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The Sodbury Vale Benefice Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury, Horton & Little Sodbury

O U T LO O K

magazine

www.svbcofe.org.uk

1 Jane is enrolled as a Companion of the Society of St Francis by Brother Damian. See 1

December 2015 - January 2016


Nominated Person:

Contacts

Mrs Hilary Holder 01454 327118 This is the person to contact if you wish to express concern about suspected abuse of a child or vulnerable adult

Rector

VACANT

Churchwardens

Associate Priest The Revd. Yvonne Brae, 01454 850682, Mob. 07908 513098 [Day

Chipping Sodbury

off Monday]

Joy Gibson 01454 319288 Jane Jones-Williams 01454 324970

email yvonne@svbcofe.org.uk

Reader (Licensed Lay Minister) Mr Ian Yemm 07514 139825; 01454 318608 [Day off Saturday] email ian@svbcofe.org.uk

Old Sodbury Karen Hunter 01454 319903

If you would like to know more about the Christian faith or are thinking about baptism or confirmation please speak with one of the the ministerial team

Little Sodbury Brenda Cordy 01454 316447

Director of Music VACANT

Horton

Church Office

Tina Hildick-Smith 01454 320380 Richard Needs 01454 329890

Open during school term time Mon - Tue - Thu mornings 9.00 - 12.00 Administrators: 01454 325160 Michelle Jenkins Trish Gailey

This magazine is brought to you Free by the four churches of the Sodbury Vale Benefice. If you would like to make a small donation towards production costs that would be most welcome. Thank you.

email: office@svbcofe.org.uk Web Site: www.svbcofe.org.uk

Feb Deadline Can you have all copy to Michelle in the Church Office by Jan 11th at the latest please.

Advertising: Sylvia Franklin 07788 111726

Editor: Michael Stephenson 01454 314094 email outlook@svbcofe.org.uk

Front Cover- Frozen Pond Michael Stephenson

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learning movement which gives purpose and stimulus to those in retirement. Over 360,000 men and women already gather together in over 960 local U3As across the UK to share their experiences, knowledge, philosophies, values and ideas. We are not a university in the traditional sense. We don’t study for qualifications. We just enjoy taking part and meeting people. It’s all voluntary – members share their knowledge and experience with others in interest groups, running informal activity sessions covering a wide range of subjects and activities Look up U3A for Sodbury and Yate. If you are interested contact Barbara.lewis31@yahoo.co.uk

Baptisms: We welcomed into the Church: Edith Rose Saunders, on 1 November at St John’s, Chipping Sodbury Isabel Niamh Standerwick, on 1 November at St James’, Horton

Marriages: We send our congratulations to: Zoe Whittard and Joshua Nunn, on 14 November at St Adeline’s, Little Sodbury

Funerals:We extend our sympathy to the families and friends of:

Tom Douglas on 17 September at Westerleigh Crematorium Rob Davies on 8 October at St John’s Old Sodbury Raymond Turner on 19 November at St John’s Old Sodbury June Powell on 26 November at St John’s Chipping Sodbury

Toy Service The Toy Service will be held at St John’s Old Sodbury on 13 December at 11.15 During this service we would greatly appreciate gifts of new toys. We send these to the Salvation Army who distribute them to families in need.

Christmas Greeting from David As it is most unlikely I shall be able to attend any of the benefice services over Advent/Christmas this year, May I send greetings and prayers for a blessed time for all readers. A double message: Immanuel – God with us. Jesus – Saviour. From David Webster, Beech House, 11, Prowse Close, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. BS35 1EG

St. John's Church Old Sodbury Harvest Supper.

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Harvest Supper. We raised a huge £854.48 which is amazing for a small village. This money will go to the 'Regenerate' charity whose members take the Christian message into local schools. It was a most enjoyable evening with friends and good food. A special thank you to Tracy Ship for her Have you time to spare? You might like to join U3A, the University excellent catering and everyone else who of the Third Age. U3A is a self-help helped with the organisation. Karen 3


