Week beginning Monday 14th January
Monday Craft and Conversation 10.00 – 12.00 All materials and help supplied. Or bring a project of your own such as knitting, painting etc. Tea and coffee and light refreshments provided. For any further information call Tel:- 01694 720353 Meet in the church hall.
Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00 Babies and Toddlers meet in the church hall. New members and their parents always welcome.
Prayer Group 1.30 pm meet in the church vestry.
Network 2.30 pm “China in 16 Days” – Colin Carson
Network is for men and women.
Once again Stella has organised a varied and interesting weekly programme of events. This year the meetings should go even better because the new loop system in the hall is working. But Network is much more than a series of meetings. It is a warm caring fellowship. Some people seldom miss a Wednesday afternoon and some attend occasionally but all are valued and participate just as much or little as they wish. We are a smallish group but still ‘punch above our weight’. If you have never been, why not give it a try?
Sunday 10.30 am Claire Harmer – Craven Arms
Please join us for coffee & fellowship after this service in the church hall
Food Bank News. We have no ‘needs’ at the moment thanks to an out-pouring of generosity over Christmas and the massive support of the primary school. The bin has been removed from the Co-op until further notice. If anyone would like to donate cash which could be used to buy particular items while we run down the bulk of our stock, this would be much appreciated. Donations may be left in the Parish Office.
HAND MADE CARDS FOR SALE A reminder that cards made by the Craft and Conversation Group, which meet every Monday morning in the church Hall, are on sale after church each Sunday. Do have a look at the selection, proceeds are for church funds. Cards made by the Craft and Conversation group are now on sale in the hall after the service.
Our church is involved in local ecumenical activities, including; Churches Together in the Strettons, Stretton Traidcraft, Christian Aid, The Bible Society and The United Nations Association. A major refurbishment of our church has provided greater flexibility to reflect the need for a variety of worship styles in the 21st century and provide full disabled access to all areas. The pews have gone and we have comfortable upholstered chairs. There is a new worship area with movable pulpit and communion rail. This flexibility provides for a variety of community uses of the church, making it more suitable for meetings, concerts etc. The worship platform has disabled access and an induction loop facility is available for those with hearing impairment in both the church and the hall. The church area, hall and vestry are available for use by the community. Please contact the lettings secretary for details. Mrs. Carole Coles Tel: 01694 724377
History of the Church Our book on the history of Methodism in Church Stretton and our church over the last 100 years. Copies are available in the church – £3.00 Contact Jon Cooke Tel: 01694-723205 for further details.
Our church has “accreditation” from the Fair Trade Organisation and is recognised as a Fair Trade Church. Church Stretton is a Fair Trade Town. We have a regular Fair Trade stall in the hall after morning worship.