Parish Church News – July / August 2019

Benefice Group Services (July / August)

Sunday, 14th July at Hankerton church at 10am.

Sunday, 11th August at Minety church at 10am.

Sunday School

The next two Sunday Schools will be held on Sunday, 21st July and 18th August at 10.30am for all children aged 3 years and upwards, followed by the Family service at 11am.

All are very welcome to attend.

Church Safeguarding Policy for Children & Vulnerable Adults

A Safeguarding Policy has been in place at Oaksey church for some time now, but residents may not be aware of what we, the PCC, have committed to do to protect children & vulnerable adults in the event of a safeguarding issue arising at the church. The following is an abbreviated version of our Policy:

We are committed to:

  • the care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with all adults and children.
  • the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable.
  • the establishment of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment, where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.

We will:

  • ensure that all those with any responsibility within the Church are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks and that they receive appropriate safeguarding training.
  • respond without delay to every concern raised which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation.
  • seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him, or her, an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.
  • seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
  • seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Nick Mangnall: Tel. No. 01666 577982 email: nickjmangnall@gmail.com

Please contact Nick if you have any concerns relating to child or vulnerable adult protection.

Church Cleaning Day

The PCC would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who volunteered their time at the Church cleaning day last month. All involved were treated to a lunchtime barbecue and Pimms cocktails after their hard endeavours. Special thanks go to Kevin & Helen McKenna for again organising the barbecue and pudding treats. The event was a lovely community event and a chance to meet up with other people from the village. Both the interior of the Church and the grounds are now looking greatly spruced up thanks to your enormous efforts.

Ride & Stride Event

 An advance notice that the annual Ride & Stride Event will be on Saturday, 14th September between 10am and 5pm.

This is a nationally sponsored event, organised locally by County Historic Churches Trusts. Wiltshire Ride & Stride has been going since 1984 and has raised well over £1 million for the county’s Churches. 50% of the money raised goes to the participant’s chosen Church and the other half to the County Historic Churches Trust.

Participants may be cyclists, walkers, horse-riders or drivers of mobility scooters.
All denominations are welcome.

Plan your own route and visit as many Churches as you like.

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the event, please contact Kevin McKennna on 01666 577279 or email: khrd84@sky.com

 Oaksey Lunch Club

Please note that there will be no Lunch Club in both July & August.

The next lunch will be on Wednesday,18th September.

Braydon Brook Group Church services – July 2019 

  7th

Trinity 3

14th

Trinity 4

21st

Trinity 5

28th

Trinity 6 or St. James

Ashley HC BCP

8.30am

Evening Prayer

6pm

 

MP

9.30am

HC

9.30am

Charlton Family Service 9.30am

 

No Service Evensong

6pm

 

HC

9.30am

 

Crudwell MW

11am

 

9.30am

Shortened MW

(Strawberry Fayre)

 

HC

9.30am

 

All Age Worship

11am

 

 

Hankerton HC

9.30am

 

Benefice HC

10am

 

Informal Worship

11am

 

No Service
Minety

 

MW

9.30am

(Music Festival)

Service on the word

10am

 

 

HC BCP

8.30am

Service of the word

10am

 

Service of the word

10am

 

Oaksey Matins

11am

No Service Family Service

11am

HC

11am

 

Mid-week

MP

Ashley Ashley Ashley Ashley

 Braydon Brook Group Church services – August 2019 

  4th  

Trinity 7

11th

Trinity 8

18th

Trinity 9

 

25th

Trinity 10

 

Ashley HC BCP

8.30am

 

Evening Prayer

6pm

MP

9.30am

HC

9.30am

Charlton Family Service

9.30am

 

  Evensong

6pm

 

HC

9.30am

 

Crudwell MW with baptism

11am

 

  HC

9.30am

 

All Age Worship

11am

 

 

Hankerton HC

9.30am

 

  Informal Worship

11am

 

No Service
Minety

 

HC

11am

 

Benefice HC

10am

 

 

HC BCP

8.30am

 

Service of the word

10am

 

Service of the word

10am

 

Oaksey Matins

11am

No Service Family Service

11am

 

HC

11am

 

Mid-week

MP

Charlton Charlton Charlton Charlton