The Programme for Michaelmas to Holy Nights 2023 can be found here.
The Newsletter for Michaelmas 2023 can be found here.
Sat 25th 9am Act of Consecration of Man in German
Sat 25th 5.30pm Gathering for those who have died
Sun 26th 11.30am Alexei Jawlensky – Art is a longing for God – Talk with slides
Sat 2nd 4-6pm Presentation on Musical Evolution
of Consciousness with Andrew Thompson
Sun 3rd 11.30am Preparing for Advent
Introduction by Liza
followed by communal preparation
4-5pm Advent Spiral
Tue 5th 3.30-4.30pm Prayer Group meeting
Sun 10th 11.30am Conversation Morning
4-6pm Advent Celebration
Wed 13th 2pm Shepherds’ Play
Fri 15th 7.30pm Shepherds’ Play
Sat 16th 4pm Shepherds’ Play
Sun 17th 11.30am The Labyrinth of Chartres –
A spiritual pilgrimage
Talk by Jean-Marie Falcone
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We have created a special fund for those who wish to pay for their funerals ‘in advance’ so to speak. The idea is that one pays in an amount to the fund to cover the anticipated cost of the funeral (currently +- £4000) and any additional sum to become a special sacrament donation to the church in the event of the funeral. It remains a loan for which there is a signed agreement with the church which can be found here. The agreement can be cancelled and the money withdrawn with 2 month’s notice if need be. The idea is that the congregation takes on all the financial dealings with the Funeral directors and crematorium etc, which liberates the family from having to do so, and it serves as a loan which earns interest for the church and which the church can use for capital development until the time the money is needed. For instance this financed all the alterations in the annex to allow for the building project a few years ago. We currently have a good number of members with money in the fund. If you are interested in pursuing this further contact one of the priests or Paul Abel who manages the fund, via the church email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 using the donate button 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. – and most recently are about to have the old roof finally cleaned of the thick moss. Next in our sights is to upgrade the access between the hall and the kitchen and build a new porch roof outside the Annex. Thanks to all who have donated to the fund so far.
Our new church
Our new church was officially opened and consecrated in October 2019 and continues to be a source of renewed joy and strength for our sacramental work.
Video of the new church – 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.
Here also is a recent article written in the De Zeen architecture magazine describing the innovative architecture of our new church.
Here is another article from ‘Architecture Today’ describing our new building.
Our new building was shortlisted for the 2021 Structural Awards
We came in as runners up!
Awarded for excellence in the structural design of projects with a construction cost of less than three million pounds.
The Christian Community in Great Britain is a registered charity in England & Wales
Charity number 210029.