Weekly Notices

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What's on

Sunday 21st July

                Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

                        Bishop’s Close, Bishop’s Cleeve, GL52 8NT

                        Minister:  Revd Dr James Tebbutt   tel: 01242 674776






10.30am: We welcome Jenny Jackson from Churchdown to lead our worship. Welcome to you all, especially our visitors. Please stay for refreshments and fellowship in the hall if you are able.

6.30pm: Café Church will be in the garden of Sue and Jerry Barr on Cleeve Hill and will utilise the summer edition of the Magnet magazine's "Wonderful World". Do please come and share this very special time of worship in an inspiring setting. Please let the stewards know if you need transport or speak to Jerry or Sue for directions. If you can think of an appropriate reading, e.g. a poem or a psalm, please bring it to share.


This week


Wednesday 24 July:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion here will be led by Andrew Hiscock from Woodmancote. A warm welcome awaits you to this time of worship with refreshments afterwards.  



Further ahead


Sunday 18 August:

10.30am: Our worship will take the form of a Songs of Praise. Please put the date in your diary and start thinking about a favourite hymn you would like to be sung and the reasons for your choice. Once you have decided, please let one of the stewards know to help with the planning of the service.


Other notices


Pastoral matters: In the period between James' departure and Rachel's arrival, pastoral matters and concerns will be dealt with by ministers and supernumeries in the Northern area of the Circuit. In the first instance, please contact Margaret Aldred, Pastoral Secretary in confidence.



Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to last Sunday's farewells to James, Nicola and Eleanor.


Next Sunday: 28 July


10.30am: We will be welcoming Simon Monkton from Cheltenham to lead our worship.


Items for inclusion next weeks' should be sent to David Aldred by end of Wednesday, either by email or phone .






Glos_MethGLOUCESTERSHIRE CIRCUIT NEWSLETTER  (Issue 505- 18.07.19)                                                                      

The Methodist Circuit of Gloucestershire,

                  Circuit Office Address: Northgate Hall, St. John’s Lane, Gloucester, GL1 2AN

                       Telephone: 01452 415769 Email: [email protected]



We ask you to remember in your prayers this week the worship, work and witness of the congregation at Cheltenham, Bethesda.


Circuit Dates, Event & Place: In Brief (further details on each below)





Saturday 20 July


Concert by Jonny Coppin with Paul Burgess

Hartpury Village Hall

Saturday 27 July

10am to 12noon

Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy + Cake Stall

St Mark's Methodist Church

Sunday 28th July


Songs of Praise

Aylburton Methodist Church

Saturday 3 August


Concert by KAPS & Friends

Dursley Methodist Church

13 – 20 August

Inside Out Art Exhibition

Dursley Methodist Church

Wednesday 9 Oct


Concert by Gloucester Brass

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church


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The Superintendent’s Lunch Club

12.30, generally held on a Thursday. All welcome to sit alongside, eat and chat


Thursday 26 September

The Belfry, Broad Street, Littledean, Cinderford, GL14 3JS

Thursday 17 October

The Whitminster Inn, Whitminster

Wednesday 6 November

NB –begins at 12.15pm

Cirencester Ashcroft Lunch Club, Cirencester Ashcroft Church

Thursday 14 November

The Moon Under Water, Cheltenham


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Message from Circuit PISR Team

To make progress with the Circuit’s resolution to seek to improve the homelessness and social housing situation in Gloucestershire, the PISR Team would like to know:

  1. Which of your church members are current district or county councillors?
  2. Which of your church members are related to, or friends with, a current district or county councillor?
  3. Which of your church members are former district or county councillors?


Andy Rickell

Circuit Steward and Portfolio Holder for Public Issues and Social Responsibility


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Conference Business Digest

Please find attached to the newsletter, the Conference Business Digest which has been prepared as a summary of the principal decisions and discussions held at the 2019 Conference. This is also available for download from www.methodist.org.uk/conference2019 and can be widely circulated.


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Safeguarding Courses

Three safeguarding courses have been arranged:

Foundation Safeguarding Course – for those volunteers working for the Church who have never attended a Safeguarding course.


St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham GL51 8PX

on Saturday 7th September from 9.30am – 1.00pm.


Refresher Safeguarding Course – for those volunteers who attended Foundation training 4 years ago (volunteers must receive safeguarding training every 4 years!)


St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham GL51 8PX

on Monday 30th September from 6.30pm – 9.30pm


Advanced (Leadership) Safeguarding Module – for Ministers, Supernumerary Ministers, Local Preachers, Worship Leaders, Church Safeguarding Co-ordinators.


Churchdown Methodist Church, Churchdown, GL3 2ET

on Saturday 16th November from 10.00am – 3.00pm


The District have also organised other venues for this Advanced Course at:

Swindon on Tuesday 17th September from 10.00am – 3pm.

Nailsea on Wednesday 16th October from 10.00am – 3pm


If you wish to book a place on any of these courses, please contact Peter at [email protected]

Peter Gardner, Circuit Safeguarding Officer


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Tibberton Methodist Church

Following the closure of the Chapel we still have a few items needing a home. Please see attached list and if you are interested in anything contact Peter Gardner on 01452 790564 or by email at [email protected]


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Vacancy – Children and Families Worker

Do you have a passion to bring the Gospel message to the next generation? Two Anglican Benefices in northwest Gloucestershire are looking to appoint a Children and Families Worker to develop and coordinate their current work with children, young people and families in local communities and schools. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please see attached.


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Dates for the Diary….


Concert by Jonny Coppin with Paul Burgess

Saturday 20 July, 7.30pm

Hartpury Village Hall

Hartpury Methodist Church with Hartpury Church of England - As part of the summer festival organised by the two churches together there will be a concert by Jonny Coppin with Paul Burgess, (Songs of Gloucestershire and Beyond) Tickets are £10 and can be obtained from Liz Ledger (01452) 840978, or by email [email protected]


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Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy + Cake Stall

Saturday 27 July, 10am to 12noon

St Mark's Methodist Church

In Aid of St Mark's Friday Club funds. Free Entry. Everyone is welcome.


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ongs of Praise

Sunday 28th July, 3pm

Aylburton Methodist Church

Join us for a Songs of Praise presented by Revd. Richard Atkins on. Tea following the service. Parking in village field near the Church.


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Concert by KAPS & Friends

Saturday 3 August, 6.30pm

Dursley Methodist Church

Tickets are £5. Proceeds in aid of Dementia Friends and church funds.


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Inside Out Art Exhibition

Tuesday 13 – Tuesday 20 August

Dursley Methodist Church

Exploring life and faith through stone carving, painting and textiles. This exhibition will feature the work of Revd Phil Summers and his fellow artists. Money will be raised, through the sale of tea, coffee and cake (light lunches on Saturday) during the exhibition, for the charity Beyond the Streets.


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Concert by Gloucester Brass

Wednesday 9 October, 7.30pm

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

Book the date in your diaries! This concert is in aid of the National Star College at Ullenwood; Lonsdale's Wednesday group's charity of the year. Tickets and more details will be made available at a later date.


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Events happening outside the circuit and in other churches....


Events at Redcliffe College

For the final week of Summer School, Redcliffe College have two events you may be interested in; a free public lecture and a day conference. More information can be found in the attached leaflet.


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Ukulele Concert

Friday 1 November

Hucclecote Community Centre

A date for your diaries: Friday 1 November, at Hucclecote Community Centre. Ukulele concert with fish and chip supper, proceeds for Action for Children. More details nearer the time.


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