Weekly Notices

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What's on

Sunday 19th January

 

Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

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

Minister:  Revd Rachel Leather (tel. 01242 674776)

 

Welcome

 

 

10.30am: We welcome Peter Allsop from Prestbury to lead our worship. Welcome to you all, especially our visitors. Please stay for fellowship and refreshments in the hall after the service if you can.

4pm: Café church led by Deacon Sue Peat from Stonehouse. Do please come along to this time of reflection and discussion. Sue has chosen the theme Salt and Light as her focus.

 

This week

 

Wednesday 22 January:

9am: The ecumenical Holy Communion service will be led by Rev Richard Reakes, Team Vicar at St Michael's. A warm welcome awaits you to the service and to refreshments afterwards.

2pm: The guest speaker at the Wednesday Fellowship is Judith Humphreys who will tell us about reflexology. This is a holistic alternative therapy which uses ancient foot massage techniques to stimulate the body into healing itself. To find out more, do come along and hear what Judith has to say. The meeting is open to everyone - men as well as women - and you will find a warm welcome.

 

Thursday 23 January:

7.45pm: House Group 61 will meet at the home of Wendy Treble, 1 Hertford Close to continue the study of Paul's letter to the Romans. If you would like to find out more, please contact Pauline Jones.

 

Friday 24 January:

1pm: Annette O’Hara’s funeral will take place at Woodmancote Free Church and afterwards at the Cornerstone Centre in Whaddon.

 

Saturday 25 January:

7pm: Quiz night with fish and chip supper at St Michael's Centre. Tickets cost £8. Call 673612 or 691639 or visit the Church Office at the Centre in School Road.There is no need to have formed a team to attend!  (Churches Together)

Further ahead

 

Wednesday 29 January:

7.30pm: Pastoral visitors meet in the Quiet Room.

 

Thursday 30 January:

1.30pm: Churches Together reps meet here.

 

Monday 3 February:

12 noon: Ladies' lunch at the Royal Oak. Please contact Margaret Aldred if you would like to know more.

 

Wednesday 5 February:

7.30pm: Marriage and Relationship workshop at Bethesda Methodist Church, led by Rev John Hellyer, our superintendent minister,

to discuss the conference report, God in Love Unites Us, and the implications of the recommendations.

Everyone is warmly invited to attend the workshop and it is recommended that prior to your attendance, you read the report which can be found at: https://www.methodistpublishing.org.uk/features/god-in-love-unites-us If you have difficulties in accessing the report, please contact Rachel.

 

Saturday 8 February:
10am – noon: Coffee morning
here. This will be the first of the New Year so do come along for tea/coffee and conversation. Donations, cakes, offers of help will be gratefully received. Please contact Rose Dry if you can help and also for further details.

10.30am – 12.30pm: Annual Pastoral Visitors' Training takes place at St Mark’s Methodist Church. Tea and coffee will be available from 10.00am.The training will be led by Rachel on the subject of mental health.

Pastoral Visitors from St Mark’s as well as Bishop's Cleeve have been invited to join us, and any other members from both congregations are also welcome to come along.

 

Saturday 29 February:

10.00am: Repeat of the Marriage and Relationship workshop, at Tewkesbury Methodist Church, led by Rev Mark Rowland (Dignity & Worth).

 

Next Sunday 26 January 

 

10.30am: Our worship will be led by Liz Ledger from Corse.

 

 


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

 

 

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Glos_MethGLOUCESTERSHIRE CIRCUIT NEWSLETTER  (Issue 522- 15.1.20)                                                                      

The Methodist Circuit of Gloucestershire,

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

                       Telephone: 01452 415769 Email: [email protected]

 
 

 

Prayers

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

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

 

When

 

Where

Saturday 18 January

2.30pm

Afternoon Quiz

Coalway Methodist Church

Sunday 2 February

6pm

‘Bethesda at Six’

Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Wednesday 5 February

7.30pm

Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Bethesda Methodist Church

Wednesday 12 February

2pm

Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Wednesday 19 February

7pm

Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Churchdown Methodist Church

Saturday 22nd February

10am - 3pm

Healing Ministry

Drybrook Methodist Church

Saturday 29 February

10am

Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Stonehouse Methodist Church

Saturday 29 February

10am

Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

Fridays from 12:30pm

(commencing 28 February)

The Fairford Gospels

Fairford United Church

 

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News….

 

Stationing 2020 news

Following a match in the Stationing Matching process for 2020, we had a visit to the Cirencester/Fairford/South Cerney appointment in mid-December. Revd Wendy Tucker, who is currently stationed in the Wiltshire United Area, has since accepted an invitation to join the staff of our circuit in September 2020 (‘subject to conference’). We look forward to welcoming Revd Wendy and her husband Nigel next summer.

Moira Anderson, Personnel Portfolio Holder

 

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Learning Network South West Newsletter

Issue two of the Learning Network South West Newsletter is attached, which sets out the Learning Networks South West’s priorities for this Connexional Year. Meet and contact the team, information on communicating as a church in an online world, retreats, book reviews, blogs and the One Programme are included together with much much more. Please send any suggestions for future issues to [email protected]

 

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Ammerdown Quarterly Supplement

The first edition of Ammerdown’s Quarterly Supplement is attached to this newsletter. This includes information on weekly courses, talks and events not included in the 2020 brochure.

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Dates for the Diary….

