This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it
Psalms 118:24
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


News Sheet


Services for Sunday - 24th November


10.00am               Morning worship with Jubilate – Revd Christine Birkett
Readings:            Luke 23 v33-43

Jeremiah 23 v1-16, Colossians 1 v11-20       

6.00pm                 No Service


Services for Sunday  1st December


10.00am               Morning worship led by Revd Ann Bishop

6.00pm                 No Service


THIS WEEK’S EVENTS


Monday 25          9.00am                 Keep Fit (last class this year)

  2.00pm                 Bible Study

                            5.30pm                Boys Brigade & Girls Association

Tuesday 26                                         NO Keep Fit

Wednesday 27   6.00pm                Communion

Thursday 28       2.00pm               Craft Circle   

 Friday 29         10.30am               Coffee & Chat

Saturday 30       TBA                        Holidays & Day Trips Farewell Lunch


 

November Charity

The charity for November is the Council For World Mission The CWM is a worldwide partnership of churches created in 1977 to share resources, money, people, skills and insights to carry out Gods mission on a local basis. More information about CWM is available in the Christchurch Chronicle.

 

Vision – “Fullness of Life Through Christ, for all Creation”

Mission – “Called to partnership in Christ to mutually challenge, encourage, and equip churches to share in God’s mission”.

 

If you would like to make a contribution to the Council for World Mission, please use the basket at the back of the Church.

 

Operation Christmas Child

The shoeboxes will be received during the morning service on the 17th November.

Lots of opportunity to give these small items to the children for Christmas time. If you don't feel able to complete a box, please bring the items you have collected of stationery, hygiene items, toys, hats etc and these can also be blessed before going off on their journey to Eastern Europe.

We are trying to increase our boxes by 10% this year, so let’s all

think of those children, how little they have and what joy the shoebox

gift will bring to them. Showing to them that people do care for them

and bringing lots of hope to their families and communities. They will

also have the opportunity, if they wish, to find out more about the

Christian message of Christmas and how they can follow that through

their lives and communities.

Any queries see Sheila Whitaker


CHRISTMAS FAIR

Saturday 23rd November 10am - 2pm

G i f t s  f o r  a l l  t h e  f a m i l y  f r o m  o u r l  o c a l   a l e n t
G o o d  a s  n e w t o y s
B o o k s ,  B r i c - a B r a c
T o m b o l a ,  R a f f l e
‘ B o o k s P l u s ’ B o o k s , C a l e n d a r s , C a r d s

Looking forward to seeing you

Light Refreshments


T@3

16th Nov. ‘Why I became a City Councillor’

with Andrew Gravells

14th Dec. Christmas

with The Westbrook Singers


Advance Notice for January.

Jan 5th - 10am Covenant Service will be jointly led by Revd's Peter Clarkson and Barry Bishop

 

Jan 5th  - 6pm - TIP (Together in Prayer) Meeting for Prayer, Fellowship and Healing Ministry.

 

Jan 12th - 6pm  - Cafe Church

 

Jan 19th -  Evening Service for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (We have no details at all at the moment of place or time)


FOODBANK: “…Help needed please

Is there someone who could pick up the donations for the Food Bank and deliver them to the collection point on the following dates: May 26; June 2; June 9? If you are not sure but would like more details please talk to Mike or Mavis Wood. We would love to talk to you!!

And thanks to all who continue to donate to such a needy cause.


WEDNESDAY COMMUNION

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.

 


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.

 

Banners

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.

 

Jubilate

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.

 

‘Contact-a-Contact’

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


BM Services  Barrie Minett Tel 07963 217998 (2)

- for repairs to UPVC doors and windows including locks and hinges

Recommended by - Peter Muff


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

 

CARPENTRY - AM Carpentry, - all aspects of carpentry

Contact: Alan Morris 01452 533100, 07919 180014

www.amcarpentryglos.com

Rec. By: Catherine Tranter (1)

 

ROOFING SERVICES - Ridge tiles, leading etc.

Russell David 01453 376329

Rec. By Patrick Marks 2)

 

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)

 

MOBILE HAIR DRESSER

Contact Eileen Wealle on 01452 533708 or 07901 228365

Rec. By Linda Bradley