Weekly Notices


 What’s On

Sunday 13 January

                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 will by led Pauline Jones, one of our members.

It will be the first in a new series of themed preaching on the disciples. Pauline's subjects are Philip and Nathanael.

Please stay for refreshments and fellowship in the hall if you can.

This week


Wednesday 16 January:

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

2pm: Wednesday Fellowship: This week will be a Members' Own meeting when we entertain ourselves. Please come along to enjoy time together. You will be made very welcome.


Further ahead


Monday 21 January:

9.45am: Stewards meet at church.

Wednesday 23 January:

7.30pm: Worship meeting at The Manse.


Themed preaching on the disciples

27 January:  Tony Rowntree - Judas 

3 February:  Rev James Tebbutt – James

10 February:  Michael Fryers – Simon Peter

17 February:  Rev Steve Ward – Andrew



60th Anniversary Celebrations 2019


This year we celebrate 60 years since our present building was opened. We have invited former ministers and those with close connections to our church to lead our worship at regular intervals during the year. We are delighted that Alison Richards has agreed to lead our worship next Sunday and Steve Ward on 17 February. Alison candidated for the ministry when a member here and Steve Ward was James' immediate predecessor.

A celebratory weekend will take place on 4 and 5 May. On the Saturday afternoon we will be celebrating with a range of activities including a Ukulele band, a concert by Cleeve Harmony and refreshments. There are special welcomes to our many friends who were connected with our church in the past and also current friends from Churches Together.

On the Sunday the Chairman of the Bristol District, Reverend Dr Jonathan Pye will lead our morning worship. In the evening our own minister James will lead us.

There are invitations for you to give to anyone who has had or who still has links with our church but who is not a regular attender.

It is assumed that those of you who worship here regularly will want to attend some or all of the celebrations and so are automatically invited.

More details will be published nearer the time.


Next Sunday: 20 January


10.30am: We start our year of celebrations by welcoming Rev Alison Richards from Birmingham to lead our worship. Alison was a member here before entering the Methodist ministry. Please join us for the first of our special occasions.

4pm: Café Church led by James.



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






Glos_MethGLOUCESTERSHIRE CIRCUIT NEWSLETTER  (Issue 483- 09.01.19)                                                                      

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 Quedgeley.

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





Saturday 19 January

10am – 12noon

Dealing with Loss & Bereavement -

A talk by Revd Diane Daymond

St Mark’s 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 24 January

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

Thursday 28 February

The Whitminster Inn, Whitminster

Wednesday 6 March

Cirencester Ashcroft Lunch Club, Cirencester Ashcroft Church

Thursday 11 April

The Moon Under Water, Cheltenham


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Death of Mrs Wendy Godfrey

We are sorry to announce the passing of Mrs Wendy Godfrey, wife of Rev’d Frank Godfrey, a Supernumerary Minister in our Circuit, and a member of Christchurch Abbeydale.

Wendy will be known more widely in the old Gloucester Circuit as a gracious and lovely lady. She spent her life supporting Frank in his ministry, caring for her family and contributing to her wider church family.

We hold Frank, her family and their friends in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Details of funeral arrangements will be published when they are known.

Revd Dr James Tebbutt


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Surplus infrared heaters

Eastington are looking for any redundant/surplus wall mounted overhead infrared heaters. Their circumstances make this an attractive form of heating, but new replacements seem very hard to find. If you have upgraded your heating system or are about to or have spares you can no longer use, please contact Ken Burgin, Senior Steward, on 01453 827414, by mobile on 07525 900374 or by email at [email protected]


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Events at Wesley House

Wesley House in Cambridge have a number of learning opportunities which you may like to sign up for or commend to others:


More information can be found at www.wesley.cam.ac.uk


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Dates for the Diary….


Dealing with Loss and Bereavement

Saturday 19 January, 10am – 12noon

St Mark’s Methodist Church, Cheltenham

Following the four training mornings held in different venues around the Circuit earlier this year, the Revd. Diane Daymond is now offering opportunities for all of us to be helped to deal with LOSS & BEREAVEMENT. This is the first of these. All are welcome. To facilitate arrangements (photocopying etc.) it would help if you would let Russell Buley know if you plan to attend. Call 01242 244036 or email [email protected] Russell would also welcome offers of venues in the Central, West and South areas of the Circuit for the other three sessions. The dates are 2 February, 9 February and 16 March from 10 until 12 each time.


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