Dear Friends, I have no idea what the origins are of the phrase, “Christmas comes but once a year”. But what does it imply for you? Christmas comes but once a year so…have a great big blow out on the credit card and pay for it in February?! We often think of Christmas as a one day event. But the Christmas story involves more than one single moment. It is a story about journeys. Journeys that unfold over time. There is the journey of the angel to bring some strange news to Mary. There is the journey of Mary to her cousin, Elizabeth, whose own baby leaps in her womb in recognition of the one whom Mary is carrying in her pregnancy. Then there is the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem to register in the census. The shepherds make a journey from the hilltops to the stable. And a new born baby makes his journey into the world. There is also the journey of the Wise Men from the East, following a star. And later, there will be the journey to Egypt of this new family to evade Herod’s wrath. How we feel about Christmas is also a journey. I know, that I no longer have quite the same wonder and sense of expectation about Christmas, that I had as a small child. Christmas doesn’t have quite the same meaning for me, as for my family and friends, who have young children at home. Over Christmas, I now find myself thinking more about the people who are no longer with me, than what I may receive wrapped up in brightly coloured paper and ribbon. Where are you on your Christmas journey? Do we perhaps need to remember, that we will not all be at the same point on this journey, as we spend Advent waiting and preparing to welcome the Christ-child? Our churches will fill up over the Christmas period and if you are one of those visitors, then ‘WELCOME!’ We love the buzz that you bring to our churches at this time of the year. We want you all to have a good experience and hope that the Christmas story will touch you once again. This is exactly what we set out to offer our local communities as a Benefice, through our Nativity Crib Festival, and it just wouldn't be the same without everyone of you taking part in our events and services. Christmas comes but once a year? Well no, of course, it doesn't. Christmas comes every time Jesus is made known and that could be three hundred and sixty five days of the year. This is the journey that Christians are on. So, let’s greet everyone we welcome with joy. And may you all have the peace of Christ in your heart this Christmas, wherever you are on your journey.

Warmly yours,

Ian 4


likeness, and then it goes on to talk about male and female. If I am made in the image of God, then God is not to be seen as male. God is God.” She sent back the first version of the writ because it referred to her as a “right reverend father in God”. Now it describes her simply as “bishop”. “There may be women who’d be happy with ‘right reverend mother in God’, but that doesn’t sit comfortably with me,” she said. She was often asked if she considered herself a feminist, she said: “It’s a word that’s heavily loaded. If it means I believe that men and women were created by God as equal but different, then yes I’m a feminist. But if it means women wanting to be men – and sometimes that’s a slight feeling of being loud and domineering – then I would reject that.”

‘God is not a he or a she’ God should not necessarily be seen as a masculine figure, according to the first female bishop to sit in the House of Lords. ‘God is not to be seen as male. God is God,’ said Rachel Tr e w e e k , Bishop of Gloucester. W h i l e acknowledging that many Anglicans would profoundly disagree, Treweek said the Church of England should use both male and female pronouns when referring to God. “In the creation narratives, we’re told that God created human beings in God’s

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The light in the darkness

Faith in the World:

In recent weeks I have been struck by how many events there are in local towns and villages involving the switching on of lights. And this month there will be numerous carol services at which will be read these words about Jesus Christ: “In him was life and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1v. 4-5.) In the physical darkness of December we are perhaps more aware of the deeper darkness in our world. It is not only about conflict and suffering in places far away, it is also about the communities in which we live and the lives of those we know, often in places of pain or struggle. It is also about those dark places deep within each of us where destructive thoughts and emotions lurk, such as fear, pride and shame. In all of this we can easily be fooled into believing that the darkness is stronger than the light. Too often we fail to grasp the truth that the hope and light of Jesus Christ transforms the darkness. In this month of Christmas lights and candles, may we each have the courage to expose the dark places within us to the light and love of Christ. And as we o p e n ourselves to transformation may we grow to be more confident bearers of Christ’s light and hope in who we are, and what we say and do among the people and places of our daily lives. The Rt. Revd. Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester

The Revd Bruce Goodwin, chaplain at the University of Gloucestershire, reflects on life on campus The levels of faith among students can range from those who are cultural Christians through to ‘born again’ believers. There are 100 young people signed up to the Christian Union, with even more going along to local churches. But no matter where students of faith may be in their walk, they have many opportunities to engage with Gloucester Diocese Chaplains. The Chaplaincy has a lot of goodwill, built up over the years, resulting in hundreds of students coming along to special services each year. Of course, some students and staff are more wary about Christianity, but that is often for personal reasons. People’s reactions to Christians on campus is no different to those across society in general. One way of expressing faith is through social action, with the chaplains trying to encourage students to do something intentional. This could be with a local church or the Christian Union, such as helping those coming out of nightclubs or reaching out to the homeless. The aim of these events is to help students make the connection between their faith and actions. Christian students can make a huge difference. The support they get can either set them up for a life given to God or can see them drift away from their faith. It is a crucial time and the Chaplains make it a priority to spend one-toone time with students as much as they can.

