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What's on

Sunday 8th September

                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 Rev Carrie Seaton from Tewkesbury to lead our worship. Welcome to you all, especially our visitors. Please stay for refreshments and fellowship in the hall if you can.

 

 

This week

 

Wednesday 11 September:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion here will be led by Keith Linzner from Woodmancote. A warm welcome awaits you to this time of worship with refreshments afterwards.  

2pm: The Wednesday Fellowship meets here. This will be a "Welcome Back" meeting after the summer break. Our meetings are open to everyone, and new members would be especially welcome.

 

Saturday 14 September:

10am – noon: Coffee morning here in aid of MHA (Methodist Homes for the Aged). Donations of cakes, good books and nice bric à brac would be appreciated. Do come along if you can. For more details, please contact Helen Cochran.

10am – 4pm: Open day at St Michael's. Our invitation comes through Churches Together. Details are overleaf.

10.30am: Bereavement Support Group meets at St Michael's Centre for coffee/tea and a chat.

 

Further ahead

 

Wednesday 25 September:

7.30pm: Worship group meets in the Quiet Room. All are welcome.

 

Sunday 29 September:

10.30am: Harvest Festival and Parade Service: Gifts of cash will be sent to All We Can. Foodbank items will also be gratefully received.

 

Monday 14 October:

12 noon: Ladies' lunchat the Royal Oak. Please note this will be a week later than usual. All are welcome. Please contact Margaret Aldred if you would like to know more.

 

Sunday 15 September

 

10.30am: Our worship will be led by Rev Terry Spencer who was our minister from 1985 to 1992. Please join us to welcome Terry and Pam as we continue to celebrate our 60th anniversary by inviting former ministers to conduct our services.

There will be an envelope collection for MHA at this service. The envelope can be placed in the receptacle at the back of the church or handed to Helen Cochran.

6.30pm: Café church re-starts led by Rachel. Please come along for this time of informal reflection.

 

 

 

You are warmly invited to St Michael’s Open Day

from 10am to 4pm

on Saturday 14th September 2019

 

Refreshments will be served all day.

Meet your friends. Relax. Pray.

Try our picture quiz.

Visit the porch room, triptych, medieval stairs, stained glass windows, churchyard…

Trace the history of our faith using the clues in this amazing building, from 1170 to today.

Enjoy!

 

Proceeds to Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

 


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 510 - 11.09.19)                                                                      

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 Clements End.

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

 

When

 

Where

Friday 20 September

9.30am – 12noon

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Cinderford Methodist Church

Friday 20th September

7 - 9pm

Puddings Evening

Stroud Methodist Church

Saturday 21 September

11am – 2pm

Intentional Community OPEN DAY

Brimscombe Methodist Church

Sunday 22 September

3pm & 6.30pm

Circuit Assembly and Service

Stonehouse Methodist Church

Thursday 26 September

7.15pm

The Revelation of John – A Bible Study

(every Thursday for 12 weeks)

Bailey Lane End Chapel

Friday 27 September

Closing date for preaching availability for Winter Quarter Preaching Plan

Circuit Office

Saturday 28 September

5pm

Concert by The Blackheath Piano Trio

Dursley Methodist Church

Saturday 28 September

7.30pm

Swindon Male Voice Choir

Cirencester, Ashcroft Church

Monday 30 September

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Refresher Safeguarding Course

St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Tuesday 8 October

10.30 - 12.00

SPECTRUM

Christchurch Abbeydale

Wednesday 9 October

7.30pm

Concert by Gloucester Brass

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

Saturday 9 November

10am – 12noon

Autumn Fayre

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

Saturday 16 November

10am – 3pm

Advanced (Leadership) Safeguarding Module

Churchdown 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 26 September

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

Thursday 17 October

The Whitminster Inn, Whitminster

Wednesday 6 November

NB –begins at 12.15pm

Cirencester Ashcroft Lunch Club, Cirencester Ashcroft Church

Thursday 14 November

The Moon Under Water, Cheltenham

 

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News….

 

Circuit Directory – 2019/20 edition

Work to finalise the Circuit Directory is underway and it is hoped this will be distributed at the Circuit Assembly, being held on Sunday 22 September at Stonehouse.

Louise Hebbron, Circuit Office

 

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Winter 2019 Preaching Plan – Availability Reminder!

The deadline for submission of all preaching availability for the forthcoming Winter Quarter is Friday 27 September. Please can all preachers make sure their availability/unavailability is recorded on Chrestos by this date.

Louise Hebbron, Circuit Office

 

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Vacancy: PA to the Chair of Bristol District

The Bristol District are seeking to recruit an experienced person to the part time post (8 hours per week) of PA to the chair of the Bristol Methodist District. Are you experienced in general office and administrative tasks, using IT for email, online systems and word processing together with databases and spreadsheets and maintaining websites? Are you able to manage your own workload under supervision, produce a high standard of written material, handle social media, deal with enquiries in a polite and professional manner, work flexibly and to deadlines and collaboratively as part of a team? More information can be obtained from Jayne Giltrow, Circuit Office, Horfield Methodist Church, email [email protected] or by calling 0117 951 8822. Closing date for applications is Monday 23 September.

 

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Climate Strikes

Christian Aid is supporting the climate strikes next Friday 20th September. Attached is a guide of why we think it’s important and how churches can support the young people leading these actions. There are events to attend in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Lydney, Stroud and Tewkesbury. Pick the nearest to you and go if you can. See here for more info. https://ukscn.org/events/?postcode=gl5%201tp

 

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Dates for the Diary….

