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.
Everyone is welcome to join us for Lunch in the Parish Rooms at St George's on the second Wednesday of every month after the morning service of Holy Communion at 10.00 am. All donations are in aid of Mary's Meals. The next Wednesday lunch will be on 9th November at 12 noon. All are welcome and the Webb family are kindly arranging the meal. Please sign up to help with the numbers for catering, on the sheet at the back of church. If you would like to know more please see Stephen.
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.
Food Bank: Permanent collection box is in the Parish Rooms. A list of items needed can be found on the box and notice board (UHT milk and juice, dried milk powder, custard, instant mash, hair conditioner & toilet rolls, but no pasta or baked beans, please).
PSALMS Update - In case you missed the broadcast of Andy's farewell message in church, I wanted to let you know that we now have welcomed a new recruit to the PSALMS team: Dave Moller, a trainee sports minster, working half time in Nailsworth. He is running both the weekly Basketball clubs and the Multi-sports session, leads the sports / games at Messy Church and also helps each week at Pulsar Club and Club Pulse. He will also be heavily involved in the forthcoming holiday club. Emily Twigg, a Strategic Sports Minister, is leading the weekly Club Pulse sessions. Dave is producing the weekly Nailsworth specific prayer email so if you would like to be included on the distribution you can email email@example.com or let me know and I will ask him to add you to the list. The good news is we have seen 10 or more children each week at the year 4-6 school Basketball club, 8 or more at Pulsar club and 7 or more at Club Pulse. We also have one young person from Nailsworth who has signed up for the Pulse Leadership Academy which is an area-wide group for Year 10 +. This group will meet in various locations and they will have meals provided. So if anyone would be interested in providing an evening meal for approx 10 when this group visits Nailsworth please have a word with Karen. Also, we want to introduce a rota for supporting Dave at Basketball - in the past Bernard and Stuart Radford have done an amazing job between them of supporting these clubs on a weekly basis. If you might be interested in encouraging the basketball teams on a monthly basis please speak to Karen. This would be an excellent way of getting to know some of these children.
Messy Church dates: Sunday 17th November from 3.30pm-5.00pm.
Holiday Club - there will be a club running at the school on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October. The theme is Mission Rescue, looking at how God used Moses and Jesus to help rescue us. We need eight volunteers each day, four from Christ Church and four from St George's. So if you can help on either of those days please speak to Karen to find out more.
The Last Supper – In accordance with our contract of purchase, this picture will be leaving us for nearly six months whilst it forms part of a Retrospective Exhibition of Portraits by Lorna May Wadsworth to be held at Graves Gallery, Sheffield, between 9th November 2019 and 15th February 2020. The painting is due to be removed on 22nd October and to be replaced with a scanned copy within a few days. I will let you know when we have further details of the exhibition. It will be very interesting to visit and compare our picture with portraits she has also produced including those of David Blunkett, Margaret Thatcher and David Tennant. Myles