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NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 3 JANUARY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm:     Evening Prayer
All Saints     6.30pm:     Choral Evensong

EPIPHANY
There will be a Festal Eucharist for the Epiphany in St Mary’s at 7pm on Wednesday 6 January. This will be followed by Supper with entertainment.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped to decorate our churches so beautifully, and who made preparations for our Christmas services.

MISSION
On Saturday 6 February from 10am to 4pm at Hucclecote Methodist Hall, the Revd. Andrew Braddock, Diocesan Missioner, will help us explore what Mission means in practice. Andrew will discuss ways of helping congregations to grow in faith and confidence, so they are better placed to reach out and connect with their communities. To book a place, please contact Sylvia McKenzie

OCCASIONAL YOUTH WORK
We have a great team of volunteers working with young people in our various groups. Occasionally volunteers are not able to attend sessions and we need to find other leaders at short notice to help the groups to run. If you would be interested in being on a list of ‘occasional’ volunteers, who would just be contacted if a group needed another person in order to run – please do get in touch with Andy Macauly  or with Fr David.

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday, Thursday to 16 January
Fr David: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat
Andy Macauly: Friday

DECORATIONS
The lovely decorated CDs in the church were made by our cubs and scouts. We would appreciate receiving your Nativity/religious Christmas cards for recycling as decorations next year. Please pass them to Tim Winder at All Saints’ or Miriam Barnes at St Mary’s or St Nicolas’.  Thank you!

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS' CHURCH
Thursday 28 January at 2.30pm in the church, All Saints' Road, Cheltenham. A talk by Dr Richard Cleaves on Josephine Butler: The story behind one of Cheltenham's Blue Plaques
Visitors welcome £3. Tea and biscuits.

THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY AT ST NICOLAS' The two box openings during 2009 totalled £467.26, so very many thanks to box holders. I'll be glad to open your boxes again: please give them to me or Enid Cowley on a Sunday morning or telephone and I will be glad to collect. Janet White

FRIENDS OF ST MARY’S
There will be a Bridge Evening at Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane, (note change of venue) on Friday 15 January, 6.45pm for 7pm.  Tickets are £15 to include supper and wine and can be purchased from Jim Mackie

ST MARY’S WELCOME AREA
The new area in St Mary’s is now in use. Thank you especially to Phil and Margaret. The Archdeacon has given permission for this to be a 15 month experiment.  Please let us know your thoughts.

THE NEW SUNDAY COFFEE ROTA for St Mary’s is now published. Please check your turn!

ST MARY'S CHURCH CLEANING
There is a new rota in the church porch for church cleaning between December and April 2010. Please note your turn and if you are unable to do your particular slot please change with someone else on the list. Our grateful thanks for all you do to keep the church looking so clean and welcoming for our visitors.  If you would like to join our happy band of cleaners, please give me a call - Marion Beagley
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 4 January
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 5 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 6 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Epiphany Festal Eucharist & Supper St Mary’s
 
Thursday 7 January
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 PPY Team meeting St Nicolas’
 
Friday 8 January
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 9 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Football vs Tewkesbury Prestbury Playing Field
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 10 January        BAPTISM OF THE LORD
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Parish Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass & baptism All Saints’
1100 Parish Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Elevate St Nioclas’
1830 Benediction St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Peace and Goodwill for all people in 2010 and for those in especial need.
Our children and their teachers returning to school after the Christmas holiday.

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Leslie Athay
. . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Daniel, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
3 Jan    Madelina Llewellyn, James Tarling, Dorothy Trainer, Pauline Francis, Florence Battenti
4 Jan Amy Willis, Lily Williams, Myrtle Haslem, Irene Lipscombe, Lois Cleaver, Sheron Martin, Harold Sly, Millicent Cornwall, Molly Walter
5 Jan Alan Pugh, Winifred Hall, Neville Brown,
6 Jan Maria Green, Ellen Davis, Joan Prior, Stanley Atkins, bishop
7 Jan Albert Harper, James Pihlens, Gertrude Price, Patrick Dobell, Florence Stevens, David Brookes, Mark Jackson, Isobel Fraser
8 Jan Henry Crofts, Richard Hetherington, priest, Ann Rollo, Esme Lloyd, George Tucker, Stan Chivers
9 Jan Francis Lidderdale, Brian Ward

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Alan, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
3 Jan  Molly Blackmore
4 Jan Peter Goss
5 Jan Phyllis Lee, Richard Lewis
7 Jan Louise Cuttell
8 Jan Reginald Palfrey
9 Jan Bob Ellis, Roy Blackmore

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 10 JANUARY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm:     Benediction
All Saints     6.30pm:     Choral Evensong

SUPPER POSTPONED
Sadly we had to postpone the Supper after the Epiphany Eucharist due to the snow.  We hope to reschedule it and will let you know when a date has been agreed.

MAGAZINES
The DEADLINE for the February magazines is NEXT Sunday 17 January.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE 24 January, 3.30pm 
This year our service will take place in St Mary's and will include a presentation by the Cheltenham Street Pastors.

MEN, FAITH AND THE CHURCH, 21 JANUARY, 2PM-5PM
A recent report shows that in the UK the ratio of women to men in church is 65% to 35% and this imbalance is increasing. This free afternoon at Emmanuel Church, Cheltenham will explore practical ways of connecting men with the Gospel message. To book a place please contact the Diocesan Mission Officer, the Revd Andrew Braddock, abraddock@glosdioc.org.uk, or speak to one of the clergy.

PRAYER FOR PEACE
St Gregory's Church, St James' Square, Cheltenham, 3pm-4pm next Sunday 17 January: Pope Benedict's theme for the 43rd World Day of Peace is: If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation. All are welcome to join in this hour of prayer, either at St Gregory's or at home.   

MISSION
On Saturday 6 February from 10am to 4pm at Hucclecote Methodist Hall, the Revd. Andrew Braddock, Diocesan Missioner, will help us explore what Mission means in practice. Andrew will discuss ways of helping congregations to grow in faith and confidence, so they are better placed to reach out and connect with their communities. To book a place, please contact Sylvia McKenzie

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday pm
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Off duty to 16 January
Fr David: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat
Andy Macauly: Friday

ADELE CLODE
The funeral Mass for Adele Clode will be held in All Saints' at 11.15am on Thursday 14 January.  Everyone is welcome to attend and to stay after the service for refreshments

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS' CHURCH
Thursday 28 January at 2.30pm in the church, All Saints' Road, Cheltenham. A talk by Dr Richard Cleaves on Josephine Butler: The story behind one of Cheltenham's Blue Plaques
Visitors welcome £3. Tea and biscuits.

THE BREAD AND WINE AT ST NICOLAS’ this week is given by Joyce Chivers in loving memory of Stanley Geoffrey Chivers.

THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY AT ST NICOLAS' The two box openings during 2009 totalled £467.26, so very many thanks to box holders. I'll be glad to open your boxes again: please give them to me or Enid Cowley on a Sunday morning or telephone and I will be glad to collect. Janet White

FRIENDS OF ST MARY’S
There will be a Bridge Evening at Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane, (note change of venue) on Friday 15 January, 6.45pm for 7pm. Tickets are £15 to include supper and wine and can be purchased from Jim Mackie

THE CHRISTMAS QUIZ raised an excellent £113 for 'Let the Children Live!' The winners of the book token were Daniel and Sarah Papworth. Congratulations to them and to all who bought, puzzled over and entered. If you would like a copy of the answers, please ask me. Janet White

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 11 January
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 12 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 13 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 PPY Executive Honeysuckle Close
 
Thursday 14 January
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Funeral Mass for Adele Clode    All Saints’
1400 Prestbury Fabric committee St Nicolas’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930  All Saints’ Fabric committee
 
Friday 15 January
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1845 Bridge Evening Prestbury Hall
 
Saturday 16 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 17 January        EPIPHANY 2
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Parish Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Parish Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Elevate St Nioclas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
All those who are struggling with the effects of the bad weather, particularly those confined to their homes, and all those who offer support to the community.

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Gabriel James Bowden

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Norah Aldridge, Nettie Edge, Adele Clode
. . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Daniel, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
10 Jan     Mary Mills, Hilda Glover, Eileen Jones, Thomas Leach, Ethel ‘Babs’ Hanks, Kathleen Smith, Alfred Davies
11 Jan  Bill Morris, John Noble, Nellie Townley, Walter Peplow, Nellie Wilson, Betty Woods
12 Jan  Thomas Bugbard, Bernard Holberton, Jack Ford priest, Nina Edwards, Maurice Wilkes, Kathleen Davis
13 Jan  Arthur Brown, David Parker, Roland Willis, Louise Travers, Marjorie Travers, Janet Carlton, Alice Joyner
14 Jan  Thomas McTigue, George Pearce, Patricia Larkin, Dorothy Mitchell
15 Jan  Beatrice Bott, John Bowl, Leah Smart, Alick Ratnayake, Dora Holman, William Down, Stella Hall, Gordon Bearman
16 Jan  Ellen Alcock, George Benton, Dora Godwin, Joan Deadman, Ronald Pryor, Pat Excell, Carol Bailey

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Alan, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
12 Jan  Richard Lewis
13 Jan  Owen Smyth
14 Jan  Lois Lipinski
15 Jan  Ivy Mart, Winifred Clifford
16 Jan  Winifred Timbrell

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 17 JANUARY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm:    Evening Prayer
All Saints:     6.30pm:    Choral Evensong

HAITI EARTHQUAKE COLLECTION
There will be a bucket collection in all three churches this week and next for contributions towards the relief efforts in Haiti following the disastrous earthquake.

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY begins on Monday 18 January.  Please join with our brothers and sisters from other Christian denominations for an Ecumenical service in St Mary’s at 3.30pm on Sunday 24 January.  (There will not be a service at 6.30pm in St Mary’s on that day).

SUPPER RESCHEDULED
The postponed Epiphany Supper will now take place on Saturday 13 February at Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane. If you have a ticket and can no longer attend, please contact Lynda Hodges, Margaret Compton or Phil Dodd for a refund. Alternatively, if you would now like to buy a ticket – it is now possible to accommodate more people – please see the same people.

MAGAZINES
The DEADLINE for the February magazines is TODAY Sunday 17 January.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

LENT GROUPS
This year’s Lent Course will be 'Love for the Future', produced by the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Hosts and leaders are required. Please contact Karen Winder at All Saint's, Margaret Compton at St. Nicolas or Margaret Holman at St Mary's if you are able to do either of these.

PRAYER FOR PEACE
St Gregory's Church, St James' Square, Cheltenham, 3pm-4pm next Sunday 17 January: Pope Benedict's theme for the 43rd World Day of Peace is: If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation. All are welcome to join in this hour of prayer, either at St Gregory's or at home.  
 
MEN, FAITH AND THE CHURCH, 21 JANUARY, 2-5pm
A recent report shows that in the UK the ratio of women to men in church is 65% to 35% and this imbalance is increasing. This free afternoon at Emmanuel Church, Cheltenham will explore practical ways of connecting men with the Gospel message. To book a place please contact the Diocesan Mission Officer, the Revd Andrew Braddock abraddock@glosdioc.org.uk or speak to one of the clergy.

MISSION
On Saturday 6 February from 10am to 4pm at Hucclecote Methodist Hall, the Revd. Andrew Braddock, Diocesan Missioner, will help us explore what Mission means in practice. Andrew will discuss ways of helping congregations to grow in faith and confidence, so they are better placed to reach out and connect with their communities. To book a place, please contact Sylvia McKenzie

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat
Andy Macauly: Friday

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS' CHURCH
Thursday 28 January at 2.30pm in the church, All Saints' Road, Cheltenham. A talk by Dr Richard Cleaves on Josephine Butler: The story behind one of Cheltenham's Blue Plaques
Visitors welcome £3. Tea and biscuits.

THE BREAD AND WINE AT ST MARY’S this week is given by Marjorie Green in thankfulness for the blessing of her third great-grandchild, Reuben.

THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY AT ST NICOLAS' The two box openings during 2009 totalled £467.26, so very many thanks to box holders. I'll be glad to open your boxes again: please give them to me or Enid Cowley on a Sunday morning or telephone and I will be glad to collect. Janet White
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 18 January
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 MLT St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 19 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1330 PPY Community Challenge St Nicolas’ Hall
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
1930 All Saints’ PCC All Saints’
 
Wednesday 20 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0900 PPY CORE Projects St Nicolas’
1430 Tempo All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
2010 Bereavement Supporters St Mary’s
 
Thursday 21 January
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
0900 PPY PYAG project St Nicolas’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
 
Friday 22 January
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 23 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Football Prestbury playing field
1130 Visiting ringers St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 24 January        EPIPHANY 3
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Parish Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Parish Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Elevate St Nicolas’
1530 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service St Mary’s
1830 NO SERVICE AT ST MARY’
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Please pray for the unity of all Christian people and for our brothers and sisters from other denominations who worship locally
Also for God’s blessing on the new family service beginning this Sunday at Elmstone Hardwicke.

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Norah Aldridge, Nettie Edge, Adele Clode, Julia Hazel
 . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Daniel, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, Blanchette, Lotte, Sue

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
17 Jan  Agnes Ingram, Florence Lively, William Paterson, Daisy Collard
18 Jan  Edith Warburton, Melville Harbey, Audrey Robertshaw, Edward Jones, Donald Butler
19 Jan  Henry Jones, Felix Sumption, Daisy Gee, John Lowe, Gertrude Perkins, Dorothy Cox
20 Jan  Thomas Griffin, Norman Atwell, Doris Edgar
21 Jan  Pamela Price, Colin Schuler
22 Jan  Margaret Harries, Dorothy Tippett, Eric Walford, Robert Bullock, Robert Creed
23 Jan  William Larkin, Jessie Wood, Evelyn Golay

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Alan, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
17 Jan  Norman Gillard, Michael Grinnell
23 Jan  Evelyn Golay

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 24 JANUARY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    NO SERVICE
All Saints     6.30pm     Choral Evensong

CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE TODAY
This is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Please come to an Ecumenical service in St Mary’s at 3.30pm today. (No 6.30pm service)

HAITI EARTHQUAKE COLLECTION
There will be a bucket collection for Haiti in all three churches today.

MISSION TRIP TO HAITI   cancelled
Caroline Broekman is going to Haiti with the Free Christian Church of Massachussetts, USA, 12 - 17 Feb 2010 (planned long before the earthquake), and is visiting an orphanage in Port-au Prince (www.hfchaiti.org). The children and staff need:
Your thoughts and prayers
Money – I can wire any donations direct to them
Clothes – mostly teenage/adult, Medicines and calcium tablets, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, antiseptics and other hygiene products, beads for making jewellary, materials for sewing, football gear and football magazines.
For donations or more information contact Caroline Broekman 

SUNDAY 31 JANUARY – 6.30PM
You are warmly invited to join the congregation at St Mary Magdalene, Elmstone Hardwicke for a service of Evening Praise for Candlemas.

NEW PRESTBURY MINISTRY TEAM
We are pleased to announce that the new Ministry Team (formerly called the Ministry Leadership Team or MLT) has now been formed. The Team is made up of the following people:
Miriam Barnes, Linda Biggs, Margaret Compton, Beryl Elliott, Liz Greenhow, Margaret Holman, Sylvia McKenzie, Frances Murton, Jerry Porter, Clare Wyatt, Fr Michael, Fr Daniel, Fr Peter, Fr David

‘REACH’
You are invited to join the young people to worship together on Sunday 7 February from 6.30pm at St Nicolas’. It will be very informal- with a focus on worship rather than performance. For more information please contact Andy (520534)

SUPPER RESCHEDULED
The postponed Epiphany Supper will now take place on Saturday 13 February at Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane. If you need a refund or more tickets, please contact Lynda Hodges, Margaret Compton or Phil Dodd.

PPY INTERVIEWS
On Wednesday 27 January we will be conducting interviews as part of the process of covering Sharon’s maternity leave from the PYAG & CORE groups (see magazine for more details). Please pray for God’s guidance through the process.

LENT GROUPS
This year’s Lent Course will be 'Love for the Future', produced by the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Hosts and leaders are required. Please contact Karen Winder at All Saint's, Margaret Compton at St. Nicolas or Margaret Holman at St Mary's if you are able to do either of these.

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Tuesday & Friday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat
Andy Macauly: Friday

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS' CHURCH
Thursday 28 January at 2.30pm in the church, All Saints' Road, Cheltenham. A talk by Dr Richard Cleaves on Josephine Butler: The story behind one of Cheltenham's Blue Plaques
Visitors welcome £3. Tea and biscuits.

THE BREAD AND WINE AT ST MARY’S this week is given by Roger & Gill Ashman in thanksgiving for 50 years of marriage.

EUCHARIST WITH A DIFFERENCE
Next Sunday at St Nicolas and St Mary's at 0930 and 1100 respectively. Please invite all those you know with children to take part in this celebration of Joseph and Mary bringing Jesus to the Temple.

MOTHERS' UNION
On Tuesday 26 January at 7.30pm at St Nicolas’, Edward Wyatt will give the second of his interesting talks about George Fox. Please join us if you can - new members always welcome. Marion Beagley

ST MARY’S JUNIOR SCHOOL
The new After School Club needs a Deputy Play Leader, 12½ hours a week, 3pm – 5.30pm, Mon – Fri. Enquiries to Headteacher (244387)
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 25 January       Conversion of St Paul
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Prestbury PCC St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 26 January       Ss Timothy & Titus
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
1930 All Saints’ Finance committee   The Rectory
1930 Mothers’ Union St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 27 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0900 CORE group & interviews St Nicolas’
0930 Bible Study St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1800 Infant School governors Infant School
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1930 Deanery Synod St Barnabas’
 
Thursday 28 January
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
0900 PYAG group (till 1500) St Nicolas’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1430 Friends of All Saints’ talk All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 NCTM liaison group St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
 
Friday 29 January
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 30 January
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1000 Marriage Preparation Day St Nicolas’
1030 Football v Trinity & Quedgley Away
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 31 January        CANDLEMAS
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist with a Difference St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Eucharist with a Difference St Mary’s
1530 Baptisms St Mary’s
1700 Elevate St Nicolas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Evensong & Benediction All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Please pray for the people of Haiti as they continue to deal with the impact of the disaster, and for the work of all those agencies offering aid and relief.

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Julia Hazell, Michael Williams
. . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Daniel, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, Blanchette, Lotte, Sue

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
24 Jan   Dorothy Smith, Pamela Ashley
25 Jan Betty Johns, Ronald Wynn-Griffith
26 Jan William Kendrick, Pamela Atkinson
27 Jan Cecil Dymock, Mary Pearce, Susannah Bolton, Henry Pringle, Brian Warburton, Nancy Weston, Anne Thompson, Eric James, Betty Hartley, Elinor Elphick, Myrtle ‘Babs’ Herbecq, Leslie Purcell
28 Jan Edith Wilcox, Lilly McKelvey, Iris Everard, Leslie Newman, Pat Pearson
29 Jan Stuart Jones, Isabel Phillips, Eva Adams, Kathleen Bridge, Nora Drinkwater, Betty Cross
30 Jan Bernard Fitzgerald, Bob Creed

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Alan, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
25 Jan      Helen Rebish
26 Jan Betty Batt
27 Jan Hugh Martell, Ted Crabtree, Edgar Howard, Frank Bell
28 Jan Enid Barraclough, Thelma Webb
29 Jan Lionel Brown, Stewart Blizard
30 Jan Norman Boss

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 31 JANUARY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm:     Evening Prayer
All Saints     6.30pm:     Evensong & Benediction

TODAY SUNDAY 31 JANUARY – 6.30PM
You are warmly invited to join the congregation at St Mary Magdalene, Elmstone Hardwicke for a service of Evening Praise for Candlemas.

HAITI
The mission trip to Haiti mentioned in last Sunday's pew sheet has had to be cancelled. Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake. Our collections have now been sent to Christian Aid. If you wish to make any further donations please contact them directly www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/

NORTH CHELTENHAM TEAM PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM, 30 APRIL - 3 MAY 2010
As you know Fr Michael is being installed as a Canon in Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday May 2 but it has been decided that we should still go ahead with our pilgrimage. I have already started to distribute application forms to all those who have expressed interest. If there is anyone else interested or who would to like to know more, please contact me. The cost is £149-25 (children £89-55, under 5 – free), covering accommodation and all meals from supper on Friday up to and including breakfast on the Monday. Booking forms and a non-returnable deposit of £20 should be returned to me by 3 February. Colin Holman

‘REACH’
You are invited to join the young people to worship together on Sunday 7 February from 6.30pm at St Nicolas’. It will be very informal- with a focus on worship rather than performance. For more information please contact Andy (520534)

PPY INTERVIEWS
We are pleased to announce that Alison Kirkwood has accepted the role of Youth Team Worker with PYAG and Madeliene Ingram has accepted the role of Youth Team Worker with CORE project. Please pray for them as they get to grips with their roles.

SUPPER RESCHEDULED
The postponed Epiphany Supper will now take place on Saturday 13 February at Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane. If you need a refund or more tickets, please contact Lynda Hodges, Margaret Compton or Phil Dodd.

LENT GROUPS
This year’s Lent Course will be 'Love for the Future', produced by the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Hosts and leaders are required. Please contact Karen Winder at All Saint's, Margaret Compton at St. Nicolas or Margaret Holman at St Mary's if you are able to do either of these.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN VAXJO, SOUTHERN SWEDEN, 2-6 JUNE 2010
The Diocese of Vasteras has invited two women from the Diocese of Gloucester to join two women from the Diocese of Vasteras at an international women’s meeting. The theme title will be “Another world is possible from a women’s perspective.”   If you would like to put your name forward for the conference please e-mail Leonora Hill, Swedish Link Officer revd.lahill@btinternet.com by Friday 29 January 2010

CHILDREN’S SPIRITUALITY
A morning session suitable for parents, children’s leaders and church leaders. 9.30am until 1.00pm on Saturday 6th February at Andoversford Church Centre. The morning will be led by the Revd Sandra Millar, Diocesan Children’s Officer. Cost £7 including morning coffee. Bring your own lunch if you wish to stay and chat afterwards. For further details email abaynham@glosdioc.org.uk

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat
Andy Macauly: Friday

THE BREAD & WINE AT ST MARY’S this week is given by Maggie Hardiman in memory of her beloved Johnnie.

THANKS TO JOHN WADE for playing the organ at St Mary's Parish Eucharist today.

HAITI EARTHQUAKE COLLECTION
The collection in Prestbury for Haiti raised £885. Many thanks!
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 1 February
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 2 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1015 Junior School service St Mary’s
1200 Burial of ashes St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 3 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0900 CORE group (till 1500) St Nicolas’
1630 Junior School governors School
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1930 Easter planning St Nicolas’
 
Thursday 4 February
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
0900 PYAG group (till 1500) St Nicolas’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
 
Friday 5 February
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 6 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Diocesan Synod St Nicolas’
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Coffee morning All Saints’
1030 Football v Cheltenham Trinity Away
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 7 February         2nd SUNDAY BEFORE LENT
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Parish Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Parish Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1800 Elevate & Synergy St Nicolas’
1830 NO SERVICE St Mary’s
1830 Reach worship St Nicolas’
1830 Evensong & Benediction All Saints’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Please pray for our Diocese of Gloucester, and especially for all members of Diocesan Synod.

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Sol Allen Plaster, Brooke Rae Plaster

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Michael Williams, George Clements, David Wingate,
. . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Daniel, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, Blanchette, Lotte, Sue

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
31 Jan   George Bell, Pamela Keylock, Cyril Piper, Christine Hexworthy, Dennis Booth, Dorothy Williams
1 Feb Dorothy Parker, George Keen, John Hardiman, Colin Raven, Peggy Mayhew
2 Feb Alice Harrison, Edwin Newman, Anna Wilcox, Norah Cossens, Lynn Parry, Kathleen Slingo, Olive Green, Norman Hunter, Muriel Barnes, Michael Grundy
3 Feb Louisa Pearce, Edward Robertshaw, Gwendoline Griffin, Douglas Green, Mabel Coates
4 Feb John Savage, Herbert Adams
5 Feb Margaret Keeley, Sophie Trenker, Edward Hamblin, George Pockett, Myra Luke, Margare Macintosh, Gwen Kinnear
6 Feb Florence Audsley, Edna Biston, William Cole

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Alan, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
31 Jan   Ernest Prewett
1 Feb Tony Noel-Smith
2 Feb Fred Newman
4 Feb Henry Radice, Ronald Noel-Smith
5 Feb James Dowen
6 Feb Anne Pritchard

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 7 FEBRUARY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:      NO SERVICE
St Nicolas’:    6.30pm      Reach worship
All Saints’:     6.30pm      Choral Evensong

‘REACH’
You are invited to join the young people to worship together tonight, Sunday 7 February, from 6.30pm at St Nicolas’. It will be very informal, with a focus on worship rather than performance. For more information please contact Andy  

NORTH CHELTENHAM TEAM PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM 30 APRIL – 3 MAY 2010
As you know, Fr Michael is being installed as a Canon in Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday May 2 but it has been decided that we should still go ahead with our pilgrimage. I have already started to distribute application forms to all those who have expressed interest. If there is anyone else interested or who would to like to know more, please contact me. The cost is £149-25 (children £89-55, under 5 – free), covering accommodation and all meals from supper on Friday up to and including breakfast on the Monday. Booking forms and a non-returnable deposit of £20 should be returned to me by 3 February. Colin Holman

SUPPER RESCHEDULED
The postponed -Epiphany Supper will now take place on Saturday 13 February at 7:30pm at Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane. If you need a refund or more tickets, please contact Lynda Hodges, Margaret Compton or Phil Dodd.

LOVE FOR THE FUTURE
Lent groups will be meeting weekly from 22 February onwards. Please sign up NOW.
A leader for the Wednesday afternoon group is still needed. Can YOU help?  Please contact Deacon Jennifer

NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN VAXJO, SOUTHERN SWEDEN, 2-6 JUNE 2010.
The Diocese of Vasteras has invited two women from the Diocese of Gloucester to join two women from the Diocese of Vasteras at an international women’s meeting. The theme title will be “Another world is possible from a women’s perspective.”   If you would like to put your name forward for the conference please e-mail Leonora Hill, Swedish Link Officer revd.lahill@btinternet.com by Friday 29 January 2010

CHILDREN’S SPIRITUALITY
A morning session suitable for parents, children’s leaders and church leaders. 9.30am until 1.00pm on Saturday 6th February at Andoversford Church Centre. The morning will be led by the Revd Sandra Millar, Diocesan Children’s Officer. Cost £7 including morning coffee. Bring your own lunch if you wish to stay and chat afterwards. For further details ring 01452 410022 or email abaynham@glosdioc.org.uk

ADDITIONAL CURATES SOCIETY
Please note that I am now the Team Representative for the Additional Curates Society (ACS). If you usually pick up a copy of the twice yearly 'Good News' magazine from the church, or would like to do so, perhaps you could let me know so that I can ensure there are enough copies. They are free, but of course donations to the work to fund extra clergy are always welcome!  Michael Dray   Thank you!

