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Revd David Jessett
M Th, BD

The Rectory,
Barford,
Warwick
CV35 8ES
01926 624238

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NEWS FROM BARFORD CHURCH :

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

Thanks!
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.

Highlights/Updates
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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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 23rd November .

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COMMEMORATION OF THE DEPARTED:

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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BARFORD HARVEST FESTIVAL :

Many thanks to all who brought fruit vegetables and tins to our harvest celebrations both in church and at the allotments. All has been distributed around the village and to the Salvation Army in Leamington. Everyone was delighted with their gifts and most grateful.

Thank you to all who supported the Harvest Supper, prepared the food and made delicious pies and crumbles We hope to be able to send about £140 / £150 to Save the Children.
Many thanks!

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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 :

St Peter's 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 Peterís Church at 8.30 am. All welcome.

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ST PETER’S CLUB :

We are now well into our Autumn term programme and have been thinking about the seasons and harvest. The children have looked at our natural world and the evidence that the season is changing. They learned about the gathering of crops and preservation of the harvest. They created their own food diary for one day and thought about those who have much less to eat.

We have been very grateful to Jan and Jane who have given up their time to come and help to prepare and serve the children's tea.

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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CATHEDRAL LIAISON OFFICER’S REPORT :

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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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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