Weekly Notices

             Glos_Meth  

What’s On

17th June 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: To Rev Diane Daymond from Cheltenham, who will be leading our worship, to the members, relatives and friends of our uniformed organisations on their parade service, and to the rest of our congregation, especially our visitors. Please stay for refreshments in the hall if you can.

Woolstone Flower Festival at St Martin de Tours church continues  until 4.30pm today. Please see the poster in the hall for further details.

6.30pm: Café Church will be led by Peter Allsopp from Prestbury. Please come along to share in a relaxed time of worship.

 

This week

 

Wednesday 20 June:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion will be led by Rev Richard Reakes, team vicar from Gotherington. Please join us for a time of worship and then refreshments afterwards.

2pm: The Wednesday Fellowship meets here. This will be the last meeting before the summer break. It will take the form of a "Members' Own", so do come along and find out what is in store for you. Further details about the outing on 4 July to Aunt Martha's Victorian tearooms will also be available. A warm welcome awaits you.

Saturday 23 June:

Church Away Day at Hawling: There is still time to sign the list in the foyer for our Away Day, led by Rev Diane Daymond. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own packed lunch. If you have any queries, please talk to Sue Barr or one of the Stewards.

 


Further ahead

 

Monday 9 July:

7 for 7.30pm: The annual barn service at Hawling takes place. The speaker will be Rev Martin Turner. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Thank you!

 

The total collected during Christian Aid Week from the House to House Collection and the coffee morning was £2,793.76. Thank you to all who collected or helped in any way. (Jerry Barr)

 

Bishop's Cleeve Street Fair: Our presence was widely appreciated.  Many thanks go to Rose Dry for arranging the stall, and to all those who helped on the day and provided biscuits for us to give away - a very big 'Thank you'. Please claim any expenses you incurred from Marie Chattell. (Sue Barr)

 

Next Sunday, 24 June

 

10.30am: Our worship will be led by David Bennett from Longlevens.

4pm: Churches of the former Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Circuit are invited to Tewkesbury Methodist Church for tea, followed by worship at 6pm. Please let Sue Barr know if you intend to go. If you would also like a lift, please let one of the stewards know.

 

 

 

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 459- 13.06.18)                                                                      

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 Chalford Hill.

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

 

When

 

Where

Mondays - Fridays

10.30am – 12.30pm,

Saturdays 10am – 12

140 Years at the Cross: a series of special events and exhibitions throughout June

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

Saturday 16 June

2 – 5pm

Vintage Afternoon Tea & Sale

Stroud St Albans Methodist Church

Wednesday 20 June

Closing date for Community Outreach Worker vacancy

Stroud Methodist Church

Wednesday 20 June

10am - 3.30pm

MWiB Circuit Summer Event

Dursley Methodist Church

Sunday 24 June

Two special services

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

Friday 29 June

Noon

Deadline for Autumn quarter Preaching Plan availability

Chrestos

Friday 29 June

7.30pm

Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir

Dursley Methodist Church

Saturday 30 June

2pm

Strawberry Fayre

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Saturday 30 June

7.30pm

Concert by Tewkesbury’s Camerata Orchestra

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

Monday 9 July

7.30pm

Hawling Barn Service 2018

Hawling

Tuesday 24 July

12.00 3pm

Life Together: Intentional Communities as Church

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 (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….

 

Death of Nancy Wilson

We are sorry to announce the passing of Nan (Nancy) Wilson, an elderly Local Preacher from the former Gloucester Circuit who worshipped at Quedgeley Methodist Church. Nan passed away on Saturday 9June after a long illness. We will advise of funeral arrangements once they are known. We give thanks to God for her, and please hold Nan’s family and friends in your prayers at this time.

 

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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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 ‘Transport Matters’ from the Circuit PISR team

Transport issues are central to the ‘Gloucestershire 2050 Vision’ consultation which has been open to all residents from 1 February and closes on 31st July. County residents are encouraged to look at the ideas identified by the consultation working group and to comment. Among the proposals are a new rail link to the Forest of Dean and an international airport in the Cirencester area. The latter is intended to encourage tourism in the Cotswolds but will have many other implications – your views are needed. You can learn more by visiting the Gloucestershire 2050 stand at the Tewkesbury Food Festival on 23/24 June; the Cotswold Show on 7/8 July; Chalfest on 21 July or online through glos2050.com.

