St Mary's Messenger - Autumn 2013


St Mary's Messenger for Stoke Bishop - Autumn 2013

Photo: Charlotte Wood Photography





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What is Alpha?

Do you have questions?

Can we help you to search for answers?

Join our alpha course

Alpha is for everyone - a chance to explore some of life’s big questions. Typically, Alpha involves food, a short talk

and a time to share your thoughts. Some comments after the last alpha course included

“We all realised that we could learn from each other”

“There was good food and interesting conversations,

each week I was sad that the evening came to an end”

“It was such a friendly environment, I was really able to say what I thought.”

Our next course starts on Thursday 19 th September with a “Taste and See” welcome session giving an introduction to

what will follow . The course will last for ten weeks and each week will include a meal and a short talk as well as the

opportunity to ask about issues which concern you. Contact the Church Office for a registration form - 0117 9687449.

Don't believe in God? Given up on church? Just curious? Just starting life as a Christian?

Is this it? What am I doing here? Whatever your question – Come to Alpha!

For the Young and Young at Heart

Good-bye Summer, but Autumn is Awesome!

Lewis Parker (Trainee Youth Leader)

So September has crept up on us again; time to pack away the BBQ,

reminisce about the holiday and begrudgingly return to normality.

Hang in there, it’s not so bad! St. Mary’s youth ministry wastes no

time and jumps head first into the autumn period, with a bunch of

new exciting things on the horizon; the first being the ‘Love Stoke

Bishop’ weekend in mid-September. The youth show their faces in the

community and look to give something back by helping as many people

as possible in one massive weekend of serving.


Stoke Bishop!

For more info about this, have a word with Rob Smith.

Lots to look forward to for our younger members.

The autumn is also the time when the youth

clubs awake from their dormant summers; with

Kidzklub (yr 3-6) making a triumphant return to

Thursday nights and Cafe 4T (yr 10-13) and

Youth Cell (yr 7-9) exploding back onto the Friday

afternoon/night schedule. We’re looking forward

to seeing some new faces as people move on to

different clubs. With tons of activities and trips

planned for the autumn, alongside more niche

clubs like Christianity Explored, Football Club and

The Jericho Jam, watch this space! God’s got big

plans for the new season!

Harvest Trail: 1 st – 4 th October

Genesis experience

The Genesis Experience is an attractive interactive

display by Open-Learning Students at

Trinity College, who met at St Mary’s last year.

There will be five stations at the back of the

church – from ‘In the beginning’, through ‘And

God rested’ to the Garden of Eden, the Fall,

and Restoration. The activities are suitable for

both adults and children and the display will

run through August until the third week of

September, finishing on 21 September.

The church is open week-day mornings from

10 until 12 or leave time to explore on Sunday

mornings before or after services.

Pupils from Stoke Bishop Primary School will

be visiting in the third week of September.

Four years ago, the classes of Stoke Bishop Primary School

enjoyed the Harvest Trail. Now it’s back for a new generation

of children, parents and teachers. Open to the public

Monday 1 and Wednesday 3 October (arrive promptly at 4.20

for a 4.30 start – lasts one hour - up to 30 places each

session, children and adults welcome). Meet the legendary

Johnny Appleseed and some gardeners, learn about bees,

bread, conservation and the feeding of 5,000 in India – a

most heart-warming true story.

Harvest Festival

Crossroads service: Sunday 6 October 10.30 am

followed by lunch—get your tickets from the office!


St Mary Magdalene Autumn Diary



Heart Ache

I weep, weep, for the love that was lost

and the grief of the lonely years;

and I pray, pray for new love to be born

to shine bright and free through the tears.

I yearn, yearn for the hearts that are bruised

and the trust that was damaged and torn

to be healed and restored

by a burgeoning joy and a hope that is

being reborn.

For kind, kind is the Spirit of God

full of comfort, forgiveness, release;

and He comes when we cry, full of hurt, full

of pain,

enfolding us in His deep peace.

Anni Davey.

Remembrance Service

10 th November at 10.30

At our Crossroads Parade service we

will join with the whole country to

remember those who have lost their

lives in war. The uniformed

organisations will then process to the

war memorial where we will lay a poppy


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