Notices for Sunday 23rd August 2015

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity


Open Door Stewards: This is Week 4 on your rota.

Request from Hope: Hope is in need of tin openers for our guests in receipt of food parcels. If you can help us supply these please send them in with the donations in the normal way.

Explorers in Prayer Course: Starting in Autumn, the first three lessons are focused on our relationship with God. The second three lessons are based on the three sections of the Lectio Divina. The next four lessons are preparation for ministering to others in prayer. The final lesson opens up the ultimate goal of prayer. This is a very practical course and so there will be a lot of praying done in the class, but each student will also commit themselves to spend 15 minutes each day doing a prayer exercise set for each week. They will also have several chapters of the course book to read each week. More information can be found on the website>

Bible Study Group: The next meeting will be in the choir vestry at 2:30pm on Tuesday 1st September to continue our examination of the Book of Kings.

Mothers' Union: At the next meeting (10th September) we need to think about the committee for the next 3 year period, starting in January 2016. If you would like to join the committee, or have any suggestions for branch meetings next year, please see Rosie Stowe, Sheila Allton or Pat Atkins.

Notts Historic Churches Trust: Ride and Stride, Saturday 12th September, is just six weeks away. Last year nearly £270 was raised in sponsorship, of which half benefited our church funds. It is hoped that members of the congregation will participate again this year by walking or cycling to a number of local churches and getting sponsorship for each church visited. Sponsorship forms can be obtained from Gavin Simpson, who can also supply further information which can also be found on the noticeboard at the back of church.

Heritage Weekend: The church will be open on Saturday 12th September (10a.m. - 12 noon) and Sunday 13th September (2p.m. - 4p.m.). If you are willing to steward for an hour (or more!) on those days please have a word with Sheila Allton. Thank you.

Wedding: Duncan Blair Mitchell and Louise Margaret Rahmoun will be married here at 12:30pm next Saturday 29th August. Please support and pray for Duncan and Louise.
Wedding: Simon James Shepherd and Emma Louise Atkin will be married here at 1:00pm next Sunday 30th August. Please support and pray for Simon and Emma.

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Janet Toseland, Avril Shaw, Margery Cooper, Jaqueline Kemp, Dennis Cooper, Lionel Kirk, Sue Smith, George Parrott and Jean Smith who are sick. Remember also those who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.


CofE Central Newsfeed
The Church of England Pensions Board issues £100 million of bonds to fund clergy retirement housing
The Church of England Pensions Board today announced that it has issued £100 million of bonds, giving it access to long-term finance to purchase additional retirement properties, which will secure the future of clergy housing in retirement.
Join the Pilgrimage2Paris: short film competition to join the Church of England on its environmental journey
The Church of England has today launched a digital competition offering two potential pilgrims the opportunity to join them on the 200 mile journey to Paris with two full bursary places.
Digest - Church joins Pope in call to prayer for the Environment
Digest - Church joins Pope in call to prayer for the Environment