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Origami for Lent at Christ Church

February 18, 2021

Origami for Lent at Christ Church Origami might sound a strange spiritual practice, but we have found it can be a fun exercise with a prayerful side to it! During Advent we created some of the characters in the Christmas story with a short reflection on that character and a prayer. We will do the same during Lent with characters from Jesus’ journey to the cross. Each person has their own piece of paper and we follow the instructions given. There will be four sessions on Friday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March at 4.30pm for about 20 minutes. This…

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Prayer focus this week

February 18, 2021

Prayer focus for this week To encourage each other, we are suggesting a focus for prayer each week: Please remember in your prayers: Tetbury praying the Town: Alexander Gardens, Bartley Croft and Malthouse Walk For the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, as he and teachers discuss the way forward for an appropriate return to school The parish of St Marys The Departed and those who mourn their loss including Barbara Hartree and Bobby Nicole; we give thanks for their lives We give thanks for all who are involved in the running of the Goods Shed and for the enrichment of the activities to…

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Recording of Sunday Worship, 14th February

February 15, 2021

In our Gospel reading, we hear the account of the Transfiguration of Christ:  the wonderful mountain-top moment when Jesus’ divinity is revealed to his closest disciples.  And we reflect on where we encounter Christ, and how our lives are transformed by his presence with us. Share in our Sunday Worship led by Poppy and Joe.

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Lent 2021

February 14, 2021

Lent Book and Home Groups This Lent, you are invited to join in reading thought- and prayer-provoking reflections written by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, through 2020. These 26 reflections are brought together in the recently-published “Candles in the Dark:  Faith, hope and love in a time of pandemic”.  Each reflection invites us to think and pray afresh into our experiences of lockdown and the Covid-19 pandemic. Home groups meet on Zoom each week through Lent.  There are groups meeting during the day and in the evening – and each group has 8-12 participants.  The leader guides the…

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Lent 2021

February 9, 2021

Lent 2021 This Lent, you are invited to join in reading thought- and prayer-provoking reflections written by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, through 2020.  These 26 reflections are brought together in the recently-published “Candles in the Dark:  Faith, hope and love in a time of pandemic”.  Each reflection invites us to think and pray afresh into our experiences of lockdown and the Covid-19 pandemic.   Five of the reflections will also form the basis of our Lent Home Groups, which start meeting in the week of Monday 22nd February (more details to follow).  And, for those who prefer, there will…

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Prayer focus this week

February 9, 2021

Prayer focus for this week To encourage each other, we are suggesting a focus for prayer each week: Please remember in your prayers: Tetbury praying the Town: Windsor Gardens and Elizabeth Gardens For parents supporting children with home schooling, that they may have patience and insight and find it a positive experience The parish of Shipton Moyne The Departed and those who mourn their loss and we give thanks for their lives For all who are acting as volunteers with the ongoing vaccination programme. We give thanks for them and pray for ongoing strength and cheerfulness National needs: As Valentine’s Day approaches,…

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Recording of Sunday Worship, 7th February

February 8, 2021

In our readings this morning, we hear God’s promise of grace and restoration in our lives:  the loving God who acts in the midst of human need and raises us up when we are weary. Share in our Sunday Worship led by Poppy and Pauline.

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Michael’s brainteasers for February 2021 and the answers for January 2021

February 2, 2021

After testing the grey cells in solving the murder mystery … try solving the puzzlers set by Michael Bailey this month.  For February, test out your horticultural know-how with questions about plants and flowers. If you wish to make a donation to your favourite charity, please do so. Good luck! Please click here for Answers for January 2021 Please click here for Plant and flowers quiz February 2021

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Prayer focus this week

February 2, 2021

Prayer focus for this week To encourage each other, we are suggesting a focus for prayer each week: Please remember in your prayers: Tetbury praying the Town: Wheat Hill, Wisteria Road and Woodward Close For children with special needs, that they will receive the support and encouragement they require The parish of Long Newnton The Departed and those who mourn their loss, remembering Keith Wild and his family this week.  And we remember especially the 100,000 plus who have died in the UK as a result of Covid-19: we give thanks for their lives, and pray for God’s comfort and support…

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Recording of Sunday Worship, 31st January

February 1, 2021

The Presentation of Christ We hear the account of the Christ Child, presented in the Temple by his parents Mary and Joseph.  And it is here they encounter Simeon and Anna, two people of great faith, who recognise Jesus as the fulfilment of God’s promises:  God’s saving light come into the darkness of our world. Worship is led by Poppy and Joe:

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