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Shepherd’s Watch The magazine for and by the people of the Good Shepherd

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60p  GS Festival 2010  Mission & Outreach  PCC Away Day


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The Clergy Vicar

Fr. Felix Mascarenhas The Vicarage 272 Dyke Road Brighton BN1 5AE Tel (01273) 882987 felixmas@hotmail.com

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Churchwardens Ian Hill 77 Hove Park Road Hove BN3 6LL. Tel (01273 888607) David Nissen 1 Shirley Road Hove BN3 6NN Tel (01273) 554183

Stewardship Secretary David Nissen 1 Shirley Road Hove BN3 6NN Tel (01273) 554183

Reader Meets on second Thursday afternoon and fourth Thursday evening of the month. Please contact Christine James telephone (01273) 724802

Parish Office Michael Miller 68 Ainsworth Avenue Ovingdean Brighton BN2 7BG Tel (01273) 240287

The Parish Office is open on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.30 to 10.30. The Parish Office telephone number is (01273) 553747

Tea Club Meets on the first Monday of the month at 1.30pm. We welcome all who are 50 years plus, who are free and would like some company. Just come along.


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G S FESTIVAL 2010 As I write this, it is still the week of Pentecost. The great event in the Acts 2 still lingers in my mind. Though gathered from many nations, they wondered “how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?” Our G S Festival is an occasion when we meet others who could be of other faiths or even of no faith at all. It was “once upon a time” that one could simply preach and expect others to be converted. The church now knows the challenge of secularism, which if construed positively, can bring various “nations of different tongues” to understand one another. Thus an encounter between faith and secularism need not lead to mutual exclusion but only to rediscover the hidden and deeper truths that one believes in and in the truths of the other. And a rich heritage can be there in that diversity. I hope and wish, our week-long Festival, as we reach out to others, will help all to that sort of dialogue in furthering our mission. After all, both within and outside its walls, the church is a celebration. Do come and join us to celebrate! Fr Felix

Alin Popescu Many in our congregation will remember the young Romanian children who visited us about fifteen years ago and sang so delightfully. To my amazement I have received an e-mail via Jonathan Greener to say that 18 year old Alin has won a scholarship for the Politics Summer School at Sussex University and hopes to see us during July. Alin’s mother Adriana has now sent an email with pictures confirming matters. I will endeavour to bring him to the Good Shepherd one Sunday morning if his timetable allows. Ian Hill


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G S FESTIVAL 2010 A week of fun and entertainment for the whole community!! Saturday 12 June 2pm to 5pm Family Fun Day, admission free, more details overleaf Sunday 13 June 10.15am Festival Eucharist with the Reverend Dr Paul Collins (former Vicar), Reader in Theology at the University of Chichester. Tuesday 15 June 6pm to 8.30pm Teddy Sky Dive - Parachute your teddy from the Church tower, Entry £1 per jump (parachute provided). Best Dressed Bear Competition. Bring a picnic to share. Thursday 17 June 2pm Programme of music and singing by students from our neighbouring schools, Windlesham, Lancing Prep. at Mowden and Brighton & Hove Girls J. School. Friday 18 June 8pm Andrew Harrison is William Wilberforce in “The Walk”, the story of one man’s campaign to outlaw slavery. Andrew has acted in the West End and in films, TV and radio and is the co-creator of nine solo shows which are toured regularly throughout the U.K. Music for a Summer Evening (including Vivaldi Cello Sonata in E minor) with Esther Ward-Caddle, cello and Deltcho Deltchev, Piano;Followed by open discussion on Wilberforce. Entrance free; refreshments (donations).


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Sunday 20 June 10.15am Festival Family Eucharist led by our young people. Church open during events and daily throughout the Festival 3pm to 5pm. Art Exhibition of carved wood and stone by local artist Mick Hulme and international group AfricArt.

