30th July 2017 – Trinity 7



Hymns at 10.00am 4, 362, 681, 589

Sunday 30th July - Trinity 7

Readings: Genesis 29.15-28, Romans 8.26-end, Matthew 13.31-33, 44-52

10.00am Benefice Eucharist at St. Mary’s

1.30am Wedding Service of Richard Dukes & Jessica Green at St. Mary’s.

Monday 31st July

Prayer:  For the Bereavement Group.

8.30am Morning Prayer.

Tuesday 1st August   

Prayer:      For our Churchwardens.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.00pm Funeral Service for Brenda Woodward at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.



Wednesday 2nd August

Prayer: For our Clergy.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

10.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 3rd August

Prayer:    For Healing & Wholeness.

8.00am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

4.30pm Study the Sunday Scriptures at the Vicarage.

Friday 4th August

Prayer:  For our Communications Group.

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.


Saturday 5th August

Prayer:      For Deanery Synod.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

11.30am Wedding Service of Leon Coombs & Nicola Furlong at St. Mary’s.



Leading Worship today: 10.00am Jan vdL


We Pray this week for:

Joan Tuck, Angela Cole, Robin Harper, Mike Dennett & Lillian Perry


And those for whom we regularly pray: Elizabeth Miller, Rae Forster &

Jonathan Self


We pray for those who are recently departed:Eileen Newman & Brenda Woodward.

And for those who died at this time of year: Andrew Kane, John Arwyn Davies, Leslie King, Samuel Tromans & Christopher Chappell


6th August – Transfiguration of the Lord



Hymns at 9.15am 422, 430, S 41, S 96, S 134 10.30am 753, 281, 609, 663

6.00pm 603, Ps 145 (v 15-21), 804, 21

Sunday 6th August – Transfiguration of the Lord

Readings: Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14, 2 Peter 1.16-19, Luke 9.28-36

8.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s

9.15am Eucharist at St. Paul’s.

10.30am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at Shepperdine.

Monday 7th August

Prayer:  For Flower Arrangers.

8.30am Morning Prayer.

Tuesday 8th August   

Prayer:      For Intercessors.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.

Wednesday 9th August

Prayer: For the Men’s Club.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

10.00am Mothers’ Union Corporate Communion at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 10th August

Prayer:    For the Pastoral Care Team.

8.00am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

4.30pm Study the Sunday Scriptures at the Vicarage.

Friday 11th August

Prayer:  For Licensed Readers.

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.


Saturday 12th August

Prayer:      For Service Men & Women on Active Duty.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

3.00pm Wedding Service of Matthew Redmond & Joanne Holmes at St. Mary’s.






Leading Worship today: 8.00am Tom K, 9.15am Sheila F,

10.30am Jan vdL & 6.00pm Tom K


We Pray this week for:

Joan Tuck, Angela Cole, Robin Harper, Mike Dennett & Lillian Perry


And those for whom we regularly pray: Matthew Watson, Roger Holliday

 & Marion Kayaalp


We pray for those who are recently departed: Brenda Woodward.

And for those who died at this time of year: Leanne Kane, Dorothy Worsley, Carol Dyke, Hesta Knapp, Audrey Harrison & Joan Davies


13th August – Trinity 9



Hymns at 9.15am 27, 358, S 10, S 5, S 97 10.30am 283, 621, 383, 715

6.00pm 383, Ps 86, 750, 711

Sunday 13th August – Trinity 9

Readings: Genesis 37.1-4, 12-28, Romans 10.5-15, Matthew 14.22-33

8.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s

9.15am Eucharist at St. Paul’s.

10.30am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Arilda’s.

Monday 14th August

Prayer:  For Those in Residential Homes.

8.30am Morning Prayer.

Tuesday 15th August   

Prayer:      For our Sidespeople.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.

Wednesday 16th August

Prayer: For our Facebook Page.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

10.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 17th August

Prayer:    For our Website www.thorburycofe.co.uk

8.00am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Friday 18th August

Prayer:  For Visitors of St. Mary’s.

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.


Saturday 19th August

Prayer:      For our Youth Worker Richard Britten.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.





Leading Worship today: 8.00am & 9.15am Jan vdL, 10.30am Chris V & 6.00pm Joy L


We Pray this week for:

Joan Tuck, Angela Cole, Robin Harper, Mike Dennett & Lillian Perry


And those for whom we regularly pray: Debbie Yanez, John Crawley &

Mary Chappell


And for those who died at this time of year: Douglas Saunders, Eva Burgess & Haydn Howell


20th August – Trinity 10



Hymns at S 77, S 80, S 46, S 96, S 157 10.30am 766, 569, 647, 763

6.00pm 696, Ps 90, 727, 752

Sunday 20th August – Trinity 10

Readings: Genesis 45.1-15, Romans 11.1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15. (10-20) 21-28

8.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s

9.15am Eucharist at St. Paul’s.

