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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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO BUILDING WORK WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEETING IN OUR CHURCH BUILDING. VENUES ARE STATED ALONGSIDE TIMES AND THEMES

CBC DIARY FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

(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, 29th October in the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall
The Christian message in film. Looking at Chocolat.

Sunday, 5th November in the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall.
A service looking at the work of The Leprosy Mission. Holy Communion will also be celebrated.
Led by Stella Marks.

Sunday, 12th November at the Methodist Chruch, Fishers Lane.
A service for Remembrance Sunday led by Rev. Jean Andrews.

Sunday, 19th November in the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall.
A service of favourite poems, prayers and hymns in a Songs of Praise style.

Sunday, 26th November at the Methodist Church.
We will be joining our brothers and sisters at the Methodist Church in their worship.

For further information, please contact Jean Andrews 07980 534874.

Our Garden

We have been busy in the mild October weather and thanks to those who have provided us with tea and coffee. It has been appreciated. The herb garden has been transformed into the Peace Garden with various foliage colours but all white flowers. We are trying out a new mulch made of wood fibre which is very light but it didn't blow away despite Storm Brian!

The side garden has been widened and planted with some of the herbs amd other colourful plants.The woodland garden is still waiting to be dug out to become a fernery but Rome wasn't built in a day! Our next job is the Emily Page memorial garden which will be on the left side of the porch. Turf will be removed to make it bigger and the whole plot planted with bright colours. This will overspill into the small garden in the centre of the ramp.

Hopefully, the contrast between the two gardens will help us reflect on the balance of rest and action, active and passive, life and death, the effects of war and peace. The fernery is all about taking time aside. Once the garden is reopened, we hope it will be used by all to take time out from the norm.

Usually we encourage you to come and chat and/or join us for a cuppa if you see us out there BUT we probably would struggle to offer you a cuppa at the moment as there is no electricity.

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
Mondays at 8.15pm - please phone church secretary to confirm venue.

Housegroup
Meets on Thursday evenings and will be studying the gospel of Mark. Please contact church secretary for details of venue.

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

Normally, the Church is one of the the local 'drop off & collection points' for the North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank. At the moment we suggest that you take the food to St. Mary's or the Methodist Church as they are also a drop off point for the Food Bank. Please DO NOT leave food at the Baptist Church until further notice. Donations of store cupboard food (with a 6-month use by date) are welcomed for distribution to families in need within our area. For further information contact the Missioner.

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

CHURCH FACILITIES

NOT AVAILABLE CURRENTLY DUE TO BUILDING WORK
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 25 Oct

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