Vacancy for Growing Faith Families Worker

The Diocese of Coventry, in seeking to fulfil its Missional Purpose of “Worshipping God, Making New Disciples, and Transforming Communities”, is excited to be a trail blazing diocese pioneering the National Growing Faith project in the Deanery of Nuneaton.  As part of this project, St Paul’s Stockingford and Bedworth Parish Church are both seeking to recruit a part time Growing Faith Families worker.

See Vacancies for details

 

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PCC News – Jan 2020

The PCC met on Wednesday 15th January in the Parish Centre. 15 members were present, and Jo was chair. She, also, led opening prayers.

The minutes of the previous meeting were accepted. Paul reported that the Arbury Community Centre charity is to be wound up on 31st of January. Kate reported that the contactless giving terminal was now up and running.

Ann Pipe, our Parish Safeguarding Officer, gave her regular update. A number of people had been safely recruited, our training is going well, and we have completed much of our safeguarding action plan. Some groups need to complete risk assessments for the activities they undertake.

Some of the management groups had not met over the Christmas period. However, Gary was able to give an update on finance; and Chris and Susan gave verbal reports of recent meetings. Jo distributed a report from the 200×200 group, and the whole church family is asked to pray for the Alpha course.

We may have a ‘Growing Faith Families Worker’ at St. Paul’s as the Coventry Diocese is part of a pilot initiative. There will be more on this if it goes ahead.

Andrew explained the rational behind the ideas for new notice boards and the PCC approved the designs. The small group will meet again later in January to make the final decisions.

Kate asked for nominations for a new chalice rota and will talk to those involved. She also brought designs for new cruets, the PCC agreeing the final choice.

The need for a new organist to join the rota was discussed, as was the possibility of maybe having a worship band to help lead services.

Steve talked about the need for more leaders for SPOGS. There are currently 14 members, with Steve and Sarah leading. They urgently need support to share the work. Again, all are asked to include this in their prayers.

Kate will be having a three month sabbatical starting sometime over the summer, dates to be decided.

The next meeting is on 11/3/20.

The meeting ended with ‘the grace’.

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Bedworth Brass – December 13th

Bedworth Brass are playing an evening concert of music and laughter at St. Paul’s Church on Friday 13th December 2019 at 7.30pm. Entrance is just £5 per person, and is payable on the door. Refreshments are available and all are welcome.

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Christmas Services and Events

Christmas Services and Events for 2019 at St. Paul’s are as follows:-

  • Christmas Bazaar                                      Saturday November 23rd at 2pm
  • Alternative Christmas Tree Festival      Sunday December 8th at 2pm
  • Christingle                                                  Sunday December 8th at 5pm
  • Bedworth Brass Concert                          Friday December 13th at 7.30pm
  • Messy Church                                            Sunday December 15th at 4pm
  • Beer and Carols at the Miners Arms     Thursday December 19th at 7.30pm
  • Carol Service                                              Sunday December 22nd at 6pm
  • Quiet Christmas                                        Monday December 23rd at 7pm
  • Crib Service                                                Tuesday December 24th at 4pm
  • Midnight Mass                                          Tuesday December 24th at 11.30pm
  • Christmas Day Service                            Wednesday December 25th at 10am

Everyone at St. Paul’s would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

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Christmas Bazaar – 23rd November 2019

St. Paul’s Church welcomes all to the Annual Christmas Bazaar

On Saturday 23rd November at 2pm, St. Paul’s Church, Church Road, Stockingford is opening its doors for its annual Christmas Bazaar. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the bargains and the fun.

Father Christmas will be there, and children are invited to visit him in his Grotto, and tell him their Christmas wishes. Every child on the good list will receive a gift.

There will be many stalls, including toys, gifts, books, games and tombolas, all promising to provide some fantastic crafts, prizes and Christmas bargains.

Also on offer will be tea, cakes and mulled wine, along with a Grand Prize Raffle, offering a first prize of a bumper Christmas Fair Trade hamper, plus many other prizes.

Revd Kate Massey, vicar at St. Paul’s Church, is looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Bazaar, and invites you to join her for an afternoon of festive fun.

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PCC News – Nov 2019

The PCC met on 13th November; the main points from the meeting are as follows. (Please be aware that the minutes have not yet been approved by the PCC.)

Matters arising from previous meetings.

  1. Paul reported that the community café initiative was no longer viable as the Methodist Circuit is going to sell the building. Sue and John Cutts, and Paul were thanked for putting so much time and effort into this.
  2. There is a new electric piano.
  3. Summer lunches were served to 20 families and over 70 different people.

Safeguarding.

  1. Ann Pipe was confirmed as Parish Safeguarding Officer.
  2. The suggested policy on ‘Responding to an allegation or concern’ was adopted.
  3. There is a diocesan wide past cases review in which we have participated.
  4. Safeguarding action plan was updated.

Building and Finance.

  1. A revised letting and hirer’s policy was agreed, as were changes to letting charges.
  2. Gary reported on tax due from gift aid.
  3. Paul reported that there had been a small increase in giving following the information distributed earlier.

200 x 200.

  1. The table talk and Grove Farm Christmas events were highlighted.
  2. An Alpha course will run starting in January. Volunteers will be needed to help.

Social Committee.

  1. Thanks expressed to people who had signed up for stalls at the bazaar, for leaflet distribution and for the Alternative Christmas Tree Festival.

Contactless giving.

  1. We are going to have a contactless giving terminal available at certain services.
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Space Academy Holiday Club

St. Paul’s Space Academy Holiday Club will be held every morning from Tuesday 28 August to Saturday 1 September 2018. The day starts at 10 am (9.30 on the first day for registration) until 11.59am. There will also be a Celebration Family Service on Sunday 2 September at 10 am.
Space Academy is suitable for primary school children aged 5-11 years (current Reception to year 6) and is being organised by (DBS-checked) members of St Paul’s Church at a one-off charge of £5 (paid on 1st morning) including a T-Shirt for the week. It will be lots of fun with games, craftwork, music with actions, Bible stories and adventure.
If you would like your child to join us, please complete the on-line registration form using the link by Saturday 21 July 2018. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please assume a place has been reserved when form is returned but contact will be made closer to the start of the club. We look forward to seeing your child for the Holiday Club, Space Academy.

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