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday pm
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday
Fr Paul: Off duty from Tuesday
Andy Macauly: Friday

THE BREAD AND WINE AT ALL SAINTS’ THIS WEEK is given in loving memory of Ronald & Toni Noel-Smith. and AT ST NICOLAS’ by Janet Waters in loving memory of her parents, John & Eileen Savage.

THANKS TO JOHN WADE for playing the organ at St Mary's Parish Eucharist today.

HAITI EARTHQUAKE COLLECTION
The collection in Prestbury for Haiti raised £885. Many thanks!

EUCHARIST WITH A DIFFERENCE
Once again many thanks to all at St Mary's who passed on your thoughts about this new form of service. Your feedback helps us to prepare "EWD", which will happen every other month, so only six times a year in total. The next one will be on Palm Sunday (28 March). Fr Daniel

CONGRATULATIONS to John Fogarty on his retirement from the Bakery Stores, Prestbury.

ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS CARDS
Thanks to all who supported these. A total of £110 was raised and sent to World Vision.
Margaret Holman
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 8 February
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1230 Junior School prayer meeting Junior School
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 9 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1230 Ecumenical ministers’ meeting URC
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Bible study Prestbury Rd
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 10 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0900 CORE group (until 1500) St Nicolas’
0930 Bible Study St Mary’s
0930 Gardners Lane School visit St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Alpha celebration supper Prestbury Vicarage
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 11 February
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
0900 PYAG group (till 1500) St Nicolas’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Friends of St Mary’s AGM St Mary’s
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
 
Friday 12 February
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 13 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Rescheduled Epiphany Supper   Prestbury Hall
 
Sunday 14 February       SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Parish Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Parish Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Elevate St Nicolas’
1830 Benediction St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Please pray for the Church of England General Synod, meeting tomorrow until Friday.

All who have died recently, especially . . .
George Clements, David Wingate, Ann Regan, George Ormiston Plant
. . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Daniel, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, Blanchette, Lotte, Sue

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
7 Feb Thomas Pearce, Isabel Todd, Leonard Pridgeon, Phyllis Minchin, Eva Gregory, Katie Dymock, Geoff Bennett, Gladys Hodges
8 Feb Martha Kendrick, Lewis Orford, Edgar Wilkinson, Hilda Chevereall, Edna Wilson
9 Feb John Baghot de la Bere, priest, Nellie Pearce, Minnie Reynolds, Eileen Savage, John Stark, Val Averiss
11 Feb     Frederick Lovesy, Kathleen Newman, John Collicutt, Nora Prior
12 Feb Lucy Witts, Pippin Norman, Lilian Vine
13 Feb Dorothy Hallett, Mary Ingham, Philip Davis, Shelagh Williams, Austen Wreglesworth, Wilfred Price

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:

Barbara, Alan, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
7 Feb Kathleen Elcock, Eva Gregory
8 Feb Hedley Tanner
10 Feb Mary Gibbons
11 Feb Ingrid Hughes
12 Feb Sister Eugenie
13 Feb Betty Greenwood

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 14 FEBRUARY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm    Benediction
All Saints’:   6.30pm    Choral Evensong

SHROVE TUESDAY
10am Quiet day in the Cathedral.  Do speak to one of the clergy or a churchwarden if you would like a lift.

ASH WEDNESDAY
There are plenty of opportunities to begin Lent well by attending one of the services on Ash Wednesday:

  10.00am  Said Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes at St. Nicolas’
    2.00pm  Service of the Word & Imposition of Ashes at All Saints’
    7.30pm  Sung Mass & Imposition of Ashes at All Saints’
    7.30pm  Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at St. Mary’s

DEADLINE FOR APRIL MAGAZINES IS TODAY Sunday 14 February.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

NORTH CHELTENHAM TEAM PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM 30 APRIL – 3 MAY 2010
As you know, Fr Michael is being installed as a Canon in Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday May 2 but it has been decided that we should still go ahead with our pilgrimage. I have already started to distribute application forms to all those who have expressed interest. If there is anyone else interested or who would to like to know more, please contact me. The cost is £149-25 (children £89-55, under 5 – free), covering accommodation and all meals from supper on Friday up to and including breakfast on the Monday. Booking forms and a non-returnable deposit of £20 should be returned to me by 3 February.

LOVE FOR THE FUTURE
Lent groups will be meeting weekly from 22 February onwards. Please sign up NOW.
A leader for the Wednesday afternoon group is still needed. Can YOU help? Please contact  Deacon Jennifer

TEMPO
Tempo meets this Wednesday, 17 February, at 2.30pm in All Saints’ when Chris Baynham will give a talk entitled ‘Fire Safety’. All are welcome.

ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY CLUB will be making pancakes at All Saints' Scout Hut Tuesday 16 from 5.30pm - 8pm. Please drop in and join us, bring your own topping!

ST MARY’S CAKE STALL
There will be a cake stall after the 11am service next Sunday, 21 February. Please come prepared to buy the delicious goodies provided by Team N-Z!

SOWING THE SEEDS!
Sutton Seeds catalogues and order forms are available at the back of All Saints’ church. This is a fund-raiser; we get 20% of the value of the order back! So if you buy seeds, seed potatoes, plug plants etc, why not place an order this way? It will be delivered to your door. Just complete the order form at home, send it to me with payment (cheques payable to All Saints PCC) and it will all happen! Thanks. Michael Dray

ADDITIONAL CURATES SOCIETY
Please note that I am now the Team Representative for the Additional Curates Society (ACS). If you usually pick up a copy of the twice yearly 'Good News' magazine from the church, or would like to do so, perhaps you could let me know so that I can ensure there are enough copies. They are free, but of course donations to the work to fund extra clergy are always welcome!  Michael Dray
Thank you!

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday
Fr Paul: Off duty
Andy Macauly: Sunday - Friday

 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 15 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1945 Ministry Team St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 16 February
Team Office closed
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1000 Quiet Day Cathedral
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1730 All Saints’ Sunday Club pancake party    All Saints’ Scout Hut
 
Wednesday 17 February          ASH WEDNESDAY
Team Office closed
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Bible Study St Mary’s
1000 Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes St Nicolas’
1200 Funeral of Elizabeth Dunkley St Mary’s
1430 Tempo All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Sung Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes All Saints’
1930 Sung Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes St Mary’s
 
Thursday 18 February
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 19February
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 20 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Football vs Tewkesbury Away
1330 Wedding St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 21 February          LENT 1
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Parish Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Parish Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Elevate St Nicolas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for grace to keep a holy and committed Lent, and for the needy and hungry of the world.

Those to be married in the Team:
Jonathan King & Kate Brookman

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Ann Regan, George Ormiston Plant, Norma Hawkridge, Elizabeth Dunkley
. . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Daniel, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Blanchette, Lotte, Sue, Beryl

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
14 Feb    Kate Parker, Joyce Hodgkinson, Bob Harvey, Kate Wakefield. Joan Bennett
15 Feb Beatrice Apperley, Phyllis Sealey, Monica Phair, Bryan Myers, Edward Kealy
16 Feb George Yardley, Lionel Baldwin, Derrick Hall, Barbara Mahoney
17 Feb William Major, Emma Goodall, Daisy Hance, Ivor Evans, Dick Michell, Joseph Pockett
18 Feb Maud Winnington-Ingram, Mary Nalder, George Ludlow-Monk, Cecilia Wintour, Charlotte Morgan, George Chennells
19 Feb Jozsef Hefter, Agnes Douglas
20 Feb Edward Evans, Margaret Peile, Charles Packer. Laura Martin, Ronald Barros, Brian Fowke

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Alan, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
14 Feb Eva Platts
15 Feb Thelma Nethercott
16 Feb Charles Harrington
17 Feb Colin Hine
18 Feb Kevin Wroe
19 Feb Dulcie Kirby
20 Feb Alf Lee

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 21 FEBRUARY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:   6.30pm     Choral Evensong

NEW LENT SERVICE BOOKS
You will have seen that the books for use at the Eucharist during Lent have been completely revised this year. The idea is that they now match the shape of the service at the other seasons of the year and should be easier to follow. I have to apologise for one thing though and it is that in redesigning the covers the introduction on the inside was brought forward from the material for Christmas and Epiphany by mistake instead of what was intended. The error was only noticed after the books had been printed and were about to be brought into use and will be corrected in time for Lent 2011. Fr Stephen

REVD DAVID EADY
A farewell service to mark the retirement of the Revd David Eady will take place on Sunday 28 February in St Lawrence’s, Swindon Village, at 3pm.  It will followed by tea in the Village Hall.  All welcome.

LENT GROUPS
There are six House Groups meeting to look at ‘Love for the Future’.  The Monday morning group is now full but there are still spaces in the other groups:

Monday afternoon:   Oakley Road, Battledown
Monday evening: Swindon Lane
Tuesday evening: Apple Orchard, Prestbury
Wednesday   afternoon: Wessex Drive (off Priors Road)
Wednesday evening: Clarence Square.

Please contact Margaret Compton, Karen Winder  or Deacon Jennifer  if you would like to join a group.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Let Everything That Has Breath Praise God – a service prepared by Christian women of Cameroon,
at the following places on Friday 5 March 2010

10:30am St Barnabas Church, Orchard Way
10:30am Chariton Kings Baptist Church
10:30am St Michael United Church, Whaddon
1:45 pm Highbury Church, Priory Street.
3:00 pm St Peter’s Church, Leckhampton
7:30 pm Warden Hill United Reformed Church, Salisbury Avenue
8:00 pm St Luke’s Church, St Luke’s Road

ALL WELCOME - MEN WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Two volunteers are needed to read a very short section each during the Intercessions at the Highbury service.  Please speak to Deacon Jennifer if you can help  (700128).

PRESTBURY CRB UPDATES
There are a number of people who need to be re-registered with the Criminal Records Bureau.  Linda will be available in St Nicolas church room between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 13 March to  check through necessary paperwork, in order to process.  Please bring all required papers with you.  This is for all those whose Disclosure certificate expires at the end of March. Many thanks. Linda Biggs

MOTHERS' UNION
Our AGM and Eucharist takes place on Tuesday 23 February at 7.30pm at St Nicolas' church. Father David will officiate and there will be time afterwards for socializing.
Please join us, even if you are not a member - we would be pleased to see you.  Marion Beagley

SOWING THE SEEDS!
Sutton Seeds catalogues and order forms are available at the back of All Saints’ church. This is a fund-raiser; we get 20% of the value of the order back! So if you buy seeds, seed potatoes, plug plants etc, why not place an order this way? It will be delivered to your door. Just complete the order form at home, send it to me with payment (cheques payable to all Saints PCC) and it will all happen! Thanks. Michael Dray 

CHELTENHAM CAMERA CLUB
All Saints’ church again welcomes the Camera Club for their Annual Photographic Exhibition, which will run from 1 - 13 March from 10am to 4pm daily except Sunday.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 22 February
0900   Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 23 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 MU AGM & Eucharist St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 24 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0900 CORE group (till 1500) St Nicolas’
0930 Bible Study St Mary’s
1400 Craft Workshop All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 25 February
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
0900 PYAG group (till 1500) St Nicolas’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 26 February
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 27 February
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 28 February           LENT 2
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Parish Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Parish Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1500 Revd David Eady’s farewell service & tea Swindon Village
1700 Elevate St Nicolas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong & Benediction All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’
 
READINGS for LENT 2
  Genesis 15: 1-12 & 17-18
  Philippians 3: 17 – 4:1
  Luke 13: 31-35

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday
Fr Paul: Off duty
Andy Macauly:

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for those who struggle to believe; those who have power over others; those who suffer from bullying at school, in the work place or via text or the internet.

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Norma Hawkridge, Elizabeth Dunkley, Michael Kirby, Tara Grace Lynch
 . . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Daniel, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Blanchette, Sue, Beryl, Richard

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
21 Feb    Philip Pocket, Henry Prow
22 Feb Ethel Humphrey, William Pedric, Rachel Godwin, Blanche Thursfield, John Yates, Alec Robertshaw, Ethel May, Daisy Walker
23 Feb John Henry, Annie Evans, Phyllis Pearce, Daniel Makin
24 Feb Bill Godden, Brenda Morley, Muriel Collins, Bertha Hardman
25 Feb Molly Fulwell, Julia Fardell, Emily Banks, Jemima Woolnough, Winifred Bourne, Barbara Swift, Emily Hill
26 Feb Gail Porter, Maisie Swayn, Gilbert Morley, Flossie Parker, Henry Minchin, Mary Tarling, Albert Hall, Maud Adkins, William Holman, John Brazil
27 Feb Margaret Eyre, Lily Surman, Wilfred Preston, Barbara Hogg

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Alan, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
21 Feb   Michael Hattan, Arthur Stevens
22 Feb Evelyn Squire
23 Feb Jack Errill, Sidney Walton
24 Feb May Glenister
25 Feb Elsie Ingram
26 Feb Marian Dowen

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 28 FEBRUARY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Choral Evensong & Benediction

NEW LENT SERVICE BOOKS
You will have seen that the books for use at the Eucharist during Lent have been completely revised this year. The idea is that they now match the shape of the service at the other seasons of the year and should be easier to follow. I have to apologise for one thing though and it is that in redesigning the covers the introduction on the inside was brought forward from the material for Christmas and Epiphany by mistake instead of what was intended. The error was only noticed after the books had been printed and were about to be brought into use and will be corrected in time for Lent 2011. Fr Stephen

REVD DAVID EADY
A farewell service to mark the retirement of the Revd David Eady will take place today, Sunday 28 February, in St Lawrence’s, Swindon Village, at 3pm. It will followed by tea in the Village Hall. All welcome.

LENT PRAYERS
Again this year we are aiming to ensure that our churches are prayed in every day during Lent; why not join us?
In addition to the existing pattern of Morning and Evening Prayer and the Eucharist, Evening Prayer will be said in All Saints at 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and there will be a short time of prayer in St Mary’s at 12 noon on Tuesdays.
If you would like to use the Lent Prayer material at home, please pick up a copy from church, or ask one of the Churchwardens if all the copies have been taken.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Let Everything That Has Breath Praise God – a service prepared by Christian women of Cameroon,
at the following places on Friday 5 March 2010

10:30am St Barnabas Church, Orchard Way
10:30am Chariton Kings Baptist Church
10:30am St Michael United Church, Whaddon
1:45 pm Highbury Church, Priory Street.
3:00 pm St Peter’s Church, Leckhampton
7:30 pm Warden Hill United Reformed Church, Salisbury Avenue
8:00 pm St Luke’s Church, St Luke’s Road

ALL WELCOME - MEN,  WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Two volunteers are needed to read a very short section each during the Intercessions at the Highbury service.
Please speak to Deacon Jennifer if you can help.

LENT GROUPS
It's not too late! There are still spaces in the following groups:
Monday afternoon -  Oakley Road
Monday evening -  Swindon Lane
Tuesday evening -  Apple Orchard, Prestbury
Wednesday evening -  Clarence Square

EXPLORING CHRISTIAN VOCATION DAY 27 MARCH
Vocation is not just about ordination! Lent is a good time for all of us to think about how we live out God’s calling in our lives, so why not join other people who are on the same journey? The day takes place at Glenfall House and is from 10am until 4pm. Cost £20 (includes lunch). Call the Team Office (244373) for a booking form. Fr Daniel

SUNDAY COFFEE ROTA AT ST MARY’S
The new coffee rota has been published. Many thanks to all the volunteers. Please check to see when next it is your turn!

TEMPO meet at All Saints’ on Wednesday 3 March to hear a talk (with slides) by Dennis Halliday entitled ‘Images and Oddities’. All welcome.

PRESTBURY CRB UPDATES
There are a number of people who need to be re-registered with the Criminal Records Bureau.  Linda will be available in St Nicolas church room between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 13 March to  check through necessary paperwork, in order to process.  Please bring all required papers with you.  This is for all those whose Disclosure certificate expires at the end of March. Many thanks. Linda Biggs

SOWING THE SEEDS!
Sutton Seeds catalogues and order forms are available at the back of All Saints’ church. This is a fund-raiser; we get 20% of the value of the order back! So if you buy seeds, seed potatoes, plug plants etc, why not place an order this way? It will be delivered to your door. Just complete the order form at home, send it to me with payment (cheques payable to All Saints PCC) and it will all happen! Thanks. Michael Dray

CHELTENHAM CAMERA CLUB
All Saints’ church again welcomes the Camera Club for their Annual Photographic Exhibition, which will run from 1 - 13 March from 10am to 4pm daily except Sunday.

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 1 March        St David
0900   Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1230 Junior School prayer meeting Junior School
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas & All Saints’
1930 PPY Executive St Arvan’s Court
 
Tuesday 2 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1200 Lent prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas & All Saints’
1930 Prestbury flower arrangers AGM Noverton Ln
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 3 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0900 CORE group (till 1500) St Nicolas’
0930 Bible Study St Mary’s
1400 Tempo service All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas & All Saints’
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 4 March
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
0900 PYAG group (till 1500) St Nicolas’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
1930 All Saints’ Fabric cttee Swindon Lane
 
Friday 5 March       Women’s World Day of Prayer
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 6 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Diocesan Training Day St Nicolas’
1030 Football vs Tewkesbury Prestbury Playing Field
1030 Coffee morning All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 7 March         LENT 3
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Parish Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Parish Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Elevate St Nicolas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’
NEXT WEEK’S READINGS     LENT 3
  Isaiah 55: 1-9
  1 Corinthians 10: 1-13
  Luke 13: 1-9

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday
Fr Paul: Off duty
Andy Macauly: Friday

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray that we may be enabled to let go of all false images of God; for the Taize Brothers visiting Rotterdam this week to prepare for the 33rd international meeting of young people in December; for those who are trying to start a family.

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Michael Kirby, Tara Grace Lynch, Bob Dowdeswell, Sylvia Harris, Frances Mitchell
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Blanchette, Sue, Beryl,

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
28 Feb Claudine Vizard, Dorothy Barnes, Evelyn Wheeler, Ronald Cresswell
1 Mar Lumley Peyton, Mary Parker, Edwin Houghton, Lilian Hayes, Mary Pockett
2 Mar Basil Guy, bishop, Cyril Moon, Frank Gill, Victor Adams
3 Mar Elizabeth Pleydell, Hannah Davies, Doreen Battenti, Peggy Walker, Marion Stephenson, Kathleen Page, June Etheridge, Sylvia Grimmitt
4 Mar Emily Gingell, Catherine Holbrook, Laura Ashwin, Bill Mustoe
5 Mar Elsie Stainer, Sarah Maltby, Ethel Jeffries
6 Mar Frederick Howe, William Aldendifer, Anne MacDonald, Laura Barr, Dorothy Bartlett

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
3 Mar Evelyn Squire
4 Mar Joseph Waite
5 Mar Robert Graham, John Lees

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 7 MARCH 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Choral Evensong

AT ST NICOLAS’ AND ST MARY’S this morning, we welcome as preacher the Revd Catherine Williams, Diocesan Vocations Officer and Assistant Director of Ordinands.

LENT PRAYERS
Again this year we are aiming to ensure that our churches are prayed in every day during Lent; why not join us?  In addition to the existing pattern of Morning and Evening Prayer and the Eucharist, Evening Prayer will be said in All Saints at 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and there will be a short time of prayer in St Mary’s at 12 noon on Tuesdays.
If you would like to use the Lent Prayer material at home, please pick up a copy from church, or ask one of the Churchwardens if all the copies have been taken.

DEADLINE for the April magazines is NEXT Sunday 14 March.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

EXPLORING CHRISTIAN VOCATION DAY 27 MARCH
Vocation is not just about ordination! Lent is a good time for all of us to think about how we live out God’s calling in our lives, so why not join other people who are on the same journey? The day takes place at Glenfall House and is from 10am until 4pm. Cost £20 (includes lunch). Call the Team Office (244373) for a booking form. Fr Daniel

PPY AGM SUNDAY 28 MARCH
Do join us at St Nicolas’ Church from 6pm on Sunday 28 March to celebrate the successes of 2009 and look ahead to the future. The evening will combine reports and elections with contributions from young people and a chance to recognize Stephen Murton’s amazing contribution though his epic cycle ride.

A SILENT WALK OF WITNESS
will take place on Good Friday, 2 April, starting at 12.00 noon from Imperial Gardens to St Mary’s (town centre) via the Promenade and Upper High Street. Easter leaflets will be handed out to shoppers. The walk should take about half an hour and will end with a twenty minute service, after which drinks and hot cross buns will be provided. Bring your own lunch if you wish to stay and mingle after that. All Christians in the Cheltenham area are invited to take part in this united act of witness to our town.

THE BREAD & WINE AT ST MARY’S this week is given in loving memory of Nigel Moore by Sylvia and family.

PRESTBURY CRB UPDATES
There are a number of people who need to be re-registered with the Criminal Records Bureau.  Linda will be available in St Nicolas church room between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 13 March to  check through necessary paperwork, in order to process.  Please bring all required papers with you.  This is for all those whose Disclosure certificate expires at the end of March. Many thanks. Linda Biggs

GOOD START TO SUTTONS SEEDS FUND RAISING
Many thanks to those members of All Saints’ congregation who have placed orders to date. They have all been sent off, and you should hear from Suttons shortly. Further catalogues and order forms are available at the back of the church, and even if you don't garden much,  feel free to take them to give to a friend or relative who does. Spring is late this year so there is still plenty of time!  Michael Dray  

ST NICOLAS’ EASTER FLOWERS
If you would like to donate the cost of a lily at St Nicolas’ this Easter in memory of a loved one, please put your money in one of the envelopes provided in the foyer, together with the name of the person to be remembered. Lilies are £1.50 a stem.

SUNDAY COFFEE ROTA AT ST MARY’S
The new coffee rota has been published. Many thanks to all the volunteers. Please check to see when next it is your turn!

CHELTENHAM CAMERA CLUB
All Saints’ church again welcomes the Camera Club for their Annual Photographic Exhibition, which will run from 1 - 13 Mar from 10am to 4pm daily except Sunday.

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday
Fr Paul: Off duty
Andy Macauly: Friday

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 8 March
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas' & All Saints’
1900 Swindon Village PCC Village Hall
 
Tuesday 9 March
0830 Lent prayer St Mary’s
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1200 Funeral of Bob Dowdeswell St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas' & All Saints’
1900 Holy Communion Swindon Village
1930 FOSMP meeting Honeysuckle Close
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
2030 Bell tower AGM St Mary’s
 
Wednesday 10 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0900 CORE group  (till 1500) St Nicolas’
0930 Visit of Gardners Lane School St Nicolas’
1400 Prestbury Fabric committee St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas' & All Saints’
1600 Burial of ashes St Mary’s
1800 Wedding rehearsal St Mary’s
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 11 March
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
0900 PYAG group (till 1500) St Nicolas’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 12 March
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1815 PPY weekend at Viney Hill meet at St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 13 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Football vs Cambray Prestbury Playing Field
1330 Wedding St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Churchdown MVC concert All Saints’
 
Sunday 14 March          LENT 4       MOTHERING SUNDAY
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Parish Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Parish Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 PPY return from Viney Hill St Nicolas’
1830 Benediction St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
 
NEXT WEEK’S READINGS         LENT 4       MOTHERING SUNDAY
  Joshua 5: 9-11
  2 Corinthians 5: 16-21
  Luke 15: 1-3 & 11b-32

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
That those who manage the world economy may do so according to the principles of justice and equality for all people.
Cheltenham Open Door

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Bob Dowdeswell, Sylvia Harris, Frances Mitchell, Richard Ellis, Peggy Davis, Riley, Dora Mann
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Blanchette, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
7 Mar Beryl Preece, Nigel Moore, Florence Nellist, Phyl Fletcher, Joseph Roome, Roy Symons
8 Mar Anne Jones, Hilary Shaw, Henry Meates, Gladys Vale, Catherine Kent, Anne Jones, Emma Darrell, Pat Stevens
9 Mar William Kerr, Ernest Parker, Michael Vick, David Allum, Marc Taylor
10 Mar    Ramsay Sorby, Amy Dawson, Constance Atwell-Lake, Constance Allen, Mary Downer, Catherine Jones, Margaret Burrows, William Cooper, Frank Lawrence
11 Mar Marcus Elphick, Pamela Denley, Frank Merrett, Joan Cutler, Jeanne Seaton
12 Mar Douglas Burchett, Augusta Lidderdale, Henry Urling-Smith priest, Florence Linegar, Barbara Kirkland, Dennis Eldridge
13 Mar Henrietta Lancaster, Vera Oates, Dorothy Yiend, Eveline Jackson

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
  8 Mar   Derek Stanley
11 Mar Annie Kirk
12 Mar Alan Russell, Dennis Eldridge
13 Mar Thomas Marlow

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 14 MARCH 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:      6.30pm     Benediction
All Saints’:     6.30pm     Choral Evensong

NEW ARRIVAL!
Our love, congratulations and prayers for Sharon, Andy and Ben Macauly on the birth of Grace who was born at 1.25am on Wednesday weighing 6lb 5ozs.  Mother and daughter both doing well!

LENT PRAYERS
Again this year we are aiming to ensure that our churches are prayed in every day during Lent; why not join us?
In addition to the existing pattern of Morning and Evening Prayer and the Eucharist, Evening Prayer will be said in All Saints at 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and there will be a short time of prayer in St Mary’s at 12 noon on Tuesdays.
If you would like to use the Lent Prayer material at home, please pick up a copy from church, or ask one of the Churchwardens if all the copies have been taken.

DEADLINE for the April magazines is TODAY Sunday 14 March.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

EXPLORING CHRISTIAN VOCATION DAY 27 MARCH
Vocation is not just about ordination! Lent is a good time for all of us to think about how we live out God’s calling in our lives, so why not join other people who are on the same journey? The day takes place at Glenfall House and is from 10am until 4pm. Cost £20 (includes lunch). Call the Team Office (244373) for a booking form. Fr Daniel

PPY AGM SUNDAY 28 MARCH
Do join us at St Nicolas’ Church from 6pm on Sunday 28 March to celebrate the successes of 2009 and look ahead to the future. The evening will combine reports and elections with contributions from young people and a chance to recognize Stephen Murton’s amazing contribution though his epic cycle ride. If anyone would like to join PPY and have a vote at the AGM, membership forms are available from   .

