Weekly Notices


 What’s On

Sunday 20th January

                Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

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

                        Minister:  Revd Dr James Tebbutt   tel: 01242 674776



10.30am: We are very pleased to welcome back one of our former members Rev Alison Richards, who now lives and works in Birmingham, to lead our worship and to start our programme of invited ministers to help us celebrate our 60th anniversary year.

Welcome to you all, especially our visitors. Please stay for refreshments and fellowship in the hall if you can.

4pm: Café Church led by James.

The theme will be: Our Church Identity: ‘Mission and Ministry and Covenant’ – reflecting on the conversations between the Church of England and the Methodist Church about some possibilities for sharing ministry more closely.


This week

Monday 21 January:

9.45am: Stewards meet at church.


Wednesday 23 January:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion will be led by Richard Reakes, Team Vicar from Gotherington. A warm welcome awaits you to this time of worship with refreshments afterwards.  

7.30pm: Worship meeting at The Manse.


Thursday 24 January:

8pm: Housegroup 61 meets at the home of Sue and Jerry Barr, Ashleigh Lane, Cleeve Hill. We will be continuing The Bible Course - Explore the Big Story which is also being followed at St Michael's. Please contact Pauline Jones if you would like to join us


Other notices


 The Circuit invitation committee for appointing new ministers is delighted to announce that Rev Rachel Leather has been appointed to be our minister and minister for St Mark's from September, subject to Conference. At present Rachel lives in Worcester. We look forward to welcoming Rachel and her family in due course.


Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church – Legacies. 

What are your thoughts?

This church has been blessed with some generous legacies from past Members and is seeking to spend the money in appropriate ways. We would like you to share in the exploration process and invite you to give thought to how we might allocate the money.

We will be placing a suggestions board at the back of the church and will make ‘post it’ notes available for you to share your thoughts.  Do please join us in giving this careful and constructive consideration.

Do please ask one of us if you need further clarification.

Elizabeth Cross      Margaret Aldred      Nancy Limb     Jerry Barr


Next Sunday: 27 January


10.30am: Our worship will be led by Tony Rowntree who will continue our study of Jesus' disciples and has chosen Judas as his subject.



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






Glos_MethGLOUCESTERSHIRE CIRCUIT NEWSLETTER  (Issue 484- 16.01.19)                                                                      

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 Randwick.

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





Saturday 19 Jan

10am – 12noon

Dealing with Loss & Bereavement -

A talk by Revd Diane Daymond

St Mark’s Methodist Church

Saturday 2 Feb

10.30am – 1.30pm

Coffee Morning & Soup Saturday

Aylburton 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 24 January

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

Thursday 28 February

The Whitminster Inn, Whitminster

Wednesday 6 March

Cirencester Ashcroft Lunch Club, Cirencester Ashcroft Church

Thursday 11 April

The Moon Under Water, Cheltenham


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On Saturday 12 January we hosted a visit of a matched ‘probationer’ (Rachel Leather, who is in her final year at the Queens Foundation, Birmingham) to the Bishops Cleeve/Cheltenham St Marks appointment. An initial appointment is a “Direct Stationing”. The visit went very well, and I can confirm that Rachel is looking forward to joining our Circuit in September 2019 (subject as ever to Conference), and we are excited and blessed to receive her into our Circuit. In the meantime please keep Rachel and her family in your prayers as she completes her formal studies.


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Surplus infrared heaters

Eastington are looking for any redundant/surplus wall mounted overhead infrared heaters. Their circumstances make this an attractive form of heating, but new replacements seem very hard to find. If you have upgraded your heating system or are about to or have spares you can no longer use, please contact Ken Burgin, Senior Steward, on 01453 827414, by mobile on 07525 900374 or by email at [email protected]


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‘Under Five and Flourishing’: 10.00 – 15.00, Saturday 30 March at Hartpury College

We have been invited to attend this day organised by the Diocese of Gloucester for all who work with under 5’s. There will be a variety of experienced practitioners who can offer insight and inspiration about this important age group and stage of family life. The keynote speaker is Jo Gordon, the director of Daniel’s Den, a parent and toddler organisation based in Brent, North West London. Every year they open their doors to 300+ families from 45+ nationalities.

If you are at all interested in attending, please contact Russell Buley for further information, on T: 01242 244036 or by email at [email protected]


Events at Wesley House

Wesley House in Cambridge have a number of learning opportunities which you may like to sign up for or commend to others:


More information can be found at www.wesley.cam.ac.uk


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Dates for the Diary….


Dealing with Loss and Bereavement

Saturday 19 January, 10am – 12noon

St Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Following the four training mornings held in different venues around the Circuit earlier this year, the Revd. Diane Daymond is now offering opportunities for all of us to be helped to deal with LOSS & BEREAVEMENT. This is the first of these. All are welcome. To facilitate arrangements (photocopying etc.) it would help if you would let Russell Buley know if you plan to attend. Call 01242 244036 or email [email protected] Russell would also welcome offers of venues in the Central, West and South areas of the Circuit for the other three sessions. The dates are 2 February, 9 February and 16 March from 10 until 12 each time.


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Coffee Morning & Soup Saturday

Saturday 2 February, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Aylburton Methodist Church

Come along and join us – everyone is welcome!


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


Missio Dei in a Digital Age

Tuesday 23 – Wednesday 24 April, 9am – 5pm

St John’s College, Durham

CODEC’s annual symposium explores digital culture as the new environment of mission. More information on this can be found at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/missio-dei-in-a-digital-age-tickets-52001651339. The deadline for booking is 25 March.


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