WHAT’S NEW – THE LATEST NEWS

Worship in Church:  there is a Holy Communion service each Sunday at 9.00am at Sandhurst Church. All are welcome, but please be aware that you must wear a face mask during the service and social distancing rules will be observed.

Worship via Zoom: Every Sunday at 10.30am you are invited to be part of morning worship on zoom for the Seven Towers Benefice. Join the service from 10.25 onwards; either click the link bit.ly/STBSUNDAYSERVICE or go to www.zoom.us and click on ‘join a meeting’. The meeting ID is 884 4339 9520 and for the password please ring 01452 731450.  Please stay for a few minutes after the service as we chat and share coffee together.

Some churches are open for Private Prayer during the week. Click here for details

Children and families 
Starting Sunday 2nd May at 10 am, the Children & Young People team are moving to live worship!  Come and join our CYP team and other families as we have fun, singing/dancing, Bible stories and so much more💃
On the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month you can join us on zoom from 10am-10.15am!
Meeting ID: 813 3393 7993   Meeting Password: famili3s

 

During the week  Revd Philippa will continue to post videos of Morning Prayer each Tuesday and Thursday on FaceBook. The worship & prayer booklet  includes the daily offices. Do please email any prayer requests to her.  To visit our Facebook page and see all the latest posts, worship videos etc click  here

Some of our churches are open for ‘individual private prayer’. Click here for full details

2021 APCM Reports have been presented at the recent round of annual meetings. To read the reports click here.

Home Groups  We have three home groups in the Benefice, meeting on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The Wednesday evening group is led by Revd Katie,  the Thursday evening group by Revd Philippa and the Monday group by group members. Each group is currently following different course material.  For further details please contact Revd Philippa.

Supporting Gloucester FoodBank
Thank you for all your donations. Gloucester FoodBank are always really appreciative.  If you’re able to help again, the next collection will be on Wednesday 12th May. Boxes for donations will be left in the church porches and will be collected between 1 and 2 pm and taken directly to the FoodBank.  If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Derek Wright; he will ensure donations are passed on promptly together with appropriate gift aid.   Read the FoodBank newsletter to learn how they are coping with the pandemic.

News from the Diocese of Gloucester  a booklet of prayers and worship written especially for the present time in lockdown. A Pattern of Daily Prayer

Free dial-in worship   The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. Daily Hope, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

 

Explaining Coronavirus to Children A free digital book, ideal for children up to 12 years old, explaining all about COVID-19 in an excellent child friendly way. Just click this link to download.

 

 

In addition to personal prayers, you may like to download some prayers that have been written specifically to compliment our worship and reflect on the impact Covid-19 is having on all of our lives. Just click on the prayer links below:

Prayers about the outbreak
Prayers with children
Personal prayers