18th June 2017 – Trinity 1



Hymns at 9.15am 489, S 212, 729, 844, 532    10.00am – 357, 647, 498, 721

6.00pm 823, Ps 43, 613, 689

Sunday 18th June – Trinity 1

Readings: Genesis 18.1-15 (21.1-7), Romans 5.1-8, Matthew 9.35-10.8 (9-23).

8.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

9.15am Eucharist at St. Paul’s.

10.30am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

11.15am Gloucestershire Society Annual Service at St. Arilda’s.



2.45pm Muddy Church at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm CW Communion at St. Arilda’s.

Monday 19th June

Prayer:  For our Environmental Policy.

8.30am Morning Prayer.

Tuesday 20th June   

Prayer:      For our Holy Mowers (grass cutters).

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.

7.30pm Mothers’ Union Meeting at St. Mary’s Church Hall.

Wednesday 21st June

Prayer: For our Bereavement Team.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

10.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

2.45pm Funeral Service for Raymond Cheeseman at St. Mary’s.

7.00pm Archaeological walk starting at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 22nd June

Prayer:    For Out & About.

8.00am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

9.15am Hopscotch at St. Mary’s.

2.00pm Prayers for Healing and Wholeness at St. Paul’s.

4.30pm Study the Sunday Scriptures at the Vicarage.

Friday 23rd June

Prayer:  For those Preparing for Marriage.

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Octaves Choir Practice at St. Mary’s.

7.30pm Choir Practice at St. Mary’s.


Saturday 24th June

Prayer:      For those Preparing for Baptism.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

9.45am Baptism Rehearsal at St. Mary’s.


Sunday 25th June – Trinity 2

Readings: Genesis 21.8-21, Romans 6.1b-11, Matthew 10.24-39.

8.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s

9.15am Family Service at St. Paul’s.

9.30am BCP Communion at Shepperdine.

10.30am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

12.30pm  Baptisms at St. Mary’s.

4.00pm Concert at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Mary’s.


Leading Worship today: 8.00am Tom K, 9.15am David S,

10.30am Tom K & 6pm Valerie M

NOTICES AND EVENTS



Coach to Gloucester Cathedral for Joy's ordination: Sunday 16th July. We hope as many as possible will come to support Joy. It is a wonderfully uplifting experience to be part of this service. Please sign up on the lists at the back of church to book a place on the coach, leaving St Mary's at 9.45am, returning about 1.45pm. Seats will cost £6, payable in exact cash on the day please.


Thank you: Margaret and her family would like to thank those of the church family who were able to support them at Jim's service on 26th May. Our special thanks to Sheila and Phil Jones, the Mothers' Union and helpers for the excellent cakes and tea served after the service. We were encouraged to have the choir present and were so pleased they agreed to sing the John Rutted anthem for us. We would like to express our great thanks to our Vicar Rev’d Jan who had been a great support to us in the week before Jim's death, on the day and for helping us through the services. Margaret Woodford.

Confirmation: If you or anyone you know is interested in Confirmation this year please speak to Rev'd Jan as soon as possible. Young people from year 6 (age 10) onwards,as well as adults of any age. Confirmation is making the promises for yourself, made for you at baptism by parents and godparents, and then you become a full Communicant member of the Church of England. A course is run beforehand, anyone can start, without making a definite commitment, if unsure. Also if your confirmation was too long ago to remember and you would like a refresher, we cover the main points of Christian faith and life.

Thornbury Carnival: TCT will be manning one of the entrances.  We need 2 volunteers for each hour between 11.00am and 5.00pm. If you can help please email: thornbury.ct@gmail.com with the times you could manage. Thank you Pat Wells.

Next Muddy Church: is TODAY Sunday 18th June, 2.45pm at St. Mary’s, our theme is ‘The Good Samaritan’. This month we will do things a little differently and have our activity whilst we are on our walk - do join us for a short Sunday stroll.

Vicarage Garden Party: Sunday 9th July from 3.00pm. We are looking for volunteers to join our serving team for the day – there is a list to sign up at the back of each Church. Also any donations of cakes, scones, biscuits and other sweet treats will be most welcome. For more information please contact Sheila Jones.


Ch@t will be a week later this month. Due to there being extra articles as this is a double issue. Thank you.

