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Recording of Sunday Worship, 28th June

June 29, 2020

It was wonderful to share our worship this morning, including welcoming and commissioning Pauline as Curate here in the Benefice.  We reflected together on what it means to “be church”, celebrating the life and witness of Saint Peter.   A virtual collection plate We are incredibly grateful to everyone who continues to give via the Parish Giving Scheme, envelopes, and other forms of standing order.  All our four churches appreciate this ongoing support. Of course “normally” we would also have a collection plate in church on Sundays. As we can’t do that right now, please do contact our Benefice Administrator, Diana,…

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Recording of Sunday Worship, 21st June

June 23, 2020

Called by God: Worship 10 am, Sunday 21st June. In worship, we explored our calling as disciples of Jesus Christ. This can be described as our calling to “a kind of loving”, seeking to share the love of God for the well-being of others and the world. And this loving finds a unique expression in each of us. All this is especially important as we pray for Pauline, commissioned as Curate in this Benefice next Sunday. But, as we pray for Pauline, we pray for ourselves too, that we may find an ever-fuller expression of our calling in our lives.…

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Recording of Sunday Worship, 14th June

June 18, 2020

It’s wonderful that although our church buildings are closed, our church community is very much alive! Here is the link to share this morning’s worship on YouTube. SHARING OUR FAITH STORIES Many thanks for Phil Jefferson for sharing his faith journey with us. Click below for the full conversation.

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OPENING ST MARYS’ CHURCH

June 14, 2020

I am sure you have heard that places of worship can now be opened to the public for individual prayer.  After careful thought, the plan is to open St Marys’ from tomorrow (Monday 15th June), with the building being open daily:  Monday – Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm, and on Sunday, 12.00 to 4.00pm. This is all very new.  We will keep everything under review and, if we encounter any difficulties, hope people will understand if we need to reduce the frequency or length of opening times. Of course, we are asking people to maintain social distancing of 2m while in…

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Virtual collection plate

June 13, 2020

Although our church building is closed, many of the costs continue. Thank you to everyone who continues to give via the Parish Giving Scheme or other regular standing orders.  All our four churches are so grateful for this ongoing support.  Of course, we also pass around the collection plate in church on Sundays.  As we are not able to do that right now, Tetbury Church Council (PCC) have set up a JustGiving page (click here:  https://www.justgiving.com/tetburypcc). Very sadly, St Marys’ Church is facing considerable financial difficulties.  We have our ongoing commitment to pay our Parish Share.  This is our contribution…

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Thank you, and God be with you – Farewell from Rob

June 8, 2020

It has been a joy and a privilege to serve as your Assistant Curate for these last three years. I will forever be grateful for the experiences I have had here, and for all you have done to support and nurture me as a new deacon and priest. I never imagined that I would finish my time with you in these circumstances, but I feel so blessed and thankful for all you have done to say goodbye to Frankie, Clarissa and I. We were so touched by how many people joined us on Zoom on Friday evening, and my final service with you this…

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Recording of Sunday Worship, 31st May

June 2, 2020

It’s wonderful that although our church buildings are closed, our church community is very much alive! Here is the link to share this morning’s worship on YouTube. SHARING OUR FAITH STORIES Very many thanks to Geraldine Geers for sharing her faith experiences with us.  We heard short extracts from Geraldine’s story in worship this morning. Click on this link for the full conversation: It would be wonderful to continue hearing other people’s stories as we journey on together. It involves a short, recorded conversation with Joe or me, asking you to tell us about three things: how your faith journey…

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Recording of Sunday Worship, 24th May

May 24, 2020

It’s wonderful that although our church buildings are closed, our church community is very much alive! Here is the link to share this morning’s worship on YouTube. SHARING OUR FAITH STORIES Very many thanks to Alun Bendle for sharing his faith experiences with us.  We heard short extracts from his story in worship this morning, and click on this link for the full conversation:    It would be wonderful to hear other people’s stories as we journey on together.  It involves a short, recorded conversation with Joe or me, asking you to tell us about three things:  how your faith journey…

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Recording of Sunday Worship, 17th May

May 17, 2020

We are so sorry that we had technical issues with our worship on Zoom this morning. Some people were unable join the meeting, and others couldn’t see or hear anything when they did. We have since discovered that this wasn’t due to anything that you, or we, had done, but was a national issue with Zoom. Churches all over the country had the same problem. Thankfully the recording of this morning’s service worked! You can find it here: We are confident that Zoom will have dealt with this issue by next Sunday. Technical difficulties won’t stop us worshipping together. With…

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Sunday Worship, 3rd May

May 3, 2020

Worship this Sunday was led by Revd. Rob Church. The link below is a recording of the service. You can download the readings for the service here. Here is a prayer for discernment, taken from morning prayer in Iona: Ever-present God, set your blessings on us as we begin this day together. Confirm us in the truth by which we rightly life; confront us with the truth from which we wrongly turn. We ask not for what we want but for what you know we need, as we offer this day and ourselves for you and to you. Amen.

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