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Charlbury Baptist Church

Dyers Hill, Charlbury, OX7 3QD

CONTACT:

For more information please contact:
Church Secretary, Kay Colyer - Telephone: 01608 810107
Missioner: Rev. Jean Andrews - 07980 534874
email: charlburybaptistchurch@gmail.com
Telephone Church direct (01608) 810964 (ansafone)

YOU CAN NOW FIND US ON FACEBOOK
Charlbury Baptist Church now has a Facebook page where you can find out more about how we worship God inside and outside of the church building.

CBC DIARY FOR MAY

(All services commence at 10.30 am, unless stated otherwise)

Children of any age are always welcome at our services.
Please note that Junior Church also starts at 10.30am.

Sunday, 6th May
A Communion service led by Mr. Simon James
Theme: What is Resurrection?

Sunday, 13th May
9.45am United Service at St. Mary's

Sunday, 20th May (Pentecost)
A Cafe style service led by Rev. Jean Andrews
Theme: Pentecost

Sunday, 27th May
We will be joining our brothers and sisters at the Methodist Church, Fishers Lane.

For further information, please contact Jean Andrews 07980 534874.

Our Building

On the whole, everything is finished with the exception of some of the electricals. Watch out for events through the year where you are invited to come and see the building and share tea or watching a film with us.

Our Garden

The garden has sprung into life with the rise in temperature but the spring flowers seem to have come and gone quite quickly and we are already hurtling towards early summer. We have been pleased with our black and white tulips by the front door and how appropriate they were for Betty Gibson's Thanksgiving service. We stopped work on Emily's garden so that we could get the rest of the garden looking welcoming for the visitors to that service. Betty always showed interest in what was going on in the garden and rarely missed what we had done over a week.

The pots of hyacinths and snowdrops that were on the shingle have now been replaced with pots of colour - or hopefully they will be as the season progresses. The fernery is really taking shape now with the tree fern looking stunning as its fronds unfurl. The hostas are also looking good and we have found that the sheeps wool pellets are excellent at repelling the slugs and snails. They also look far better than blue slug pellets and they are far more environmentally friendly. they smell of sheep when you open the packet but, once around the plants, the smell dissipates... not that I mind the smell of sheep!

So, we will try again this month to start on Emily's garden although the side garden also needs tidying. The hanging baskets with hanging begonias are planted and up, the roses are beginning to look good and the Peace Garden is starting to mature. Let's hope that it all gives the desired effect of peace and tranquillity and inspires prayer and contemplation.

If we are around in the garden, join us for a cup of tea.

The garden around the church has been registered with the Quiet Garden Movement.
It is available for use by the local community for quiet reflection throughout the year but we would ask that you respect the privacy of our neighbours.

To find out more about Quiet Gardens, visit the Quiet Garden website at www.quietgarden.org
If you would like Rev. Jean Andrews to lead you through a Quiet Hour, which is the equivalent of Christian Mindfulness, Morning or Day then please contact her using the contact details above. However, the garden is not really in use for this at the moment.

ACTIVITIES

WEEKLY
Prayer Meeting
Wednesdays at 8.15pm - please phone church secretary to confirm venue.

Housegroup
We will restarting on Thursday, April 19th at 8pm using The Bible Course for our study. We will be meeting at the church at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome as this suitable for all whether you are a Bible scholar or have no knowledge of the Bible at all!

Craft and Hobbies
Tuesdays, 2.30 - 4.30 pm at the Belshaw's residence! (Please phone for directions).
Please come & join us, no need for regular commitment, simply good company with refreshments.
Bring you own project or help with projects for the Shoebox Appeal. We will also teach people to knit, crochet or sew if asked.
Further information: Hugh or Joan Tel: 01608 810130

FOOD DONATIONS

The Church is one of the the local 'drop off & collection points' for the North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank. Donations of store cupboard food (with a 6-month use by date) are welcomed for distribution to families in need within our area. Please do not leave food bags outside the side door as it can be very difficult to exit the church in an emergency if they are blocking the door. please leave at the side of the door. For further information contact the Missioner.

Please note that all five Charlbury Churches contribute but donations can be received from anyone.

Getting Ready for HARVEST 2018

This year we are doing Harvest slightly differently. We are looking for tools to donate to Tools With a Mission (TWAM) and Workaid. To find out exactly what they do, please look at their websites. We cannot take tools immediately as we have no storage space, but in September we would love to have any old tools that are not broken and that you may no longer require.
So here is the list:

Workaid would like:
Any type of sewing machine and anything to do with sewing - reels of cotton, lace, ribbon, etc.
Knitting Machines that are complete with instruction booklet
Anything to do with hand knitting: knitting needles, wool, cones of wool, patterns.

Carpentry tools; Plumbing tools; masonry and bricklaying tools; electricians tools;
Ironmongery - bolts, screws, hinges, locks, etc.
Motor mechanics tools;
Cobbler/leatherwork/upholstery tools; Blacksmiths tools;
Metal and Engineering workshop tools and machinery including lathes, drills, etc;
Welding machines (MIG and arc); green woodworking tools including adzes, draw knives, froes, etc.;

Gardening tools including electric ones and watering cans, etc.
Manual typewriters

Personal protective wear - gloves and goggles, for example.

TWAM will take the above plus:
Power tools
Fully working IT equipment

Their exhaustive list plus what they do NOT want can be found on their websites and I have put a copy of both lists on the church noticeboard.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR COLLECTION TIMES

CHURCH FACILITIES

If you would like to hire any of our facilities we should be pleased to hear from you. The Church is suitable for larger groups (chairs rather than pews) and there is a bright room at the side overlooking the garden that would be suitable for smaller groups. There are excellent kitchen and toilet facilities. There is disabled access to the building. Please contact the Church Secretary.

We do hope you will be in touch and look forward to meeting you.

Last updated: Wed 2 May

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