Come and enjoy a wonderful barn dance at the Barn Church on 8th October – doors open at 6pm. There will be a buffet and a bar too. For tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Clare Vollum on 07708 064935.
Next Sunday we will begin a special Stewardship Drive over a four week period (25th September -17th October) to raise awareness about the importance of stewardship as part of Christian discipleship, and the essential part that your generosity of time, talents and financial support play in keeping our church alive and viable. There will be a different theme for each service and also Junior Church will be running on those same themes so our children are engaged in fun activities around stewardship too. I would like to ask you to please make a special effort to attend one, some, or all of the Sundays, so we can pray, listen, and discuss together matters of vital importance to the future of the Barn Church, whilst giving thanks for all we have.
|Sunday 25th September 9.30 am||God’s Generosity|
|Sunday 2nd October 9.30 am||Time and Talents (All Age)Time and Talents Fair afterwards with refreshments and cake|
|Sunday 9th October 9.30 am||Giving (with guest speaker from the Diocese, Gabby Parikh)|
|Sunday 16th October 11 am||Thank you and Patronal Service at St LukesFollowed by a Bring and Share Lunch|
Origanised by the National Garden Scheme, five gardens opening for you to enjoy, all within a two minute walk – Numbers 26, 34, 60, 61 & 62
Although of similar size, these five neighbouring gardens are all very different. At No. 26 you will find many NZ natives and fruit trees inc loquat, mulberry and feijoa, alongside a delicate chamomile lawn. No. 34 is a cottage style garden with an emphasis on roses: abundantly cascading over fences, in standard form in beds and rambling amongst other plants. An ‘old sink pond’ gives shelter to wildlife. No. 60 is a typical town garden where visitors can enjoy a fine display of patio roses, flowering shrubs and climbers, inc over 20 varieties of clematis around a curved lawn. Next door is a family garden, created from scratch in 2018. Opposite is a traditional English garden with a touch of wilderness comprising different rooms containing a variety of plants inc hostas and geums. There is a pond with newts while a Parrotia persica provides dappled shade for alliums and ferns.
Child: Admission by donation
The Barn serving teas for the Marksbury Avenue Open Gardens on the 12th June (2.30pm – 5.30pm) – we’d love people to come along and we’re also looking for cake donations and garden-themed raffle prizes.
A reminder of upcoming Junior Church dates
- 29th May – no Junior Church (half term)
- 5th June – no Junior Church (all age worship and jubilee weekend)
- 12th June – Junior Church session going ahead
- 19th June – Junior Church session going ahead
- 26th June – no Junior Church (baptism)
Can you run a session? We’re looking for volunteers to run JC on the following dates:
- 10th July
- 17th July
We rely on volunteers to make JC what it is and are keen for anyone to give it a go. You’re not on your own – we support volunteers with ideas and can co-create sessions :).
By the way, you don’t need a child in the group to run a session, in fact Mike will be running the JC session on the 12th (thank you Mike!).
Our focus for the next few months will continue to be Eco Church (where possible we’ll run the session in our beautiful garden) and getting ready for the jubilee celebrations. Can’t wait!
The bunting will be out as we celebrate the Jubilee on the morning of the 5th June with a special Jubilee anthem composed by Alban and sung by the choir.
Also, there will be cupcakes on hand to decorate with Jubilee paraphernalia at the back of the church at the end of the service.
There will be a gardening session held at 10am on Saturday 4th June. This will be for an hour or two and all volunteers are welcome!