LOVE FOR THE FUTURE
Thank you to those who are hosting and leading Lent Groups and to everyone taking part.
Please complete a feedback slip and return it to your Group Leader at your last meeting.
Anecdotes for a magazine article especially welcome. 
A donation of £2 to cover the cost of resources and photocopying is invited from each group member.
Deacon Jennifer

PALM SUNDAY 28 MARCH - PRESTBURY
At St Nicolas’ there will be an informal procession leaving from outside the shops on Wymans Brook at 9.30am.  Carrying the large cross we will make our way up Windyridge Road and along Swindon Lane to the church.  The service will begin on our arrival.  Please join us if you can or wait for us in the church and then come outside to meet us.

ALL SAINTS’ STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES
These are now available at the back of church. If you do not already use a stewardship envelope and would like to do so, please contact either David Grey or myself. Envelopes are available for weekly or monthly donations. Patricia Downes

11 O'CLOCK SUNDAY CLUB AT ST MARY'S
Sunday Club is for children of all ages. The aim is to enable them to worship and understand the Bible readings for the day. We meet in the Upper Room just before the service begins and rejoin the congregation at the Peace. At the moment we meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in term time but would like to expand this to weekly. For more information please talk to Hilary Brick or Fr Daniel

TEMPO
Tempo meet on Wednesday 17 March at 2.30pm at All Saints’ when Dave Walton will give a talk on ‘Gloucestershire Poets’. All welcome.

ST MARY’S BAKE STALL
There will be a Bake Stall after the 11am service next Sunday (21 March) when offerings from Team A – F will be on sale.

FOUND at St Mary’s, a pair of ladies leather gloves. Contact Margaret Holman

ST NICOLAS’ EASTER FLOWERS
If you would like to donate the cost of a lily at St Nicolas’ this Easter in memory of a loved one, please put your money in one of the envelopes provided in the foyer, together with the name of the person to be remembered. Lilies are £1.50 a stem.

TAIZE SERVICE FOR LENT
This is to be held in St. Mary’s Church on Sunday 21 March at 6.30.pm. Do come. A practice of some of the chants will be held on Thursday 18 March at 7.30.pm at the home of John and Hilary Gann

ST MARY’S SPRING CLEAN MARCH 20
Starts at 10am. Please come and help if you can, even if only for 1 hour. Help for the high-cleaning of cobwebs is NOT  now required. Thank you in anticipation.
Churchyard Spring Tidy-up will be on Saturday April 10 from 10-00 am
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 15 March
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas & All Saints’’
1800 Infant governors Infant School
1945 Ministry Team St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 16 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1200 Lent prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas & All Saints’’
1900 Holy Communion Swindon Village
 
Wednesday 17 March         St Patrick
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Berkhampstead Y1 visit All Saints’
1430 Tempo All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas & All Saints’’
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1900 Junior governors Junior School
 
Thursday 18 March
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Prestbury PCC St Mary’s
 
Friday 19 March
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 20 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1000 Spring clean St Mary’s
1030 Football vs Tewkesbury    Prestbury Playing Field
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 21 March          LENT 5
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Parish Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Parish Family Eucharist    St Mary’s
1700 Elevate St Nicolas’
1830 Taizé service St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Monday (Quiet Day) Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Monday & Friday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat
Andy Macauly:  Friday

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Thanksgiving for our mothers, Mary the Mother of Jesus, and Mother Church. 
Pray for foster parents and all who care for children, especially those in need of love and support.

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Richard Ellis, Peggy Davis, Riley, Dora Mann, Marian Bird, John Butler, Doug Grazier
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Blanchette, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
14 Mar    Dame Mary Gabrielle OSB, Jeanne Holman, Elizabeth Cunningham, Joan Wilkinson, Muriel Jones, Donald Bott, Betty Berry
15 Mar Augusta Maynard, Ada Gingell, Thomasina Irving, Hilda Fielder, Cyril Palmer, Michael Mason, priest, Phyllis Greening, Thomas Kirkby, Anthony Simms
16 Mar Mary Bellchambers, Thomas Mills, Dorothy Johnson, Violet Stevens
17 Mar Timothy Neale
18 Mar Winifred Baghot de la Bere, Walter Arkell, Norah Nixon
19 Mar William Bucks, priest, Ann Bennett, Reginald Peters, Graham Loveridge
20 Mar George Cooper, Raymund Waker, Arthur Best

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
14 Mar   Doris Austin
16 Mar Eleanor Smith
17 Mar Colin Hine
18 Mar Sidney Williams, Norah Nixon
19 Mar Reginald Peters, Elizabeth James

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 21 MARCH 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm    Taizé service
All Saints’:    6.30pm    Choral Evensong

TAIZÉ SERVICE - TONIGHT
St. Mary’s, Sunday 21 March, at 6.30.pm. Do come!

THANK YOU to all the teams who provided and made up the beautiful Mothering Sunday posies at our churches last week.

CONFESSIONS (SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION)
If you wish to make use of this sacrament before Easter or would like to discuss making your confession, please speak to one of the clergy and an appointment can be arranged.

PPY AGM SUNDAY 28 MARCH
Do join us at St Nicolas’ Church from 6pm on Sunday 28 March to celebrate the successes of 2009 and look ahead to the future. The evening will combine reports and elections with contributions from young people and a chance to recognize Stephen Murton’s amazing contribution though his epic cycle ride. If anyone would like to join PPY and have a vote at the AGM, membership forms are available from   .

LOVE FOR THE FUTURE
Thank you to those who are hosting and leading Lent Groups and to everyone taking part.
Please complete a feedback slip and return it to your Group Leader at your last meeting.
Anecdotes for a magazine article especially welcome. 
A donation of £2 to cover the cost of resources and photocopying is invited from each group member.
Deacon Jennifer

THE BREAD AND WINE AT ST MARY’S TODAY is given by Bill and Audrey Bailey as a token of their deep gratitude to the Clergy and people of St. Mary's for all their prayers, support and practical help over the past eighteen months for which they truly thank everyone concerned.

THIS SUNDAY sees the completion of Sarah Dangerfield's placement at All Saints’ church. We have enjoyed having Sarah worshipping with us during this time and wish her every blessing as she continues her ordination training at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Fr Stephen

PALM SUNDAY 28 MARCH - PRESTBURY
At St Nicolas’ there will be an informal procession leaving from outside the shops on Wymans Brook at 9.30am.  Carrying the large cross we will make our way up Windyridge Road and along Swindon Lane to the church.  The service will begin on our arrival.  Please join us if you can or wait for us in the church and then come outside to meet us.

MOTHERS’ UNION
Our March meeting is on Tuesday 23 March at 7.30pm at St Nicolas’, when the speaker will be Revd Audrey Day on ‘Humour in Ministry’. All most welcome! Sylvia McKenzie, Branch Leader.

ALL SAINTS’ STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES
These are now available at the back of church. If you do not already use a stewardship envelope and would like to do so, please contact either David Grey or myself. Envelopes are available for weekly or monthly donations. Patricia Downes

OPEN THE BOOK
We are starting ' Open the Book ' at Swindon Village School, and are looking for recruits who can spare a couple of hours once/twice per month on a midweek morning . Anyone is very welcome to come along and find out about this organisation. Please speak to Nigel Woodcock  or Anne Nicholson

ST NICOLAS’ EASTER FLOWERS
If you would like to donate the cost of a lily at St Nicolas’ this Easter in memory of a loved one, please put your money in one of the envelopes provided in the foyer, together with the name of the person to be remembered. Lilies are £1.50 a stem.

ST NICOLAS SPRING CLEAN SATURDAY 27 MARCH
Starts at 10 a.m. Please come along and help if you can, even if only for 1 hour (no experience necessary).Thank you in anticipation.
Sue and Margaret

FRIENDS OF ST.MARYS’ MUSICAL SOIREE
An evening of excellent music and elegant refreshments is to be held on Saturday 10 April in St Mary’s church at 6.45pm. Frances Mason, violin, and Michael Frehan, piano, will be joined by singers Annie Barton, soprano, and Paul Hodges, baritone, to perform music ranging from Bach to the 20th century. Tickets, which include food and wine, are £17.50, and everyone is invited.  Tickets available from Jim Mackie and Lynda Hodges (St Mary’s) and Gill Wood (St.Nicolas’)

A PLUG FOR PLUG PLANTS
The Suttons catalogues available at the back of All Saints have a good range of plug plants; both bedding plants and vegetables. Just the thing to plug the gap in the garden after the hard winter! They are dispatched in April. Thanks for the orders so far: we have made nearly £50 for church funds. 
Michael Dray
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 22 March
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas' & All Saints’
 
Tuesday 23 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1200 Lent prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas' & All Saints’
1900 Holy Communion Swindon Village
1930 Mothers’ Union St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 24 March    
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas' & All Saints’
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 25 March
ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 All Saints’ PCC All Saints’
 
Friday 26 March
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 27 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1000 Spring clean All Saints’ & St Nicolas’
1030 Cake & Coffee Morning Swindon Village Hall
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 28 March         PALM SUNDAY
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist with a Difference St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Eucharist with a Difference St Mary’s
1800 PPY AGM St Nicolas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Musical Devotion All Saints’
 
OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday pm
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat
Andy Macauly: Off duty

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Unborn children and pro-life charities.
The work of the Childrens’ Society.

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Marian Bird, John Butler, Doug Grazier
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
21 Mar   James Armstrong, George Birch, Eliza Yandell, Aubrey Nichols, Kathleen Greenfield
22 Mar Edith Cheesman, Thomas Harris, William Makin, Joan Dagle
23 Mar David Stacey, Joyce Pilch, Elizabeth Harrison, Dorothy Henderson, Ida Evans, Bill Woods, Harry Hartley, priest, Catherine Dow, Joyce Houghton, Kenneth Harvey, Barry Spencer
24 Mar Emily Bowles, Lily Cumming, Emily Barnes, Elizabeth Taylor, Kitty Thomas
25 Mar Leonard Ayres, Sylvia Pearson, Aubrey Palmer, Maria Gross
26 Mar David Harries, Virginia McKenzie, Marion Wright, Kathleen Humphries, Cissie McCarthy
27 Mar Winifred Humphrey, Andrew Minett, Charles Collard, Mary Major, Winifred Peplow, William Burns, Pearl Burton, Edna Symons, Betty Wright

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:

Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
22 Mar    Norah Bond
25 Mar Virginnia McKenzie, Harold Phipps
26 Mar Stella Surman
27 Mar William Bennett, Anne Pateman

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 28 MARCH 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:      6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:     6.30pm     Passiontide Meditation

EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS
Today at the main Eucharists we shall be using Eucharistic Prayers specifically written for children. Please record your comments about the prayers on the response form provided and hand it to a sidesperson or one of the clergy.  The comments will be passed back to the Liturgical Commission a part of the review.

PPY AGM
The AGM takes place in St Nicolas today at 6pm.  As well as the business of the annual meeting there will also presentations from the young people, some worship and refreshments.  Do join us – non-members very welcome!

MAUNDY THURSDAY WATCH
Sign up sheets for the Watch at the Altar of Repose are available in all three churches today. It is important to have at least two people allocated to each slot. Will YOU watch with the Lord?

WALK OF WITNESS
United Churches Walk of Witness on Good Friday.  We start at Imperial Gardens prompt at 12 noon, and walk through the town in silence to St Mary’s Church churchyard, where there will be a  short open air service (in church if wet).  We will need some of the walkers to give out simple Easter leaflets to passers-by, onlookers on the way. 

CONFESSIONS (SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION)
If you wish to make use of this sacrament before Easter or would like to discuss making your confession, please speak to one of the clergy and an appointment can be arranged.

LENT GROUP FEEDBACK
Please return your feedback slips to your Lent Group leader, or directly to Deacon Jennifer

THANK YOU to everyone who helped deliver Easter Cards last week. This is a valuable part of our outreach, one of the key times in the year when we communicate effectively with everyone in the Parishes. So well done and keep up the good work!

THANKS ALSO to everyone who helped with the Spring cleaning of our churches.

GOLD CUP PARKING at St Nicolas' was once again very successful with £2750 being raised in parking charges and £217 in refreshments; many thanks to all who helped. Geoff Shaw

APCMs
25 April for All Saints' (3pm) and Prestbury (6.30pm at St Mary's) This is your opportunity to help shape your local Church so please make it a priority to attend and start praying now that the Holy Spirit will guide our decision-making and those whom he is calling to serve on our PCC and as Church Wardens.

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS’
On Easter Sunday afternoon at 4pm the Friends have arranged a MUSICAL HALF HOUR AND TEA. Mary Shepherd is providing us with cakes and refreshments from her kitchen and members of the choir will be providing the music.  Everyone is welcome to attend (donations requested for the tea).  At about 5.30pm the choir will start rehearsing for evensong and you are invited to remain for this and the subsequent Festival Evensong.

OPEN THE BOOK
We are starting 'Open the Book' at Swindon Village School, and are looking for recruits who can spare a couple of hours once/twice per month on a midweek morning.  Anyone is very welcome to come along and find out about this organisation.  Please speak to Nigel Woodcock or Anne Nicholson

ALL SAINTS’ STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES
These are now available at the back of church. If you do not already use a stewardship envelope and would like to do so, please contact either David Grey or myself. Envelopes are available for weekly or monthly donations. Patricia Downes

FRIENDS OF ST MARYS’ MUSICAL SOIREE
An evening of excellent music and elegant refreshments is to be held on Saturday 10 April in St Mary’s church at 6.45pm. Frances Mason, violin, and Michael Frehan, piano, will be joined by singers Annie Barton, soprano, and Paul Hodges, baritone, to perform music ranging from Bach to the 20th century. Tickets, which include food and wine, are £17.50, and everyone is invited.  Tickets available from Jim Mackie and Lynda Hodges (St Mary’s) and Gill Wood (St Nicolas’)

CALLING ALL ENTERTAINERS!
We are hoping to arrange a social evening of light entertainment with refreshments at St Nicolas’ in late June. If you would like to take part, offering musical items, spoken word or other entertainment, please contact Janet Ford, Gill Wood  or Jeanette Behenna
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 29 March
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas' & All Saints’
1930 Eucharist & Stations of the Cross St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 30 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1015 Junior School service St Mary’s
1200 Lent prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas' & All Saints’
1900 Holy Communion Swindon Village
1930 Eucharist & Stations of the Cross All Saints’
 
Wednesday 31 March
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas' & All Saints’
1930 Eucharist & Stations of the Cross St Mary’s
 
Thursday 1 April         MAUNDY THURSDAY
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 A Service of the Word St Mary’s
1100 Chrism Mass Cathedral
1115 A Service of the Word All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper St Nicolas’
1930 Mass of the Last Supper All Saints’
  Watch at the Altar of Repose in all three churches
 
Friday 2 April          GOOD FRIDAY
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1015 Short service at the Cross URC, Deep St
1030 Devotional Service St Nicolas’
1030 Children’s’ Stations of the Cross All Saints’
1030 Family Celebrate!-style service St Mary’s
1400 Good Friday Liturgy All Saints’
1400 Celebration of the Lord’s Passion St Mary’s
1600 Wedding rehearsal St Mary’s
 
Saturday 3 April         HOLY SATURDAY
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1530 Wedding St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
2100 Easter Vigil of the Resurrection St Mary’s
 
Sunday 4 April          EASTER SUNDAY
0545 Easter Vigil and First Fire of Easter All Saints
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist & baptism St Mary’s
1600 Musical half-hour and Tea All Saints’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Evensong & Benediction All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday evening & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Off duty from Easter Sunday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
That we may keep Holy Week faithfully.
For persecuted Christians that they may persevere in witnessing to the Love of God for all people

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Zach David Manton

Those to be married in the Team
Paul Lines & Stacey Lang

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Mary Arkell, Jean Hobbs
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
28 Mar    Hannah Matthews, Mary Warner, Ronald Bowles, Muriel Macdonald
29 Mar William Parker, Constance Ratcliff, Charles Ellery, Ins Gibson, Eileen Allsopp
30 Mar Lucy Pleydell, John Powell, Baby Colby Ryan,
31 Mar George Sumption, James Riley, Kathleen Ashton, Joyce Laurenti
1 Apr Samuel Edward, Frank Green
2 Apr Caroline Cluer, Charles Robinson, John Venn, Anne Smith, Bobby Barnard, Maisie Kennedy
3 Apr Catherine Pickering, Norman Rosser, Laurence Keen, Daisy Edgley, Beatrice Nalder, Dorothy Thompson, Laura Urling Smith

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
28 Mar Ronald Purves
30 Mar Lee Addis, Anthony Maisey
1 Apr Muriel Hall, Fred Taylor
2 Apr Anthony Dowen, Dorothy Todd
3 Apr Albert Dowen

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 4 APRIL 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Evensong & Benediction

THE DEADLINE for the May magazines is next Sunday, 11 April.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

LENT GROUP FEEDBACK
Please return your feedback slips to your Lent Group leader, or directly to Deacon Jennifer

THE BREAD & WINE AT ST MARY’S THIS WEEK is given by Margery Green in loving memory of Frank.

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS’
Today, Easter Sunday afternoon at 4pm, the Friends have arranged a MUSICAL HALF HOUR AND TEA. Mary Shepherd is providing us with cakes and refreshments from her kitchen and members of the choir will be providing the music. Everyone is welcome to attend (donations requested for the tea). At about 5.30pm the choir will start rehearsing for evensong and you are invited to remain for this and the subsequent Festival Evensong.

TEMPO meets at 2pm on Wednesday 7 April in All Saints’ church for a short service. This will be followed by a talk by Brenda Lawson called All Fingers and Thumbs. All welcome.

ANNUAL MEETINGS
25 April for All Saints' (3pm) and Prestbury (6.30pm at St Mary's).  This is your opportunity to help shape your local Church so please make it a priority to attend and start praying now that the Holy Spirit will guide our decision-making and those whom he is calling to serve on our PCC and as Church Wardens.

OPEN THE BOOK
We are starting ' Open the Book ' at Swindon Village School, and are looking for recruits who can spare a couple of hours once/twice per month on a midweek morning . Anyone is very welcome to come along and find out about this organisation. Please speak to Nigel Woodcock or Anne Nicholson

EUCHARIST WITH A DIFFERENCE
Once again many thanks to all at St Mary's who passed on thoughts about this new form of service. Your feedback helps us to prepare "EWD", which will happen every other month, so six times a year in total.   The next one will be on the feast of Pentecost (23 May) Fr Daniel

CHILDREN'S SOCIETY BOX HOLDERS AT ALL SAINTS’
Could Raymond Hunt have your filled boxes on or before Sunday 25th April so they may be emptied.  New box holders always welcome. 

FRIENDS OF ST MARYS’ MUSICAL SOIREE
An evening of excellent music and elegant refreshments is to be held on Saturday 10 April in St Mary’s church at 6.45pm. Frances Mason, violin, and Michael Frehan, piano, will be joined by singers Annie Barton, soprano, and Paul Hodges, baritone, to perform music ranging from Bach to the 20th century. Tickets, which include food and wine, are £17.50, and everyone is invited.  Tickets available from Jim Mackie and Lynda Hodges (St Mary’s) and Gill Wood (St.Nicolas’)

CALLING ALL ENTERTAINERS!
We are hoping to arrange a social evening of light entertainment with refreshments at St Nicolas’ in late June. If you would like to take part, offering musical items, spoken word or other entertainment, please contact Janet Ford, Gill Wood  or Jeanette Behenna

ALL SAINTS’ STEWARDSHIP ENVELOPES
These are now available at the back of church. If you do not already use a stewardship envelope and would like to do so, please contact either David Grey or myself. Envelopes are available for weekly or monthly donations. Patricia Downes
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 5 April
Team Office closed
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
NO EVENING PRAYER TODAY
 
Tuesday 6 April
Team Office closed
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
 
Wednesday 7 April
Team Office closed
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1400 Tempo service All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 8 April
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 9 April
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1330 Wedding St Mary’s
 
Saturday 10 April
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Open church and coffee All Saints’
1400 Concert rehearsal St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1845 FOSM Musical Soirée St Mary’s
 
Sunday 11 April      EASTER 2
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1830 Benediction St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
 
OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Monday, Friday & Saturday
Fr Daniel: Monday, Tuesday & Friday
Fr Stephen:  Off duty from Monday
Fr David: Off duty from Easter Sunday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
All those newly baptized or confirmed this Eastertide and those preparing for confirmation.
Our brothers and sisters of the Orthodox Church also celebrating Easter this weekend.

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Esmée Marie Bacon-Rawlings

Those to be married in the Team
Andrew Tyrell & Susanna Abrahall

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Mary Arkell, Jean Hobbs Gordon Custerton
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:

Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
4 Apr Cyril Sweeney, Nancy Harding, Betty Williams, Maud Robinson
5 Apr Bob Lacey, David Gregory, Elsie Spong, Terry Harvey, Doreen Butler
6 Apr Ettie Tarling, Mary Jones, Frederick Cresswell, Pam Litlewood, Susan Sansome, Elizabeth Pullen
7 Apr Henry Gilder, John Baghot de la Bere, priest, Charles Baker, priest, John Packer
8 Apr John Woodland, Adelaide Allen, Alex Maughan-Brown, Eliza Dickson, Barbara Denley
9 Apr George Chivers, Norman Goodson, Audrey Overill, Georgette Paris
10 Apr Charles Savage, Cath Thorne

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:

Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
4 Apr George Taylor, Robert Graham
5 Apr Ida Butler, Ivor Morris, May Bell, Norman Rees
6 Apr Victor Barnes, Ellen Willsmer
7 Apr Edith Davison, Chris Warlow
8 Apr Matthew Taylor

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 11 APRIL 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     Benediction
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Evening Prayer

THE DEADLINE for the May magazines is TODAY Sunday, 11 April.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

FR MICHAEL’S INSTALLATION AS CANON
Anyone who wishes to attend the service at Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday 2 May at 3pm will be very welcome. A coach will run from Prestbury and All Saints’. If you are interested in this, please sign the sheet in one of the churches.

THANK YOU to all who took part in Lent Groups, especially to the hosts and leaders. A special thank you to the Team Office for the efficient production on demand of photocopied resources! Please could group leaders return their Resource material, along with any money they have collected, to Deacon Jennifer.

THE BREAD & WINE AT ST MARY’S this week is given in memory of my darling Bob, and in thanksgiving for our wedding day on 12 April 1950 and for the many happy memories of the years that followed. Barbara Lyle.

ANNUAL MEETINGS
25 April for All Saints' (3.30pm – please note time) and Prestbury (6.30pm at St Mary's).   This is your opportunity to help shape your local Church so please make it a priority to attend and start praying now that the Holy Spirit will guide our decision-making and those whom he is calling to serve on our PCC and as Church Wardens.

MOTHERS’ UNION
Monday 12 April, is the Mothers' Union 'Wave of Prayer' at St Nicolas' Church, from 11am - 12 noon.   This is the link in the chain the spreads around the world,  when we pray and ask for our Lord's Blessing on the world wide work of the Mothers' Union.  All very welcome.
   The Mothers' Union outing to Litchfield in July is now fully booked.  Please pay Marion if you still owe for your day out.  Sylvia McKenzie (Branch Leader)

SHARED MINISTRY CELEBRATION SERVICE
There is a Service of Celebration for shared local ministry across the diocese of Gloucester, at the Cathedral on Saturday, 15 May.  The day starts with coffee at 9.15am, a quiet morning of reflection and prayer led by the Bishop of Tewkesbury starting at 9.45 and the Service starts at 11.30, followed by fellowship and a simple lunch in the Chapter House.   Everyone is welcome. If you would like to participate, please let me know and I can give the Cathedral some idea of numbers.   Sylvia McKenzie.

CHILDREN'S SOCIETY BOX HOLDERS AT ALL SAINTS’
Could Raymond Hunt have your filled boxes on or before Sunday 25th April so they may be emptied.  New box holders always welcome. 

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK IS COMING… DON'T MISS OUT!
Christian Aid week's house-to-house collection takes place in May. Could you help with the collection in Prestbury? It need take no more than three hours of your time to collect from about 30 to 40 houses. Collectors must be over 16. If you can help, please get in touch with one of us.
Roger Hodges    St Mary's  
Anne Nicholson  St Nicolas’ 


CALLING ALL ENTERTAINERS!
We are hoping to arrange a social evening of light entertainment with refreshments at St Nicolas’ in late June. If you would like to take part, offering musical items, spoken word or other entertainment, please contact Janet Ford, Gill Wood  or Jeanette Behenna

CHADS
We are hoping to have our next production in the Autumn and we are next meeting on Friday 23 April at St Nicolas' at 7pm.   Anyone who would like to join us will be most welcome.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION at Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane, 15 and 17 April between 10.30am and 3.30pm
This is to present the proposed development of Starvehall Farm between Prestbury Road and New Barn Lane. No need to book, just turn up.

ST MARY’S BAKE STALL will take place after the 11am service next Sunday, 18 April, when offerings from Team G-M will be on sale. Please support!

NORTH CHELTENHAM CHURCHES FC
We have started our summer football training sessions. If you are male, 16 and over and enjoy football, do join us for training sessions on Wednesdays from 6.30pm on Prestbury Playing Fields. During the season we play games on Saturday mornings as part of the Cotswold Churches League. For more info speak to Andy Murton or

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 12 April
0900   Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1100 Mothers’ Union Wave of Prayer St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
Tuesday 13 April
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
Wednesday 14 April
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1830 Football training Prestbury playing field
1915 Musica Vera rehearsal St Nicolas’
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
Thursday 15 April
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Youth Team meeting St Nicolas’
Friday 16 April
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
Saturday 17 April
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Open church and coffee All Saints’
1500 Baptism St Nicolas’
1530 Wedding All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
Sunday 18 April       EASTER 3
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1430 Deaf Community Service St Nicolas’
1530 Baptism St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Off duty until Saturday pm
Fr Daniel: Off duty from Monday
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat
Andy Macauly: Saturday


FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
All those who serve our community, especially the emergency services, doctors, nurses and those who support them.

