Sides Persons and Welcome training – Sat 2nd Nov

Sides Persons and Welcome training Saturday 2nd November 10 – 12.30pm at St James Parish Centre.

If you are involved at any of the Worship Centres as a sides person or are interested in getting involved in this important ministry please do sign up for the training on 2nd November. We will begin with pastries and coffee.

Sign-up sheet at each of the worship centres or email [email protected] Please sign up by 25th October so refreshments can be organised.

Parish Prayer List

Praying Hands

Baptisms – Please pray for: Olivia and Florence.
Weddings – Please pray for: Gemma & Michael, Marie & Robert.
Parish Intercessions List – Please pray for: Joyce Beckett, Anne, Bridget, Sophie Hall, James, Emma, Paige, Thea, Kate, Ann Pask, Colin Ramsay McClaren, Natalie, Louise, Reuben, Rosalind Drury, Leo Lumby, Simon, Bernadette, Wendy Wright, Andrew, Dennis Hall, Sarah, Daniel, Jack, the Edminson family, Marion Elliot, Johann, Mary Whalley, June & Tom Warr, Pat & Bob Weeks, Hazel & Maurice Lee, Pamela Davis.
And those who mourn Dorothy Douglas.

Residents living in the following roads in the parish (visited by our Ministry Team this week):  Copse Way, Carolina Place, Salamanca, Seymour Court, Bentley Drive

Please call the Parish Office if you wish prayers to be offered for yourself or somebody you know.  Alternatively, fill out a prayer request card and leave in the box provided.  Names will be included for 4 weeks initially.   Thank you.

Below are some familiar prayers that Christians have found helpful and inspirational down the centuries which you may want to use :

O God, from whom to be turned is to fall, to whom to be turned is to rise,
and in whom to stand is to abide forever; grant us in all our duties , thy help,
in all our perplexities thy guidance, in all our dangers thy protection,
and in all our sorrows thy peace; through Jesus Christ out Lord.   Amen
St Augustine of Hippo

Thanks be to  thee, our Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which thou hast given us,
for all the pains and insults which thou hast borne for us.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we see thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
and follow thee more nearly
day by day.
St Richard of Chichester

Lord, I shall be verie busie this day.  I may forget thee, but do not thou forget me.   Amen.
Sir Jacob Astley’s Prayer befor the battle of Edgehill

Grant us, O Lord
in thought, faith;
in word, wisdom,
in deed, courage;
in life, service;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.   Amen
Inscribed on the Viceroy’s house in New Delhi

An inexperienced man on an inappropriate boat…

Canon John was so impressed by Geoff Anderson’s marathon rowing feat that he asked Geoff to tell everyone about it…

I left Lechlade on Sunday 8th of September and completed the 127 mile row to Teddington in eleven and a half days, sleeping each night on the completely inappropriate boat, with the aquadynamics of a skip!

On the way I raised over £5000 for HorsebackUK, a charity set up to empower service personnel and veterans suffering from life-changing injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and to aid them on their road to recovery. Using horsemanship and exposure to the natural environment participants gain self confidence and self esteem amongst people who have experienced similar trauma. Take a look at www.horseback.org.uk .
I visited them in the Highlands last year and I found it to be a truly inspirational charity carrying out amazing work.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GeoffAndersonRowtheThames

Next Green Team Working Party – Sat 19th Oct

Sat 19th Oct 10:00 – 12:00

Time to get to grips with the brambles etc in our lovely Lost Liddell Gardens behind the Manor House. Do come along with thick gloves etc to join the attack.

We finish with delicious bacon butties at noon so please sign up by the coffee bar in St James’ Church Centre or phone the office to have your name added.

See you on 19th Oct. Carolyn Fox (Green Team)

Thank You! from Gemma and Michael

A huge thank you for our very generous wedding present and for all of your love and support.

We had a fabulous day.

Love Gemma and Michael

Prayer Diary for October

Patronal Festival Thanks

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported our Patronal Festival Weekend. The quiz on Saturday night was very well attended and we had lots of lovely compliments about the evening.

Sunday was warm and sunny when the tower was open and lots of cream teas were consumed.

Very many thanks again to everyone who helped make this weekend so enjoyable and successful and we are delighted to say that the profit over the weekend was £1,867.40 a wonderful amount for Parish Funds.

Newsletter and Calendar of Events for Aug 2019 – Nov 2019 now available

The latest Newsletter and Calendar of Events (Aug 2019 – Nov 2019) are now available for viewing/download (in PDF format) here:

Aug 2019 – Nov 2019 Newsletter

Aug 2019 – Nov 2019 Calendarr

Mothers’ Union thanks

Mothers’ Union Many thanks to everyone who supported our recent event.

Your generosity enabled us to make £71.50 profit for our MU charities.

Christian Aid week final total

Thank you for your generous help & support in Christian Aid Week

The final total is £2686.58. House collections £1424.75, Street collections £257.22, Church collections £387.77 Youth & Family £321.70 Quizaid & Cake sale £295.14. £1150.86 was gift-aided.