St Mary's Messenger - Autumn 2014


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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.

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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

Light Party

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

0117 9687449

The Church Rooms

Sad goodbyes

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

farewell party.

Space available

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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