Welcome to our website. Whoever you are, wherever you are from, whatever your background, you are welcome here, and you will always be welcome in our church.
Fr Michael Smith, Vicar
Here in the Benefice of the Cookhams,
St John the
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Can you vote for funds for our restoration please?
The next round of voting for Neighbourhood Budgets with RBWM has now opened and will close on 5th June. The projects will be posted on the Council’s web site soon but you can access the voting page at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X7ZNZSZ
For those who wish to learn more about the Christian faith, and this is also suitable for anyone considering Confirmation (which will be at St Luke's on 24th June). Speak to the Ministry team.
Father Michael's News
Father Michael's News
“I have been your Vicar for 12 years. Together we have shared in some interesting and challenging changes and developments in our churches, not least the formation of our benefice, a very strong and effective partnership and friendship between Holy Trinity, Cookham and St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean. I have felt very privileged to be your parish priest for so long. However I believe it is time for me to move on and I am pleased to announce today that the Archbishop of York has appointed me to be a Canon at York Minster. In addition to being part of the Chapter which prays daily in the Minster and is responsible for all that happens there, I will have particular responsibility for the pastoral care of the congregation, the visitors, the volunteers and everyone who works at the Minster. I do not know when my nstallation as Canon will take place but it will not be until the summer so I am going to be around for a little while yet!
Ann and I are sad to be leaving Cookham where we, and our family, have been very happy for so long, but we are also excited about the challenges ahead. I am confident that our excellent churchwardens and Ministry Team will make a great job of managing the interregnum when it begins and guide our churches and benefice into the next exciting stage of its journey.
Please pray for me and my family as we prepare for this move. Please pray for our churchwardens and Ministry Team and be assured that I will continue to pray for all of you as I have been doing ever since I became your parish priest.” Fr Michael
Pint & a Ponder
Mon 17th June
Mon 15th July Jolly Farmer
Holy Trinity School
Once again Holy Trinity School is collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers so any help would be greatly appreciated. There is a box at the back of Church for your vouchers. The scheme finishes on 22 May.
Our meetings are informal, with perhaps 8-12 people meeting regularly in each others’ homes, and no restriction on age, gender or background. All are very welcome.People meet together in various ways, to explore and discover life, or in Christian terms, ‘the Way, the Truth, and the Life’. In using the imagery of 'Treasure Island', and ‘Treasure Seekers’, we have the connotations of High Adventure, and the personal discovery of timeless Treasure that is available perhaps no-where else. Our maps and documents are the collection of literature, some of it thousands of years old, that we have as the Bible. Call 01628-522668 for the address.
More here All are very welcome. John & Rhoda Church
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