From “The Messenger” www.gloucester.anglican.org

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1 Corinthians 12: 1-11 John 2: 1-11 Psalm 36: 5-10

Principal Service readings December December 6th (Second Sunday of Advent) Baruch 5 Philippians 1: 3 - 11 Luke 3: 1 - 6 Benedictus December 13th (Third Sunday of Advent) Zephaniah 3: 14 - end Philippians 4: 4 - 7 Luke 3: 7 - 18 Isaiah 12: 2 -end

January 24th (Third Sunday after Epiphany) Nehemiah 8: 1-3,5-6,8-10 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a Luke 4: 14-21 Psalm 19 January 31st (Fourth Sunday after Epiphany) Ezekiel 43: 27 - 44.4 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13 Luke 2: 22-40

December 20th (Fourth Sunday of Advent) Micah 5: 2 - 5a Hebrews 10: 5 - 10, Luke 1: 39 - 45 Magnificat

7 Days without God makes one weak.

December 27th (First Sunday of Christmas) 1 Samuel 2: 18 - 20, 26 Colossians 3: 12 - 17 Luke 2: 41 - end

Christmas is coming For all your Christmas cards, gifts, food and decorations, view the wide variety of products from Traidcraft available from our stall at the Chipping Sodbury Farmers Market, every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and there will be a Special Christmas Market on Saturday 12th December. You will not only be giving unique gifts to your family and friends, but you will be supporting producers around the globe to trade their way out of poverty.

Principal Service readings January January 3rd (Epiphany) Isaiah 60: 1-6 Ephesians 3: 1-12 Matthew 2: 1-12 Psalm 72: 10-15 January 10th (Baptism of Christ) Isaiah 43:1-7 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17,21,22 Psalm 29 January 17th (Second Sunday after Epiphany) Isaiah 62: 1-5

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Churches open just for Christmas and Easter? A Church of England report has revealed one in four rural Anglican churches have less than ten worshippers on a Sunday. The report also found half of all rural Church of England places of worship have less than 20 faithful on a Sunday. In all, 4,000 Anglican churches have attendance figures of twenty or less on a Sunday. The attendance figures, coupled with the ÂŁ160 million rural parishes spend to maintain their properties every year, have prompted the Church of England to consider shutting some country churches and open them only on special occasions like Easter, Christmas, weddings and funerals. The Bishop of Worcester Rt. Revd. John Inge chaired the report, and said: "Our 16,000 church buildings are a visible sign of on-going Christian faith in communities throughout England as well as being an unparalleled part of our country's heritage. One response to the report by a church supplier says, “We get feedback that holiday makers from cities, who are not currently regular worshippers, often find a small remote country church is a place where God speaks to them, even if they have originally been attracted to the building as a "heritage attraction". Does the church as a whole recognise how important is the ministry to visitors of those hundreds of volunteers up and down the country who keep the country church doors open and often through their card and bookstalls make a contact with non Christians or lapsed Christians ?.....The quiet help of the Holy Spirit may move tourists in unexpected ways. 8


Crib Festival Thanks

By the time you read this the Crib Festival will be taking place and many of you will be working very hard, helping with crafts, crib café and stewarding. I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to you all for your help and support. I realise that it was something very important for the community and wanted to follow the excellent work that had be achieved in previous years. I could not have done any of the tasks without the generous help and support from many people but express my heartfelt thanks to the Crib Festival Committee, for their help, encouragement and hard work. My thanks to Yvonne and Frank for their input, who have encouraged, guided and supported me through unfamiliar waters. The help from Michelle, Trish and Sylvia is appreciated, thank you. My good wishes to you all for Christmas and the New Year. Liz

The American scholar, Jeffrey Miller, found a notebook, dating from 1604 to 1608, in archives at Sidney Sussex College, containing about 70 pages of almost illegible handwriting. They included biblical commentary, with Greek and Hebrew notes. Miller said: ‘You can actually see the way Greek, Latin and Hebrew are all feeding into what will become the most widely read work of English literature of all time. It gets you so close to the thought process, it’s incredible.’

