Here is a repeat of some notices previously announced.
Our annual church meeting
was at 4 pm on 24th April 2022. Here are the Minutes
, which won’t be formally adopted until next year’s APCM on 23rd
April 2023, but please do click the link and take a look, whether you were at the meeting and it’s reasonably fresh in your memory rather than leaving it till next April, or you missed the meeting and would like to hear what you missed.
has re-launched for babies and toddlers and their grown-ups. Do invite anyone you know in those categories: it’s in the Miller Room on Wednesdays 9-11am in school term time, and have a word with Becky if you feel you might be helpful setting up, serving refreshments (organised by Sylvia), preparing crafts, telling bible stories or chatting with the mums and toddlers.
We look forward to the day when we hear the church bells
on a Sunday morning calling the parish to worship. More ringers are needed to join the team before that can happen. Practice is 7.30-8.30pm Mondays; some experience is needed to ring in Bathampton but if you are a complete novice Candy will be pleased to take you along to a Bath church for training. Contact Candy McCabe email@example.com
If you missed the interviews and talks or would like to hear them again, they are now available on our YouTube channel via the Life 22
tab at the right hand end of the menu on our website.
The Communion Cup
had become a source of worry for many following the risk of a highly infectious virus. On the other hand, our Lord Jesus commands “Drink this, all of you” and “do this in remembrance of me”. As we eat bread and drink wine together, we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. The temporary measure of dipping a wafer in the cup has been a substitute for actually drinking but not entirely satisfactory for the longer term. Many non-Anglican churches have individual cups, but our tradition values the common cup for all the people as an expression of our unity as the Body of Christ. To honour this, we now have all the wine in one flagon for the thanksgiving prayer, then pour it into individual wine glasses. If you are receiving Communion, you will then be handed a glass containing a little wine. Please drink it all and wait to hand the empty glass back. We will also kneel or stand at the rail together, rather than coming up one at a time.
is now served after the 10.45am service rather than before. We still need a few more members of the team to prepare, serve and wash up. Would you be able to serve in that way?