Weekly Notices

             Glos_Meth  

What’s On

27th May 2018

                Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church

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

                        Minister:  Revd Dr James Tebbutt   tel: 01242 674776

 

 

Welcome

 

10.30am: We welcome Rev Jayne Webb from Tewkesbury to lead our worship. Welcome to you all too, especially our visitors. Please stay for continuing fellowship with refreshments in the hall if you can.

 

This week

 

Wednesday 30 May:

9am: The ecumenical service will be led by Keith Linzner, from Woodmancote. Please join us for a time of worship and then refreshments afterwards.

2.30pm: Funeral of Noel Hemming at St Michael's. Many will remember Noel for his contributions over many years to the life of the Church of the Ascension in Southam and also his involvement in our Ecumenical Partnership.

 

Thursday 31 May:

8pm: Housegroup 61 will begin a new study series on Women of the New Testament at Farther Pitts, Ashleigh Lane, Cleeve Hill. All are welcome to join us; please contact Pauline Jones (676996) or Sue Barr for more details.

Further ahead

 

Monday 4 June:

12 noon: Ladies' lunch at the Royal Oak in Bishop's Cleeve. All ladies are very welcome to come along. Please contact Margaret Aldred if you would like to know more.

7.30pm: Worship Group will meet at Farther Pitts, Ashleigh Lane, Cleeve Hill to consider worship at our church over the next few months. All are welcome to join us with our planning ahead.

 

Sunday 10 June:

Bishop's Cleeve Street Fair: We still need a few people to help. If you are able to assist on the stall for an hour (seat provided!) and/or bake biscuits to give away, please sign the list in the foyer.

Saturday 23 June:

Church Away Day at Hawling: There is a list in the foyer to sign up for our Away Day, led this year by Rev Diane Daymond. It is a beautiful setting and I am sure it will be a splendid day and the more of us who can go, the better it will be. If you have any queries please talk with me or one of the Stewards. Sue Barr

 

Wednesday 4 July:

Wednesday Fellowship afternoon outing takes place when we will visit Aunt Martha's Victorian Tearoom and Gardens in the Forest of Dean. If you would like to go and were unable to add your name to the list at last week's meeting, please contact Beryl Couling (673610). Friends or relatives will also be welcome. A deposit of £10 for each person is payable.

 

Other notices

 

Action for Children boxes

 

Please let Beryl Couling have your box so she can empty it and forward the money. Thank you.

 

Next Sunday, 3 June

 

10.30am: Our worship will be led by Simon Monkton from Cheltenham.

 

 

 

Reminder that during James' sabbatical Rev Martin Turner (01242 300761) is covering for him.

 

 

Items for inclusion next week should be sent to David Aldred either by email or phone by Wednesday.

 

 

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Glos_MethGLOUCESTERSHIRE CIRCUIT NEWSLETTER  

(Issue 457- 24.05.18)                                                                      

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

 

Prayers

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

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

 

When

 

Where

To Mon 28 May

Winchcombe Festival of Music and Arts

Winchcombe Methodist Church

Saturday 26 May

10am – 12noon

Bring and Buy Sale

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Sunday 27 May

6pm

Willshire Piano Duo

Bethesda Methodist Church

Monday 28 May

10am

Christian Aid ‘Big Brekkie’

Bethesda Methodist Church

Events throughout June

140 Years at the Cross

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

Saturday 2 June

10.15 – 3pm

Training and Development Day for Local Preachers

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Saturday 2 June

12noon – 2pm

Saturday Lunches

Hartpury Methodist Church

Saturday 2 June

2.30 – 4.30pm

‘The Great Transition’

Christchurch Abbeydale

Saturday 9 June

3 – 5pm

Strawberry Cream Teas

Quedgeley Methodist Church

Saturday 16 June

2 – 5pm

Vintage Afternoon Tea & Sale

Stroud St Albans Methodist Church

Saturday 30 June

2pm

Strawberry Fayre

Hucclecote 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 (plus annual leave) from 10 May 2018 until 28 August 2018, there will be no further Superintendent's Lunch Clubs until the Autumn, when they will resume.

 

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News….

