In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God
John 1:1
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


News Sheet


Services for 20th May - Pentecost

 

10.00am Communion, led by the Minister

with the baptism of Arabella Broady

Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15


12 noon Fellowship Lunch


6.00pm No service at Christchurch


Services for next week – 27th May

 

10.00am Morning Worship, led by Revd Norman Whitaker,

with Jubilate


6.00pm Bible Study with Revd Christine Birkett


THIS WEEK’S EVENTS


Monday 21                       9.00am             Keep Fit

                                       10.00am           Banner Group

                                        1.30pm             Rare Rocks

                                        2.00pm             Bible Study

                                        5.00pm             Boys Brigade & Girls Association Display

Tuesday 22                      9.00am             Keep Fit

                                        2.00pm             Prayer Triplets

Wednesday 23                6.00pm             Communion

Thursday 24                    2.00pm             Craft Circle

Friday 25                       10.30am           Coffee & Chat




Thy Kingdom Come

Please have a look in the Chronicle for the special activities and ten days of prayer taking place to mark the period between Ascension and Pentecost

10 May to 20 May

One of the activities is a Fellowship Lunch on Sunday 20 May starting midday. This is a fellowship bring and share picnic style lunch. There will be a sign-up sheet available next week for you to indicate the type of food you can bring either sweet or savoury. Any queries about the lunch - please speak to Val Stephens or Carol Terry.


As usual in the month of May, our charitable giving is concentrated on Christian Aid. The Christian Aid week itself is 13 – 19 May. There may be a door-to-door collection, but you can in any case make a donation here in church using the basket at the back of the church, and of course, if you can, gift aid your donation. The Chronicle has the latest information on Christian Aid and the work it does in the world.


FOODBANK: “…we should continue to remember the poor…”  A letter was received this week thanking us for our donations and making a specific request for such as tins of meat, fish, rice pudding, fruit and UHT milk: these items are continually being used.  There are stocks of most other things.


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

 

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

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