Weekly Notices


What’s On

15th July 2018

                Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

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

                        Minister:  Revd Dr James Tebbutt   tel: 01242 674776






10.30am: Our worship is led by members of our own Wednesday Fellowship. Welcome to all those taking part, the congregation and especially any visitors. Please join us for refreshments in the hall after our worship.

6.30pm: Café Church is travelling up on to Cleeve Hill for special summer outdoor worship and refreshment. Do please join us in the garden of Farther Pitts, Ashleigh Lane, GL52 3QF, the home of Sue and Jerry Barr. Please speak to Pauline (676998), Sue or Jerry for more information and transport arrangements should you need them.


This week


Wednesday 18 July:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion this week will be led by Rev Malc Allen, rector at St Michael's. Please join us for a time of worship and then refreshments afterwards.


Further ahead




(formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research)



Sunday 22 July 2.30pm – 5pm

Methodist Church Hall, Bishop's Cleeve


Bric à Brac and Book Stalls

£4.00 per person




For more details, please contact BJ Holliday






60th Anniversary Celebrations May 2019


Next year we will be celebrating sixty years since our present building was dedicated. We are planning for the celebrations to take place on the afternoon of Saturday 4 May and throughout the day on Sunday 5 May. Please put the dates in your diary now. Further details will be worked out over the next few months but the Rev Jonathan Pye, Chairman of the Bristol District, of which the Gloucestershire Circuit is part, has already agreed to lead our Sunday morning worship.



Next Sunday: 22 July


10.30am: Our worship will be led by Rev Martin Turner who continues to have oversight of our church during James' sabbatical.


What's On: Please send any contributions for next week's edition by the end of Wednesday

Please note that for the following two weeks (22 and 29 July) Sue and Jerry Barr will be compiling What's On and so please send your notices to them. Thank you.








(Issue 463- 12.07.18)                                                                      

The Methodist Circuit of Gloucestershire,

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

                       Telephone: 01452 415769 Email: office@gloscircuit.co.uk



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

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





Saturday 14 July

10am – 5pm

Arts and Crafts Exhibition

Dursley Methodist Church

Sunday 15 July


Open Air Service celebrating 148 years of worship

Bailey Lane End Methodist Chapel

Friday 20 July


An evening of great hymns from the Sankey book

Coalway Methodist Church

Tuesday 24 July

12.00 3pm

Life Together: Intentional Communities as Church

Stroud Methodist Church

Sunday 29 July


Songs of Praise


Stroud Methodist Church


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The Superintendent’s Lunch Club

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

On account of the Superintendent's sabbatical and annual leave, there will be no further Superintendent's Lunch Clubs until the Autumn.


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Could you be a Hospital Chaplaincy volunteer?

Training courses for new volunteers start on Wednesday 26 September, 9am – 12.30pm. Sessions will be held in Gloucester and Cheltenham, according to room availability. This course gives participants a good grounding in pastoral and spiritual care alongside an understanding of issues such as dementia and ‘End of Life’ care. For more information and a booking form please contact the Department of Spiritual Care on 0300 422 6200, or by email at ghn-tr.spiritualcare@nhs.net.


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Vacancy – Church Youth and Community Worker

Upper Thames Methodist Circuit are seeking a Youth and Community Worker to be based in both their Royal Wotton Bassett and Purton churches. This is a full-time post for a minimum of two years, starting in September 2018. Salary is £21-25,000 depending on experience and qualifications. If you’re interested, or know someone who is, please contact the upper Thames Circuit Office by email at circuitadmin@upperthamescircuit.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 10 August.


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Dates for the Diary….


Arts and Crafts Exhibition

Saturday 14 July, 10am – 5pm

Dursley Methodist Church

Dursley are staging an Arts and Crafts Exhibition in the church. There will be around 10 artists covering many different skills. Whilst the exhibition is open, refreshments will be available.


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Open Air Service celebrating 148 years of worship

Sunday 15 July, 2.45pm

Bailey Lane End Methodist Chapel

Come and join us for a beautiful service in a woodland setting on the Dancing Green followed by afternoon tea at the Chapel. This annual service marks the origins of the Methodist Church and community of Dancing Green and Bailey Lane End. More information can be found in the history booklet available in the Chapel porch.


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An evening of great hymns from the Sankey book

Friday 20 July, 7pm

Coalway Methodist Church

Come along and sing some of the hymns whose great words and rousing tunes brought people to faith, and maybe inspired you too.


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Life Together: Intentional Communities as Church

Tuesday 24 July, 12.00 - 3pm

Stroud Methodist Church c/o: St Alban’s Church, Parliament Street, Stroud, GL5 1QH

An afternoon of discussion and reflection on the theology and practice of community. Speakers: Revd Inderjit Bhogal and Revd Simon Topping. Free lunch provided. All welcome.


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Songs of Praise

Sunday 29 July, 5.30pm

Stroud Methodist Church

The annual Songs of Praise service led by Revd Simon Topping will being at 5.30pm. Cream Teas will be served from 4pm. There will also be a cake stall with the proceeds going to the MWiB project, NDAF (Norton Down Africa Fund). This is a small charity which sets up pre-school nurseries for orphans and needy children in rural areas in Kenya. Without this basic education, children will not be admitted to state funded primary schools. More information can be found at www.myndaf.co.uk.


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


Open Day

Saturday 4 August, 10am – 3pm

Gloucester United Reform Church, Park Road, Gloucester, GL1 1LS

Park Road United Reform Church will close at the end of August, holding its final service on Sunday 29 July. There will be quite a few items to dispose of, including hymn books, bibles, crockery, cutlery, chairs and some larger pieces of furniture. Most items will be on a ‘free to a good home’ basis, although a donation may be requested for others. Churches are invited to send representatives to an open day to see if any items would benefit their church or a church organisation. All items will need to be collected on or soon after 4 August.


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