We aim to be a generous-hearted and inclusive Christian family in the centre of Beeston with a ministry that reaches out from our beautiful Parish Church into the wider community.

Sunday 18th August 2019

We are now on Facebook! Have a look at our page and follow us! www.facebook.com/beestonparishchurch

Open Door Stewards: This is Week 3 on your rota.

Augustine to Justin: We will take a break for the summer and meet again on 10th September. Pat Atkins (925 6327).

Forthcoming Events at Southwell Minster:

Tuesday 10th September 9.30am – 3.30pm, Discovery Day for adults. More information on the Southwell Minster Discovery Day website. Cost £15 per person. Booking advisable.

Mothers’ Union: Thank you to everyone who attended the Strawberry Tea in July. We raised £164.90 for the MU Summer of Hope Appeal helping disadvantaged women around the world.

Our next meeting is on Thursday, 12th September when we welcome the Rev. Tracey, our curate, who will lead our September service. Donations of goods for the Women’s Refuge, The Police Aid Convoy, etc will be gratefully accepted. We meet in church at 2pm for a 2.15pm start and everyone is welcome to join us.

The Wave of Prayer Service will be on Tuesday, 17th September at 10am in the Chancel as the ABC2 group will be meeting in the nave. It lasts for one hour and we particularly remember our link dioceses around the world and also Bingham, our link Branch in this diocese. Do join us. Sheila Allton

Save the Date: Church Quiz Saturday 14th September– This year’s quiz is coming up next month. If you think you know your Alps from your Appalachians or your Mozart from your Madness or even if you don’t, then come along to this year’s church quiz! An entertaining evening is to be had along with a hot meal for just £5. Tickets will be on sale over the next couple of weeks.

Messy Church has finished for the academic year and we would like to thank everyone for their help this year. We would also like to ask for people to sign up for the following dates: Saturday 14th September, Saturday 11th October, Saturday 30th November.

First Aider List: We are updating our list of First Aiders in the church. If you are a qualified First Aider and would be happy to be on the list (which would be kept by the clergy and churchwardens and put up in the vestry) could you please let Kathryn know. Many thanks.

Church of England Children’s Society: Message for the generous box holders.  Please may I have your boxes so that counting the money can proceed.  I would like to thank all of you in advance for your kindness and generosity. If you do not have a box and would like something to put your small change into, thus helping out this very worthwhile charity, then please do not hesitate to contact me. Rosie Stowe

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Tony Ford, Sheila Allton, Sally Baldock, Teresa Downing, Simon Bramley, Louise Cummings, Margaret Joynes, Trevor Slack, Jean Cameron, Baby Myles Bell, Jackie and Paul Badham who are sick. Remember also Marjorie Jones, Karen Johnson, Christine Marriner and Pam McGrath (nee Keeble) who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.

Exploring Theology Today

The Church of

Saint John the Baptist Beeston


Come along to and join

in a new programme of doing theology together

explore the meaning of our Christian faith

as we grow in our thinking, praying and living 

Each session will stand on its own

and will open up a major element of Christian theology.

Come to as many of the monthly sessions as you can manage.

In church on the second Monday in the month



September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, December 9th

January 13th, February 10th, March 9th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th 

The sessions will be led by Michael Taylor