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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 SEPTEMBER

(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, 3rd September in the Garden Room at the Memorial Hall.
Service with Holy Communion led by Rev. Jean Andrews

Sunday, 10th September at the Methodist Church, Fishers Lane
Harvest Service led by Hugh Belshaw.

Sunday, 17th September at the Methodist Church, Fishers Lane.

Sunday, 24th September at the Methodist Church, Fishers Lane.
This is our usual joint service.

Next ALPHA Course starts on September 17th at 3.30pm at the Methodist Church, Fishers Lane.

If you want to know more about Christianity, then this is for you.
After a short film/talk, we will be discussing various topics. You can come to as many or as few as you wish, but of course we hope that you will come to them all as more people make for a better discussion.

For further information, please contact Jean Andrews 07980 534874.

Our Garden

The Great Move is in the process of happening ready for the building work to commence. The pots have been removed from the front garden and are now either at the side or at the back of the church. It has been a joy to note that several people actually come in and enjoy the garden - people are still welcome although the peace might be shattered with the sound of drills, etc.

Sadly, the pumpkin suffered from the dry spells while I have been away. I was able to take the pepper and some of the pots home as it is somewhat smaller. If anyone feels that they could water plants while I am away from Charlbury, I would be pleased to hear from you (phone number above). Most plants have flourished and I have enjoyed watching them grow - just like people really. Put them in the right growing situation, and they flourish but, if you get it wrong...

All too soon, September is upon us. Cuttings from some of the geraniums and some of the herbs has been done but there are more to do. I am hoping that we might be able to sort out the shade garden during the autumn. The ferns have done amazingly well. The cyclamen are also flowering in that shady spot whilst the later flowers like the red hot pokers (though ours are yellow) and Michaelmas Daises are beginning to make a splash of colour. Come and see for yourself.

Do come and chat and/or join us for a cuppa if you see us out there. Distraction is always welcome.

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.

ACTIVITIES

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

Housegroup
This restarts on September 14th and will be studying the gospel of Mark.

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.
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: Fri 8 Sep

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