Notices for week beginning 11 February 2018

LENT LUNCHES - will be commencing on the Wednesdays 21st, 28th, February and 7th, 14th, and 21st March. We will be looking for volunteers to help with soups and baked potatoes, bread rolls & cheese Sign up list is at the back of the church.

LENT GROUPS – Sign up lists are on the Notice Board.

TRAIDCRAFT – There will be a Traidcraft stall today after the 10am service in the Porch Room. Lots of card, chocolates and all the usual groceries.Please come along and support Traidcraft...and sample some of the new chocolates!!

SHROVE TUESDAY – Mothers Union Pancake Evening on Tuesday February 13 at 6 – 8pm in The Porch Room. Pancakes for all – everybody welcome!

PALM CROSSES - please return your palm crosses to the basket in the porch room in readiness for Ash Wednesday on February 14. Thank you.

COACH TRIPS – Newbury Town Centre – New John Lewis and canal waterway. Tues February 20. Jaguar land Rover Factory ‘Metal and Magic’ manufacturing Tour on Wed March 21. Please Contact Ian Jarvis by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01453 833131.

OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS – A box is now sited in the Porch Room for any cards to be recycled by Gloucester Arthritis Trust. It is estimated this source for fund raising generates ca £10,000 per annum.

CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAYS - The Rood Screen has been successfully moved to its new home in the Lady Chapel Arch: a perfect fit. The stone floor is progressing across the nave: drying out is taking time especially where the stones are laid on lime crete for ease of access. The stone floor has two layers of sealant with grouting in between. Work has now started on laying the matching tiles in the chancel: it is hard to tell the new tiles from the old. They are looking very beautiful. The under floor heating is laid in four sections in the nave. At least one section will be on each week and more as the work progresses. Thank you to the people who are or have offered to help with dusting and hoovering each week and thank you for everyone for your patience.

CHAIR AND CHOIR STAND SPONSORSHIP - 9 out of 12 choir stands @ £812-50 per stand have been sponsored and 250 of the 300 chairs @ £210 a chair. Thank you to all sponsors for this huge amount of generosity. Just 3 choir stands and 50 chairs to go! The chair leaflet is available on line, in the Porch room, in Church or from the Church Office: Plaques are £10 each and part sponsorship is welcome. Please contact Mandy Jutsum by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01453 882477

REVD HELEN BAILEY - in the Diocese of Salisbury. Her licensing takes place in Broadstone on Wednesday March 7 at 7pm. Anyone is welcome to attend that service. Distance and the time of service may make that hard, but should anyone be interested in more details or intends coming, do email Helen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so she can let the new parish know for catering purposes.