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What to expect on Saturday 28th September, 10.30-4.30

When we arrive at Immaculate Conception Church Hall, Beeches Green, Stroud GL5 4AA, there will be a welcome with tea or coffee. A table will be set up for our lunch offerings. 
We count ourselves as members, both of our own church communities, helping one another draw closer to God, and also of the dispersed community of Green Christians, shrinking our carbon footprint and finding enjoyment in a simple life. After opening prayers, we will explore what might be a Green Christian way of life – prayer, lifestyle, witness, encouragement. 
At the end of the morning, there will be time for questions about Christian Climate Action: its members take non-violent direct action to urge those in the corridors of power to make the changes needed to meet our climate emergency. After lunch, if fine, those able and willing will walk in silent procession to and from adjacent Stratford Park.
The afternoon will showcase ‘Joy in Enough’, a campaign for a fair and sustainable economy. Some question our need as Christians to care about economics. As writer Jeremy Williams puts it: “Economics is all about how we produce wealth, who gets a share in it, and what we spend it on. There are ways of making and spending wealth that include the poorest and most vulnerable. And there are economic structures that ignore the needs of the poor, or that exploit the natural world – both things that the Bible warns us about. The Church can be a voice for a fair, compassionate and sustainable economics and, as Christians, we can model a healthy approach to money and possessions. Jesus invites us to be a light to the world, exposing injustice and illuminating a better way. We are called to bring light to every arena of life, including the market place.” The ‘Joy in Enough’ project challenges us to imagine and work towards an economy that supports human flourishing within planetary boundaries. After an introduction, in facilitated group discussion we will consider “Why do we need all this stuff?” – looking at the economics, psychology, sociology and theology of consumerism. 
A plenary session will finally let us consider “where do we go from here?”, before closing worship.


Led by Andrew and Sue Bowden
10AM, 13thOctober, 2019

At The Church of The Holy Rood, Daglingworth
Please come along and bring your own animals too
something from the natural world that you love!






St Andrew’s Miserden 
are delighted to welcome
Gloucester Cathedral Choir
at a service of 
Sung Evensong
 Sunday, 13thOctober, 4pm
Followed by Afternoon Tea in the Village Hall
Donations in aid of St Andrew’s Church Miserden


Ride & Stride

Some of the Benefices efforts:

“Huge thanks to everyone who sponsored Cilla and me on the Ride & Stride around the Benefice.  Thanks also to Angela and Jamie Eykyn, owners of Cilla, for making it possible to enjoy a perfect September day in the Cotswolds, raising money for our churches.  
Course completed, the day ended with a good roll by Cilla ( aged 25 Years) on her return, with best pal ‘Lilly’ donkey. 
We were overwhelmed with such generous donations - and raised a record sum!

Jeremy and Peter, the Duntisbourne Angels, visited 4 Churches on their Trampers and raised over £1200 between them for the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust!
The sun shone and welcome tea and flapjacks at Duntisbourne Abbott’s Church cheered them along. 


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