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 20 September, 9.30am – 12noon

Cinderford Methodist Church

This coffee morning is being held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Everyone is welcome.

 

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Puddings Evening

Friday 20 September, 7 - 9pm

Stroud Methodist Church

Here is a Christian Aid Fund-Raiser to appeal to the taste buds - a pudding evening! Hot and cold puddings. Offers of puddings gratefully received. Donations for Christian Aid on the night. Poster attached. Please let Elaine know if you are coming, [email protected]

 

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Intentional Community OPEN DAY

Saturday 21 September, 11am – 2pm

Brimscombe Methodist Church

Come and have a taster of what the community may offer, get an update on the plans for the community, enjoy free coffee/tea and cake, craft activities in the schoolroom and peaceful prayer, meditation and music in the church. A free bread and soup lunch will be served from 1pm! For more information contact Revd Simon Topping on 01453 764818 or by email at [email protected]rg.uk.

 

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Circuit Assembly & Service

Sunday 22 September, 3pm & 6.30pm

Stonehouse Methodist Church

Everyone is welcome to attend the Circuit Assembly and Service, being held at Stonehouse Methodist Church who will also be showcasing their new kitchen! Please can all Circuit Assembly Representatives advise the Circuit Office of their apologies, if they are unable to attend.

 

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The Revelation of John – A Bible Study

Thursdays from 26 September, 7.15pm

Bailey Lane End Chapel

Led by Revd Denise Hargreaves, this is open to anyone and everyone. Accompanied by lush biscuits, tea and coffee – go on, be adventurous!

 

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Concert by The Blackheath Piano Trio

Saturday 28 September, 5pm

Dursley Methodist Church

The Blackheath Piano Trio are from London and visit Dursley Methodist Church every two years. This time they will be performing Beethoven Piano Trio IV Opus 11 and Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor Opus 49. Tickets are available on the door at £10 and include soft drinks and canapes in the interval.

 

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Swindon Male Voice Choir

Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm

Cirencester, Ashcroft Church

Tickets are £8 and available from the Cirencester Visitor Information Centre, by email at [email protected], by calling Anne on 01285 860294 and on the door.

 

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Refresher Safeguarding Course

Monday 30 September, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

For those volunteers who attended Foundation training 4 years ago (volunteers must receive safeguarding training every 4 years!). If you wish to book a place, please contact Peter at [email protected]

 

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SPECTRUM

Tuesday 8 October, 10.30 - 12.00 (refreshments from 10am)

Christchurch Abbeydale

The Circuit study group SPECTRUM, (a Methodist based movement dedicated to exploring the Christian Faith in depth) which meets on the second Tuesday of the month, October to March, at Christchurch, Abbeydale, Gloucester, extends a warm welcome to all ministers and lay people at the beginning of a new session. The theme is 'Culture and Communication' based on this year's Spectrum Conference in May at Willersley Castle where the speakers were Mrs Christine Kinch, an experienced journalist, and Rev'd Dr Gary Hall, tutor at the Queen's Foundation, who helped members to explore the issues involved. The first meeting will be led by Rev Tony Barnes and is entitled 'What are we saying?'.

For further information please contact Rev Vernon Godden on 01452- 535256. (Christchurch is easily accessed and has ample parking).

 

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Concert by Gloucester Brass

Wednesday 9 October, 7.30pm

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

This concert is in aid of the National Star College; Lonsdale's Wednesday group's charity of the year. Tickets £6 to include refreshments, available on the door and from David and Sue Bayley on 01452 501796 or by email at [email protected] There will also be a raffle and Bring and Buy table.

 

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Autumn Fayre

Saturday 9 November, 10am – 12noon

Lonsdale Road Methodist Church

You are invited to the Autumn Fayre, with the theme ‘All that Jazz’ and which will be opened by Revd John Hellyer.

 

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Advanced (Leadership) Safeguarding Module

Saturday 16 November, 10am – 3pm

Churchdown Methodist Church

For Ministers, Supernumerary Ministers, Local Preachers, Worship Leaders, Church Safeguarding Co-ordinators. If you wish to book a place, please book online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-module-safeguarding-training-tickets-66181278987?aff=ebapi.

 

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

 

Open Day

Saturday 14 September, 10am – 4pm

Church of St Michael and All angels, Bishop’s Cleeve

Refreshments will be served all day. Visit the porch room, triptych, medieval stairs, stained glass windows and churchyard.

 

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Pride in Gloucestershire - Multi Faith tent

Saturday 14 September, 11am – 5pm

Gloucester Park

Bring an activity to share or just join in the fun and have a chat. Open to everyone of every faith. There will be crafts and games for all ages, a prayer space and relaxed conversation area.

 

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Advanced (Leadership) Safeguarding Module

Bristol Methodist District have organised other venues for the Advanced Safeguarding Course at:

Swindon - Tuesday 17 September, 10am – 3pm – book your place online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-module-safeguarding-training-tickets-66180893835?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

 

Nailsea - Wednesday 16 October, 10am – 3pm – book your place online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-module-safeguarding-training-tickets-66181098447?aff=ebapi

 

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Events at Ammerdown

Ammerdown are running a series of events over the next few months and further details on these can be found in the attachment.

 

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