9th November 2013, 10am-1.30, All Saints Stanton
A day of craft, painting, art and drama
Please do come and join us
Refreshments and food will be made available
Please contact Angie Burrows 01359 250008
St. Andrew's Day Supper 30th November
Could you offer someone a home far from home for just a day or two? HOST, a well-established charity, is hoping to hear from people who enjoy making others feel at home, and who would love to meet interesting young adults from other parts of the world who are currently studying at universities in the UK, and who want to understand this country better.
One host wrote: 'It is a great to welcome these students and make them feel wanted. They get to see a good side of life in Britain in contrast to what they might learn from the media. It is also fun getting to know someone from another country.'
Invitations can be for a day, a weekend, or 3 days at Christmas. Sharing Christmas with someone who has little idea what Christmas is can be really special - and for the guest, much better than being on a deserted university campus. Invitations are urgently needed from volunteer hosts, no matter how far they live from a university. To find out more, please see www.hostuk.org or contact local organiser David Patey 01508 483838 email@example.com Thank you.
Many thanks to all those who sponsored me for the 50mile bike ride to race funds for the Hannah appeal to raise funds for a birthing unit at WSH in memory of Hannah-I did the ride and the sponsorship came to £112-which I will pass on.
The Bike ride in September-I am doing a sheet of sponsorship for each church so people can choose which church they may wish to sponsor-I shall leave with wardens or someone whilst I am away. I usually do 60miles or 36 churches. People can either sponsor me or anyone else.
Rev David Messer
ACTS Children Group meets at Coney Weston Village Hall 4.30-6.00
Youth Group meets at Church Rooms Stanton from 3.30-5.30
Youth Meal group meets at Church Rooms Stanton 6pm-8pm
There will be an Activity Day on the 9th November at Stanton Church from 10-1.30pm the Theme is Remembrance
Hilary Wordsworth-Sewell is happy to accompany your child to an All Age service if you are unable to do so.
Following on from last year when I was approached by the Methodist Minister advising me that they were in a position where they could not provide resources to support the Anglican/Methodist Services, a service of the word, a group of us got together to come up with some new ideas.
Discussion has taken place on the Parochial Church Council, with members of the congregation and others within Barningham and a number of ideas have been discussed by a small group tasked to look at this service. We have decided to retain a service of the word which is open to all denominations and all age groups.
On the 4th Sunday we shall be having a service of the word which will be themed to reflect the Sunday on which the service takes place. So for example the 1st one in May will be themed around the 5th Sunday after Easter.
There will be one slight difference in that within a 4 monthly cycle one of the services will take place at another venue and will be a 'Cafe type Church'.
If you would like to know more please speak to Dorothy Lodge, Hazel Maynard, Keith Lewis and myself. I do hope that you will come and join us and help us to share Gods word within our communities.
Gods Blessing on you and all those you love!
Revd David Messer
I have been considering the development of teams or individuals who can for example assist in taking Communion to those who are ill at home or in a sheltered housing or residential home, or follow up visiting to those who are bereaved. Other areas include visiting and advising people on baptism, visiting those who are alone and generally being available when people are in need.
I would like to say thank you to those who have come forward ad are already working within our communities.
Revd David Messer
In April I asked for some volunteers to take the role of Safeguarding Officer for our churches. I am pleased to state that 4 people came forward and they are: Karen Grieveson for Hopton, Dorothy Lodge for Barningham and Market Weston, Chris Flood for Coney Weston, Jan Jaraman for Stanton.
Diocesan website for safeguarding policy, procedures and related documents: www.stedmundsbury.anglican.org/pages/admin/policy/policy.htm
To read the key principles of the policy, the safeguarding procedures, and for contact details please click here. Alternatively for more information please contact myself. If a vulnerable adult or child is at risk of immediate harm - DO NOT DELAY - dial 999
Revd David Messer