News and Coming Up

A big thank you to Gwyneth Dean for leading our worship this morning. It was due to be Rachel Spencer but unfortunately Rachel is ill and Gwyneth, despite not currently taking appointments, has stepped in at relatively short notice. We also wish Rachel a speedy recovery.

The Boys’ Brigade would like to thank everyone who supported last week’s lunch: £100.00 was raised for Church funds.

This years Lent Liturgy is based on the current Holy Habit of “Breaking of Bread”. 

Talking of “Breaking of Bread”, have you taken a copy the Newsletter on the subject?

Please take time to look at the Lent windows with a new one being prepared each week.

 As you should know by now, a concert is to be given at the church by the Cantanti Choir at 7pm on Saturday 10th March. A few tickets have been sold but we need to sell many more to raise much needed funds for the church. Tickets cost £7.50, £6 concessions and £4 for children and are available from Helen Shears. A number of fliers are available – please take some and distribute to friends.

 Many congratulations to Janet and Keith Woodward who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on 24th.

 New Preaching Plans are available at the back of the church.

During the past week we have had, once again, students from UWE working on the premises. Amongst the work they have performed has been the painting of the front toilets, vaxing the sanctuary area carpet and a big tidy up of the grass areas. They did a magnificent job.

 Do you have any old £10 notes (the ones with Darwin on them)? If so, you may wish to know that they cease to be legal tender from this Thursday (1st). Banks will still take them for a while though.

 The Holy Habits Film Club will next meet at the New Room on Friday 2nd March with “Of Gods and Men” being shown. Under threat by terrorists, a group of Trappist monks serving a poor Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. There are screenings at 2pm and 7pm and there is no charge although donations will not be refused

Two Lent Study Groups are running this year. One is a Church version in the afternoons, the other a Cluster version in the evenings. The church version – to be held from 2pm until 2:55 in the Prayer and Meditation room - will be on Thursdays 22nd Feb, 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd March. The Cluster version will be on Tuesday evenings, at different locations, on Tuesdays, starting on 20th February and running until 20th March. The first is at the Manse starting at 7:30pm.

Available at the back of the church are a few copies of a booklet called “Holiness and Justice”. The booklet is an invitation through words and art to consider how you might make a difference both in yourself and in the world.

Wesley Cottage – home of Roz and Anthony Hick – Quiet Days will be held on 8th March, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July and 9th August. For more details please see the downstairs noticeboard.

The New Room Community Choir meets each Wednesday during school term time, from 12:15 to 1pm. No auditions, no need to be able to read music, everyone welcome.

A new Flower Plan has been placed on the noticeboard at the bottom of the stairs: please add your name to it if you can.

Soundwell Rd, between Two Mile Hill Rd andf just before Grantham Rd, is currently closed for for water pipe repairs.

Changes to Data Protection rules are being introduced by the Government in May. Exactly how these changes will impact upon us as a church remains to be seen as details have yet to be published. However, it is believed there will be some impact including e-mail newsletter distribution.

A Circuit leaving service for those Ministers moving on at the end of this Methodist year (including Barry) will be held on 15th July. Details of a farewell Cluster service have yet to be published.

On both 20th February and 20th March a Cluster Group will meet at the manse to chat about Holy Habits topics – all are welcome.


The purpose of Kingswood Methodist Church is to respond to God's Love in Christ and to live out that love in God's world.