THE FRIENDS of ST MARY’S, CROSCOMBE
Friday Night is Music Night!
Our next music night is Friday 29 September in the Church Room. The music starts at 7.30pm.
Do come and join a small group who meet to listen to a programme of recorded classical music chosen by Terry McCarthy. The music is varied and the whole evening a very relaxed affair; you really do not need to be a music expert. This time we will hear Acts I, II and III of Purcell’s ‘The Fairy Queen’. Programme notes are supplied.
The programme lasts for about an hour and we have time then for a tea/coffee or a glass of wine – and a chat! New ‘listeners’ will be made very welcome.
Entrance fee £3 – free for Friends of St Mary’s.
Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service is at 11.00am on Sunday 17th September. Gifts of foodstuff and produce to help decorate the church will be gratefully received before 10.30am on Saturday 16th September. If it is more convenient, non-perishables can be left in church earlier in the week. The foods will be delivered to Grace Harris House in Shepton Mallet the following week. They are always very grateful for our yearly gift.
We hope you have had a super summer and a great start to the new term! We won’t be meeting in September as it is so close to the end of the holidays. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 1st October.
YOS is open to children of all parishes in Year 6 upwards. We meet in Dinder Village Hall on the 1st Sunday of each month 6.00pm-7.30pm. For further information please contact Sandra Kirkham 342221 or Becky Gilbert 676739.
On Friday 15 September from 10.00am until 8.00pm at Anthony and Hilary Austin’s, The Brambles, Pilton.BA4 4BH (890561).
The new catalogues are now available with a wide selection of Christmas cards and gifts to choose from, as well as other Traidcraft products. Bring a friend and come and have a coffee and a chat.
In THE PARISH CHURCH
SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER following the service
Adults £8, Primary-aged children £4.
Tickets from Gill Eavis (890468), Hilary Austin (890561)
And Eileen Govier (890436). Everyone welcome.
On Sunday 17th September Harvest Celebrations will begin at the Methodist Church with a Harvest Service at 11.00am. The sale will take place at 6.30pm. Gifts of produce will be gratefully received on Saturday morning, 16th September, and during the service.
We would be very grateful to receive gifts for the Harvest Service in The Parish Church on Sunday 1st October at 11.00am. Gifts can be left in the church before 11.00am on Saturday 30th September or brought to the service. We would appreciate tins or packeted goods to support the valuable work of the Salvation Army.
Every year there are new places and people suffering from famine and other problems that affect basic life. It is important to reflect on these issues in our Harvest Thanksgiving Services as well as remembering those who produce our food and giving thanks to God. There are Harvest Thanksgiving Services in all our churches and whether you come to church or not, you are most welcome to come to any of these services.
The Harvest Services are:
Pilton Methodist Church Sunday 17th September 11.00am
Croscombe Parish Church Sunday 17th September 11.00am
Dinder Church Sunday 24th September 11.00am
Pilton Parish Church Sunday 1st October 11.00am
North Wootton Church Sunday 8th October 11.00am
Are you someone who wants to pray but who finds it easier to pray with other people? If so or if you have a heart to pray for our church and community please do come and join us as we introduce 2 monthly prayer meetings from October:
Pilton – 2nd Wednesday of the month 6.00pm in the Parish Church.
Dinder – 4th Wednesday of the month 6.00pm in the Church.
As the weather gets colder we will probably decamp to a warmer location!!