14
Nov 2020
Living Life To The Full

Starting on 7th January 2021 Living Life To The Full is a course that equips us to get mentally fit and healthy, and keep mentally fit and healthy. Across 8 sessions, participants learn how to engage principles and skills that combine (cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with Christian spirituality. The core material, which is used extensively both in the UK and worldwide, is written by Dr Chris Williams, who is Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. Over 1.5 million copies of the LLTTF book are in print. The online version happens to be the Number 1 recommended web-based course in stress, anxiety and depression by NHS Mental Health Trusts in England, and that website receives over 25 million......

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14
Nov 2020
Christmas Lunches

Well, Christmas is just around the corner… I don’t know about you but even though I love Christmas I am feeling a bit anxious as I know that it will look very different this year.  We hope that Christmas is a time when people experience some joy, but even in non-Covid times we realise that Christmas can be a hard time for people for all sorts of reasons. We know that a lot of people this year from both our Church family and our local community will probably not be able to travel as they usually do to see friends and family. This will mean that cooking a Christmas lunch will be a bit of a struggle for them or they may well be on their own this Christmas.  In......

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01
Nov 2020
New Government Covid Restrictions for us all

The new restrictions announced this week are perhaps not unexpected given the resurgence of the virus but nevertheless bring significant concerns, further inconvenience and anxiety to many. We will continue to meet via our online weekly services yet under the new guidelines, services in Church will be suspended until further notice. This will include small worshipping groups and mid-week communions. We are awaiting clarification from Government regarding usage of the building but at the moment the guidance is clear that we are not permitted to meet in the building to worship. We are hopeful that we can return with our booking system for services at the beginning of December; please watch and pray. As before, it is essential, and God’s desire, that we care......

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08
Oct 2020
Get to know your Bible

A weekday bible study at 2pm on second and forth Monday of the month, from the 23rd of November. Meeting over Zoom, this is an opportunity to meet together to explore God’s Word in some depth, with its relevance in today’s world, and to draw our eyes and hearts closer to him. Suzy Kirkham will taking you through the “Life of Jesus”. Click here to contact us to get the Zoom details....

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03
Nov 2020
Prayer 4 Clevedon

…continue their Tuesday & Friday, 30 minutes of prayer on Zoom, 08.00-08.30, when topics range far wider than just the town. Link details for this are available from Tim Simpson via the Church Office....

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28
Oct 2020
Local Debt Help for Free

Do you know Martin Lewis, the independent financial advisor guy? This is what he had to say about CAP Christians Against Poverty on ITV’s “This Morning”: CAP is a national charity and has been around in the UK for over 25 years and is accredited by the FCA to provide FREE professional advice on how to become debt free. We have a local debt centre here in the Gordano Area covering Clevedon, Nailsea and Portishead who are available now to provide advise and support to anyone who wants to think about sorting out their debts. If you want to chat about this, please contact Joanna on 07568 354880 or email: joannapritchett@capuk.org....

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08
Oct 2020

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 7.30pm. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions and to ensure it was accessible to as many people as possible, this was held as an online Zoom meeting. The updated Electoral Roll is available on request (from the Church Office: 01275 871483 / admin@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk). The following links will download the minutes from the previous 2019 AGM, and the 2020 AGM reports and minutes. 2019 AGM Minutes, Attendees, Apologies 2020 AGM Reports, 2020 AGM Minutes, Attendees, Apologies...

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01
Aug 2020

Although many people in our country are struggling to provide food for their families as a result of Covid19, people in Uganda, as in many developing countries, do not have the luxury of food banks/furlough schemes/other government & charitable support and many are, literally, struggling to get enough food for each day.   We are in close communication with the staff at Uganda Women Concern Ministry and although they are not able to carry out their normal community activities due to lockdown restrictions, they are distributing emergency food and household parcels to families who, without this support, would literally have nothing to eat.   Each family was given 10kg of maize flour and 3 kg of beans which lasts approx. 3-5......

