Welcome to a new member of our church family
Is Holy Saturday a
day of resting for you? Is it time in the house or garden? For us as for the
first Christians, it's a day between the grief of Good Friday and the joy of
Easter Sunday. It’s a day of hope and faith, as we wait for the sun to rise and
the cry, Alleluia. Christ is risen. For Richard, that hope and
faith led him to baptism. He made his statement of faith on the last Sunday
before lockdown. I hope it brings you hope
and faith as we live through the grieving for the past that this extraordinary period brings. There is hope
for the future. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Lord's Prayer Challenge
We are praying the Lord's Prayer as a community either at 9am or 6pm each day (or as often as you can!). If you didn't collect a Lord's Prayer card, please collect one from the welcome table in church.
Eco Project Moves Forward
Over the past weeks our Eco project has moved forward in the churchyard. Click here to find out more.
What the Night Sky Brings
At this strange time of lockdown and closed churches,the sight over Blockley of a manned spacecraft heading for the International Space Station brings realisation that life is carrying on as normal, even if only in the heavens.
Blockley Toddler Group
After quite a few years of running the Blockley Toddler Group Clare Sharp has handed over to Jodie KIng.
Jodie is keen to hear from anyone who would like to lend a hand on a Thursday morning serving coffee, playing with the children or talking to carers. Even a commitment on one Thursday morning a month would really help.
See or speak with Dana for more details.
A New Curate for the VaCE Team
Jay Nibblett has moved to Chipping Campden as our curate. He has train finished his training in Bristol, the city where he grew up, and is married to Laura. They have four children, two dogs and a fish!
Before this Jay worked as a church Youth Pastor and worship leader. His appointment is an affirmation of the work the VaCE Team is doing, and although based in Chipping Campden, he will make a contribution to the life of the wider team.
A one-bedroom flat is available to rent at Orchard Bank in Blockley.
Orchard Bank has eight appartments set amidst lovely gardens on the High Street. A daily main meal is freshly cooked on site for residents and anyone over 60 is eligible to apply. Application should be made to Sandra Gee on 01386 700410 and to find out more about Orchard Bank CLICK HERE
Refurbishing our church
Plans are slowly but surely moving forward. CLICK HERE to read the latest news from Project Co-Ordinator, Robert Burch.
Junior Church and more.....
Led by our Team Youth Worker, Amy Todd, Junior Church is moving to a later slot on Sunday afternoon.
As from Sunday, 24th November Junior Church will take place in the warmth of the Church Room (next to the Vicarage).
Second Sunday@Six , is a service for those looking for something different. Candles reflection , prayer and music, and a quiet space to meet with God. Do join us.
Meanwhile Open Door, our informal all age service on the first Sunday of the month continues to grow. Maybe it's the bacon sandwiches?
The Home Group
For more information please contact Ginny Williams-Ellis (01386 700883) or Marie Hildreth (01386 700472).
Father Brown gifts and collectables
To raise funds for the upkeep of the church some very attractive Father Brown collectables have been created using original artwork by our very own Barbara Dunn. A fine bone china mug, a greeting card, a jute shopping bag, and a linen tea towel are on sale at Blockley Shop.
All make excellent presents, or momentoes of a visit to Blockley church. To date sales have contributed over £3000 to church funds
News from the Diocese
During the Covid 19 crisis production of the Messenger has been suspended.