You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind
Matthew 22:36


News Sheet

Services for Sunday – 9 June – PENTECOST

10.00am               Morning Worship, led by Revd Norman Whitaker

6.00pm                 Café Church, led by Revd Christine Birkett

Services for Sunday - 16 June – Trinity Sunday

10.00am               Communion, led by Revd Robert Ridell

6.00pm                 No service at Christchurch


Monday 10                      9.00am           Keep Fit

                                        2.00pm           Bible Study

                                        7.30pm           Church Council Meeting

Tuesday 11                      9.00am           Keep Fit

Wednesday 12               12.30pm         Lunchtime Fellowship

                                        6.00pm           Communion

Thursday 13                    9.30am           “Open the Book” rehearsal followed by

                                                                  performance at Abbeymead School

                                        2.00pm           Craft Circle

Friday 14                         8.45am           “Open the Book” at Heron School

                                       10.30am         Coffee & chat

Saturday 15                     3.00pm           T @ 3

Judy Potts writes:
The Coach trip to Festival Park Ebbw Vale on Monday 17th June, cost £16.  Payment as soon as possible, please. We depart from Hucclecote at 9.30am and from Christchurch at 10.00am. There are still places available, contact Mike or Judy (552601) 

We have heard from The Playhouse at Weston-s-Mare that the Box Office for Mack & Mabel will open on 1st July. Our group booking for the Matinee Performance on Saturday 26th October will need to be received by Wednesday 26th June. Booking forms available from Mike & Judy should be completed and returned with a cheque made payable to Christchurch Abbeydale for £32.00pp by Wednesday 19th June at the latest, please

Churchdown Male Voice Choir – Friday 28 June 7.30pm

We are hosting the famous Churchdown Male Voice Choir at the end of the month, raising funds for our church. Tickets cost £5 from Vall Doll (home 610940 or at church), or you can pay at the door.

We do hope you can support this event and enjoy the music!

The church’s chosen charity for June is a local one – the Family Haven, Spa Road. Please read the article in the June Chronicle about this place and its great work with vulnerable families in Gloucester. To give to this great charity through our church, please use the basket at the back, and Gift Aid your donation, if you are able to do so. Thanks.

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.


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 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

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

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)



Contact Eileen Wealle on 01452 533708 or 07901 228365

Rec. By Linda Bradley