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Rafe Finley Taylor Newman,   Lauren Amelia Waters

Those to be married in the Team
Jo Vavasour & Laura Taylor, Andrew Kent & Kerry Nelmes

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Gordon Custerton, Evelyn Shuler, Frederick Bailey, Robert Goodge
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Kian, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
11 Apr    Harold Elwood, Betty Derbyshire, Harriet Pendry, Ethel Watson, Eric Emmerson, Flo Jones
12 Apr Peter Henton, Albert Mobley
13 Apr Lily Holman, Christabel Tunnard, Doris Mills, Beryl Fowler
14 Apr Janne Lawrence, Marion Moughton, George Newman
15 Apr William Cardew, priest, Penny Morgan, Anne Boyle, Kenneth Tocknell, David Morris
16 Apr Mollie Frith, Bob Cassey
17 Apr Daniel Dunn, Edith Buchanan, Christopher Capel, Jabez Barsby, Pat Keogh, Geoffrey Rees, Muriel Meredith, Richard Barlow, Joyce Bagg

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
11 Apr Dorothy Morris, Joseph Timbrell
12 Apr Miriam McCollum
13 Apr Alex Dysart, Ernie Long
14 Apr John Pryke
15 Apr Frank Patrick
16 Apr David Nock

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 18 APRIL 2010

St Mary’s:    6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:   6.30pm     Choral Evensong

FR MICHAEL’S INSTALLATION AS CANON
Anyone who wishes to attend the service at Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday 2 May at 3pm will be very welcome. A coach will run from Prestbury and All Saints’ at a cost between £2.50 and £3.50, depending on numbers. If you are interested in this, please sign the sheet in one of the churches.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE DEAF COMMUNITY CHURCH is holding its monthly service this afternoon in St Nicolas' at 3.15pm.  It will be a short Communion Service conducted in sign language with the words also displayed on screen.  Anyone is welcome to join us for the service and for a cup of tea afterwards.  Frances Murton

ANDY MACAULY’S SABBATICAL
From Friday 24 April please contact David Gardiner regarding PPY youth groups. Andy will be back at work on Sunday 8 August. Please pray with thanks fro such a strong youth team to continue the work, and that the sabbatical will be a special time of God’s renewing.

TEAM LUNCH
A date for your diary. The next team lunch will be at the Royal Oak, Prestbury on Sunday 6 June.
Further details to follow.

ANNUAL MEETINGS
25 April for All Saints' (3.30pm – please note time) and Prestbury (6.30pm at St Mary's) This is your opportunity to help shape your local Church so please make it a priority to attend and start praying now that the Holy Spirit will guide our decision-making and those whom he is calling to serve on our PCC and as Church Wardens.

ST MARY’S BAKE STALL will take place after the 11am service today, when offerings from Team G-M will be on sale. Please support!

TEMPO meets on Wednesday 21 April at 2.30pm in All Saints’, when Peter Dixon will give an illustrated talk on ‘Sutton Hoo’. All welcome.

CHILDREN'S SOCIETY BOX HOLDERS AT ALL SAINTS’
Please hand boxed to Raymond Hunt  by Sunday 25 April for emptying.  New box holders always welcome. 

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK IS COMING… DON'T MISS OUT!
Christian Aid week's house-to-house collection takes place in May. Could you help with the collection? It need take no more than three hours of your time to collect from about 30 to 40 houses. Collectors must be over 16. If you can help, please get in touch with one of us.
Roger Hodges         St Mary's    
Anne Nicholson      St Nicolas’  
Joanna McVeagh   All Saints’     

ALICE BOULTER
Alice Boulter, formerly of Prestbury but latterly resident in Middlesborough, died on Sunday in Tewkesbury aged 102.  Alice and her late husband Charlie were a founder members of the Prestbury Seniors Club and known to many in the village.  Funeral at Prestbury URC at 1.15 on Friday 23 April

MOTHERS’ UNION
The Mothers' Union outing to Litchfield in July is now fully booked.  Please pay Marion if you still owe for your day out.  Sylvia McKenzie (Branch Leader)

SHARED MINISTRY CELEBRATION SERVICE
There is a Service of Celebration for shared local ministry across the diocese of Gloucester, at the Cathedral on Saturday, 15 May.  The day starts with coffee at 9.15am, a quiet morning of reflection and prayer led by the Bishop of Tewkesbury starting at 9.45 and the Service starts at 11.30, followed by fellowship and a simple lunch in the Chapter House.   Everyone is welcome. If you would like to participate, please let me know and I can give the Cathedral some idea of numbers.   Sylvia McKenzie.

CALLING ALL ENTERTAINERS!
We are arranging a social evening of light entertainment with refreshments at St Nicolas’ on June 19. If you would like to take part, offering musical items, spoken word or other entertainment, please contact Janet Ford, Gill Wood  or Jeanette Behenna

CHADS
We are hoping to have our next production in the Autumn and we are next meeting on Friday 23 April at St Nicolas' at 7pm.   Anyone who would like to join us will be most welcome. 

NORTH CHELTENHAM CHURCHES FC
We have started our summer football training sessions. If you are male, 16 and over and enjoy football, do join us for training sessions on Wednesdays from 6.30pm on Prestbury Playing Fields. During the season we play games on Saturday mornings as part of the Cotswold Churches League. For more info speak to Andy Murton or
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 19 April
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1945 Ministry Team St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 20 April
Filming in St Mary’s
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1800 Infant Governors training Infant School
2000 Prestbury Finance Brymore Close
 
Wednesday 21 April        St Anselm
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1830 Football training Prestbury playing field
1430 Funeral of Marion Richards St Nicolas’
1430 Tempo All Saints’
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1930 FoSMP committee Finchcroft Lane
 
Thursday 22 April
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 23 April        St George
Andy Macauly’s sabbatical begins
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1630 Burial of ashes St Mary’s
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 24 April
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1800 Visiting ringers St Mary’s
 
Sunday 25 April       EASTER 4
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist & baptism St Mary’s
1530 All Saints’ Annual Parish Meeting    All Saints’
1830 Prestbury Annual Parish Meeting St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong & Benediction All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Monday, Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Absent on duty from Tuesday
Fr Paul: Off duty from Monday
Andy Macauly: On sabbatical from Friday

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
All deaf people and those who support them.
The work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

Those to be baptised in the Team:
William Charles David Griffith, Elizabeth Gwyneth Davies

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Evelyn Shuler, Frederick Bailey, Robert Goodge, Marion Richards, Lesley Sayers, Bob Sinmore
. . .  and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Marian, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
18 Apr    Harry Brislin, Andrew Pope, Len Robinson
19 Apr Christine Shepherd
20 Apr Roger Birt, Herbert Bellchambers
21 Apr Louise Chamberlin, Margot Merrett
22 Apr Maria Green, Alice Parker, Jane Keesey, Josephine Carroll, Arthur Milan, Saga Mills, Daniel Curnock, Hilda Chudleigh, William Price
23 Apr John Fox, priest, Charles Gaussen, Frederick Beckley, Francis Game, Eric Seaton
24 Apr Gladys Barsby, Kathleen Sargisson, Edward Hanks

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:

Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Fr Colin, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
20 Apr John Pryke, Henry Harrison
21 Apr Veronica Clifford, Joan Pritchard
22 Apr Winifred Palfrey
23 Apr John Spencer John Hawley
24 Apr Sister Barbara

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 25 APRIL 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:   6.30pm   Annual Meeting
All Saints’:  6.30pm   Choral Evensong

FR MICHAEL’S INSTALLATION AS CANON
On Sunday 2 May the coach will pick up at All Saints at 2pm and St Nicolas at 2.15pm.  The cost per person should not be more than £3.50.  If you would like to travel by coach, today is the last opportunity to sign the sheet in church.

SERVICE FOR ARCHDEACON
The new Archdeacon of Cheltenham, The Revd Robert Springett, will be commissioned during a service in Tewkesbury Abbey on Friday 30 April at 7.30pm.  All are welcome to attend.  Please keep Robert and his family in your prayers as he takes up his appointment.

TEMPO VISIT TO CHARLECOTE
The coach leaves All Saints' Church at 10.30am on Tuesday April 27 for a visit to this National Trust property.  Two seats are still available and if you would like to join us, please contact Peter Warwick

ANDY MACAULY’S SABBATICAL
From Friday 24 April please contact David Gardiner regarding PPY youth groups. Andy will be back at work on Sunday 8 August. Please pray with thanks for such a strong youth team to continue the work, and that the sabbatical will be a special time of God’s renewing.

TEAM LUNCH
A date for your diary. The next team lunch will be at the Royal Oak, Prestbury on Sunday 6 June.
Further details to follow.

ANNUAL MEETINGS – TODAY, 25 APRIL
All Saints' 3.30pm in church
Prestbury 6.30pm at St Mary's
This is your opportunity to help shape your local Church so please make it a priority to attend and pray that the Holy Spirit will guide our decision-making and those whom he is calling to serve on our PCC and as Church Wardens.

THANK YOU
Thanks to everyone from me and mine for all the love, support and prayers shown following mum's death.  It has been greatly appreciated. Linda Biggs

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT VISITORS
There will be a meeting at St Nicolas for the Bereavement Support Visitors on Monday April 26  at 7.30p.m. Peter Attwood will be speaking about his work with Victim Support.

MOTHERS’ UNION
The Mothers' Union meets on Tuesday 27 April at 7.30pm at St Nicolas' Church.   Our speaker is Gillian Sunderland who will give a talk entitled ‘The life of Mary Sumner’.  All welcome. Sylvia McKenzie

NEW ST MARY’S SUNDAY COFFEE ROTA.
Please check for your turn!

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK IS COMING… DON'T MISS OUT!
Christian Aid week's house-to-house collection takes place in May. Could you help with the collection? It need take no more than three hours of your time to collect from about 30 to 40 houses. Collectors must be over 16. If you can help, please get in touch with one of us.
Roger Hodges      St Mary's   
Anne Nicholson    St Nicolas’
Joanna McVeagh All Saints’

PRESTBURY EUCHARIST WITH A DIFFERENCE
The next EWD will be on the feast of Pentecost (23 May) at both Prestbury churches. Please speak to Fr David or Fr Daniel if you would like to help with planning and preparation.

SHARED MINISTRY CELEBRATION SERVICE
There is a Service of Celebration for shared local ministry at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 15 May.  The day starts with coffee at 9.15am, a quiet morning of reflection and prayer led by the Bishop of Tewkesbury starting at 9.45 and the Service starts at 11.30, (music provided by our own Celebrate! musicians) followed by fellowship and a simple lunch in the Chapter House.   Everyone is welcome. Please let me know if you are coming. Sylvia McKenzie.

CALLING ALL ENTERTAINERS!
We are arranging a social evening of light entertainment with refreshments at St Nicolas’ on June 19. If you would like to take part, offering musical items, spoken word or other entertainment, please contact Janet Ford, Gill Wood  or Jeanette Behenna

CHELTENHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA are giving a concert on Saturday 8 May at 7:30pm in aid of All Saints' Organ Fund. This will  feature Saint Saens' Organ Symphony with Cameron Luke as organist.
Tickets at £12 are available from Karen Winder, Cameron Luke and Frances Murton, and also on the door.  

NORTH CHELTENHAM CHURCHES FC
We have started our summer football training sessions. If you are male, 16 and over and enjoy football, do join us for training sessions on Wednesdays from 6.30pm on Prestbury Playing Fields. During the season we play games on Saturday mornings as part of the Cotswold Churches League. For more info speak to Andy Murton or
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 26 April
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Bereavement Supporters St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 27 April
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1230 Ecumenical ministers’ meeting The Rectory
1400 Funeral of Lesley Sayers All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Mothers’ Union St Nicolas’
1930 Confirmation group Noverton Lane
 
Wednesday 28 April
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1830 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
2010 Education Group St Mary’s
 
Thursday 29 April
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 30 April
Pilgrimage to Walsingham begins
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
1930 Archdeacon’s commissioning service   Tewkesbury Abbey
 
Saturday 1 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1530 Baptism St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1800 Visiting ringers St Mary’s
 
Sunday 2 May
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1500 Installation of Fr Michael as Canon Gloucester Cathedral
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Off duty from Monday

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
All engaged in Christian education, and all Church schools.
Those still stranded and waiting to return home after the disruption to air travel.

Those to be baptised:
Elizabeth Gwyneth Davies, Isabelle Birks

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Marion Richards, Lesley Sayers, Bob Finmore, Fr Colin Minett
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
25 Apr     Emma Court
26 Apr Mavis Butler, Philip Morse, Winifred Kimbell
27 Apr Winifred Roots
28 Apr Elsie Yeo, Roger Davis, Ralph Pickford
29 Apr Sophie Fairbairn, Maud Baghot de la Bere, Florence Challenger
30 Apr James Eyre, Melanie White, Mary Meredith, Gwenda Shorney,
1 May Doris Barber, Clifford Jones

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
25 Apr    Norah Swinbank, Bridget Gittens
26 Apr Susan Taylor
27 Apr Joseph Lay, Kitty Boss
28 Apr Bessie Surman, Norman Taylor, Gladys Davis
29 Apr Elizabeth Trutch

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 2 MAY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Choral Evensong

FR MICHAEL’S INSTALLATION AS CANON
The service is today, Sunday 2 May, at Gloucester cathedral at 3pm. The coach pick-ups for those who signed up will be:
   * Prestbury War Memorial at 1.50pm
   * All Saints’ at 2pm
   * St Nicolas’ at 2.15pm. 
The cost per person will be £3.00 

ECUMENICAL SERVICE
There will be an ecumenical service for Christian Aid week next Sunday, May 9, at 6.30pm in the United Reformed Church, Deep Street. There is no service in St Mary’s that evening.

CONFIRMATION
The Confirmation service will take place on Saturday 8 May at 4.30pm in Tewkesbury Abbey.  All are welcome to attend the service.  During this service the following people from North Cheltenham will be confirmed:
Richard Angove and Julie Latchem (All Saints), Rachel Cruickshank and Emma Hammond (St Mary’s), Elizabeth Heathcott (St Lawrence) and Anita Claydon from St Mary’s will be received into the Church of England.  Please keep these people in your prayers as they prepare for their confirmation.

ANDY MACAULY’S SABBATICAL
From Friday 24 April please contact David Gardiner regarding PPY youth groups.  Andy will be back at work on Sunday 8 August.  Please pray with thanks for such a strong youth team to continue the work, and that the sabbatical will be a special time of God’s renewing.

TEAM LUNCH
A date for your diary. The next team lunch will be at the Royal Oak, Prestbury on Sunday 6 June.
Further details to follow.

CONGRATULATIONS!
Our love and prayers to Geoff and Ruth Shaw who celebrate their Ruby Wedding Anniversary today.

THE BREAD AND WINE AT ST NICOLAS’ this week is given by Geoff and Ruth in thanksgiving, and also by Molly Challenger in memory of Trevor.

TEMPO meets at 2pm on Wednesday 5 May in All Saints’ church for a short service. This will be followed by a talk by Bess Cummings called My Atlantic Adventure. All welcome.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK IS COMING…9-16 MAY DON'T MISS OUT!
Christian Aid week's house-to-house collection takes place in May. Could you help with the collection? It need take no more than three hours of your time to collect from about 30 to 40 houses. Collectors must be over 16. If you can help, please get in touch with one of us.
  Roger Hodges     St Mary's    
  Anne Nicholson    St Nicolas’ 
  Joanna McVeagh All Saints’

EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS
A reminder that the General Synod's Liturgical Commission has asked us to experiment with two draft Eucharistic Prayers during the period 1 January to 30 June this year. These prayers are being used at Celebrate! today and at Eucharist with a Difference on 23 May

PRESTBURY EUCHARIST WITH A DIFFERENCE
The next EWD will be on the feast of Pentecost (23 May) at both Prestbury churches. Please speak to Fr David or Fr Daniel if you would like to help with planning and preparation.

SHARED MINISTRY CELEBRATION SERVICE
There is a Service of Celebration for shared local ministry at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 15 May.  The day starts with coffee at 9.15am, a quiet morning of reflection and prayer led by the Bishop of Tewkesbury starting at 9.45 and the Service starts at 11.30, (music provided by our own Celebrate! musicians) followed by fellowship and a simple lunch in the Chapter House.   Everyone is welcome. Please let me know if you are coming. Sylvia McKenzie.

CHELTENHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA are giving a concert on Saturday 8 May at 7:30pm in aid of All Saints' Organ Fund. This will  feature Saint Saens' Organ Symphony with Cameron Luke as organist.
Tickets at £12 are available from Karen Winder, Cameron Luke  and Frances Murton, and also on the door.  

NEW ST MARY’S SUNDAY COFFEE ROTA.
Please check for your turn!

JUMBLE SALE in aid of All Saints’ Scouts Centenary Fund to be held on Saturday May 15 starting at 2.00pm at the Scout HQ in Central Cross Drive. Please contact Raymond Hunt if you have any items to donate.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 3 May
Team Office closed
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
  No Evening prayer today
 
Tuesday 4 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
1930 Confirmation group Noverton Lane
 
Wednesday 5 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
1400 Tempo service All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1830 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 6 May
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
0915 Clergy training day Gloucester
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Chill Swindon Village playing fields
 
Friday 7 May
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1900 Joint choir practice St Mary’s
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 8 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1630 Confirmation service Tewkesbury Abbey
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 CSO Concert All Saints’
 
Sunday 9 May       EASTER 6
Christian Aid week begins
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist & baptism St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass & baptism All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist & baptism St Mary’s
1530 Baptism St Mary’s
1700 Elevate St Nicolas’
1830 Ecumenical Service URC, Deep St
1830 NO SERVICE St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Tuesday & Wednesday
Fr David: Monday, Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Off duty until Sunday 9


FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Those from the Team on pilgrimage to Walsingham this weekend.
Those standing for office, locally or nationally, in the elections this week.

Those to be baptised:
Isabelle Birks

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Linda Alexander,   Jim Salter,   Barry Macdonald
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
2 May    Arthur Lloyd, Emily Hill, Olwen Bennett, Mary Herbert
3 May John Reed, John Baghot de la Bere priest, Martha Morris, Kenneth Boston
4 May Thomas Parkinson, Winsome Coming, Phyllis Brockman, Sheila Savage, Shirley Bloom
5 May Frederick Urling-Smith, Trevor Challenger
6 May Arthur Price, Charles Snell priest, Wilfred Jelf, Gwendoline Moran, Richard Maughan-Brown, Ruth Richardson, Brian Lovesy, Primrose Wood
7 May Babs Cuttell, Marjorie Hill, Douglas Cousens
8 May Maria Pitt, Constance Anderson, Albert Evans

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:

Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
2 May    Donald Hargreaves
4 May David Latcham
5 May Emma Dowen
6 May Babs Cutell, Jim Savage-Jones
7 May Lily Lay
8 May William Thompson

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 9 MAY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     No Service
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Choral Evensong

ECUMENICAL SERVICE - TONIGHT
There will be an ecumenical service for Christian Aid tonight Sunday, May 9, at 6.30pm in the United Reformed Church, Deep Street. There is no service in St Mary’s this evening.

THANKS
Many thanks to all those who were in the Cathedral last Sunday for the Installation service and also thank you for all the cards and messages that I’ve received.  The support from across the Team Ministry has been wonderful and I’m very grateful to you all!  Canon Michael Cozens

ASCENSION DAY
We celebrate this Feast Day on Thursday.  Please try to attend one of the services on this special day.

DEADLINE FOR MAGAZINES
DEADLINE for the June magazine is NEXT Sunday 16 May.   Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

TEAM LUNCH
The next team lunch will take place at the Royal Oak, Prestbury on Sunday 6 June at 1pm. Choice of main course and dessert at a cost of £12.50. Please contact Rosie Dodd if you would like to come along.

BIBLE STUDY
Next week the Prestbury daytime Bible Study Group begins meeting once again. We will meet at 9:45am on Wednesday 12 May in Shaw Green Lane. All are welcome, whether they’ve been to the Bible Study Group before or not. The Bible Study will be of the Gospel of Luke, and will last not more than an hour each week.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS
A reminder that the General Synod's Liturgical Commission has asked us to experiment with two draft Eucharistic Prayers during the period 1 January to 30 June this year. These prayers are being used at Celebrate! today and at Eucharist with a Difference on 23 May

SHARED MINISTRY CELEBRATION SERVICE
There is a Service of Celebration for shared local ministry at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 15 May.  The day starts with coffee at 9.15am, a quiet morning of reflection and prayer led by the Bishop of Tewkesbury starting at 9.45 and the Service starts at 11.30, (music provided by our own Celebrate! musicians) followed by fellowship and a simple lunch in the Chapter House.   Everyone is welcome. Please let me know if you are coming. Sylvia McKenzie.

NEW ST MARY’S SUNDAY COFFEE ROTA.
Please check for your turn!

JUMBLE SALE in aid of All Saints’ Scouts Centenary Fund to be held on Saturday May 15 starting at 2.00pm at the Scout HQ in Central Cross Drive. Please contact Raymond Hunt  if you have any items to donate.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 10 May
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Tuesday 11 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1800 Infant Governors Infant School
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 12 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1245 Infant School visit St Mary’s
1700 Rainbows’ visit St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1830 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 13 May        ASCENSION OF THE LORD
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
1930 Sung Eucharist St Nicolas’
1930 Solemn Mass All Saints’
 
Friday 14 May           St Mathias
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1215 Funeral of Helen Culley St Mary’s
 
Saturday 15 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1130 Shared ministry service Cathedral
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 16 May         EASTER 7
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1230 Christian Aid lunch All Saints’
1530 Baptism St Mary’s
1700 Elevate St Nicolas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
1900 Synergy St Nicolas’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:    Tuesday & Wednesday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday pm
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
For all newly elected politicians, that they may receive wisdom and work for justice.
For families, and for ‘Care for the Family’, a UK Christian Charity supporting family life

Those to be baptised across the Team:
Erin Bradley, James Benson, Harriet Leigh, Michael Cass

Those recently confirmed from the Team:
Richard Angove and Julie Latchem (AS), Rachel Cruickshank and Emma Hammond (SM), Elizabeth Heathcott (SL).     Also Anita Claydon from St Mary’s, received into the church

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Linda Alexander, Jim Salter, Barry Macdonald,
Ray Williams, Helen Culley, Eva Williams
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
9 May Eleanor Purdie, Roxy Belle Hayes, Brian Kennett, Anthony Morris, Rosalind Schaschke
10 May    Ada Stone, Walter Parker, Janice Savage, Elizabeth Pitt, Tom Kennedy, Alice Glenister, Winifred Kimbell
11 May Annie Gaslin, Walter Greenwood, William Perkins, Alan Ballinger
12 May Betty Organ, Anne Jones, Elizabeth Ford Strong
13 May Irene Wright
14 May Janet Keen, Doug Williams, John Fitzgerald
15 May Annie Cumming, Etheldreda Davis, Ronald Stott

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
9 May Joshua Daniels
11 May King Martin
13 May Luke Gibson
15 May Ernest Habgood

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 16 MAY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm    Evening Prayer
All Saints’:   6.30pm    Choral Evensong

REACH – A SERVICE FOR PENTECOST
You are invited to join the young people to worship together on Sunday 23 May from 6pm at St Nicolas’. It will be very informal – with a focus on worship rather than performance.   For more information, please contact Fr David

DEADLINE FOR MAGAZINES
DEADLINE for the June magazine is TODAY Sunday 16 May.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

TEAM LUNCH
The next team lunch will take place at the Royal Oak, Prestbury on Sunday 6 June at 1pm. Choice of main course and dessert at a cost of £12.50.  Please contact Rosie Dodd  if you would like to come along.

ELMSTONE PIG ROAST
Advance notice of the Pig Roast in Elmstone Hardwicke on Saturday 3 July at 6pm.  All are welcome to this very popular event.  Offers of help to serve food or ‘man’ a stall for a period of time would be very gratefully received. 

THE BREAD AND WINE AT ST NICOLAS’ this week is given by Christine East in loving memory of Fred.

BAKE STALL TODAY!
There will be a Bake Stall at St Mary’s today after the 11am service when offerings from Team N – Z will be on sale. Treat yourself, and support this venture!

TEMPO meets at 2.30pm on Wednesday 19 May in All Saints for a talk by Jill Barker called Libraries – what do they offer? All welcome.

BIBLE STUDY
The Prestbury daytime Bible Study will meet at 9:45am on Wednesday 19 May at Rosemary Tadman’s House in Shaw Green Lane. All are welcome, whether they’ve been to the Bible Study Group before or not. The Bible Study will be of the Gospel of Luke, and will last not more than an hour each week.

ALPHA PLANNING
There will be a meeting at the Vicarage, Tatchley Lane on Tuesday 18 May at 7.30pm to start planning the Alpha Course to be held in the Autumn. Please come if you would like to be involved with this.

EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT
Plans are now well under way for our ‘Evening of Entertainment’ on Saturday 19 June at 7pm in St Nicolas’ church. Whether you wish to perform or to be entertained, please make a note in your diary. Any offers of help gratefully accepted by Janet Ford , Gill Wood  or Jeanette Behenna

 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 17 May
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1830 Ministry Team St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 18 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1015 Junior School visit St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Archdeacon’s Visitation service Cathedral
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
1930 Alpha planning meeting Prestbury Vicarage
 
Wednesday 19 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1400 Prestbury Fabric committee St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas'
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1930 NCTM Liaison Group St Nicolas’
 
Thursday 20 May
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
1900 Deanery Synod St Nicolas’
 
Friday 21 May
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
1930 Archdeacon’s Visitation service Tewkesbury Abbey
 
Saturday 22 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 23 May PENTECOST
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist with a Difference St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Eucharist with a Difference St Mary’s
1530 Baptism St Mary’s
1700 Set up for Reach St Nicolas’
1800 Reach St Nicolas’
1830 NO SERVICE AT ST MARY’S TONIGHT
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Tuesday & Wednesday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
For Christian Aid as it puts our collections to good use throughout the world.
For those meeting on 18 May to plan our next Alpha courses in North Cheltenham.

Those to be baptised across the Team:
Thea Alexandra Irvine

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Ray Williams, Helen Culley, Eva Williams, Vera Horsley
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:

Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
16 May    Betty Goddard, Roger Purvis, Gladys Nuttall, Philip Wiggall, Doris Wiggin, Ann Strong, Irene Harpham.
17 May William Careless priest, Gladys Morgan
18 May Mary Morris, Lucy Compton, Edmund Turley, Mary Rees
19 May Joan Bennett, Gordon Weller
20 May Harry Urling-Smith, Sydney Shaw, Alice Warriner, Doris Thompson, Rex Pitts
21 May John Cumming, Fred East, Hilda Reed, Benjamin Robinson, Maggie Marfell
22 May Leopoldine Edgley, Robert Cumming, Virginia Sintas, Doris Dent, Charles Newman, Barbara Hutton-Wilson, Dennis Mason, Barbara Parker

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:

Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
16 May    Alan & John
18 May Olaf Swinbank
19 May Joan Hine
20 May William Surman

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 23 MAY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     NO SERVICE TONIGHT
St Nicolas’    6.00pm    Reach
All Saints’:     6.30pm    Choral Evensong

REACH – A SERVICE FOR PENTECOST
You are invited to join the young people to worship together tonight, Sunday 23 May, from 6pm at St Nicolas’. It will be very informal – with a focus on worship rather than performance. For more information, please contact Fr David

CELEBRATE! NEWS
We are going to be spending time in June and July celebrating an event in the life of the Church called "Giving for Life". Through a series of Sundays (6 June, 13 June, 11 July) there will be opportunities to learn, share and understand how God gives to us and what we need to do to fulfil our vision as part of St Mary's.