Good Shepherd Festival Week Nervous Bears at the Tuesday Picnic with the Brownies. If any of the Teddy Bears who come with children to church are nervous, please be patient. I do not take my bears to church and neither does Pat. I think they will be worried when they realise that they are entered to do a parachute jump off the bell tower. I think I have to sponsor them. There will be a First Aid service if they need it. They are very brave really. Daisy Walpole


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Street Pastors When I first heard of Street Pastors I remembered the time when men were to be seen carrying poster boards declaring the imminent end of the world and loud, threatening preachers warning that the wages of sin were death. It seemed that we were to be frightened into heaven (or church!!) Street Pastors represent the loving, caring church out on the streets. We read of young people getting into difficulties when out “clubbing�. Drink and drugs seem to be exciting and a way into a more sophisticated world but there are many casualties. I read of the experience of a young girl who went to a venue, accepted too many drinks and was allowed to leave the building wearing only her underwear. She was molested and then found by a Street Pastor and taken to her home. She could have been in custody overnight with all the embarrassment that would have caused herself and her family - or in worse trouble. This must surely be a work of love and care. Many groups are working together to support people in difficulty and it is good that a clearly Christian involvement is on the front line. Street Pastors is inter-denominational and supported by Police and other agencies. We shall have more extensive information in the near future and it is proposed that we make them our Christmas Charity. Mission and Outreach Committee

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NOTICE!!!! Guild of the Servers of the Sanctuary Saturday, 14 July 2010 Chapter of the Holy Resurrection The Guild is holding the Brighton Chapter Festival at the Church of the Good Shepherd with the Worthing and Eastbourne Chapters: Noon

Sung Mass

3.30pm

Guild Office Procession and Benediction with Guest Speaker

All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact John Holden. John Holden (Chapter Chairman)


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Time for God Or T4G. The meetings in the church hall continue to be well attended. A mixture of children, toddlers, parents and older friends is so enjoyable and numbers vary between fifteen and forty. Many different people take leading and small parts – perhaps reading a prayer or taking part in a short play showing a bible story. It is encouraging to see people who might become leaders in future church development gaining in confidence and children seeing parents’ involvement have a good example. Daisy Walpole

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Notes From Daisy….. Most of us can afford to TAKE A LESSON FROM THE OYSTER The irritations get into his shell He doesn’t like them But he can’t get rid of them, so He settles down to make of them One of the most beautiful things In the world; He makes his irritations into A Lovely pearl. There are irritations in our lives today, And there is only one Prescription, Make a pearl. It may have to be a pearl of patience But anyhow, Make a pearl It takes faith and love to do it.

Knots in Prayer I have KNOT got time I do KNOT think it makes a difference God may KNOT hear me Friends may KNOT like me to say I pray for them I might KNOT pray for the right thing BUT If I do KNOT pray how will I get to know God ? If I do KNOT pray I might forget to help. Most of all Dear God I ask that you remove from my mind, My heart and my life all of the KNOTS


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That have allowed me to hold back Especially the thought that I am not good enough.

The Intercessions Concise Oxford Dictionary, -Intercede Interpose on behalf of another –plead (with one person for another) mm!! I sometimes wish we had more emphasis on giving thanks. We ask often for blessing and strength and we get so many wonderful answers. In earlier days in chapel we sang “Count your blessings, name them one by one – and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.” “Clap Happy” perhaps, but such a help. Daisy Walpole


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Spam Spam Spam - Why don’t people email me? More and more we communicate with each other in the congregation by email. It might be a short note or a rota or some more substantial piece. In recent months several people have complained that they have not received emails, sometimes trivial, but also important. The answer in nearly every case will be that they have been caught by the “spam filter”. This has different name in different programmes. Somewhere on the front page of your mail programme there will be access to a spam folder. In Windows Live (Hotmail), it is called “Junk”; Outlook calls it “Spam” and there are many variations on similar names. But whatever the name the operation of the “spam filter” will not be perfect; as well as not blocking all unwanted emails, it will also frequently block those you want.


