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Good evening everybody.


Do consider prayerfully how you will use your vote, if you have one, tomorrow. I spoke about it on BBC Radio Bristol today and you can read what I said here.



Prayer Diary

David and Pam

Simon and Teena




Truro Road, St Austell Close

For the last weeks of the school term and many nativity plays and carol services around town

Mission Partners
We pray for the Ayos working with YWAM, Tanzania as they prepare to return to the UK in the spring.

Morning Prayer
9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer at the Vicarage next week is on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.



Triple Thanks

Many thanks to the team who served at the pre-Christmas meal last week. It was a lovely evening and a small profit was made for West End Impact.


Thanks also to all of you who have returned your commitment pledges for 2020. Jenny tells me that we are in line to be able to act as planned and budgeted. You are very generous people.


Finally, Joanna from CAP thanks us as a church for the donation we made towards their Christmas hampers.



Mercy Ships Carol Service 14/12

Ed and Ruth will be attending this and would love to see you there. St Mary Redcliffe, Saturday 14th December 3.30 pm.




This Sunday Caroline is leading and I am preaching on Isaiah 48 and 49. John L will tell us a bit about what he does as home group co-ordinator so that someone may feel able to take this ministry on.

Mince Pies

We like to offer home-made mince pies with coffee at the Carol Service (22/12) and Crib Service (24/12). If you could make a few extra please let me know and bring them along on Sunday 22nd.



Next Rotas

If you are on the rota for warden/welcome, reading, prayers, coffee, chalice, laptop or sound please let Sarah know your availability for February to May 2020 by Sunday 29th December. This includes your availability for Easter (Maundy Thurs / Good Friday 9th/10th April).

If you lead or preach then please let Steve know your availability.

As always it would be great to hear from people who would like to join the rota. We still need someone to join the laptop team and you could shadow doing this initially. Also people happy to assist alongside our regular coffee makers. If you’re not sure about a task but would like to give something a go then please speak to/email Sarah.


Baked Bean Sunday 22/12

It’s been two years since the last Baked Bean Sunday to raise some money for our mission partners West End Impact, Morecambe.


22 December coincides with their Christmas Lunch for clients. Some people may wish to get together and eat lunch in company. Have a simple lunch and give the money you save.



Post-Christmas Walk (28/12)

This walk has been going on for over 15 years in various different forms. It is a fantastic way to gather together as community, get some exercise and enjoy a time of fellowship over a few drinks and food.


Approximate times are as follows; feel free to join the walk wherever it suits you:


10:30 am Main Road by the Grove

10:45 am Top of the Perrings

11 am Backwell Lake

11.30 to 12.30 Rising Sun pub in Backwell, then walk to the Grove Sports Club (across the fields) for a barbecue.


Please bring money for drinks, and food for a barbecue and wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy.


Any questions e-mail Phil W.



Men’s breakfast (11/1)

The next men’s big breakfast will be at The Old Farmhouse at 8am but the focus will be a bit different. There will be no outside speaker, but more a time of review, reflection, prayer, and planning for 2020. It is more focused at current church attendees as opposed to an outreach event.


Please let Tim know if you can make it  as soon as possible. This will be a significant time for the men in the church.


Bible Book Club 14/1

The next Bible Book Club is on Tuesday 14th January at the Ring O Bells 8-9pm. The book is Judges. Bible Book Club is a group of people who meet in the pub and discuss a Bible book they have read in the previous weeks. No theological experience necessary; all you have to have done is to have read the book. People of all Bible reading experience welcome.



Advance Notice

There will be one weekly email next week to cover Sundays 22nd and 29th December. From January 5th the paper notice sheet will be monthly.



Job Vacancies

  • Another Duty or Church Warden to shadow the current team and step in next year
  • We need someone to operate the laptop on 2nd Sundays. Could you learn to do this?
  • Children’s work co-ordinator and week-by-week helpers
  • Home Group co-ordinator

Details of all these jobs available from wardens or clergy. Do have an informal chat.

With love,