Our Church News

News and diary dates

Countdown to Christmas!Crib festival on Saturday 15th December and Special Crib service on the 16th. Gillwas reminded yesterday evening there are only 6 weeks to go so I suspect very shortly you'll be venturing into the loft, garage or the depths of the cupboard under the stairs to dig out decorations and perhaps the family nativity set. We are trying something new for BSMC this year with a We have invited local businesses, charities and groups that use the church todisplay a nativity set. This can be made or a ready-made one. I’d like to ask ALL church members that if they have a crib set we could borrow it for the weekend.To give us an idea on planning please let Lynn in the church office know if you can do this. Also if your crib set has a story behind it (for example you bought it on the holiday of a lifetime or a family member carved it) it would be lovely to have just a short paragraph about it. The nativity sets will all be blessed on the 16th before they go back to your homes.We also need help setting up on the Friday afternoon and offers of help for refreshments between 12 and 4pm. Please let Gill know if you are free to help,bake or man the urn.

Good news! Traidcraft, which has been threatened  with closure, is to continue trading albeit with reduced staff and a reduced non-food stock. Unfortunately therecent uncertainty about the future has meant that some items are out of stockfor a short time. However we do have a lovely selection of chocolate, jams, honey,biscuits, tea and instant coffee along with Christmas cards at greatly reduced prices. Traidcraft were the leaders in fair trading and you can see the effect they have had by the number of fair trade goods in our supermarkets today. Please support our stall by buying something every now and then, so that we can continue to help the world's poorest people.

Nursing Mothers are being given the opportunity to Nursing Mothers use our Oasis Room or Crèche 
area at the back of the church whenever the church is open, including Sunday services. If you are running a coffee morning, please be aware of these options in case a nursing mother does not wish to stay in the New Hall. For private hirers who have sole use of the church (eg U3A), it will be at their discretion, but generally please welcome nursing mothers if you are on the premises. Thank you.

Bookstall News Chocolate Advent Calendars  their way! We also have a large stock of non-fattening card Advent Calendars! And for early shoppers all Christmas cards are buy 4 packs, get 5th pack free until 25 November.Christmas mugs, tea towels, etc, also in stock.

New Daytime Discussion Group to take place monthly on Mondays from October to the beginning of Lent. The theme is 'Talking about faith' and the first session will be on Monday 15 October, 2.00 - 3.30pm in the Oasis room / Upper Foyer.  Everyone welcome.