Notices for week beginning 17 June 2018

A NEW RECTOR FOR MINCHINHAMPTON, BOX AND AMBERLEY -The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek, met with the church councils of Minchinhampton with Box and Amberley on Wednesday 13th June to agree ‘The Profile’ a draft of which had previously been prepared. The Profile is a document which provides an in depth description of the parishes and the role of the Rector in our communities for the purposes of informing prospective candidates of the role of Rector. A team of dedicated people representing the different churches have been working on the profile over the past two months. At the meeting the Bishop also advised us of the process and timetable for the appointment of our new Rector. Advertisements will be going out between 6th and 13th July 2018 with a closing date of 30th July. Applications will be short listed by the interview team, representatives from each Parish and the Archdeacon, on 6th August with interviews being held on September 25th. Please join us in praying for a successful outcome for the Benefice as we move through the phases of appointing a new Rector.

KNEELERS. If you have any kneelers or other items that you have kindly been storing for the church now is the time to bring them back in: please leave them at the back of church by the flower vestry. Thank you for looking after these items for the past few months.

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.

PIANIST NEEDED AT ST BARNABAS, BOX – for the first Sunday of the month. If you are able to help please contact the Church Office.

CHAIR SPONSORSHIP - The second order of 50 plaques are now out on display. They make very special reading. There are still chairs looking for sponsors. If you or a friend, family member or neighbour would like to sponsor a chair with or without a plaque please take a chair leaflet.

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 by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FLOWER GUILD COFFEE MORNING – Friday June 22. 10–12pm at Little Acre, Minchinhampton. Entrance £2 to include a cup of coffee. Plant sale, raffle and cake stall.

COME AND PRAY - Saturday June 23, 10 – 12.00pm. Join us for a few minutes or longer as we pray for all those in need. Refreshments served, quiet music played. Periods of reflective silence and prayer readings. Please write a prayer and drop it in the box in the porch room as we pray for our church at this time.

DEANERY MISSION SHAPED INTRO COURSE - It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Church of England needs to be reaching out beyond our walls to people who are not turning up on a Sunday morning. Bring a group from your church and come along to hear stories of what is already happening. Church and culture - have they become disconnected? Mission and church – including a look at ‘what is church?’ and ‘what is mission?’ Church and Community–thinking about our church community and the community and networks outside our doors Offering a mixed economy–being a missional church in different ways Discipleship – being a disciple making community Worship–thinking about what is worship Where next? – exploring the possibilities in our community Where? St Mary’s. Church Road, North Woodchester. When? Sat June 23 10–4pm (Bring a packed lunch, drinks and cake provided). Contact Sally Withers the Deanery Administrator by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 07808 294910

TRAIDCRAFT - There will be a Traidcraft stall next Sunday (June 24th) after the 10am service in the Porch Room. Please come along and buy the usual cards, groceries .You can now order items as well.

FOODBANK – We are currently short of: Tinned Vegetables, Biscuits, Instant Mash, UHT Milk & Juice, Fruit Squash, Cooking Sauces, Tinned Fish & Meat, Small Tins Potatoes, Tinned Fruit and Conditioner. Thank for your support!!

COACH TRIPS – Wed July 11. Miserden Nurseries – optional entry to formal garden. Followed by Owlpen Manor for lunch (inc. in price), house tour & gardens. 9.05am – 9.20 departure. Leaving at 4pm for home - £52.50 per person. Fri. Aug. 17. Dyrham Park. Mon. Sept. 10. Private gardens of HRH The Prince of Wales. For more details contact Ian Jarvis – Tel: 833131 Mob: 07403 899599