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OCTOBER 2019

Mondays at 8.00pm Seekers

This informal group meets in the home of members for coffee, Bible study, discussion and fellowship from 8.00 pm – 9.30 pm. Do call Robin or Chris for more information on 01743 850421 or 07526 100928.

Sunday 6th October Forest Church at Fitz

Our next Forest Church (see our report on the first one on the separate sheet) is at Fitz on Sunday, 6th October, at 3pm, meeting and parking at Fitz Church. Do bring a picnic tea – we will have some outdoor autumnal activities, eat together and then end with a short service in church. It would be lovely to have people of all ages enjoying nature and worshipping together! Special thanks on this occasion to Dawn and Neil Baly, whose garden and woods we will be using.

Monday 7th October Bomere Heath Harvest Supper

This year’s Harvest Supper will be held in Bomere Heath Village Hall from 7.00 for 7.30pm. Tickets at £7 each are available from 290485 or 290637.

Thursday 10th October CAMEO Coffee Morning

Coffee morning in Holy Trinity Church, Bicton, at 10.30 am, in aid of Church funds.

Friday 11th October Fitz Harvest Supper

Tickets for the Harvest Supper at Fitz Village Hall at 7.00pm are £8.00 – children under 12 £5.00 – and are available from Dawn Baly 850295, Julie Gregory 07956 042683 and Avril Stephens 850262.

Sunday 13th October Montford & Shraden Harvest Lunch

Our Harvest Lunch will be held in Montford Parish Hall at 12.30 for 12.45 pm. Tickets from Tricia, 850810.

Tuesday 15th October Filling Station

Coffee and cake on Tuesday 15th at Knockin Assembly Rooms, 7.15 pm, ready for a 7.30 pm start. Informal contemporary worship, teaching and prayer. Chris Breakell, church warden at Dorrington church, will be speaking.

Wednesday 30th October Stepping Out Café

Come along to Bomere Heath Mission Church from 2.30 pm to around 4.00 pm for free tea, cake and good company.

Sunday 3rd November Remembering With Love

Our annual service at All Souls Tide, remembering those we have loved and see no longer, will be held at 3pm in Holy Trinity, Leaton. Special invitations will be extended to all the families with whom we’ve had contact through our bereavement ministry over the past year. Lists will also be available in all our churches for you to add the names of those you wish to be mentioned during our time of remembrance. If you haven’t been before, this is a gentle, reflective service with music and the chance to light candles, with light refreshments served at the end. All are welcome.

Sunday 10th November Festival of Remembrance

On Remembrance Sunday this year you are invited to Fitz Church at 5.00 pm for a Festival of Remembrance. We are delighted that the Yeoman Singers will be leading the singing and providing their own special contribution to this gathering, which will include a traditional Act of Remembrance. All are welcome.

Saturday 16th November Shropshire Churches Conference

This year’s theme is ‘EVERYDAY FAITH? Seven Whole Days Not One In Seven’. What did Jesus really mean when he called people to follow him? And what might that look like in our own lives, in our churches, and in the wider communities we serve? Explore this and rediscover the call to ‘whole-life discipleship’ from 9.30 am to 3.15 pm on Saturday 16th November at Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury. Time to worship, pray and enjoy great fellowship.

Tickets are £8 if booked before 31st October or £10 in November. Lunch is available for £5. Tickets/info from trinitychurches.org/everyday.

Saturday 31st August Loop Annual Coach Trip: Gloucester

Thanks to Diana for organising an excellent coach trip to Gloucester at the end of August. It was a superb day out, with time to explore Gloucester city and have some lunch before meeting up for our guided tour of the Cathedral. We had an excellent guide who kept our attention throughout. This was followed by a tasty cream tea and then Choral Evensong sung by a visiting choir from an American Episcopalian Church. Here are a few Loop-er highlights:

Debbie: the stained glass windows, which were lovely. Sheila: Evensong, the choir, the cream tea – it was all lovely! Pat: beautiful churches to explore, like St Mary de Crypt and The Mariners Chapel. Also the Beatrix Potter Shop. Tony: the visiting Cantor from the US, whose singing could be heard in the whole cathedral, with no amplification. Philippa: the beauty of the Cathedral cloisters. Hannah: the final chord at the end of the organ voluntary. A brilliant day was had by all! We look forward to next year...

Saturday 7th September Our First Forest Church

 

Thank you to all who came along to our first Forest Church in Shrawardine. We had 35 people in total, including 14 children. It was a wonderful experience, and particular thanks goes to Robin and Julie Pocock for their hospitality, welcome and expertise.

From Sat 28th September                                               Pathways to Ministry 2019–20

Anyone interested in exploring how God is calling them (including, but not limited to, vocations to lay ministry), is invited to come on the Diocese of Lichfield’s Pathways to Ministry course. Pathways starts with a full day (10.00 am – 3.30 pm) in Stafford on Saturday 28th September and is made up of four Saturdays in Stafford and 15 evenings in Shrewsbury, beginning 2nd October, over the next academic year, ending on 13th May, 2020. The evening sessions run from 7.45 – 9.15 pm at Emmanuel Church, Shrewsbury.

Hannah and Fi Iddon (Curate at St George’s, Frankwell) will be running the evening course. Do speak to Hannah if you’re interested – it’s a really great way to engage with and reflect on the practice of ministry, the gifts God has given you and the future of the church – all through exploring some aspects of theology and scripture in the supportive setting of a small group.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Holy Trinity Leaton’s 160th anniversary

Holy Trinity Leaton celebrates its 160th anniversary this year with a Christmas Tree Festival from 6th – 8th December. There will be a united celebration Eucharist at 10.30 am on Sunday 8th, with Bishop Sarah as our Preacher and President.

Prayer Shawl Ministry (see www.shawlministry.com)

The Prayer shawl ministry is highly valued. Prayer shawls are received with great joy; often the recipient does not know about this source of comfort and it is much appreciated. Thank you to all those who knit them with love and care and prayer. Here’s how to knit one :

500-600g total of at least two colours of DK yarn, i.e. 5-6 x 100g balls.
One pair of 6.5mm knitting needles.

Cast on 81 stitches using two different coloured strands of yarn.

Every row: Knit 3, purl 3 to last three stitches, knit 3. This is not a rib pattern, so you will always knit the purls and purl the knits. Continue until the shawl measures at least 52in (132cm), ideally 56in (142cm). Cast off.

Pray before, during and after your knitting. Contact Joyce Jagger when you’ve finished so that she can arrange collection and delivery to its new owner.