Group AGM Minutes -230516.pdf









The Parishes


of the

North Beltisloe

Group of Parishes

Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire

North Beltisloe Benefice


Please remember in prayer

In the Church


As we celebrate the arrival of wise men from the East to worship Jesus, may we rejoice in the world wide,

diverse and rich culture of the Christian church

That we may all use the gold of God’s word, the frankincense of prayer, and the myrrh of God’s loving sacrifice to enrich our faith.

In our communities and nation

Thanksgiving for all those who bring colour and diversity into our lives and communities, from other cultures – through food and drink, theatre, literature, art, music and dance, science and philosophy.

Those still making perilous journeys to try to find a better way of life.

In the world

Syria, Palestine, Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, and all places of conflict.

An end to political deadlock in USA, and surrounding the Brexit negotiations.

The sick

All who suffer within our own communities.

Those who have died

Joyce Taylor (Elizabeth and the family).

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them.

The collect prayer and post-communion for the epiphany

O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:

mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith,

may at last behold your glory face to face;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Lord God, the bright splendour whom the nations seek:

may we who with the wise men have been drawn

by your light discern the glory of your presence

in your Son, the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.

A Selection of Prayers for Various Occasions

A Thanksgiving

Blessed are you, Lord our God.

How sweet are your words to the taste,

sweeter than honey to the mouth.

How precious are your commands for my life,

more than the finest gold in my hands.

How marvellous is your will for the world,

unending is your love for the nations.

In particular at this time, I thank you for….

My voice shall sing of your promises

and my lips declare your praise

for ever and ever.  Amen.

For someone who is ill

Lord Jesus, we read in the gospel that you spoke individually to many people and said: “Be cured”;

“Get up and walk”;

“What do you want me to do for you?”;

 “Of course I want to cure you: be healed”;

“Let what you want be done for you”;

“Receive your sight”;

“Go, your son will live”;

“Go, your faith has saved you.”

Knowing that you are present in our midst, we ask you today to touch (name the person) and bring them your healing of body, mind and spirit. Amen.

For someone who is dying:

Eternal God,

grant to your servant (name)

and to us who surround him/her with our prayers

your peace beyond understanding.

Give us faith, the comfort of your presence,

and the words to say to one another and to you. Amen.

For someone who has died

Father, the death of (name) brings an emptiness into our lives.

We are separated from him/her and feel broken and disturbed.

Give us confidence that he/she is safe and his/her life complete with you,

and bring us together at the last

to the wholeness and fullness of your presence in heaven,

where your saints and angels enjoy you for ever and ever.  Amen.

Almighty God,

Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort:

deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn,

that, casting all their care on you,

they may know the consolation of your love;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

A Prayer for Peace

Almighty God,

from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed:

kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all, the true love of peace

and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom

those who take counsel for the nations of the earth

that in tranquillity your kingdom may go forward,

till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen.