Vision into Project
At the Annual Church Meeting our architects shared a vision for the future of the church as shown in the plans displayed on the noticeboard in church. Now we are looking to turn this vision into a project. So, it is time to make sure we have thought of everything.
Do you have some wisdom to share?
Are you worried about aspects of the vision?
Have you got a great idea you would like to see explored?
Have we forgotten something?
Are we missing the obvious?
Let us know what YOU think at our BIG Thank You party on 10th September at 6pm in church. Come along and party with us as we show our appreciation for all the volunteers who keep our church running.
See what you can offer and share with us your thoughts for the future of your church. And if you can’t make it talk to a PCC member or email the vicar.
We are waiting to hear from you.
Children’s Society Boxes
We need to collect the boxes slightly early this year for emptying due to the £1 coins going out of circulation very shortly and, by the time you read this, I will have telephoned you to make arrangements.
Last year we raised a record £468.10 from Bodicote St John Baptist Church to help towards supporting vulnerable children, the disabled, those in trouble with the Police and also supporting parents with centres to teach good parenting skills. If we are to aim for this target again then it can only be with your help. Please support the Children’s Society as much as possible.
If you do not yet have a Box to collect your change through the year to donate to the Children’s Society and are interested in joining us please either call me or catch me in Church
New Ways of donating to our church – Just Giving and Text Giving
We are conscious that many people no longer prefer to make their charitable gifts through the usual methods of bank standing order or putting money in a gift aid envelope. That’s why in 2016 we introduced a TextGiving service allowing many of our supporters to donate using nothing more than their mobile phone.
We’ve also now added a JustGiving page so that donations can be made online. You can make a gift to the church by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bodicote-Church
Alternatively, you can opt to set up a monthly donation by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/stjohns-bodicote
Your support would be hugely appreciated. There’s even the option to share your donation on Facebook to encourage others to do the same!
Of course, if you’d prefer to give in the “old fashioned way”, you can still do so!
Beautiful Tapestries for sale
We have kindly been donated a set of 4 of these beautiful tapestries (and another which needs the background completed – instructions, design book and materials included) ready to be made into seat covers.
If anyone is interested in purchasing them, please make us an offer via firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Revd Sarah and we will pass your details on to the person organising this for us.
All proceeds from the sale will go to church funds.
We have a new way to raise funds for our church without it costing you a penny! We are now able to accept inkjet printer cartridges and old mobile phones for recycling. There are several ways you can help:
– pick up a Freepost envelope from church and send 2+ cartridges directly yourselves
– add them to the box in church – phones and ink tanks need to be sent this way
– use the intelligent link below which takes you directly to the site
Pause for Prayer
Prayer is at the very heart of Christian life, supporting the lives of individuals, the church, the community and the world. It can take many forms, any of which can be appropriate at particular times. It can be corporate (as much of our prayer is during public acts of worship) or it can be private. It can use familiar, much-loved words, or our own personal attempts to put into words our deepest thoughts and concerns. It can be wordless, as we still our hearts and minds and come before God in silence, giving him the space to speak to us.
Pause for Prayer is a new initiative for our parish, as we meet together in the church at 12noon on the last Friday of the month for 30 minutes of prayer. We will generally focus on a single relevant topic and will offer the opportunity for some corporate prayer as well as periods of silence for our own personal prayer. We are fortunate to have several experienced people within our congregation who will lead these sessions.
We firmly believe that prayer can, and does, change the world for the better, so do please come along and help make a difference – everyone is most welcome. If you cannot actually be in the church at this time you might like to pause for a few moments wherever you are to remember those who are gathered together in prayer.
Pause for Prayer takes place at 12noon on Friday 27thJanuary, Friday 24th February and each subsequent last Friday.
Bishop Loveday School
Bishop Loveday Primary School are consulting on their admissions policy for 2018/19 which can be viewed on the following links:
Hard copies can be made available.
You can now donate to our church through Text Giving. Text BODI15 £5 to 70070 to donate £5* to Bodicote Church (* or any amount of your choice)