Kingsgate food contributions -Greenhill Community church provide a hot meal on Fridays to those who need it and also supply food boxes to families in need. Contributions of food would be very much appreciated and can be left in the box in the church porch.
Trussell Trust Food Bank vouchers are available from Andy should you know of anyone in need.
After School Church @ St. David’s -for primary school children and their carers - meets Wednesdays at 3.30pm - 4.30pm. As well as looking at various stories from the bible there will be refreshments, crafts, games and a short service.
Have you seen the Choral Evensong web site. St. David’s is listed! Click this link to take a look!
Would you be able to help occasionally on Sunday evenings?
It would be good to have a few more people on the rota to serve refreshments after the evening service. Please contact Alan Sankey if you would be willing to help in this way.
An opportunity for teens (12+) to learn theatre skills while studying the Bible.
Meets on Fridays in term time from
7.00pm - 8.30pm in the church hall. Contact Debbie Jackson
07540 068151 for more information.
for more information.
theatre skills while studying the Bible. Starts Friday 2nd September, 7.00pm - 8.30pm in the church hall. Contact Debbie Jackson 07540 068151 for more information.
DRAMA FOR TEENS ACTS ON FIRE
Welcome to St. David’s
PRAYER TRIPLETS:Changing Lives through Prayer
Prayer triplets are groups of three people who meet to pray for one another, for family and friends and for St. David’s. Pick up a leaflet from the foyer or have a word with the vicar for further information. St. David’s prayer topics will be on the back of the weekly news sheet.
Prayer Triplets are now being coordinated by Sandra Allen and Stella Allwood. If anyone is interested in being part of a triplet, or would like more information, please contact Sandra on 836634 or Stella on 480002 and they will try to help you.
Don’t forget to check the COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD for local and community news and events with which church members are associated.
Our ‘Open the Book’ teams continue to take the story of Jesus to local schools - click this link for more.
You may have noticed that we have cordoned off the area around the Church Tower. Our cross was mounted on two wooden beams that had become rotten and have now been removed.
Steeplejacks have been commissioned to remove the cross and side panels and to repair and refurbish the tower, and work is ongoing.
Please keep our architects Peter Rogan and Richard Brook, together with our Steeplejack, Pete Simmons, in your prayers for a successful and safe project. See pictures of the work being carried out HERE
BE AWARE - following an unfortunate incident in the church car park, when a car was broken into, may we remind people not to leave any items on car seats where they can be seen, (especially during the darker evenings.)
Men’s Walk - September 30th 2017
Click the thumbnails for the bigger picture! (Slideshow)
YOUTH WORKER -we are pleased to say that our grant application has been successful. Please pray now that a suitable person will be found to support youth work in the church and connect with youngsters at Castle Rock school.
You may like to consider attending Operation World!
See the PCC page for the latest news from your PCC.
In Jesus’ Name - an evening of prayer with Archbishop Justin Welby on Tuesday 14th November, 7.30pm at Leicester Arena.This event during the Archbishop’s visit is open to anyone. Entry is free, but by ticket (Andy & Neil have some!) Churches Together are looking to hire a coach for this event.
Archbishop’s Big Conversation, 15th November - this is an opportunity to take non-Christian friends to hear the Archbishop’s account of his own journey to faith.
Why is our curate, Neil, soaked to the skin. Click on the picture to find out!
Pictures from the Men's Walk on Saturday 30th September are shown below.
The walk started at the Swan Pub in Milton, Nr. Ticknell, for a circular walk through fields followed by breakfast at the pub's Cygnet Tea Rooms.
A big thank you to Ann and Alan Sankey ...
for their hard work and dedication in over 40 years’ service to the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade. Please come to a special All-age Communion on Sun. 29th October at10.00am where we will offer thanks for their service to the Brigade.
We will also commission new Brigade leaders at this service
Church cleaner required -Brian Smith has been doing a wonderful job of keeping our church clean for some time, but has decided it is time to stop. This is an opportunity to serve our Lord in a practical way and St. David’s is able to pay the recommended hourly living wage. If you are interested, please speak to the Church Wardens.
Safeguarding Awareness sessions
For everyone working with children and adults in various roles and activities in St. David’s. Three sessions have been arranged on:
Tue. 14th Nov., 7.00pm, large hall Sat. 20th Jan., 10.00am, small hall
A sign up sheet is now at the back of church for you to select a date to attend (other dates/venues later). Please check the list of roles/activities on the sheet to see if you need to attend.
Welcome to Jenny Holland, who was licensed as our Pastoral Assistant at Leicester Cathedral on 7th October.
Archdeacon’s welcome service , Sunday 8th October, 3.00pm, Leicester Cathedral – all are invited to come and welcome the new Archdeacon of Loughborough, Revd. Claire Wood, and her family.
Are you First Aid trained? Do you have a current (in date) certificate? If so and you would like to be includ- ed on a list of qualified ‘First Aiders’ for church/church groups, please contact Alan Sankey tel. 835815 or email: email@example.com
Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal -once again we are donating shoeboxes for children around the world who would otherwise receive nothing at Christmas. Information on what can/can’t be included is at the back of the church. Fill your own box, or see Tara Gamble to buy one, then bring filled boxes to the Shoebox Sunday service on 5th November at 10.00am.
November Market, Saturday 25th November, 11.00am-2.00pm Could you help by donating any of the following:
Good quality paper back books and toys
Bake a cake for the cake stall
Thank you. Please see Margaret Stinson, Norma Bristoll or Eileen Baldwin.
Thank you to students at Castle Rock and to St. David’s Playgroup, who brought harvest gifts at their assemblies & story time last week. Non-perishable food has been donated to the Kingsgate drop in centre, Greenhill Community Church.
Castle Rock Harvest Gifts
Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to our recent Harvest Festival.
The Harvest flowers looked absolutely beautiful. (Click the thumbnails to enlarge.)