22
Nov 2016
Advent Prayer diary

Getting ready for Christmas can feel a frenetic time of shopping, planning and cooking. And yet over the centuries Advent has also been a time to stop, to wait on God, and to go deeper in faith. This year – in our daily prayer as we meet together as well as individual use – we’re using some prayer guides from a number of different church leaders across the country. We hope it proves a useful resource. Why not let us know how you got on? https://www.premierchristianity.com/Past-Issues/2013/December-2013/Advent-Prayer-Calendar...

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22
Nov 2016
Take the Bible Society Advent Challenge?

This Advent we’re encouraging people to get involved with the Bible Society’s #AdventChallenge The Bible Society’s online Advent calendar challenges you to do a small, practical act of kindness every day, to share goodwill and make a difference in this season of Advent. Last year, over 13,000 people took part, with over 105,000 challenges accepted. Whether it was the 4,000 people who actively encouraged someone, or the 3,000 contributions to local foodbanks, a massive difference was made. So this year, you could be buying someone flowers, babysitting … or even just giving a smile? You’ll receive an email each day which gives you three daily challenges throughout Advent, and you choose the one that best suits you. The challenges are simple, practical, Bible-based and life-affirming. So you can show your community what......

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21
Nov 2016
Resources from The Dark Night of the Shed

Saturday saw just under one hundred men from Shropshire churches get together with author Nick Page for the “Dark night of the shed” day conference. The day started  with bacon butties, before some welcomes, worship and introductions from the front. Bishop Mark Rylands joined Nick Page in reminiscing on their garden sheds, with the questions “what is in your shed that you wouldn’t want anyone to know about” and “what one thing would you do to improve your shed.” Sky TV to watch the cricket, and a micro brewery, featured in the answers…. Nick spoke in both morning sessions, firstly talking about the stories which shape our lives, and the false gods which promise much but deliver little. The second session looked at what new story might define our lives.......

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11
Nov 2016
Christmas Hamper Appeal 2016

Can you believe the Christmas season is almost upon us? We are asking again for folk to be generous and help us to help the needy in our town. In partnership with Shrewsbury Homes for All we hope you can help us to provide no fewer than 48 hampers, including 24 family hampers, for the vulnerable this Christmas. We appreciate times are tough and it is apparent in the lives of those we are aiming to help, so the hampers should include Christmas goodies and treats (but please NO alcohol!!) If you would like to help but can’t afford to make up a complete hamper then we will make up any donations into hampers to distribute. No donation is too small or insignificant. Cash donations are also welcome. Please......

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04
Nov 2016
Baa! Sheep needed please!

Each year, we give the children in the reception clasess at our two primary schools in the parish the opportunity to take home for one night the Playmobil nativity set and hear the nativity story.  As part of this, they get to keep a small knitted sheep and a booklet about the Christmas story.  This year, there are more children than ever in our reception classes so the herd needs to grow!  This is a great opportunity for the children and their families to engage with the story and think about why we celebrate Christmas If you could help make a sheep then Judith Clarkson our children’s minister would love to hear from you.  Please email Judith at judith.clarkson@trinitychurches.org for more information Thank you!  ...

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04
Nov 2016
Carols by Candlelight - Join the orchestra

Whether you have been playing for months or many years, we are looking for orchestral instrumentalists to join our family orchestra which will accompany the singing at Carols by Candlelight on Sunday 18th December at 4.30pm and 7.00pm. Rehearsals for the orchestra will take place at Holy Trinity from 6.00-7.00pm on the following dates: Tuesday 29th November Thursday 8th December Wednesday 14th December There will be a full rehearsal with the choir on Saturday 17th December starting at 3.45pm To help Judith Clarkson prepare and ensure there is enough music for everyone please respond by clicking here and completing the attached form. Thank you....

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04
Nov 2016
Calling all singers for Carols by Candlelight Choir

Valerie Pitt and Elly Hughes are currently looking for singers to join them for the choir which will be singing at this year’s Carols by Candlelight.  Taking place on Sunday 18th December at 4.30pm and 7.00pm the choir will be performing two pieces and leading the singing of well-known carols. You don’t have to be able to read music but it helps. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday 22nd November at 7.30pm at 4 Meole Hall Gardens to learn the notes.  You must, please, attend at least two practices plus the Saturday afternoon final rehearsal.   The dates for additional rehearsals are as follows: Thursday 1st December Holy Trinity Meole Brace at 7.30pm Wednesday 7th December Holy Trinity Meole Brace at 7.30pm Monday 12th December Holy Trinity Meole Brace at 7.30pm.......

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01
Nov 2016
November Prayer Diary

Our church warden Mike Haddaway oversees the life of prayer across the parish. It has been hugely exciting to see him having conversations, listening to people’s passions, and seeing just some of the different ways in which prayer is taking place. One of the core gifts of our prayer life together is the monthly prayer diary, and the November 2016 edition is now available. Click here to read it. If you want to find out more about prayer across the parish, please talk to Mike Haddaway....

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14
Oct 2016
Thank you and Goodbye to Peter Hubbard as minister of CTK

Peter Hubbard has been the minister of Christ the King since June 2012, but it is time to say Goodbye to the Hubbard family as Peter takes on his new role as Vicar of nearby Christ Church, Bayston Hill. Join us this Sunday 16th October at 10.30am as we say thank you and goodbye in our service of Holy Communion at Christ the King, Radbrook Community Centre to Peter, Debbie, Naomi and Miriam. Following the service, there will be a ‘bring and share’ lunch starting at 12.30pm in the Community Centre, at which everyone is most welcome. Please bring some food to share and we look forward to seeing you there! Peter’s institution induction will take place on Tuesday 1st November at 7pm at Christ Church Bayston Hill. If you would like to attend please......

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07
Oct 2016
Second Sundays at Christ the King

At Christ the King we have been talking for quite some time about our services on the second Sunday of the month. How do we support the current monthly Radbrook Messy Church on a Sunday afternoon? How might our existing Sunday morning service develop, particularly on the second Sunday of each month? Are there other ways of meeting together – and doing church – which might help CTK as a whole to grow over the next months and years as we “live for Jesus, love one another and set a table for the world.” At our DCC meeting on Monday 26th September we made the decision that “we will continue to meet at RCC at 1030am on the second Sunday of each month, but we will give equal priority......

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