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Revd David Jessett
M Th, BD

The Rectory,
Barford,
Warwick
CV35 8ES
01926 624238

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CONNECT :

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 28th February 2016.

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WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER :

This will be held on Friday, 4th March 2016.

The theme this year is ‘Receive Children, Receive Me’ prepared by the Christian women of Cuba.

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"THE FIRST CHRISTMAS" :

An enormous thank you to all involved in this production. Audiences, cast and helpers found it a moving and uplifting experience . This seemed to be achieved through the sincerity of the performers and the simplicity of the production.

On another note, would every one please make sure that their costumes are returned to church by 12th February at the very latest. Thank you.

Click here for a "behind the scenes" photo gallery of the event.

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CHRISTMAS FLOWERS :

A very big "Thank-you" to all the people who gave their time and talents to decorate the church for Christmas. With the red and gold coloured flowers and lighted candles the church glowed.

Many thanks as well for the generous donations of money and flowers which were much appreciated.

Christine McBeath

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CHRISTMAS FAIR :

The final total was £1378 .53.

Many thanks to all involved for their hard work and support and a special thanks to the Barford Sewing Group for their donation.

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LENT COURSES:

These will start in the week beginning 15th February.
See Sunday sheet for details.

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CATHEDRAL PARISH PARTNER NEWS :

Thursday 10 March at Coventry Cathedral 6.30pm for 7.00pm – ‘What Lies Beneath?’ the archaeological discoveries in the ruins. George Demidowicz the cathedral archaeologist will disclose the discoveries found when engineering works enabled the flag stones to be lifted during the summer. Kelly Christ, the cathedral’s architect will talk on the challenges undertaken during the above works. There will be a small display of the finds and the first opportunity for the public to access the Wyley Chapel to view the vaulted areas. Tickets £10.00 from the cathedral gift shop.

Tuesday 15 March – Tuesday 5 April – The Pentateuch Project, a textile exhibition produced by Kathrin Kiss-Elder to illustrate the five books of Moses – the Jewish Torah. The exhibition was previously staged in Cologne.

Friday 25 March 6.00 pm – Bach’s St Matthew Passion featuring the St Michael’s singers and the English Symphony Orchestra.

David Hill
Cathedral Parish Partner

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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 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 :

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 :

As usual the children helped to prepare the church ready for the Christmas services. Shepherds and sheep covered the table at the back and the children also painted a night sky over the stable complete with a star. January began with story of the three wise men.

The children then read a play of these events taking the parts of the wise men and Herod. The action was linked together by a narrator.

We were very pleased that one of our members, Eve, was able to take part in the telling of the Christmas story in church in The First Christmas. Well done Eve.

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.

We would love to see more joining especially from other villages in the area. Why not come and give us a try, ring Ann on 624371 for more information.

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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
Ann Fawcett
Christine McBeath
Barbara Peters
Jane Scott
David Jessett

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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 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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