Stroudwater Team news: 19th February


   Details of  two Lent courses we are offering are available to download. Heart of Mission (USPG) details are available here and #LiveLent God’s Story Our Story (Church of England) available here  Please let us know if you intend to join one of the groups (contact details on the info) to give us an idea of numbers.

For Zoom link contact

We will be holding an online quiet morning on Thursday 11th March – more details to follow next week.


Stroudwater Breakfast Fellowship

13th March 2021     9.00am on Zoom
Modern slavery:hidden in plain sight
in our communities

It is estimated that there are more than 40 million people around the world trapped in some form of modern slavery – more people than during the peak of the historic slave trade. However, this isn’t an issue that only affects people in other countries, or just in larger cities. It happens right here in Gloucestershire.
At our breakfast fellowship meeting we will be hearing from Becca Faal from the diocesan safeguarding team about this important issue, and what we can do to play our part in safeguarding victims and combat modern slavery.
So make that bacon butty, pour a cup of coffee/tea and join us on Zoom to share fellowship and learn about this important topic.

For the zoom link email

News from Psalms/Onelife

Please click here to see the latest important update from Emily at Psalms

Signs of God workshop

Sharon Bishop has asked  us to publicise a workshop on using BSL in worship.  Details are here

Riverside Retreats

The monthly Riverside Retreats usually held in Framilode church have been impacted by lockdown, but for the next few months the leaders are providing their talks and reflections as an email resource.  It is hoped in May we may be able to meet outside, but obviously nothing is definite!
If you would like to recieve the email resources please contact Penny Lidstone by email
A poster of dates is available here

Lockdown 3

The latest government restrictions allow for places of worship to remain open if it is safe to do so.  
Whilst some of our churches remain open we would encourage people who are at risk to stay at home rather than attend church in person, and that those attending pay close attention to the guidance in church.
You must not attend if you are self isolating or have symptoms of COVID.

Resources and prayers to mark the beginning of Lent at home

Readings and Collects (prayers)

We have included the lectionary for 2020/21 for you to download at the bottom of this email..  The lectionary tells you what we will be celebrating each Sunday, it contains the words of all the readings and special prayers for each Sunday, and tells you what the colour of the altar frontals is for each season.  We hope it helps you to feel connected even if we aren’t able to physically be together.



2020/21 Lectionary readings and prayers