SAFARI LUNCH

We are planning a Safari Lunch on Saturday 12 August, hosts needed for main course and sweet and also names of those who would like to come and enjoy the wonderful culinary delights prepared by our hosts. Cost will be £8 per person for church funds. Names to Cathy Reynolds Tel: 01225811865 or L’nora Olney 01225 859202 as soon as possible please.

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC

We are pleased to announce that the brave teddy bears who flew from the spire, and all the associated stalls and activities, raised £300 for church funds.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

AUCTION OF PROMISES

We are pleased to announce that the Auction of Promises at St bart’s on 8 July raised £900.  Thanks to everyone who gave promises or bid for them.  Thanks too are extended to the organisers and  “The Gavel” who encouraged such wonderful giving.

REVD ANDREW – SABBATICAL

Revd Andrew will be taking Extended Ministerial Developmental Leave from Saturday 10 June to Monday 11 September inclusive, returning to work on Tuesday 12 September.  During his absence our Team Vicar Revd Adam Beaumont will have overall responsibility for the Benefice, ably assisted by our Team Curate Revd Phill Harrison, retired clergy, Licensed Lay Ministers, Churchwardens and members of the five churches.  Adam will have particular pastoral responsibility for Lacock and Bowden Hill and Gastard alongside his half-time post as Deanery Missioner, and Phill will have pastoral responsibility for Corsham and Neston. This arrangement will obviously need to be flexible to allow for days off and periods of holiday over the summer.