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ROOFING AND BUILDING
8 Glen Drive,
Stoke Bishop, BS9 1SB
COMPETITIVE RATES tel: 0117 904 2707
mobile: 07974 791 657
Hughes Enterprise Law Practice is delighted to be able to
support St Mary’s Messenger and would be pleased to advise
you in any of the following areas:
Resolving Commercial Disputes
Claims against professional advisers
Shareholder and partner disputes
Drafting Commercial Agreements
We aim to provide a modern, practical way of tackling legal
issues with an eye to the commercial objectives required.
To discuss your business issues, please contact
Tony Hughes at:
1 Henbury Road
Westbury on Trym
Bristol BS9 3HQ
Tel: 0117 959 6424
Fax: 0117 959 6425
For further information, please visit our website:
EXPERIENCED · ENLIGHTENED · EMPOWERED
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.
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
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.
Crossroads service: Sunday 6 October 10.30 am
followed by lunch—get your tickets from the office!
St Mary Magdalene Autumn Diary
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IN CONSUMER WHICH “LOCAL”
FOR BRISTOL PLUMBERS
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
For kind, kind is the Spirit of God
full of comfort, forgiveness, release;
and He comes when we cry, full of hurt, full
enfolding us in His deep peace.
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
University of Bristol
Sports Medicine Clinic at
Coombe Dingle Sports Complex
Open to the Public
Professional experts offering a high quality
Physiotherapy to people of all ages and activity
All Physiotherapists hold post-graduate qualifications and provide care for
University Sports Teams (e.g. Rugby, Hockey, Football) and Coombe Dingle
Tennis Squads, beginner to elite. We treat all age groups.
Our clinic is the official Sports Medicine Partner of and Physiotherapy
provider for the RunBristol 10k and Half Marathon
Insurance Approved (e.g. BUPA, AXA PPP), Accepting GP referrals
To book, phone 0117 962 6718
Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Coombe Lane, Stoke Bishop BS9 2BJ
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Mobile 078 5654 4923
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