Our Away Day this year will be at the Marist Centre in Nympsfield where you can spend a day in a beautiful, peaceful setting and in the company of friends from St Anne's. We will be reflecting on God's love for us with a theme of harvest. The day will include lunch and afternoon tea and will cost £20 - unless you're under 18 in which case it's free. Book your place as soon as possible by completing one of the forms at the back of church.
On Saturday 13th July our popular annual duck race returns, but this year with some changes which we hope will add to the excitement - there will be three races!
These will start at the 'clapper bridge' at the bottom of Court Road and continue along the straight for a short distance, downstream to the finishing line. Hopefully everyone will be able to see each race from start to finish. As there are three races you will have the opportunity to 'sponsor' ducks in each one if you wish. The first race will start at 3.30pm, and the event will probably finish around 6pm after giving out the prizes, which will give people time to go to the evening What If Addams Family Show. There will, of course, be a BBQ during and after the races, so do come along - bringing your family, friends and neighbours to this exciting community event.
We do need help with selling ducks and running the BBQ so PLEASE contact Ernie Parry (9325456) as soon as possible.
Men’s Group & Orchard Oasis
(Open to everyone men and women)
Talk by the speaker Prof. Hugh Rollinson
Prof. Hugh Rollinson
Faraday Institute of Science & Religion,
Our speaker will be Professor Hugh Rollinson from the Faraday Institute of Science and Religion in Cambridge. Hugh will speak on the theme "Has Science killed God?" This is perhaps a common contemporary view and should lead to a good discussion of interest to many.
Dinner tickets £13, are on sale now. There will be a choice of menus (including veggie and/or gluten-free).
Available from Steve & Fi Hemmings and Bruce Goodwin
Moblie: 07768 644202
A Gospel/Spiritual Concert at UCLG on Friday 7th June at 7.30pm. Tickets will be £10 to include a Glass of Wine (or Soft Drink) and canapes. All proceeds will be shared between St.Anne's and UCLG. For further details or to purchase tickets, please contact Jack or Molly - 9325020
Would you like to know more about our church and churchyard? If so make a note in your diary for Friday 17th May, 7.30pm. A fascinating talk will be given including many facts about when the church was built, when modifications were made, what interesting features exist, their relevance & who has donated them. Also something on the past vicars and curates who have served St Anne's. Research into our churchyard has also revealed some interesting details which are not apparent from walking through the churchyard. Want to know more? Of course you do! So see you on May 17. Cheese & wine/soft drinks will be available in the interval.
Our next Quiet Day will be at Chewton Keynsham on Thurs 2 nd May. It provides an opportunity to go to peaceful place, to put the busyness and cares of everyday life on the backburner and to be with God. The day starts at 10.00am and finishes at 3.00pm but we are happy if you can only come for part of the day. Transport can be arranged and the cost is £8 (to include lunch). For further details or to book your place please speak to Molly. (9325020)
Men's Evening at 7.30pm in Oldland Village Club. Tickets are now on sale for the next Men’s Group meeting. Mark Wagstaff, a lecturer on Health & Social Care, will be giving a talk with the (provisional) title "Crisis, what crisis? A perspective on Social Care from a Christian". Tickets are priced at £13, including 2- course dinner, available from Steve Hemmings 07768 644202. All men welcome!