News & Events

CHANGES TO PARISH ADMINISTRATION - After Easter administration for the parish will be moved to the St James’ Parish Office in Dursley.  After this time, items for the weekly pew sheet should be sent to Clive in the parish office by email: stjames.thegreat@tiscali.co.uk Telephone: 01453 549280.  Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm.

Children’s Society Boxes - Thank you to everyone who has helped raise money again this year with the money boxes for the Children’s Society.  The Uley Box Collection through St Giles’ Church has raised a fantastic £460. 66p over the year.  Thank you also to Mary Shearer for co-ordinating it.

HMP Eastwood Park runs a Volunteer Prison Visiting Scheme. Would you like to join their team of currently 18 official prison visitors and help shorten the long waiting list of prisoners who have requested this support?  Prison Visitors are supported by the chaplaincy staff. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Beryl De Stone or Tony Williams for preliminary visit. Beryl.DeStone@hmps.gsi.gov.uk  Williams.Anthony@hmps.gsi.gov.uk  Or ring 01454 382105 and leave a message with your contact details.

The Ark  is a monthly service especially for under 5s, mums, dads & carers.  We meet between 2pm-3pm on the third Monday of each month in St Giles Church. We come together to share our news, to hear a story, to pray and to sing a couple of action songs.  After our short time of worship we move to the St Giles Room for tea and homemade cakes - a lovely time for the children to play together and for the grown ups to get to know each other. 

 

The Cherish the Churchyard team meet on the last Saturday of every month from 9.00-11.00. Grateful thanks to John Wood and Mike Shipton the regular helpers but please just turn up if you can help.  

Report to the PCC from the Church Village Liaison Group
Download a copy of the report and recommendations after public consultation in the village to proposed changes in St Giles’ Church. Please note, there are 2 versions of the report, a full version and abridged version:
1. Download a copy of the full report
2. Download the abridged report version

Dursley and Cam Child Contact Centre - Do you have a few hours to spare on a Saturday afternoon? Could you help children see their mum or dad at a child contact centre? If yes, Dursley and Child Contact Centre would like to hear from you. We require volunteers at our centre to prepare the centre before children arrive, welcome families, make refreshments and tidy up after the session. Volunteers are arranged into teams on duty every six weeks.  Please speak with Janet Bannister for more details 543717 or email bannister815@btinternet.com

Stroud Foodbank - The Uley Village Shop is now the one collecting point for foodstuff and donations to the Food Bank. Please do not leave items in the church, but rather take along to the shop.  The Foodbank is now also collecting children’s equipment (e.g. children’s clothes, cots, pushchairs, toiletries.)  Food Vouchers available at The Rectory.  Read their Latest Newsletter 

FAVOURITE HYMNS - Have you a favourite hymn ? Then do let David Walker,  Canon Michael or Marion Kee know! We chose hymns for all the services and welcome ideas. There is a notice on the notice board if you prefer to write it down.

December/Christmas EventsDates click link for more details

 

 

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