Saturday 7th December
Yes, it’s time once again for our annual Christmas Fayre to raise funds for the Church. There will be a range of stalls, including a main raffle.
Refreshments will be available at lunchtime and during the afternoon.
We will very much welcome donations of new or good as new items for the various stalls and these can be left in the box at the back of Church.
White elephant items and Videos are not required.
On the day of the sale we need as many cakes as possible. Do let us know about anything that you would like collected.
The Fayre starts at 2.00pm in the Church Hall (entrance fee 30p), so make sure the date is in your diary and tell your family and friends.
If you are able to make a donation and/or help on the day or if you need more information, please contact one of the people named below. See you there.
Pat Mackness, Mary Humpris, Janet Chitty, Robin and Irene Hayter
Bishop of Tewkesbury
Rt Revd Martyn Snow, Bishop of Tewkesbury will be leading our worship at 10.15 on Sunday 22nd December.
Do join us to meet our new Bishop!
Appeal for Syria
In view of the ongoing conflict in Syria there will be a collection plate at the back of Church after services.
Aid agencies are urgently seeking donations to assist both refugees in neighbouring countries and people still in Syria but seriously afflicted by events.
Please help if you can.
Thank you to everyone who helped in any way with this year’s appeal. 241 boxes were made/brought in to the Hall and are now on their way to Serbia.
In addition the Craft Group knitted 60+ blankets which are now on their way to the Philippines. Full details in the January parish magazine.
The Fairtrade Stall
Fairtrade catalogues will be displayed at the back of the church
for anyone wishing to order Christmas cards, Advent calendars etc.
If you wish to place an order please speak to Lynn or Graham Robinson.
Do you have a necklace with a broken clasp, a brooch you never wear, even a single earring or cuff link?
The Alzheimer’s Society will recycle them to raise much needed funds to support people with dementia. They have sent me special postal bags and if you will let me have anything you have I will forward it on. I am usually in Church Sunday mornings so anything left there will eventually find me. Thanking you in advance – Margaret Brown.
Tea and Toast on Wednesday Mornings
10.15 Sunday Service Coffee
There are new rotas waiting for signatures from anyone interested in helping with these two important pieces of outreach. A friendly smile and the ability to pour a cuppa are the only skills needed, so why not sign up today? The rota is currently devoid of volunteers for this term. If no volunteers sign up we may have to consider cancelling this outreach as it is unreasonable to expect the same few people to do it every week.
Wednesdays 10.00am – 11.15am
Pram Club Drop-In
Thursdays 9.00am – 10.15am
and 10.30am – 11.45am
These sessions, for children 0-3 years old, run weekly during term times, starting again on September 11th. All are welcome.
Note there is a small charge for these groups.
Food Bank Donations
We will be supporting the Gloucester Food Bank at Trinity Praise on the first Sunday of every month.
Donations may be left in Church at any time, but why not present them in person at the service?
UHT Milk * Sugar 500g * Longlife Juice
Tins of soup * Pasta Sauce
Tinned Tomatoes * Sponge Puddings
Rice Pudding * Breakfast Cereal
Flowers in church
We are very lucky that we have a group of dedicated ladies who are willing to arrange such lovely flowers in church throughout the year. I’m about to make up the rota for the next 3 months so if there are any budding arrangers out there dying to have a go please get in touch. Experience is not necessary and men are also welcome. This is one of the few practical jobs at church that I find the most relaxing.
Janet Chitty Tel: 500229
A Book of Remembrance
A perpetual memorial of your loved ones at Holy Trinity
I am delighted to say that a Book of Remembrance has been prepared for our use at Holy Trinity and it is displayed in a free standing glazed book case. If you would like to have included the name of someone who lived in Longlevens, whose funeral was held at Holy Trinity or at one of the local crematoria, please complete an Application Form. Copies are available from the back of the Church. Only new entries will be accepted. If you wish to see pages other than the current two-day display please contact the clergy or churchwardens to make an appointment for a personal viewing.
The current edition of the magazine is now available at the back of the church.
Tea and Chat at Holy Trinity
Thursdays 2 – 4 pm in the Church Hall All welcome.
We require a new leader as Dee Foulds is soon to leave for pastures new. The duties are not onerous so if you’re interested have a chat with Janet Chitty or Dee Foulds who will be happy to give you more details.
Traidcraft – Fighting poverty through trade
For further details about our Traidcraft stall please look here.
Warning from Longlevens Neighbourhood Partnership
Whilst general crime levels are similar to last year there has been a recent increase in theft from motor vehicles in Longlevens. Offenders have been stealing sat navs, cradles, charger cables, cash, and CD’s from vehicles left insecure on driveways and roads over night. Please ensure that extra care is taken to remove all valuables from vehicles when unattended.
Two chances to help?
- Tea & Toast on Wednesday mornings needs some brewers and toasters.
- Coffee on Sundays @10.15 needs some brewers
If you can help please sign up – the lists are at the back of the Church. Thank you. TN
Transport to Church
If you need help getting to Church on a Sunday or know someone else who needs transport please contact: Mrs Doreen Wintle 312813 or Mrs Dee Foulds 381056. The list of volunteers has diminished to the extent that more volunteers are required urgently. If anyone feels able to help please contact either Doreen, Dee or a Church Warden.
Calling all Holy Dusters!
Our loyal band of ‘Holy Dusters’ has been in existence for a long time and several members of the band now feel that they can no longer manage the work required. The Church is large and keeping it clean and tidy is no small task. We urgently need new volunteers to replace those retiring from the job. It is not too time consuming – about 2 hours every 5 weeks. We have had to reduce the number of groups as we have lost members so we hope to welcome at least 4 volunteers. Further information is available from Betty Taylor (527015) or Doreen Wintle (312813)