Carols in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall Wednesday 16 September 7.30pm

Yate Choral Society are giving their annual Christmas concert in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall. This year’s concert includes Vaughan William’s “Fantasia on Christmas Carols”, first performed in 1912 at Hereford Cathedral as part of the Three Choirs Festival. The week-long festival dates back to 1719 and is considered to be one of the oldest choral festivals still in operation today. Vaughan Williams loved Christmas and had a lifelong Earliest draft of King James passion for carols, admiring their Bible found freshness, beauty and nobility. The Fantasia is a wonderful piece in which you The earliest known draft of the King will recognise many familiar carol tunes. James Bible has been unearthed among ancient papers lodged in a Cambridge Tickets £7.00 (Including refreshment) Contact Margaret Phillips 01454 324839 college. Or purchase at the door (if any left) 9


The Power of Pictures What part do pictures play in your life and memories? Like me you may have stacks of old albums, boxes of photos, colour slides (remember them?) and perhaps films or videos. Sadly, unless we take some active steps they are little value to anybody, including ourselves. For this reason I have been enjoying digitising my many pictures. The next step was to share them around – something we can do easily in this digital, internet age.

Many of them escaped to France, USA or other countries as refugees in 1975, leaving everything behind. Here is a photo of the English class I used to teach – and another of the Christmas meal we enjoyed together at the Thai restaurant. In spite of the war that was raging those were good times.

1969 English class in Laos

1969 Christmas Dinner in restaurant in Laos

Just recently I started sharing some of my old pictures from early days with VSO in Laos where I went in 1969. I still have both negatives and prints (they are among my most valuable possessions). I chose to use Facebook for sharing pictures of some of the young people in the Lao church where I used to teach English in my spare time. The result has been truly amazing. So many of my Lao friends have responded with great excitement – as they have no pictures of their own – just the memories. Through these pictures some are even finding each other for the first time in 45 years. 10

But it got me thinking – about how we might stimulate the sharing of our pictures and memories in SVB. Perhaps it is time to dig deep into old albums and see what old photos might be of interest – and the stories that go with them. As we share our pictures and the story of God’s faithfulness in our lives we bless others. This magazine (Outlook) and our website are always in need of pictures. We mostly need pictures of what is happening today – but we also need those that carry a story worth sharing… Do let me know if you are interested in this – or if you need help with digitising the old pictures that can be shared. Frank Gray

Wishing all our Readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


What makes you think God exists?

HOLIDAY HOME

Throughout history people have tried to find a way of being sure that God exists. The ideas have not changed for a thousand years. However, they get expressed in new ways each century. The first is an idea about whether the universe has a designer. Imagine yourself walking through a bleak, empty desert. You stumble upon two things. First you see a rock. When you look at it you think, 'That rock is there because of a series of random circumstances over the course of time.' Next you see an i-Phone. When you see that you think to yourself, 'Somebody designed and made that mobile phone.' Is the universe more like the rock or the i-Phone? Those who think the cosmos is more like an i-Phone lean toward believing there is a God. Historically people looking for proof have also thought hard about the universal awareness of morality. Those who find this a persuasive argument for the existence of God believe that our sense of right and wrong must come from an ultimate objective source of justice. After all, the atoms from which we come have no morality of their own. People of faith call that ultimate source of justice ‘God’. Everyone knows that the sky is blue. However, on some occasions a sunset in the sky takes one’s breath away. There is nothing magical about a sunset. It is a natural phenomenon caused by circumstances that have the scientific name Rayleigh Scattering. What is not known is why a sunset makes a person think, 'Ah, that is so beautiful!' no matter how often he or she sees one. That sense of wonder, a Christian would suggest, is where God is making himself known. 11

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Has the Biblical city of Sodom been found? After decades of excavations, researchers believe they have finally found the ruins of the Biblical city of Sodom. Experts investigat ing the region of Tall el-Hammam in Jordan believe the remains of a 'monstrous' Bronze Age city match the Biblical description of Sodom. Not only would the site have been the largest city in the region, as described in the Bible, it is situated to the east of the River Jordan, dates back to between 3500

and 1540 BC and is thought to have been suddenly abandoned. 'Tall el-Hammam matches the description of the area where Sodom was located according to the Bible' as the largest city of the fertile east Kikkar area. ''When we explored the region, Tall elHammam was an obvious choice, as it was five to 10 times larger than the other

