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STOP PRESS – StorKies
Please note that StorKies will not be in St. John’s Church, Chipping Sodbury due to heating problems.
From Tuesday 16th January we will be meeting in the church hall at St. Lawrence’s Church, 71 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AD until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Happy New Year
David’s New Year message challenged us as the people of God to live out our faith. As a church we seek to demonstrate three things: Unity, Forgiveness and a Welcome to all.
By God’s grace we commit ourselves to these things in our communities as well as in our own fellowship.
Here is a good place to get inspiration – the LICC website. The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity was started by John R. W. Stott. Connecting with Culture and Word for the Week are just two series that are running currently. They both help us relate biblical teaching to everyday life. A great place for thinking Christians – and for those who are curious…! Try it out!
Jesus said “I came so that they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”
If that is true why don’t more people take him seriously? Perhaps people fear they are risking too much if they were to become followers of Jesus…
Read more of Jesus’ sayings…
SVB in the Community
The Sodbury Vale churches are very actively involved in the communities they serve. We not only host civic events but also participate in the major festivals. Apart from the schools we are also involved with the Yate Foodbank and Street Pastors who patrol the streets of Chipping Sodbury late on Saturday nights. Read a recent terrific Spectator article ‘What do you do when there’s drunken aggro after closing time?’
StorKies' Christmas Posada
A few days before Christmas StorKies put on a very special Christmas event – the Teeny Tiny Posada. They re-enacted the Christmas story and the journey to Bethlehem in the streets of Chipping Sodbury. They stopped in Hatherall’s Yard and then moved on to the Beaufort Inn where the Landlord served as Innkeeper…
Organiser Sarah Ledger described it as ‘absolutely brilliant’ and describes it as a real act of community generosity.
StorKies re-opens on Tuesday Jan 2 at 9.15am (til 11.15am) at St John’s Church on Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury.
Tea and Chat Christmas Special
Tea and Chat had its Christmas special this week – complete with carols. It spread a lot of good cheer among the elderly…
The latest Outlook magazine - Dec 2017- Jan 2018
Our SVB organist Jonathan Crow has been inspired to write his own Requiem – Thousand Colours of Sunset.
Watch video of 5th movement – Sanctus and Hosanna – which was sung by Yate Choral Society at their Charity Concert on October 21.
Click here to learn more
A beautiful Sunday morning begins...
A Welcome at the door
Enjoying a good sing!
StorKies - an exciting venture for tots - now in its 3rd year...
We support Foodbank
St Adeline's in Little Sodbury
Give thanks! God's creation on a Sunday morning
Children display shoeboxes for Christmas gifts
Coffee Time after Church
The beautiful church on the hill - Old Sodbury
We teach the Word
Many in our community are in need of some kind of help. You may be one of them… If so we may be able to help you. We would be willing to pray with you and put you in touch with another agency that can offer specialist help. Kindly use the Contact form provided.
Bishop Martyn is encouraging us all to pray – especially in the 10-day window between Ascension Day (14 May) and Pentecost (24 May). The Gloucester Diocese has produced a special booklet that you can request for free. According to Nicky Gumbel of the Alpha Course praying is becoming quite a trendy thing these days. It should also be as easy as talking to your daddy… To get started click here or read this article on spending time with God… You can also download a useful Try Praying app for your phone (IOS and Android). Pass it on..!
Most people come to a point in their lives when their spirit prompts them to search for something greater than themselves. Happily the Bible assures us that God rewards all those who diligently seek him. That is a promise – and it comes directly out of God’s word. (Hebrews 11:6)