Involvement in our community

On our Thankfulness Sunday (which included our APCM) a couple of weeks ago we took the opportunity to look back and remember how God has been at work over the past year.

Each year we try to highlight some different aspects of church life. This time we heard about four ways that we are trying to serve our community, by showing God’s love and by sharing the Good News. Ti updated us on the work of the church hall team, who provide food bags for families in need, and run the Frydays Café. Jan reminded us about the ongoing ministry of the Bethany Bereavement Café. Hannah spoke about how we are involved in the local schools and the clubs that we run for children and young people. And Ann-Marie told us about the (often hidden) work of the church office, which is usually the first point of contact with our church for people from our town. It was very encouraging to hear about each of these.

Of course, there is so much else going on as well – please do take the time to look through our Annual Reports to hear about many other ways we engage with the local community – Stewsdays, Craft Group, Together Again, Coffee Morning, Games Night, etc, etc.

Now might be a good time, for each of us to think if there is something new that we could support – maybe by helping out, but also by just going along, or inviting a friend to join us. These are simple things that we can do to serve God in our community.

And, of course, a great way to start is by supporting our…

Jubilee Weekend Events

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June


Jubilee Afternoon Tea

We are planning to hold an afternoon tea to mark the

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

On Saturday 4th June

At St Mark’s Church

From 2 – 5pm

We need a team of helpers for a variety of tasks!

• Making cakes (lots!)

• Making sandwiches (lots!)

• Setting up tables

• Serving

• Clearing tables

• Washing up

Please contact Pam Dench if you are able to help in any way.

Thank you. Pam

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The big Jubilee Lunch

On Sunday 5th June

In St. John’s Churchyard

From 10:30am – Family Service in St. John’s Church

Followed by

12.00 – 3:30pm – Bring your own Picnic

Hot/Cold drinks and treats will be provided.

There will be Games/Races, Treasure Hunt and Craft.

We need a team of helpers for a variety of tasks!

• Serving Teas/Coffees and refreshments

• Running a game/craft

• Tidying up at the end

• Washing up

Please contact the office if you are able to help in any way. Thank you.

There are sign-up sheets for both days at the back of both churches.

Thank you! Mark.