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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 APRIL

(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, 1st April (Easter Sunday)
A family Communion service led by Rev. Jean Andrews.
Theme: What is Resurrection?

Sunday, 8th April
A traditional service led by Mr. Peter Allen.
Theme: What is grace?

Sunday, 15th April
A Cafe style service led by Mr. Simon James.
Theme: What is love?

Sunday, 22nd April
We will be joining our brothers and sisters at the Methodist Church, Fishers Lane.

Sunday, 29th April
Service led by Mr. John Baigent.
Theme: What is Fellowship?

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

As yet, the builders have not yet returned so planting out has been delayed in the Peace Garden. Still, with the snow I guess we couldn't have done too much anyway. When the sun does shine, the resulting higher temperatures have encouraged the bulbs so we have had a good show of hyacinths and daffodils. The tulips look set to follow and our new acer is already coming into leaf. If the weather looks set to be very cold, that may get put inside as it is still in a pot. The hostas are beginning to send up little shoots so they too may have to be given some shelter from frosts.

Our next job is to dig up the 'grass' to create the Emily Page Memorial Garden. Hopefully the weather will get warmer soon to make this possible. We have some very colourful plants for this garden to offset the white theme in the Peace Garden.

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.

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: Tue 27 Mar

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