GLASTONBURY PILGRIMAGE
The Glastonbury Pilgrimage this year is on 19 June. Procession and Eucharist at 12 noon; Pilgrim Prayers and Benediction at 3.00pm. Activities for children and adults during the day. Admission by service book £4 in advance or £5 on the day. For further information please contact Fr Stephen

VISITING NORWEGIAN CHOIR
Colin Smith (a former organist and choirmaster at St Nicolas’) will be bringing a choir from his church in Norway to visit Cheltenham. 
On Friday 4 June, the choir will sing Evensong in Gloucester Cathedral and then on Saturday 5 June at 6pm they will sing Evensong in St Mary’s church.  They will also be present for the Sung Eucharist in St Nicolas’ on Sunday 6 at 9.30am.
Anyone is very welcome to attend any of these services; it would be good to be able to show our visitors a warm and supportive welcome!  Do come along to meet them!

TEAM LUNCH
The next team lunch will take place at the Royal Oak, Prestbury on Sunday 6 June at 1pm. Choice of main course and dessert at a cost of £12.50. Please contact Rosie Dodd if you would like to come along.

ELMSTONE PIG ROAST
Advance notice of the Pig Roast in Elmstone Hardwicke on Saturday 3 July at 6pm.  All are welcome to this very popular event.  Offers of help to serve food or ‘man’ a stall for a period of time would be very gratefully received. 

THE BREAD AND WINE AT ST MARY’S this week is given by Wanda Delves in loving memory of Tom.

CHRISTIAN AID
The total for the Prestbury house-to-house collection was £6323 which broke down as £4887 for St Mary’s and £1436 for St Nicolas’. Many thanks to all who gave, collected and counted.
Roger Hodges, Anne Nicholson

MOTHERS' UNION meets on Tuesday 25 May at 7.30pm at St Nicolas' Church.  Our speaker will be Father John Mead and his topic is 'Stanley's Heaven'.  Everyone is most welcome and can be assured of a good evening.
Sylvia McKenzie - Branch Leader.

WORLD PARTNERSHIP DAY 20 JUNE
You may have occasionally heard mention of our five "partnership" dioceses. The aim is to put some "flesh on the bones" of being a worldwide Church by developing links with real people and parishes elsewhere in the Anglican Communion. On 20 June we will be welcoming the Revd Robin Denny from the Diocese of El Camino Real (California) to the Parish Eucharist at St Mary's. Please let Fr Daniel know if you would be happy to invite Robin to lunch.
World Partnership Day Service at Gloucester Cathedral, Sunday 20 June at 3pm
All are welcome to this celebration service. If you can give Robin a lift please let Fr Daniel know.

BIBLE STUDY
The Prestbury daytime Bible Study will meet at 9:45am on Wednesday 19 May at Rosemary Tadman’s House in Shaw Green Lane. All are welcome, whether they’ve been to the Bible Study Group before or not. The Bible Study will be of the Gospel of Luke, and will last not more than an hour each week.

ST MARY'S SUNDAY CLUB for children of all ages meets at 11 o'clock on the first and third Sundays of the month in term-time - 20 June, 4 July, 18 July. All are welcome but first-timers might like to have a parent sitting in with them. For more details please speak to Fr Daniel.

EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT
Plans are now well under way for our ‘Evening of Entertainment’ on Saturday 19 June at 7pm in St Nicolas’ church. Whether you wish to perform or to be entertained, please make a note in your diary. Any offers of help gratefully accepted by Janet Ford , Gill Wood  or Jeanette Behenna
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 24 May
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Tuesday 25 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 All Saints’ PCC All Saints’
1930 Mothers’ Union St Nicolas’
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 26 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Junior School governors Junior School
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 27 May
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1245 Funeral of Vera Horsley St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1700 Wedding rehearsal St Mary’s
1930 Prestbury PCC St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
 
Friday 28 May
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Wedding rehearsal St Mary’s
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 29 May
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1330 Wedding St Mary’s
1530 Wedding St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 30 May        TRINITY SUNDAY
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Evensong & Benediction All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:  Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat


FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
That the world-wide Church would be open to a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
For young people in our Team and everywhere who are in the midst of sitting examinations.

Those to be baptised across the Team:
Lawrie Elliott-Mead

Those to be married across the Team:
Andrew MacDonald & Alexandra Clark,
Darren Andrews & Claire Thomas

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Vera Horsley, Becky Mather
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:

Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan, Elsie, Mike, Michael

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
23 May     Alf Martin, Kathleen Cairns
24 May Elsie Friend, Bert Mustoe, Donald Morton, Thomas Delves
25 May Alan Johnson, Emma Spokes, Stephana Crofts, Edith Reid, Olive Griffiths
26 May Alice Tickell, Florence Brown, Vera Miles, Arthur Winnington-Ingram bishop, Harriet Carroll, Andrew Cleaver, Ernest Parker, Eric Capper
27 May Elizabeth Field, Eleanor Morland, Annie Boyce, Sr Feodora S.S.P
28 May Bill Holmes, Jeffrey Edwards, Hilda Hall, Violet Pedrick, George Ford, Marjory Lees
29 May Angela D’Amoto, Ken Thomas, Annie Goodwin, Edgar Wakefield

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:

Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
23 May John Elkin
24 May Phyllis Newcombe
28 May Leo Piepiorka, Sister Francesca
29 May Iain Howse, Dorothy Barnard

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 30 MAY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:      6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:     6.30pm     Evensong & Benediction

CORPUS CHRISTI
The Feast of Corpus Christi is on Thursday this week. The usual Thursday morning services will be held, and at 7.30pm in both St Mary’s and All Saints’, there will be a Sung Eucharist, concluded by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

TEAM LUNCH
Unfortunately due to insufficient numbers the team lunch due to take place on the 6th June has had to be cancelled.

CELEBRATE! NEWS
We are going to be spending time in June and July celebrating an event in the life of the Church called "Giving for Life". Through a series of Sundays (6 June, 13 June, 11 July) there will be opportunities to learn, share and understand how God gives to us and what we need to do to fulfil our vision as part of St Mary's.

GLASTONBURY PILGRIMAGE
The Glastonbury Pilgrimage this year is on 19 June. Procession and Eucharist at 12 noon; Pilgrim Prayers and Benediction at 3.00pm. Activities for children and adults during the day. Admission by service book £4 in advance or £5 on the day. For further information please contact Fr Stephen

VISITING NORWEGIAN CHOIR
Colin Smith (a former organist and choirmaster at St Nicolas’) will be bringing a choir from his church in Norway to visit Cheltenham.
On Friday 4 June, the choir will sing Evensong in Gloucester Cathedral and then on Saturday 5 June at 6pm they will sing Evensong in St Mary’s church.  They will also be present for the Sung Eucharist in St Nicolas’ on Sunday 6 at 9.30am.
Anyone is very welcome to attend any of these services; it would be good to be able to show our visitors a warm and supportive welcome!  Do come along to meet them!

ELMSTONE PIG ROAST
Advance notice of the Pig Roast in Elmstone Hardwicke on Saturday 3 July at 6pm.  All are welcome to this very popular event.  Offers of help to serve food or ‘man’ a stall for a period of time would be very gratefully received. 

EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT – POSTPONED
The evening entertainment planned for 19 June has had to be postponed. A new date will be announced – watch this space!

CHELTENHAM DEANERY MOTHERS' UNION QUIET DAY. 
This annual event is this year being held at St Nicolas' church on Wednesday, 2 June.  Coffee from 9.30am for 10am start. The event finishes at 2.30pm with a Eucharist led by Fr David.   Please try to come along - you will love the peace and tranquility of the day.
Sylvia McKenzie, Branch Leader.

TEMPO
Tempo meet on Wednesday 2 June at 2pm in All Saints’ for a short service. This will be followed by a talk by Anna Gibbins entitled Healthy Legs. All welcome.

WORLD PARTNERSHIP DAY 20 JUNE
You may have occasionally heard mention of our five "partnership" dioceses. The aim is to put some "flesh on the bones" of being a worldwide Church by developing links with real people and parishes elsewhere in the Anglican Communion. On 20 June we will be welcoming the Revd Robin Denny from the Diocese of El Camino Real (California) to the Parish Eucharist at St Mary's. Please let Fr Daniel know if you would be happy to invite her to lunch.
World Partnership Day Service at Gloucester Cathedral, Sunday 20 June at 3pm All are welcome to this celebration service, suitable for ages 7 upwards. If you can give Robin a lift please let Fr Daniel know.

ST MARY'S SUNDAY CLUB for children of all ages meets at 11 o'clock on the first and third Sundays of the month in term-time - 20 June, 4 July, 18 July. All are welcome but first-timers might like to have a parent sitting in with them. For more details please speak to Fr Daniel.

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Monday - Friday
Fr Daniel: Monday, Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:    Monday & Tuesday
Fr David: Monday, Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 31 May
Team Office closed
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Tuesday 1 June
Team Office closed
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1300 Thanksgiving service All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 2 June
Team Office closed
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 MU Quiet Day St Nicolas’
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1400 Tempo service All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 3 June      CORPUS CHRISTI
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1830 Wedding rehearsal St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Sung Eucharist & Procession St Mary’s
1930 Sung Mass & Procession All Saints’
 
Friday 4 June
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1730 Choral Evensong with Norwegian choir    Cathedral
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 5 June       St Boniface
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Coffee Morning All Saints’
1330 Wedding St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1800 Choral Evensong with Norwegian choir St Mary’s
 
Sunday 6 June          TRINITY 1
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
For all our children and young people on half-term holidays, for their teachers and parents, and especially for those who are still sitting exams after the holidays.
For charities working to combat infant mortality.

Those to be married across the Team:
Martin Byrne & Emily Thorn

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Becky Mather, Joyce Butler, Sally Olsson, Baby Sebastian, Frederick Stevens
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan, Elfie, Mike, Michael

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
30 May    Joyce Tippett, Bernard Sanders
31 May Francie Fairbairn,priest
1 June May Davidson, Angela Martin, Bert Nellist, Sr Pauline Mary S.S.P, Valerie Horne
2 June Hilda Foster, Winifred Purser, Lucy Holman, Charles Bartholomew
3 June Irene Mulder, Joanna Dowdeswell, Irene Parker, Marjorie Salkeld
4 June Marion Ekins, Michael Hartley, Robert Leighton, Robert Wooley, Jim Windsor-Martin, Vera Macintyre, Charles White, Thomas Arnold, Margaret Bond
5 June Audrey Telling, Beatrice Williams, Phyllis Hart

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
30 May    Robert Edward Smart, priest
3 June George Newman
4 June William Trutch
5 June Jack Newcombe

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 6 JUNE 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:   6.30pm     Choral Evensong

WELCOME TO OUR VISITING CHOIR
Colin Smith (a former organist and choirmaster at St Nicolas’) has brought a choir from his church in Norway to visit Cheltenham.  They will be joining us for the Sung Eucharist in St Nicolas’ today. Welcome!

DEADLINE FOR THE PARISH MAGAZINES is NEXT Sunday, 13 June.  In Prestbury this is the July/August double issue.  Please let me know of anything happening in early September which needs advertising.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton or email .  Send copy for All Saints July magazine to  Tim Winder  or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

GLASTONBURY PILGRIMAGE
The Glastonbury Pilgrimage this year is on 19 June. Procession and Eucharist at 12 noon; Pilgrim Prayers and Benediction at 3.00pm. Activities for children and adults during the day. Admission by service book £4 in advance or £5 on the day. For further information please contact Fr Stephen

ELMSTONE PIG ROAST
Advance notice of the Pig Roast in Elmstone Hardwicke on Saturday 3 July at 6pm.  All are welcome to this very popular event.  Offers of help to serve food or ‘man’ a stall for a period of time would be very gratefully received. 

CELEBRATE! NEWS
Today and next Sunday we are going to be hearing about "Giving for Life", an opportunity to understand how we can all play a part in fulfilling our vision as part of St Mary's.

THANK YOU to all those who passed their comments on about Eucharist with a Difference at Pentecost. It is still early days but the lessons are being learned.

A DAY FOR BEREAVED PARENTS 20 JUNE. There are still places on this day in Cheltenham for those who have lost children, whether it is a recent loss or some time ago. Further details can be obtained from Fr Daniel  or Care for the Family who are running the event (029 2081 0800).

EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT – POSTPONED
The evening entertainment planned for 19 June has had to be postponed.  A new date will be announced – watch this space!

WORLD PARTNERSHIP DAY
We will be welcoming the Revd Robin Denny to the Parish Eucharist at St Mary's on 20 June.  Please let Fr Daniel know if you would like to host her for lunch.

The Bishop of Gloucester invites as many of us as can come to a Celebration of our International Partnerships with dioceses in Tanzania, India, Sweden and the United States in Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday 20 June 2010 at 3pm. This service is suitable for ages 7 upwards. All are welcome.
Please let Fr Daniel know if you are planning to go as we need someone to take Revd Robin Denny to the Cathedral for 2.30pm

ST MARY'S SUNDAY CLUB for children of all ages meets at 11 o'clock on the first and third Sundays of the month in term-time - 20 June, 4 July, 18 July.  All are welcome but first-timers might like to have a parent sitting in with them. For more details please speak to Fr Daniel.

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 7 June
0900      Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 8 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 9 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas'
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 PPY Executive comittee Honeysuckle Close
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 10 June
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 11 June         ST BARNABAS
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 12 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1000 Day for bereaved parents St Matthews’s, Clarence St
1030 Coffee Morning All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 13 June        TRINITY 2
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Parish Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1600 Teatime Praise URC, Deep St
1830 Benediction St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday, Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Monday, Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:    Tuesday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
All who have taken part in National Family Week; family life and those who support families; Church schools; those preparing for ordination.

Those to be married across the Team:
John Baker & Ivon Chichera

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Joyce Butler, Sally Olsson, Baby Sebastian, Frederick Stevens, Elfie Tomkinson, Alan Hawkes Reed, Tony James
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan, Mike, Michael

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
6 June   Thomas Delicate, Alice James, Eric Abbott, priest, Frederick Pockett, David Scott, Baby Toby Booker
7 June   James Garrard, Dorothy Hall, Christopher Townsend
8 June   Edith Humfries, Ernest Pursloe, Sr Agatha Mary
9 June   Elsie Huntington, Gordon Saunders
10 June   Sarah Nash, Anne Green, Henry Hill, priest, Eric Hanks
11 June   Louisa Starmer, Alice James, Rose Moore, Edwin Eden
12 June   Rosa Mills, Thomas Bowl, Ronald Mayhew, Raymond Ellery

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
9 June   Alan Pearce
10 June   John Greenwood
12 June   David Howland, George Mullett

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 13 JUNE 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:       6.30pm      Evening Prayer
All Saints’:      6.30pm      Choral Evensong

DEADLINE FOR THE PARISH MAGAZINES
is today, 13 June.  In Prestbury this is the July/August double issue.  Please let me know of anything happening in early September which needs advertising.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton or email .  Send copy for All Saints July magazine to  Tim Winder  or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

GLASTONBURY PILGRIMAGE
The Glastonbury Pilgrimage this year is on 19 June. Procession and Eucharist at 12 noon; Pilgrim Prayers and Benediction at 3.00pm. Activities for children and adults during the day. Admission by service book £4 in advance or £5 on the day. For further information please contact Fr Stephen

ELMSTONE PIG ROAST
Advance notice of the Pig Roast in Elmstone Hardwicke on Saturday 3 July at 6pm.  All are welcome to this very popular event.  Offers of help to serve food or ‘man’ a stall for a period of time would be very gratefully received.  Contact the Team Office

CELEBRATE! NEWS
Today we continue to hear about "Giving for Life", an opportunity to learn all about what we need to do to fulfil our vision as part of St Mary's. Each family at Celebrate! will be given an information pack about this at the end of the service. If you have any questions please speak to Fr Daniel or Mary Turner.

EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT – POSTPONED
The evening entertainment planned for 19 June has had to be postponed. A new date will be announced – watch this space!

WORLD PARTNERSHIP DAY
We will be welcoming the Revd Robyn Denny to the Parish Eucharist at St Mary's on 20 June. Please let Fr Daniel know if you would like to host her for lunch.

The Bishop of Gloucester invites as many of us as can come to a Celebration of our International Partnerships with dioceses in Tanzania, India, Sweden and the United States in Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday 20 June 2010 at 3pm. This service is suitable for ages 7 upwards. All are welcome.
Please let Fr Daniel know if you are planning to go as we need someone to take Revd Robyn Denny to the Cathedral for 2.30pm

World Partnership Day Evening Event at St Nicolas from 6.30pm
All are welcome to come to this event which will be hosted by the young people. There will be a short act of worship, some food to share and an opportunity to hear from three visitors - Margaret Mpango (Western Tangayika), Robert Seifert (El Camino Real) and Bishop Michael (Gloucester) - about their vision for world partnership. If you intend to go to this please let Fr Daniel know so that we have some idea of numbers.

ST MARY'S SUNDAY CLUB for children of all ages meets at 11 o'clock on the first and third Sundays of the month in term-time - 20 June, 4 July, 18 July. All are welcome but first-timers might like to have a parent sitting in with them. For more details please speak to Fr Daniel.

St Nicolas’ 40th anniversary
We will be celebrating this on Sunday 19th September with a Celebratory Service at 3pm followed by a birthday tea!  Please put the date in your diaries now.

Julia Hook
Julia will be ordained Deacon on Sunday 27th June during a service in Gloucester Cathedral beginning at 10.15am.  All are very welcome to attend.  Julia will begin her time as a curate in the Winchcombe Benefice and we send her our love and prayers.

10TH CHELTENHAM ALL SAINTS’ SCOUTS CENTENARY

Saturday, 19th June, 2.00 - 5.00pm Scout Centenary Weekend - Exhibition of archives and demonstrations at the Scout HQ, Central Cross Drive - tea and cakes - do drop in and visit us.

Sunday, 20th June, 10.30am Scout Group Centenary Thanksgiving Mass, followed by a buffet lunch for members, old scouts and the Parish Family; followed by Scout AGM and presentation of awards

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS' - On Wednesday June 23rd  The Rev. Dr Alan Munden wil speak on The Broad Way or the Narrow Way - Francis Close and the Railway Companies in All Saints' Church at 7.30pm.  Everyone welcome.  Refreshments. Visitors admission £3
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 14 June
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 15 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1830 Diocesan Synod Chapter House, Gloucester
1930 Confirmation follow up Noverton Lane
1930 Bible Study Group
 
Wednesday 16 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 17 June
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 18 June
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 19 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Coffee Morning All Saints’
1400 Exhibition of Scout archives ScoutHQ, Central Cross Drive
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 20 June         TRINITY 3
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Thanksgiving Mass Scout Centenary All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1500 World Partnership celebration service   Gloucester Cathedral
1830 Benediction St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday, Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:   off duty this week
Fr David: off duty this week
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Our brothers and sisters at the United Reformed Church, starting their new regular service of “Tea Time Praise”; those who support the bereaved; Christians who work in science

Those to be ordained
including Julia Hook to be ordained Deacon and Nick Kaleniuk to be ordained priest.

Those recently married in the Team:
John Baker & Ivon Chichera

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Elfie Tomkinson,   Alan Hawkes Reed,   Louis Bartholomew
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Beryl, Sr Michaela OSC, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan, Mike, Michael

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
13 June    Charles Barlow, Arthur Bowen, Nance Shaw, Anne Fogarty, Beryl Slatter
14 June    Malcolm Yates, Florence Bantock, Rose Davison, Clarice Willcox,
15 June    Cliff Blackwood, Mary Robinson, Edward Heberden priest, Sally Gill, Leonard Barrett, Barbara Attree, Maurice Punnett
16 June    Lilian Wetherall, Lily Bass, William Sinclair, Robert Strong
17 June    Eva Bailey, Biddy Rooke, Doris Fisher
18 June John Feeney, Edna Peacock, Peggy Slade
19 June    Augusta Green, Marjorie Leeves

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:

Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
13 June    Gladys Rodgers
17 June    Blanche Cuttell, Jenefer Jones

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 20 JUNE 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     Evening Prayer
St Nicolas’:  6.30pm     World Partnership Day event
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Choral Evensong


TODAY IS WORLD PARTNERSHIP SUNDAY!
We welcome Robin Denny from the Diocese of El Camino Real (California) to the following services:
9.15 am St Lawrence's, Swindon Village
11.00 am St Mary's, Prestbury
You can find out more about Robin’s work as a missionary in Sudan from her blog: http://robin-mission.blogspot.com/  (Rumours of Robin's ordination have been greatly exaggerated!)

World Partnership Service at Gloucester Cathedral today at 3pm
All are welcome to this celebration of our global communion, suitable for everyone aged 7 upwards. 

World Partnership Evening Event at St Nicolas from 6.30pm
All are welcome to come to this event which will be hosted by the young people. There will be a short act of worship, some food to share and an opportunity to hear from three visitors - Margaret Mpango (Western Tangayika), Robert Seifert (El Camino Real) and Bishop Michael (Gloucester) - about their vision for world partnership. If you intend to go to this please let Fr Daniel or Fr David know as soon as possible so that we know how many to cater for.

TEAM VISION DAY
On Saturday 26 June, representatives from each of the parishes in the North Cheltenham Team Ministry will be meeting at St Nicolas’ church to work on developing our vision for North Cheltenham.  PCC members have been invited to attend, but anyone else who feels that they would like to be involved is welcome to join us.  Please speak to one of the Churchwardens about this.  We also ask that you pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit on the day and for all who will be involved.

JULIA HOOK
Julia will be ordained Deacon on Sunday 27 June during a service in Gloucester Cathedral beginning at 10.15am.  All are very welcome to attend.  Julia will begin her time as a curate in the Winchcombe Benefice, and we send her our love and prayers.

ST LAWRENCE’ FÊTE
The Fête is on Saturday 3 July starting at 1.00pm at Swindon Village Hall & Playing Fields. Many attractions and displays throughout the afternoon.  Admission 50p (children free) by programme or on the gate.

ELMSTONE PIG ROAST
Pig Roast and craft displays in Elmstone Hardwicke on Saturday 3 July at 6pm at St Mary Magdalene’s.  All are welcome to this very popular event.  Offers of help to serve food or ‘man’ a stall for a period of time would be very gratefully received.  Contact the Team Office (244373) email  

MOTHERS’ UNION
Summer garden meeting is on Tuesday 22 June, meeting at 3pm at Glenfall House, Harp Hill.  We can stroll in the lovely gardens and house, and are invited for afternoon tea, followed by Compline in the Chapel, which will be led by Fr Michael.  Please remember the Bring and Buy stall for MU projects overseas.   Please let me know if a lift is needed or you need directions. 
Sylvia McKenzie - Branch Leader.

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS' - On Wednesday June 23, the Rev. Dr Alan Munden will speak on The Broad Way or the Narrow Way - Francis Close and the Railway Companies in All Saints' Church at 7.30pm.  Everyone welcome.  Refreshments. Visitors admission £3

MID MORNING MUSIC AT ST MARY’S
Dean Close School music scholars will play in St Mary’s on Wednesday 30 June. Coffee will be served from 10.30am, and the music begins at 11am. Retiring collection. Do come and support these talented young musicians!

ALL SAINTS' SUMMER FÊTE will be on Saturday 10 July from 11.00 - 2.00.   Please contact Joanna McVeagh or Trish Downes, or sign the sheet at the back of the church, to offer help. We need plenty of volunteers to help with the stalls, organise the raffle, offer sideshows etc, and it would be great to have some new faces and ideas!

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We will be celebrating this on Sunday 19 September with a Celebratory Service at 3pm followed by a birthday tea!  Please put the date in your diaries now.

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS' 
We will be visiting Highnam Court Gardens and Church by coach on 13 July.  Leaving All Saints' at 1pm and returning at 6.30pm.  Cost £12 including transport, entry, tea and introductory talk about the church.  Everyone welcome from across the benefice.  Please contact Peter Warwick.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 21 June
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1945 Ministry Team St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 22 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1500 Mothers’ Union garden meeting & tea Glenfall House
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 23 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1930 Friends of All Saints’ talk All Saints’
 
Thursday 24 June         Birth of John the Baptist
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 25 June
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 26 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1000 Team Vision Day St Nicolas’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 27 June       TRINITY 4
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1015 Ordination of Deacons Cathedral
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday, Saturday evening
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:    Monday
Fr David: Friday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Our brothers and sisters in Western Tanganyika, Dornakal and Karnataka Central (India), Vasteras (Sweden), and El Camino Real (California, USA).
Fathers and those who support them.

Those to be ordained
including Julia Hook to be ordained Deacon, and Nick Kaleniuk to be ordained priest.

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Louis Bartholomew,   Irene Barnett.
 . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan, Mike, Michael

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
20 June    William Pitt, Richard McKelvey, Elaine Smith, Betty Baker
21 June Beatrice Booth, Eileen Middleton, Eric Townsend, Marjorie Morley
22 June Phyllis Dent, Jane Martin, Jack Windebank, Stuart Weston, Roy Cresswell, David Jones, Emily Radstaak, Vera Hawkins.
23 June Pat Gouldsmith, Jayne Jones, Margaret Duplock, Reg Legg priest
24 June Mary Sumption, Frederick Parsons
25 June Ernest Carter, Sarah Bowl, Amy Francis, Frances Shaw, Con Kenneally,Hilda Colebourne, Phyllis Ormiston.
26 June Albert Willis, Patrick Pocock, Wally Marsh, Edward Lincoln

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
20 June Michael Marlow, Rhona Welsh
23 June Jayne Jones
24 June Tom Oakey
25 June Tom Gregory, Bruce Davies
26 June Stuart Cocy, Ken Webb, Joy Hill

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 27 JUNE 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Choral Evensong

JULIA HOOK
Julia will be ordained Deacon today, Sunday 27 June, during a service in Gloucester Cathedral beginning at 10.15am.  Julia will begin her time as a curate in the Winchcombe Benefice, and we send her our love and prayers.

