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Sunday 3rd April

10.30 am

Sunday 3rd April

6.00 pm

Thursday 7th April

7.30 pm

Sunday 10th April

10.30 am

Family worship led by Ken Greer

Sunday 10th April

6.00 pm

Evening Worship led by Linda Lees

Palm Sunday Sunday 17

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April

10.30 am

Sunday 17

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April

6.00 pm

Maundy Thursday

7.00 pm

Thursday 21st April

Good Friday

Family Worship and Mothering Sunday with Holy Communion led by Revd Richard Bradley Evening Worship led by Joan Warner Elders Meeting

Family Worship led by our choir Evening Worship with Holy Communion led by Revd Richard Bradley Holy Communion to be held in the upstairs room led by Walter Brisk Good Friday Reflections led by Revd Richard Bradley

April

10.30 am

Friday 22nd April

1.30 pm

Family Ramble

Friday 22nd April

7.00 pm

Food for Thought

Friday 22

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Easter Sunday Sunday 24

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April

Sunday 24th April Friday 29th April

10.30 am

Easter Service with Holy Communion led by Revd Richard Bradley

Please note that there will be no evening service Royal Wedding Celebration 1


Message from the manse “Follow me, I’m going somewhere amazing”

It is hard to believe that as I write this article we have entered Lent! It only seems like yesterday that we celebrated Christmas. This Lenten period is about reflecting on and remembering what Christ went through in his 40 days in the wilderness. That time of being tested by the devil to see just where Jesus’ true loyalties lay. The devil was no doubt left very disappointed as Jesus, after each time of testing, was found to be utterly dependent on God. Lent is about journeying with Jesus. It is about us following the steps he took from the testing he endured through the joy of palm Sunday through the horrors of Holy Week including the uncertainty of Maundy Thursday and the desperation and pain of Good Friday; on into the joy of Easter Day. We are challenged by the journey Christ takes; but we are also thankful for all that he did for us and still does for us. I was driving home just the other afternoon and was stopped at 2


some traffic lights; in front of me was a large TK Max delivery lorry with the words: “Follow me, I’m going somewhere amazing”. The cynical/critical side of me wondered what the driver might say if I did just that and followed him to his depot or to the shop he was taking a delivery to. As the lights changed and we drove our separate ways (panic not I did not accept the invitation to follow him!) it got me thinking about the slogan. It reminded me, spiritually, of the calling of the first disciples and Jesus inviting them to follow him and he would show them to fish for men. It reminded me of the journey that we embark upon when we first become followers of Jesus Christ. As we take up the invitation to follow Christ because he can truly lead us to a destination that is amazing. I might have been left feeling less than convinced that the man from TK Max might lead me somewhere amazing, but I know for sure that when we follow Jesus he will lead us somewhere amazing. In my 20 years as a Christian there have been times when I have been challenged and there have been times when I have wondered where God is; whether I took a wrong turn or whether he had stopped for a coffee somewhere while I carried on the journey seemingly alone. But God has always been the God I can depend on no matter what. And as I have got to know people more here at Bamford and Norden I have heard some of your stories about what God has done in your lives. My prayer for us all at this Lenten and Easter time is that we will accept Jesus’ invitation to follow him because he will truly lead us somewhere amazing. May God bless us all as we trust in Him. Your Servant in Christ Richard 3


News of the family We give thanks for the lives of Darren Mansfield, Tom Dunford, Elliot Greenwood and Molly Curran, whose funeral services were all held at Bamford Chapel during the past month. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this sad time. Concerns continue to be expressed for Bob Gate, although it has been good to see him in church these past few Sundays. We are also asked to remember Patricia and John Lapworth, Linda Kerford, Jack Roberts, Tracey Scoresby, Audrey Morris, Michelle McLaughlin and Christian Platt in our prayers. Our Pastoral Visitors are now each attached to an Elder. If you would like a visit, or know someone who would, have a word with your Elder and it will be arranged. Special thanks go to Margaret Ogden and Joan Warner, who have been supporting Tracey Scoresby during her illness and treatment. Congratulations to Walter and Glenda Brisk, who celebrate their Diamond wedding anniversary (60 years!) at the end of March. Birthday greetings to Joyce Yates, who celebrated a big birthday this month. Congratulations are also due to Peter Meek, who has been appointed as Moderator of the East Midlands Synod. Another Bamford Chapel “old boy” to join Howard Sharp at the Moderators’ meetings.

