A very warm welcome to our website for this group of three Church of England churches in Gloucestershire.
They are very different in terms of history and tradition and each has its own unique character which you will find more about on the individual web pages.
However all share a strong emphasis on ministry to the whole family.
We welcome members of any church and none.
If you are visiting, moving into the area or just thinking about the meaning of life we would like to welcome you to our churches. In the meantime we hope you will find something of use on our website.
The Rev Stephen Jarvis has joined us as part of the team in our Nailsworth Benefice. Stephen is an associate priest, working previously in the Bisley Benefice.
After hearing that 12/14 babies are born daily in Gloucester hospital and immediately have to have a woollen hat (bought hats are no good), Pat-Mary Shotter and friend Shirley Davies have started to knit. To date, they have given over 250. It would be a great help to both of them should any of you have any baby-coloured wool you now no longer need.
There is a Community Lunch Club held at the Arkell Centre every 2nd & 4th Monday at 12.00 pm. Home cooked food is provided and the cost is £7.00 for two courses. Everyone welcome. Contact Stephen on 872251. Transport can be arranged.
Archdeacon Jackie Searle
It was announced last week that Archdeacon Jackie is to be Bishop of Crediton in the Exeter Diocese. There will be a leaving service for her in Gloucester Cathedral on September 4th at 7pm, which sadly means that she will not be with us for the appointment of our new vicar. We are grateful for Archdeacon Jackie’s support in the past and will be sorry to see her go, but it is wonderful news for Exeter Diocese. We will hold Jackie and her husband David in our prayers.
Community Lunch Club held at the Arkell Centre every 2nd & 4th Monday at 12.00pm. Home cooked food is provided. £7 for two courses. All welcome Contact Stephen 01453 872251 or 07896515856. Transport can be arranged.
Bible Study. We will be stopping for the rest of the summer, and starting sometime in September, when we will continue looking at the book of John. There may be a meeting on 9th August but I will let the regulars know.
The funeral of Grace Trueman will take place at 11.00 am at St Geroge's on Friday, 17th August and afterwards at 12.15, Westerleigh Crematorium.
Mothers’ Union August programme.
Mary Sumner Picnic at Shurdington Village Hall GL51 4TB on Thursday 9th August at 2pm. We need to take chairs and picnic refreshments will be provided. If wet we will be in the Hall. We need to meet at 1pm in the Church car-park and it will finish at 4pm with a service. Numbers and cars to Trissa please.
Advance notice of the MU ' wave of prayer' which will start at our Church at 8am on Monday 3rd September in the Parish Room. I will need help from our members and friends with this so please see me if you can help.
Ride and Stride 2018.
Yes it’s that time of year already. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 8th September and is to raise money for the Historic Churches throughout Gloucestershire. You can take part by either sponsoring or participating as you either ride, cycle or horseback, walk, or even skateboard around as many churches as you can. Another way you can take part is to perhaps get sponsored for doing a tidy up around church, or holding a coffee morning. Perhaps you have a talent that you want to show off and can raise money by doing it. You might be a budding Bake Off contestant and want to try out some cakes, Why not sell a few. Half of what is raised comes back to St George's with Gloucestershire Historic Churches taking half. If you want sponsorship forms or any further information do contact me. You may also like to visit GHCT website. www.ghct.org.uk/ride-and-stride. John Amos 01453 832059 or firstname.lastname@example.org