Weekly News 03/12/23


Welcome to our weekly news update for the week beginning 3rd December 2023.

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For the full calendar of services and other activities going on in our church, please click here.

For safety reasons we don't publish the Zoom details for our services or meetings online. If you'd like to join us on Zoom, please get in touch for the details.

Weekly News

Sunday 3rd December

Tomorrow we'll be gathering to begin our Advent journey together. We'll be meeting at the chapel and on Zoom at 10.30am as usual, lighting the first Advent candle and gathering around the communion table. Do join us if you can!

Do join us if you can! You're welcome to join us at the chapel or on Zoom. Please get in touch for the Zoom details.

Advent candles

Late Night Shopping

On Friday evening we'll be joining others in the town at this year's Late Night Shopping.

We'll be meeting at 5.45pm at St. Peter's Church, before parading down the High Street to Temple Methodist Church. Once there, there'll be a short time of carols, readings and prayers.

Do come along and support our town and schools!

Schools Singing

Christmas Lunch

Tomorrow is the last chance to sign up for this year's Christmas lunch, which will be held at the croquet club after our Splash! service on Sun 10th Dec.

The cost will be £16 for adults and £10 for school age children. Younger children go for free.

The menu options are:

Mains: Turkey Roast OR Goats Cheese & Cranberry Wellington
Dessert: Christmas Pudding OR Chocolate Fudge Cake (Gluten Free)

If you'd like to come, please reply to this email or sign up on the sheet at the chapel. If the cost is prohibitive, please speak to James & Julia - we may be able to help.

Giving Details

Christmas Services

Details of our Christmas services are now available on the website, which you can see by clicking here.

More events may be added as details are finalised, so watch this space for updates!

With Us, For Us


Thank you for your ongoing financial support for the church. There's lots of information about online giving, standing orders and how your money will be used by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can now give by text message:

  • To donate £5, text BSBC to 70970
  • To donate £10, text BSBC to 70191
Giving Details

BMS World Mission

Through Scripture, we understand that Jesus is not only Saviour of the world but also its Creator. Pray for good stewardship of God's creation.

- BMS works in communities that regularly suffer from natural disasters, such as cyclones in Mozambique and flooding in Bangladesh. Pray that BMS can help communities become more resilient.

- BMS can use creation stewardship to share God’s love with communities in countries where we are not permitted to preach the gospel directly. Pray that the solar projects in Chad would provide opportunities to share Jesus.

- Pray that the work of BMS partner Justice Livelihoods Health in Uganda, such as organic briquette making and sustainable woodlots, would grow and expand.

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