Benefice Notes (January 2018)
If you know of someone who cannot get to one of the services, but would like communion brought to them, please let Rev Steve know.
The Benefice Gathering for Prayer will now take place at 4.30 every Wednesday at each of the parish churches, subject to opening, and at Northwood Green. Topics for prayer will be available at the back of each church.
There will be a joint PCC meeting at Northwood Green on Jan 16th at 7.30pm.
The next Messy Church is due to happen at Northwood Green on Sunday 28th Jan.
Westbury Notes (January 2018)
If you, or someone you know might be willing to help with flowers for Westbury parish, in any of the 3 churches, then please contact Rev. Steve.
Spire repairs are now interrupted. This is to prevent the need to continue paying for scaffolding, while further applications for funding are submitted.
“The Power of The Word”
This book has been compiled by Liz Perry from poems chosen by or written by local people, and is illustrated with many paintings by Liz Pleydell Pearce. It is available from Liz Perry, Liz Savage or Rev. Steve. There is a display copy at the back of each church. The price of each book is now reduced to £10, the whole of which will be shared between the four parishes of our benefice. Please consider purchasing one, as 100 copies remain of this high quality item. With the reduced price, it would make an even better gift than before.
1) If you know of someone who cannot get to one of the services, but would like communion brought to them, please let Rev Steve know.
2) The Benefice Gathering for Prayer will continue at 4.30 every Wednesday at each of the parish churches, subject to opening, and at Northwood Green. Topics for prayer will be available at the back of each church.
“Jeffrey’s Longer Shorts”
Local author Geoffrey Crees has a book of short stories published on Sept 8th. In each of these stories he imparts a Christian message with warmth and whimsical humour. The characters are fictitious, but for the quirky situations in which they find themselves the author has drawn on his experience over many years as an Anglican vicar. Copies cost £8.95 each. To obtain a copy, please ring 760843.
“Cake and Christianity” in January
Please consider coming along to one of the groups listed below:
Minsterworth: Mervyn and Anne Cowdrey, Craycroft, M’worth, 751295 7.30pm, Tue, 9.1.18
NWG: Steve and Viv Taylor, Perricks Farmhouse, NWG, GL14 1NB, 760756 7.30pm, Wed, 17.1.18
Rodley: Terry and Val Thorpe, Dove House, Rodley, GL14 1RA, 760768 7.30pm, Tue, 23.1.18
Steve will be at each of the meetings. The idea for this month is to look at another section of the course begun in the autumn, which seeks to enrich everyday discipleship for us all. The course is called “Discipleship Explored” and comes from the same authors who wrote the course on Mark’s Gospel that we looked at two years ago. It is based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians. These groups are for friends, neighbours, churchgoers, non-churchgoers, anybody really. We will all be learning together, and taking a step or two on God’s way, mostly by discussion. We will also be eating cake, courtesy of our generous hosts. The meetings will start at 7.30pm and end at 9.00pm. The 3 venues are the same as for November. These meetings will prepare us to consider, more fully than we may previously have done, the need to apply what we hear on Sundays to the rest of our lives. For a lift to the meetings, please contact Rev Steve.