Events this coming week

Notices for week beginning 15.04.24.

Monday         

Tuesday   

Wednesday     10.00 – 12.00   Babies & Toddlers meet in the church hall
                        2.30 – 4.00 pm Cuppa and Chat in the church hall. All welcome.

Thursday     

Friday

Saturday         

Sunday        10.30 Mr. Neville Stephens Please join us after the service in the church hall for refreshments and conversation.

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING….  Sunday 21st April 2024

Our Annual Church Meeting will be held in the hall on SUNDAY 21st APRIL after the Sunday service.   There will be refreshments before the meeting and we will then enjoy a shared lunch afterwards.

All members of our congregation are warmly invited to this occasion.

We have to pause from collecting blister packs for recycling (our place for taking them is overloaded) but please still bring in your washed and flattened tetra packs.

Stretton Foodbank UpdateAs it was Good Friday, it was a little bit quieter than usual, but we were able to give out Easter eggs for all the families that have children. So, a big thank you to everyone that responded to our request for Easter eggs last week.We also received a large quantity of the other stuff we needed, it is really great how the community responds to ensure that we have enough food to help those that come to the Foodbank on Fridays.

  1. Fray Bentos Pies
  2. Jam
  3. Cornflakes
  4. Tea
  5. Small bags of sugar
  6. Chocolate digestive biscuits

Food donations can be left in the baskets at the Coop or at the Mayfair Centre.

Each week we also have to buy a substantial amount of food. This is funded by donations. To help us financially, the easiest way to donate money is by using this link to make a payment. https://tinyurl.com/SFBgive

Thank you Stretton.

Eco Church.  Our church is an Eco Church, having gained the silver award. Eco Church is an award scheme for churches operated by A Rocha. It believes that caring for God’s earth is a necessary and joyful part of Christian worship and discipleship. We have had to pause in our collecting of blister packs to recycle, BUT tetra packs are still being collected.

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: 01694-720353 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.