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Sodbury Vale Benefice Regular Weekly Events Monday

8.45am

Morning Prayer

St John’s, Chipping Sodbury

7.30pm

Bell Ringers’ Practice CS

Church Tower, Chipping Sodbury

Tuesday

8.45am

Morning Prayer

Church Centre, Upper Room,Chipping Sodbury

Tuesday

9.15pm

Stor'k'ies

St John's Church, Chipping Sodbury

Wednesday

8.30am

Morning Prayer

St John’s, Chipping Sodbury

730pm

Bell Ringer’s Practice Horton

St James’, Horton

8.45am

Morning Prayer

St John’s, Chipping Sodbury

10.00am

Holy Communion

St John’s, Chipping Sodbury

7.00pm

Benefice Choir Practice

St John’s, Chipping Sodbury

7.00pm

Youth Club (age 11-18)

Baptist Church Centre

Thursday

Friday

Note: No Morning Prayers on Bank Holidays

Sodbury Vale Benefice Forthcoming Events 2nd - 6th

Dec

Nativity Crib Festival

St John’s, CS

Sat

5th

Dec

10:30am St Adeline’s Advent Fayre - 2:30pm

St Adeline’s, Little Sodbury

Sun

13th

Dec

6.00pm

Carol Service

St James’, Horton

Fri

18th

Dec

7.00pm

Carol Service

St Adeline’s, Little Sodbury

Sun

20th

Dec

5.00pm

Carol Service

St John’s, Old Sodbury

Sun

20th

Dec

7.00pm

Carol Service

St John’s, Chipping Sodbury

Thurs

24th

Dec

3.00pm

Christingle

St John’s Chipping Sodbury

Thurs

24th

Dec

3.00pm

Crib Service

St John’s Old Sodbury

Thurs

24th

Dec

4.30pm

Christingle

St John’s Chipping Sodbury

Thurs

24th

Dec

8.00pm

Christmas Communion

St James’, Horton

Thurs

24th

Dec

11.30pm Midnight Communion

St John’s Chipping Sodbury

Sun

27th

Dec

10.30am Benefice Service

St Adeline’s, Little Sodbury

Wed

10th

Feb

7.30pm

Holy Communion for Ash Wednesday St John’s, Old Sodbury

If you don’t see your event in the list above please let me know, once it is on this calendar other people can put it on theirs! All times are subject to change look out for further details closer to the date. Michelle 01454 325160 office@svbcofe.org.uk 13


Sodbury Vale Benefice Calendar December 2015 Sun 6th Second Sunday of Advent

Tue

8th

Thurs

10th

Sun 13th Third Sunday of Advent

9.30am

Family Communion

St John’s, C/S

11.15am

Mattins {BCP}

St James’, Horton

11.15am

Family Communion

St John’s, O/S

6.00pm

Evensong {BCP}

St Adeline’s, L/S

9.15am

Storkies

St John’s, C/S

3.00pm

Meditation Meeting

Ring 312228 for venue

10.00am

Holy Communion

St John’s, C/S

10.45am

Coffee Shop

Church Centre, C/S

9.30am

Parish Communion

St John’s, C/S

11.15am

Family Service (Toy Service)