ST LAWRENCE’ FÊTE
The Fête is on Saturday 3 July starting at 1.00pm at Swindon Village Hall & Playing Fields.   Admission 50p (children free) by programme or on the gate.

ELMSTONE PIG ROAST
Pig Roast and craft displays in Elmstone Hardwicke on Saturday 3 July at 6pm at St Mary Magdalene’s.  Offers of help to serve food or ‘man’ a stall for a period of time would be very gratefully received.  Contact the Team Office (244373) or email  

DAY FOR BEREAVED PARENTS
If you attended the day for bereaved parents on 12 June and would like to let me know what you thought of it, I would love to hear from you.

OSTEOPOROSIS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 13 July 2010
This is a free event featuring slide presentations about this condition which affects nearly three million people in the UK. It takes place at the Civil Service Club, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington GL51 9SL from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. No need to book - just come along. Further information from Maureen Morrison, National Osteoporosis Society 01380 828889  www.nos.org.uk

THANK YOU FROM THE BILLS
Leslie and Lillian would like to thank everyone who shared in their joy after 60 years of marriage, on the day itself (17 June) and last Sunday at St Mary’s Parish Eucharist.

CHILDREN AT ST MARY'S
There will be a meeting at the Vicarage, Tatchley Lane on Thursday 1 July 7.30pm - 9.30pm to discuss with the Revd Sandra Millar, Diocesan Children's Adviser, what we do for children at the Parish Eucharist at St Mary's. Please come along if you are interested. Further details from Fr Daniel.

COFFEE MORNING at All Saints’, Saturday 3 July starting at 10.30 in aid of Henry Nihill Nursing Home. Details from Roger Beacham

DAYTIME BIBLE STUDY
The Bible Study Group is continuing to meet on Wednesdays at 9:45am to explore the Gospel of Luke. Anyone is welcome, even if you’ve never been to a Bible Study before. A Bible would be handy (in any translation) or we can share; apart from that, just bring yourself (or yourself and a friend, which would be even better!).  For the next two weeks we will be meeting in Capel Court. There is visitors’ parking onsite if you need to drive.  For any further information contact Fr David (238601)

MID MORNING MUSIC AT ST MARY’S
Dean Close School music scholars will play in St Mary’s on Wednesday 30 June. Coffee will be served from 10.30am, and the music begins at 11am. Retiring collection. Do come and support these talented young musicians!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
Are you willing to cut the grass at All Saints 2 or 3 times a year ? If you are please speak to either Karen Winder or Joanna McVeagh. We are looking for people to join the rota.

ALL SAINTS' SUMMER FÊTE will be on Saturday 10 July from 11.00 - 2.00. Please contact Joanna McVeagh or Trish Downes, or sign the sheet at the back of the church, to offer help. It would be great to have some new faces and ideas!

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS' 
We will be visiting Highnam Court Gardens and Church by coach on 13 July.  Leaving All Saints' at 1pm and returning at 6.30pm.  Cost £12 including transport, entry, tea and introductory talk about the church.  Everyone welcome from across the benefice.  Please contact Peter Warwick.

THE FRIENDS OF ST MARY'S
The next event organised by the Friends of St Mary's is 'An Evening of Wine Tasting'. This is being held in Finchcroft Lane on Thursday 22 July. The garden will be open from 6pm. with wine tasting starting at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £12, which includes light refreshments and tastings, and are available from Jim Mackie or Phil Dodd

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We will be celebrating this on Sunday 19 September with a Celebratory Service at 3pm followed by a birthday tea!  Please put the date in your diaries now.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 28 June
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 29 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Bible Study St Lawrence’
 
Wednesday 30 June
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Capel Court
1030 Mid Morning Music at St Marys St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas'
1900 Junior School governors Junior School
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 1 July
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Meeting with Revd Sandra Miller The Vicarage, Tatchley Lane
 
Friday 2 July
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 3 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Coffee morning All Saints’
1300 Fete Swindon Village Hall & field
1530 Wedding St Mary’s
1600 Concert All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1800 Pig Roast Elmstone Hardwicke
 
Sunday 4 July       TRINITY 5
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1530 Baptism St Nicolas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday, Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:    Monday
Fr David: Friday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat


FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
The work of the Church of England’s Liturgical Commission; tutors on the West of England Ministerial Training Course (WEMTC)

Those to be ordained including
Julia Hook to be ordained Deacon today, and
Nick Kaleniuk to be ordained priest on 3 July.

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Lila Bailey

Those to be married in the Team:
Adam Crossley & Jodie Jackson

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Irene Barnett,   Ann Harvey,   Rodney Brown
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan, Mike, Michael

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
27 June   Marjorie Gaylard
28 June Dick Bradin
29 June George Alvis, priest, Mary Aldred
30 June Daniel Andrews, Eva Easton, Judy Spencer, Mary Martin, Gladys Sockett, Joseph Bullock
1 July Alice Morrow
2 July Bertha Runge, Edith Blakeman, Noel Seddon
3 July Irene Hurst, June Limburn, Ruth Miles

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:

Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
27 June Ernie Moules
28 June Freda Stone
1 July Shirley Andrews
2 July Elsie Bird,  Harold Flavell

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 4 JULY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm    Evening Prayer
All Saints’:   6.30pm    Choral Evensong

INDIA 2011 YOUTH PROJECTS
An opportunity for young people to visit Dornakal or Bangalore (as part of our partnership with the Church of South India) is open to all who will be aged 16-18 next summer. If you would like to know more, there is a meeting on Wednesday 14 July 7pm at Church House, Gloucester. Details from the Revd Canon Adrian Slade (253162) or speak to Fr David (238601)

PRAYER VIGIL FOR GENERAL SYNOD
Friday 9 July - Sunday 11 July
In the South Ambulatory Chapel at Gloucester Cathedral or in your home or local Church (check notice boards for opening times). Please pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as debate takes place concerning women bishops. The Cathedral is open 7.30am-6.00pm daily.

DEADLINE FOR ALL SAINTS’ AUGUST MAGAZINE is NEXT Sunday, 11 July.  Send copy  to  Tim Winder  or email .

OSTEOPOROSIS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 13 July 2010
This is a free event featuring slide presentations about this condition which affects nearly three million people in the UK. It takes place at the Civil Service Club, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington GL51 9SL from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. No need to book - just come along. Further information from Maureen Morrison, National Osteoporosis Society 01380 828889  www.nos.org.uk

DAYTIME BIBLE STUDY
The Bible Study Group is continuing to meet on Wednesdays at 9:45am to explore the Gospel of Luke. Anyone is welcome, even if you’ve never been to a Bible Study before.   A Bible would be handy (in any translation) or we can share; apart from that, just bring yourself (or yourself and a friend, which would be even better!)  This week we will again be meeting in Capel Court.  There is visitors’ parking onsite if you need to drive.  For any further information contact Fr David (238601)

ALL SAINTS' SUMMER FAIR
Saturday 10 July 2010 11am – 2pm
Offers of help still welcome (contact Joanna McVeagh or Trish Downes) but most importantly we hope to see you there!

THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY at St Nicolas' - It is opening time again. If boxholders can bring your boxes to me at St Nics for opening on Sunday morning, 11th, or Sunday, 18th July, I shall be very grateful. I am happy to collect if you are not able to be in church those mornings. Please telephone Janet White

Mothers' Union TRIP TO LICHFIELD 27 JULY
Owing to an unavoidable cancellation, we now have two spare places on this trip. If anyone would like to take them up, please telephone 674959 for further details. For those who have paid deposits only, I look forward to receiving the balances of £8 per head at you earliest convenience. Many thanks - Marion Beagley

FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS' 
We will be visiting Highnam Court Gardens and Church by coach on 13 July.  Leaving All Saints' at 1pm and returning at 6.30pm.  Cost £12 including transport, entry, tea and introductory talk about the church.  Everyone welcome from across the benefice.  Please contact Peter Warwick.

THE FRIENDS OF ST MARY'S
The next event organised by the Friends of St Mary's is 'An Evening of Wine Tasting'. This is being held in the garden of Dunelm House, Finchcroft Lane on Thursday 22 July. The garden will be open from 6pm. with wine tasting starting at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £12, which includes light refreshments and tastings, and are available from Jim Mackie  or Phil Dodd

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We will be celebrating this on Sunday 19 September with a Celebratory Service at 3pm followed by a birthday tea!  Please put the date in your diaries now.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
Are you willing to cut the grass at All Saints 2 or 3 times a year ? If you are please speak to either Karen Winder or Joanna McVeagh.  We are looking for people to join the rota.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 5 July
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 6 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Prestbury PCC St Mary’s
1930 Bible Study St Lawrence’
 
Wednesday 7 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Capel Court
1430 Tempo All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1700 Concert All Saints’
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
2010 Education Group St Mary’s
 
Thursday 8 July
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1800 Infant Governors Infant School
 
Friday 9 July
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 10 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1100 Summer Fair All Saints’
1230 Wedding St Lawrence’
1430 Wedding St Mary Magdalene’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 11 July       TRINITY 6
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1830 Benediction St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’


 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday, Saturday evening
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:     Monday
Fr David: Friday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat


FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
For a blessing on our outreach through Summer Fetes across the Team
Musicians and  visitors to the Cheltenham Music Festival.
Those who died in the London bombings and all who still suffer and grieve as a result of that event.
Work of Winston’s Wish; Bereavement counsellors and visitors.

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Archie Gyte,   Maisie-Louise Davis

Those to be married in the Team:
Andrew Lockstone & Claire Banyard

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Ann Harvey,  Rodney Brown,  Adrienne de Trey-White
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan, Mike, Michael

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
4 July     Martha Cook, E.John Hellier, Marie Burch, Bernard Boston
5 July     Joan Littley, Ellsie Calcut
6 July     Malinda Cole, Estela Chamley, James Pitts
7 July     Edith Rabbitts, Madeline Sawyer, Joan Robinson, Doug Williams
8 July     Hannah Curches, Thomas Brown, Molly McConnell, Geoff Morris, Lucina Culver
9 July     Emily Bradfield, Ida Gillett, Ada Powell, Darren Hawkins, William Holbrook, Fenton Morley priest, Frank Croxall, Gillian Wakefield
10 July     Neil Howes

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
6 July     Valerie Adkins
8 July     Lionel Wilson, Alan Bath
9 July     Karen Perks, Leslie Taylor
10 July     Mignon Baynham

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 11 JULY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm    Benediction
All Saints’:    6.30pm    Choral Evensong

TEAM VISION DAY
In all the churches (except St Mary Magdalene) the fruits of those who attended the day on 26 June are on display.  Please take some time to look at them.  They are in two parts; firstly what we as a local church community are currently doing well.  Please add any you think have been missed.  Secondly ‘the dreams’ – what would we hope to be like in 5 years time?  Do use the post-it notes provided to add your own ‘dreams’.  These displays will remain up over the summer.  Please do take the time to look at them, pray about them and ask those who worked on them; the Churchwardens will be able to tell you who that was.  This is your opportunity to be involved in the process of forming our plans for the ministry and mission of our churches in North Cheltenham.
The PCC of St Mary Magdalene were unable to attend the Vision day and so will be asked to meet separately in August to complete this part of the process.

A MESSAGE FROM ROBIN DENNEY:
Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. It was a joy to visit your churches and great to be able to make the partnership more real for people. I really enjoyed the day I spent with you.

DEADLINE FOR ALL SAINTS’ AUGUST MAGAZINE is TODAY, Sunday, 11 July.  Send copy  to  Tim Winder  or email .

INDIA 2011 YOUTH PROJECTS
An opportunity for young people to visit Dornakal or Bangalore (as part of our partnership with the Church of South India) is open to all who will be aged 16-18 next summer. If you would like to know more, there is a meeting on Wednesday 14 July 7pm at Church House, Gloucester. Details from the Revd Canon Adrian Slade (253162) or speak to Fr David (238601)

PRAYER VIGIL FOR GENERAL SYNOD
Friday 9 July - Sunday 11 July
In the South Ambulatory Chapel at Gloucester Cathedral or in your home or local Church (check notice boards for opening times). Please pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as debate takes place concerning women bishops. The Cathedral is open 7.30am-6.00pm daily.

VIGILANCE
We have been warned by the Diocese of an increase in the theft of lead and slates from church buildings. Remember, we do tell you if we plan to have work carried out, so if you see anything suspicious do not intervene but please call the police. It is appropriate to dial 999 as they will decide whether to give the call priority and it may enable them to move quickly enough to catch someone in the act. You do not have to be certain. Thank you for your vigilance. 

THE BREAD & WINE AT ST MARY’S THIS WEEK is given by Paul and Joan Abbott in memory of their dear son, Matty.

ST MARY’S SUNDAY COFFEE ROTA
The new rota is now published. Please check for your turn! Thank you.

THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY at St Nicolas' - It is opening time again. If box-holders can bring your boxes to me at St Nic’s for opening on Sunday morning, 11, or Sunday, 18 July, I shall be very grateful. I am happy to collect if you are not able to be in church those mornings. Janet White

THE FRIENDS OF ST MARY'S
The next event organised by the Friends of St Mary's is 'An Evening of Wine Tasting'. This is being held in the garden of Dunelm House, Finchcroft Lane on Thursday 22 July. The garden will be open from 6pm. with wine tasting starting at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £12, which includes light refreshments and tastings, and are available from Jim Mackie  or Phil Dodd

A VISIT TO THE CHELTENHAM SYNAGOGUE in St James' Square has been arranged for Tuesday 27 July at 7.00pm. If you would like to join the group please contact me by Thursday 22 July so that I can give the synagogue some idea of numbers. A donation of two pounds per adult will enable us to give the synagogue a contribution towards the recent repair work they have had done on the roof.
Trish Downes

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We will be celebrating this on Sunday 19 September with a Celebratory Service at 3pm followed by a birthday tea!  Please put the date in your diaries now.

FLAGS IN WORSHIP – FORWARD NOTICE
A workshop on using flags in worship will be held at the Cornerstone Centre, Whaddon on Saturday 2 October from 2pm to 4pm. Please contact Sue Pestell (694985) to book your place (£5 donation to Centre funds). Refreshments will be provided.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 12 July
0900      Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 13 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1030 Berkhamstead Leavers’ service     All Saints’
1300 Friends of AS trip All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Bible Study St Lawrence’
 
Wednesday 14 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Capel Court
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 AS PCC All Saints’
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 15 July
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’’
1400 Funeral of Frederick Leworthy St Lawrence’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
2000 Prestbury Finance committee
 
Friday 16 July
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1200 Funeral of Reginald Clews St Lawrence’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
2000 Concert All Saints’
 
Saturday 17 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 18 July           TRINITY 7
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday, Saturday pm
Fr Daniel: Off duty until 24 July
Fr Stephen:    Monday
Fr David: Friday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
The guidance of the Holy Spirit on the deliberations of General Synod
All Royal Navy personnel; for seamen and fishermen.
The Church's ministry through The Mission to Seafarers
Those working to contain and reverse the environmental damage from the Gulf of Mexico oil leak.

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Charles Game, Frederick Leworthy, Reginald Clews
 . . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan, Mike, Michael

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
11 July     Felix Sumption, Iris Edwards, Samuel Cole, Pat Fitzsimmons
12 July     Beatrice Bennett, Ronald Pirie, Cyril Brown, Elizabeth Howell, Nicholas Saunders
13 July     John Firth priest, Jane Morgan
14 July     Olive Taylor
15 July     Norman Kent priest, Emma Whitcombe, Albert Harvey, Arthur Deighton, Irene Bowles
16 July     Mildred Edwards, Frances East, Reginald Hayward, Freda Wreglesworth
17 July     Elsie King, Jesse Ashmead, Matty Abbott

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen, Marion

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
12 July     Nicholas Saunders
13 July     Rupert Todd
14 July     Joyce Kaminski
15 July     Colin Cuttell
16 July     Diana McCombie

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 18 JULY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Choral Evensong

PREACHER ……..
We are pleased to welcome as our preacher at All Saints’ today, The Venerable Robert Springett, Archdeacon of Cheltenham.

VIGILANCE
We have been warned by the Diocese of an increase of theft of lead and slates from church buildings. Remember we do tell you if we plan to have work carried out so if you see anything suspicious do not intervene but please call the police.  It is appropriate to dial 999 as they will decide whether to give it priority and it may enable them to move quickly enough to catch someone in the act.  You do not have to be certain. Thank you for your vigilance. 

CHRISTIAN AID CO-ORDINATOR
We are looking for someone to co-ordinate the Christian Aid collection for the St Nicolas’ part of the parish.  The collection takes place each May.  Please speak to one of the Churchwardens if you think you are able to help with this.

THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY at St Nicolas' - It is opening time again. If boxholders can bring your boxes to me at St Nics for opening, I shall be very grateful. I am happy to collect if you are not able to be in church. Please telephone Janet White

M U TRIP TO LICHFIELD
Just a polite reminder that all balances of £8 per head should be paid to me by today please. I look forward to seeing you for a 9.30am start at St Nicolas' Church on Tuesday  27th July
Marion Beagley

THE FRIENDS OF ST MARY'S
The next event organised by the Friends of St Mary's is 'An Evening of Wine Tasting'.  This is being held in Finchcroft Lane on Thursday 22 July.  The garden will be open from 6pm. with wine tasting starting at 6.30pm.  Tickets cost £12, which includes light refreshments and tastings, and are available from Jim Mackie  or Phil Dodd 

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We hope you will join us on Sunday 19th September at 3pm for a service of celebration which will be a Sung Eucharist with a guest preacher.  The service will be followed by tea and some entertainment.  If you are in touch with any former members of St Nicolas’. please invite them to attend.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
Are you willing to cut the grass at All Saints 2 or 3 times a year ? If you are please speak to either Karen Winder or Joanna McVeagh. We are looking for people to join the rota.

HARVEST SCARECROWS
Elmstone Hardwicke will be keeping their Harvest Celebrations on the weekend of 25th and 26th September. As in previous years there will be a scarecrow competition with scarecrows to be spotted out and about around the village! You are challenged to make a scarecrow – we’d like them to come from across the Team Ministry. Why not get together with a friend or even a church group to make one? If you’d like to enter, please contact the Team Office or David Williams

TEAM VISION DAY
In all the churches (except St Mary Magdalene) the fruits of those who attended the day on 26 June are on display.  Please take some time to look at them.  They are in two parts; firstly what we as a local church community are currently doing well.  Please add any you think have been missed.  Secondly ‘the dreams’ – what would we hope to be like in 5 years time?  Do use the post-it notes provided to add your own ‘dreams’.  These displays will remain up over the summer.  Please do take the time to look at them, pray about them and ask those who worked on them; the Churchwardens will be able to tell you who that was.  This is your opportunity to be involved in the process of forming our plans for the ministry and mission of our churches in North Cheltenham.
The PCC of St Mary Magdalene were unable to attend the Vision day and will meet separately on 23rd August to complete this part of the process.

THEFT there have recently been a number of cases of theft at All Saints’. Please do not leave items such as handbags unattended particularly whilst receiving communion. It is also recommended that if you are on any particular duty, to give your envelope to someone else to put in the plate rather than leaving it at the back before the service.
It is sad that this is occurring but we should all be aware and keep hold of personal items.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 19 July
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1945 Prestbury Ministry Team St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 20 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Bible Study St Lawrence’
 
Wednesday 21 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Capel Court
1400 Prestbury Fabric Ctte St Mary’s
1400 Funeral of Barrie Lewis All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas'
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
2010 Bereavement supporters St Mary’s
 
Thursday 22 July
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1530 Funeral of Joan Brown Crematorium
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1830 Friends of St Mary’s wine tasting     Finchcroft Lane
 
Friday 23 July
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 24 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 25 July        James the Apostle
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong & Benediction All Saints’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
Churches seeking to develop outreach to children.
Parents balancing employment and child care needs during the school summer holidays.
Those who enact and enforce legislation to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The work of Let the Children Live!

Those to be married in the Team:
Laura Szarko and James Gilder

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Frederick Leworthy,  Reginald Clews,  Elaine Clarke,  Joan Brown,  Barrie Lewis
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Michael,
Di, Mary, Roger

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
18 July     Emma Pearce, Minnie Pawling, Sarah Irving, Robert Taylor, Denise Fisher, Franklin Bishop, Kathleen Sinnett, Richard Hayward
19 July     Mary Hartley, Enid Birch, Grace Malvern, Michael Bucks priest, Mary Beatty
20 July     Kathleen Brownett, Eleanor Atkinson, Leslie Downer, Carole Walker, Don Woodley, David Orford, Bryan Waghorne
21 July     Mary Richmond, Audrey Morton, Marjory Morley
22 July     Alice Mills, Edward Harty, Phyllis Sumption, Gwen Waters, Eric Jordan, Marcie Collins
23 July     Sydney Hemming, Beryl Howe, Emily Gorman, Lincoln Brett
24 July     Matthew Gibb, Doris Newman, Nigel Lloyd

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Maureen, Marion

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
18 July     James Barnett
19 July     Fiona Williams
20 July     Carole Walker
22 July     Eileen Wheeler
23 July     Doris Crowther
24 July     Sr Constance Mary

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday until 14th August
Fr Daniel: Off duty until 24 July
Fr Stephen:      Monday
Fr David: Friday, Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 25 JULY 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm    Evening Prayer
All Saints’:   6.30pm    Choral Evensong + Benediction

VIGILANCE
We have been warned by the Diocese of an increase of theft of lead and slates from church buildings. Remember we do tell you if we plan to have work carried out so if you see anything suspicious do not intervene but please call the police. It is appropriate to dial 999 as they will decide whether to give it priority and it may enable them to move quickly enough to catch someone in the act. You do not have to be certain. Thank you for your vigilance. 

CHRISTIAN AID CO-ORDINATOR
We are looking for someone to co-ordinate the Christian Aid collection for the St Nicolas’ part of the parish.  The collection takes place each May.  Please speak to one of the Churchwardens if you think you are able to help with this.

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We will be celebrating this on Sunday 19 September with a Celebratory Service at 3pm followed by a birthday tea!  Please put the date in your diaries now.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
Are you willing to cut the grass at All Saints' 2 or 3 times a year ?   If you are please speak to either Karen Winder or Joanna McVeagh.  We are looking for people to join the rota.

THE BREAD & WINE AT ST MARY’S THIS WEEK is given by Angela Schofield in loving memory of her husband, Guy.

Our Diocese August Bulletin is now available in
St Mary’s and St Nicolas’  Please collect your copy.

MOTHERS' UNION -  Summer outing to Lichfield is on Tuesday, 27 July, leaving St Nicolas' Church at 9.30am
On Wednesday 28th July, Prestbury Mothers' Union members are invited to St Matthew's MU garden party in Shaw Green Lane from 10.30 - noon.  There will be a cake stall. Sylvia McKenzie 

HARVEST SCARECROWS
Elmstone Hardwicke will be keeping their Harvest Celebrations on the weekend of 25th and 26th September. As in previous years there will be a scarecrow competition with scarecrows to be spotted out and about around the village! You are challenged to make a scarecrow – we’d like them to come from across the Team Ministry. Why not get together with a friend or even a church group to make one? If you’d like to enter, please contact the Team Office or David Williams

TEAM VISION DAY
In all the churches (except St Mary Magdalene) the fruits of those who attended the day on 26 June are on display.  Please take some time to look at them.  They are in two parts; firstly what we as a local church community are currently doing well.  Please add any you think have been missed.  Secondly ‘the dreams’ – what would we hope to be like in 5 years time?  Do use the post-it notes provided to add your own ‘dreams’.  These displays will remain up over the summer.  Please do take the time to look at them, pray about them and ask those who worked on them; the Churchwardens will be able to tell you who that was.  This is your opportunity to be involved in the process of forming our plans for the ministry and mission of our churches in North Cheltenham.
The PCC of St Mary Magdalene were unable to attend the Vision day and will meet separately on 23rd August to complete this part of the process.

A VISIT TO THE CHELTENHAM SYNAGOGUE in St James' Square has been arranged for Tuesday 27 July at 7.00pm. Trish Downes  

SONGS OF PRAISE
Join us in St Mary Magdalene for a summer Songs of Praise at 6.30pm on Sunday 29th August. This will be the only evening service in the Team Ministry on that day and we hope to be joined by people from our sister churches. If you would like to tell us your favourite hymn we will try to include a popular selection. Please email the Team Office or ring 244373 or speak to Neil or Sarah Jones.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 26 July
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 27 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 28 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 29 July
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 30 July
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 31 July
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 1 August         TRINITY 9
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass + baptism All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist + baptism   St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: off duty until 14th August
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:     Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday pm
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
All who make pilgrimage to places of spiritual significance.
Retreat leaders and the work of retreat houses
For spiritual directors and directees.
The Quiet Gardens Trust

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Freya Rosalind Courts

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Frederick Leworthy, Reginald Clews, Elaine Clarke, Joan Brown, Barrie Lewis, Elizabeth Hale, Jack Parker
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Alan, Mike, Michael, Lotte

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
25 July    Kathleen Peckett, Kazik Urbanowski
26 July Edward Homer
27 July Thomas Hook, Kate Sharpe deaconess, Hester Bush, Ethel Sumption, Guy Schofield, Joan Griffin, Cyprian Rust priest, Joy Cozens, Wallace Shaw, Gladys Churchill
28 July Richard Boulton, Alfred Parker, Harry Evan Morgan, Norah Willoughby
29 July Charlotte Andrews, Maud Waker, Doris Newberry, Roland Helps, Clara Green, James Collier, Babs Newman, Elaine Barbero
30 July Marcus Atlay priest, Angela Yates, Mary Lehane
31 July Peter Catt, Anne Yorke, Ada Bradbury, Charles James, Stewart Williams, Richard Wood priest, Freda Robinson

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dennis, Dolores, Marion

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
26 July    Eve Beecham
27 July    Charles Sayer, Margaret Powell
28 July    Mavis Bowry
29 July    Emmie Wheeler
30 July    Sr Priscilla
31 July    Mabel Jones, Melinda Davis


NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 1 AUGUST 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm    Evening Prayer
All Saints’:   6.30pm    Evening Prayer

SUNDAY NOTICES
If you have a notice that you want read out in church on Sunday please try to let the Churchwardens know in advance (ideally by the Friday before), as there are often quite a lot of things they need to share. Please be aware that we cannot always comply with every request but always seek to serve as best we can. Fr Daniel 

DEAN OF GLOUCESTER
The Very Revd Nick Bury retires as Dean of Gloucester on 30 September, having been in the post for 13 years. There will be a farewell Eucharist in the Cathedral at 7.30 pm on 29 September to which all are welcome. Please pray for the panel of six who will make the appointment of the new Dean.

