Friday, 16 March 2018

Sunday 18th March                                            5th Sunday of Lent
St Cuthbert's 8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
St Cuthbert's 9.15 am Morning Worship Service (with SS)
St Cuthbert's 10:45 am Holy Communion

Sunday 25th March                  Palm Sunday
St Cuthbert’s 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
St Cuthbert’s 9.15 am Start of Donkey Walk with Breakfast at Burton Overy Village Hall
St Andrew’s 10.50 am All Age Family Service
St Cuthbert’s 6.30 pm Reflective Service

Wednesday 28th March
St  Cuthbert’s 7.30 pm Stations of the Cross

Thursday 29th March      Maundy Thursday
St Cuthbert’s 7.30 pm United Service with Methodists

Friday 30th March                   Good Friday
St Cuthbert’s 2.00 pm Service of Prayer
Methodist Church 7.30 pm Good Friday Service

Sunday 1st April                  Easter Sunday
St Andrew’s 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
St Cuthbert’s 10.30 am Easter Sunday Holy Communion
St Mary’s 6.30 pm Easter Reflective Service

At Communion Services
If you are a communicant member of a Christian Church, you are welcome to come up to receive the bread and wine.  Otherwise you are welcome to either remain in your seat or come up to receive a blessing.  Keeping your hands down by your side will signify to the Vicar that you wish to receive a blessing.   If you have difficulty coming up to the Communion Rail and would like the Vicar to come to you, then please inform a sidesman.

KIM’S DAY OFF is every Friday.  If urgent matters arise on Fridays, please contact Roger on 07768794662.

Monday 19th March
Instead of their usual meeting, Sparklers will be going to see the lambs on the Rees family farm near Kings Norton.
Wednesday 21st  March
9.00 am Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
10.00 am Toddler CafĂ© at St Cuthbert’s
2.00 pm Lent Group, Methodist Hall
Thursday 22nd March
7.30 pm Christianity Explored at St Cuthbert’s
Friday 23rd March
6.00 pm Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s - tba
Wednesday 28th March
9.00 am Prayer Group at St Cuthbert’s
Friday 30th March
6.00 pm Choir Practice at St Cuthbert’s - tba


Bishop’s Lent Appeal- This year the Bishop is raising money for the victims of Hurricane Irma. There are still a vast number of people who are without homes and living in temporary shelters. We will have a box at the back of St Cuthbert's and St Andrew's if you would like to support the appeal. Thank you, everything raised will go to help them rebuild their lives.
Methodist Craft Club: If you like knitting, sewing, tapestry, cross stitch or in fact any kind of crafting why not come and join us at the Church at the Cross (Methodist Church) on Wednesday afternoons from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.  If you don’t do any crafting why not come and join our ladies (or gents) who like doing jigsaws. We are a friendly informal group who get together each week and have a chat whilst we do our ‘thing’.  Some people just come for the chat!  If you would like to join us just come along when you can.  For further information please contact June Murray on 0116 259 0106.
Thank you, I would like to say thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who came and helped with the children from Woodland Grange School. We had a lovely visit and the children learned quite a few new things.
Christianity Explored - we are still meeting on Thursday nights at St Cuthbert's at 7:30 pm. You are still very welcome to meet with us. We will meet this week the 22nd March but will take a break for a week for Maundy Thursday. Please have a chat with me if you want to know more about it.
New Sunrise Service is being added this Easter at 6:30 am at St Cuthbert’s. We want to start Easter with celebrating the resurrection of Christ at sunrise. So for those who would like to join us at sunrise please come for the Easter fire and short service. It will followed by bacon sandwiches and coffee in the Church.
Spring Cleaning - I would like to reserve Saturday morning 24th March for spring cleaning the church and surround so please make a note in your diaries.   Many hands make light work.  Amy
BRF Notes:  For all those who take BRF notes, I shall be making the next annual order in the next few weeks.  Unless I hear otherwise  I shall assume you would like to repeat your order of this last year.   Or if you would like to start taking these interesting quarterly Bible reading notes, then please  let me know.  Christine  Higgins - 0116 259 2624
Leicester @ the Cross - Good Friday 30 March.  Please see the Poster in the porch and  the leaflets on the table.  Also, if you would like to volunteer to help with the organising of this event, please contact the following people:  To hand out leaflets, song sheets, talk to spectators etc, please contact: Paul Hall m and Roger Heggs
all of the courses going on over Lent, Christianity Explored, Discipling Presence and Teaching RE in year 6 for the St Cuthbert's Cup. We want to see many grow in the knowledge and understanding of who Jesus is and what he means for their lives.