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Revd David Jessett
M Th, BD

The Rectory,
Barford,
Warwick
CV35 8ES
01926 624238

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NEWS FROM THE PEWS:

The pattern of our church services generally follows the church year with appropriate forms of worship for the different seasons - advent, lent etc. We also try to fit in some special services to celebrate two important ceremonies that take place in church - weddings and baptisms. Couples that have been married over the last few years at Barford are invited to attend the marriage celebration and there is a special moment in the service where all husbands and wives present have an opportunity to renew their vows. Similarly, youngsters who have been Christened in the church (and their parents!) are also invited to attend the baptism celebration service.

Of course there is one other important ceremony that often takes place in church and that is the funeral service. For close family and friends this can sometimes pass by in a bit of a blur as they deal with their grief and all the practical aspects of someone dying. We therefore hold another special service each year to Commemorate the Departed.

This year it will take place on Sunday 4th November at 3:30pm in St. Peter’s Church. It will be an occasion where we can remember our loved ones who have died before God and give thanks for them. We always read a list of names of those that people wish to have specially remembered. If you want us to remember a particular person in that way please e-mail Revd David Jessett ( rectory@barford.org.uk) or write to The Rectory, Church Lane, Barford, Warwick CV35 8ES. Please PRINT the names. Note that there will be a similar service on the same day in St Peter ad Vincula Church, Hampton Lucy at 6.00 pm

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QUIZ NIGHT :

With 2 course HOT SUPPER
Saturday 20th October at 7.30 pm in Barford Memorial Hall

Tickets - £10.00 (to include supper) from Ann Fawcett 624371 or Jane Scott 624434

BAR and RAFFLE

Proceeds to Church funds

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MUSIC AND MEDITATION :

Music and Meditation evenings will now be held in St. Peter’s Church four times a year on the second Tuesday in September, December, March and June at 8:00pm.

The next event will be on Tuesday 11th December 2018 from 8:00pm .

Gentle live music, interspersed with silences for reflection.

Feel free to come and go as you wish.

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HARVEST SUPPER:

With Entertainment, Friday 5th October, 7.15 for 7.30 pm in Barford Memorial Hall

Bring your own drink.

Tickets - £7.50 (£4 under 12 years) from Ann Fawcett 624371 or Jane Scott 624434

Proceeds to Save the Children Fund

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TRAIDCRAFT :

There will be a Traidcraft Stall in St Peter's Church, Barford on Sunday 9th September after the 9:30am service. The usual wide range of Fairtrade products will be on offer.

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HARVEST DECORATING :

We shall be decorating the church for Harvest on Saturday 6th October between 10.00 am and 12 noon.

Anyone wishing to help in any way please contact me on 624292. Refreshments will be available during the morning. I shall look forward to seeing as many people as possible.

Jo Burman

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SHERBOURNE CHURCH - MONTHLY COFFEE MORNING :
(Third Sunday of every month from 10am until 12noon)

We invite you and the family to join us at our monthly Coffee Morning. It's an opportunity to get to know us better. We serve complimentary refreshments including coffee, tea and hot chocolate along with a selection of breakfast items such as bacon butties, hot waffles and warm croissants.

We also support Fairtrade so come and have a look at the items on our Fairtrade table. When you purchase any product with the FAIRTRADE mark on it you are supporting farmers and workers as they work to improve their lives and their communities.

This month it will be Sunday 16th September 2018.

Hope to see you there... you'll receive a warm welcome.

Contact: Maurenn Tweedie (01926 409646) or David Hill (01926 493891)

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COVENTRY CATHEDRAL ADMISSION CHARGES :

As part of the vision to eliminating the admission charges by 2018 the standard admission charge is being reduced from 8.00 to 6.00. The concessionary charge is being reduced from 5.75 to 5.00 and under 18s will have free entry.

The admission charges were first introduced in 2010, when the average donation was just 24p.

The Cathedral costs 3,000 a day to run excluding fabric repairs.

David Hill
Coventry Cathedral Liaison Officer

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FOODBANK SHOPPING LIST:

St Peter’s Church, Kineton has opened a “food bank“ for local people in crisis but are having difficulty maintaining food stocks. Families qualifying for food are referred through an agency or their GP.

Donations of food may be taken to any “Coffee Stop” in Wasperton Village Hall, or to the third Sunday 9.30am service in St. John the Baptist Church, Wasperton.

Please contribute items on the following list:
- Milk (UHT or powdered)
- Sugar (500g)
- Fruit juice (carton)
- Soup
- Pasta sauces
- Sponge pudding (tinned)
- Tomatoes (tinned)
- Cereals
- Rice pudding (tinned)
- Tea bags/ instant coffee
- Instant mashed potato
- Rice/ pasta
- Tinned meat/ fish
- Tinned fruit
- Jam
- Biscuits or snack bar

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ST PETER’S CHURCH IS OPEN :

The church is open every day during daylight hours. You are welcome to come in and look around or simply to enjoy the peace and quiet.

On Saturdays between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon, tea and coffee are available.

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MORNING PRAYER :

Morning Prayer is said every Thursday at St.Peter’s Church at 8.30 a.m. Prayers are said on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9.00a.m.

All welcome.

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ST PETER’S CLUB :

St. Peter’s Club meets every Thursday during term-time. Tea (sandwiches etc) will be available from 4.30pm until 5.00 pm. All children meet from 5.00pm till 6.00pm.

The ages of the children vary and we are happy to accept any of Primary School age. Why not come and give us a try, coffee and biscuits for adults if you want to stay and watch. New members are always welcome.

Tea is followed by stories, art work, puzzles and singing. Any child who is at Primary School is most welcome. There is no requirement for them or their families to be church members. Our aim is to explain the Christian faith so that the children will have enough knowledge to make important decisions in the future. The meetings close at 6.30pm. For more information or to book a tea please contact Ann on 624371.

We would love to see more joining especially from other villages in the area. Why not come and give us a try.

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PASTORAL TEAM :

The Pastoral Team exists to pray for people who want us to pray for them and to visit anyone who would like us to visit them. You can contact any of us. Members are:

Jan Bradley  (01926 624433)
Ann Fawcett  (01926 624371)
Christine McBeath  (01926 624485)
Jane Scott  (01926 624434)
David Jessett  (01926 624238)

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CHILDREN IN CHURCH :

Do you have small children? Do you worry about bringing them to church in case they make a noise? We understand this concern but would like to reassure you that at Barford there are toy bags for children and you are welcome to take one to a corner at the back of the church and let them play there. At Sherbourne too there are toys for children at the back of church.

We would be happy to welcome you at any of our services but you may find 11.00am services on the first and third Sundays of the month at Barford to be most suitable for young people and second and fourth Sunday services at Sherbourne, also at 11.00am.

We look forward to welcoming you and your children.

David Jessett

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