Weekly Notices


What’s On

16th September 2018

                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 Rev Ian Yates from Churchdown to lead our worship. Welcome to you all, especially our visitors. Please join us for refreshments in the hall after our worship if you can.

Helen Cochran reminds us that if you missed the MHA collection last week, there is an opportunity today. Please use the receptacle at the back of the church as envelopes are still not available. Thank you.

3pm: Circuit Assembly at Bethesda in Cheltenham.

6.30pm: Circuit Service at Bethesda.


This week


Wednesday 19 September:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion this week will be led by our minister James. Please join us for a time of worship and then refreshments afterwards.

7pm: Alpha course starts at Woodmancote School. Please see the

poster in the foyer for more details. Please note the corrected date from last week's What's On. (Churches Together)


Further ahead


Wednesday 26 September:

7pm: Worship meeting at the Manse.


Sunday 30 September:

10.30am: Harvest Festival and Parade service. Especially welcome will be food for the Bishop's Cleeve foodbank and cash gifts for All We Can (Methodist Relief Fund). Decorating the church will take place on Saturday 29 September at 10am. Please contact Marie Chattell or Margaret Aldred if you are able to help.

Saturday 13 October:

7pm: Skittles' evening at Cleeve Hill Golf Club. The cost will be approximately £10 per head including food. Please give your name and £2 non-returnable deposit to Margaret or David Aldred. The deposit is required to pay for the skittle alley. Everyone is very welcome to this social evening. No skill is required, just your company!


Sunday 18 November:

3pm: Ecumenical Songs of Praise at St Michael's. We still need one volunteer to choose and introduce (briefly) a favourite hymn. Please let one of the stewards know if you would like to do so.


Next Sunday: 23 September


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

6.30pm: Café church led by James. Please join us for a time of quiet reflection.



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







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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 Drybrook.

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





Sunday 9 Sept


Final Service at Tibberton Chapel



Wednesday 12 Sept


Trip to the Holy Land – Presentation by Revd Denise Hargreaves

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

Thursday 13 Sept

9am - 2.30pm

Belonging Conference: A one-day live streamed conference

Cirencester Ashcroft Church

Wednesday 19 Sept

10.30 – 3.30pm

Creation to Salvation

Philip Hynes’ house, Cinderford

Thursday 27 Sept

9.30am – 4.30pm

Golf Day

Rodway Hill Golf Club, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DR

Saturday 6 October

2.30 – 4.30pm


An audience with Revd David Tomlinson


Christchurch, Abbeydale



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Vacancy: Learning and Development Coordinator

If you’re passionate about helping to further the mission of our churches, circuits and districts, then we would like to hear from you. As an experienced professional with a proven track record in learning & development and management, you will be part of a learning network within the Discipleship and Evangelism Cluster of The Methodist Church. The Learning Network has over 40 staff located in 11 teams across the UK with each team having its own Coordinator. The South West region includes the Cornwall District (including the Isles of Scilly), Plymouth & Exeter District and the Bristol District.

Deadline for applications: Noon on Monday 17 September

Interview Date: Friday 5 October

More information can be found at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/connect/jobs-volunteering/jobs-with-the-connexional-team/regional-learning-development-coordinator-south-west-closing-date-17th-september-2018.


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Dates for the Diary….


Final Service at Tibberton Chapel

Sunday 9 September, 3pm

A warm invitation to join us for a time of thanksgiving for almost 180 years of worship in the chapel and remembering the people through the years who have made that possible. The service will be followed by tea and an opportunity to share more memories together. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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Trip to the Holy Land – Presentation by Revd Denise Hargreaves

Wednesday 12 September, 2pm

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church, Gloucester

Rev Denise Hargreaves is leading a party to the Holy Land in February 2019 and has some places still available. She will be giving a presentation on the forthcoming trip and will be able to answer any questions you may have. Everyone is welcome, refreshments will be available.