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PASTORAL CARE After a successful appeal for more Pastoral visitors we have now linked these volunteers with an existing Elder's Pastoral group. They will assist the Elder with visiting to ensure that each member and adherent of our Church feels valued. If, for any reason, you feel that this system is not working, please have a word with Richard or any of the Pastoral group and we will try to come up with a solution. Elder Pastoral Visitor Laura Davies Lesley Hynes Chris Divers Raymond Atkins Ian Hampson Brenda Griffiths Peter Harrington Pamela Harrington Elizabeth Hazlehurst Audrey Telford Gillian James Jean Fitton John Lapworth Winifred Schofield Margaret Ogden Ruth Bradley Andy Platt Bernice Miller Julie Platt Auriel Atkins Addie Redmond Lesley Ashworth Angela Smith Shirley Sharp Kath Telford Gillian Galloway Joan Warner Angela Hall David Watson Linda Kerford Reserves: Liz Greer and Norma Milnes Please understand that this system is to try to bring love and friendship and should not be seen as a desire to intrude in any way. If you would prefer not to receive a visit please inform me or your Elder. God bless Margaret Ogden (Convenor of the Pastoral Group) 5


Churches Together Lent Groups

Thursday March 31st at Norden Methodist Church Thursday April 7th at St Paul’s Norden Thursday April 14th at St Clement’s Spotland The meetings start at 7.30 pm and finish soon after 9.00 pm For further details please contact: Aileen on 644136 or Jenny on 341432 6


Sponsored Bike Ride Huddersfield To Brighton 27th – 30th April Supporting The Yorkshire Air Ambulance

On the 27th April, I along with another 160 cyclists will set off from Huddersfield on the 260-mile ride to Brighton. This will be to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The route will take us via Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Crawley and finally arriving in Brighton on Saturday 30th April. On day three we are hoping to ride through the centre of London, and hopefully we won’t get caught in the Royal Wedding Procession! The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service. It flies seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motor ways, but also rural and isolated locations. To keep providing this life saving service the charity needs to raise £7200 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air. I would be grateful for any donations or sponsorship, for what is going to be a very challenging few days. I have set up a “Just Giving Web Page” for those who have internet access, but will also have a standard sponsor form for people to donate in this way.

www.justgiving.com/Chris-Telford Thank you again. Chris Telford

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Ladies Fellowship What a marvellous attendance we had at our March meeting when Toni Forrest came along with her beautiful Golden Labrador guide dog, William. He was obviously very bored during the evening as he slept most of the time accompanied by a loud snore! No doubt he “has heard it all before!” Toni has had William with her for five years now. Each dog is matched to its owner in terms of height and walking speed. Many breeds of dog [German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers are trained and again the breed is matched to its owner as well. Sometimes Labradoodles are used; a cross between a Labrador and a poodle. Allergies to certain dogs can be a problem. Dogs can take their partner on a train, bus and even an aeroplane. When a dog is working no-one should touch or speak to it as concentration can soon be lost. Most dogs work up to the age of 10/11 and then retire. The user can then be offered the dog as a pet as well as then starting with a new guide dog. Toni became totally blind 21 years ago and has owned three guide dogs. Her first was a Golden Retriever called Delsa who passed away whilst in Toni’s ownership. She was obviously very fold of Delsa as her ashes are kept in Toni’s bedroom. Second was another Golden Labrador, Elkie. Both of these dogs had completely different temperaments as has William who is a bit of a thief, stealing shoes and slippers and enjoying tea or coffee if left at low level! It takes each guide dog partnership around two years of dog training, seven years of support and costs over £40,000. During the training a dog will be slowly introduced to an obstacle and taught the safest way to navigate around it with commands like “in” and “over.” This is something that takes many months to master. It’s a popular misconception that a guide dog will know when to cross the road by waiting for the green light. It’s actually very much a team effort and never an easy task. With a standard 8