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For example I have just placed an ad about the GS Festival with Friday-AD. I should have received two confirmation emails. The first arrived fine, the second (from the same e-mail address) was blocked by my spam filter. So what can you do about this? First, if you are expecting an email from someone and it doesn’t arrive, it has almost certainly been caught by your spam filter. So open the folder to show the spam emails. Don’t actually click on any of the emails you don’t want to open, but look for the email you are expecting. If you find it, there is usually a way to mark it as “not spam (junk)” and to move it to your in-box. Some e-mail programmes are much more aggressive. For example Windows Live (Hotmail), will either delete what it thinks is junk immediately or after ten days. For such programmes you first need to set the spam options to keep the email for a short while so you can check. The second thing you can do is a regular (say weekly) quick check of your spam folder to see if there are wanted emails. But, as spam filters are not perfect they may still continue to block wanted emails. So by far the most important thing is to find the “safe sender list” (or similar name) in your email programme and add your regular contacts to that. With these simple steps your email failure rate should reduce significantly. Peter Rose


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June Saturday 5th June 9.00am Corporate Communion in the Lady Chapel Thursday 10th June 2.45pm Prayer Group led by Veronica Holden at 60 Princess Drive,Seaford. This will be preceded by lunch by kind invitation of Veronica. Further details will be in the weekly sheet nearer the time but please let Christine or Veronica know if you are coming and/or need a lift. Thursday 24th June 7.30pm Talk by Carolyn Phillips about childhood experiences in a Japanese POW camp in the Green Room. July Saturday 3rd July 9.00am Corporate Communion in the Lady Chapel. Thursday 8th July Summer Outing. Time and venue to be arranged. Details will be in weekly sheet. Saturday 17th July Ark in the Park. A family fun day at Drusillas. To celebrate 10 years of the Parenting project. See poster and further details from Christine. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Advance Notice

Saturday 11th September Proposed day trip to the Isle of Wight. Further details will be available at the beginning of August. Christine James


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WHY EUCHARIST? (Some reflections from the book “Why go to church” by Timothy Radcliffe op) EUCHARIST: It is from the earliest tradition of Christianity that the Lord’s Supper is celebrated. For that small, initial Christian community, whether in the catacombs or in their houses, the Eucharist, the prayer of thanksgiving, was the prayer. It has evolved and gone through many liturgical changes during the centuries, but in essence, it is the same memorial left to us by Jesus. What we have today in the Eucharist, is in broad terms the liturgy of the Word and the liturgy of Eucharist. Each of these parts could then be sub-divided into other sections which together form the set and approved pattern for the celebration of the sacrament. EUCHARIST AT THE GOOD SHEPHERD: Every Sunday and on various week-days we celebrate Eucharist in our church. Just as our church profile says and our tradition goes, we are a Eucharist based community. It simply means that here too, the community celebrates, as its main and central event, at the command of the Lord, the mystery of Eucharist, the Lord’s Memorial. Though we have many other services, the Eucharist remains our point of focus making it as the source and summit of all our other liturgies as well as of our daily life. EUCHARIST AS A DRAMA OF EVERY HUMAN LIFE: Timothy Radcliffe in his recent book “Why go to church?” explains how our daily life’s drama is enacted in the Eucharist. In it, with his practical and simple language he leads us to understand the true human experience of the sublime and divine mystery of the memorial. He places the Eucharist at the centre of Christian life. In other words he wants to prove that every Christian gathering and prayer has its origin from the Eucharist where Jesus said “Do this in memory of me”. As we all know, Jesus set it up in the most common friendly and family event, the supper. Even though our daily life does not take place at the table, it is there, -as they share in one meal and one bread- that the family mem-


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bers sit to express, share and live together their daily experiences. It is like telling others our stories and events of the day, thus make our life’s drama re-enact on the table. THE MEMMORIAL is in fact a drama that unfolds with all its parts each with its symbolic meaning through the rite, words and gestures. It is in his memory, we too make our prayers and thus participate in that same memorial of Jesus. All participate in it, each according to the role given in the church, so that we form one Christ’s family. During the Eucharistic liturgy, set in various parts, we bring all our experiences and express in words or in singing our joys, sorrows, ask pardon and break the Word, and then empowered after receiving Jesus in the sacrament, we go out as missionaries to others. The Eucharist then becomes an unending and infinite source of life and prayer where we begin and where we end. That is the reason why it is called the “font and culmination” of Christian life. OUR RELUCTANCE TO BE HUMAN: In the introduction of that book, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams says “The drama at the core our humanity is about our reluctance to be human”. What he means to say is that we, though humans, are created in the image of God and are all called to be like him. But very often we fail and thus are unable to live that humanity with dignity. In the Eucharist, through pardon, forgiveness and sharing in the body and blood of Jesus, the church offers us the resources to become friends and disciples of Jesus. In spite of our failures, this font and source of life can offer us the energy and determination, to restart our life again and again. That is the reason why we have to go to that source so very often, and again and again and as some do every Sunday. The Sabbath day therefore invites us to drink and be fed at the table of the Lord. It is thus that the church invites and allows us to be human in ways we can’t find any where else. Felix Mascarenhas