COUPLE SEEKING ACCOMMODATION DURING GREENBELT
Looking for a spare room for two first-time visitors to the Greenbelt Festival August 27-29 inclusive. We can afford to pay £20 a night for a room and hot shower (b&b not necessary). We can even bring a blow up mattress and bedding if you don't have a spare bed. We will be out for the duration of the four days, but we both hate camping!   We have our own transport and are self sufficient and quiet, but just looking for a little more comfort than canvas offers.
Please get in touch if you are able to offer anything.
Peace, Rebekah Canon (Rev)

WORLD PARTNERSHIP
Please pray for our Partner Diocese of Western Tanganyika during August as they seek a new bishop to lead them following the retirement of Bishop Gerard (many of you will have seen Bishop Gerard's wife who was part of the panel at St Nicolas' on World Partnership Sunday, 20 June). Also Canon Daniel Bugemwe, who is the Vicar General appointed for the period of the vacancy.

COFFEE MORNING AT ALL SAINTS’
On Saturday 7 August at 10.30am in All Saints' church. Homemade cakes, Fred's bread, gifts, books and plants will be for sale. Don't forget to get baking, making and saving now!

MOTHERS' UNION thanks to all who supported the recent trip to Lichfield. £65 has been sent to the little girl Purity who is supported monthly by the MU.
Marion Beagley

TEMPO VISIT - Tempo will be visiting Pershore by coach on Monday August 23.  Leaving All Saints' at1pm and returning at 6.30pm.  Tea at W.I. in Bredon.  Cost inclusive of travel and tea £10.  Everyone welcome.  If you would like to join us, please contact Peter Warwick

PRESTBURY CHURCH FETE  11 SEPT
Please start collecting now for the following stalls:
White Elephant, Toys & Games, Books, Plants, Bottle Tombola, Toiletries. There will be boxes in both churches from the end of August for collection of donations. Thank you!

SONGS OF PRAISE
Join us in St Mary Magdalene for a summer Songs of Praise at 6.30pm on Sunday 29 August. This will be the only evening service in the Team on that day and we hope to be joined by people from our sister churches. If you would like to tell us your favourite hymn we will try to include a popular selection. Please email the Team Office or ring 244373 or speak to Neil or Sarah Jones.

HARVEST SCARECROWS
Elmstone Hardwicke will be keeping their Harvest Celebrations on the weekend of 25 and 26 September. As in previous years there will be a scarecrow competition with scarecrows to be spotted out and about around the village! You are challenged to make a scarecrow – we’d like them to come from across the Team Ministry. Why not get together with a friend or even a church group to make one? If you’d like to enter, please contact the Team Office or David Williams

ST NICOLAS’ CHRISTIAN AID CO-ORDINATOR
We are looking for someone to co-ordinate the Christian Aid collection for the St Nicolas’ part of the parish.  The collection takes place each May.  Please speak to one of the Churchwardens if you think you are able to help with this.

WEST2EAST
Paul Hodges, who sang tenor at the recent Friends of St. Mary’s Soiree, is one of three cyclists riding 500 miles from Lands End to Broadstairs on 10-16 August to raise money for Malawi Christian Support to buy 500 mosquito nets as part of an international campaign to control malaria.  One child dies every 30 second of malaria in Africa yet a simple £3 mosquito net used at night could save them.  If you could sponsor just one net, full details are at the back of the church, at www.againstmalaria.com/west2east  or send a cheque to AMF, PO Box 62449, 33 Canada Square, London E14 1HH with the reference AM5935.   You can follow their journey on www.twitter.com/west2eastcycle . Lynda and Roger Hodges.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 2 August
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 3 August
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 4 August
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1400 Tempo service All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas
1800 Wedding rehearsal St Mary’s
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 5 August
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Wedding vows rehearsal St Nicolas’
 
Friday 6 August
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1330 Wedding St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 7 August
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Coffee morning All Saints’
1530 Renewal of wedding vows St Nicolas’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 8 August        TRINITY 10
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1530 Baptism St Mary’s
1830 Benediction St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Off duty
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:   Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday pm
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Liam Roberts,  Amelia Spicer,  Alysha Ewing,  Gabriel Bowden

Those to be married in the Team:
Daniel Vaughan & Victoria Harris,   Nicholas Perry & Gemma Ford

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Elizabeth Hale,  Jack Parker,  Gwendoline Hawker,  Violet Nichol
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Michael, Becky, Di, Mary, Roger, Lotte

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
1 Aug     Karl Smith, Sheila Beaumont, Kenneth Biston, Joan Forsythe
2 Aug  Mabel White, Ken Fowles, Desmond Wilks, Peter Brassey, Kenneth Breed,priest
3 Aug  Ellen Tuison, Joan Reeves, Albert Kessell, Gwendoline Chamberlayne, Harriet Barber
4 Aug  Sydney Haslum, Phyllis Winter
5 Aug  Harriet Davis, Nicholas Gosnell
6 Aug  Maurice Chamberlayne, Elizabeth Watson, Audrey Spencer-Jones
7 Aug  Ceinwen Clements, Dorothy James

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dolores, Marion

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
1 Aug     Ethel Habgood
2 Aug  Lee Michael Grant, Helen Yeo, H Davies
3 Aug  Ernest Timbrell
4 Aug  Ken Webb, Margaret Flavell
5 Aug  Albert Stevens, Hilda Williams

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 8 AUGUST 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     Benediction
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Evening Prayer

SUNDAY NOTICES
If you have a notice that you want read out in church on Sunday please try to let the Churchwardens know in advance (ideally by the Friday before), as there are often quite a lot of things they need to share. Please be aware that we cannot always comply with every request but always seek to serve as best we can.
Fr Daniel 

SIDMOUTH 2011
There will be a Team weekend away at Sidholme in Sidmouth from 23 to 25 September 2011.  The cost of accommodation ranges from £95 to £140; the cost of a coach will be extra.  If you would like to go, please complete one of the forms available at the back of church and return to a churchwarden, Team Office or member of the clergy.

DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER PARISH MAGAZINES is NEXT Sunday 15 August.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

DEAN OF GLOUCESTER
The Very Revd Nick Bury retires as Dean of Gloucester on 30 September, having been in the post for 13 years. There will be a farewell Eucharist in the Cathedral at 7.30 pm on 29 September to which all are welcome. Please pray for the panel of six who will make the appointment of the new Dean.

WORLD PARTNERSHIP
Please pray for our Partner Diocese of Western Tanganyika during August as they seek a new bishop to lead them following the retirement of Bishop Gerard (many of you will have seen Bishop Gerard's wife who was part of the panel at St Nicolas' on World Partnership Sunday, 20 June).  Also Canon Daniel Bugemwe, who is the Vicar General appointed for the period of the vacancy.

A DATE FOR THE DIARY
A Service to Celebrate the Scriptures, marking the 400th anniversary of the Authorized Version of the Bible, will take place in Gloucester Cathedral at 3 pm on Sunday 16 January 2011. All welcome.

TEMPO VISIT - Tempo will be visiting Pershore by coach on Monday August 23.  Leaving All Saints' at1pm and returning at 6.30pm.  Tea at W.I. in Bredon.  Cost inclusive of travel and tea £10.  Everyone welcome.  If you would like to join us, please contact Peter Warwick

PRESTBURY CHURCH FETE  11 SEPTEMBER
Please start collecting now for the following stalls:
White Elephant, Toys & Games, Books, Plants, Bottle Tombola, Toiletries. There will be boxes in both churches from the end of August for collection of donations. Thank you!

SONGS OF PRAISE
Join us in St Mary Magdalene for a summer Songs of Praise at 6.30pm on Sunday 29 August. This will be the only evening service in the Team on that day and we hope to be joined by people from our sister churches. If you would like to tell us your favourite hymn we will try to include a popular selection. Please email the Team Office or speak to Neil or Sarah Jones.

HARVEST SCARECROWS
Elmstone Hardwicke will be keeping their Harvest Celebrations on the weekend of 25 and 26 September. As in previous years there will be a scarecrow competition with scarecrows to be spotted out and about around the village! You are challenged to make a scarecrow – we’d like them to come from across the Team Ministry. Why not get together with a friend or even a church group to make one? If you’d like to enter, please contact the Team Office or David Williams

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We will be celebrating St Nicolas’ 40th Anniversary on Sunday 19 September with a Celebratory Eucharist at 3.00 pm followed by tea in the Church Hall. If you are in contact with former church members / associates please extend this invitation to them. It would help in our planning if you could inform us beforehand if you intend to bring or invite visitors.
Sue and Margaret

WEST2EAST
Paul Hodges is one of three cyclists riding 500 miles from Lands End to Broadstairs on 10.-16 August to raise money for Malawi Christian Support to buy 500 mosquito nets as part of an international campaign to control malaria. A simple £3 mosquito net used at night could save many children. If you could sponsor just one net, full details are at the back of the church, at www.againstmalaria.com/west2east  or send a cheque to AMF, PO Box 62449, 33 Canada Square, London E14 1H H with the reference AM5935.  
Lynda and Roger Hodges.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 9 August
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 10 August
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 11 August
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1400 Tempo service All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 12 August
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee    St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 13 August
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 14 August
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 15 August        BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Off duty
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen:   Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday pm
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS
The annual Three Choirs festival being held in Gloucester this week: welcome and hospitality among friend and stranger; space and time for a growing awareness of God; that people may experience healing; creativity and inspiration through the ministry of musicians

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Lennon James Moncrieff Walker,      Cassie Louise Walker

All who have died recently, especially . . .
Gwendoline Hawker,     Violet Nichol
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Michael, Becky, Di, Mary, Roger, Lotte, Lyn

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
8 Aug  Leslie Yorke, Hannah Wood, William Powell, Oliver Jenkins
9 Aug  Ian Hazlewood, priest
10 Aug     Emma Robinson, Mary Crofts, Evelyn Scott, Reg Viveash, Margery Ryland
11 Aug  Anne Ashmead, Walter Cox, Violet Mountjoy, Jeannette Carter, Dennis Coldicott, Florence Beardall, Vida Waters, Baby Christina Petinou, Baby Jessica Curtis
12 Aug  Ellen Bryant, Kate Buchanan, Florence Williams, Henry Thomas, Pamela Greenwood, Rita Boddy
13 Aug  Ada Pryer
14 Aug  Mother Mary Clare, Sisters of the Love of God, Rebecca Robinson, Florence Ellis, Norman Penney

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dolores, Marion

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
8 Aug  Ralph Hill
9 Aug  William Grove
10 Aug     Molly Greenwood, Vera Phipps
11 Aug  Colin Cutell, Kathleen Walker, Vida Waters
12 Aug  Ada Hargreaves, Brian Shepherd
13 Aug  Victoria Stevens
14 Aug  Jonathan Busson

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 15 AUGUST 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     6.30pm     Evening Prayer
All Saints’:    6.30pm     Evening Prayer

SIDMOUTH 2011
There will be a Team weekend away at Sidholme in Sidmouth from 23 to 25 September 2011. The cost of accommodation ranges from £95 to £140; the cost of a coach will be extra. If you would like to go, please complete one of the forms available at the back of church and return to a churchwarden, Team Office or member of the clergy.

DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER PARISH MAGAZINES is TODAY, Sunday 15 August.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

TEMPO meets at 2.30pm on Wednesday 18 August for a talk by Hilary Halsey called My Wartime Experiences as a Land Girl. All welcome.

ALPHA INTRODUCTION EVENING
An introduction to Alpha will be held at the Prestbury Hall (opposite the primary schools on Bouncers Lane) on Sunday 19 September, starting at 6pm. If you would like to help with this please speak to Fr Daniel (575649).  We will need a small team to set things up, welcome those who come, enjoy a meal and short talk, and to clear away afterwards.

RETURN FROM SABBATICAL
I am now back on duty after my  sabbatical. Thanks to so many for the way they you  taken on more responsibilities during this time and for your prayers for myself and the family over the last few months. It has been a fantastic time in many ways - God teaching, reminding and inspiring us.  I look forward to sharing about the time in the weeks ahead.
Andy Macauly

DEAN OF GLOUCESTER
The Very Revd Nick Bury retires as Dean of Gloucester on 30 September, having been in the post for 13 years. There will be a farewell Eucharist in the Cathedral at 7.30 pm on 29 September to which all are welcome. Please pray for the panel of six who will make the appointment of the new Dean.

WORLD PARTNERSHIP
Please pray for our Partner Diocese of Western Tanganyika during August as they seek a new bishop following the retirement of Bishop Gerard (part of the panel at St Nicolas' on World Partnership Sunday, 20 June). Also Canon Daniel Bugemwe, who is the Vicar General appointed for the period of the vacancy.

THE BREAD AND WINE AT ST NICOLAS’ this week is given in loving memory of Philip Godden by Marion, Iain and Paul.

TEMPO VISIT - Tempo will be visiting Pershore by coach on Monday August 23.  Leaving All Saints' at 1pm and returning at 6.30pm.  Tea at W.I. in Bredon.  Cost inclusive of travel and tea £10.  Everyone welcome.  If you would like to join us, please contact Peter Warwick

SONGS OF PRAISE
Join us in St Mary Magdalene for a summer Songs of Praise at 6.30pm on Sunday 29 August. This will be the only evening service in the Team on that day and we hope to be joined by people from our sister churches. If you would like to tell us your favourite hymn we will try to include a popular selection. Please email the Team Office  or speak to Neil or Sarah Jones.

PRESTBURY CHURCH FETE  11 SEPTEMBER
Please start collecting now for the following stalls:
White Elephant, Toys & Games, Books, Plants, Bottle Tombola, Toiletries. There will be boxes in both churches from the end of August for collection of donations. Thank you!

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We will be celebrating St Nicolas’ 40th Anniversary on Sunday 19 September with a Celebratory Eucharist at 3.00 pm followed by tea in the Church Hall. If you are in contact with former church members / associates please extend this invitation to them. It would help in our planning if you could inform us beforehand if you intend to bring or invite visitors.
If you are able to contribute a plate of finger food, either savoury or sweet, please sign the list in the foyer. Sue and Margaret

HARVEST SCARECROWS
Elmstone Hardwicke will be keeping their Harvest Celebrations on the weekend of 25 and 26 September. As in previous years there will be a scarecrow competition with scarecrows to be spotted out and about around the village! You are challenged to make a scarecrow – we’d like them to come from across the Team Ministry. Why not get together with a friend or even a church group to make one? If you’d like to enter, please contact the Team Office or David Williams
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 16 August
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 17 August
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 18 August
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Capel Court
1430 Tempo All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 19 August
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee     St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Friday 20 August
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 21 August
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 22 August        TRINITY 12
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1530 Baptisms St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Off duty from Monday
Fr David: Off duty from Friday
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat
Andy Macauly: Friday & Saturday

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Team Weekly Prayer Focus
The ongoing work of Christian Aid in Haiti: those providing assistance, practical and spiritual, to the survivors of the earthquake.

All who have died recently and those who mourn their deaths

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Michael, Becky, Di, Mary, Roger, Lotte, Lyn

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
15 Aug    Edgar Emms, Philip Godden
16 Aug    Annie Gale, Gladys Payne, Mary Stubbs, Grace Anne Williams
17 Aug    Mabel Parker, Geraldine Mortimer, Muriel Robertshaw, Evelyn Harvey, Frank Hawkins, Mary Hilsden, Anne Smith, Derek Harbour
18 Aug    Cyril Baghot de la Bere, Mary Bird, Norman Matthews, Gerald Padgett
19 Aug    Charles Birch, Edwards Neil, Ormuz Gray priest, Margery Evans
20 Aug    Dorothy Pringle, Edward Preece, Phyllis Price, Clarice Brislin, Jean Smith, Joyce Wilkinson, Gladys Cole
21 Aug    George Gibbons, John Hope-Simpson, Eric Kemp priest, Josephine Williams, Eileen Jones

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dolores, Marion

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
15 Aug    Zona Thompson
16 Aug    Victor Grant
17 Aug    Alan Marsh, Barbara Timbrell
19 Aug    George Moyle

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 22 AUGUST 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:    6.30pm    Evening Prayer
All Saints’:   6.30pm    Evening Prayer

SIDMOUTH 2011
There will be a Team weekend away at Sidholme in Sidmouth from 23 to 25 September 2011. The cost of accommodation ranges from £95 to £140; the cost of a coach will be extra. If you would like to go, please complete one of the forms available at the back of church and return to a churchwarden, Team Office or member of the clergy. Please make your deposit cheques (£10 per person please) payable to ‘Prestbury PCC’.

GREENBELT FESTIVAL
The Greenbelt Festival will be taking place at the Racecourse next weekend (27 – 30 August). Discounted tickets are available on the gate for people living in the GL51 and GL52 postcode areas.

ALPHA INTRODUCTION EVENING
An introduction to Alpha will be held at the Prestbury Hall (opposite the primary schools on Bouncers Lane) on Sunday 19 September, starting at 6pm. If you would like to help with this please speak to Fr Daniel (575649). We will need a small team to set things up, welcome those who come, enjoy a meal and short talk, and to clear away afterwards.

RETURN FROM SABBATICAL
I am now back on duty after my sabbatical. Thanks to so many for the way they you taken on more responsibilities during this time and for your prayers for myself and the family over the last few months. It has been a fantastic time in many ways - God teaching, reminding and inspiring us.  I look forward to sharing about the time in the weeks ahead.
Andy Macauly

DEAN OF GLOUCESTER
The Very Revd Nick Bury retires as Dean of Gloucester on 30 September, having been in the post for 13 years. There will be a farewell Eucharist in the Cathedral at 7.30 pm on 29 September to which all are welcome. Please pray for the panel of six who will make the appointment of the new Dean.

THE BREAD & WINE AT ST MARY’S THIS WEEK is given by Barbara Lyle in loving memory of her dear Bob,

SONGS OF PRAISE
Join us in St Mary Magdalene for a summer Songs of Praise at 6.30pm next Sunday, 29 August. This will be the only evening service in the Team on that day and we hope to be joined by people from our sister churches.

PRESTBURY PCC
Reports and items for the next meeting to the Secretary by Tuesday 7 September please.

HISTORY OF ST NICOLAS’
We have compiled a book about St Nicolas’ church from 1930 – 1970. It will be on sale, at £3.70, at St Nic’s after coffee, or please ring Paddy Spurgeon or Joan Bell. Profits will go to the St Nicolas’ Fabric Fund.

ST MARY'S CLEANING ROTA
The new rota is now displayed in the porch. Please check for your turn. If you need a key to access the kitchen when it is your turn to clean please contact Rosie Dodd.
The number of volunteers has slowly reduced over the years, so if you could spare a couple of hours a few times a year to help with the cleaning please speak to Rosie.

COFFEE MORNING AT ALL SAINTS’
There will be a Coffee Morning at All Saints’ from 10.30 on Saturday 5 September in aid of The Children’s Society. All welcome.

PRESTBURY CHURCH FETE  11 SEPTEMBER
Please start collecting now for the following stalls:
White Elephant, Toys & Games, Books, Plants, Bottle Tombola, Toiletries. There will be boxes in both churches from the end of August for collection of donations. Thank you!
Plant Stall
Any plants you can donate may be dropped off at our house most evenings and at the weekends, or on the morning of the fete at the Scout Field We can pick up larger items locally if required. Thank you! Jon and Liz Bennett

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We will be celebrating St Nicolas’ 40th Anniversary on Sunday 19 September with a Celebratory Eucharist at 3.00 pm followed by tea in the Church Hall. If you are in contact with former church members / associates please extend this invitation to them. It would help in our planning if you could inform us beforehand if you intend to bring or invite visitors.
If you are able to contribute a plate of finger food, either savoury or sweet, please sign the list in the foyer. Sue and Margaret

HARVEST SCARECROWS
Elmstone Hardwicke will be keeping their Harvest Celebrations on the weekend of 25 and 26 September. As in previous years there will be a scarecrow competition with scarecrows t around the village! You are challenged to make a scarecrow – we’d like them to come from across the Team Ministry. Why not get together with a friend or even a church group to make one? If you’d like to enter, please contact the Team Office or David Williams

 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 23 August
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 24 August         St Bartholomew
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 25 August
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 26 August
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 11+ barbecue Whitethorn Drive
 
Friday 27 August
Greenbelt Festival
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 28 August
Greenbelt Festival
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 29 August         TRINITY 13
Greenbelt Festival
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1830 NO EVENING SERVICE St Mary’s
1830 NO EVENING SERVICE All Saints’
1830 Combined Team Songs of Praise    St Mary Magdalene, Elmstone Hardwicke

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday pm
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Off duty
Fr David: Off duty
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat
Andy Macauly:     Friday & Saturday

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Team Weekly Prayer Focus
All who use our busy roads – for courtesy and patience – holiday makers – refreshment and renewal – an ability to hold together the outward and the inward – fresh meetings and reunions.

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Ava Mitchell,   Thomas, Dillon, Freya & Evelyn Harman,   Sofia Griffin,   Albert Parry,   Annabelle Blackbird

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Liz, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, Enid, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Michael, Becky, Di, Roger, Lotte, Lyn

All who have died recently:
Win Goyne
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
22 Aug    Arthur Bell, Raymond Bird
23 Aug    George Glover
24 Aug    Ernest Parker, Nellie Wheeler, Bob Lyle
25 Aug    Eliza Silk, Rose Benham, Evelyn Taylor, Gwen Savill
26 Aug    Sam Hooper, Richard Parker, Kathleen Pentland, Tony Waspe
27 Aug    Winifred Webb, Gladys Bye, Dorothy Molloy, Martin Bennett (his birthday)
28 Aug    Elva Mulgrew, Clifford Kedward

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dolores, Marion, Natasha

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
23 Aug    Muriel Bisby
26 Aug    Alice Davis

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 29 AUGUST 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:                    NO SERVICE
All Saints’:                   NO SERVICE
Elmstone Hardwicke: 6.30pm       Songs of Praise

SONGS OF PRAISE
Join us in St Mary Magdalene for a summer Songs of Praise at 6.30pm today, 29 August. All welcome!
This will be the only evening service in the Team today.

SIDMOUTH 2011
There will be a Team weekend away at Sidholme in Sidmouth from 23 to 25 September 2011. The cost of accommodation ranges from £95 to £140; the cost of a coach will be extra. If you would like to go, please complete one of the forms available at the back of church and return to a churchwarden, Team Office or member of the clergy. Please make your deposit cheques (£10 per person please) payable to ‘Prestbury PCC’.

GREENBELT FESTIVAL
The Greenbelt Festival will be taking place at the Racecourse this weekend (27 – 30 August).  Discounted tickets are available on the gate for people living in the GL51 and GL52 postcode areas.

ALPHA INTRODUCTION EVENING
An introduction to Alpha will be held at the Prestbury Hall (opposite the primary schools on Bouncers Lane) on Sunday 19 September, starting at 6pm. If you would like to help with this please speak to Fr Daniel (575649). We will need a small team to set things up, welcome those who come, enjoy a meal and short talk, and to clear away afterwards.

YOUTH WORK – BACK IN ACTION
Youth groups restart from Sunday 5 September. New members are always welcome. Elevate – a fun and active way of exploring faith and life together is now open to all those in Year 6 – Year 8. The group now starts at the new time of 5.30pm on Sunday evenings. For information about Elevate or any of our other groups please contact Andy Macauly (520534)

PAKISTAN APPEAL
The combined total raised by St Nicolas’ and St Mary’s was £665. Thank you!

FOND FAREWELL
Sadly we say farewell today to Fred and Dolores Habgood who will shortly be moving to Florida.  We thank them for all that they have contributed through their membership of All Saints’ over the years and assure them of our continuing prayers for them both.

ST MARY'S PATRONAL 5 SEPTEMBER
This year our guest preacher at St Mary's Parish Eucharist (11am) will be Br Nicholas Alan, SSF, the Guardian of the Monastery of St Mary-at-the-Cross, Glasshampton (Worcs).  He will be speaking on the subject of "Mary and Prayer".

PRESTBURY PCC
Reports and items for the next meeting to the Secretary by Tuesday 7 September please.

HISTORY OF ST NICOLAS’
We have compiled a book about St Nicolas’ church from 1930 – 1970.  It will be on sale, at £3.70, at St Nic’s after coffee, or please ring Paddy Spurgeon  or Joan Bell.  Profits will go to the St Nicolas’ Fabric Fund.

COFFEE MORNING AT ALL SAINTS’
There will be a Coffee Morning at All Saints’ from 10.30 on Saturday 5 September in aid of The Children’s Society. All welcome.

EUCHARIST WITH A DIFFERENCE ON "BACK TO CHURCH" SUNDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER
There will be a planning meeting for this at the Vicarage, Tatchley Lane on Tuesday 7 September at 7.30pm.  Please come along if you would like to help to plan and prepare this service.

CAN WE DOUBLE THE CONGREGATION IN A DAY?
Join us for "Unlocking the Growth" - an Education and Nurture event in St Nicolas' at 7.30pm on Thursday 9 September. Presentation, discussion and refreshments.

PRESTBURY CHURCH FETE 11 SEPTEMBER
Please start collecting now for the following stalls:
White Elephant, Toys & Games, Books, Plants, Bottle Tombola, Toiletries. There will be boxes in both churches from the end of August for collection of donations. Thank you!
Plant Stall
Any plants you can donate may be dropped off at our house most evenings and at the weekends, or on the morning of the fete at the Scout Field.  We can pick up larger items locally if required.  Thank you! Jon and Liz Bennett
Cake Stall
Mavis and Sylvia would be glad of cakes for their stall - please deliver to the Brick/McKenzie households or to the Scout Field at 12.30pm.  Grateful thanks.

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We will be celebrating St Nicolas’ 40th Anniversary on Sunday 19 September with a Celebratory Eucharist at 3.00 pm at which the guest preacher will be Fr Stephen Gregory, followed by tea in the Church Hall.  If you are in contact with former church members / associates please extend this invitation to them.  It would help in our planning if you could inform us beforehand if you intend to bring or invite visitors.
If you are able to contribute a plate of finger food, either savoury or sweet, please sign the list in the foyer. Sue and Margaret
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 30 August
Team office closed
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
No Evening Prayer today
 
Tuesday 31 August
Team office closed
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 1 September
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Football friendly Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
2010 Bereavement Supporters St Mary’s
 
Thursday 2 September
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Wedding rehearsal All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 PPY Team meeting St Nicolas’
1930 NCC FC first aid training St Nicolas’
 
Friday 3 September
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Mass All Saints’
1130 Funeral of Beryl Douglas St Mary’s
1200 Wedding All Saints’
1530 Burial of ashes St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 4 September
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Coffee Morning All Saints’
1200 Wedding All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 5 September        TRINITY 14       BIRTH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Patronal Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1530 Baptisms St Mary’s
1630 Baptism St Mary’s
1730 Elevate (Y6-8), St Nicolas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer All Saints'
1730 Synergy (Y9+), St Nicolas’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Team Weekly Prayer Focus
The organisers, speakers and those attending the Greenbelt Festival this weekend; continuing guidance and encouragement for those who organise Songs of Praise at Elmstone Hardwicke; those who are seeking work, especially the young and newly qualified.

