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Gospel Readings for 2024

The Programme for December 2023 – April 2024 can be found here.

                       The Newsletter for December  2023  can be found here.

                               COMMUNITY PROGRAMME 

                                                                   

    MARCH 2024

HOLY WEEK                  

Good Friday       10am   Act of Consecration of Man                                                                                                                              29th Mar              3pm   Service of contemplation   –    Please arrive by 2.50pm and join us for hot cross buns afterwards                  

Holy                     10am Act of Consecration of Man                                                                                                                                Saturday              11am Preparing the church for Easter                                                                                                                  30th Mar

Easter Day   Please note the clocks go forward today!!              

31st Mar          7am  Act of Consecration of Man                                                                                                                                                               9am  Sunday service for children followed by Easter egg hunt                                                                                                    10am  Act of Consecration of Man                                                                                                                                                    11.30am  Baptism Service    

APRIL 2024

Easter             10am – Easter Monday Act of Consecration of Man                                                                          Monday      11.15am – 100 Years Easter 1924 – 2024talk by                                                                                                  1st April                         Richard Ramsbotham 

Friday 5th             11am  Funeral of Fred Dowle                                                                                                                                                                    3.30pm Baptism Service – Followed by post-baptism celebration

Sat 6th Apr         10am Act of Consecration of Man                                                                                                                                                          7.30pm Christ the Guide in the Joys and Sorrows of Life –  Talk by Rev. Tom Revetz

Sun 7th Apr     10am Confirmations of 4 young people of the Congregation

                      

 

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We continue to send out a weekly Community News on Wednesdays as well as a weekly Saturday Support to prepare for the Sundays with sermons and other content. If you would like to receive these lease contact us on stroudchristiancommunity@gmail.com . You can always unsubscribe by simply sending a brief note.

Funeral Fund

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 stroudchristiancommunity@gmail.com

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We are a not-for-profit organisation. 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.

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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.

and…

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.