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Lenten Events About eighteen of us shared a “Soup and Bread” lunch one Thursday during Lent and four people had made soup for the event. Most of us contrived to sample two or three soups and they were all delicious. It reminded me that years ago we used to have a very simple Ploughman's Lunch after the Thursday Communion. Eating together is such a bonding experience. Felix and Susan have been so good in arranging these small events. We are very blessed. On Palm Sunday we had a visit from two donkeys. They were Mother and Son. The little mother donkey was very sweet with the clear mark of the cross on her back. When she had been adopted by her present owners she was found to be pregnant – father not known. Her son was three years old and bigger than Mum but very handsome. They were both very friendly and quiet. Some children rode the donkeys from the hall to the church, changing riders half way and some rode from the church to the hall. It is so good that children have fun experiences of church life. Daisy Walpole

Our Harvest and Christmas Appeals The Mission Outreach and Publicity Committee has agreed that our Harvest appeal will support the Rotary International “Thanks for Life Campaign”. Eric Gill spoke to us briefly about this earlier this year. The campaign aims to immunize all the world’s children and so eradicate polio from the face of the earth. Thanks to Rotary and its partners, the number of polio cases has been slashed by more than 99 percent since the campaign began in1988, preventing five million instances of childhood paralysis and 250,000 deaths. When Rotary began its eradication work, polio infected more than 350,000 children annually. In recent years, fewer than 2,000 cases were reported worldwide. Our Christmas cards will be sold in support of Brighton and Hove Street Pastors. See the article elsewhere in the magazine. Watch out for more details of both of these appeals. Peter Rose


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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Over the past several years increasing numbers of you will have been asked to fill in forms before becoming closely involved in parish activities which entail working with children and vulnerable adults, the description of the latter having recently been updated to include people in care homes to whom Holy Communion is being taken, with the former clearly relating to the growing numbers of helpers at ‘Time for God’ services in the Hall on Sundays. The need for such checks arises from our legal duty to ensure vulnerable people are protected, and to reassure parents and the public that vulnerable people are safe in Church activities: we do not need reminding ourselves that media coverage sadly provides all too many examples of abuse and the lasting pain and suffering this causes, and not only to those directly involved. For several years now, the P.C.C. of The Good Shepherd has followed the Chichester Diocesan policy guidelines and procedures in requiring all personally involved in such Church activities to complete forms to enable CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks to be made and whereas in earlier years a few individuals refused to submit to such procedures, nobody today is unaware that such inquiries have become essential, and if not undergone, must disqualify them from any direct personal involvement whatever in all such Church-related activities. From the outset we have been fortunate in having people prepared to accept responsibility for ensuring we comply as far as is practically possible with these policies and procedures. Linda McMillan has been our Child Protection Officer until earlier this year, and remains our experienced advisor; Dee French until she and David moved away, and now Dheirdre Mitchell handle most of the administrative tasks associated with the submission of clearance forms, and Meriel Vincent and I are also involved as validators. The Vicar also plays an active part and he alone retains copies of all confidential information received.