Those to be married in the Team:
Timothy Ferkin & Carine Geoffroy,
and elsewhere
Guy Taylor and Sam Ramgoolam getting married at St Isan's in Llanishen, Cardiff

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Henry, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Michael, Becky, Di, Roger, Lotte, Lyn

All who have died recently, especially:
Win Goyne, Beryl Douglas
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
30 Aug    Sarah Knight, Brian Harrison, George Parkinson, Roy Southwood
31 Aug Susan Wilcox, Jean Dowdeswell, Ian Brooks, Dorothy Warden
1 Sept Evelyn Taylor, Douglas Packer
2 Sept Alice Wood, Samuel Wilcox, Valda Newton, Raymond Barrett, priest, Joan Dimond
3 Sept Harry Cheales, priest, James Winterbourne, Geoff Iles

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dolores, Marion, Natasha

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
2 Sept   Myrtle Muraszkas
3 Sept Arthur Osborne
4 Sept Harold Griffiths

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Off duty
Fr David: Off duty
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat
Andy Macauly:  Monday & Friday

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 5 SEPTEMBER 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     18:30    Evening Prayer
All Saints’:    18:30    Choral Evensong

YOUTH & CHILDREN’S WORKERS’ COMMISSIONING
Within the main Sunday morning services next week there will be a short act of commissioning for all those involved in working with children and young people (0-21), whether voluntary or paid, within the church, education or other group settings. Please do join us as we recognize before God this vital area of service.

SIDMOUTH 2011
There will be a Team weekend away at Sidholme in Sidmouth from 23 to 25 September 2011.  The cost of accommodation ranges from £95 to £140; the cost of a coach will be extra.  If you would like to go, please complete one of the forms available at the back of church and return to a churchwarden, Team Office or member of the clergy.  Please make your deposit cheques (£10 per person please) payable to ‘Prestbury PCC’.

ALPHA INTRODUCTION EVENING
Invitations to this informal dinner are now available.  Please pick one up from church if there is someone you would like to invite.

SYNAGOGUE VISIT
Did you miss the last very successful visit?  A second visit has been arranged for Tuesday 21 September at 7pm.  Please let (700128) know if you would like to attend.

THE POPE'S VISIT
St Gregory's RC Church is organising two opportunities to take part in the Pope's visit to the UK:
Saturday 18 September - Hyde Park Vigil
There will be a coach from St Gregory’s leaving at 9am. The return cost is £15 per person. To book a seat on the coach please contact Heather Sheridan heathergiftaid@googlemail.com  or on 01242 523737 by Monday 6 September. The coach will leave Hyde Park at 9.15pm, arriving back at St Gregory’s at approximately midnight. These times will be confirmed nearer the time.
Sunday 19 September – Cofton Park Beatification Mass
Two coaches will be leaving St Gregory’s at 6am and will depart from Cofton Park at 3.30pm to arrive back at St Gregory's at approximately 4.45pm
Please be aware there are waiting lists for both of these events.
www.thepapalvisit.org.uk

WELCOME TO ST MARY’S
The guest preacher at St Mary's Patronal Eucharist (11am) will be Br Nicholas Alan, SSF, the Guardian of the Monastery of St Mary-at-the-Cross, Glasshampton (Worcs). He will be speaking on the subject of "Mary and Prayer".

FRIDAY 9.30AM MASS AT ALL SAINTS’
For the time being there will not be a Mass at 9.30am on Fridays in All Saints.  The provision of this service will be discussed by the PCC at its next meeting later this month.  Please speak to a Churchwarden or PCC member if you have any comments to make about this matter.

CAN WE DOUBLE THE CONGREGATION IN A DAY?
Join us for "Unlocking the Growth" - an Education and Nurture event in St Nicolas' at 7.30pm on Thursday 9 September. Presentation, discussion and refreshments.

PRESTBURY CHURCH FETE 11 SEPTEMBER
Please start collecting now for the following stalls:
White Elephant, Toys & Games, Books, Plants, Bottle Tombola, Toiletries. There will be boxes in both churches from the end of August for collection of donations. Thank you!
Plant Stall
Any plants you can donate may be dropped off at our house, 22 Court Rd, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 5BJ, most evenings and at the weekends, or on the morning of the fete at the Scout Field We can pick up larger items locally if required. Thank you! Jon and Liz Bennett
Cake Stall
Mavis and Sylvia would be glad of cakes, savouries, jams and pickles for their stall - please deliver to the Brick/McKenzie households or to the Scout Field at 12.30pm.  Grateful thanks.
Help with teas is needed, please. Please contact Margaret Holman

ST MARY’S 11AM COFFEE ROTA
A new rota is now available. Please check for your turn. We would warmly welcome any new volunteers to join the rota - please contact Margaret Holman

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
We will be celebrating St Nicolas’ 40th Anniversary on Sunday 19 September with a Celebratory Eucharist at 3.00 pm at which the guest preacher will be Fr Stephen Gregory, followed by tea in the Church Hall.  All welcome!

CHADS presents 'Autumn Follies' on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October in Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane at 7pm.  Tickets £5 to include wine and cheese and all proceeds to Let the Children Live!

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 6 September
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Elmstone Hardwicke PCC The Rectory
 
Tuesday 7 September
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1200 Funeral of Henry Morris St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 8 September
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1930 Unlocking the Growth St Nicolas’
 
Thursday 9 September
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
 
Friday 10 September
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
1500 Wedding St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 11 September
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Football v Cirencester Prestbury playing field
1400 Parish Fete Scout Field, The Burgage
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 12 September       TRINITY 15
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass & baptism All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist & baptism     St Mary’s
1730 Elevate (Y6-8), St Nicolas’
1530 Baptism St Mary’s
1830 Benediction St Mary’s
1830 Evening Prayer All Saints'
1700 Synergy (Y9+), St Nicolas’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat
Andy Macauly: Friday

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Team Weekly Prayer Focus
Schools returning this week. Children and students moving to new schools or colleges. Urban Priority Area parishes especially here in Cheltenham

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Phoebe Morrison,  Annie Lacey,   Isobel Holder,   Amelia Hunter
Those to be married in the Team:
Timothy Ferkin & Carine Geoffroy

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:

Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Peter, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Roger, Rose, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Michael, Becky, Di, Roger, Lyn

All who have died recently, especially:
Beryl Douglas,  Henry Morris,  Thomas Jones,  Irene McVeagh
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
5 Sept  Benjamin Webster, Edith East, Sarah Pearce, Steven Smith, Tony Vine
6 Sept    Percival Hamblin, Dorothy Phillips, Edie Bate, Wendy Burling Les Goddard
7 Sept    Dorothy Sabin, Joyce Greenwood, James Winter, Dolly Twinning
8 Sept    Dorothy Fieldhouse, Eileen Twist, Denis Mansfield
9 Sept    Stephen Pamphilon, Dorothy Norville, Simon Morris, Frederick Betteridge, Mary Ann Hadwick, Leslie Rudman, Eric Dickson, Violet Holder, Marion Rose
10 Sept    Edwin Yeo, Alfred Martin, Joan Goddard, Katherine Clerehugh, Nicholas Rose
11 Sept    Edith Whitaker, Joan Tredgold, Phyllis Hancock, Jackie Adams, Barbara Phillips

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:

Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dolores, Marion

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
5 Sept    Doris Jenkins, Geoff Silsby
6 Sept    Jack Moore
7 Sept    Frederick Sherrard
8 Sept    Emily Kers
9 Sept    Cyril Lewis, Violet Holder
10 Sept    Katherine Clerhugh
11 Sept    Keira Lowicki

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 12 SEPTEMBER 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:     Benediction
All Saints’:    Choral Evensong

MAGAZINE DEADLINES
October magazine deadline is TODAY 12 September.  Send copy in an envelope clearly marked 'Parish Magazine' to Frances Murton  (for Prestbury Magazine) or email ; or Tim Winder (for All Saints' Magazine) or email .  If you want it in both magazines please send to both editors.

SIDMOUTH 2011
There will be a Team weekend away at Sidholme in Sidmouth from 23 to 25 September 2011. The cost of accommodation ranges from £95 to £140; the cost of a coach will be extra. If you would like to go, please complete one of the forms available at the back of church and return to a churchwarden, Team Office or member of the clergy. Please make your deposit cheques (£10 per person please) payable to ‘Prestbury PCC’.

ALPHA INTRODUCTION EVENING
Invitations to this informal dinner are now available. Please pick one up from church if there is someone you would like to invite.

SYNAGOGUE VISIT
Did you miss the last very successful visit? A second visit has been arranged for Tuesday 21 September at 7pm. Please let (700128) know if you would like to attend.

YOUTH WORK – BACK IN ACTION
Youth groups have restarted. New members are always welcome. Elevate – a fun and active way of exploring faith and life together is now open to all those in Year 6 – Year 8. The group now starts at the new time of 5.30pm on Sunday evenings. For information about Elevate or any of our other groups please contact Andy Macauly (520534)

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
All are very welcome to join us for the Celebratory Eucharist at 3pm next Sunday, 19 September at which the guest preacher will be Fr Stephen Gregory.  The service will be followed by tea and some entertainment in the Church Hall.  There will be services in the morning at the normal times across the Team Ministry.  There will a Said Eucharist in St Nicolas’ at 9.30am for those who are not able to attend in the afternoon.  If you receive communion at one of the services in the morning, it is quite acceptable to do so again in the afternoon.

TEMPO meets at 2.30pm on Wednesday 15 September for a talk by Celia Hargreaves called My Sahara Marathon. All welcome.

ST MARY’S CAKE STALL
There will be a cake stall next Sunday after the 11am service, when offerings from team N-Z will be on sale, Please support!

FRIDAY 9.30AM MASS AT ALL SAINTS’
For the time being there will not be a Mass at 9.30am on Fridays in All Saints.  The provision of this service will be discussed by the PCC at its next meeting later this month.  Please speak to a Churchwarden or PCC member if you have any comments to make about this matter.

CONCERT IN ALL SAINTS’
Saturday 18 September in All Saints' Church at 7.30pm Bargain Cash-Crisis-Price-Concert!!
John McElroy performs on the Grand Organ of All Saints'. Only £5! Refreshments following, and a chance to talk to the performer. Come along-support us-bring a friend!

FLOWER ARRANGING
There will be a flower-arranging demonstration at St Nicolas’ church on Thursday 30 September at 7.30pm. Admission free. Coffee and biscuits. Retiring collection for Let the Children Live!.

ST MARY’S 11AM COFFEE ROTA
A new rota is now available. Please check for your turn. We would warmly welcome any new volunteers to join the rota - please contact Margaret Holman.

CHADS presents 'Autumn Follies' on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October in Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane at 7pm.  Tickets £5 to include wine and cheese and all proceeds to Let the Children Live!.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 13 September
0900      Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 14 September        Holy Cross
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 15 September
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1430 Tempo All Saints’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Football training Prestbury playing field
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 16 September        Ss Cornelius & Cyprian
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
1930 Prestbury PCC St Nicolas’
 
Friday 17 September
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 18 September
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Burial of ashes St Mary’s
1030 Football v Cheltenham Trinity Prestbury playing field
1430 Wedding St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
 
Sunday 19 September       TRINITY 16
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Said Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1500 40th Anniversary Eucharist St Nicolas’
1530 Baptism St Mary’s
1730 Elevate (Y6-8) & Synergy (Y9+), St Nicolas’
1830 NO SERVICE
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Paul: Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat
Andy Macauly:    Friday

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Team Weekly Prayer Focus
Justice and Peace in all the world.
All who suffer psychological distress; those in deep sorrow.

Those to be baptised in the Team:
Hannah Brisland, Isabella Johnson, Archie Watts,
Gabrielle Wallace

Those to be married in the Team:
Sanju Matthew & Francesca Annesley
Also Justine Moles & Rob Rattray to be married in Brighton on September 18.

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Rose, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Michael, Becky, Di, Roger, Lyn, Samuel

All who have died recently, especially:
Henry Morris, Thomas Jones, Irene McVeagh, Pamela Spears, Ollie, Roger Pope
 . . . and those who mourn their deaths

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
12 Sept    Louisa Baylis
13 Sept Margaret Walford, Elsie Lawrence
14 Sept Richard Cleaver, Nen Smart, Peter Wright
15 Sept Margaret Buchanan, John Harrison, Edwin Robinson, Leslie Cowley, George Parker
16 Sept Marjorie Daubeny, James Foot
18 Sept Irene Ayres

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dolores, Marion, Fr Tim, Vivien

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
12 Sept   Geoff Silsby
13 Sept Eddie Kaminski
14 Sept Heather Beddow
15 Sept Henryk Chocieswynski
16 Sept Henry Stevens
18 Sept Sr Winifred, Reginald Adams

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 19 SEPTEMBER 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:      NO SERVICE
All Saints’:     Choral Evensong

ALPHA INTRODUCTION EVENING   TODAY (19 SEPTEMBER)
This will now take place at the Vicarage, Tatchley Lane, Prestbury GL52 3DQ at the same time, (arrive 6pm for 6.30pm meal). Please keep praying for those who are coming.

BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY is nearly here! Please keep praying for those you are hoping to invite next week. At St Mary's and St Nicolas' this will coincide with  Eucharist with a Difference (26 September).
Please note the readings at St Mary's EWD will be printed on the service sheet and are different from those on the readers' rota: Acts 8: 25-39 ; John 1: 35-43

SIDMOUTH 2011
There will be a Team weekend away at Sidholme in Sidmouth from 23 to 25 September 2011. The cost of accommodation ranges from £95 to £140; the cost of a coach will be extra. If you would like to go, please complete one of the forms available at the back of church and return to a churchwarden, Team Office or member of the clergy. Please make your deposit cheques (£10 per person please) payable to ‘Prestbury PCC’.

SYNAGOGUE VISIT
Did you miss the last very successful visit?  A second visit has been arranged for Tuesday 21 September at 7pm.  Please let (700128) know if you would like to attend.

THE BREAD & WINE AT ST NICOLAS’ this week is given in loving memory of Les Cowley by Enid, Elaine and Ian.

ST NICOLAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
All are very welcome to join us for the Celebratory Eucharist at 3pm today at which the guest preacher will be Fr Stephen Gregory.  The service will be followed by tea and some entertainment in the Church Hall.  There will be services in the morning at the normal times across the Team Ministry. If you receive communion at one of the services in the morning, it is quite acceptable to do so again in the afternoon.

THANKS!
Thank you to all those who were involved in the Prestbury Parish Fete last Saturday.  It was a fabulous afternoon with tremendous support from so many people and a real sense of ‘the church’ connecting with its local community. Special mention to David Lyle and the North Cheltenham Churches football team who had erected the tents by 9am on Saturday and then stayed to man the Pig Roast in the afternoon.  We raised £2,100 for church funds!

ELMSTONE HARDWICKE HARVEST WEEKEND
Elmstone Hardwicke will be keeping their Harvest Celebrations next weekend, 25 and 26 September. The scarecrows are back! There is music, dog agility and Scottish country dancing, stalls, church records and displays. Sacred Spots in church every hour on the hour, and special services on Sunday. Places for the Harvest Supper on Saturday evening must be booked by Monday 20 September with David Williams (680277). Tickets are £10, £5 for ½ size portion.

FRIDAY 9.30AM MASS AT ALL SAINTS’
For the time being there will not be a Mass at 9.30am on Fridays in All Saints.  The provision of this service will be discussed by the PCC at its next meeting later this month.  Please speak to a Churchwarden or PCC member if you have any comments to make about this matter.

FLOWER ARRANGING
There will be a flower-arranging demonstration at St Nicolas’ church on Thursday 30 September at 7.30pm. Admission free. Coffee and biscuits. Retiring collection for Let the Children Live!

ST MARY’S 11AM COFFEE ROTA
A new rota is now available. Please check for your turn. We would warmly welcome any new volunteers to join the rota - please contact Margaret Holman

CHADS presents 'Autumn Follies' on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October in Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane at 7pm.  Tickets £5 to include wine and cheese and all proceeds to Let the Children Live!

CHARITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
An afternoon of popular classics in Cheltenham Town Hall at 3pm, today, Sunday 19 September with the Cantilena Orchestra and children’s choir and dancers. All profits shared between British Heart Foundation and National Eczema Society. Tickets on the door, £10 and £3.
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 20 September
0900    Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1945 LMT St Nioclas’
 
Tuesday 21 September
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 22 September
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1930 PPY Executive St Arvan’s Court
 
Thursday 23 September
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1000 Deanery Chapter St Nicolas’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
1930 All Saints’ PCC All Saints’
 
Friday 24 September
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 25 September
Elmstone Hardwicke Harvest Weekend
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Football v Cheltenham Trinity Newlands
1615 Visiting ringers St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Holst Birthday Concert All Saints’
 
Sunday 26 September        BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist with a Difference St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Eucharist with a Difference St Mary’s
1530 Baptism St Mary’s
1530 Baptism St Nicolas’
1730 Elevate (Y6-8) St Nicolas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints'
1900 Synergy (Y9+) St Nicolas’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Team Weekly Prayer Focus
All who serve in the Fire, Police and Ambulance Services.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and those who make pilgrimage there.

Those being baptised in the Team today:
Jessica, Harry & Lilly Poole

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Rose, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Michael, Becky, Di, Roger, Lyn, Samuel

All who have died recently, especially:
Pamela Spears, Ollie, Roger Pope, Joyce Isaac
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
19 Sept    Evelyn Walker
20 Sept Frederick Harper, Thomas Pendry, Frank Pendry, George Purvey, Dorothy Wright, Rosemary Morris
21 Sept Florence Barber
22 Sept George Horne, Beatrice Midwood, Kathleen Daynes, Thomas Whitehead, Margaret Benton
23 Sept Molly Fulwell, Lily Parkinson, Joanne Davis
24 Sept Gwendoline Noel, Nancy Forrester, Donald Simmonds
25 Sept Diana Hill, Francis Elkins, Robert Freydanck

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dolores, Marion, Fr Tim, Vivien, Natasha

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
20 Sept    Frederick Sherrard, Wallace Davis
21 Sept Brenda Favell

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Friday & Saturday pm
Fr Paul: Off duty
Andy Macauly:  Friday

NOTICES FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 26 SEPTEMBER 2010

THIS EVENING’S SERVICES
St Mary’s:      Evening Prayer
All Saints’:     Benediction

ALPHA COURSE STARTS WEDNESDAY
Thank you for your continued prayers for our Alpha Course, which starts next Wednesday at the Vicarage. We have one group this time, about 8 people taking part.

SIDMOUTH 2011
There will be a Team weekend away at Sidholme in Sidmouth from 23 to 25 September 2011. The cost of accommodation ranges from £95 to £140; the cost of a coach will be extra. If you would like to go, please complete one of the forms available at the back of church and return to a churchwarden, Team Office or member of the clergy. Please make your deposit cheques (£10 per person please) payable to ‘Prestbury PCC’.

WE SEND OUR LOVE, PRAYERS AND CONGRATULATIONS to Canon Pickthorne who celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Wednesday 29th September.

MOTHERS' UNION meets on Tuesday 28 September at 7.30pm at St Nicolas' Church, when the speaker will be Paddy Spurgeon on the subject of 'My French Friends'.  All very welcome.
Sylvia McKenzie, Branch Leader.

CELEBRATE! LEADERS
The next meeting is on Wednesday 29 September at 7.00pm at Bowbridge Lane.

FLOWER ARRANGING
There will be a flower-arranging demonstration at St Nicolas’ church on Thursday 30 September at 7.30pm. Admission free. Coffee and biscuits. Retiring collection for Let the Children Live!

COFFEE MORNING
Saturday 2 October 1030am to 12 noon in All Saints’ Church : You are warmly invited to our Coffee Morning in aid of the Churches Conservation Trust (50%) and church funds (50%). Coffee and Biscuits £1. Bring & Buy stall, Book stall.
The Churches Conservation Trust was previously the Historic Churches Preservation Trust, which helped with a generous grant when we had our roof appeal.
All welcome! Bring a friend! Any offers of help much appreciated : Michael Dray and Patricia Downes

THANKS TO JOHN WHITE for the superb new notice boards in the porch at St Mary's. Not only do they look very smart and provide a little more room than the old ones but they are also made from recycled materials so have a reduced environmental impact.

THANKS ALSO TO THE FRIENDS OF ST MARY'S
who provided the funds for the excellent new handrails that lead into the free space where we have refreshments after services, making our church safer for everyone whilst preserving its character.

FRIDAY 9.30AM MASS AT ALL SAINTS’
For the time being there will not be a Mass at 9.30am on Fridays in All Saints.  The provision of this service will be discussed by the PCC at its next meeting later this month.  Please speak to a Churchwarden or PCC member if you have any comments to make about this matter.

CHILDREN AT ST MARY'S
Several people have expressed an interest in experimenting with a "combined service" one Sunday morning, replacing Celebrate! and the Parish Eucharist with a single service. Although there are no specific plans at this stage it would be helpful to draw together interested parties to think about this possibility. Please speak to Fr Daniel if you would like to be part of such a group. If you have any thoughts on this subject please speak to the clergy or churchwardens.  Thank you.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
The St Nicholas Hall committee are looking for some new members to join the team.  All you need to give is a couple of hours of your time to attend the meetings which are held every three months.  For more information, please speak to Peter Attwood (chairman of the committee) at church or via the team office.

QUIZ & SUPPER EVENING
in aid of St. Lawrence Restoration Appeal
Saturday 9 October in the Village Hall. Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.
Hot supper:  Shepherd's Pie, Chilli Con Carne, Vegetable Curry;
Raffle; Bar open
Maximum 6 people per team
Tickets, £6 per person, available now from Karen Evans

CHADS presents 'Autumn Follies' on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October in Prestbury Hall, Bouncers Lane at 7pm.  Tickets £5 to include wine and cheese and all proceeds to Let the Children Live!
 

THIS WEEK’S SERVICES & EVENTS

Monday 27 September
0900     Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
 
Tuesday 28 September
0900 Morning Prayer St Nicolas’
1000 Eucharist St Nicolas’
1015 Junior School service St Mary’s
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1800 Infant School governors Infant School
1930 Lounge St Nicolas’
1930 MU St Nicolas’
 
Wednesday 29 September          St Michael & All Angels
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0945 Bible study Shaw Green Lane
1400 Prestbury Fabric committee St Nicolas’
1700 Evening prayer St Nicolas’
1900 Celebrate! leaders Bowbridge Lane
1930 Farewell service for the Dean Cathedral
1930 Eucharist St Mary’s
 
Thursday 30 September          St Jerome
0900 Morning Prayer All Saints’
1030 Eucharist and coffee St Mary’s
1115 Mass and coffee All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Chill St Nicolas’
 
Friday 1 October
0800 Eucharist St Mary’s
1430 Berkhampstead Harvest All Saints’
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1900 CHADS St Nicolas’
 
Saturday 2 October
0900 Morning Prayer St Mary’s
0930 Eucharist St Mary’s
1030 Coffee Morning All Saints’
1115 Visiting ringers St Mary’s
1530 Baptism St Mary’s
1700 Evening Prayer St Nicolas’
1930 Concert All Saints’
 
Sunday 3 October        HARVEST
0800 Said Mass All Saints’
0800 Said Eucharist St Mary’s
0930 Family Eucharist St Nicolas’
0930 Celebrate! St Mary’s
1030 Family Mass All Saints’
1100 Family Eucharist St Mary’s
1530 Baptisms St Mary’s
1730 Elevate (Y6-8) St Nicolas’
1830 Evening Prayer St Mary’s
1830 Choral Evensong All Saints’
1900 Synergy (Y9+) St Nicolas’

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Team Weekly Prayer Focus
Farmers completing the harvest.
All who translate and distribute the Scriptures.

Those being baptised in the Team today:
Leo Constantine, Megan Pearson, Kitty Buckland

IN PRESTBURY
Our prayers are asked for:
Charles, John, Tricia P., Henry, Julia, George, David, Margaret, Conrad, Adele, Robert, Fr Robert, Sheila, Malcolm, Alison, Nancy, Maggie, Julia, Sebastian, Daphne, Lydia, Ron, Philip, Jean, Vicky, Tim, Catherine, Gladys, Jean, Kate, Norman & Joan, Rose, John, Sue, Ray & Gill, Anthony, Geoff, Dennis, Andrew, Agnes, Jeremy, Michael, Becky, Di, Roger, Lyn, Samuel, Christine

All who have died recently, especially:
Joyce Isaac,   Audrey Wheeler,   Maureen Stotten,   Gordon Tricker,   Dave Bennett
. . . and those who mourn their deaths

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
26 Sept     Francis Weatherall, Brian Thompson, Betty Hurst
27 Sept Arthur Bithell, Mabel Bower, Ernest Smith, Jill Yates, Kenneth Liggat, Douglas Smith
28 Sept Susan Pilkington, William Tovey, Margaret Holloway, George Watson, Derek Slade, Florence Barber
29 Sept Margaret Johnson, Reginald Russell, Gwendoline Bignall
30 Sept James Figgins, Marjorie Burgess, Di Petchey, Sue Salter, Shirley Weaver
1 Oct Gerald Hollidge priest, Matilda Llewellyn, Jock Kinnear
2 Oct Ethel Gillett, Charles Pace, Betty Styles, Beryl White

AT ALL SAINTS’
Our prayers are asked for:
Barbara, Catherine, Tim, Inge, Claire, Jean, Lowinger, Derek, Cecelia, Leonard, Ian, Margaret, Malcolm, Barbara, Kathleen, Mel, Dolores, Marion, Fr Tim, Vivien, Natasha

Those whose anniversary of death is this week:
27 Sept   Eric Hunt
30 Sept William Clifford
1 Oct Ernie Lay, David Hamblin
2 Oct Margaret Robin

 

OFF DUTY TIMES THIS WEEK
Fr Michael: Friday & Saturday
Fr Daniel: Friday & Saturday am
Fr Stephen: Monday
Fr David: Off duty from Wednesday
Fr Paul: Off duty
Andy Macauly:   Friday

 

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