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Tetbury Advertiser: October 2023

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St Marys’ Church book-bag blessing cards

God bless you!

It was wonderful to stand at St Mary’s Primary School gate on the first day of term last month.  As each child arrived, a team from church offered them this card to tie on their book bag, as a prayer and blessing.  We’d also spent time chatting to class teachers beforehand, and the school looked amazing:  all ready for the new school year.

And we continue to be involved with Tetbury’s children, young people and families in lots of different ways.

At Sir William Romney’s our Youth Worker, Mandie Winbow and Curate, Steve, help support the students.   Then at St Mary’s we help with whole-school Collective Worship twice a week:  once with  the clergy team leading (Steve, Pauline or me) and once with the Churches’ Together “Open the Book” team, who act out favourite Bible stories, which the children love.  And, of course, there’s the Faith Explorers’ After-School Club, which continues to be popular!

On Sunday 22nd October at 4pm, iSingPOP CELEBRATE returns for all the family.  Held in St Mary’s school hall and run by all the churches in Tetbury, there will be crafts, a Bible story, time for prayers and songs, and tea for everyone.  And, in our 10am Sunday service in church, we have a lovely band of people who lead Little Fishes Sunday School, which is great.

Just one other date for your diary, as October opens with the lovely Tetbury Music Festival, hosted at St Marys’ Church.  And, on Sunday 1st October, that includes the special Tetbury Music Festival Eucharist at 10.30am.  It is always a great celebration, so please do come along if you can.

With love and praying for God’s blessing on us all, Poppy

The Revd Canon Poppy Hughes
Parish Priest, St Mary the Virgin & St Mary Magdalen Church, Tetbury
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