Sunday Services – 19th March
Service, led by the Revd Naomi Cooke
17.1-7, Romans 5.1-11, John 4.5-42
Evening Worship at Upton St Leonards
The Reverend Susan Cooke
Sunday Services - 26th March – Mothering Sunday
10.00am All-Age Worship, led by the Minister
6.00pm Lent Evening Worship at St Oswald’s, Coney Hill
Speaker: Revd Steve Davies
Monday 20th 9.00am Keep Fit
2.00pm Bible Study
5.30pm Boys Brigade & Girls Association
Tuesday 21st 9.00am Keep Fit
10.15am Understanding the Middle East Today – U3A
Wednesday 22nd 6.00pm Communion
7.30pm Lent Course at 82, Brookfield Road
Thursday 23rd 10.20am Open the Book at Abbeymead School
2.00pm Craft Circle
2.30pm Rare Rocks
7.30pm Jubilate rehearsal
Friday 24th 10.30am Coffee & Chat
LENT EVENING SERVICES
As has been our custom for a few years now, there will
be an evening service at 6.00pm each Sunday during Lent, moving round the
neighbourhood churches. There will not be Café Church nor Bible Study here on
the relevant Sunday evenings:
March 5th St Lawrence, Barnwood Speaker: Revd Ann Morris
March 12th Christchurch, Abbeydale Speaker:
March 19th Upton St Leonards Speaker:
March 26th St Oswald’s, Coney Hill Speaker: Revd Steve Davies
April 2nd St Phillip & St James, Hucclecote Speaker: Revd Andrew Braddock
If you are the son of God Mark 15.29-32, Matthew 27.39-44
“This man has done nothing wrong” Luke 23.39-43
“What I have written, I have written” John 19.17-22
“The King of the Jews” Isaiah
“Truly this man was the son of God” Mark 15.33-39
March 21st Israel / Palestine Group
March 23rd Open The Book Abbeymead
March 29th Experience Easter
March 30th Experience Easter
April 1st Progressive Christianity Network (PCN)
April 3rd Church Council
April 8th CWS Walk
April 8th Safeguarding (Methodist Training)
April 12th Lunchtime Fellowship
April 13th Maunday Thursday Communion
April 14th Good Friday Reflection
April 16th Easter Day Communion Service
April 18th ‘The Middle East Today‘- Laurie Hubbard
April 22nd T@3
April 24th Pastoral Links
April 27th OTB Abbeymead
April 28th OTB Heron
April 28th Quiet Prayer Group
This week’s notices
The Charity for March is
“Longfield”, a local hospice based at Minchinhampton.
Please place donations in the basket near the
door, and if you are able to, use a gift aid envelope.
120 children from Heron and Abbeymead Schools over two
mornings being told the Easter story. The children are divided into 5
groups of 6 to hear the story and explore the meaning of Easter. All
those who help to tell the story echo how good it is even though a modicum of
stamina is needed to cope with questions!
The dates are Wednesday and
Thursday, 29 & 30 March, 9am to noon, plus some setup on Tuesday.
There will be a planning and preparation meeting
in church on THURSDAY 16th
March at 10.15am (after the Open the Book rehearsal). Existing helpers
should have been asked about this year; potential new helpers: please talk to
Val or Steve.
Thank you! Val Stephens (533907), Steve
Lent Couse at 82, Brookfield Road, Hucclecote for 6 Wednesday evenings,
beginning Wednesday 1st March.
Journey through the Lord's Prayer with six short videos, all designed to fuel
discussion and deepen the prayer life of our church. Please let Frank Heggs
know if you are coming so that we can cater for refreshments.
The shopping list changes from
time to time. Here are the needs at the moment, asterisked items in particular
are in short supply:
life milk (UHT) *Small jars of
coffee *Small tins of potatoes
*Long life fruit juice (not chilled) *Tinned cold meat (corned beef/ham)
of jam Cup-a-soup Packets
packets easy cook rice Savoury packets of noodles
milk (from birth – 6 months) *Shampoo *Shower gel
*Toothpaste *Single toothbrushes Deodorant Mens razors
wipes Shampoo Toilet roll
The list is also displayed by the
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Do you love to sing? Would you like to join
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
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
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
LINE TAXI - local journeys Tel: 610683
ELECTRICAL - qualified electrician Tel: 611127
BROWN - decorator Tel: 617750
All Rec. by Ann Scott who has used these
services for many years
GARDENING GIRLS - Garden Maintenance
contact Debz Leaverland Tel: 537856 or
O7733 170604 (2 Rec. by Christine Pritchard)
& 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
SERVICES Cheltenham & Gloucester Autocentre,
Proprietor: Martyn Longbridge Tel: (01452)
Rec. By David Barber
CARE, including cutting toe nails, in your own
Karen Pascoe, Tel: 01452 729489, Mob 07557
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
Rec. By: Catherine Tranter (1)
ROOFING SERVICES - Ridge tiles,
Russell David 01453 376329
Rec. By Patrick Marks 2)
DRIVING INSTRUCTOR - with patience and value for
call Mike Morris on 07837326645
Rec. by David Hoare
HEALTH PRACTIONER - all forms of foot care
Jenny Palmer 01452 547501
Rec. By Bruce Rhodes (2)
DRAFTING SERVICES - provide planning and
services for house extensions and
Contact Glenn A Church on 01452 423407 or
Rec. By David Barber (Glenn is David’s
Contact Eileen Wealle on 01452 533708 or
Rec. By Linda Bradley