Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church

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Saturday 30 June 7.30pm Bishop’s Stortford Choral Society are performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah at our church, with Hertfordshire Philharmonia Orchestra. Elijah is known as Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece - Classic FM calls it “glorious”! Richard Brain will beconducting the concert and the bass soloist will be Rene Bloice-Sanders.Tickets in advance from the Choral Society’s website and Bishop’s Stortford Tourist information, or can be bought on the door. The Choral Society welcomes new members throughout the year at its Thursday rehearsals at 7.45pm inthe Water Lane United Reformed Church

Saturday 7 July 7.30pm Summer Concert by the Bishop's Stortford Band at our Church Profits will be shared between the band funds and our churchredevelopment fund. The Band will play a wide variety of music so there is boundto be something you like. Admission £5 on the door.

Summer Safari Suppers (Fundraising for the Church Refurbishment Project) 14 July an 18 August How does it work? First sign up, either on the sheet in the Upper Foyer or by emailing or phoning Lynne Ling (contact details below). You will be contacted by email or phone during the week before the dinner and given an address to meet for your starter course. After the starter course, you will be given a different address for the main course (and different from your fellow starter-eaters!) and similarly at the end of the main course. Transport can be arranged if required. At the end of the evening a donation (gift-aided if applicable) can be made to the church refurbishment project. Further details from Lynne Ling on or 07734 607486. Please let Lynne know any dietary preferences. And sign up now!

Prayer Points from Courtman Caminos

A message from Gill Hulme: I have been thinking for a while how to make more links within our local community, something that was requested when Graham and I came on our first visit to Stortford. I'm therefore going to be available roughly fortnightly on a Wednesday morning - over the road in Coffee Corner. The first one of these 'coffee & chats' will be on Wednesday 24 January between 10am and 12noon in the cafe. I know that often there isn't time on a Sunday morning to chat at length and I hope that this will offer another opportunity (I am also often around on Thursday and Saturday mornings). I hope that it will also mean that I am seen out and about by the local community! If no-one arrives, then that is OK as Coffee Corner has wifi so I can work if no one wants to chat.

New Fairtrade catalogues have arrived, with a wide New Fairtrade catalogues range of Home and Gardenitems as well as the usual fashion items and food and drink.
Liz Parrish is intending to man a stall outside the Liz Parrish church on various Saturday mornings during the year for the Church Development Fund . If you are organising a Saturday Coffee Morning and are not intending to have a stall, please let Liz know (tel 656675) so she can organise one (depending on the weather). Meanwhile, if you are clearing out and wish to donate anything, please let Liz know. If leaving items at the Church, please ensure they are marked for Liz Parrish; however, please stagger your donations throughout the year as storage space at the Church is limited
The Key Code to access the church key safe has been changed. If you need this, please contact Lynn Graseman during office hours(10am-1pm, Mon-Fri). The code will be changed regularly, so it’s best to ask for it just a few days before you will need it.