Notices for week beginning 15 October 2017

TRAIDCRAFT STALL – there will be a Traidcraft stall NEXT Sunday (October 22) in the porch room after the 10am service. Please come along and support Traidcraft.

BOX ART GROUP – Annual Exhibition and Sale. Today at Box Village Hall from 10am - 5pm.

STROUD HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS – Annual Hospital Service today at 6.30pm. Held at Holy Trinity Church, Stroud.

REORDERING UPDATE - we’re still on schedule for Advent!
The builders have started work on building up a solid floor base; the archeological work onsite is almost completed (see reports at www.minchchurch.org.uk/index.php/aboutus/reordering-news or http://urban-archaeology.blogspot.co.uk). Water in the church: a blocked drainage culvert found running under the church will be used as a useful route for rainwater disposal from the north side north/south side of church; the cistern discovered under the sacristy will be drained and safely investigated towards the best solution. The architect, archaeologist, builder and structural engineer have been collaborating closely to preserve our ancient building and it clearly needed it! Donations for the 6P’s campaign can be made using the reordering gift aid envelopes available in the Porch room or from the Church office in Butt Street. Similarly Chair sponsorship leaflets. Mandy and Howard, Church Wardens.

PARISH BREAKFASTS - have been temporarily suspended as a result of the reordering work going on. They will start up again in January 2018. Please do continue to come and enjoy a coffee and a chat after the 10am service on Sundays.

EVENING PRAYER – daily at 5.30pm, (4.30pm Fridays). We need a couple of people to commit to leading on a weekly or fortnightly basis. It requires no preparing of prayers. For more information please contact Revd Sandy Emery.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM - From the Oct 1 - November 27 Linda Jarvis will be on placement at Holy Apostles in Cheltenham. During this period please contact Helen if you would like a visit or know of someone who would benefit from a member of the Pastoral Care Team to call in to see them.

UPCOMING COACH TRIPS – Tues. Nov 14 – Oxford City Centre, Ashmolean Museum etc., Tues. Dec 6 – Bath Town Centre and Christmas Markets. Contact Ian Jarvis by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or Tel: 01453 833131

HEAVEN KNOWS! (Even if we don't) - a book of rhymes and recollections, a light-hearted look at Minchinhampton and travels further afield. On sale at church, the Parish Office, Henry's, Stafford Cottage and Taylor's Butchers, £5 in aid of the 6Ps Appeal. Information from Hilary (884163), Mandy (882477).

SPONSOR A CHAIR - forms are available in the Porch room or from the Church Office in Butt Street. Chairs cost £200 with £10 for a plaque. For part sponsorship amend the amounts on the form accordingly. Queries to Mandy Jutsum by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone: 01453 882477.

ANNUAL CAROL SINGING PARTY – AT Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Thursday December 21, 6.45pm. Come along and support us by serving those who spend Christmas in hospital. Meet at the Hospital Chapel. Refreshments served at the end of the evening.