kerb-to-kerb crossing that the owner knows, the guide dog is trained to stop at the edge to indicate it has reached the crossing. The owner will listen for traffic and then when he or she decides it’s safe, give the command “forward.” However, guide dog training teaches him NOT to obey the command if a vehicle is approaching.  Anyone with sight loss could benefit from guide dog ownership and many guide dog owners aren't formally registered as blind or partially-sighted

You don't need to have lost all your sight and most people who own a guide dog still have some vision

It costs just 50p to have a guide dog, with all essential equipment and training provided by Guide Dogs, including vet bills and dog food if people wish. The nearest dog training centre is in Atherton, Manchester.

You have to be at least 16 years of age before being considered for a dog.

Would you believe – some dogs don’t make the grade after intense training.

All the “Cool Dude” key rings which Toni brought to raise funds were sold. Mind you Joan did say purchase of one was compulsory. Possibly anyone not buying one wouldn’t have been let out of Chapel that night – who knows! A bring and buy sale raised £100 which has been sent to the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind [started in 1942]. We want a society in which blind and partially sighted people enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else. LESLEY SUTTON

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QUIZ NIGHT Sixty-four people had their thinking caps on at Bamford Chapel’s annual quiz on Saturday 12th March. The quiz organised by Ken and Angela Smith raised £200 towards church funds. There were two themed rounds, music round, general knowledge and what is termed “marathon” round which consisted of photographs of personalities, famous British towns and clips from films. A potato pie supper with mushy peas and red cabbage was served half way through the evening and at 10.00pm the winning team was announced with a score of over 100. Well done “Mother Careys’ Chickens!” Each team member took home a bottle of wine! “Jammy” came second and “The Glee Club” third. It was a lovely evening with lots of laughter and fellowship. Thank you very much to everyone who took part and especially the organisers including Margaret Watson and her team in the kitchen. Margaret Entwistle’s mushy peas were delicious!

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Good Friday Ramble Join in this family friendly ramble which will stop off at the Millcroft Tea Gardens for refreshments.

Friday 22nd April 1.30 pm Meet at Bamford Chapel Please note sensible footwear is advised and the route is not suitable for pushchairs.

Easter Breakfast

Easter Breakfast will be served in the primary

Sunday 24th April At 9.00 am Usual fare of cereals, toast, coffee, tea etc. Come and enjoy your breakfast before the Easter Sunday service at 10.30 am.

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CHURCH WEBSITE: There is work going on to design a Church website. If you (adults not children) do not want your picture on the website then please let Richard or Ian Sturrock know in writing so that any general pictures that go up can be scanned for people who are not wanting their pictures on the site. We are not talking about some gallery of individual people but photos showing what the church does. We are getting written permission from parents with regards pictures of their children going on the site – so that aspect is in hand. Many thanks Richard Bradley The true(?) story of the Internet! And in the beginning there was the word ....(!) A revelation with an Incredibly Big Message (IBM): Well, you might have thought that you knew how the Internet started, but here's the TRUE story ....... In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com. And she said unto Abraham, her

husband: "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thine tent?" And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said: "How, dear?" And Dot replied: "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price. 12


so feverish with joy at the new And the sale can be made on the riches and the deafening sound drums and delivery made by of drums that no one noticed Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)." that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Abraham thought long and Brother William of Gates, who decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. And the bought off every drum maker in the land. drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham And indeed did insist on drums to sold all the goods he had at the be made that would work only top price, without ever having to with Brother Gates' drumheads move from his tent. and drumsticks. To prevent neighbouring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew. It was called Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew To The People (HTTP)

And Dot did say: "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others." And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel , or eBay as it came to be known. He said: "We need a name that reflects what we are."

