THY KINGDOM COME – 25th May – 4th June
There is a "Global Wave of Prayer" called Thy Kingdom Come between Ascension Day and
Pentecost Sunday. Please mark these dates in your diary. There will be a number of
opportunities to pray. https://www.thykingdomcome.global holds some imaginative options
offered for households and home groups, to enter into this initiative to pray for our friends,
neighbours and communities to come to faith in Jesus.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BETTY WILLIAMS – 30th May
There will be a memorial service for Betty Williams at St Chad’s on Tuesday 30th May at
3.30pm. All are welcome.
FANTASTICAL FAIRY TALES – 30th May
Come along to Patchway Library on Tuesday 30th May from 10-11.30am for a free drop in
session for children aged 5-11, for Fairy tale crafts – everything from ogres to princesses and
more! (please note children must be accompanied by an adult).
FIX-IT-DAYS 3rd June & 1st July
Church fix-it days are planned for Saturday 3rd June and Saturday 1st July, 2017.
As well as the normal range of activities we are hoping to dig out some new flower beds on
the front lawn against the walls of the building, so if you want to help with that and can bring
a spade that would be great.
Please remember that if the physical work is beyond you, your company and willingness to
keep the manual workers supplied with drinks would be very welcome. Each day will start at
9am and finish about noon, but feel free to come/go as and when you like. Any and all
support would be much appreciated. Many thanks. Russ
CHILDREN’S STORYTIME – 7th June
As part of National Bookstart Week Patchway Library will be having Storytime on Wednesday
7th June at 10.30am. This is a free activity and youngsters can bring along their teddy or
cuddly toy to join in the fun!
OPEN GARDEN – 10th and 17th June
Run by the National Open Garden Scheme the next Open Garden will be held from 2-5pm on
Saturday 10th June and Saturday 17th June at 18 Woodgrove Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7RE.
This beautiful garden will be open to the public for a small fee to raise money for charity.
Cream teas will be available.
STOKES SINGERS SUMMER CONCERT – 24th June
Stokes Singers invite everyone to a Mid-Summer Medley with Songs to Celebrate Summer on
Saturday 24th June at 7.30pm at Little Stoke Primary School. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2
for children. Raffle and refreshments proceeds will be donated to Freewheelers Emergency
Voluntary Service. Tickets are available on the door or by calling Liz on 01454 614148.
STEVE’S ORDINATION – 1st July
Members of St Chad’s Church family are invited to the Ordination of our new Curate Steve
Harre-Young at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 1st July at 3.30pm. A maximum number of 50
seats are available and numbers need to be confirmed by 18th June so if you would like to
attend please add your name to the sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please also
indicate if you need a lift or are able to offer a lift to others.
PLEASE CAN YOU HELP?
GIFT DAY – 11th June
As many of you know the church hall floor needs replacing and as much of the church’s
income is from regular hall bookings it is vital that we keep this valuable asset in good repair.
Therefore this Gift Day, 11th June, all donations received will go towards the £15,000 needed
for this work. So please, give whatever you can to help fund this essential work. Thank you.
VOLUNTEER CLEANERS WANTED FOR ST CHAD’S
We are still looking for volunteers to help clean St Chad’s during times of sickness or holidays.
This would only mean the odd hour during the course of a week to keep the place clean and
tidy. Many hands make light work! If you can help please let Kim know.
It’s not too late to volunteer for any of the teams. Lists will remain in the church for the
foreseeable future so please don’t pontificate, sign up now!
FOUR TOWNS PLAY ASSOCIATION
Do you enjoy working with children or know someone who does? If so The Four Towns Play
Association have voluntary summer vacancies for the period 31st July to 25th August. The
closing date is Friday 16th June. For further details please contact Barbara Ball on 01454
868570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST CHAD’S PRE SCHOOL
St Chad’s Pre School church site has spaces for children aged from 2 to 4 years. We take
funded and non funded children. So if you are looking for a fun loving pre-school drop in for a
visit any time between 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively call Debbie on 07852
723733 for further information.
Find out how by contacting us at:
St Chads Church
172 Rodway Road
Bristol BS34 5ED
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am - noon
Tel: 0117 9793978
Or use our online contact form.