If God is for us, who is against us?
Romans 8:31


News Sheet

Sunday Services 16th July

10.00am         Communion, led by the Minister

                          Readings: Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

6.00pm           No service at Christchurch

Sunday Services 23rd July

10.00am         Morning Worship, led by the Minister, with Jubilate

                          Readings: Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

6.00pm           Bible Study, led by the Minister



Saturday 15th             9.20am         Christchurch Walkers & Strollers walk

Monday 17th               9.00am         Keep Fit

                                  10.30am       Pastoral Links meeting

                                    2.00pm         Bible Study

Tuesday 18th               9.00am         Keep Fit

Wednesday 19th                            No Communion

                                     7.30pm         CHURCH MEETING

Thursday 20th              2.00pm         Craft Circle

                                     7.30pm         Jubilate rehearsal

Friday 21st                  10.30pm       Coffee & Chat

Saturday 22nd               3.00pm         T @ 3

This week’s notices     

Date for the diary: come and put those skills to good use (or get the practice to refresh them).  Wednesday 16 August to Saturday morning 19 August, Christchurch Work Week when there is a blitz on basic maintenance inside and outside the building and in the grounds.  If you want more details please talk to Ian Dettmer. 

The charity for July is “Open Doors”.

This is an international ministry serving persecuted Christians and churches worldwide. It supplies bibles, leadership training, literacy programmes, livelihood support and advocacy support. It works in over 50 countries. To make a donation, use the collecting basket at the rear of the church. Use a gift aid envelope if you can, so tax can be reclaimed.

August Diary

Sat 5th 2 30pm Progressive Christianity Network (PCN)

Sun 6th 10 00am Morning Worship - Revd Steve Davies

              6 00pm United Service at St Oswald's Coney Hill

Sat 11th 9 20 am CWS Walking Group

Sun 13th 10 00am Morning Worship - Mr Frank Heggs

               6 00pm United Service at St Lawrence Barnwood

Wed 16th to Sat 19th Working Group maintaining the church building

Sat 19th 3 00pm T@3

Sun 20th 10 00am Communion Service - Revd Steve Davies

                 6 00pm United Service at St Leonards Upton St Leonards

Sun 27th 10 00am Morning Worship with Jubilate

                              - Mr Philip Jaekel - Anglican Reader

                  6 00pm United Service at St Philip & St James Hucclecote

Future Events

Sept 2nd Mini Market

Sept 2nd PCN

Sept 4th Church Council

Sept 10th GL4 Community Show

Sept 13th Lunchtime Fellowship

Sept 16th Music at the Movies

Sept 16th T@3

Sept 30th Barn Dance



Foodbank – the latest shopping list:

·         Items urgently needed are: tinned rice pud, coffee and fruit juice.

·         Also on the current wanted list is: packet mash, tinned fruit, packet noodles, jars of jam, tinned cold meat, tinned minced beef, powdered baby milk (Aptamil/SMA 0-6 months), toilet rolls and shampoo.


Each Wednesday at 6.00pm there is a celebration of Holy Communion to which all are invited. This service, usually led by one of the retired ministers who worship at Christchurch, lasts no longer than half-an-hour, but provides an opportunity to ‘Do this in remembrance of Me’ as Jesus bids us. Those who regularly attend find this valuable time of worship and fellowship.


WEDNESDAY WELCOME is a weekly Bible Study and Fellowship held in various homes. Please contact Frank Heggs for details of venue.

Raise funds for Christchurch: do you use Amazon? Or one of a host of other retailers? At no cost to you would you like to raise money for Christchurch on your online purchases? (You pay no more; a percentage of the sale value will accrue to the church.) Visit

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/christchurchabbeydale to see how.


There is always a box in the foyer for your donations to Gloucester’s Foodbank.


The Community Roll: This has been updated and a new version is available. Please remember that the information contained in there is for your personal use only.


To help cleaners and chair shifters plan their week, all Church bookings will be in the notice sheet as from this week. I hope this helps, thank you.



After a very extended break the banner making group are planning to meet again on a regular basis.                                                                                        


Prayer Lunch

The Prayer Lunch which has not been held over the Christmas period, will start again on Wednesday 1 February at 12.30 and on the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the Church lounge. Time is spent in prayer remembering current world and local situations, before eating a packed lunch, finishing at 1.30. Drinks are provided.

