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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 DECEMBER

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

SUNDAY SERVICES

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

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

DECEMBER
Sunday, 2nd December
A Communion Service led by Wendy Manley

Sunday, 9th December
A traditional service led by Rev. John Taylor

Sunday, 16th December
A cafe style Family Carol Service
Led by Rev. Jean Andrews

Sunday, 23rd December
At Charlbury Methodist Church

Sunday, 30th December
Service led by John Baigent

Other services in December

Thursday, 6th December at 2pm
Afternoon Carols
Traditional Christmas carols with some traditional and non-traditional readings

Christmas Music Making for the Under 5's
Monday, 17th December at 11am.
Come and join in the fun at the Baptist Church as we discover lots of instruments that can be used by the under-5's to enhance our Christmas carols.

For further information, please contact Jean Andrews 07980 534874.

Our Garden

It is getting harder to work outside now as it is getting cold and has often been wet. I definitely prefer being outside in the summer - like our geraniums and fuschias who are coping well indoors. We have managed to put a few more bulbs in and also extend the Emily Page memorial Garden by a few inches but I suspect that we won't be able to do much outside this month except to chop the holly for Forest Church's Advent activities and the church Christmas decorations. It is a nuisance having a male holly as we never get berries but the cotoneaster makes up for it. So we will be working indoors if it is very wet and cold, washing pots, sharpening tools, etc.

If we are around in the garden, join us for a cup of tea. We love to be disturbed.

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
Restarts in January. It will be on healing.

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: Thu 22 Nov

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