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

Sunday Services 20th Aug

10.00am         Communion, led by the Minister

                          with hymns selected by church members

                          Readings:  Isaiah 56:1,6-8, Matthew 15:10-28


6.00pm           Songs of Praise on the Village Green at Upton St Leonards,

                          with Gloucester Brass (in the church if wet)

Sunday Services 27th August

10.00am         Morning Worship, led by Philip Jaekel, with Jubilate


6.00pm           Combined service at St Philip & St James, Hucclecote


Thursday 17th WORK WEEK – Day 2

                                 7.30pm Jubilate rehearsal

Friday 18th WORK WEEK – Day 3

Saturday 19th WORK WEEK – Day 4 (outside, to finish by lunchtime)

                                  3.00pm T @ 3

Monday 21st            9.00am         Keep Fit

Tuesday 22nd          9.00am         Keep Fit

Wednesday 23rd      6.00pm         Communion

Thursday 24th          2.00pm         Craft Circle

Friday 25th              10.30am       Coffee & Chat

This week’s notices     

5th Gloucester Boys Brigade are holding a “Musical Evening including Last Night at the Proms”, performed by the Glebe Symphonic Winds, on Saturday 9th September at 7.30pm at Hucclecote Methodist Church Hall. Tickets are priced at £10 Adults and £5 Children (under 18), from Gordon & Di Dale 615072 or Richard Baggs 411464 or Christine Brewster.


Join us for an evening celebrating music and songs from the movies, from classics such as Casablanca and Mary Poppins to new favourites, including La La Land and Mamma Mia. This is our third bi-annual event, with star performances from home-grown talent, and it promises to be an entertaining evening for all the family.


Tickets available on the night, £4 for adults, £2 for children. All proceeds will be going to church funds. Cakes etc. gratefully received for refreshments during the interval. For more information, please speak to Daniel Tuck.

The charity for August is LISTENING POST

Listening Post offers counselling to adults in Gloucestershire suffering from emotional distress. There are many reasons why people seek counselling. Listening Post is a professional voluntary counselling service, Christian in foundation, that was formed twenty five years ago to relieve emotional and psychological distress in Christians and non-Christians alike.

In the foyer there are some leaflets about the work of Listening Post. If you want to make a donation, please use the basket at the back of the church, and Gift Aid it if you can, using the envelopes near the basket.

August Diary

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 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