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
Fax: 0117 959 6425
Tel: 0117 959 6424
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WHY DO AN ALPHA COURSE?
I’ve just started going to Church and want to know more..
I’m intrigued why people go to Church...
I have loads of quesons about life...
I’ve been going to Church for a long me , but want to know more...
Over 18 million people in tens of thousands of churches worldwide have aended an Alpha course to explore the
meaning of life. The course is intended for those who are interested in finding out more about the Chrisan faith
- new Chrisans, newcomers to church and those wanng to brush up on the basics. A shared meal is followed
by a short talk, then a chance to ask quesons and discuss in a small group.
For more details – please contact 0117 9687449
Our next course will start on 24 th September.
If you’ve already done an Alpha course St Mary’s has several house groups and also runs Open Learning courses
in conjuncon with Trinity College – please contact the Church Office for more informaon.
Standing Room Only!
Do join us @st mary’s on
Our own preparations for our
Winter Warmer have already started. Winter
Warmer is more than just a traditional Church
Christmas Sale – we offer hospitality and there are
activities, puzzles and games available for all ages
as well as the usual stalls selling goods, bric-abrac,
books or asking you to chance your luck in
exchange for a small prize.
Local craftspeople hold stalls selling quality goods
which make interesting Christmas gifts; local
charities may raise money for their own funds
alongside stalls raising funds for missions or
charities regularly supported by the Church.
Put the date in your diary now!
Create your interpretation of Christmas
in crayon, pastel, paint or collage!
Entries from all ages are welcome. Entry forms
with full details are available from the Church
Office. Closing date: Saturday 29 November,
during the Winter Warmer – for display in Church
from December 5 – 22.
Saturday 18 October
Voices of Stoke Bishop –
The Great War remembered
Friday 31 October
Stoke Bishop Village Hall
Friday 15 November
Changing Tunes Wine and Cheese Evening
A chance to hear more about the work of this charity in
the rehabilitaon of ex-offenders.
Saturday 22 November
Aucon of Promises in aid of Cabot Choir
Saturday 29 November
Winter Warmer—our pre-Christmas fair
Friday 12 December
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Christmas story in poetry, prose and song.
Further details visit
The Church Rooms
It is with regret that we record the closure of St Mary’s Pre-school.
Due to a falling roll, the school closed in July.
It had grown from the playgroup established in 1974 by Anni Davey
and a team of volunteers; many children in Stoke Bishop have been
cared for, entertained and taught early educational skills, here in the
Church rooms. The existing parents and friends joined with staff for a
This does mean that St Mary’s now has rooms available for hire
during the week. If any group need such a venue please contact the
Church Office to discuss your requirements.
Scouts and Scout Hut
The 43rd Scout Group are opening their
Cubbaccinos Community Cafe
for the first me on
Saturday 6th September
at their Scout Hut along Kewstoke Road.
The Café will be open on the
first Saturday of every month between 10-12.30
for drinks, cakes, books and fun.
All proceeds are towards the New Hut Fund.
Come along and take me out!
Children still welcome
Parents, Grandparents, Carers and children are welcome weekly on a
Monday afternoon from 1.30pm at Bright Sparks (restarting on 15
September) and at Mini Church which meets monthly on the first
Saturday of each month at 3.00pm.
Instep Club for Widows and Widowers
Wednesday evenings 8-10 pm at Stoke Bishop Village Hall
Dancing - Ballroom and Sequence (If you haven’t danced for a long time, don’t
worry, we will help you learn)
Tea or coffee and biscuits. Monthly American suppers. Social activities
Annual membership £8. Members: £2 per session.
Visitors welcome: £3 per session
Come in to see us or telephone Mary on 9683170 or Wilma on 9628895
for further information.
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University of Bristol
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