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25
Jul 2020
New Wine 30th-3rd August

United Breaks Out – New Wine comes into your home this year! (Thursday 30th July– Monday 3rd August) Yes, we will miss queuing for the showers and toilets, the early morning seminars, the group paella evening, the weekly trip to Tesco in Shepton, and that memorable year of almost non-stop rain!  Take your iPad into the garden, set up a tent, worship so the neighbours have to come round and join in….it’s New Wine…….enjoy!  Head over to the event website on Thursday (new-wine.org/breaksout) where you’ll find the timetable of events which you can watch live or on catch up, for free. Something for all ages and abilities: New-wine.org/UBOKids will bring together the best of New Wine’s Kids groups; discover their Space......

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11
Jul 2020

On behalf of the ECC, here is a letter by Clive and Russ discussing how the churches financial resources are used, and the impact of COVID 19. Click here for the full letter. If you would like to contribute to the work of the Church you can also donate online....

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27
Jun 2020

The Church building remains closed, contact the church office if you have a need for access. In this week where the prayers of many hoteliers, pub landlords and those in desperate need of a haircut have been answered, we as a church remain cautious in our plans and decisions to open our doors with the virus stillprevalent and social distancing in place. The latest national C of E guidelines are very helpful : “We will not be returning to normality overnight – this is the next step on a journey. We’ve been planning carefully, making detailed advice available for parishes to enable them to prepare to hold services when it is safe and practical to do so. It is important to......

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31
May 2020
Giving

Whilst not meeting in the church regularly, you might be missing the opportunity to give. ‘But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this?  Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.’ 1 Chronicles 29:14 Whilst the church benefits the most through regular giving such as standing orders, we also have facilities to receive one-off payments by use of a credit or debit card. The process is quick and secure, you only need your email address, home address and your card details. See our Giving page for more information....

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16
May 2020
Request for new Dog Collar

We are celebrating the good news that Will Alvarez, our youth worker / minister, has been recommended and accepted for ordination training. Well done, Will, for your faithful and prayerful persistence and together with all your Church family and friends in the Clevedon community, we will continue to pray for you....

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08
May 2020
Christian Aid Week 2020

Last year, Christian Aid raised over £7.5m through church collections, house-to-house, and events such as Big Brekkies. Not surprisingly, the Covid-19 situation has meant that much of this usual fundraising cannot go ahead for Christian Aid Week 2020. So the charity is launching a ‘vibrant, virtual Christian Aid Week’ with a range of creative ideas, resources and guides to help people fundraise and connect with their community virtually, while respecting social distancing measures. Have a look here for regular updates and resources: caweek.org/virtualresources Individuals can also sign up for unique events during Christian Aid Week itself from 10-16 May, such as a daily quiz and live stream worship events. Christian Aid will be offering an ‘e-envelope’; a digital way for people......

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08
May 2020
The Marriage Course

Four free date nights from Care for the Family Just a reminder that Care for the Family is launching the first of its four online ‘Marriage Course’ sessions this Monday (11th May). Whether you’re newlyweds or have been married for years,these sessions will help your marriage blossom during these uncertain times – and all you need is an hour a week. The key themes covered in the four sessions are: CHERISH – the forgotten vow and how to keep your love aliveCONNECT – understanding each other and the art of communicationCOLLABORATE – dealing with pressure points and handling conflict wellCOMMIT – love is a choice when the going gets tough Simply sign up (free of charge) and you’ll get a link to the four sessions and access......

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19
Apr 2020
Christchurch Kids Blog

It’s hard being stuck and home, but don’t forget to visit the Christchurch Kids Blog each week for Bible stories, games, arts and crafts. There is still plenty to do. https://christchurch-kids.blogspot.com/...

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10
Apr 2020
Good Friday Pray at 3pm

On Thursday evenings the whole country is encouraged to stop and applaud the NHS front line workers at 8pm. Inspired by this initiative, Christians are planning to pray at 3pm on Friday for God to intervene in this pandemic. At 3pm on Good Friday, Jesus said, ‘It is finished’ from the cross. Christians across the country are encouraged to step out in front of their homes and pray for Covid-19 to end. You may like to use this prayer: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to......

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04
Apr 2020
Bags of Hope

Helen, Sarah, Jo and Hannah have conquered technology, shopping restrictions and government guidelines to put together ‘bags of hope ‘ for 8 vulnerable and struggling families in Clevedon. We’ve been able to bless them with a roll of Christchurch’s toilet roll (not currently required at Christchurch!) fruit juice, squash, fresh eggs donated by a local farm, a bunch of daffodils that Tesco were giving away, and most importantly, ingredients and a recipe sheet for a family 2-course meal. The bag also had some fun activities and games. The team had a lot of fun and feel really privileged to be able to do this even though a lot of creative thinking has been required! Please pray for these families and the......

