31st Oct 21

November 2, 2021


Sunday 31st October 2021

This week at the Beacon  
Sunday 31st October 11am Morning Worship, Revd. John Maile
Tuesday 2nd November Coffee Morning 10am to 12 am in the concourse
Tuesday 2nd November Elders Meeting at 4pm, followed by Church Life Meeting at 6.30 p.m.
Thursday 4th November Bible Study 7.30p.m. in the Sidney Roberts Room (contact James in case we are meeting online) Friday 5th November 6.00pm Youth group
Saturday 6th November 7.30 Quiz Night with Phil Masters
Future worship at the Beacon  
7th November Morning Worship (communion) Led by James
14th November. Remembrance Sunday. No service in the morning, Civic Remembrance Service at 6.30 p.m. led by James 21st November Morning Worship led by Terry. 2pm Messy Church, Louise Quinn
28th November, Morning Worship. 11 a.m. Revd. Ash Barker, 4 p.m. Lights of Love service, led by James Hamilton and Revd. Claire Turner
Tuesday Coffee Morning – every Tuesday 10 to 12.   I would like to say thank you to everyone who supports the Coffee morning on Tuesday mornings, either by helping make coffee or by helping drink it! This is a real opportunity to support each other and members of the public who are looking to get out and meet people. I would really like to publicise the coffee morning more widely, because it gives us a real opportunity to minister to the lonely and isolated and reconnect as a fellowship too. If you have not joined us on Tuesdays please come and do so, we would love to see you there.
Christmas Cracker!!                                
Saturday, 27th November 10 am – 1 pm Cake stall, craft stall, children’s bric-a-brac and Brunch Food available. Free crafting for the children and of course – Santa’s Grotto. Please come and join us, and please let Louise know if you can help on the day.
Jars of Grace  
Jars of Grace for October will go to support the Waterways Chaplains. Thank you to Richard Alford, who worked for Waterways, for leading worship last week.
Christmas Worship  
Following discussion with the elders of both Beacon and Emmanuel Churches, a warm invitation is extended to all members of the Beacon to join Emmanuel for morning worship on Christmas Day at 10.15, where James will be taking the service. There will be no service at the Beacon. An invitation has been extended to Emmanuel Church members to join us for Midnight Holy Communion at the Beacon on Christmas Eve, where James will again be leading worship. There will be no morning worship at the Beacon on Sunday 26th December.   If you would like a lift to Redditch for the Christmas Day service, please contact Terry Thompson. We plan to ensure that everyone who wants to go to the service in Emmanuel will be able to do so.
Churches Together B45                                                                                                   
From Claire Turner The CTB45 clergy met recently and together, have put a date in the diary for a meeting / worship gathering – Tuesday 9th November, 7.30pm at Longbridge Methodist Church. (N.B. Not St. Chads as the bulletin said last week). The plan is to spend 30mins or so praying and worshipping together before moving into a meeting.  During the meeting, we need to elect a new chair – it’s due to be Jane Platt from St Leonard’s but given how strange the last year or so has been, we’re proposing that Jane and I co-chair for the next 12months.  As churches, St Leonard’s and St Chad’s are starting to work more closely together and we hope that we can support each other in holding the CTB45 group together over the next year.  Of course, at this stage, this is simply a proposal and it needs to go to a vote, which will be held on the 9th November.
Email from Ian Proctor  
I received this letter from Ian which I have promised to chare with the Beacon church community.  

Hi James,
I used to attend regularly before the Pandemic, but have now moved to Malvern so will not be attending in future for obvious reasons!

Hopefully I can get to the church at some point but if you could pass on my best wishes to everyone at The Beacon and let them know I have moved.

I was always made to feel welcome and look forward to worshipping in Malvern when I settle on a Church.

I trust you are setting in to your new role in what has been a very odd 18 months for everyone.

I am vulnerable to chest infections so had not attended in person for some time, once I get my booster vaccination I will feel more confident in attending in person once more.

With Best Wishes,
  Ian Proctor
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