St John’s, O/S

6.00pm

Carol Service

St James’, Horton

6.00pm

Evensong {BCP}

St Adeline’s, L/S

Mon

14th

2.00pm

Mothers’ Union Christmas Lunch

Tbc

Tue

15th

9.15am

Storkies

St John’s, CS

2.00pm

Tea and Chat Afternoon

Church Centre, CS

10.00am

Holy Communion

St John’s C/S

10.45am

Coffee Shop

Church Centre C/S

7.00pm

Carol Service

St Adeline’s , L/S

9.30am

Family Communion

St John’s, C/S

11.15am

Morning Prayer

St James’, Horton

11.15am

Holy Communion {BCP}

St John’s, O/S

10.00am

Holy Communion

St John’s, C/S

10.45am

Coffee Shop

Church Centre, C/S

3.00pm

Crib Service

St John’s , O/S

3.00pm

Christingle

St John’s , C/S

4.30pm

Christingle

St John’s , C/S

8.00pm

Christmas Communion

St James’, Horton

11.30pm

Midnight Communion

St John’s, C/S

9.30am

Family Communion

St John’s , C/S

11.15am

Family Communion

St John’s, O/S

10:30am

Benefice Service

St Adeline’s L/S

3.00pm

Meditation Meeting

Ring 312228 for venue

10.00am

Holy Communion

St John’s C/S

10.45am

Coffee Shop

Church Centre C/S

Thurs

Fri

17th

18th

Sun 20th Fourth Sunday of Advent Thurs 24th Christmas Eve

Fri 25th Christmas Day Sun 27th First Sunday of Christmas

Thurs

30th


Sodbury Vale Benefice Calendar January 2016 Sun 3rd Epiphany

8.00am

Holy Communion

St John’s, C/S

9.30am

St John’s Praise

St John’s, C/S

11.15am

Mattins

St James’, Horton

11.15am

Family Communion

St John’s, O/S

6.00pm

Evensong {BCP}

St Adeline’s, L/S

Tue

5th

9.15am

Stor’k’ies

St John’s, C/S

Thurs

7th

10.00am

Holy Communion

St John’s, C/S

10.45am

Coffee Shop

Church Centre, C/S

9.30am Sun 10th 11.15am Baptism of Christ 11.15am

Parish Communion

St John’s, C/S

Holy Communion {BCP}

St James’, Horton

Family Service

St John’s, O/S

6.00pm

Evensong {BCP}

St Adeline’s, L/S

Mon

11th

2.00pm

Mothers’ Union

Church Centre, C/S

Tue

12th

9.15am

Stor’k’ies

St John’s, C/S

Thurs

14th

10.00am

Holy Communion

St John’s C/S

10.45am

Coffee Shop

Church Centre C/S

Sun 17th Second Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am

Family Communion

St John’s, C/S

11.15am

Morning Prayer {CW}

St James’, Horton

11.15am

Holy Communion {BCP}

St John’s, O/S

6.00pm

Evensong {BCP}

St Adeline’s, L/S

9.15am

Stor’k’ies

St John’s, C/S

Tue

19th

Wed

20th

7.30pm

CS PCC

Thur

21st

10.00am

Holy Communion

St John’s C/S

10.45am

Coffee Shop

Church Centre C/S

7.30pm

OS PCC

Village Hall, O/S

All Day

Marriage Preparation Day

Church Centre, C/S

Sat

23rd

9.30am

Parish Communion

St John’s C/S

Sun 24th

11.15am

Holy Communion

St James’ Horton

Third Sunday of Epiphany

11.15am

Morning Praise {CW}

St John’s O/S

6.00pm

Holy Communion {BCP}

St Adeline’s L/S

9.15am

Stor’k’ies

St John’s, C/S

2.00pm

Tea and Chat Afternoon

Church Centre, CS

7.30pm

Horton PCC

Tba

Tue

26th

Tue

Wed

27th

7.30pm

Little Sodbury PCC

Tba

Thurs

28th

7.30pm

Pastoral Care Meeting

Church Centre

Benefice Service

St John’s O/S

10.30am Sun 31st Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

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CHRISTMAS SERVICES CHIPPING SODBURY, St John’s Church SUNDAY 20th DECEMBER 7pm Carol Service CHRISTMAS EVE 3pm Christingle Service 4.30pm Christingle Service 11.30pm Midnight Communion CHRISTMAS DAY 9.30am Family Communion OLD SODBURY, St John the Baptist Church SUNDAY 20th DECEMBER 5pm Carol Service CHRISTMAS EVE 3pm Crib Service CHRISTMAS DAY 11.15am Family Communion LITTLE SODBURY, St Adeline’s Church FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER 7pm Carol Service SUNDAY 27th DECEMBER 10.30am Benefice Communion Service HORTON, St James the Elder Church SUNDAY 13th DECEMBER 6pm Carol Service CHRISTMAS EVE 8pm Christmas Communion FOR MORE INFORMATION http://svbcofe.org.uk

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Christmas and New Year issue from the four parishes of the Sodbury Vale Benefice

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