And Dot replied: "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner But this success did arouse envy. Operators." "YAHOO," said A man named Mac Abia did Abraham. And because it was secrete himself inside Abraham's Dot's idea, they named it drum and began to siphon off YAHOO Dot Com. some of Abraham's business. But he was soon Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being discovered, arrested and the young Gregarious Energetic prosecuted - for insider trading. Educated Kid (GEEK) that he And the young men did take to was, soon started using Dot's Dot Com's trading as drums to locate doth the greedy things around the horsefly take to camel countryside. dung. It soon became They were called known as God's Own Nomadic Ecclesiastical Official Guide to Rich Dominican Locating Everything Sybarites, or NERDS. (GOOGLE) And that is how it all And lo, the land was began.?????? 13


Church membership

Ever wondered about becoming a church member? Perhaps you are a member of another church and would be interested in transferring your membership, or maybe you are interested in what lies behind the United Reformed Church, its faith basis and structure. If any of this sparks an interest in you please come along to a series of sessions I shall be leading on church membership, looking at the nature, faith and order of the United Reformed Church. There is no commitment to becoming a member at the end of the sessions!

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I will hold 4 meetings and we will look at the following: 1.

A journey of faith and the bible

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What is worship and what does it mean to believe and belong

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What is meant by “church� and how does the United Reformed church fit into this.

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Discussion and decision.

The first meeting will take place on Monday 16 May at 7.15 in the lounge and will last about one hour. Further meetings will take place on 23 May, 6 June and 13 June. If you have any questions please do ask, if you are interested just turn up! All are welcome. If you let me know you are coming it would be helpful as I can give you the first set of papers in advance of the first session. See you then! Joanne Shaw 15


Vicki Brown - Look for me in rainbows

Time for me to go now, I won't say goodbye; Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky. In the morning sunrise when all the world is new, Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you. Time for me to leave you, I won't say goodbye; Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky. In the evening sunset, when all the world is through, Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you. It won't be forever, the day will come and then My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again. Time for us to part now, we won't say goodbye; Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky. Every waking moment, and all your whole life through Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you. Just wish me to be near you, And I'll be there with you. Music and lyrics: Conn Bernard (1990). This poem was beautifully read by Lexi at her grandma’s funeral.

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Some time ago Betty Ainsworth looked after the ordering and distribution of the URC’s denominational magazine REFORM, which contains News, Comment, Inspiration and Debate. Subsequently we encouraged existing subscribers to continue to receive their individual copies, by post to their home address and make payment by Bank Direct Debit. We are not aware how many of our congregation continued along these lines. However the editor, Kay Parris has arranged for a free display copy to be sent on a regular basis and you will find this pinned on the notice board under the clock, in the coffee area. The magazine is issued 10 times per annum and the subscription costs £20 including postage. If you like what you read please feel free to complete the Payment/Delivery Details inside the magazine, or at www.reform-magazine.co.uk if you need any help just have a word with myself. The publication now carries a new DIGEST section which encourages local churches to submit news of recent events. These initiatives are designed to make more people inside the URC aware of the existence of REFORM for all members and friends to enjoy. Ian Sturrock 17


TRAIDCRAFT BREAKING THE MOULD REAL EASTER EGGS for sale on the Traidcraft stall after morning worship @ £3.99

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It takes the whole crop from one cocoa tree to make 15 Real Easter Eggs. One cup of Fairtrade chocolate [125g] is melted to 28 degrees [like a warm bath!]. The liquid chocolate is dropped into two half-egg moulds which are pushed together and spun, very fast for 20 seconds. When the two moulds are separated, the hollow Real Easter Egg is released. 1 egg is made every 5 seconds: 12 every minute: more than 600 an hour, meaning more than 4,000 can be made in a day. Without the mould, none of this would be possible.