 

Vacancy: Community Outreach Worker (20 hours per week)

Stroud Methodist Church is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Community Outreach Worker to work in an area of existing high-density housing and new estate development within the town of Stroud. The Outreach Worker will have a passion for mission, community involvement and social justice, seeking opportunities to share the Christian story and respond to local needs. The successful candidate will have gifts, skills and experience in community outreach, working with volunteers and external agencies and pastoral care. As the post will include some evening and weekend work an ability and willingness to work flexibly is essential. There is a genuine Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian. Appropriate induction and training will be given.

Salary: £9,688 pa for 20 hours per week.

 

Further information from Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit Office at office@gloscircuit.co.uk or by calling 01452 415769.

Closing date: Wednesday 20 June. Interview date: Monday 4 or Tuesday 5 July

 

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Vacancy: Children’s Worker

4 hours per week; primarily Sunday mornings

At Fairford United Church we have a history of working alongside young families with children and close links exist with the local primary school and an independent ‘Tiny Tots’ group who use our premises. The current Sunday School caters for children ranging from preschool to school years 1-3. In addition, there are teenagers and young adults who are willing to help. We are looking for someone to continue and build on the existing Sunday School children’s work and to nurture the children’s Christian development through teaching, crafts and games. Pay is on an hourly rate of £8.45. Closing date for applications: Mon 30 May

 

For more information, please contact: Revd James Taylor on 01285 653655 or revjamestaylor@cantab.net.

 

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‘Transport Matters’ from the Circuit PISR team

The school run has been a contentious issue for some years. The government are now being called on to legislate to prevent parents from driving their children to the school gates. The Department of Transport have identified one in four cars on the road at peak times to be on the school run and as a result, children are being exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution outside schools, colleges and nurseries. This is in addition to congestion, pedestrian obstruction and road damage. Charities such as The British Lung Foundation and Living Streets are pressing for a wide package of measure. Action: If you are a parent ask your school PTA or similar organisation to explore options, if a School Governor keep the issue on the agenda.

Jerry Barr

 

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Circuit Finance Support Group (FSG)

This group acts to primarily support the Finance side of our Circuit – it is a good team, but most of the group have been in post for 8 years(!). Fortunately, none are looking to step down, but we could do with some new faces and expertise for help within, and develop, the role of the group.

We are currently looking to at ways in which sub-groups can assist in doing the detailed work on e.g. Assessment claims; Other grant issues; governance support; Financial Planning etc. to spread the load of the whole group when it meets, and to relieve some of the load on the Treasurer!

You need not specifically be a Treasurer, but be able to offer some skills in Finance, Budget Planning, Grant making, Charity Governance to broaden our group’s expertise. If you could offer, or know someone who we could approach, please do let me know.

 

Brian Cook, Circuit Treasurer – e-mail: office@gloscircuit.co.uk

 

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Photo’s please!

The new Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit website has been up and running for just over a year, and contains information, news and events from across the Circuit. We are always looking at ways of developing our website and would like to replace the images currently shown on the home page. We are looking for photos, taken in landscape format, that depict our area, outreach work or ministry. If you have anything you would like us to consider using, please send these through (by email or on a memory stick please) to the Circuit Office. Unfortunately we are unable to use any images embedded in documents or emails.

Circuit Office

 

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To all Local Preachers in the Gloucestershire Circuit

You are reminded of the training and development day for Local Preachers that will take place on Saturday 2 June 2018 at Hucclecote Methodist Church to be led by the Revd. Martin Turner who will give a personal view on the importance of preaching and a consideration of expository preaching. You are invited to arrive between 9.45 and 10.15 when coffee and tea will be served followed by Opening Devotions at 10.15. You are encouraged to bring a packed lunch for the break between 12.20 and 1.00 - and a Bible. Closing Prayers are scheduled to be offered at 3pm.

You will understand it would assist Hucclecote members if I were able to give them an idea beforehand of the number intending to attend. Please let me know by phone – 01242 244036 – or by email – russell.buley@btinternet.com.

I look forward to seeing a good number of you there.

Russell Buley

 

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Dates for the Diary….

