The Wiltshire United Area

LATEST NEWS, NOTICES

and PREACHING PLANS

Follow the links for the latest Preaching Plans:-    May 2019  June 2019  July 2019  August2019

Follow the links for the latest Area Newsletter:-     April 2019 

Click HERE for the latest Church Compendium, January 2019

The Welcome and Induction Service for Rev. Tracey Lewis was held at Holt U.R.C on Saturday 15th September 2018.

Wesley Road Methodist Church has a large number of surplus books such as Mission Praise, Hymns and Psalms and some Bibles. If any of the Area churches could use any of these or knows of an outlet for them, please contact the church secretary or senior steward.

The next Quiet Day will be held on 18 May.

It’s called ‘Taste and See’ (that the Lord is good) and is for the season of Easter – the seven weeks between Easter Day and Pentecost.  

Area Quiet Days are for anyone at all who wishes to come along. We gather from 10, and begin at 10.30. The day ends between 3.30 and 4.00.

We provide tea/coffee/lunch; worship; introduction to the theme of the day; time and space for reflection and prayer; books, and a lovely setting at Whitley Methodist Church. There is no rule about joining in anything at all - we don’t mind if you go to sleep or go for a walk; the day is there to be used as you wish – a rest stop, perhaps, in the midst of daily life.

We encourage anyone to think about coming along, although places are limited.

 We hope to see you!

 Izzie Smears    Janet Tanner

 

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T.L.S.

(Training for Learning and Serving)

L.I.T.E.

(Local Introductory Training Experience)

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A number of people have expressed an interest in doing the TLS lite course from the United Reformed Church.

The course can be undertaken for a person’s own interest and education or it can be for local accreditation as a Lay Preacher.  This means that the person gets accreditation from the Synod to preach within the local area.  It is an interesting and not onerous course.  More details are attached by clicking HERE.

If anyone is interested, please get in touch with me  e-mail.  It is hoped that we could begin the course sometime in May after a preliminary meeting.  Please get in touch if you have any questions.

                                 Revd. Sue Henderson

                       Contact;   shenderson@wiltsunitedchurches.org.uk     

 

 

Two buildings and one people: the story of Methodism in Westbury

Revd Ward Jones has recently produced a 30 page illustrated history of Westbury Methodist Church entitled "Two buildings and one people - the story of Methodism in Wiltshire"

Copies can be ordered from Ward at a cost of £5 plus a £1 for postage and packing.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Methodist Church, Westbury’
(NOT ‘Westbury Methodist Church’) Proceeds go to church funds.
Copies will be available from awardjones@wiltsunitedchurches.org.uk

 

 

Holt United Reformed Church

ANY OLD TOOLS?

Did you know that there is a refurbishing workshop at the Holt United Reformed Church?

We are part of the small national charity, Tools For Self Reliance. All sorts of hand tools are refurbished to go into dedicated tool kits that go to projects in Africa. Such kits are for  Carpentry, Bicycle Repair, Auto Mechanics, Shoe Repair, Electricians etc. We also refurbish Singer sewing machines and collect haberdashery items. We don’t ask for gardening tools but if any turn up, we try and sell them for funds. Any other tools donated will be gratefully received.

The workshop is open on a Wednesday morning, 9 ‘till 12-30.

Contact Geraint Owen on 01225 752555 or search www.tfsr.org for more information

 

 

 

Melksham United Church, having recently been substantially re-furbished, offers the building for hire to other organisations.  Please click HERE for a poster  for hiring purposes and HERE for a brochure  with details of accommodation and hiring costs. 

 

Calne Methodist Church

Click on the link for information about room hire. 

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