10.30am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm CW Communion at St. Arilda’s.

Monday 21st August

Prayer:  For our Bible Readers.

8.30am Morning Prayer.

Tuesday 22nd August   

Prayer:      For the Bereavement Team.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.

Wednesday 23rd August

Prayer: For Bell Ringers.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

10.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 24th August

Prayer:    For Ch@t.

8.00am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

4.30pm Study the Sunday Scriptures at the Vicarage.

Friday 25th August

Prayer:  For the Parish of Oldbury-on-Severn and Shepperdine.

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.


Saturday 26th August

Prayer:      For our Wedding Vergers.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

1.00pm Wedding Service of Fiona Welsh & Ben Heller at St. Arilda’s.





Leading Worship today: 8.00am Jan vdL, 9.15am David S,

10.30am Jan vdL & 6.00pm Valerie M



We Pray this week for:

Joan Tuck, Angela Cole, Robin Harper, Mike Dennett & Lillian Perry


And those for whom we regularly pray: Mick Spiller, Don Smith &

Elizabeth Miller


And for those who died at this time of year: Nick Joyce, Marjorie Scott, Edna Atkin, David Cadwallader, Gordon Ball & Derek Anthony


27th August – Trinity 11



Hymns at 9.15am S 128, 592, 575, 775, 483 10.30am 9, 704, 812, 652

6.00pm 744, Ps 95, 631, 815

Sunday 27th August – Trinity 11

Readings: Exodus 1.8-2.10, Romans 12.1-8, Matthew 16.13-20

8.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s

9.15am Eucharist at St. Paul’s.

9.30am BCP Communion at Shepperdine.

10.30am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Arilda’s.

Monday 28th August – Bank Holiday

Prayer:  For House Groups and Bible Study Groups.

Tuesday 29th August   

Prayer:      For the Julian Group.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.

Wednesday 30th August

Prayer: For our Open the Book Teams.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

10.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 31st August

Prayer:    For Thornbury Schools as they Prepare for the new School Term.

8.00am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

4.30pm Study the Sunday Scriptures at the Vicarage.

Friday 1st September

Prayer:  For St. Mary’s School.

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.


Saturday 2nd September

Prayer:      For Oldbury School.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

Sunday 3rd September – Trinity 12

Readings: Exodus 3.1-15, Romans 12.9-end, Matthew 16.21-end

8.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s

9.15am Eucharist at St. Paul’s.

10.30am Family Service at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at Shepperdine.


Leading Worship today: 8.00am Jan vdL, 9.15am Tom K,

10.30am Michael V & 6.00pm Jan vdL



We Pray this week for:

Joan Tuck, Angela Cole, Robin Harper, Mike Dennett & Lillian Perry


And those for whom we regularly pray: Diana Jervis, John Adnams, Rae Forster & Jonathan Self


And for those who died at this time of year: Brian Grant, Phyllis Cook,

Gordon Dykes, Margaret Lewis, Helen Drake, James Chambers, David Horne,

Cis Pearce, Ella Porter & Frank Gerrish



NOTICES AND EVENTS


Please remember in your prayers the Diocesan 'Life' Vision prayer: God of hope and transformation, who in our Lord Jesus Christ offers the gift of life in all its fullness, send your Holy Spirit and grant us joy in our following and vision in our leadership. May we be rich in imagination, confident in faith, and courageous in our engagement with the people and places of this diocese. As we share your life with the world, keep us rooted and grounded in love as we bear witness to your glory and pray for your Kingdom to come. Amen.

Mayor Helen Harrison meets with a group of Christians to pray before each Town Council meeting. Members of all the churches are encouraged to take part in this as a way of praying for the town. Just turn up on the day: 1.30pm in the council chamber at the Town Hall. The next dates are as follows; do put them in your diary and go along if you can: Tuesday 1st August, Tuesday 29th August, Tuesday 3rd October & Tuesday 14th November.

Can you help? We are planning a flyer drop around Thornbury during August to invite families to our services. Please contact Ken Miles (415456) if you are able to help, even if only your street.

Planned Giving: With the loss of several congregation members our income from donations has declined and our budget for this year shows an expected deficit of £6,500. This is a situation which is not sustainable! We would ask all of our church members to review your own giving and to consider whether it is possible to begin or increase your regular giving, preferably through the Planned Giving scheme. For more information please contact Mike Elcock (07970 700 340). It would also be beneficial to the church to consider leaving a legacy in your will; much of the reserve funds we use now are legacies from previous generations.

The heating in St. Mary’s has been upgraded during the summer at a cost of over £20,000. We hope this will make the church more comfortable next winter.

We have also just spent £312 having the west end carpet cleaned. It looks lovely, let’s try and keep it clean!

