Our Mission Statement: "To enable everyone to be maturing followers of Christ, who experience and live out God’s love in every part of their lives.
Church Family News
Simple Worship and Prayer for Church, Community and Nation
Meeting in the lounge at 2 Abrahams Close from 8pm to 9pm
Mondays during Lent: 12th Feb, 19th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th Mar, 19th Mar
EXCEPT Tuesday 13th March – 7pm to 8pm before Annual Meeting
Be kind to our neighbours – if driving to the 10am service please park your car at Castle Newnham school south site next week.
Data Consent Forms – Thank you to those who have already returned their data consent forms. Please return yours ASAP to the Collection Basket. Spare forms at the back of church.
Preparing to spread God’s Good News this 2018 and beyond
Do you give by Standing Order? This is the most effective way to regularly give to our vision to spread the Good News of God’s love. A number of key donors left us last year – all for god reasons – and increasing the number of Standing Orders would really assist our mission and ministry.
To set up a Standing Order on-line, the Church account details are: Sort Code: 40-52-40 / Acct No. 00020562 / Christ Church PCC Bedford – or complete a Standing Order form, available in the church porch.
Please continue to PRAY for God’s resourcing of all our ministry, ACT as you listen to God’s prompting, and GIVE to God’s mission and ministry.
Thank you for your partnership in the Gospel. God knows our means and our abilities – let us trust Him to look after each of us as we serve Him and make His Good News known.
Thank you from Bedford Foodbank. In 2017, 73,662 kilograms were distributed to feed 6570 people of whom 2245 were children. Remember you can bring non-perishable donations any Sunday. Please place them in the labelled box at the back of church.
For your diary this week
Current ALPHA Course – continues on Tuesday 13th February from 7.30pm at the puddin club, 120 Castle Road, Bedford with light refreshments. Last chance to join the group, exploring who and what Jesus is for today.
Ash Wednesday – 14th February – Mark the start of Lent, our annual reminder to walk closer with Jesus day by day and month by month, with reflective worship services at 10am in 2 Abrahams Close or 8pm in the Church.
Other news and notices
UNWANTED WALL TILES – needed for Good Friday morning service here, Margaret Tufnell would appreciate offers of unwanted kitchen or bathroom wall tiles in any shade or colour.
Good Friday Witness 30th March at Noon in Harpur Square. We are looking for a lead volunteer to coordinate a small team from Christ Church (3 or 4 further volunteers) to help at this event with setting up or setting down or stewarding and to liaise with HOPE BEDS. Please volunteer to Kathryn Hughes
“Christ Church is my church”
Do you want to be on our official list of members?
THE ELECTORAL ROLL is being revised from now until 26th Februaryin advance of the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 13th March. If your name is not already on the roll and you would like to be included, please collect a form from the church porch and return to Pauline Grimley
Being green in 2018more wood is available, free to take from behind the low barrier by the vicarage driveway.
Mugs for refreshments – please bring your own and take home to clean
Quiz Teams wanted Saturday 10th March at Three Rivers East (88 Denmark St). 7pm. Teams of six are invited to take part in a general knowledge quiz in aid of Pilgrims’ Friends Society, supporting the care of elderly at Dorothea Court. Book your team in NOW! £5 suggested donation. Contact: Rachel Bennett.
'Emmanuel - God with Us' - a day for Women-The next ladies conference is in Milton near Cambridge on Saturday 14th April 9.00am-4.00pm: £20 person or £15 Students/Senior Citizens/Concessions. Enjoy an opportunity to worship and pray, to be challenged, inspired and to experience God’s power. More details and online booking at www.allsaintsmilton.org.uk