Facts provided by The Meaningful Chocolate Company who make the Real Easter Egg. Buying one of these eggs helps to break another type of mould, the one that keeps people in poverty because 30p from the sale of each egg is going to Traidcraft Exchange. 18


So What is The Real Easter Egg then? It is very different from most of the Easter Eggs that people will be getting in the UK this year. It has broken the mould because it makes the connection with Jesus through the message on the box – and it’s the first time that has happened. The Real Meaning of Easter Easter is all about cute bunnies, fluffy chicks and eating too much chocolate, right? Well, not quite. Actually, many believe that chocolate eggs represent the boulder that sealed Jesus’ tomb. And with eggs being widely thought of as a symbol of hope and new life, the custom grew where people exchanged gifts of chocolate eggs at Easter. Just think … when you give someone The Real Easter Egg you’re not just giving them a delicious chocolate treat, you’re giving them something much more meaningful. BAMFORD CHAPEL TRAIDCRAFT TEAM

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Rules from God 1. Wake Up !! Decide to have a good day. "Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24 2. Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7 3. Shut Up!! Say nice things and learn to listen.. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. "He who guards his lips guards his soul." Proverbs 13:3 4. Stand Up!!..... For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.. "Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10 5. Look Up !!... To the Lord. "I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 6. Reach Up !!... For something higher. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6 7. Lift Up !!... Your Prayers. "Do not worry about anything; Instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING." Philippians 4:6 20


HEYWOOD LOCAL COMMITTEE  Tuesday 12th April Lunchtime Concert at Bamford Chapel Food being served at 12.00 Noon Concert commences 12.45pm – Admission £3.00 Jennifer Palfreyman, Saxophone David Howard, Piano

 Thursday 19th May Maytime Buffet Come along and enjoy our annual delicious buffet lunch prepared by the committee

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Bamford Chapel URC

WHEELS QUIZ ANSWERS 1

ROYAL AND ANCIENT GAME (4)

GOLF

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CARNIVAL CAR (6)

FIESTA

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FOUND UNDER PARIS AND NEWCASTLE (5) MAGNESIUM (1,1)

METRO

IBIZA

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BALEARIC HOLIDAY DESTINATION (5) SIX MILLION DOLLAR CAR? (6)

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S (6)

SIERRA

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HUMBER

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OUTLET FOR THE OUSE AND TRENT (6) ITALY`S NUMBER ONE (3)

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FAST BIRD? (5)

SWIFT

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LONDON BRIDGE (8)

VAUXHALL

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PROVIDES US WITH CORONATION STREET (7) A RESTING PLACE IN THE PARK? (4) REWORKED ROMAN STATIN (5,6)

GRANADA

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13 14 15

MG

AUSTIN

UNO

SEAT ASTON MARTIN DISCOVERY

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A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE SPACE SHUTTLE? (9) I AM WILL SMITH, SOLE SURVIVOR (6) EMMA PEEL WAS ONE (7)

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E.G. BASIL BRUSH (3)

FOX

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TOURIST ATTRACTION IN NUMBER 12 (9)

ALAHAMBRA

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HALS MADE HIM LAUGH (8)

CAVALIER

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RUDOLPH WAS THIS PRESIDENT`S MIDDLE NAME (4)

FORD

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LEGEND AVENGER


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OUR GRACIE`S RETREAT (5)

CAPRI

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NOVA

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THE BARD`S RIVER FLOWING BACKWARDS (4) THIS LITTLE RASCAL CAN BE FOUND IN LINCOLN CATHEDRAL (3) THE HUNTER`S CONSTELLATION (5) MR. GUEVARA GAINS A MIXED UP TV ROLE (9) PIRATE (7)

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IT`S ELEVEN IN MUNICH (3)

