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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 FEBRUARY

(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.

Mostly, we are studying the Armour of God as found in Ephesians 6.

Sunday, 4th February (Breastplate of Righteousness)
A Service with Holy Communion led by
Mr. Andy Faulkner and Mrs. Helen Wright

Sunday, 11th February
A traditional service led by some of our Canadian Student.
Preacher: Mr. Aren Plante

Sunday, 18th February (Shield of faith and shoes of preparation)
A Cafe style service led by Rev. Jean Andrews

Sunday, 25th February
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

The main work is finished. We are still finishing off but services can now happen. As I write, the sound system is working but work is still being done to make the data projector work. More heating is needing to be installed although the current heating keeps the church warm. The outside lighting will also be installed properly. We look forward to everything being completed sooner rather than later!

Our Garden

Most of the cutting back of the holly is now complete and we have removed the yew and cotoneaster from the gravelled garden. The snowdrops and cyclamen are making a good show and other bulbs are coming up showing that spring is definitely on its way - even if the weather is unsure! We are hoping that the pots will make a good show and we would like to start work soon in removing the grass to make way for the Emily Page Memorial Garden. Once the wallflowers have flowered, they will be removed and the beds near the porch being dug out and replanted. We are wondering why one of the red hot pokers has sent up a flowering spike so it will be interesting to see it flowering amongst the daffodils!

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 at 8pm and we will be studying the Armour of God. 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

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. 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: Wed 31 Jan

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