Day: 7 May 2020

Progress on Clergy 100k in May Challenge

Kate: 

‘I’m chipping away with a 30min run 4 mornings a week – 17.2k so far…’ 

Mathew: 

Since the commencement of lockdown I have had to forgo other forms of exercise which have been replaced by a daily walk. Walking in the woods at the end of a long day in my NHS work is proving vital in restoring mental, spiritual  and physical wellbeing. I have walked about 25km in the first 4 days of May.

Simon:

‘2 miles a day everyday – alternating running and cycling – feeling pretty good & energised about it…’

Graham: 

This gives me extra motivation to get out and do some exercise knowing it will be some good somewhere. 

Randwick are looking for a Foundation Governor

Randwick Primary School is looking for someone to join our governing body as a Foundation Governor. 

This is an exciting volunteering opportunity to join our friendly and enthusiastic team, responsible for strategic management of the school, and to act as a “critical friend”, supporting the work of the headteacher and other staff.  The governing body is responsible for managing the budget to cover salaries, running costs, maintenance and equipment.  Foundation Governors in particular help to ensure that the school remains a church school with all that that implies.

In a voluntary controlled school like ours there are two Foundation Governors and they are there to see that the school takes account of its church foundation.  The governing board has a vital role to play in making sure every child at Randwick receives the best possible education. This is achieved by ensuring that governors have the necessary skills and commitment to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

The particular skills that governing boards need will vary and will include personal qualities and capabilities, such as the capacity and willingness to learn and work as part of a team.  Governors can make use of the various training opportunities available to them and play a full part in the work of the governing board.  We welcome nominations from members of our local community.

Please do email [email protected] for more information or our Chair of Governors, Mrs Alison Inwood, at [email protected].  Many thanks.  David Poad, Headteacher.

Still Moving

 Christian contemplative prayer through music and movement.  Run by Milly and Clay Sinclair and Juliette Saville, members of Stillpoint, an inclusive contemplative group connected to St Lawrence’s.   All Faith’s and none welcome.

Please join us this Sunday 9 May from 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start.

Here’s the zoom link.

VE Day

Whilst we will not celebrate it as we had planned, we will be remembering and giving thanks for VE day tomorrow.

To mark this occasion there will be a service broadcast from our Cathedral at 11.15 tomorrow morning. Friday – VE Day service.

Bishop Rachel says:

I am delighted that there will be a service provided virtually by the cathedral on Friday, available from 11.15am on the cathedral website and I am looking forward to joining some members of the Company of St Kyneburga for a virtual cup of tea in the afternoon and hearing some of their memories of that day in 1945.