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BECCLES PARISH

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ABOUT US

Beccles Parish covers the two Anglican churches of St Michael’s and St Luke’s in Beccles and the villages of Worlingham, North Cove and Barnby. We have five churches working together as one parish, a Missional Community, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

We are a friendly and welcoming church community and offer a wide range of services and activities for all-ages. We have multiple congregations that meet on Sundays and midweek, when we gather to worship in various ways, using both traditional and contemporary styles.

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Our Vision

Is rooted in the diocesan vision of Growing in God, that as the church serving; Beccles, Worlingham, North Cove and Barnby, we grow

DEEPER, in NUMBER, in INFLUENCE, and YOUNGER.

Our Mission Statement

BEING GOOD NEWS | LIVING FAITH | SERVING BECCLES & VILLAGES

expresses how we live out our faith in the context we are in.

Our Values

Are in a simple “rule of life” for our parish, the DNA of who we are and how we seek to be as church.

 

All Involved - Everyone is included and valued, whoever they are. Everyone has a role to play.

 

Becoming Disciples - Encouraging us to love and live more like Jesus.

 

Creating Community - We will “be real” with each other - honest about the things we go through ourselves and to respond in a loving way to each other. Caring for each other enables us to care for our wider community too.

 

Doing Evangelism - Being as well as telling good news together. Giving other people the opportunity to learn about Jesus.

 

Encountering God - Meeting with God. It is God who helps us and changes us.

Core Text 2023

Ephesians 3.14-21

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

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