SUMMER PRAYER SPACE: arms wide open

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Over the past year we have been having evening ‘prayer spaces’, where people can come, relax and reflect on life and God in a non-pressurised environment. Our August Prayer Space will be a little different – instead of an hour in the evening, we'll be opening the church up for two hours on a Saturday morning. It retains its purpose, however: a space in which people can feel free to pray as they are comfortable, with displays and interactive elements to trigger our reflections. This Prayer ...
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Holiday Club 2016

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The theme of the Chard Churches Together Holiday Club for 2016 is “On Your Marks!” Monday 25th July - Friday 29th July 9.15am - 1.00pm St Mary's Church, Chard. Online registration is closed but you can still register 'on the day'. The club is for primary school aged children (reception to year 6). This year there is also a separate pre-school children and parent/guardian session for an hour each morning (9.30-10.30am). Throughout the week we will be thinking about stories about Jes...
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Pentecost Picnic

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Chard Churches Together Pentecost Praise (short service held near the chapel entrance) and Picnic at Forde Abbey, on Sunday 15th May 2016 at 5pm. There will be informal worship, games, picnic (bring your own) and a chance to enjoy the lovely gardens at Forde Abbey. With grateful thanks to Alice and Julian Kennard for their kind permission to use Forde Abbey for this event. Admission Free.
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PRAYER SPACE: Deep Calls to Deep

Waterfall (c) Lucy Mills
Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. Psalm 42:7 Wednesday 20th April at 7.30pm This Prayer Space will include reflections on a watery theme! You are welcome to share this space, to reflect, to pray, to draw close to God.   What’s a Prayer Space? Each Prayer Space is a relaxed space in which we can seek God and encourage one another. There are often focus points around the room to aid reflection and...
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Women’s World Day of Prayer 2016

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On Friday 4th March, churches around the world will be celebrating the Women's World Day of Prayer. There will be about 5,600 services taking place in the United Kingdom, attended by both women and men. This year's service is written by the Christian women of Cuba and is entitled Receive children. Receive me.  CBC is hosting a Chard Churches Together ecumenical service at 7pm. There is also an earlier service at 2.30pm at Combe St. Nicholas Methodist Church.  
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PRAYER SPACE: City of God

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An opportunity to pray and reflect, using the theme of 'City of God' to aid us in our prayers. Imagery includes the tree of life, river of God...and praying to a God who wipes away our tears. Thursday 18th February, 7.30pm, in the main church building. Space to be, space to pray, space to be silent or to share. Come as you are; you are welcome to this space.   What's a Prayer Space? Each Prayer Space is a relaxed space in which we can seek God and encourage one another. Everythin...
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Theme for 2016

This year, as a church, we are going to explore  an ongoing theme. That theme is this: following Jesus by loving God and loving others. This phrase is going to be a way that we can explore our core vocation as a church here at CBC. 'Following Jesus' is about our life of discipleship, 'loving God' refers to our lives of worship and 'loving others' looks at our mission life as a church. These are three aspects of our church ministry that need to find a place of balance in our comm...
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