Parish Letter & Moving On - June 2018

Rev. Joanna Seabourne

Dear St Augustine's,

Over the last five years Wrangthorn has been blessed by the ministry of interns who have served the church in many different ways. These young adults have also benefited greatly from the experience and have gone on to serve God in many different ways. This has been made possible by St George's providing accommodation and funding for these roles. The diocese has now been granted a significant amount of money to enable this programme to be expanded across the whole of the diocese to enable many other smaller churches across Leeds and beyond to benefit from the presence of young adults exploring their calling, serving the church and helping to build the Kingdom of God.

I will take up the post of Director of this programme at the start of August. It is an amazing opportunity for me to serve the wider church and I am looking forward to it but it will be with great sadness that I say goodbye to Wrangthorn on the 8th of July.

It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the family of St Augustine's, Wrangthorn over the last six years.

It is an amazing family of believers who demonstrate the welcome of God to many. My prayer is that you will continue to grow as a family both in size and in depth of understanding of the love of God.

In the meantime June is a month of great excitement and new things for us here at Wrangthorn. From the 4th of June there will be 95 students gathering each day to pray and worship before they set off to serve the local community in lots of different ways including gardening, painting, baking and praying. Then the following week the builders will start the project on the porch to level the floor and put in a new door to make it more accessible for people coming in. Work will also be commencing on the North wall to enable us to then repaint the inside.

Then on the 23rd of June we will be sharing our summer extravaganza -an afternoon of games, crafts, food and fun for all the family. Do come and join us and invite people along too.

As we see the building being repaired so we continue to look to God to build us as a community for 'Unless the Lord builds the house, the labourers labour in vain.' (Psalm 127:1).

God Bless,

Joanna