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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 OCTOBER

(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.

NOVEMBER
This month, the Rev. Jean Andrews finishes the series about home and how Jesus explores the subject through the parable commonly known as The Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 11-32).

Sunday, 4th November
Our final service exploring the theme of Home and considers our Final Home. This service will be led by Rev. Jean Andrews and includes the celebration of Holy Communion.

Sunday, 11th November REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
A service of remembrance that will celebrate the ending of the First World War as remember those that have died in all wars.

Sunday, 18th November
A cafe style service led by Mr. Peter Clack.

Sunday, 25th Nnovember
A service led by Mr. Simon James

For further information, please contact Jean Andrews 07980 534874.

Our Garden

The Emily Page Memorial Garden was visited by Emily's husband, Steve, last month. He loved it and especially the pigs that have been incorporated into it. If you knew Emily, you will know the significance of this. We did manage to clear some of the grass and start planting the various plants which, on the whole, are in blue and yellow with a few pinks and whites. How far we can get before the winter frosts stop us removing more grass is, of course, unknown.

The rest of the garden doesn't look too bad although we will try to get a final cut of the grass before it is too wet or cold.For the first time we are bagging up leaves and seeing if we can get some leaf mould for use in the garden. We will update you on our success/failure.

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.

Bible Study
This continues on Thursday evenings at the church at 7.30pm. We are studying the Epistle to the Romans. The sessions will have a similar format to Alpha and the Bible Course with input from a video and plenty of time for discussion. The sessions finish at 9pm.

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.

HARVEST 2018

MANY THANKS TO THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONATED TOOLS TO US OR ST. MARY'S. WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL. The van picked up the tools on the 23rd October and we filled about two thirds of it. There were donations of most types of tool plus huge amounts of material and yarn. We also had coloured pencils, 10 sewing machines and two typewriters.
Go to our Facebook page to see photos of the pick up.

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: Mon 29 Oct

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