ELF

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PEPPERS FROM FRENCH GUIANA? (7) EMBLEM OF MEMBERSHIP (8)

CAYENNE

HONDA

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OH! DAN, YOU CAN MAKE IT WITH THIS (5) OWNER OF THE BLUE PARROT IN CASABLANCA (7) RESIGNED AS SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EDUCATION IN 2002 (6) MR. LUCAN`S AGED PARENT (5)

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COMPANION (6)

ESCORT

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PUGILIST WITH A SAINTLY CENTRE (7) A WANDERING CAR, RARELY AT HOME (5) FOUND IN THE SOLAR PLEXUS REGION (5) CAPITAL OF AMERICA`S `LAND OF ENCHANTMENT’ (5,2) CHANGE SWANK GLOVE TO FIT (10) SYMPHONY NO.92 (6)

BOXSTER

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IMP

ORION CHEVROLET CORSAIR

INSIGNIA

FERRARI MORRIS

RILEY

ROVER LEXUS SANTA FE VOLKSWAGEN OXFORD


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SYMPHONY NO.92 (6) FAST GEMSTONE JOINS THE TERRITORIAL ARMY (5) FOLLOWILL KINGS (4) PANTHERA ONCA (6)

OXFORD JETTA

MUSICALLY, PEARL WAS ONE (6) THE HIGHWAYMAN`S SWORD (6) CONFORMITY, AGREEMENT (6) JANIS ASKED THE LORD FOR ONE (8,4) TAKE IT FROM HERE DICK (7) A VICTORIOUS EVENT (7)

SINGER RAPIER ACCORD MERCEDES BENZ BENTLEY TRIUMPH

LEON JAGUAR

The quiz raised approx ÂŁ60 for our sponsored children. Several people submitted their answers, some had only one question wrong, but one person had them all correct and that was Sheila Varley, who wins a small prize. Thanks to everyone who bought a quiz sheet and thanks to everyone who continues to collect pennies and to buy books from the bookstall on Sunday mornings.

John and Patricia Lapworth would like to thank everybody for their thoughts, their help and their prayers.

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Your thoughts please We have been approached over the past few months by readers asking whether or not we would be able to offer a general advertisement page(s) -basically offering (for sale or free) items that you want to get rid of or may need. What do you think? Certainly advertisements have appeared in past chapel magazines. They could also provide a small revenue stream or should they be available for free? Do you disagree with the whole concept and believe that the magazine should remain in its present non-advertorial form (apart from odd sponsorship appeals and the like)? Let us know either personally, leaving a note in our magazine folder in the coffee area or emailing either or both of us: Martyn James: james1@sky.com Louise Aspinall:

martynl.aspinall@yahoo.co.uk

We should add, of course, that any final decision would need to be considered by the Eldership and )if applicable)

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These are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time: 1.

Prayer is not a "spare tyre" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout. 2. Do you know why a car's windscreen is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE, so, look ahead and move on. 3. Friendship is like a book. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write. 4. All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy it, it will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, that can't last long either. 5. Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold! 6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, my child, it's just a bend, not the end! 7. When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities. 8. A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!" 9. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you. 10. WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE. 26


Food for Thought Present

An Easter Carol a play written by Les Ellison on Good Friday 22nd April at 7.00pm at Chapel

Some 30 years after the Magi visited the baby Jesus they have all died and students of theirs find some documents left by their tutors. They decide to investigate and this leads them to Israel and the events leading up to an execution.

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What was happening in April 1981? (30 years ago) At the Church Meeting on March 9th we took the decision to go forward with the whole scheme of extensions and modernisation programme. This will cost us in the region of ÂŁ50,000. Our new car park is now a great asset to us and our thanks are due to the good offices of Don Schofield for seeing the work through at no great cost to us. Four new members were added to our fellowship by confession of faith at the March Communion Service. They were Diane Healey, Martyn James, Sarah Griffiths and Sarah Mills. 28


April 2011 Bamford Chapel Magazine