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What's on

Sunday 12th January

 

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 Alison Jackson from Wotton-under-Edge to lead our worship. Welcome to you all, especially our visitors. Please stay for fellowship and refreshments in the hall after the service if you can.

6pm: Epiphany carol service in Tewkesbury Abbey.

 

This week

 

Tuesday 14 January:

7.30pm: Worship meeting at The Manse. All are welcome to attend.

 

Wednesday 15 January:

9am: The ecumenical Holy Communion service will be led by Andrew Hiscock from Woodmancote. A warm welcome awaits you to the service and to refreshments afterwards.

9.45am: Stewards meet here.

 

Further ahead

 

Saturday 25 January:

7pm: Quiz night with fish and chip supper at St Michael's Centre. Tickets cost £8. Call 673612 or 691639 or visit the Church Office at the Centre in School Road.There is no need to have formed a team to attend!  (Churches Together)

 

Wednesday 5 February:

7.30pm: Marriage and Relationship workshop at Bethesda Methodist Church, led by Rev John Hellyer, our superintendent minister,

to discuss the conference report, God in Love Unites Us, and the implications of the recommendations.

Everyone is warmly invited to attend the workshop and it is recommended that prior to your attendance, you read the report which can be found at: https://www.methodistpublishing.org.uk/features/god-in-love-unites-us If you have difficulties in accessing the report, please contact Rachel.

 

Saturday 8 February:
10am – noon: Coffee morning
here. This will be the first of the New Year so do come along for tea/coffee and conversation. Donations, cakes, offers of help will be gratefully received. Please contact Rose Dry if you can help and also for further details.

10.30am – 12.30pm: Annual Pastoral Visitors' Training takes place at St Mark’s Methodist Church. Tea and coffee will be available from 10.00am.The training will be led by Rachel on the subject of mental health.

Pastoral Visitors from St Mark’s as well as Bishop's Cleeve have been invited to join us, and any other members from both congregations are also welcome to come along.

 

Saturday 29 February:

10.00am: Repeat of the Marriage and Relationship workshop, at Tewkesbury Methodist Church, led by Rev Mark Rowland (Dignity & Worth).

 

Next Sunday 19 January 

 

10.30am: Our worship will be led by Peter Allsop from Prestbury.

4pm: Café church led by Deacon Sue Peat from Stonehouse. Do please come along to this time of reflection and discussion.

 

 


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Glos_MethGLOUCESTERSHIRE CIRCUIT NEWSLETTER  (Issue 521- 8.1.20)                                                                      

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 Pillowell.

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

 

When

 

Where

Tuesday 14 January

10.30am

SPECTRUM

Christchurch, Abbeydale

Saturday 18 January

2.30pm

Afternoon Quiz

Coalway Methodist Church

Wednesday 5 February

7.30pm

Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Bethesda Methodist Church

Wednesday 12 February

2pm

Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Hucclecote Methodist Church

Saturday 29 February

10am

Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Stonehouse Methodist Church

Saturday 29 February 2020, 10am

Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

Fridays from 12:30pm

(commencing 28 February)

The Fairford Gospels

Fairford United Church

 

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News….

 

Vacancy: Chair of Methodist Academies and Schools Trust (MAST)

The Methodist Academies and Schools Trust (MAST) is seeking a new Chair to lead its work on behalf of their 66 schools in the state-maintained sector. For more details of the post and application process, go to www.methodistschools.org.uk/about-us/vacancies-at-methodist-schools or contact Barbara Easton [email protected] (020 3903 9078) or Paul Martin [email protected] (01204 843302). Closing date for applications is 17 January 2020.

 

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Dates for the Diary….

 

SPECTRUM

Tuesday 14 January, 10.30am

Christchurch, Abbeydale

The next meeting and first of the New Year of the circuit SPECTRUM study group will be with Rev’d Diane Daymond who will introduce the next study and discussion entitled 'How are we saying what we are saying?' If you haven't been before come along and give Spectrum a try. Coffee/tea served from 10am.

 

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Afternoon Quiz

Saturday 18 January, 2.30pm

Coalway Methodist Church

Come along and take part in our quiz! Toasted teacakes will be served afterwards. Come and join in the fun.

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Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 7.30pm

Bethesda Methodist Church

This workshop is open to everyone in the Circuit to support discussions around the Marriage and Relationships Report (you can view the report here or at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/the-2019-marriage-and-relationships-report/) presented to the 2019 Conference. The recommendations contained within this report is submitted for discussion by the wider church for consultation during 2019-20, with a final decision being made at the July 2020 Conference. This workshop will be led by Revd John Hellyer.

 

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Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 2pm

Hucclecote Methodist Church

This workshop is open to everyone in the Circuit to support discussions around the Marriage and Relationships Report (you can view the report here or at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/the-2019-marriage-and-relationships-report/) presented to the 2019 Conference. The recommendations contained within this report is submitted for discussion by the wider church for consultation during 2019-20, with a final decision being made at the July 2020 Conference.

 

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Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Saturday 29 February 2020, 10am (refreshments from 9.30am)

Stonehouse Methodist Church

This workshop is open to everyone in the Circuit to support discussions around the Marriage and Relationships Report (you can view the report here or at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/the-2019-marriage-and-relationships-report/) presented to the 2019 Conference. The recommendations contained within this report is submitted for discussion by the wider church for consultation during 2019-20, with a final decision being made at the July 2020 Conference.

 

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Marriage and Relationships Workshop

Saturday 29 February 2020, 10am

Tewkesbury Methodist Church

This workshop is open to everyone in the Circuit to support discussions around the Marriage and Relationships Report (you can view the report here or at www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-church/marriage-and-relationships-2019/the-2019-marriage-and-relationships-report/) presented to the 2019 Conference. The recommendations contained within this report is submitted for discussion by the wider church for consultation during 2019-20, with a final decision being made at the July 2020 Conference. This workshop will be led by Revd Mark Rowland, Dignity and Worth.

 

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The Fairford Gospels

Fridays from 12:30pm

Fairford United Church

You are invited by Churches Together Around Fairford to come and listen to the whole story of Jesus. Each of the gospel writers has his own distinctive style. Come and listen to the story they tell and what it means for them, starting with the one that was written first.

            Feb 28th           Mark's gospel

            March 13th       Matthew's gospel

            March 20th       Luke's gospel

            March 27th       John's gospel

Come when you can. Listen to all or part of the reading. A Soup Lunch will be available. All are welcome; you don't need to belong to any church. More details from Maureen Partington on 01285 712480.

 

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

 

The Gospel of John as a Gospel for the Greeks

Tuesday 21 January, 6pm

Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Swindon Road, Cheltenham

Come along to a public lecture by Professor George van Kooten, Lady Margaret’s Professor Divinity at the University of Cambridge. Admission is free however booking is essential. To reserve your place please email [email protected]. This lecture is supported by the International Centre for Biblical Interpretations.

 

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Wes Talks

New Room, Bristol

The New Room are starting a new initiative in January called ‘Wes Talks’ – a series of talks throughout the year exploring life and faith in today’s world. If you would like to attend, tickets are £5 each and can be booked by emailing [email protected] or via the Eventbrite website (go to the Eventbrite website and search ‘Wes Talks’). More information on the talks can be found in the attached flier.

 

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