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Revd David Jessett
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CV35 8ES
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Sadly the number of people to sing and collect is depleted this year BUT instead the Carol Singers invite you to join them on two occasions to sing and enjoy an hour or so of traditional carols.

Please come and sing with us on Sunday 14th December between 3.00p.m. and the Scout and Guide Headquarters, Wasperton Lane or on Monday 22nd December between 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 pm in the Memorial Hall .

Seasonal refreshments available and there will be a collection for Save the Children for the valuable work they do all over the world.

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Sunday evening 6:00 pm 14th December 2014 You are invited to join us at our popular Candlelight Carol Service, a traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Our lovely Victorian Church will be lit only in candlelight as we tell the Christmas story. The atmosphere is magical... you won't want to miss it.

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“Hear the good news!” – 2 Samuel 18:31

Special thanks Hilary & Alan Rhead for hosting the annual Cheese, Wine and Pate party. This event also provided a lovely opportunity to express our gratitude to Denise Godfrey for her years of dedication and service. She was presented with flowers, card and gift. She is sorely missed, but we wish her all the best.

Thanks also, to all who lent a hand to our Spring Clean on Saturday, 19th July.

WWI Remembrance: Candle lit vigil held on church as part of the national “Lights out” campaign. It was well attended, and those who came remarked that it was quite a moving experience. Thank you to all who stopped by and joined in. Thanks also to Chris & Alex Farr for organising this event.

Baby changing table has been installed! Thank you to John Murphy .

Date for the Diary
Special Choral concert — HYMNOS - 25th October

Make a difference! – There’s a vacant seat on the Barford Church PCC. For more information, contact: David Jessett

Prayers requested - the PCC is in need of a Treasurer — prayers, suggestions, volunteers, welcome!

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We shall be decorating St Peter’s Church for Christmas on 23rd December at 10.00am.

Offers of help, donations towards the cost perhaps in memory of a loved one or in celebration of an event would be much appreciated.

The usual colour scheme for Christmas is red and gold(yellow) New volunteers to join the flower arranging team would be most welcome.

Christine (624485)

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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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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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The church is open every day from around 9.00 am until early evening. 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 will be available.

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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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Before half term the children were learning about some of the saints, beginning with St. Mark. As well as listening to stories of the saints lives they filled in work sheets and colored pictures. To go with the theme they learned to sing " When the saints go marching in" which they enjoyed very much especially when they accompanied their singin with percussion instruments while marching round the church.

After half term preparations for Advent and the Christmas season will be taking place..

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.

For further information please ring Ann on 624371.

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Funding for Cathedral Crypts

There are three medieval crypts near to the Queen’s steps. The largest was used as an air raid shelter during World War 11. The second, the Wyley Chapel, was dedicated to the Wyley family in the 1930’s, the ashes of Colonel Wyley’s son had been interned there during World War 1. The third crypt was filled with rubble and sealed after the blitz; an endoscope camera has identified three coffins.

The Cathedral has been successful in obtaining £216,265 from WW1 centenary repair fund to waterproof the crypts. The whole crypt project (£325K) will also be part funded by a grant of £51,550 from the Waste Re-Cycling Environmental Heritage Fund.

The work will take about 12 months to complete and will prevent further water damage, open up the crypts to the public, include an archaeological excavation of the currently concealed crypt and remove rubble put there during the 1940’s.

David R. Hill Cathedral Liaison Officer -
Barford Sherbourne & Wasperton

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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
Ann Fawcett
Christine McBeath
Barbara Peters
Jane Scott
David Jessett

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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 9.30am services on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at Barford to be most suitable for young people and third Sunday services at Sherbourne at 11.00am.

We look forward to welcoming you and your children.

David Jessett

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