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The Diocese provide safeguarding training for all those within the diocese who are involved in working with children and vulnerable adults and all those who are significantly involved, particularly in leadership roles, are encouraged to take advantage of such training. Please see the Vicar, Meriel, Dheirdre or me about this. We have processed more than 100 forms since the need for such safeguards were recognized and currently have more than 50 fully registered persons involved in such activities. This has involved a considerable amount of work and we must all be grateful to those whose diligence in providing some assurance that we at the Good Shepherd continue to take such responsibilities with the seriousness they sadly require. Martin Cruttenden

PCC Away Day The PCC met for the annual “Away Day� on 15th May. Nike and John Hyde kindly accommodated us in their house and gave us a very warm welcome. The aim of the Away Day is to explore and discuss key topics at a far greater depth than can be achieved in the five regular PCC meetings that occur throughout the rest of the year. Those meetings are largely taken up with correspondence and day to day running of the Church, so the Away Day gives us all an opportunity to concentrate on actions for the future. Five key areas arose out of the last away day back in August, namely developing closer links with schools, developing the GS Festival, spiritual growth courses, the parish survey and ministry to the enlarged parish in due course. After an introduction by Ian Hill, reminding us of our duties and responsibilities as PCC members, the day involved discussing and progressing several items focussing upon the 2009-10 aims as set out in the Mission Action Plan (MAP). The MAP is a formal document, which is displayed at the back of


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church amongst other places, which guides the work of the PCC, the aim of which is to bring our Church into the centre of the local community in order that more may experience God’s love. It was encouraging at this Away Day to see that great progress has been made in contacting and moving closer to our local schools. Beyond the obvious link that we are privileged to have with Lancing Prep. school at Mowden, many other local schools are involved in the Church in one way or another. Some of our local schools use the Church for services and Windlesham , Brighton & Hove High School Junior School and Lancing Prep. are participating in this year’s fast approaching festival! Moreover, there is already interest in next year’s festival from other schools, so hopefully we can enjoy closer ties for many years to come. It was also pleasing that all members were in agreement that the GS Festival was a huge success last year, however we are not resting on our laurels. For this year’s Festival new events have been included in the week including the concert of local schools and a dramatisation of William Wilberforce’s speech to Parliament trying to end the slave trade. This year the Festival promises to be even busier than last year! With all the preparations more or less complete, all we can do now is to hope and pray that the week can attract as many members of our local community as possible (and also pray for glorious sunshine on the family Fun Day, please!). It should also be noted that plans for next year’s festival have already begun. Mission and pastoral care formed a large part of the day’s agenda, which it should do given it underpins all that we do as a Church in our local community. The current line up of services was appraised, and the success of Time for God was particularly noted as well as the very full Easter day service. This does not mean, however, that the work is done; regular Sunday morning attendance has been in general decline in recent years. The Away Day proved a good opportunity to discuss ideas for new forms of worship that may appeal to new members, in par-


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ticular to some of the younger people. We were able to discuss ideas in detail, and to consider all of our worship, from the weekday Eucharist to the main Sunday morning services. New forms of worship were also suggested, but as always care will be taken to ensure that the needs of existing members are considered and that the core values of our Church are maintained. The morning session then concluded with an exploration of how to promote spiritual growth by means of training courses. Across the spectrum of members at Church, from the leaders right down to the newest members, spiritual growth should be an on-going process, and clearly different courses will suit these different groups. We are already very fortunate at this church to have a range of courses on offer to us, from ‘in house’ Lent and Autumn bible studies, to courses developed by others, like Christianity Explored. Whilst recognising the resource limitations that we have, it was agreed that the Church should offer a whole range of courses that appeal to all, so the topic focused upon which courses would best suit the different groups at Church. As at the previous Away Day, a wonderful lunch was served courtesy of Susan and enjoyed by all. As some of you may be aware, the topic of changing the parish boundaries has been ongoing for many years, but the process is now drawing to a close so we must start planning how we best administer to these ‘new territories’ which will stretch up to the east and west of Dyke Road Avenue - they will undoubtedly be a challenge (initially at least) as well as an opportunity; we are unlikely to immediately receive any extra income from them, but many of our costs will increase. It was agreed on the Away Day that a warm, personal welcome to these new roads would be key to any future relationship we can have. This topic brought us neatly on to Stewardship; the recent appeal has led to an increase in giving but not by as much as is needed; we are still in difficult times. The Church is in a situation where we failed to fully meet our parish contribution to the Diocese this year, and so we need to work sensibly at drawing in


