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 19th August 2018

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.

Thank you from Valerie and Edd: A huge thank you to everyone who made our wedding day so memorable.                          To Father Wayne for a relaxed and meaningful service. To Brenda and her team for excellent organisation of the drinks and canapés. To Pauline and the Mothers Union for a beautiful display of flowers. To Chris and the choir who did us proud. To Phil who lifted the day with his excellent music

To the bell ringers who’s celebratory peal at the end of the service was joyous! And last but not least to the Church family for their support. Edd and I loved every minute of the day. Thank you.

Somewhere to go during the school holidays: The Lego Adventure trail  – Brickminster – will be featured again this year in Southwell Minster from July 23rd – September 5th. Children are encouraged to search for Lego models around the Minster which tell its story. Also on Monday 30th July there is an Activity day (11am – 4pm) with crafts, activities, music etc.  All welcome. Admission free. Further details: education@southwellminster.org.uk

Messy Church: The next Messy Church is on Saturday 8th September from 3 to 5. We will have a variety of crafts, a short talk and finish with a meal together.

Augustine to Justin: Just to remind you all that we are meeting again on Tuesday, 11th September, 2.30pm in the Choir Vestry. We have reached the 17th century, Charles I is King and William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury. If anyone else would like to join us and see how the story unfolds, they would be very welcome. Pat Atkins (925 6327)

Mothers’ Union: The next branch meeting is on Thursday, 13th September in church  when the vicar will lead our annual service. This will be followed by the appointment of the new committee to serve from January 2019 for 3 years. If you would like to be on the committee, or would like to stand down from the present  committee please let me know. I would also appreciate suggestions for speakers etc for our meetings in 2019 please.

The new MU Autumn/Winter catalogue is now available at the back of church. This includes MU diaries and calendars as well as Advent Calendars, Christmas cards, general cards and gifts. Please have a look at a catalogue and let me have your order(in writing) by 13th September at the latest. Thank you.

Mothers’ Union Wave of Prayer service Monday 17th September 3pm in Church when we specially remember our link dioceses around the world. All welcome. Sheila Allton.

Date for the Diary! Don’t forget, it’s Kirstine’s Ordination to the Priesthood on Wednesday 19th September at 7:30pm. Please do come and support Kirstine if you can.

Church quiz tickets now on sale – This year’s quiz is on Saturday 29th September (6.30pm). 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. Bring your own drinks if it will help. See Alistair Smith or Bridget Eickhoff or Brian Walton after Sunday morning service or call Alistair on 8778276 or email Beeston@southwelldg.org.uk

Pack Up Your Troubles! On the evening of Friday 19th October 2018, Friday Voices, a Staffordshire-based mixed voices choir, will be putting on a concert at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, in celebration of the Armistice Centenary. They will sing a selection of music to mark the occasion and to raise money for the church charity. The first half will be a fitting tribute to the cessation of hostilities in World War One, including some specially arranged familiar war-time songs for you to join in a jaunty sing-a-long. The second half will feature a variety of English songs, with something for everyone from madrigals to contemporary. The choir is led by Chris Mallinson, who brings fun and energy to all his work. A highly-regarded, award-winning group, they sing a varied repertoire from sacred to Gershwin to choral takes on modern music.  You are all invited to this evening of commemoration and song – put the date in your diary now. Concert starts 7.30pm. Adults £6 (£5 in advance). Student/child £3. Tickets and info available from Beeston Methodist Church Office 0115 943 1164. www.fridayvoices.com

CHRISTMAS DINNER – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12th: Get the date in your diary. I have booked the Cornmill again for our Church Christmas Meal. It is a 4 course meal and the cost is £10 per head (same as last year!!) Please let me know if you want to book as we are limited to 35 places. Many Thanks, Kaye Ford

Unwanted Glasses (and Hearing Aids): Following agreement by the PCC, we now have an official collection box (at the back of Church) for all your unwanted pairs of glasses (and hearing aids).

Once full, the box will be collected by Notts/Derbys Hemlockstone Lions and passed on to their sorting and distribution depot for recycling to clinics and eye camps across the world in partnership with Medico France. It does not matter if the glasses are broken as they will sort the useable parts and we do not need any glasses cases.

You will find further information about the scheme on the table at the back of Church. Please have a mini de-clutter and donate all those old pairs you didn’t know what to do with!! Many Thanks Kaye Ford

At 5th Beeston (St John’s) Rainbows we get up to all sorts of exciting activities. Recently we went on a trip to White Post Farm with lots of other rainbows. We got to see and learn about lots of different types of animals, hold some mice and guinea pigs, and even watch some sheep racing. Everyone’s favourite bit was eating ice creams and going to the play area though!

This term we are also earning a badge about the centenary of votes for women, learning all about voting, the suffragettes, and their colours of green, violet and white.

If you have a daughter aged 5-7 years old who would be interested in joining us go to: https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/information-for-parents/register-your-daughter/ for more information

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Tony Ford, Val Shanahan, Sheila Allton, Sally Baldock and Jean Smith who are sick. Remember also those who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.