Reporting – September 2019

Dear Friends

Happy New Year.

Today is the beginning of the Methodist year and the start of
the South Warwickshire Circuit. The inaugural service will be
held on 8th September at 3pm at Stratford Methodist Church.
The preacher at the service will be our Chair of District the
Rev’d Ian Howarth. I hope you will be able to join with other
members of the new circuit at this service.
The new rota for the Weekend Meals at Rother St. URC for the
homeless is on the notice board in the Wesley Hall. If you are
able to help out please add you name to the list.
Given that we are now 17 churches rather than 8, the
Preaching Plan has increased in size from A4 to A3. We have
received 25 copies of the plan from the Circuit plan makers. If
you want one of the A3 versions of the Plan and find that the
printed copies have all already been taken please ask one of
the Stewards to make you a copy. I have asked Colette to
display the services planned for Henley and Stratford in the
Foyer for the quarter. You will notice that we don’t have any
Own Arrangements planned for this quarter this is because
there is larger number of preachers in the new circuit than in
the old. The Stewards have done a sterling job in organising
the O.A.s for which we owe them our gratitude.
The Holiday at Home, organised and run by David and Gillian
Loader and a team of helpers was wonderful and enjoyed
greatly by those who attended. Thank you to everyone who
helped make this annual event so successful.
Kind regards
Audrey Simpson