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Connecting – Caring – Celebrating

Services This Sunday 28th April  

  Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Easter 4 – Gold or White

0930 Leonard Stanley (Sung Holy Communion)
0930 Saul (Morning Prayer)
0930 Stonehouse (Celebration service & the annual meeting)
1115 Eastington (Holy Communion & hymns)
1115 Framilode (Morning worship with hymns & songs)
1115 Fretherne (Family Communion)
1400 Frocester (Baptism)
1500 Selsley (Evening Prayer)

We are pleased to be welcoming Bishop Robert to Selsley on

5th May where he will lead their regular service of

Holy Communion at 1115       

A reminder that if you are unable to be physically present,  the morning services

at St Cyr’s and St Mary’s Frampton are live-streamed on their respective facebook

pages, and available to view afterwards for several days.

This Sunday’s readings can be found here as well as by clicking

the button at the bottom of this email

 Details about the visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the diocese in May can be

found here

    Emails:  We have discovered that some email providers have been blocking Rev Liz’s

email address (tv1stroudwater@gmail.com) please can you check your email settings

so that you can be sure that emails are getting through!  Many thanks.         

How Healthy are Our Churches ? Thank you to those who completed the survey

which has now closed.  We will be sharing the results over the coming weeks 

You can see latest news and events on our website here

or see below

How Healthy are Our Churches ? Thank you to those who completed the survey

which has now closed.  We will be sharing the results over the coming weeks 

Training opportunities for members of our congregations

Are you wondering if God might be calling you to something new and different? 

There are a couple of courses being run by Gloucester Diocese in the coming months

around Funeral Ministry and Bereavement Visiting as well as a local session on how

to lead worship

Funeral Ministry
The Jerusalem Room, No 4 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LR
(It will be possible to join some sessions by Zoom by arrangement)
 
This free course is for lay church members seeking to be Licensed for Funeral

Ministry. Also suitable for Readers or Ordained Ministers wishing to refresh their funeral

ministry.The course will cover topics such as leading funeral services, listening skills, the

impact of grief / self-care for those in funeral & pastoral ministry.
 
If you would like to register for this course, please talk with your incumbent first

and then register by clicking here.

If you would like more information about the course, please contact

Nick Partridge:  npartridge@glosdioc.org.uk .
 

Bereavement Visitor Training June 2024
Monday 24 June – 15 July 2024 weekly
7.30pm – 9.00pm
The Jerusalem Room, No 4 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LR
(It will be possible to join some sessions by Zoom by arrangement)

This free course is suitable for lay church members wishing to be locally

commissioned for Bereavement Ministry. Also suitable for Readers or Ordained Ministers

wishing to refresh their knowledge about Bereavement Ministry.
 
If you would like to register for this course, please talk with your incumbent

first and then register by clicking here.
If you would like to more information about the course, please contact

Nick Partridge: npartridge@glosdioc.org.uk .

Do you lead worship (morning prayer/a service of the word) or would you like to?

We are running an afternoon session at Framilode Church for anyone in our

parishes to explore how to lead worship well, what to avoid and where to find resources

to helpyou.  It will be at St Peter’s Framilode on 14th July from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.  If you

are interested please email Rev Liz rectorstroudwater@gmail.com

A new initiative to launch home groups.

Home groups are a a great way of deepening our faith and sharing fellowship.
This summer we are going to be exploring the book of Romans in our Sunday

morning worship and in small groups during the week.
Details can be found here

An introductory video is available here

If you would like to host a group or lead a group,

please do get in touch with Rev Dave – we hope our existing bible study groups at Stonehouse

and Frampton will be joining in too.  To express interest or find out more email

Rev Dave here.  The discount voucher for the book is here

 

Coming up

        If you have events you want posted on the website or social media please do
contact a member of the clergy or Chris Amys (details at the bottom of this email.)

             The 24 hour Arlingham Ploughing Challenge has had to be rescheduled due to the

ground being too wet (not surprising really!) It will be happening (all being well)  

on 20th & 21st April.  Details of how you can donate are here

The team were greatly encouraged by a message of support from HM King Charles III

    
 A new initiative to launch home groups.

Home groups are a a great way of deepening our faith and sharing fellowship.
This summer we are going to be exploring the book of Romans in our Sunday

morning worship and in small groups during the week. Details can be found here

If you would like to host a group or lead a group, please do get in touch with Rev Dave –

we hope our existing bible study groups at Stonehouse and Frampton will be

joining in too.  To express interest or find out more email Rev Dave here

The discount voucher for the book is here

 

Annual meetings – could you offer your gifts and skills?

It won’t be long before our annual church meetings are held – an opportunity to

reflect on the past year and look forward to the future. Whitminster church is looking

for someone with basic book-keeping skills to be the treasurer, as well as someone

who can act as secretary (taking notes at meeting and ensuring good communication

with the community)  Perhaps you know someone who might be able to help?

Or maybe you already use these gifts and skills and have a bit of spare capacity. 

If you are able to help please contact Revd Liz tv1stroudwater@gmail.com

  Frampton annual meeting will be on May 13th, 7.15pm

 in the church.

        April rota of services

The Sunday rota for April is available a at the bottom of this email.

For details of events coming up in the next week please click the newsletter button

at the bottom of this email.

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A reminder to check out our website.  If you want an event added to the

calendar please contact Chris Amys.  stroudwaterwebsite@gmail.com

 

       Stroudwater Vision Prayer

  Rectors Annual Report

Pew sheet with readings for this week

  Notice sheet including coming events

May Sunday Services rota