Newsline (Late November)

Sunday 22nd November
  10.30am “Shoebox” Service
A special all age service to celebrate Operation Christmas Child
There is still just time to fill a box - there are still some empty boxes at church or use an ordinary shoe box.
See the Operation Christmas Child website or leaflet for details, labels etc.
Sunday 22nd is the last day we can receive boxes at church as they will be collected on Monday 23rd. 
John Radcliffe would be pleased to hear from anyone who can help with loading the boxes into the truck on Monday.
Sunday 29th November
Advent Sunday
10.30am Free Communion
Preacher: Simon Goddard 
6.30pm Reflective Service
Led by Jane Harper and Heather Lovell
In the morning there will also be an Advent Greeting by someone from St John’s Church.  
If anyone would like to represent Christ Church at St John’s, please see Revd Jonathan Ford.
Sunday 6th December
10.30am Christingle Service
A service for all ages
Activ8 News
The Lord says, “Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are one of the smallest towns in Judah, but out of 
you I will bring a ruler for Israel whose family line goes back to ancient times.” Micah 5:2
November Dates: Nativity Play Rehearsals:
Sundays 15th and 29th November 
– for the Splash and Xstream Groups
Sundays 15th and 29th November
 – the Bubbles Group will meet in Room A
Don’t miss out on these exciting Sundays!
The Activ8 Christmas Play: “What the Children Saw” will be performed on Sunday 20th December.
Christmas Volunteers
We need people to serve cake and drinks after the crib services on Christmas Eve afternoon; also someone to be in charge of the mulled wine after the carol service on Sunday 20th December.  
Please think now about whether you can help on these occasions.  See Revd Jonathan Ford for more details.
Gift Day
The total is now approaching £4,000 and will exceed this figure with reclaimed tax.  Thank you to everyone who has given generously.
Coffee Club
16th November 10 - 11 30am
Please come along for coffee, cake and chat
details from Jane Harper
A seasonal concert in aid of local charities by Dayspring Community Choir
7.30pm Saturday 5th December
Christ Church Moreton Hall
Tickets £5 adults, £2.50 children
Carol Concert 
Bury St Edmunds Concert Band and the Sebert Singers 
4pm on Sunday 13th December
Christ Church Moreton Hall
Tickets £5 adults, £2.50 children
From Sebert Wood School Office, 01284 755211 (or see poster) 
- we may have some at church
Bury Town Pastors 
Bury Town Pastors are in URGENT NEED of more FEMALE Town Pastors.
We praise God for five people currently training as Town Pastors. However, our numbers of Female Town Pastors are still at a critically low level…please prayerfully consider applying to join the current Town Pastor training course. The first three sessions will be repeated for those joining the training part way through.
Please contact Jo Copsey AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you would like to apply.
Tel: 07594 334215 or 07870 340344, email:

Newsline (16th February)

Annual Meeting and Electoral Roll
The annual meeting of the church will be held on Monday 10th March at 7.30pm.
Nominations  for church wardens and church council members will be taken soon.  
All church council members are elected or re-elected for one year at a time.  There are spaces for new members - please consider this prayerfully.  Do not nominate anyone without asking them!
Please remember that if you want to serve on the church council or nominate someone or vote in this election, you must be on the Christ Church electoral roll.  If you are not at present on the roll, please see Gillian Corwin, electoral roll officer, for a form and to check your eligibility. Please do this as soon as possible as the electoral roll is closed from Tuesday 25th February.  Thank you.
There is a copy of the present electoral roll in the entrance hall for you to check.  If you cannot get to church, contact the office for assistance (phone and email as above).
Slightly different rules apply for electing the church wardens.

Newsline (22nd Sept)

A community for singing - singing for a community
We would love you to come and join us on Sunday September 29th when the morning service will include a launch of the  community choir. The invited speaker will be Dave Gardner from the Diocese and the choir leader Barry Hart will also take part together with some of his present choir members.  It will be an opportunity to learn more about how you can be a part of this exciting new venture into the community.
If you want to know more ask Philippa Morphew, Sue Radcliffe or Mike and Eileen Ryall.
Harvest Celebration
Sunday 6th October
10.30am Worship Together
We are collecting goods for the Food Bank this year
Suggested items (see full list at church)
tins or packets of soup, bottled or tinned sauces, 
tins of meat, vegetables, fish, baked beans, spaghetti, fruit, rice pudding
pasta, rice, noodles, breakfast cereals, tea or coffee
small packets of sugar, UHT/powdered milk
When donating food, please ensure that it has a "best before date" of at least 6 months in advance
Services in October and November
Please note that there are changes to the October and November evening services.  Also November mornings are rearranged! 

Newsline (7th July)

Kitchen Day
On Saturday 13th July we will be conducting a clearout of the kitchen. Some things will be kept in long term storage and others will be given away. This will precede the purchase of some new items to re-equip the kitchen. If anybody has any personal items in the kitchen, they are asked to remove them prior to this date.  
If you have any queries about this or any ideas about what should or should not be in the kitchen, see Chris Walker.
Community Fun Day 28th July
This event takes place on the community centre site 11am to 4pm on Sunday 28th July. We are welcome to join in after church. There will be limited parking in the car park nearest the church on that morning - please park a bit further away and walk if you are able, to keep the closer spaces for those who can’t. Thank you.
Church Office
Opening times at present are 1 - 3pm Wednesday and Thursday and 9am to 12noon Thursday and Friday. We may also be there at other times or absent at short notice - please check by phone!

Newsline (23rd June)

Civic Service
10.30am Sunday 23rd June
We welcome the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, 
Councillor Terry Buckle and other visitors
Civic guests have a reception in the Youth Centre;
others please stay for the usual coffee and biscuits at church
David Carpenter 
David’s ordination will take place on Saturday 29th June at 5pm.  You are welcome to support him by joining the congregation in the cathedral, but please be seated by 4.30pm.  
On Sunday 30th, David will officiate at the 10.30am communion service.  Afterwards there will be a ”bring and share” lunch.  Please sign the list at church or let Tracey Cole know that you are coming - this helps for numbers when setting up!
There will be no evening service that day.
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