On 14th November 2021 we held our usual Remembrance Sunday service when we remember those who gave their lives for our freedom and in particular those from this Parish. Some of you may not be aware that many roads in Great Oldbury are named after Eastington men who fell during the World War conflicts which is a fitting tribute.
Despite the sombre nature of the service, we were delighted that so many attended this year and gathered afterwards at the War Memorial in the church yard when a wreath was laid.
Information on forthcoming events taking place in Eastington and across the Team – you can ask to receive the weekly pew sheet by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church is open 7 days a week, between the approximate hours of 9am-4pm. Please come and visit if you would like to experience the beauty of the church building or would like to offer a prayer or for a period of quite reflection.
The well-used library at the back of the church has had a makeover and is re-stocked with fresh books on a regular basis. You are welcome to come into the church for a quiet browse.
Please remember The Stroud District Foodbank, especially at this time of year when we should focus on the needs of those less fortunate than ourselves.
There is a collection point at the back of the church which remains open. All donations are gratefully received and taken to the Foodbank on a weekly basis.
Every year the Stroud District Foodbank lovingly prepares 600 Christmas Hampers that go to local households. These hampers provide some extra treats to bring cheer over the holidays.
This year they are partnering with Nailsworth Rotary, Standing Together Trust and Homestart to provide a book, an educational pack and a craft pack for children.
We plan to go ahead with our popular Christingle service this year at the usual time 6pm Christmas Eve.
The service is partly held in candle light and makes for a delightful start to our Christmas celebrations.
If you have children and want to come along, please be sure to get here early to get a seat. Collection boxes are available at the school and there will also be a number at the back of the Church nearer the time.
We are also taking part in the Stonehouse Churches Together “Sheep Trail” in Stonehouse and Eastington from 1st to 24th December.
Children can spot and discover the names of sheep hidden in shops in Stonehouse and Eastington.
There will be a prize for the winner to be announced at the Christingle Service.
The Christingle Service will be followed by a traditional Midnight Mass at 11pm.
Contact: Mike Naylor: 01453 822728 email@example.com