Weekly Notices


What’s On

19th August 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 Martin Turner to lead our worship which includes the celebration of Holy Communion. This is Martin's last visit during the time he has had oversight of us during James' sabbatical. We thank Martin for his caring ministry. Welcome to everyone, especially our visitors. Please join us for refreshments in the hall after our worship.


This week


Wednesday 22 August:

9am: The ecumenical service of Holy Communion this week will be led by Rev Malc Allen, rector at St Michael's. Please join us for a time of worship and then refreshments afterwards.


Thursday 23 August:

8pm: House Group 61 meets at the home of Sue and Jerry Barr on Cleeve Hill. We will continue with the LifeBuilder Bible Study Women of the New Testament. Please speak to Pauline Jones if you would like to join us.


Further ahead


Friday 31 August:

3pm-6pm: Tea at The Manse as James returns from his sabbatical.


Sunday 2 September:

3pm: Re-dedication of Bishop's Cleeve War Memorial by Bishop Rachel of Gloucester – an event for the whole community.


Monday 10 September:

12 noon: Ladies' lunch: Please note this will be on the second Monday in September and not on the first Monday as is usual.



Other notices


Updated list of current shortages for the foodbank

Please help local people by donating items with at least three months 'best before' date from the following list:

Tinned fruit, tinned tomatoes, sponge puddings, crumble mix, long life milk, jars of pasta sauce, cartons of custard, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, household cleaning items.
At present there is a plentiful supply of porridge oats, pasta and baked beans. Thank you from Sue Barr.


Circuit Newsletter


This is on holiday and so will not appear on the notice board in the foyer for the next two weeks.



Skittles on the Hill

If you have still not let Margaret or David Aldred know if you would like to join in the proposed skittles' evening at the Golf Club before the clocks go back, please let them know as soon as possible. The cost would be no more than £10 each, including food.



Next Sunday: 26 August


10.30am: Our worship will be led by Frank Manning from Bredon.



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







(Issue 467- 15.08.18)                                                                      

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



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

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





Sunday 19 August


Tibberton Tent Service

Taynton and Tibberton Village Hall, GL19 3AN

Wednesday 22 August

10 - 11.30am

Methodist Women In Britain - Coffee Morning

Churchdown Methodist Church

Monday 3 September

Closing date for applications for Chaplain

Hartpury College

Thursday 6 September

Closing date for applications for Community Outreach Worker

Stroud 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


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Circuit Office

From 1 August the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit Office has moved to new premises at:


18 College Green, Gloucester. GL1 2LR. Phone and emails remain the same.


We are now based in the precincts of the Cathedral. If you approach the Cathedral from Westgate Street, via the alleyway by ‘The Taylor of Gloucester’ shop, the office is on the ground floor on the right-hand side as you enter College Green, the area in front of the Cathedral. Office hours will be as before, Tuesday to Friday, 9:30am to 2.30pm. Please note there is no visitor parking in College Green.


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Vacancy – Community Outreach Worker at Stroud Methodist Church

Stroud Methodist Church is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Ecumenical 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 ecumenical mission, community involvement and social justice, seeking opportunities to share the Christian story and respond to local needs, especially with people who, for whatever reason, may feel that they are excluded or unheard. 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. Salary: £9,688 pa for 20 hours per week. Closing date for applications is Thursday 6 September. Interviews will be held on Friday 21 September. Further information can be obtained from Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit Office at office@gloscircuit.co.uk or by calling 01452 415769.


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Vacancy – Chaplain at Hartpury College

Hartpury College, The Church of England and the Methodist Church have joined together to seek a Chaplain to be based at Hartpury College. The post is for 20 hours per week and is offered on an initial three-year basis. The role will be required to work term time only for a total of 35 weeks each year. The postholder will raise awareness, explore spiritual and faith issues, in a multi faith context with students, enabling them to develop their own identity to improve their well-being, and to provide support to staff.

Salary: £10,988 – £14,943 per annum (£24,082 – £33,912 FTE). Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 3 September. Interviews will be held on Friday 14 September. More information can be found in the attached job description.


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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Rev Denise Hargreaves is leading a party to the Holy Land in February 2019 and has some places still available. If you would like Denise to come and talk about her experiences of the Holy Land or provide more information about the trip, she is more than willing to do so. Please contact her on 01594 825662 or 07503 212449 or dkah26@icloud.com.


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Dates for the Diary….


Tibberton Tent Service

Sunday 19 August, 3pm

Taynton and Tibberton Village Hall, GL19 3AN

As part of the Tibberton Show weekend we invite you to join us for a service of Celebration and Praise in the show marquee at the Village Hall, led by Revd Jayne Webb and accompanied by the Cheltenham Salvation Army Band. Everyone very welcome.


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Methodist Women In Britain - Coffee Morning

Wednesday 22 August, 10 - 11.30am

Churchdown Methodist Church

Cake, Books and Traidcraft Stalls, all in aid of Bristol District Project for 2018/19 ‘GARAS’ (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers).


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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 pandjhyne@tiscali.co.uk for more information.


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


Mega Messy Church

Sunday 16 September

The Christian Adventure Centre, Viney Hill, Gloucestershire, GL15 4NA

Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre is hosting a mega messy church and families are invited to attend. More information can be obtained by calling 01594 860873.


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