How do you like our new Community Calendar below?… Thanks to our wonderful new secretary Gaby for getting it up and running. It is a new step for us to put it up like this and we hope it can be of use to our website visitors and community to maintain an overview of what is going on. There are still a few small hitches and please do contact us if you notice any problems we should know about. It is interactive and it should be possible for you to move around the calendar to find those things you are looking for.
Thankfully we have been able to continue with services during this most recent lockdown period although no other events (talks, performances, study groups, etc) have been possible. We do hope very much that this will change in the coming months as restrictions are eased in England. Do note that Support Groups, Pastoral visits and Consultations are permitted so do feel free to contact one of the priests if there is a need in this regard.
Regular up-dates and other programme content can be found in our weekly email newsletters that can be subscribed to below.
Subscribe to News and Content up-dates – We are sending out a weekly Community News on Wednesdays as well as a weekly Saturday Support to prepare for the Sundays with sermons and other content via our Mailchimp email list. If you would like to receive these you are welcome to sign up to our email list by clicking here. It will take you to a signup document where you should fill in your details and click the ‘News up-dates’ box and then subscribe at the bottom. You can always unsubscribe by clicking at the bottom of any Mailchimp email you receive from us.
Other sermons and articles – Our lenker Tom Ravetz has set up the ‘blogging’ facility of our central Christian Community website to present some of the material that is being created for our congregations by our British priests. If you would like to have a look you can click on this link here: http://www.thechristiancommunity.co.uk/topic/blog/
Our Latest Programme and Newsletter can always be found here or on these links Programme and Newsletter Bear in mind, however, that until we are permitted regular indoor events again we will delay creating a new programme and newsletter. Best for now would be to check the weekly Community News and Saturday Support emails and the above calendar to keep up-to-date with latest developments.
Summer Fair – 26th June 2021 – We are very much hoping and expecting that restrictions will be sufficiently lifted in order for us to be able to hold a Summer Fair on Saturday the 26th June 2021. Naturally this cannot yet be absolutely confirmed, nonetheless we are going ahead with plans and invite you to start considering how you would like to participate. Home-made arts, crafts, jams, preserves, etc are always very welcome. Contact Aaron or Gaby for further info. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2021 Children’s Summer camp – is hopefully going to be possible this year. we are certainly well on the way with our plans. It will take place again at Colin Godman’s Farm just outside Forest Row, Sussex from the 17th – 27th July 2021. Here you can find the camp website with more information.
If you wish to support the church please donate to the below account. All donations will be gratefully received. Do let us know if you are eligible for Gift Aid.
The Christian Community in Stroud Sort code – 30-98-29 a/c no – 00091757
St Bride’s Fund
We are beginning to really enjoy the versatility of our new spaces and also St Bride’s Hall. We always said we would like to transform St Bride’s into a worthy and practical multi-purpose space for ourselves and others who rent. In this way we could do our best to support the social and cultural life of our community and beyond. With this in mind a small group – Ian Bailey, Piet Blok and Aaron Mirkin have made some initial steps towards making this happen. Please read the full letter here. Donations can be made into our regular church Lloyds account (see details above) with the reference ‘St Brides’. Good news is, thanks to the fund, we already have the new blinds, the new loop system for hard-of-hearing, new projector screen and backdrop rails. Thanks to all who have donated to the fund so far.
Our new church is finished, see our gallery page!
Here is a video interview about our new church that was very generously and kindly done for us by Peter Richardson in December 2019. He also did the Spring Fair video that is linked on our website. He is one of the co-founders of Stroud Community TV. Feel free to pass it on to friends and family who may be interested to know more about our new church building but aren’t able to visit.
Here also is a recent article written in the De Zeen architecture magazine describing the innovative architecture of our new church.
And here is another article from ‘Architecture Today’ describing our new building.
The Christian Community in Great Britain is a registered charity in England & Wales
Charity number 210029.