3 Free Training Sessions have been organised so far, we will add more if they fill up and if there is a need.
Launch of the Herefordshire #BeACouncillor campaign to encourage residents to stand as ward and parish councillors at the local election on Thursday 2nd May.
The ‘Be a councillor’ website is: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/beacouncillor
The launch of the campaign has been published on the Herefordshire Council newsroom: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/news/article/728/stand_for_what_you_believe_in_at_the_may_local_elections
‘Hear from Herefordshire councillors’ – the direct link for the video to share through networks: https://youtu.be/OuBoHjNghWo
Help shape the future of your community!Make a difference
I have become increasingly concerned that as a nation we just aren’t very good at being kind to each other and with Valentines Day this month, maybe we could all make February our “Kindness Month”! So here is what Jesus said about how we should treat each other: “Love one another” John 15:12 & 17.
There is not one person that Jesus does not love and he calls us all to love one another as he has loved us. For some of us it is so hard to do! But it doesn’t have to be a big thing. If we give a glass of water to someone who is thirsty, we love in the same way Jesus would. If we smile at someone, it may be the only smile they receive all day or all week. Caring for others comes very naturally to many people, but for others it is something that we have to determine to do. One of the things that Jesus loves most is kindness. And acts of kindness happen in a moment. Taking the time to phone someone you know who is hurting, writing someone a quick note or inviting someone to brunch at the ‘Street Kitchen’ on a Friday or Saturday morning at Credenhill Community Hall, are all ways of acting out kindness and showing love. There are many ways to show someone our love for them but it helps to be understanding of the people we are particularly concerned about, so that we can brighten their day with a little with a random act of meaningful kindness.
It might be that our “Kindness Month” develops into a “Kindness Year” and we all become better people because of it! I will be interested to hear how you all do!
With every Blessing, Rana
Funeral: 18th December 2018 Laurence Wyndham Gibbs age 56yrs (Cremated).
Services for February are
3rd 11.00am Holy Communion
10th 11.00am All Age Worship
17th 11.00am Holy Communion
24th 11.00am Holy Communion
VALUE OF THE MONTH
KS1 & KS2 NEWS
On 11th December Y2 & Y6 sang carols at Wyevale Garden Centre in aid of the ‘Hands Around The World’ Charity raising £52.76.
The children sang beautifully and we have received messages from families of the children and the public to say that their performance was brilliant.
Thank you to everyone who came along to support the children and well done to the children for a wonderful performance.
On 13th December our KS2 choir visited Headway
& Credenhill Court. We have received feedback
from both venues to say that the children’s performances were beautiful
and certainly put everyone in the festive spirit.
Year 4 & Year 5 attended the ‘Nativity Service’ at Hereford Cathedral on the 11th December. The children sang a beautiful rendition of ‘Mary Did You Know’ to the congregation and enjoyed the service which included a very
well behaved donkey!
On Thursday 17th January, Class 5 performed in the Genting Arena in Birmingham along with thousands of other school children from across the region. This was a fantastic opportunity for all the children. The trip to Birmingham also included visits a Hindu Temple and a Sikh Gurdwara.
YOGA CLASSES AT ST MARY’S SCHOOL
Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm £5 per class
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
07/02/19 World Book Day
18-22/02/19 Half Term
03-05/04/19 Y4 Manor Adventure Trip
12-29/04/19 Easter Holiday
21/05/19 Cultural Diversity Day
21-24/05/19 Y6 London Trip
27-31/05/19 Half Term
24/06/19 Sports Day
28/06/19 Armed services Day
16/07/19 Y6 Leavers’ Service
18/07/19 Last day of Summer term