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
HRV – “Let this be our final” Gift Day
Latest update: £56,300 (incl Gift Aid) has been given up to last Thursday (20th June). If you have yet to give, and are able to do so, please arrange to donate ASAP:
To make a one-off gift, please ideally use this special HRV account:
Christ Church PCC Bedford / 40-52-40 / 00024581 / Ref: HRV [your surname]
How is this money still required? We have £22,000 pledged to come in over the next 3 years. We have interest-free loans to cover cash shortfall in the meantime, but we now need a final £13,700 to cover the difference between those pledges and cash required to pay back those loans.
Our other notices and activities
Men's Breakfast - Saturday 29th June 9-10.30am. Venue: Christ Church. What’s our topic? Christianity, Politics and Culture (is Christianity being eroded around us?) aka Do not adjust your mind, there is a fault in reality. What’s the food? Cereal, orange juice, bacon & egg bap, toast & jam plus coffee/tea Cost: £3.00
Support for Malawi Youth Team (travelling this July)
Malawi Afternoon Tea Saturday 29th June @ 52 Waterloo Road 2-5pm. All invited. Raising funds for Protection for Education - a project to keep girls in education in Malawi
Malawi Quiz Night Saturday 29th June at 7pm. Make your own team of 6 or we can match you up. Tickets: Adults - £10, Students - £7. Ploughman's supper included in price. Licensed bar, cake stall and raffle. Please support this last large fundraising event before the trip. For tickets & further info please contact Kay Berrington.
Spare reading glasses – please give to a team member/Gillian Lindley
Waitering/Assisting Friday 5th July 7-9pm – Richard, as Rural Dean, is hosting a “thank you” dinner for the Deanery of Bedford’s Parish Safeguarding Officers. We are looking for assistance with setting up, serving food and washing up. If you are able to help in any way, please contact Kathryn Hughes.
Holiday at Home - Letters are now available in the Hub for our annual Holiday at Home for the over 60s. It is being held here on 19th & 23rd August. The day out on 21st August only has a few places remaining on a first come, first served basis.
Spring Harvest 2020 BrochuresRichard and Sarah Hibbert are looking at attending Spring Harvest 2020 and would love you to join them. They haven't decided whether to go the week before Easter weekend, returning to Bedford on Maundy Thursday, or the week after leaving Bedford on Easter Monday. Booking opens on 26 June, and early bird discounts apply before 31 July. There are brochures available in the Hub, the promo video is here and you can speak to Richard and Sarah for more information and to express your interest.
Other church activities
Job Opportunity The 4 Counties Ministry Training Course is looking for a self-employed Administrator for 4-5 hours per week, to support the course which will run on Thursdays at Christ Church from September. See noticeboard or contact the office for details
Christ Church Pre-Schoolare taking part in the Big Toddle for Barnardo's on Tuesday 25th June. To sponsor them please contact Becky Guynn, who has the sponsor form.
BREAKTHROUGH (12A) Bedford Vue cinema is showing an excellent Christian film at Senior (age 60+) Screen on Thursday 27th June at 1pm. For trailer and details see www.breakthroughtickets.co.uk It's well worth going if you can - take some friends.
Hawking, Dawkins and God: Science and Religion in Contemporary CultureSt Albans Cathedral are hosting a lecture at 7.30pm on Wednesday 10th July in which Professor David Wilkinson reflects on the current situation of science and faith and suggests ways forward for education, apologetics and Christian mission. If you would like to go, please see Michael Bishop or Alan Cottenden.
Bedford Foodbank current urgent needs: UHT Milk, long life fruit juice, tinned fruit, jelly, rice pudding, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, deodorant (male+female). Please bring what you can and place in the Foodbank Collection Box in the Hub.