What do you know about Thornbury? Anne Ellis will lead a walk to discover archaeological clues about the town's past. Taking place on Wednesday 21st and Tuesday 27th June. Meet in St. Mary's Church at 7:00pm for a 2 hour talk and walk finishing near the museum. No charge - donations welcome to the Church fund. Please email: avellis8@btinternet.com to book a place.

To all regular planned givers: The annual thank you letters and statements are now at the back of the churches for collection.  These are going to all regular givers who are not anonymous! A big thank you as well to those who are Mike Elcock.

Mothers’ Union diaries and calendars for 2018 can now be ordered - Diaries £3.85, Almanac £1.35, Year Planner £2.85. Please give orders with payment to Rosemary Keavey (417522) by the end of June. Thank you.

Mothers’ Union – Families First Magazine. The magazine subscription for 2018 is due by 20th June. The cost is still £10.50 for 6 issues. Any member wishing to start subscribing to this worthwhile magazine should email angelaedwards@waitrose.com or contact Rosemary Keavey on 01454 417522. Thank you. Angela

Quiz. I have copies of a quiz about sweets, chocolates or desserts which are being sold for £1 for Mothers’ Union funds by the MU in Wotton Deanery. There is a prize for the most correct answers. If you would like a quiz please contact me. To enter return it to me by June 21st and I will pass it on. Rosemary Keavey, 417522.

Julian Meetings is having a quiet day at St. Monica's, Bristol on Saturday July 8th from 10am to 4pm. Cost £7.00, bring your lunch, drinks provided. Day leader is Frances Henley Lock, from The Well at Elsie Briggs House. All welcome. If anyone would like to come please email carol@dcself.plus.com or phone 418006 and leave your name and contact number so that I can get back to you with an application form. St. Monica's has beautiful and peaceful grounds next to the downs in Bristol and we meet in the chapel for the talks. It is all wheel chair friendly. Carol and David Self.

Oldbury Fun Run: Help Rev’d Jan raise money for this great cause by donating directly – JustGiving sends your donation straight to CLIC Sargent and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more. Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jan-is-raising-money-for-clic-sargent-at-the-oldbury-fun-run-2 or on the JustGiving website, search for 'Jan van der Lely' and the page

will come up. Paper sponsor form to fill in if you prefer. Thank you for your support!


Gloucester Historic Churches Trust – Ride and Stride: You will remember that in September last year I did a sponsored walk. Ride and Stride have published a newsletter with lots of info featuring our own support including a picture of some of our walkers. I will leave a copy at the back of both churches. I am planning to do something similar this year, 9th September (coinciding with Heritage Open Day). Please contact me if you

would like to take part, either walking, cycling or to help with refreshments. – Revd. Tom.

Make a difference in the world - please sign a post card. Christian Aid are focusing on fair trade by asking our government to make Brexit work for everyone and the Jubilee Debt Campaign are asking for a change in UK law so that loans to Governments are publicly disclosed. Both cards are available at the back of Church.

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 – Please help by donating items on the list of things needed right now (June): 1 Litre UHT Milk, Tinned Green beans, Smash (Sachets), Shaving Foam/Gel, Razors, Tomato Sauce, Washing tablets, Tinned Minced Beef, Tinned Stewed, Steak, Nappies Size 2, Fruit Juice (not chilled) 1L, Toilet Rolls.  Donations can be left at the back of church or in Tesco.  Please ensure all items are in date.

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 your concerns.


We Pray this week for:

Joan Tuck, Sylvia Zelley, Angela Cole, John Whallett, Irene Butt & Robin Harper.

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

We pray for those who are recently departed: Alan Savery, Diana Ross,

Raymond Cheeseman & Brian Turner.                                   

And for those who died at this time of year: Richard Pearce (aged 1),

Edward (Neil) Davis, Geoffrey Entwistle, Doris Phillips.


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? Ask the clergy.

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.

Weekly Newsletter – Please do give us plenty of notice for any requests – things be included for the weekend news, needs to be received in the office by Wednesday evening at the latest please. To contact Gemma (Mon, Thurs, Fri) or Sarah (Tues, Weds) Tel: 281900. Requests taken from 9.15am. An email version of this Newsletter is available on request via the office. (Save the Trees)