Week beginning Monday 11th January 2021
Due to the National Lockdown we have regrettably decided for the safety of our congregation to again suspend Sunday Worship. A service with script and audio file is emailed out each Saturday for use the following day. If you wish to be included in this distribution please ring 01694 720353
Food Bank News. During the present troubled times The Foodbank is being kept going by 6 volunteers working in pairs rather than the usual 4 on duty each week. They are seeing clients individually, getting them to wash their hands on arrival and keeping the social distancing.
Donations of food are still required. Please use the collection bin at the Co-op. Thank you.
EcoChurch. 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.
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.