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29th July 2018 – Trinity 9



Hymns – 9.15am 238, 429, 454, 725, 652    10.30am 532, 547, 652, 453

6.00pm 691, 74 v1-8, 748, 21



Leading Worship today: 8.00am Michael V, 9.15am Jan vdL,

10.30am Tom K & 6.00pm JvdL


Sunday 29th July – Trinity 9

Readings: 2 Kings 4.42-end, Ephesians 3.14-end, John 6.1-21



8.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

9.15am Eucharist at St. Paul’s.

10.30am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

4.00pm Kids Praise at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Youth Service at St. Arilda’s.

Monday 30th July

Prayer:  For the Bereavement Group.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

3.00pm Mothers' Union Summer Special at St. Mary’s Church Hall.

Tuesday 31st July

Prayer:      For our Licensed Readers.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.

Wednesday 1st August

Prayer: For our Bell Ringers.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

10.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 2nd August

Prayer:    For our Bible Readers.

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Friday 3rd August

Prayer:  For Ch@t.

12.30pm Wedding Service for Adam Reeves & Naomi Sheldon at St. Mary’s.

8.00pm Night Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Saturday 4th August

Prayer:      For the Church Hall.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

1.30pm Wedding Service for Benjamin Poole & Emily Wilson at

 St. Mary’s.


We Pray this week for:

Robin Harper, Lesley Lees, Joan Tuck, John Ackland, Gordon Pitts,

Robin Thomas & Mark Browton.


And those for whom we regularly pray: Doreen Cooksley & Roger Holliday.


And at this time of year we remember: Roy Weston, Andrew Kane,

John Davies, Leslie King & Samuel Tromans.


5th August 2018 – Trinity 10



Hymns – 9.15am 704, S 1, 595, S 242, 456  10.30am 422, 630, 451, 652

6.00pm 772, Ps 88 v1-9, 644, 11


Leading Worship today: 8.00am Jan vdL, 9.15am Joy L,

10.30am & 6.00pm Chris V


Sunday 5th August – Trinity 10

Readings: Exodus 16.2-4, 9-15, Ephesians 4.1-16, John 6.24-35

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 6th August

Prayer:  For our Church Volunteers.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Tuesday 7th August

Prayer:      For our Churchwardens.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.

Wednesday 8th August

Prayer: For our Clergy.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

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


Thursday 9th August  

Prayer:    For the Communications Group.

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.00pm Eucharist for Healing & Wholeness at St. Paul’s.

Friday 10th August

Prayer:  For the Deanery Synod.

8.00pm Night Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Saturday 11th August

Prayer:      For our Environmental Policy.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.


We Pray this week for:

Robin Harper, Lesley Lees, Joan Tuck, John Ackland, Gordon Pitts

Robin Thomas & Mark Browton.


And those for whom we regularly pray: Matthew Watson & Joan Cole.


And at this time of year we remember: Christopher Chappell, Leanne Kane, Dorothy Worsley, Carol Dyke, Hesta Knapp & Audrey Harrison.


12th August 2018 – Trinity 11



Hymns – 9.15am 712, 433, 430, 274, 164    10.30am 664, 812, 378, 806    

6.00pm 812, Ps 91 v1-8, 236, 22


Leading Worship today: 8.00am Joy L, 9.15am Jan vdL,

10.30am Joy L & 6.00pm Jan vdL


Sunday 12th August – Trinity 11

Readings: 1 kings 19.4-8, Ephesians 4.25-5.2, John 6.35, 41-51

8.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

9.15am Eucharist at St. Paul’s.

10.30am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

12.30pm Baptism Service at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Evensong at St. Arilda’s.

Monday 13th August

Prayer:  For our Eucharist Assistants.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Tuesday 14th August

Prayer:      For our Flower Arrangers.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.

Wednesday 15th August

Prayer: For the Cleaning Team.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

10.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 16th August

Prayer:    For the Holy Mowers – Grass Cutters.

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Friday 17th August

Prayer:  For Healing & Wholeness.

12.00pm Wedding Service for Abby Pavey & Joshua Reed at St. Mary’s.

