Thank you …

… to everyone who supported the Benefice lunch on Sunday 21 August. A profit of £170.38 was made which will be added to any additional monies raised for Malawi this year. Our next lunch is November 6th so please save the date.

Confirmation Group, St Mary's

This Sunday 11 September the group for adults meets during the 10:00 a.m. service, and the group for young people meets at 4:00 p.m.

St Mary’s Patronal Festival

All are very welcome at the 10:00 a.m. Sung Eucharist this Sunday, 11 September, to celebrate St Mary’s Patronal Festival. This is a joint Benefice service so there will be no service at St Anne’s at 11:00 a.m. There will be children’s groups during the 10:00 a.m. service, subject to the availability of enough leaders.

We welcome as our guest preacher The Revd. Paula Hollingsworth. Paula is Vicar of Westbury Sub Mendip with Easton and Priddy in the Diocese of Bath & Wells, Prebendary of Shalford and Sub Dean of Wells Cathedral, and Dean of Women’s Ministry for the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

After the service celebratory refreshments will be served.

Parish Lunch and Matilda's Malawi

Sunday 21 August, 1:00 p.m., St Anne's Church Hall

Prior to the meal there will be a screening of Matilda's Malawi, a DVD produced by the Diocese for the 50th anniversary of our Diocesan Link with Malawi. This will be shown in St Anne's Church at approximately 12:15 p.m. and will also allow the Hospitality Team time to prepare the hall for lunch, which begins at 1:00 p.m. Sign-up sheets for the lunch are on the welcome desks, as you can appreciate the hospitality team need to know numbers for catering, so please sign up by Sunday14 August.

Children's Areas Renovation

Volunteers needed for a work party on Saturday 10 September from 11:00 a.m. to relocate one, and refurbish both, of the families’ areas at St Mary's. You bring the tools (screw drivers, hammers, power tools), I'll make the tea and cakes. Contact Tammy in the office for more information.

Tammy Tearoe, Children's Work Co-ordinator

Children’s Groups

Children’s Groups at both Churches will resume after the summer break.

Flavours of France

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11:00 a.m., Saturday 30 July 2016 (Farmers’ Market Saturday)

Christopher Cipkin plays organ music by Alexandre Guilmant, Jean Francaix, and Henri Mulet.

Admission free Enjoy tea, coffee and toast with Coffee and Company from 10:30 a.m. All welcome.

Pew Leaflets and Service Sheets

Pew Leaflets are intended for you to take home with you after services, but please remember to leave the Service Booklets on the Pews or the Welcome Desk as you leave. Thank you.

Summer Book

Is a Radical Church Possible? Reshaping its Life for Jesus' Sake by Adrian Alker.

Available on Amazon from £8.37 including postage. There will be an opportunity to discuss this with others on the evening of Tuesday 16 August at 7:30 p.m. in St Mary's West Room.

Christian Aid

During Christian Aid week this year you raised a magnificent £3,528.70. Thank you for your time, help and contributions.