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URC Podcasts - click below

http://www.urc.org.uk/podcasts.html

 

 

Click HERE to read 'Four churches' statement on Syria' (2 Dec 2015)

 

 

    WILTSHIRE UNITED AREA

          Click HERE to be taken to their website

 
 

WINTER QUIZ 2017

is now on sale

at £1 a copy

This year we will be looking for the names of

Trees & Shrubs

As in previous years, we suggest you could send a quiz to friends & family with Christmas cards.

Please ask 'Colin or Cynthia Crocker' or use the link on the to Colin on the 'Contact' page if you would a quiz.  Alternatively, look out for them for sale on Sundays & at other church events.

The profit from the sale of this quiz will go to the three charities supported by St Andrew's Church - see below.

 

 

 

 

 

During 2015-2017 St Andrew's will be raising money for the three charities below.  Click on each to learn more about them.

The Samaritans

www.samaritans.org

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The Turning Point Trust

www.tptrust.org/

See 'The LINK' page for the latest news.

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Devizes Food Bank

www.devizes.foodbank.org.uk/

Emergency food for local people in crisis

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to be redeemed for three days emergency food.  Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea and can signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

The Devizes Foodbank is a Christian charity and part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network.  It works with supporters and beneficiaries regardless of their faith or lack of faith.  As a result of the growth in its activities throughout the Kennet area and the retirement of some long-standing volunteers it is now seeking people for the following roles:

            Trustees to join the Board of Trustees to provide strategic direction and use their skills and knowledge to ensure that it meets its responsibilities as it seeks to expand its operations.  They will have a desire to help people in crisis through dealing with food poverty. People with communication/IT skills and experience in fund-raising activities will be particularly welcome.

            Volunteer Administrators. Ideally they will have a knowledge of using spreadsheets and simple databases.  Training will be provided.

Anyone wanting more information or considering the above position(s) should contact Peter Brearley (Chair of Trustees) see 'Contact' page for link to email. 

Devizes Foodbank has a new store

The Foodbank has moved its store to the Community Hospital.

Claire Perry, MP, who had helped negotiate with the GWH Trust, cut the ribbon. Gaiger Brothers, who had housed the store, helped with the move providing transport.

 

See 'Home' page for details of a concert on Saturday 18 November to support this charity.

Devizes Opendoors continues to support the vulnerable and homeless of the Devizes area. It offers three drop-in sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St John's Parish Rooms. At these sessions our service users receive meals, fellowship, counselling, personal hygiene (showers) and the use of a laundry which is just to be upgraded thanks to a grant from The Gannett Foundation.  We see around 20 people at an opening.  These will be homeless, sofa-surfers and those struggling to keep a roof over their head.

Devizes Opendoors could not operate without the strong support of the Christian community of Devizes team, particularly on the Friday shift from 16.30-19.00.  These volunteers have the key roles of cooking or counselling (sometimes both).  We are always looking to strengthen our team.

A key worker as Acting Co-ordinator for many months has been Christopher Sloane from Sheep St Baptist Church.  Without his stalwart work recently, when our Co-ordinator moved on to take a promotion, it would have been difficult for us to continue without his organisation and front-line skills.

To strengthen Opendoors we particularly need people with the confidence and skills to be Team-leaders at and run openings to support our new co-ordinator Nadia Mitchell.  If you are interested in supporting the work of Devizes Opendoors please send an email to recruitment@devizesopendoor.net or text the Chair, Eddie Sims on 07968983660.  And please continue to support our work with your prayers.

 

 
 

 

Devizes Youthy

This open youth club meets at Southbroom Centre (next to the Leisure Centre) on Wednesday evenings.  Although it is a secular club, the leaders are keen to build up a Christian ethos and would really appreciate two or three more adults joining the team.  Some leaders like to be there every week, others prefer fortnightly.

Please contact Annica if you think you can help 07810 837787 - email: devizesyouthy@hotmail.com 

 

 

CHURCH LIBRARY

Click HERE to see the latest books added to our Church Library up to October 2017.

It is hoped that the Church Library will be up and running by the time you read this month's Link. We have just over two hundred books so a lot from which to choose. They cover Prayer, World Religions, Bible History, Translations, Interpretations, Study Guides, Spirituality, Autobiographies, Biographies and lots of real life stories. If it's not there let me know.

All books are marked up as belonging to St. Andrew's Church Library so if you find one that isn't tell me. I might have missed it. Do please sign in the small notebook when you borrow a book and return it promptly.

Some of you may be moved to write a paragraph about a book you have read which has moved you or impressed you. Do do so. Thank you.

Lastly, do enjoy a good read.

Eileen Robinson

 

Traidcraft

There is a Traidcraft stall at St Andrew's after the service on the first Sunday of the month.

Don't expect things to be cheap!  Being fair to the producers means paying more - but you can enjoy your purchases with a good conscience!

Why not take a look at the catalogue for craft items as well as food, or look at their website -  www.traidcraftshop.co.uk  

 

Items not on the stall can be ordered through the church and not incur any delivery charge.

 

 

ST ANDREW'S CLOTHING 

I can order sweatshirts for £15 and short-sleeved polo shirts for £12.50.  

Available in many colours & all sizes.

     Christine Madigan

     

 

 

TRINITY CHURCH

Market Lavington

 

 

Coffee House, White Street, Market Lavington

(Arguably the best coffee in Market Lavington!)

www.facebook.com/saintarbucks

Tel: 078 7669 3620

Opening hours

Mon:   1.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Tue:   10.00 a.m. - 4.30 pm.

Wed: 10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Thu:   Closed

Fri:    10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Sat:     9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

 

Breakfast @ StArbucks with Les & Janice

9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Sat - 4 November, 2 December & 6 January

 

Parking is available at the Community Hall.

 

Tables & chairs can easily be moved to accommodate pushchairs and wheelchairs

The shop on the corner of Church/White Street in 1904  

and in 1914  

and 2014

Ready to serve you!

     Lunchtime Menu

Mug of Soup & a Bread Roll.

Toasted Sandwiches.

 

Casual Cuppa 10.30 a.m.

Every 1st Friday morning.

 

Ash & Bob's

Breakfast Baps

9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Every 1st Saturday (usually)

 

 

Rowdey Cow Ice Cream

 
Churches Together in Devizes

www.devizeschurches.org.uk

Chair: Jacky Thomas 2017

The photo was taken at the signing of the new Constitution

on Thursday 29 January 2015 at the Church of Our Lady.

(left to right)  Revd. Gary Gotham, (St Andrewís), Revd. David Fiddy (The Rock), Lawrie Smithson (St Jamesí), Revd. Vincent Perricone (St Peterís), Liz Overthrow (St Johnís and St Maryís), Jacky Thomas (Quakers), Fr. Philip Baptiste (Church of Our Lady), Revd. Paul White (Sheep Street Baptist Church).

 

 

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