Attachments – (2) School CU, Prodigal Arts

Good afternoon everyone,

I was delighted to be able to visit Michelle in her new official curate’s house on Briar Close today. It feels as if it has been a long journey with several cul-de-sacs but that the Lord now has the Taylors living where he needs them. They were recipients number three of a ‘welcome to Trendlewood’ cake. Do tell Liz if you know of others moving in.

Some sadder news. Karan’s Dad died this week. We pray for Karan, Jerry and the family as they mourn his loss.

The men’s breakfast will be at Edward’s this Saturday 13th October. Tell him quickly now if you want to be there.

Also that day is a Film Night at Golden Valley School organised by Mike and Sarah Bird. No charge. Squash and nibbles provided – BYO to drink. Please invite friends.

4.30pm ‘Valiant’ tells the story of a little wood pigeon with big dreams. It is his determination that, together with an unbridled courage, turns a little country pigeon into an adventurer and, finally, a hero.

**You will need to sign up for this film by Friday in order for it to run, please. Contact Sarah B.


7.30pm ‘A good year’ based on the novel by Peter Mayle, author of ‘A Year in Provence’. Max, a man whose sole raison d’être is the acquisition of wealth at the expense of the other guy, inherits a vineyard and begins to slow down and embrace the simple – and most precious – pleasures of life.

**No need to sign up for this film – just turn up. All friends welcome.

Click on the link to see the Diocesan Mailing Connect with many ideas and resources for work at Advent and Christmas.

We are delighted to be sharing with the school in a family fireworks event on Friday November 9th. Click on the link to buy tickets through the GVSA and to support their work.

This Sunday we continue to look at people in the Bible who saw, or heard, God and how they reacted to the call. This time we look at the first recorded call of Isaiah in chapter 6 of the book (which describes the life and work of more than one prophet). I will preach and Lindsay is leading us.

I attach a flier about an exhibition being run by our mission partners Prodigal Arts. Anyone specifically interested in getting to know about Prodigal Arts’ work and purchasing artwork please email Ralph at  if you would like an invitation to the evening private view of the exhibition.freedom leaflet PA_3lowres.pdf

There will be a bring and share lunch at Moorside Farm to celebrate Harvest on October 14th. Andy’s and St Andrew’s will have a joint service and then we are invited to join for lunch from 12.30. Between 12.00 and 12.30 there will be games for children.

Anita Heappey (Churchwarden at St Andrew’s) is co-ordinating food.

She is asking that people email her to let her know what they plan to bring, so that she can ensure there’s a balanced supply, from this list:

Bread rolls/cut up French stick






Green salad

Coleslaw etc.


Savouries – nice surprises!


She would appreciate responses promptly. I don’t think we will come to any harm if we just turn up with stuff but if you have a moment we can spare the world a quiche mountain.

Please bring your own drinks, plates, cups and cutlery. Coffee and tea will be available.

Our ‘vision‘ opportunities begin next week:

Monday evening 15th October 7.30 for 7.45 p.m.

Saturday morning 20th October (light breakfast provided from 9.00 a.m.)

Tuesday evening 23rd October 7.30 for 7.45 p.m.

Thursday evening 25th October 5.00 p.m (for children and a parent – supper included)

I will be asking groups to pray together, study the Bible and try to prioritise certain things we might do over the next few years.

A flier is attached about Nailsea School Christian Union.unnamed.jpg

Open those attachments, click on those links and respond to those invites. Sounds like a new action song to me. Be very afraid.

With love


Job Vacancies
Casual vacancy for a Deanery Synod representative

New people to join our rotas; training available

A new member for the Pastoral Prayer Group

A chair for the Trendlewood Community Festival 2019


Stuart and Jan 

Ralph, Heather, Rufus and Jossie 


Vynes Close, Oakhill Close and Wincanton Close

For the Taylor family as they make their home in Briar Close. For all the unpacking and organising to do with a house move for a family of six.

Mission Partners

The Ayos (YWAM Tanzania) They give thanks for a recent large donation which means they are able to make good progress on their house. They hope to come to the UK in early 2020. There will be 5 of them then (baby due late December 18).