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Issue Number:   Sept   1976

The Vicarage, Bream, Glos
Dear Friends,
Since I wrote my last letter we have had two very encouraging events take place. The Public Meeting to discuss the future of the School was very well attended and Mr. Sturrock spoke to us very clearly of the way in which the County Authorities are prepared to help us keep the building for the use of the village. We began our part of the work by convening a “steering” group to talk with the authorities on behalf of all those interested in the village. It is hoped that the Schools will be used by the Health and Library and Youth Departments, and by many groups in Bream.
On Sunday August 15th, we greatly enjoyed a Family Service at 11.00 a.m. which was very well attended. Our Sunday School took part and we were delighted to welcome our friends from the Sunday Schools of both Parkend Road and the Eaves Methodist Churches. I hope this will be the first of many such gatherings together.
You will be pleased to know that this month we welcome our new Methodist Minister, and I have been asked to take a part in his initial Service on behalf of the other denominations.
Last week we completed our first year in our Ministry in Bream and we must say that we have enjoyed the time immensely and been greatly blessed. We have been so aware of God’s Hand upon the work in many ways, and especially of the awareness of peoples lives being changed and others growing in their faith. Jesus has been at work amongst us and He has also been bringing us all closer together in real fellowship. We pray that evangelism and fellowship will grow and also that we will all follow whatever new paths God chooses to lead us.
Philip Rees

FUTURE DATES TO NOTE:
Sunday, September 12th, NO Service at 6.00 p.m. but at 8.00 p.m. there will be a Concert of Popular Classical Music by two scholars of the Royal Academy. They are both Christians, Kevin and Bradley, and have a real testimony to give. This will be followed at 9.00 p.m. by light refreshments.
PLEASE COME, and make it widely known to your friends.
Wednesday September 15th, Mothers Union at the Vicarage at 7.00 p.m.
Thursday, September 16th, P.C.C. Meeting at the Vicarage at 7.30 p.m.
Sunday, September 19th, NO Sunday School, but there will be a Family Service at 11.00 a.m.
Thursday, September 23rd a bible Study Session at the Vicarage at 7.30 p.m. on The Creed.
Thursday, September 30th, HarvesFestival Service at 7.00 p.m.
Sunday, October 3rd, NO Sunday School but the Childrens Harvest Festival Service at 11.00 a,m.
Sunday, October 3rd, Harvest Festival Service at 6,00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 5th, Our next Coffee Morning at 10.30 a.m. Venue to be arranged.
Monday, October 4th, Harvest Supper at 7.00 p.m.

FROM THE REGISTERS:
Baptisms
August 15th Neil Andrew Cook
August 29th Lisa Roberts , Rebecca Roberts , Richard Alan Newman
Burial
August 6th Kate May Phillips aged 83

Thanks to all who came to the Coffee Evening on August 10th at the vicarage, and to all who brought gifts and bought at the auction. The evening raised £35 towards the Sunday School funds.
Thanks also to all who helped with the stall at the Horticultural Show.
I must also thank Mrs. Jean Macpherson for her work in organising our Sunday School outing to Weston on August 19th. About ninety children and adults had a very happy day.


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