 

Afternoon Quiz

Saturday 18 January, 2.30pm

Coalway Methodist Church

Come along and take part in our quiz! Toasted teacakes will be served afterwards. Come and join in the fun.

 

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‘Bethesda at Six’

Sunday 2 February, 6pm

Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham

We invite you to come to the next 'Bethesda at Six' classical series concert. This will be a recital, by Christopher Hall, of English & American songs from the turn of the last century. (Finzi, Ireland & Copland). Fiona Wild will accompany on piano. Tea and biscuits will be served in the interval. Admission is free. As usual we welcome donations at the end for a deserving charity. For further information please call David Terry 07921 549191.

 

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Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Wednesday 5 February, 7.30pm

Bethesda Methodist Church

This workshop is open to everyone in the Circuit to support discussions around the Marriage and Relationships Report (you can view the report here or at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/the-2019-marriage-and-relationships-report/) presented to the 2019 Conference. The recommendations contained within this report is submitted for discussion by the wider church for consultation during 2019-20, with a final decision being made at the July 2020 Conference. This workshop will be led by Revd John Hellyer.

 

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Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Wednesday 12 February, 2pm

Hucclecote Methodist Church

This workshop is open to everyone in the Circuit to support discussions around the Marriage and Relationships Report (you can view the report here or at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/the-2019-marriage-and-relationships-report/) presented to the 2019 Conference. The recommendations contained within this report is submitted for discussion by the wider church for consultation during 2019-20, with a final decision being made at the July 2020 Conference.

 

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Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Wednesday 19 February, 7pm

Churchdown Methodist Church

This workshop is open to everyone in the Circuit to support discussions around the Marriage and Relationships Report (you can view the report here or at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/the-2019-marriage-and-relationships-report/) presented to the 2019 Conference. The recommendations contained within this report is submitted for discussion by the wider church for consultation during 2019-20, with a final decision being made at the July 2020 Conference.

 

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Healing Ministry

Saturday 22nd February, 10am - 3pm

Drybrook Methodist Church

Revd Martin Turner will be leading this session of teaching on Healing Ministry which will be followed by a service at 3pm at Clements End Methodist Church. These two sessions will help us to reflect on whether services might be helpful in serving your church and community. Come watch, experience and reflect

 

 

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Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Saturday 29 February, 10am (refreshments from 9.30am)

Stonehouse Methodist Church

This workshop is open to everyone in the Circuit to support discussions around the Marriage and Relationships Report (you can view the report here or at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/the-2019-marriage-and-relationships-report/) presented to the 2019 Conference. The recommendations contained within this report is submitted for discussion by the wider church for consultation during 2019-20, with a final decision being made at the July 2020 Conference.

 

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Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Saturday 29 February, 10am

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

This workshop is open to everyone in the Circuit to support discussions around the Marriage and Relationships Report (you can view the report here or at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/the-2019-marriage-and-relationships-report/) presented to the 2019 Conference. The recommendations contained within this report is submitted for discussion by the wider church for consultation during 2019-20, with a final decision being made at the July 2020 Conference. This workshop will be led by Revd Mark Rowland, Dignity and Worth.

 

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The Fairford Gospels

Fridays from 12:30pm

Fairford United Church

You are invited by Churches Together Around Fairford to come and listen to the whole story of Jesus. Each of the gospel writers has his own distinctive style. Come and listen to the story they tell and what it means for them, starting with the one that was written first.

            Feb 28th           Mark's gospel

            March 13th       Matthew's gospel

            March 20th       Luke's gospel

            March 27th       John's gospel

Come when you can. Listen to all or part of the reading. A Soup Lunch will be available. All are welcome; you don't need to belong to any church. More details from Maureen Partington on 01285 712480.

 

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

 

Churches Together in Gloucester – Annual United Service

Sunday 19 January, 6pm

St Mary de Crypt, Southgate Street

To celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020, there will be a service at St Mary de Crypt. The speaker will be Revd Richard Atkins. Everyone is welcome.

 

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Gloucester Spirit of Peace Community Bring and Share Supper

Monday 20 January, 7 – 9pm

Friendship Café, Chequers Bridge, Painswick Road, Gloucester

The next Bring and Share Supper evening will begin with a shared supper and will include a Memorial to remember, honour and give thanks for the lives of Larry Leighton, David Walker, Judy Clinton and Fiona Williams. There will be an opportunity to hear about their contribution to the work of Spirit of Peace and to share memories of them.  Photos and film footage will be available. Please confirm if you wish to attend and, if possible, what food you might bring. They ask for a small contribution of vegetarian food – free of meat, fish and alcohol. Teas, coffees and juices will be provided. Contact [email protected] for more information.

 

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National Holocaust Memorial Day

Monday 27 January, 6.30pm

Council Chamber, Cheltenham Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s Act of Remembrance will be led by Dame Janet Trotter OBE DBE CVO. There will be an exhibition and light refreshments will follow. All are welcome. Please email [email protected] about access arrangements or for more information.

 

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Exploring Christian Healing Ministry

Saturday 21 March, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Prinknash Abbey Meeting Room

Everyone is welcome to attend this teaching and training Retreat Day at Prinknash led by Revd John Ryeland, Director of the Christian Healing Mission in London. The day will include time for ministering for ourselves as well as practical training in ministering to others. Bring a packed lunch or purchase food/drinks in the tea room. Entry is by donation.

 

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