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Revd David Jessett
M Th, BD

The Rectory,
CV35 8ES
01926 624238

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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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Come and Sing An opportunity to reach out and meet with God in song and silence.

Every fourth Sunday of the month at 6:00pm in St Peter's Church, Barford

This month, this is Sunday 26th October .

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On Sunday 2nd November there will be the opportunity at services in Barford or Hampton Lucy to remember our loved ones who have died.

These will be occasions where we can give thanks for them and remember them before God. Names of particular individuals can be read out.

Please e-mail Revíd David Jessett or write to The Rectory, Church Lane, Barford, Warwick CV35 8ES.

Please PRINT names and say at which service you would like the names read out. The services will be: St Peterís, Barford at 3.30 pm and St Peter ad Vincula, Hampton Lucy at 6.00 pm

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These will start on Monday and Tuesday evenings in October.

A suggested topic is a study of St Mark’s gospel as we will start to use it for the year from Advent Sunday.

Please see Sunday sheet for further details or telephone Ann on 624371.

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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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We shall be decorating the Church for Harvest on Saturday 4th October at 10.00 am. Donations of flowers and produce and offers of help would be much appreciated.

Christine McBeath

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Barford Harvest Supper will be held in the Memorial Hall on Friday 3rd October at 7.30 pm.

Tickets (£6.00 - adults, £3.00 - children) available by phoning 624371, 624506 or 624434.

Any profit will be given to the Save the Children Fund for their work with the children in the Middle East - Syria, Iraq etc. There will also be a retiring collection for the same cause.

Do hope you can join us for what will be a very enjoyable evening.

We also hope to have a short informal service at the allotments on Saturday 4th October in the late afternoon.

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St Peter's Church is open every day from approximately 9:00am until early evening. You are very welcome to come in and look around or simply to enjoy the peace and quiet.

On Saturdays between 10:00am and 12:00 noon, tea and coffee will be available.

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Morning Prayer is said every Thursday at St Peterís Church at 8.30 am. All welcome.

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The club for children of Primary School age has started its new term. The club meets in St. Peter's Church, Barford on Thursdays from 4.30pm when the children have tea, usually sandwiches, crisps and a choice of sweet biscuits and a drink. Between 5pm–6pm there is a variety of activities, stories, singing,puzzles and art work based on the church theme for the week.

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.

There will be no St Peter’s Club on October 30th as it is half-term.

For further information please ring Ann on 624371.

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The brass fire hose nozzle used on the night of the blitz (14th November 1940) has been purchased and donated to the Cathedral, inscribed on the nozzle are two poignant messages ‘Used in Vain’ and ‘We Shall Build Again’.

The Friends of the Cathedral are anxious to trace any of the fire fighters named on the nozzle, can anyone help?

If so please contact David Hill, Coventry Cathedral Liaison Officer tel: 01926 493891

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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