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Services for the week commencing Sunday 3rd October 2021 

Sunday 3rd October
St Peter Cookley



St Oswald Broadwaters


Service of the Word

St Barnabas Franche


Service of the Word

St Mary and All Saints



St John Wolverley


Service of the Word

St Peter Upper Arley


Service of the Word
Wednesday 6th October
St John Wolverley


Thursday 7th October
St Peter Cookley


Saturday 9th October
St Peter Cookley


Bible Lyte

Readings for Sunday 3rd October – Harvest Thanksgiving

Joel 2.21-27
Psalm 126
1 Timothy 2.1-7 or 6.6-10
Matthew 6.25-33

Eternal God,

you crown the year with your goodness

and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season:

grant that we may use them to your glory,

for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


Readings for next week – Sunday 10th October – 19th Sunday after Trinity 

Job 23.1-9, 16-end
Psalm 22.1-15
Hebrews 4.12-end
Mark 10.17-31

What is your ministry in the church? 

Many of us have unused skills and the church is a safe place for us to try out those skills. In our services it is always good to hear multiple voices with different people reading the bible and intercessory prayers. If you would like to get involved but don’t feel you have the skill or ability as yet, the following courses may help you. They are also ideal as a refresher for those who have been taking part for a while. If you are interested, then please let a member of clergy know and we can assist in getting you signed up.

Stepping Up: Leading the Intercessions – Thu Oct 21 2.30 - 4

Stepping Up: Reading the Bible in Public Worship – Mon Nov 22 2.30 - 4

From Liturgy to Life – 4 Wednesdays, Nov 3 – 24, 7.30 – 9
A four week course helping people connect Sunday worship to daily discipleship

Thinking about ALM – Thu Nov 4, 7.30 - 9
An introductory session for people who might start training in 2022 for ALM ministry


Harvest will be celebrated in all of the churches of the team on Sunday 3rd October.

Once again we shall be supporting the work of Kidderminster Foodbank so we should gratefully accept offerings of non-perishable goods, particularly tinned items and preferably not baked beans as they already have a plentiful supply of these.

St Mary’s Ladies Fellowship 
St Mary’s Ladies Fellowship has now recommenced its twice monthly meetings in the Chantry at 2.00 pm every second and fourth Monday in the month. We shall be following Covid safety regulations and refreshments will be served. £1 entry fee as usual to cover costs. Our first meeting was a Welcome Back meeting, but we shall have a speaker on 27 September when Ann Witte will be telling us about some exciting family history discovered during lockdown. Do come and join us. You would be very welcome. Any queries, please contact Sue Coombes - 07803 713393

Pet Service

St Peter’s Church, Cookley on Saturday 2nd October at 15:30

Our Pets have helped us through the difficult times of the past 18 months. This is a chance to say thanks for our pets or to remember pets that are no longer with us. A simple, short service in which pets of all kinds are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.


Get Together Group

Following a very successful Coffee Morning last week we have arranged another visit – this time to a new venue for us, Hodgehill Garden Centre, Birmingham Road on Friday 15th October.  No set time but as usual, just turn up around 10:30 and we will be there to welcome you.   Peggy, Kath and Dot.


St John the Baptist 

We illuminate the Church at Wolverley every night to form a focal point for the village. We give everyone the opportunity to sponsor the lighting. YOU can celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary or the memory of a loved one. In fact – any reason.
This is available to everyone.

Enquiries to Shirley 07817 731023

Broadwaters Methodist Church

The congregation of Broadwaters Methodist Church invite you to its Closing service to give thanks for 162 years of witness.  This service is being held at Trinity Methodist Church on Sunday 10th October 2021 at 15:00  All are welcome.

Showcase of Services for Older People

A free Showcase of Services for Older People is being held on Thursday 7th October at Kidderminster Town Hall, 10am to 1.30pm.

Organised by Wyre Forest District Council in partnership with Simply Limitless, 'Age UK BRWF' and Carefour, the event will feature a wide range of organisations offering advice and information on a range of topics including healthy living, finances, benefits and local services.

There will even be a chance to get a free electric blanket safety test. Simply call Age UK 'BRWF' on 01527 570490 to book an appointment (limited availability).

Councillor Nicky Martin, Cabinet Member for Housing, Health, Wellbeing and Democratic Services said: “Last year’s showcase was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I’m delighted we are able to run it this year and once again highlight the wide range of services available for older residents in our community.

“There will be lots of useful information on hand on a wide range of topics of interest to older people which could really help improve someone’s health and wellbeing. It promises to be a fun day that should not be missed!”

More information is available from elaine.halford-bishop@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Wyre Forest Prayer Marathon

We have received information from Barry Mason, Director of Wyre Forest Youth for Christ, who will be running a marathon around Wyre Forest on Sunday 3rd October as a prayer initiative for young people.

He will be taking a route linking 9 different education faculties in Wyre Forest and he is extending an open invitation for people to gather at any of these venues which sit within their parish, are in their local community, who have a friend or family connection to or where they may have a spiritual connection.  Prayer will be offered at each location.

Barry would also welcome the company of anyone who would like to run alongside him for any of the sections!

If anyone is interested in supporting Barry at any of the locations, please sign up on the following webpage: http://wyreforest.yfc.co.uk/prayermarathon

For more information and for an itinerary of locations, please see the attachment to the covering email for this bulletin.

Kidderminster Foodbank

As some of you may be aware, Baxter Church has had to be vacated.  This includes the Foodbank which has now been relocated to 9 Swan Shopping Centre, Blackwell Street, Kidderminster. DY10 2PD.

If you have any queries relating to this, please email: info@kidderminster.foodbank.org.uk

Clergy contact details 

Team Rector
Revd. Nigel Taylor
01562 851744
Team Vicar
Fr. Simon Archer
01562 66262
Revd. Shaun Armstrong

The clergy and other congregation members are available for you at times of pastoral need. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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