Services in the Benefice
Sunday 28th November
Holy Communion in St Mary's, Berkeley at 10.30 am
Tuesday 30th November
Zoom Evening Prayer at 7.00 pm (details below)
Wednesday 1st December
Coffee and Communion in St Mary's, Berkeley at 11.00 am
Thursday 2nd December
Zoom Morning Prayer at 9.00 am (details below)
Sunday 5th December
Holy Communion in All Saints, Stone at 10.30 am
Christingle service in St Mary's, Berkeley at 10.30 am
Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer
I am delighted to announce that we will soon have the opportunity to join together for prayer more often. Starting this Advent, we will be running Morning Prayer each Thursday at 9am, and Evening Prayer each Tuesday at 7:30pm, and you won't even need to leave your home.
With the wonders of Zoom, we will be able to meet together to pray for our world, our communities and our church. If you would like to join me, send an email to email@example.com and you will receive a Zoom Link and a copy of the prayer order we will be using in time for the first week.
Rev Steve Godsell
The Salvation Army's
Berkeley Benefice St Mary's - Berkeley
All Saints' - Stone St Michael's - Hill
ALL SAINTS’ PATRONAL FESTIVAL 2021
At our communion service at All Saints' Church on Sunday 31st October we celebrated our patronal festival of All Saints. It was Stone's first service with our new Parish Priest Steve Godsell. And to coincide, we launched our annual appeal.
We want to maintain and develop our building and grounds so they can benefit the whole community. We are fortunate to have gifted people who contribute significant amounts of their time to keep the church going in a variety of ways. Such help minimises our need for money, but doesn’t remove it. The Church of England does not pay us for regular upkeep; we rely wholly on charitable donations from ordinary folk to meet necessary costs. Finances continue to be worryingly tight, and we assure you as we renew our appeal that anything you can give will be greatly appreciated; nothing will be wasted.
Gift envelopes will be available in the church once again after a lapse last year due to Covid-19. You can return them to me or to one of our Churchwardens (Naomi Sargent and Andy Fryer), or put them in the wall safe by the South door or in the collection bowl during a service. [If you are a taxpayer, then completing the Gift Aid declaration on the envelope will enable us to claim an extra 25% from the government. Any cheques should be made payable to “Stone PCC” please.]
Alongside this traditional ‘All Saints’ Day’ annual appeal, there’s also a simple scheme for making regular donations. We point this out because, whilst lump sums are always a nice surprise, receiving regular committed donations helps us to plan better and takes some of the anxiety out of budgeting. If you would consider making regular contributions as a “Friend of All Saints” please contact me.
Treasurer for all Saints’ PCC (01454-260078)