Christmas is coming…
A meeting will be held in church on Tuesday 23rd August at 1200 to discuss arrangements for a Christmas Festival 1-3 December. All welcome to share ideas over a coffee. Dawn Davidson

Family and Community Event
‘There’s A Tiger in the Garden’ – Thursday 11th August at 1030 & 1300 in Kipling Gardens

Bored at home with nothing to do, Nora is sent out to play in the garden in search of a tiger. Have your imaginations at the ready as our story unfolds and we see Nora’s world grow around her.

Following a sold out tour in 2021, this theatrical adaptation of Lizzy Stewart’s prize winning book returns this year.

For family audiences aged 0 –103, this new piece of music theatre brings Nora’s story to young audiences across the country. Using puppetry, imaginative design and music – audiences are invited to join Nora as she discovers dragonflies as big as her head, plants that can eat you (and your toy giraffe) whole, a polar bear that likes fishing and maybe, just possibly, a tiger in the garden.

Coffee, Cake & Company
A weekly coffee morning on Tuesdays from 1100-1230, in church. Volunteers to help would be very welcome, please – not every week, but on a rota: please sign up on the sheet in the porch. If anyone would like to come early at 1015, there will be a half hour Bible Study too: we’re working through the letter to the Romans.

New Village Taxi Service – Handy Travel
Gary from Handy Hardware and his colleague Ross have set up a taxi business and are happy, if available, to bring people to church, take them for hospital appointments, or make longer journeys such as station or airport runs. The number is: 07361 209 395 or e-mail: People might find it reassuring to know who the driver is going to be.

Patricia Fiddler RIP
There will be a service of thanksgiving for Pat’s life in church
on Wednesday 17th August at 1100.

As things return to something resembling normality, we would like to rebuild our team of volunteers. We are especially looking for people to serve at the altar, arrange flowers in church, assist with cleaning, serve coffee on Sundays and Tuesdays, etc. Please do think and pray about offering some time to enable our community life to thrive.

Knit & Natter
The group meets on Wednesdays at 1900 in church. New members always welcome. We knit and we natter. You don’t even have to knit! Just come along and socialise if you’d like to.
Sue Leaney – 07803 179 617

Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56
Related readings: Jeremiah 23:23-29; Psalm 82

Ezekiel 36:23-28; Psalm 51:7-12; Matthew 22:1-14