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2013-02-02 14.05.34#Calendar - 2014  Are you always looking up the dates trying to figure out when Easter is etc etc? Look no further as we have found this rather good site. Click on the 2014 above or Christian Calendar.

 

Services - April

6th    - Holy Communion  9.15

13th   - Family Service       11.00

20th - Easter Sunday Holy Communion  9.15

27th - Evensong    6.30

We are sorry that John, our local resident priest, is ill and at the time of writing the exact date of his return to work is not known. We wish him a full and speedy recovery. Our thanks go to Brian Leathers and Ray Owen, the other Clergy in the Weaver Benefice (and one or two other people) for their willingness to shoulder additional workload. Apologies from the Churches if anyone is inconvenienced by a change in Church arrangements.

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#The season of Lent is upon us.

What have you given up for Lent? Read about Commando Dad Neil Sinclair and how he is giving up the most precious commodity of all.

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Lent app - A fantastic new “Count Your Blessings” app for iPhones, iPads & Android devices, featuring daily alerts, actions & beautiful photography - Download

Weekly reflections for Lent from Christian Aid

These companions to Count Your Blessings encourage us to delve deeper into Scripture with a weekly reading, reflection and prayer.

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Lent Groups

Beginning on Thursday 6th March for 5weeks discussion groups will be held at the home of Peter and Hilary Dowson.  These are open to everyone & all are welcome to discuss issues of faith, doubt & God (and anything else!).  There will be DVDs where well-known people will give their opinions to stimulate us.  It’s good for us to talk & it’s good to share ideas.  We can also share tea/coffee and biscuits.  Please come along & give it a try.

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 #Mothering Sunday – 30th March

A special service will be held on 30th March at 9.15am in St Peter’s Church.  Posies will be given to mothers.

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St Peter’s Church

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 The church in Ellastone is a beautiful grade 2* listed building with an interesting history and stands proudly in the centre of the village.  In the spring the churchyard is a riot of colour from spring bulbs – snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils.

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From April – September St Peter’s is open to all at weekends from 9.00 – 17.00 and is well worth a visit. The Church has a heritage exhibition and also the Calwich Chapel which has exhibits showing the links of the Church with the ancient Augustinian Priory of Calwich. Do pop in!

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Who was St Peter? Press on the cross to find out more…#

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Contacts:

Revd. John Richardson : 01889 590266
Pam Shouksmith – Churchwarden : 324094

 

 

 

Come and join us!

You will always be sure of a warm welcome and a cup of coffee or tea after the service.

 

church font flowersBible Study and Fellowship Group                                                                 A group of people from Ellastone and other parishes in the benefice meets about once a fortnight on Thursday evenings at Betty Fradley’s at 7.30 pm.  We study passages from the Bible and their relevance to our lives and we enjoy each other’s company.  All are welcome – contact Betty on 324291 for further details and dates.

The Church of England Read about the roots of the Church of England  HERE

Interesting website: Christian Concern for One World#

2013-02-28 13.30.37   Topical Prayers  The Church of England 

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