 

Winchcombe Festival of Music and Arts

Up to Monday 28 May

Winchcombe Methodist Church

Winchcombe Festival celebrates the best local bands, groups, artists, poets and writers and is a non-profit making organisation run by people in Winchcombe for the people in Winchcombe. This year 10 of the events are being showcased in Winchcombe Methodist Church, most of which will have refreshments provided:

Date and time

Event

Thurs 24th 10am

Coffee concert – Really Beautiful Company (in the Hall)

Thurs 24th 2pm

Great British Gardeners (£5) in the Hall

Fri 25th 10am

Coffee concert – Music for piano (Free)

Sat 26th 10am

Coffee concert – Music in the air (Free)

Sun 27th 3pm

Robin Tanner – The Art of Country Living (£5) in the Hall

 

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Bring and Buy Sale

Saturday 26 May, 10am – 12noon

Hucclecote Methodist Church

In support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a bring and buy sale of good quality books, DVDs, jigsaws, art and craft supplies and materials. Refreshments include home-made cake.

 

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Willshire Piano Duo – Part of the ‘Bethesda at Six’ Concert Series

Sunday 27 May, 6pm

Bethesda Methodist Church

Philippa Harrison and James Willshire are the husband and wife team that form the Willshire Piano Duo. With music by Debussy, Liszt, Litolff and Saint-Seans, everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served in the interval. Admission is free with donations invited for the Community Bread making project.

 

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Christian Aid ‘Big Brekkie’

Monday 28 May, 10am

Bethesda Methodist Church

As part of the Suffolks Street Fair in our community, Bethesda will be hosting a ‘Big Brekkie’ event for Christian Aid on Bank Holiday Monday. Starting at 10am, we shall be serving a variety of breakfast foods, BBQ and home baking later in the day, along with teas and coffees. All welcome. Please do join us for a cuppa and a bite to eat. Any donations will benefit Christian Aid.

 

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140 Years at the Cross

Events throughout June

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

During June Tewkesbury Methodist Church are celebrating 140 years since the present building was opened in the heart of Tewkesbury, by the town cross, in 1878. They are marking the occasion with three exhibitions - one with documents about the building of the church; one with photographs of Tewkesbury in the 1870's -1880's and, thirdly, a set of beautiful embroidered banners, on the theme of the Graham Kendrick hymn, The Servant King, by the renowned textile artist Jacqui Parkinson. Jacqui's huge embroidered panels on the Book of Revelation, proved very popular when they were on display in Worcester Cathedral. For details of the opening times of the church and other events during June, see attached poster

 

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Training and Development Day for Local Preachers

Saturday 2 June, 10.15 – 3pm

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Led by the Revd. Martin Turner, he will give a personal view on the importance of preaching and a consideration of expository preaching. Coffee and tea will be served from 9.45am, followed by Opening Devotions at 10.15. Please bring a packed lunch and a Bible. The day will end with closing prayers at 3pm. To assist with catering, please contact Russell Buley by phone – 01242 244036 – or by email – russell.buley@ btinternet.com if you wish to attend.

 

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Saturday Lunches

Saturday 2 June, 12noon – 2pm

Hartpury Methodist Church

Following refurbishment of the chapel kitchen, Hartpury are delighted to announce that the Saturday Lunches will recommence! Everyone is welcome to join them on this day and every first Saturday of the month onwards. All enquiries to David and Liz Ledge on 01452 840978 or email Liz on liz.ledger@mac.com.

 

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‘The Great Transition’

Saturday 2 June, 2.30 – 4.30pm

Christchurch Abbeydale

Come along and hear Revd Simon Topping speak about Nature, Economics and Faith. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please email hilmaw@btinternet.com.

 

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Strawberry Cream Teas

Saturday 9 June, 3 – 5pm

Quedgeley Methodist Church

Come along and enjoy a strawberry cream tea and chatter, as part of the Church anniversary weekend celebrations. Cost is £4.

 

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Model railway exhibition

Saturday 16 June, 10am -5pm

Hucclecote Methodist Church

This popular show returns to our church. Featuring layouts in a variety of scales, gauges and prototypes, plus sales stands and displays. Admission £4 - children free. Refreshments are available. Fuller details are at www.hmcmrs.org.uk

 

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Vintage Afternoon Tea & Sale

Saturday 16 June, 2 – 5pm

Stroud St Albans Methodist Church

This will be a lovely afternoon with proper afternoon tea on offer with sandwiches, scones and cakes and plenty of tea/coffee. Also there will be stalls so before or after your tea you can do some shopping. Sounds like bliss!

 

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Strawberry Fayre

Saturday 30 June, starting at 2pm on the church green

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Strawberry teas served all afternoon. Other stalls include toys, games, white elephant, books and cakes. Come along and join the fun!

 

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