Lent Course: Too busy not to pray

This year our Lent Course is based on a book which I think will ring bells with all of us. It’s called ‘Too busy not to pray’. Of course we probably most often express it as ‘Too busy to pray’ it’s not that we don’t want to or that we don’t intend to but life is so busy it’s really hard to find the time and space we need to pray. This Lent Course – adapted from the book of the same name shows us that it’s precisely when we’re at our most busy when we need to pray the most. Over the course of the weeks of Lent it will gently lead us into a new way of thinking about our prayer lives and will help us make a more central place in our lives for that most important of things – spending time with God. If you’ve ever wished you could pray more or better then this is the...
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FILM NIGHT: Black Gold

Title: FILM NIGHT: Black GoldLocation: WP MethodistLink out: Click hereDescription: Black Gold is a 2006 Documentary about the Coffee Trade in Ethiopia. As Café culture goes global and the ways we can drink our coffee seems never ending (which of us hasn’t been confused by the bewildering array of options in any café) so the plight of the coffee farmer grows. This challenging and enlightening film will ensure you never feel the same about a cup of coffee ever again. The next film night is on Tuesday 20th March, featuring The Age of StupidStart Time: 19:30Date: 2012-02-21...
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August

Just as I catch up with all the news, the church takes a deep breath.  The absence of activities in August only shows this humble webmaster how much actually goes on in the church.  Life does go on in August.  The 8am Holy Communion and 10:15 main services continue and the 11.30 Choral Eucharist will take place on Sunday 14th.  Moreover, Christian life continues as our faith and our companionship keep going regardless of organised activity.  Chin up! - Webmaster...
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Film Club

Welcome to FILM CLUB @ ST ALBAN’S On 1ST Sunday in each month In the church hall @ the 10.15 service Meet with friends to watch a film, munch on popcorn and enjoy the chat! All under 16’s welcome. For further information contact: Alison Grant 0117 9508684 amgrant@blueyonder.co.uk...
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The Last Temptation of Christ

Title: The Last Temptation of ChristLocation: WP MethodistDescription: Film Night@Westbury Park Methodist Church Based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, Martin Scorsese's controversial 'The Last Temptation of Christ' documents Jesus's own revelation that he himself is the Messiah. Capturing the great spiritual weight placed upon this carpenter from Nazareth, his greatest temptation comes when he is allowed to step down off the cross and live his life amongst other men.Start Time: 19:30Date: 2011-07-18...
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GROUP of the MONTH : Messy Church

Messy ChurchMessy Church has continued to go from strength to strength. Each month between 60 and 85 people gather to have fun playing games and making crafts on a theme. After a short lively service many then stay to eat tea – up to 50 usually.We had a dip in numbers for a while when we were no longer able to put posters on the trees, but now we have (thanks to Paul Thomas) got small poster boards around the church, we have permission to put up large posters around school and we have gone back to putting flyers in the book-bags at school, our numbers have increased again.This year we have looked at the stories of Noah, Joseph, and Abraham and Sarah (where a go-cart was built, which the children loved) and most recently we have looked at the Ascension of Jesus and Pentecost.We have a very loyal, but small, team of helpers and more would be great. What...
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