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Belonging Conference: A one-day live streamed conference

Thursday 13 September, Registration & tea/coffee from 9am, conference from 9:30 - 2.30pm

Cirencester Ashcroft Church

The Belonging conference supports churches to have a welcoming and accessible ministry with children and young people who have additional needs. Cirencester Ashcroft will be screening the conference via live stream where anyone interested can come and join with others to watch the lectures, join in the worship and discuss in small groups the ideas and issues raised. Tea & Coffee will be served but bring a packed lunch. More information about the event can be found on Cirencester Ashcroft’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ashcroftchurch


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Creation to Salvation

Wednesday 19 September, 10.30 – 3.30pm

Philip Hynes’ house, Cinderford

You are invited to a day of reflection on God’s work of creation. There is room for 8 people, so booking is essential! Drinks and lunchtime home-made soup and roll will be provided. Please contact Philip on 01594 824656 or by email at [email protected] for more information.


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Golf Day

Thursday 27 September, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Rodway Hill Golf Club, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DR

You are invited to participate in a Golf Day of friendship, fun and competition. Cost is £25 to include a simple lunch and all day tea and coffee. Please contact Revd Denise Hargreaves on 01594 825662 or by email at [email protected] by 20 September if you would like to attend.


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An audience with Revd David Tomlinson

Saturday 6 October, 2.30 – 4.30pm

Christchurch, Abbeydale

A fervent proponent of progressive Christianity theology and practice, Revd David Tomlinson is a speaker, author and broadcaster. His books include The Post Evangelical, Black Sheep and Prodigals, and How to Be a Bad Christian (and a Better Human Being). Light refreshments will be available. For more information please email [email protected]


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


Catalyst: Youth Ministry Gathering

Saturday 22 September, 9.30am – 1pm

All Saints Academy, Cheltenham

Keynote speakers: Bishop Rachel and Naomi Allen, XL Ministries Director. "An inspiring youth ministry gathering for all involved or looking to be involved in youth ministry. The session aims to motivate, equip, build connections and inform; to be a catalyst and a connecting point so that even more young people are inspired to explore and grow in the Christian faith". Cost: free. Please contact Russell Buley if you wish to book a place – email [email protected] or call 01242 244036.


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Baby Loss service

Friday 28 September, 7pm

The Chapel, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Organised by the Department of Spiritual Care, this is the annual service for those who have lost a baby. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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A day to contemplate

Saturday 29 September, 10am – 4pm

St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Rudford GL2 8DT

Led by Revd Jayne Webb, the day will seek to explore the contemplative approach to life. Cost £12 including lunch and refreshment. Please contact Russell Buley if you wish to book a place – email [email protected] or call 01242 244036.


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Baby Loss service

Friday 5 October, 7pm

St Luke’s Church, Cheltenham (next to Cheltenham General Hospital)

Organised by the Department of Spiritual Care, this is the annual service for those who have lost a baby. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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The Word Around Us

Friday 19 – Sunday 21 October

High Leigh conference centre, Hoddesdon

Artserve's annual weekend will include their AGM. The weekend includes a concert and music making workshop by Simeon Wood, other workshops include creative prayer, dance, singing and journaling. I have further information or look at the Artserve website www.artserve.org.uk. Karen Burridge, Creative Arts in Worship officer will be going, possibly by train, if you wish to go with someone.


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Reflect Methodist Spirituality

Saturday 20 October, 10.30am – 4pm

The New Room, John Wesley’s Chapel, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol

The Keynote Speaker is Revd Michaela Youngson, President of Conference, on ‘God’s Inconvenient Grace’. Afternoon workshops and activities will include a Bristol Wesley tour (guided or self-guided), the museum at The New Room, Grace and slavery, Grace and dementia, Grace and craft and more. The AGM will follow the workshops and closing worship. Drinks will be provided but please bring a packed lunch or you can purchase something from the café. More information can be obtained from Revd Pearl Luxon at [email protected]


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Poverty – What can we do?

Saturday 27 October, 11am - 4.00pm

South Street Baptist Church, Exeter, EX1 1EB

This day conference is for anyone who is concerned about poverty and wants ideas and encouragement in working to overcome it. It is organised by the Iona Community in collaboration with Church Action on Poverty and is instead of a similar event which was planned for last March but had to be cancelled because of snow. The day will include worship in the Iona Community style, music, a bring-and-share lunch, a bookstall, information, discussion, and Iona Community news from the South West and beyond. There is no charge, but contributions are invited towards the cost: suggestion £7. Please bring something to share for lunch. If you are interested in coming or would like to know more please contact David Osborne at [email protected] or phone 01963 351275.


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