The Light Bookstall visits

Following the Morning Service
Come along and have a coffee or tea and browse the wide range of books, cards, gifts and Christian essentials.
Or place an order. Support a small local business who also gives us a commission on all sales.
The bookshop will be visiting us on the first Sunday of each month apart from the August break for holidays.
So, the dates for their visits during 2019 are:
1 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec.
also 1st Sunday of Advent 15 Dec extra 'gift' stall appearance
Also click to see their website.

Monthly Parish Prayer Meeting

Every 10th day of the month between 8pm and 9pm.
The next meeting will take place on Saturday 10 August at St Aidan & St Silas
Download the venues for future meetings.

Listening to God Evening

The next meeting will take place on Sunday 14 July at St Barnabas.
Start time still to be decided.

Listening Post - Help Needed

Listening Post (our local Christian Counselling Service ) is currently short of voluntary receptionists at the Cheltenham centre (the Hesters Way Resource Centre). Duties include answering the telephone and taking calls from new clients, for which full training will be given.
If anyone feels they would like to help out or find out more then please check out the Listening Post website or ring the Cheltenham office on 01242 256060 or Geoff Foster on 01242 583602.

Vulnerable Adults

It is important that these people are respected and cared for appropriately.
Do you work with vulnerable adults? If so please click HERE to read the guidance issued by Gloucester Diocese
Thank you
Sharon Arbuckle (St B's Safeguarding officer for vulnerable adults)

Looking after our children at St B’s

Please can we remind all parents/carers that you are responsible for ensuring your children are kept safe at all times before, during and after the service (apart from when they are in Lightzone). This includes not allowing younger children to go out of the church unaccompanied e.g. for the toilet - (there have been instances of people coming in off the street to use the toilets).
Thank you. DCC and Pat Bowen nominated person for St B's Safeguarding

Parish Office - Help needed

We would like the Office to be open 5 mornings a week. We are looking for a volunteer / volunteers to work with Jackie, our paid administrator, to cover 2 mornings a week: Friday and one other morning. Skills needed are: answering the phone and taking messages and bookings, ability to work on the computer, receiving and recording money paid into the office and respecting confidentiality.
To find out more please contact Pauline Carter 01452 862262.

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