Wednesday 07 March 2018
Bishop Jan visited the St. Augustine’s Gathering Place Café where we work in partnership with Derby City Mission’s Jubilee Project to provide practical help including benefits advice, food parcels and the opportunity to talk and receive prayer if requested. Bishop Jan then joined the Ministry Team for a lunch time meeting where the conversation was around the issues facing the Parish and a look to the future. At St. Thomas’ Church, Bishop Jan learned about the history of the church and met with contractors working on the church refurbishment for a ‘topping-out’ ceremony. (Topping-out ceremonies are an age-old tradition on construction jobs that announces: Progress Underway! They’re traditionally a moment to celebrate, mark a milestone and announce the project is nearing completion).