- Church Lane East,
- GU11 3ST
The Woollen Crosses
I took one, but didn’t know what to do with it. But once I’d got it home I decided to put it in our bedroom with the things I take from my pockets every evening, so that in the morning when l fill my pockets again I pick up the cross, pause for a moment as I hold it, and say a simple prayer, using these Words: “Lord Jesus, I take up my cross today out of love for you who took up your cross for me. ” One day I may decide to change the Words, but for now they are a useful challenge. And I don’t plan to stop after Easter. Jesus talked about taking up our cross every day, and he didn’t restrict that to Lent, or Passover, or any specific time of the year.
The 6th February
2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the Representation Of the
People Act af 1918 which gave 8.4 million women over the age of 30 the vote. On
Sunday, 4th February, St Michael’s Church Bell
Tower rang an all-female
quarter peal to commemorate the occasion. There were five Aldershot
ringers and one from Frensham. I rang the Tenor bell which is the heaviest.
The method we rang was a combination of Plain Bob and Grandsire on 6 bells. A quarter peal is about 1,260 changes and takes roughly 45 minutes to complete.
There have been quite a few occasions recently when there hasn’t been anyone to manage the PA desk. It would be good to have more people trained to use it. You may look at the bank of knobs and sliders, and think it’s too technical, but on the whole, there are only a few things you have to do - its not difficult. l can run sessions on either/both of Tue 6th/Tue 13th February. If you are interested, please let me know, and which dlate(s) you can manage. If you have done it before, but want a refresher, you are welcome to come as well, or come to our music practice evenings on alternate Mondays (next one on 5” Feb).
Aldershot Food Bank
UPDATE: 5th November
There is an urgent Need for the following:
Please leave them in the Collection Box located in the Foyer of the Church.
Again, thank you for your on going support.
Town Centre Pastoral Team
We need more Team Members in the town centre.
Some of the people who have worked on the TCPT for several years have moved on or 'retired' and we do need to guarantee at least two people to make up a Team: this sometimes proves difficult.
There is only one qualification: that you believe in and wish to serve Jesus Christ. You may be a good conversationalist, or, like me, reserved and quiet, but God accepts our willingness and enables us to do far more than we might expect-it can be quite exciting!
Do speak to me, David Cottingham, if you are interested in ‘having a look’.
Mid Wessex Christian Camps
For the latest news on the MWCC scene see HERE.
The last walk was a very enjoyable trek around Compton, following part of the North Downs Way and ending up in the Watts Gallery Tea Rooms for a Welsh Rarebit! Walks have been hibernating for the winter and because of the incapacity of the organizer; but watch this space for the next 'impromptu' walk. For details of changes to the organization of the walks calendar, CLICK HERE.
Monthly Prayer Guide
The Monthly Prayer Guide is now to be found in the Park Life magazine.
Through The Gates TTg
Through the Gates (TTg) is a Christian based community project run by Viv Dawes in Aldershot, providing support for anyone (aged 18 and over) who has a drug and alcohol addiction.,. Each TTg participant has weekly individual sessions and in these sessions they work through what is known as The Genesis Process, which helps participants look at the root causes of ad-diction and how it has affected the body, mind, emotions, relationships and spirit.
Intercare - A Reminder
If you have patent medicines unused with at least 15 months before the expiry date, you may wish to send them to Intercare, 46, The Halfcroft, Syston, Leicester. LE7 1LD. They will forward them to needy folk in the Africa. You can view the work of Intercare on www.intercare.org.uk Forwarding costs money, of course, so any little gift with the medicines would be appreciated, though do not let this stop us from sending.