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19
Mar 2020

(March 2020) Dear Christchurch Family, You will have seen in the news that due to COVID-19, churches have been advised by the Diocese and Circuit to cease meeting for public worship on Sundays until we are advised it is safe to resume. This includes home groups, weekday services, toddler group, youth groups, gatherings or activities. We have no information as to how long these restrictions will be in place.   However … The Church isn’t a building, it’s you the people, and we will remain very active as ‘the church’ in serving Jesus and showing His love to our community in a variety of different and caring ways. It’ll be a little different Russ and Clive, together with others, will join us......

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16
Mar 2020

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this uncertain time and we hope you are keeping well. As a church leadership team, we are monitoring the situation as it develops and are keen for the church family to remain connected. Please check on the website regularly for any updates. Should you find yourself isolated, please do let us know. With every blessing, The Christchurch Leadership Team...

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13
Mar 2020

The Church of England have issued guidelines that Christchurch will be following.. . https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches For up to date information about what to do, should you or a member of your family be unwell, see the NHS website… https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ If you are a church member and self isolating please let your group leader know ie. home group, men’s group, refresh group, youth group etc. If you are not in a home group or linked into a group please contact the Church office or a member of the clergy team so they can link you to a group who can keep in contact with you....

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09
Mar 2020
Let's Explore - Mondays from 9th March

Date: Mondays (9th– 30th March)Time: 7.30pm-9pm Join us to explore the meaning of life and ask challenging questions about the Christian faith. If you are just curious or want to find out a bit more, this is a great way to do it. Interested? Want to know more? Email prayer@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk / Tel: 07810 027820...

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25
Jan 2020
Women's Day, 25th January 2020

Refresh@Christchurch, ClevedonWe are very pleased to welcome Michelle Leask as our Speaker this year. Tickets have remained at £10 with a bring-your-own lunch. Drinks and cakes will be served at lunchtime. Registration and coffee is from 10am, ready for a 10.30am start and we shall finish at about 4pm. As usual, there will be various stalls for retail therapy at lunchtime. More information can be found on the Women’s Day web page, including Registration Forms, or contact Deb Tovey at deb.tovey8@gmail.com (01275 879983)....

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19
Nov 2019
Christchurch Christmas Tree Festival 2019

Saturday 30th November 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 1st Dec 1 pm – 5 pm. Free Entry. Come and see lots of Christmas trees decorated in imaginative ways by local societies and community groups Musical entertainment throughout the weekend from local choral groups and musicians There’s refreshments in our Christmas Cafe, with a Chocolate Tombola All Monies raised will be supporting charities such as Make Lunch Clevedon, Care for Uganada & Uganda Concern UK. For more details email Jo Sims ccchristmastreefestival@gmail.com...

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03
Nov 2019
Book Event - Halfway Home

Saturday 16th November, 7:30pm at Christchurch Clevedon. Russell Herbert will be talking about his new book “Halfway Home? Finding faith in mid-life”. The Book can be ordered from www.kevinmayhew.com (£8.99), ISBN: 9781838580407...

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02
Nov 2019

Friday, 8th November 2019, at Christchurch, Clevedon, starting at 7.30pm. A Quiz Night in aid of Care for Uganda and Ugandan Concern UK. B-Y-O drinks and nibbles. Tea/coffee and cakes provided. £5 per person. Teams of up to 6 people. Please pre-book :Deb Tovey on 879986 or deb.tovey8@gmail.com, or Terry Game on 878049....

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28
Oct 2019
Light Party

Thursday 31st October, 7-9pm at Baptist Church. Instead of the Youth Bible Study group on Thursday 31st, there will be a ‘Light Party’ at the Baptist Church from for those in Years 7-11, organised by CTiC. Will and Ashlee will be helping on the night and would love to see you there! For more info, contact Will on youth@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk...

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12
May 2019

Saturday 18th May 10am-4pm ‘Men United- The Big Gathering’ in Frome. Contact the Men’s Group, or the church office, if you’re interested in going and would like to share a lift (tickets online at www.menunited.net...

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