Saturday 18th August

Prayer:      For House Groups & Bible Study Groups.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Wedding Service for James Turpin & Catherine Pentland

 at St. Mary’s.


We Pray this week for:

Robin Harper, Lesley Lees, Joan Tuck, John Ackland, Gordon Pitts

Robin Thomas & Mark Browton.


And those for whom we regularly pray: Debbie Yanez, Mary Chappell

& Marian Kayaalp.


And at this time of year we remember: Joan Davies, James Hooper,

Douglas Saunders, Ann Speller & Eva Burgess.


19th August 2018 – Trinity 12



Hymns – 9.15am 545, 805, 455, S 234, 484 10.30am 327, 595, 455, 584    

6.00pm 755, Ps 92 v1-8, 692, 16


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

10.30am Tom K & 6.00pm Valerie M.


Sunday 19th August – Trinity 12

Readings: Proverbs 9.1-6, Ephesians 5.15-20, John 6.51-58

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 20th August

Prayer:  For our Intercessors.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Tuesday 21st August

Prayer:      For the Julian Group.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.


Wednesday 22nd August

Prayer: For the Men’s Club.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

10.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 23rd August

Prayer:    For the Missions Committee – Global & Local Concern.

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Friday 24th August

Prayer:  For the Mothers’ Union.

8.00pm Night Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Saturday 25th August

Prayer:      For our Organists.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

1.30pm Wedding Service for John Howells & Sarah Gale at St. Paul’s.


We Pray this week for:

Robin Harper, Lesley Lees, Joan Tuck, John Ackland, Gordon Pitts

Robin Thomas & Mark Browton.


And those for whom we regularly pray: Mick Spiller, Aileen Acton,

Dick Shipp & Doreen Cooksley.


And at this time of year we remember: Haydn Howell, Nick Joyce, Marjorie Scott, Edna Atkin, David Cadwallader, Gordon Ball, Derek Anthony

& Doris Morris.


26th August 2018 – Trinity 13



Hymns – 9.15am 576, 585, 780, 725, 678    10.30am 291, 662, 506, 589    

6.00pm 710, 116 v1-7, 603, 24


Leading Worship today: 8.00am Michael V, 9.15am Tom K,

10.30am Michael V & 6.00pm Tom K


Sunday 26th August – Trinity 13

Readings: Joshua 24.1-2a, 14-18, Ephesians 6.10-20, John 6.56-69

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 27th August – Bank Holiday

Prayer:  For our Retired Clergy.

Tuesday 28th August

Prayer:      For the Church Office.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

2.30pm Julian Group Meeting at 3 Shannon Court.

Wednesday 29th August

Prayer: For our Parish Contacts.

8.30am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

10.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

Thursday 30th August

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

8.30am  Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s.

Friday 31st August

Prayer:  For the Pastoral Care Team.

7.30pm Choir Practice at St. Mary’s.

Saturday 1st September  

Prayer:      For the Foundation Governors of St. Mary’s School.

9.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

Sunday 2nd September – Trinity 14

Readings: Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-9, James 1.17-end, Mark 7.1-8, 14, 15, 21-23

8.00am Eucharist at St. Mary’s.

9.15am Eucharist at St. Paul’s.

10.30am Family Service at St. Mary’s.

6.00pm Choral Evensong at St. Mary’s.


We Pray this week for:

Robin Harper, Lesley Lees, Joan Tuck, John Ackland, Gordon Pitts

Robin Thomas & Mark Browton.


And those for whom we regularly pray: Diana Jervis, Rae Forster,

Valerie Abrahams & Roger Holliday.


And at this time of year we remember: Brian Grant, Phillip Burgess,

Phyllis Cook, Gordon Dykes, Margaret Lewis, Helen Drake,

James Chambers, David Horne & Cis Pearce.


NOTICES AND EVENTS

Please remember in your prayers this Month’s Mission: Please remember in your prayers this Month’s Mission - all those who help with local groups within our community.  Also, all those taking a holiday and those unable to do so due to ill-health, infirmity or cannot afford to do so.  If you would like a local group to receive a small grant from the Francis Hopkins Charitable Trust Fund please contact Christine Dadd.


