Notices for week beginning 16 June 2019

TRAIDCRAFT – HTM There is a Traidcraft stall today after the 10am service in the Porch Room. Please come along and support and buy groceries, chocolates and cards. Thank you.

THANKS – HTM Nancy Lister would like to thank everyone for their kinds thoughts, cards and prayers following Hugh’s death. They have been a source of great comfort.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK COLLECTION 2019 - HTM The total of the donations for this years’ collection, using the new distribution system through the Parish Magazine, was £920.00 of which £512.00 was Gift Aided. Richard and Liz Hughes would like thank Diana Lapping and the Parish Magazine distributors for helping to implement the new system and to all those who gave generously to this very good cause.

EVENING PRAYER – HTM There is an opportunity to develop your spirituality by leading Evening Prayer during the week, especially on a Thursday at 5.30pm. If you are interested please contact Sandy Emery.

FAIR TRADE STALL - Amberley Will be held every Third Sunday after the 10am Service by Dereck.

BAPTISMS - Amberley As part of our welcome to baptism families, infants who are baptised will be given a small knitted teddy bear. The family will then be invited to bring their teddy bears back for a picnic the following year. If you would like to knit teddy bears for this, please contact Revd John Spiers who has the pattern.

HOME COMMUNION – Amberley If anyone in the village would like home communion, reserved sacrament is available. Revd John Spiers, Simon Barker and John Gilbert together with other chalice assistants are available to provide this.

MARAH – Amberley Needs coffee (any instant sort) sugar, long life milk, toiletries - shower gel, shampoo, spray deodorant (not toothpaste or brushes) men’s socks and underpants but these need to be new (any size, briefs or boxers or trunks). Box at rear of church.

STROUD DISTRICT FOOD BANK – are currently short of the following items – tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, tinned spaghetti, pasta sauce, instant or tinned custard, shaving foam, razors, hair conditioner, loo rolls.

COACH TRIPS – 18 JUNE - Wilton House and gardens, Salisbury £29. 5 JUL David Austin Roses & Garden Centre, guided tour & all food/drink £50 – Tel: 833131

MOTHERS UNION - HTM will meet next Wednesday June 19 in the Porch Room at 7.30pm. Sandy will give us Communion. Afterwards we will continue to share fellowship with refreshments. All are welcome.

PARISH OUTING to NEWARK PARK - Amberley (preceded by lunch at Hunters’ Hall, Kingscote) on Thursday June 20. We hope those who are joining us will have added their names and menu choices to the list at the back of the church(deadline was Thurs 13). Entry to Newark Park for non-members of National Trust is £10 for adults and £5 for children. The Social Committee

Flower Guild Coffee Morning at Mandy and John Jutsum’s house, Little Acre, The Park, GL6 9BS June 21, 10am to 12pm. Please do join us for coffee, cake and a chat; plant sale; raffle and bric-a-brac. Proceeds from the coffee morning will go towards funding the beautiful flower displays in the church throughout the year and also, for this year, the preparation of, what promises to be a very special display, of wedding dresses through the ages as part of the Minchinhampton Summer Fayre on the September 14. Hope to see you there!

OPEN GARDENS EVENT IN MINCHINHAMPTON - The 10 gardens will be open from 2 - 6pm on Sunday June 23 in aid of Horsfall House. Maps and Advance tickets available from Horsfall House, M& B stores. £5.00pp.

PET SERVICE. A pet service will be held on Sunday June 30 at 10am at Holy Trinity Amberley. All pets from across the benefice are welcome.

THEATRE: Our summer trip will be to Malvern Festival Theatre to see “Educating Rita” starring Stephen Tompkinson on Monday August 5. Full details and sign-up sheet on notice board. We would be very pleased if members of Amberley church would like to join us – pick-up can be arranged. PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE FOR BOOKING AND PAYMENT IS SUNDAY JUNE 30. Anne Brookes (886210)

SAVE THE DATE – Sunday July 14. Revd John Spiers and Doreen will be serving tea and cakes in the Rectory garden from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Hope you can join us. All welcome

The Reverend Deborah Curram will be licensed at St. Mary’s, Hayling Island at 4.30pm Sun July 21. There will be a coach from Rodborough going to the licensing. If required, the coach will pick up in our benefice. Anyone interested to travel on the coach, please contact the Benefice Administrator on 889004 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Details will follow.

BENEFICE RETREAT - Will take place at Brownshill this year. Dates for your diary - FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER - SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2019. More info to follow.