Notices for week beginning 12 August 2018

PIANIST - We have a vacancy for a pianist at St. Barnabas, Box to play once a month for our Sunday service. Please contact Christine at the Church Office on 01453 889004.

WEDNESDAY CUPPA - we are looking for helpers for Wednesday Cuppa! If you are interested please contact Sylvie Thomas for more details on 01453 882783 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

EVENING PRAYER – Daily at 5.30pm, (4.30pm Fridays). We need a couple of people to commit to leading on a weekly or fortnightly basis. It requires no preparing of prayers. For more information please contact Revd Sandy Emery.

CHAIR SPONSORSHIP. There are still some chairs without sponsors. I will be placing the third order for 50 plaques at the end of August. If you had been thinking about sponsoring a chair and would like to order a plaque as well now would be a good time. The chair leaflets are available at the back of the church and on the Minchinhampton Church website: www.minchchurch.org.uk Thank you to everyone who has sponsored chairs for your generosity. Mandy Jutsum

ARMCHAIR YOGA - especially for those who need a gentle approach to exercise and flexibility. Aimed at maintaining and improving range of movement and strength especially the Spine and Joints, Also focussing on Breathing and Relaxation. Wednesdays after the 11am Service. Donations to 6Ps Appeal, contact Hilary Bellhouse on 885254 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FOODBANK – We are currently short of: tinned tomatoes, UHT juice, fruit squash, boxes of tissues, washing powder/liquid, washing up liquid. Thank for your support!!

COACH TRIPS – Friday August 17. Iford Manor’s Italiante gardens, designed by Harold Ainsworth Peto with a stop off at The National Trusts - Dyrham Park in the morning. I need a minimum of 25 to be eligible for group admission - and currently I’m not there yet.
Monday September 10. Private gardens of HRH The Prince of Wales tour with pre-lunch in the Orchard Restaurant. For more details contact Ian Jarvis – Tel: 833131 Mob: 07403 899599 www.abbeyhall.info

SCONES OF PRAISE at 4pm on Sunday August 19. An informal worship and tea outside the Hub in Minchinhampton bringing together the Anglican, Baptist and Methodist congregations across the Benefice. Do please try and join us. There will be no Sung Evensong at Minchinhampton this evening. But please do join us for Scones of Praise.

MASASI EVENING - September 7 2018. Minchinhampton Porch Room, at 7pm. Talks and pictures from our visit in May this year. Tickets £7:50 including samosa supper. Available from Linda Jarvis and Cheryl Ritter.
Tel: 884545. Or after 10 am service in the Porch Room.

RIDE AND STRIDE - Sponsorship, please! Our son, Ed, is participating in Ride + Stride, cycling round as many Gloucestershire churches as he can on Saturday, September 8. It’s a National Churches’ Trust event, providing grants to maintain church buildings. He’d be delighted with any sponsorship – thank you! Forms are at the back of the church. Ian and Katie Jarvis 01453 833131; Ride and Stride website