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News & Events

St Anne's enjoys working hard and playing hard together as a church family. Therefore there are regular events for the family to get involved in which are listed on the left. However, the regular weekly newsletter items will be posted below to give an overall feel of what is happening at our church.

Open the Book  - A small group of volunteers from local churches go into primary schools to take a weekly assembly called 'Open the Book'. The material is all supplied and well received. The team for Hanham Abbots School need one or two more helpers to assist with a Thursday morning assembly. If you can help or to find out more please speak with Sue Dean on 9323633.

THE CARE TEAM needs you! If you are able to give very occasional help to church members in need of a lift, some shopping or a home visit please speak with Doreen Lindup or Becky Reynolds. This is an important part of our ministry to each other.

Items for the Julian Trust to be placed in the basket at the back of church please. specifically requested are: UHT milk, tinned tomatoes, tinned tuna, squash, tinned custard, margarine and washing powder. With the darker, colder nights coming they would appreciate gifts of blankets & sleeping bags in addition to food to assist Bristol's homeless & rough sleepers.

For those of the congregation who attend the Sunday 9.00 am service you are asked to note that on the 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month this will be a reflective Morning Prayer service rather than the usual Communion. Your continued support to the service and to our lay ministers who will generally be leading the reflective services will be greatly appreciated.

Please have a look at the pictures of Bruce's licensing service, which are in the Photos section of the website.


Upcoming Events.

The “St Anne’s Shed” (our churchyard working party) meets on Monday afternoons @ 1.30pm

Sunday 10th September, 10.00am to 4.00pm - The Julian Trust is taking part in the Bristol Open Doors Festival. The shelter in Little Bishop Street (BS2 0JF) is open for you to take a tour to find out how these vulnerable people are supported (and enjoy some delicious cake).

Tuesday 12th September KRASH Club starts again at 10.30am in the Orchard Rooms.

Sunday 17th September - Messy Church @ 4.00pm in the Orchard Rooms.

Wednesday 20th September at 7.00pm a Celebration evening for Bruce, Jo & family, will take place in St Anne's. This will be an evening of music, worship and thanksgiving, including contemporary music, readings and prayer, followed by light refreshments. Please put this date into your diaries.

Quiet Day - If you would like to spend a day away from the busyness of everyday life to take delight in the Lord, why not join us at the Marist Convent in Nympsfield on Thursday, 21st September. The cost of £16 includes lunch & transport is arranged. Speak to Molly for further information or to book your place.

Sunday 24th September will be our Harvest service.  Futher details to follow.

Orchard Oasis - the planned meeting on 16th September has been postponed until 14th October. Further details and tickets are available from Debbie or Fi.

Is anyone interested in going for a walk?  Peter would like to lead an all day ramble which will be about 8 miles and start at about 10 am. You will need hiking boots/walking shoes, waterproofs (just in case!), a packed lunch and something to drink. Date to be decided. If you are interested please leave your name and contact phone number on the sheet at the back of the church.

ADVANCE NOTICE: HOPE 2018 - in April 2018 about 800 young volunteers will be taking on some local care & outreach projects, 400 of these will be from outside Bristol. St Anne's is to be involved in this by hosting a group and identifying local projects for them. Please pray for this and watch out for more details.

ADVANCE NOTICE:  A parish away weekend at Brunel Manor in Torbay is being organised. This will take place next year from 5th to 7th October 2018. We have enjoyed weekends at Brunel Manor before and this should be equally good. Please buy a 2018 diary and put in this date!


Please send any items for notices for next week to Ernie at ernie.parry@hotmail.co.uk. Items to be sent by Wednesday 6.00pm.