Sarah is leaving us! Very sadly we will be saying goodbye to Sarah as one of our Parish Administrators, at the end of August. Sarah has worked for us since April 2015 and has done a fantastic job. She is leaving to take up a job as a Teaching Assistant at Christ the King School. We wish her well there and will miss her cheerful presence in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Sarah will still be around as part of the Muddy Church team! Please do mention the vacancy to anyone you think might be interested - Gemma will need some help! Sarah’s last day in the office will be the Wednesday 29th August.

Family Services: On Sunday 2nd September there will be a Family Service at St. Mary’s starting at 10.30am. The theme is ‘Walking Together’. Do join us.  Other family fun during September include: Kids Praise for 0-7s on Sunday 9th September, 4pm at St. Mary’s and Muddy Church for all ages on Sunday 16th September, 2.45pm at St. Mary’s (come dressed for the weather).


Clay patio pots: Helen Giles has a number of attractive clay patio pots in various shapes and sizes, available for anyone interested, donations to the church. The pots can be seen at the Vicarage by arrangement with Rev.d Jan, up to 18th August (tel 501916).


Thank you: I'd like to thank everyone who prayed for me over the last 16 months following my prostate cancer treatment, especially Shirley Brook and the Mothers’ Union Prayer Group. This has been a great consolation to me, through the months dealing with a number of side issues that occurred. Some of these continue but do not prevent me from enjoying life again. Many thanks to you all. Best wishes, Roger Holliday.


Ride and Stride: On Saturday 8th September I will again be doing a sponsored walk in aid of Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust from St. Mary’s, Shepperdine via St. Arilda’s Oldbury, and St. Mary’s, Thornbury to St. Paul’s, Thornbury.  I would be very grateful for any sponsorship and sponsorship forms can be found at the back of both churches or visit my Just Giving Pager at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thomas-keates1. If anyone would like to join me on the walk then I can supply further details. The walk coincides with Heritage Open Day so St. Mary’s will be open and Ann will also be at St. Paul’s to welcome other Riders and Striders. If you can offer help at either church on the day both myself and the visiting participants would be very grateful. Tom Keates.


Guided tours on Heritage Open Day (September 8th): If you would be able to act as a Guide for St. Mary’s on Heritage Open Day please contact Monica (413975, email alamo.23@blueyonder.co.uk). I will be holding a training / refresher course in the near future (date/time to be arranged) to bring us all up to speed. Thank you.


Facebook helps you connect and share with everyone in our parish. It shows that the parish has a vibrant and diverse church community. Facebook is a great opportunity to promote the church’s important activities. Help support this page by sending your photos, news and events that are taking place to Pat Duru at patduru50@yahoo.co.uk and share the love, joy and fellowship of God with others in this parish.


Healing Prayers on Sunday mornings will be offered immediately after the service at St. Paul’s 9.15am on the first and third Sundays. At St Mary’s please complete a yellow prayer request (prayed through on Saturday mornings) or put a pebble in the pool (prayed for on Wednesdays).


Foodbank Shopping List for Donations: We have some urgent shortages & an ongoing list of the items for August. The current list is as follows: We have no stock of: 1litre cartons of fruit juice, tomato sauce & brown sauce. Our other low stock items are: tinned custard, tinned macaroni cheese, sachets/boxes of smash, toilet rolls, tinned rice pudding, tinned carrots & tinned salmon. Thank you for your support.


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.


Pastoral Care. If you or someone you know is away from church, in hospital or has cause for concern, then please contact Sheila Jones on 412989.


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.






Did you know


 …the office is closed for 4 weeks during August. We

will reopen on Tuesday 28th August at 9.15am.


Weekly Newsletter: The office is now closed, we look forward to receiving your requests again from the 28th August. Have a lovely summer! Kind regards Gemma & Sarah. An email version of this Newsletter is available on request via the office thornburyparish@btconnect.com. (Save the Trees)



'LIFE' 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.