Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church

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Saturday, 7 March 2020 St James’ Annual Quiz Evening, hosted by theFriends of St James, at the St Barnabas Centre, Thorley. Doors open at 6.30pm; Quiz commences at 7.00 pm. Tickets £9.00 including supper. Bring youown drinks & glasses. Teams of 8 maximum. Not in a team? No problem,individuals welcome to join a team on the night. For ticket(s) contact PhilipHargrave on 657273.

Saturday 28 March 2.00pm Come &Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion (or justcome to listen). At Abbey Lane Chapel, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, CB101AG. Followed by light refreshments.

End Rough Sleeping in England Unless action is taken now, the Government will not meet their self-imposed target to end rough sleeping by 2024. The Salvation Army has an online campaign asking supporters to write to their local MP calling for the Housing Minister to prioritise their manifesto commitment to end rough sleeping. If you can spare five minutes you can make a difference to our campaign. Go to:https://action.salvationarmy.org.uk/page/54432/action/1, when the web page opens, click on Sign up now and follow the instructions. Thank you for your support. 

Church Action on Poverty is seeking a new Chairperson to lead the Council of Management in overseeing the development and delivery of our future strategy and direction, and work with the Director in pursuing the mission of the organisation. If you have proven capacity for leadership, a commitment to social justice, and at least two days per month available, we would like to hear from you!  You’ll need to attend meetings in our offices in Greater Manchester on a regular basis, but applicants can live anywhere in the UK. For an informal discussion with the existing chair about the role, please contact Alison Jackson at chair@church-poverty.org.uk. For the full role profile and application form see http://www.church-poverty.org.uk/chair/. Applications by 10 am on 2 March 2020.

Saturday 30 May 10 am-12 noon BMS Plant Sale & Coffee Morning at Bishops Stortford Baptist Church. Save the date!
Street Pastors in Bishops Stortford need a Treasurer  Be part of God's work on the streets of our town!  Without our admin team, Street Pastors could not function.  Our treasurer is retiring after many years of faithful service, so we are looking for a volunteer to take over this role.  If you feel this is something you could do, please contact Pippa Roy-Chowdhury on philippa_roychowdhury@hotmail.com for further information – or come along to our AGM on 11 February [ see above ]