News of Tim Silk
Bristol On the 31st March, 2011,
Tim was Licensed and Installed as Priest in Charge of St Philip & St J a c o b C h u r c h (affectionately known as Pip ‘n’ Jay) in Bristol. It is a city centre Church, built on the oldest site of Christian worship in Bristol. It has always been Evangelical. John & Charles Wesley and George Whitfield were welcomed there in the 18th Century, when many Churches shunned them.
Claire and Tim Silk
Many in the St George’s Church family will remember Tim & Claire Silk. Tim served as Curate at St George’s, and was i n s t r u m e n t a l
establishing the ministry at King’s Café. I guess two of the most memorable things about Tim were the dryness of his humour and the passion in his love for his Lord and His Gospel. In 2002, Tim moved to continue his mini s t ry wi th the Arborfield & Barkham Chur ches near to Reading.
In 2007, Tim moved to Dublin, where he took up the post as Ireland Team Leader with Crosslinks International Mission Society. Crosslinks works world-wide, primarily with Churches in the Anglican Communion. From there, Tim moved to serve as Associate Rector of Kill O'The Grange, an Anglican Community Church in the southern suburbs of Dublin.
Fun, Friends and Faith on Fridays: ‘The Link’ By John Carbutt
It’s four thirty on a Friday and one by one, children from four or five different primary schools are arriving at ‘Georges Place’ for ‘the Link’.
‘The Link’ – because it bGh_8
gives children from 8 – 11 years (school years 4 – 6) and who attend the dif- ferent groups in Chil- dren’s Church, together with any friends they wish to invite, the chance to meet, talk and get to know each other better for about 90 minutes each week.
Teaching The first 20 minutes is a
Despite the threat of closure in 1964, when many people had moved out of the City Centre, a small group of young Christians persuaded the Bishop to allow it to remain open. With mission as its main focus, it has continued to flourish. Since then, it has given over £3 million to mission, mostly overseas. It regularly gives over 50% of its annual income direct to mission, and currently supports 14 Missionaries. It is one of the Churches featured in the OMF book, “Ten
‘welcome and chat’ time with a focus on the tuck shop – a maximum of 30p to be spent ! Then it’s upstairs to the hayloft for a session of about 10 minutes lead by David, our Curate. This takes the form of a short Bible story – usually with many volunteers wanting to read the passage aloud, and then a discussion with lots of active participation followed by games and puzzles linked to the Bible story theme.
Afterwards it’s a free choice for everyone ! There is usually a craft session for those who feel
Sending Churches”, edited by Michael Griffiths.
Pray for the family
Tim & Claire have four children, Hope (12), Jade (almost 11), Jonah (7) and Fleur (3½). The family will be moving to their new home in Bristol, in early April.
It would be good to remember them in prayer for all things connected with the move and for Tim, as he begins this exciting new phase in his ministry.
Tim can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
From John Garven
creative, pool, table tennis and the Wii for those who want to be active, and board games such as chess and Connect 4 for those who just want to relax. The session ends with a prayer after which the children go home.
‘The Link’ is run by David Oxtoby and helped by a sma l l n umbe r of volunteers including Lydia Russell, Janet Howitt and John Carbutt.
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