TODAY:20th AUGUST 2017 : Tenth Sunday after Trinity

        10.00 Summer Communion



Tuesday 22nd August

        16.00 Hall Trustees meeting in the hall


Wednesday 23rd August

        19.30 House group at 45 Crowson Way: All welcome!


Thursday 24th August†† St Bartholomew

        09.30 Holy Communion


Friday 25th August

        19.30Bell ringing


Next Sunday: †††††††† 11th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

        10.00 Summer Communion




Our house group, and the joint house group with St Guthlacís; our neighbouring churches; those receiving GCSE results this week; teachers preparing for the new term; Braeburn Lodge residents and staff, and Lily-Mae Home Care.



The healing prayer ministry that we trialled in May and June has been well received, so we will continue to offer prayer for healing after communion on the second Sunday of the month, beginning in September.



Please keep trying to gain tokens for the hall repair project: although it looks as though we are winning, this is actually not the case! One of our rivals is already on their second column of tokens, and the gap between us and the other contender is very narrow. We really do need to win as much money as we can, and recent Facebook publicity has been very negative towards us. The outright winner of the popularity contest stands to gain £4,000, with £2,000 and £1,000 as the second and third prizes respectively.



Thank you for your feedback. The PCC will be discussing the results, but it was good to see both some very positive comments and some constructive pointers for improvements. The biggest topic relates to publicity, so anyone with talents in this direction is especially welcome to offer to help!



The next concert in our series is at 15.00 on Sunday 3rd September, when Rev Simon Lumby will be playing a selection of British organ classics, with music by Hollins, Fletcher, Thalben Ball, Wesley and Harwood. Some of you will know Fr Simon as the conductor of Octave clergy choir, and also as the soloist in our first seasonís concert of music for tenor and harp, so it is no surprise to discover that he is also a phenomenally talented organist. Tickets £8 (£5 children) from the Box Office (01778 343860) or Rev Sue. (NB refreshments are included Ė would anyone care to make us some cakes and help serve them on the day?



From next month we will be doing baptisms as a separate service on the first Sunday of the month, at 11.15. As it is important for baptism families to be welcomed into the wider church family, we are asking for a few volunteers to stay behind after the 10.00 service to attend the baptism service as well. Please sign up if you are able to commit to this from time to time. There will still be a Quiet Communion at 9.00am, but the 10.00 Family Service will be redrafted to become a simple Praise Service, with music provided by Psalm 98.


On the 4th Sunday of the month there will be a new 9.00am service called Allsortswhich will have a very flexible format. The first one on 24th September will take the form of a Pet Service in the hall garden (weather permitting!). While I am happy to organise this for Septemberís worship, as we are still in holiday season, I am equally happy to have input from anyone else interested in helping to create and perhaps share leadership of the new service formats. Please have a word if so.