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new resources. The Church has to survive on contributions from its members, so the concept of regular, gift aided giving is indeed key. The flip side of giving money to the Church is saving the Church money by donating time and talent, for example by gardening, decorating, odd jobs etc and the Away Day discussed ways of formalising some of these un-sung jobs to give people ownership of the many hours they put into the Church and its activities. The final discussion of the day surrounded making the most of the Church premises, both the Church itself and the hall. The hall has a strong bookings list and has approximately 80% usage rate, however it should be noted that this relies upon a few key hirers. It is also the case that the hall is kept free on Friday evenings for the use of the Church. The church building itself, however, is in use less than 10% of the time. This year we registered as a venue for the Brighton fringe festival; it should be noted that we would still retain full control on who the end user would be! Plans are in pace to produce detailed publicity describing what the Church premises offer as venues in order to attract more hirers. All of the topics discussed at the Away Day, and indeed the main focus of our Church’s work in the future, were designed to evaluate the Mission Action Plan (MAP) and to help us roll it forwards. Although positive steps have been made in meeting our targets for this year, there is still plenty to do and we must be careful not to be too complacent. The aims up to 2012 have already been defined, and the next step is to roll the MAP onwards into 2013. A final note to thank again Nike and John Hyde for hosting us, and to Susan for providing such a wonderful lunch that undoubtedly aided the afternoon’s work! James Baxter


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OUR REGULAR SUNDAY SERVICES: Holy Communion

10.15am,

Parish Eucharist

10.15am,

“Time for God”, informal worship for all ages, in the Church Hall; On the third Sunday of each month there is a single Family Eucharist in Church at 10.15

6.30pm,

Choral Evensong on third Sunday of each month and Evening Worship on other Sundays. (Eucharist on Thursday at 10.30am followed by Coffee and on Saturday at 9am)

JUNE: 03.06.10:

“Corpus Christi” Eucharist in the Vicarage Garden, 7pm

06.06.10:

10 – 10.45am, Church Bells, by a Visiting Group

12.06.10:

GS Fest begins with Family Fun Day, 2pm 5pm (see Page 4 for details).

23.06.10:

2.30pm, Wedding, Chonnie & William Davis

25.06.10:

Young families to Knowles Tooth

JULY: 08.07.10:

1.30pm, Prize-giving, Windlesham school

09.07.10:

11am, Prize-giving (Lancing Prep at Mowden School)

17.07.10:

12pm, Eucharist, Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary

AUGUST 15.08.10:

6.30pm, Hymns & Pimms, in the vicarage


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The Church of the Good Shepherd Service Times Sunday Worship 8am Holy Communion 10:15 Sung Eucharist* 10:15 Time for God** 6.30 Evensong *On one Sunday each month this will be a Family Eucharist to which children are particularly welcome. ** Time for God Services are held in the Church Hall. Weekday Eucharists Tuesday 8:30am Thursday 10:30am Saturday 9am Morning Prayer Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8.30am Evening Prayer Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 5.30pm

June 2010

Grub Club Meets on third Monday of the month. All welcome. Please contact Daisy Walpole at (508600) and Pat Hunter at (555954)

Choir Choir practice every Friday evening in the church. New singers are always welcome. Please contact: Derek Froud (681007)

Hall To book the hall please Margaret Bell (505763)

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Keep Fit With Yoga Classes are held on Tuesday mornings – 10:15am to 11:15am. All ages welcome. Please contact Joanne Cassidy (508010)

Flowers If you would like to donate an arrangement in memory of someone or help with the flower arranging, please contact Gloria Cruttenden (505225).

Bell Ringing Ringing practice every Tuesday evening in the Tower. New ringers are always welcome. Please contact either Pat Hunter (555954) or Margaret Bell.

Notice-boards Information (lists and posters) for the notice boards may be placed in the tray in the church porch windowsill or contact Gloria Cruttenden (505225).

Magazine Contributions to the magazine are welcome. Please leave copy at the back of Church by 15th of every February, May, August and November or e-mail freshfields49@tiscoli.co.uk or nicholson8@msn.com by these dates.

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