All welcome.


Need a Photographer?

Portraits, events, conceptual images - whatever your photography needs, contact Daniel Tuck for a good price and professional service. With Christmas coming up maybe a photo could make a special gift for someone? Speak to Daniel Tuck or please take a leaflet from the back of the church.


Prayer Chain

For some years Christchurch has had a Prayer Chain, who are a group of people dedicated to praying for people during difficult periods in life - illness, times of worry, etc.  It is a very valuable ministry, one that can be done at home or anywhere, with new prayer topics being passed round the group by telephone.


It would be wonderful to have more people involved in this ministry of prayer.  If you would like to speak to someone, you could ask any of the current prayer chain members - Pat Dettmer, Val Stephens, David & Joan Perkins and John & Olive Flemons, or have a word with Les.  People value prayer, so please think about being part of the prayer chain.



Do you love to sing? Would you like to join us?

We meet on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm for practice and sing on the 2nd Sunday evening (at Cafe Church), and on the 4th Sunday morning. We do a broad mix of music as well as some 'hot off the press'. We are a relaxed and very friendly group and will give you a warm welcome.

Please ring Alison (417328) for more details.



This is an initiative for you to provide names and phone numbers of trades people you would recommend, who have given you good service, been reliable and reasonably priced. We do not charge for this, and if you can recommend someone please pass on their details to either Alison, Mike or Mavis Wood. Their names will stay in for 4 Chronicles. I hope you will find


Please give us the details of people you recommend

Brennan Roofing & Building / Fencing (2)

Tel: 01793 704988 Mobile: 07808 523075

Recommended for fencing work by Norman & Sheila Whitaker

THE CLOTHES PRESS - for all your Ironing & Laundry needs (2)

35a Churchfield Rd, Upton St Leonards GL4 8BA

Tel: 01452 616477


BOB’S LINE TAXI - local journeys Tel: 610683

PHELPS ELECTRICAL - qualified electrician Tel: 611127

ROGER BROWN - decorator Tel: 617750

All Rec. by Ann Scott who has used these services for many years


THE GARDENING GIRLS - Garden Maintenance

contact Debz Leaverland Tel: 537856 or O7733 170604 (2 Rec. by Christine Pritchard)


MILLINGTON & RAMSTEDT - Wood supplied & cut to requirements + DIY

Bristol Rd, Gloucester Tel: 522607 (2 Rec. by David Barber & Mike Wood)


SPARKY - UK Freeview, Sky & Freesat installations

Tel: 07849 013933 (Mark) Tel: 07906 205465 (Derek)

Rec. By Cleone Acomanni


GARAGE SERVICES Cheltenham & Gloucester Autocentre, Staverton

Proprietor: Martyn Longbridge Tel: (01452) 855555

Rec. By David Barber


FOOT CARE, including cutting toe nails, in your own home:

Karen Pascoe, Tel: 01452 729489, Mob 07557 689574

Rec. By Rita & Peter Muff (1)


HAIRDRESSER will do home visits or work in her own home.

See Rita or Peter Muff for contact details

Rec. By Rita & Peter Muff (1)


SEAMSTRESS from Abbeydale, who does dressmaking and alterations.

Contact Wendy 01452 309528.

Rec. By Phyllis Martinger (1)


CARPENTRY - AM Carpentry, - all aspects of carpentry

Contact: Alan Morris 01452 533100, 07919 180014


Rec. By: Catherine Tranter (1)


ROOFING SERVICES - Ridge tiles, leading etc.

Russell David 01453 376329

Rec. By Patrick Marks 2)


LOCAL DRIVING INSTRUCTOR - with patience and value for money

call Mike Morris on 07837326645


Rec. by David Hoare


FOOT HEALTH PRACTIONER - all forms of foot care

Jenny Palmer 01452 547501

Rec. By Bruce Rhodes (2)


HOMEPLAN DRAFTING SERVICES - provide planning and architectural

services for house extensions and alterations.

Contact Glenn A Church on 01452 423407 or 07584 082621.

Rec. By David Barber (Glenn is David’s Son-in-Law) (2)



Contact Eileen Wealle on 01452 533708 or 07901 228365

Rec. By Linda Bradley