From Tim, our Rector:

Bleadon Church Notices: Sunday 14th November 2021

The 10am Wednesday Communion Service at St Andrew’s

If you would like to attend you would be very welcome.

This week our Wednesday 8pm Compline will be available on zoom.  

The link will be circulated soon.

Sunday 21st November: 

10.15am Holy Communion in our Church.

** NEW** at 2.45pm: we will be starting our new Forest Church and it will be Christmas wreath making. Patrick will meet you outside the church at 2.45pm to walk the short distance to the site that is kindly being lent to the group for this time only. 

We are also planning a 2nd Forrest Church on Sunday 5th Dec at 2.45pm.

Forest Church is a rustic way of gathering for worship which gives rich opportunities to let the beauty of nature inspire our worship. Many children and families find this style of worship very engaging. 

It will be held entirely outdoors, even if raining! Please come in suitable outdoor clothing, including footwear that will cope with rough ground.

If you are interested in joining Patrick please call on 07581719116 or email: curatewebb@gmail.com.

Advanced Notices:

Monday 22nd Nov: Craft and Chat in the Church Room: 10am to 12noon: 

(This happens on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month.) These events are planned particularly to help people who have been very isolated in recent months and may benefit from encouragement and confidence building. To help with managing numbers and Covid safety, please ring Sara on 01934 811 008 if you and / or a friend would like to come.

Thanksgiving service for the late Brian Drinkwater: will be held at Bleadon Church on Saturday 27th November at 2.30pm. Brian’s ashes will be buried in Bleadon Churchyard at the end of the service. 

Advent Avenue of Light (New for 2021!)

For Advent and Christmas 2021, we are planning an avenue of light in front of the church. This will be an avenue of small Christmas trees.

Can you, your family, business or organisation sponsor a tree? We are asking for £20 sponsorship, per tree. Trees and lights will be provided. Those who sponsor are expected to decorate their own tree. There may even be a prize for best tree.

We will light up our Avenue at 6pm on Sunday 28th November: Advent Sunday.

If you would like to sponsor a tree please contact Rev’d Patrick Webb via curatewebb@gmail.com or 07495629241

Out to Lunch: Our monthly lunch set up especially for those who live alone/who have limited mobility, will next happen on 1st Dec at 12.30pm, at Riverside Holiday Park.  Please ring Sara on 01934 811 008 to book a place.

Please make your own way there if you can, but some lifts are available.

We welcome newcomers and those who have been before.

Reading at Christmas Services:

We are still forming final plans for Christmas services, but we are hoping to have services where we will share some of the traditional Christmas readings along side Christmas music.

If you would like to be part of our team of readers for Christmas and at other times too, please let Sue or Cathy (our wardens) know.

Churchyard Working Group:

The group will be meeting on Sat 11th Dec, …… All 10am to 12noon. 

All help with cutting back, tidying and weeding welcome. Please bring your own hand tools if you can. For more info, please contact Tim via revtimerridge@gmail.com or 01934 815 404.

Rev'd Tim Erridge

Parish Priest: Bleadon and Bournville

Tel: 01934 815 404