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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Dates for the Diary….

 

140 Years at the Cross

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

Monday to Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm, Saturdays 10am – 12noon

Tewkesbury Methodist Church was opened on 5 June 1878, when the congregation moved over from the old chapel in Tolzey Lane (site now the antiques centre). A series of special events and exhibitions are being held throughout June to celebrate the event, including embroidered banners by the renowned textile artist, Jacqui Parkinson, an exhibition of documents and photos about the church in the 1870’s and a display of photos if Tewkesbury in the mid to late 1800’s. Cream teas will be served on Saturday 2, 9, 16 and 23 June.

 

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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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MWiB Circuit Summer Event

Wednesday 20 June, 10am - 3.30pm

Dursley Methodist Church

There will be speakers from two charities supported by the Bristol District of MWiB – Norton Down Africa Fund and Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers as well as stalls to browse at together with an opportunity to meet others from the circuit. Please bring your own lunch.

 

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Two special services on Sunday 24 June

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

A reminder to the churches of the former Tewkesbury and Cheltenham Circuit (St Mark's; Whaddon; Bethesda; Hawling; Apperley and Bishop's Cleeve). At Tewkesbury we are looking forward to hosting tea and sharing worship together on Sunday 24 June. Afternoon tea will be served from 4pm followed by a service at 6pm, led by the Revd Jayne Webb. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend. It would be useful to have a guide as to how many may be coming for tea. We wouldn't want to run out of scones! Email: Jean Davies on jed606@yahoo.com

 

Our 10.30am service that day is a celebration of our 140th anniversary and will be led by Revd Jayne Webb and the Chairman of the District, Revd Dr Jonathan Pye. You are very welcome to join us.

 

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Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir

Friday 29 June, 7.30pm

Dursley Methodist Church

Dursley Methodist Church are hosting a concert given by the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir. The choir has an extensive musical repertoire ranging from classical and show music to more traditional hymns and choral pieces. Since their formation 48 years ago the choir have performed in hundreds of different venues and helped to raise over £500.000 for numerous charities. Among their concerts this year the choir have enjoyed a tour to Llandudno including performances at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and Chester Cathedral. In November they will be singing at the Festival of Remembrance in Cheltenham Town Hall then in December at a carol concert in Gloucester Cathedral. Tickets cost £8.00 and are available now from all members of Dursley Methodist Church Fundraising Committee; from 11 June by telephoning 01453 543485; or on the night, at the door.

 

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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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Concert by Tewkesbury’s Camerata Orchestra

Saturday 30 June, 7.30pm

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

As part of the 140 Years at the Cross celebrations, a free concert has been planned. All donations will go to charity.

 

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Hawling Barn Service 2018

Monday 9 July, 7.30pm

Hawling

The speaker will be Rev Martin Turner with Geoff Onions as Chairperson. Everyone is welcome. Music starts at 7pm tea/coffee and biscuits will be served after the service. Please come and support our rural chapel

 

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

 

Life Matters

Wednesday 20 June, 7.30pm

Hillview Evangelical Church, Colwell Avenue, Hucclecote, Gloucester

Bob Telford from Counties UK will be taking a look at issues of the day from a Bible perspective. Bob recently returned from a time of ministry in Southern India and has spent time working within the UK as well as overseas. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

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Spirit Of Peace Bring And Share Summer Celebration

Monday 25 June, 6.30 - 8.30pm

St James' City Farm, 23 Albany St, Gloucester GL14NG

We are very pleased to be welcoming you all to a very different 'Bring and Share' event at 'St James' City Farm. The community farm was set up by the Friendship Café, and it has been a wonderful resource for Gloucester. Please bring your favourite pizza (frozen will do) to cook in the pizza oven. Salads and desserts are also welcomed. If you have a camping chair, please bring one. If you have a favourite poem, song or story; we will have a time of sharing with each other. Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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