them as they go out. God bless, Dineke van den Bogerd notes-20230917.pdf weekly Notes Readings-20230917.pdf… Read More