Brian Heppell: - Anne, Richard & James thank everyone for their messages of sympathy and for all the love and support received throughout Brian’s long illness. The donations made for the Lewy Body Society, on Brian’s behalf totalled £840.00. Many thanks to all of you for your generosity.


Please join me for Coffee & Chat on Thursdays mornings (10:00-12:00) in August (except 17th) at 3 Hillcrest. Valerie Murray 416444.

Mothers’ Union’s Wave of Prayer is on Monday 4th September, 3-4pm, in St. Paul’s Church.  Do come and join in praying for our link Dioceses.


Heritage Day - 9th September – we will be opening the Church Tower for those without a faint heart to climb to the top, you can therefore visit the bells (minimum age 8yrs old, no wheelchairs, sorry!!) Open to the general public and welcoming those taking part in Ride and Stride. There will also be guided tours around the church, and tea, coffee and cake will be served throughout the afternoon. Come along and see your local historical church.  Any volunteers always appreciated. Please sign up at the back of church. Many Thanks as always – Gemma.


Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust – Ride and Stride: 9th September. It’s getting closer! Some of us from Thornbury and Oldbury will be meeting at St. Mary’s Shepperdine at 10:00am for a shortened Morning Prayer and then walking on to St. Arilda’s along the Severn for a picnic lunch and “Prayer during the Day” before leaving at about 1:30pm to walk across the fields to St Mary’s for a cup of tea and then on to St. Paul’s for a shortened evening prayer at 4:00pm, raising funds for the above trust. Many of you were kind enough to sponsor me and overall I and my companions raised over £600 last year. There are sponsorship forms at the back of St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s or stop me when you see me. If you prefer to donate directly on line go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thomas-keates. Thanks to those who have already sponsored me. If anyone would like to walk with us all or part of the way, please contact me to make arrangements. Many thanks Tom K.


Help needed for Sundays during September & October. Is there someone who can offer lifts to St. Mary’s 10:30am service when I am unavailable? The dates I need help are as follows: September 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th? Please contact Janet Shipp (854587) if you are able to help. Many thanks.


Children’s Society – A Grand Total of £692.23 was collected this year. Many thanks to our box holders. This year, going forward please do not put any old £1 coins in the boxes as they will no longer be legal tender when they are collected next year. Many Thanks and well done Helen Bullock (box co-ordinator).


Interested in getting more involved in church life? There are many ways to do this, whatever your gifts and interests; from helping with children's work to knitting or mowing or joining a house group or reading in church or singing in a choir. The clergy or our welcomers would be happy to chat with you about it.


Foodbank –Hello everyone, as the summer holidays approach many of us think about vacations, day trips and treats for the kids.   However, many parents in this area face real problems just feeding the family, as free school meals are not available, so they have to find 5 extra meals per child for 6 long weeks - BUT with YOUR help FB can begin to bridge that gap.  I realise there are lots of pressures on your own budgets but if you could find time to buy just one item from our eclectic shopping list our clients would be really grateful.  I know the list is a strange mix but these are the items where stocks are running low.  Please remember we have enough soup to float the Ark and enough baked beans to feed the entire Wild West (twice over)!! Please help with donating items on the list: SHOWER GEL,  CORNED BEEF, TINNED FRUIT, RICE PUDDING &TOMATOES, FRUIT JUICE - 1 ltr cartons, 'SMASH' – sachets, , SHAVING FOAM, SWEET AND SAVOURY SNACKS (KIT KAT, PENGUINS, CRISPS, ETC) & SHAMPOO. Donations can be left at the back of church or in Tesco.  Please ensure all items are in date. Love and blessings Helen.


Some recent sermons can be found on the parish website for those who missed them or would like to ponder them again. Rev'd Jan's Corpus Christi sermon is the latest. See www.thornburycofe.org.uk and click on Services, then Sermons.


Healing Prayers on Sunday mornings will be offered immediately after the services at St.  Paul’s 9.15am on the first and third Sundays and at St Mary’s 10.30am service on the second & fourth Sundays and 10.00am on the fifth Sunday.


If you are recently bereaved and would like to talk to someone, please contact any of the clergy, numbers on the newsletter. We offer the opportunity to share.


Pastoral Care - If you have any concerns or hear that someone needs support, please contact Helen Davies 01454 881754 or Sheila Jones 01454 412989. They will then arrange a visit or contact.


Home Communion. Did you know that if you are unable to get to church for a while you can receive Holy Communion at home? We have a team who help with this. Do remember either for yourself or someone you know. Ask the clergy.


Gluten-free Eucharistic wafers are available at St Mary’s and St Paul’s for those who need them.  Please let the clergy know before the service if this applies to you.


Recycle your print cartridges, mobile phones, stamps, bibles for charity. Mission boxes at the back of both churches. Many Thanks.


Photos may be taken from time to time at church services and events, and used in church publicity, some online (but without names); please feel free to ask for any photo to be deleted from the camera and we will be happy to do so.