After some consideration and thought as to how the clergy can more effectively engage with the parishes within the Stroudwater Team, it has been decided the clergy should be given more specific areas of responsibly. The solution is a system of clusters in the Team where each member of clergy has oversight of 5 parishes with a balance of churches with potential for growth and those which are more maintenance in nature.
However the Stroudwater Team will continue to collaborate on overall vision, training, sharing of resources, support of clergy, parish share and administration.
- Team Rector: Revd Steve Harrison for overall enquiries and for the parishes of Eastington, Leonard Stanley, Kings Stanley, Frocester, Selsley. Tel 07466 858975 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Team Vicar: Revd Liz Palin for the parishes of Arlingham, Framilode, Frampton, Fretherne, Saul. Tel:01452 741147 email@example.com.
- Team Vicar: Revd Dave Bishop for the parishes of Stonehouse, Standish, Moreton Valence, Haresfield, Whitminster. Tel: 0453 822332 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results from the Eastington Church Annual Meeting
Following our Annual Meeting at Eastington Church on Thursday 4th April 2019, the following were elected: Mike Naylor (Churchwarden and Deanery Synod Representative), Jacky Naylor (Treasurer) and Chris Amys (PCC Secretary). One vacancy remains for Churchwarden. In addition, the following were elected/co-opted onto the PCC: Celia and Robin Harris, Barbara Hall, Jill Simmons, Beryl Frith and Angela Reader.
Dave Bishop appointed as our new Team Vicar
We are pleased to report Dave Bishop has been appointed as our second Team Vicar in the Stroudwater Team. Dave joins our Team Rector and Vicar, Steve Harrison and Liz Palin. Dave comes to us from the Diocese of Derby. He is a very experienced priest and has done some creative work in connecting with the communities he has served with social media and relationship building. Dave is married to Sharon, who works at the Walsall School at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, and they have moved into the Rectory in Stonehouse. This photo is Dave’s selfie with Steve and Liz, together with the Bishop of Tewksbury and the Archdeacon of Gloucester at his licensing service at Leonard Stanley.
Eastington Church Library
The library in our Parish Church continues to thrive and is well used. A comfortable well-lit area has been provided for those who wish to sit and browse. We have extended the facility to include audio books and jigsaw puzzles. We do have some regular borrowers and buyers who find this small library a real community asset and we always need to restock. We need your support to help assure the future of the library.
The Filling Station
We are very pleased to let you know that we are establishing a new ministry in our Team and the Stroud area. It’s called The Filling Station and is designed to be a place of refreshing and filling up for those who are looking for more than a Sunday morning service offers.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at Standish Village Hall, (on the B4008 about 3m outside Stonehouse) starting at 7.30pm, with refreshments from 7.15pm.
The evening consists of a time of worship, a teaching from some great speakers and an opportunity to receive prayer ministry. We would love to see you there.
New Family Service!
Eastington Church has recently started a new style of informal and relaxed worship with our Rector Steve Harrison.
This service differs from our usual approach to worship, but will have many of the essential ingredients that you would expect from a Church service, such as a time for prayer and reflection, as well as traditional and modern music. We will also share the communion during the service, and have the opportunity to meet friends after the service when refreshments will be served.
Church Services June/July 2019
Sunday 2nd June 11.15am Eastington Morning Praise
Sunday 9th June 11.15am Eastington Holy Communion
Sunday 16th June 11.15am Eastington Family Service
Sunday 23rd June 11.15am Eastington Holy Communion with Baptism
Sunday 30th June Stroudwater Team Service at Frampton-on-Severn at 10am
Sunday 7th July 11.15am Eastington Morning Praise
Sunday 14th July 11.15am Eastington Holy Communion
Sunday 21st July 11.15am Eastington Family Service
Sunday 28th July 11.15am Eastington Holy Communion