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PAWS Logo.bmpP.A.W.S Saturday Club

14th May 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.at St Mary’s Church

Please note the change of week!!!

Why not come and join us for our May Club when we will be looking at the work of Christian Aid and how we can help them help people in need throughout the world. There will be the usual variety of things to choose from including crafts and cooking and if the weather is good, we’ll even be able to play some outdoor games. PAWS is open to children between the ages of 3 and 14. Younger children are welcome to attend if an adult stays with them and older children are welcome if they would like to help run the club. For more details, or any offers of help, please contact Sallie Butcher 01299 896837, sallie@psc-abberley.co.uk.

Abberley’s Celebration of The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Friday 20th May – Sunday 22nd May

Flower and Crafts Festival 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Friday Evening Concert at 7.30 p.m.

We would love you all to be involved in some way! Please get in touch for more information: Muriel 01299 896392

Latest News

posted 2 May 2015, 11:07 by Sallie Butcher   [ updated 2 May 2015, 11:10 ]

P.A.W.S Saturday Club

6th June 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

    at St Mary’s Church Abberley.   

Do you remember PAWS making an ark? Well it’s fallen apart so we’ll be making a new one and some animal figures to go with it. So if you like making models in lego or anything else then please come and help us. Come along and make your favourite animal. Everyone is welcome! In case you don’t know PAWS is open to children between the ages of 3 and 14. Younger children are welcome to attend if an adult stays with them and older children are welcome if they would like to help run the club. For more details please contact Sallie Butcher on 01299 896837. Please come and join us!

A relaxed format for an altogether different church experience!

Good food and quality coffee, space to talk with others, activities for everyone and every age, sing a song or just read a Saturday newspaper. Why not come along and take a look.

Saturday 16th May 2015 – starting at 4 p.m. at Shrawley Village Hall

Christian Aid Hunger Supper

A Hunger Supper, to raise money for Christian Aid, will be held on Friday 8th May at 6.30 p.m. at St Mary’s Church, Abberley. For further details see your invitation which will be sent out with the May Abberley parish magazine or call Sallie on 01299 896837. Donations of home made soup or cheese would be greatly appreciated - please contact Sallie.

2 Thank-you’s

Thank you to everyone that donated to our collection for ShelterBox. I was able to send £285.00 which is enough for a tent and sleeping bags for a family. For more details of ShelterBox please visit their website www.ShelterBox.org.

Thank you to everyone that donated towards the children’s Lent project WaterAid. We are still counting the money so if you have one of the collection boxes please can you return it to Sallie Butcher or a Churchwarden.

Our new Priest in Charge

posted 2 May 2015, 11:06 by Sallie Butcher   [ updated 2 May 2015, 11:09 ]

An Announcement from the Archdeacon

 

The Bishop of Worcester is pleased to announce that he has offered the post of Priest in Charges of the Benefices of Abberley, Shrawley & the Witleys, and Teme Valley North to the Revd Ted Whittaker, and the offer has been formally accepted.

 

Ted is currently Team Rector of the Uttoxeter Area of Parishes in the Diocese of Lichfield.  He is married to Caroline, a nurse and nursing manager, and prior to his ordination Ted and Caroline served together as Salvation Army Officers (Ministers of Religion) in the North East of England.  They have two children, Hannah and Peter.  

 

A date for the licensing will be confirmed shortly.

 

Please pray for Ted and Caroline as they prepare to move.

 

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posted 9 Feb 2015, 08:58 by Sallie Butcher   [ updated 9 Feb 2015, 08:59 ]

P.A.W.S Saturday Club

7th March 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

    at St Mary’s Church Abberley.   


We will continuing with our theme of water and looking at bits of the Bible where water was very important. We’ll try some experiments with water and particularly think about how important water is to our survival. We’ll also be looking forward to Easter and converting our puppet theatre into an almost life size Easter Garden. So as usual there will be loads to do so try and come and bring your friends – the more the merrier! Everyone is welcome! In case you don’t know PAWS is open to children between the ages of 3 and 14. Younger children are welcome to attend if an adult stays with them and older children are welcome if they would like to help run the club. For more details please contact Sallie Butcher on 01299 896837.

Please come and join us!



A relaxed format for an altogether different church experience!

Good food and quality coffee, space to talk with others, activities for everyone and every age, sing a song or just read a Saturday newspaper. Why not come along and take a look.

Saturday 21st February 2015 – starting at 4 p.m. at Shrawley Village Hall - and continuing on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Children’s Society Collecting Boxes

It is time to empty Children’s Society boxes. If you have one please let me have it as soon as possible or take along to any church service and give it to one of the churchwardens. We have very few boxes now so why not have one to collect your small change in throughout the year - just give me a call. Do please try and come to this service which is always enjoyed by old and young alike!  Sallie Butcher - Honorary Local Secretary Tel. 01299 896837.

Latest PAWS News

posted 7 Dec 2014, 08:31 by Sallie Butcher   [ updated 7 Dec 2014, 08:33 ]

P.A.W.S Club

      Saturday Club

20th December

10.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.

      at St Mary’s Church Abberley.       

Christmas will be almost here when we have our special Christmas PAWS Club. We will be rehearsing our production of The First Christmas ready for Christmas Eve and decorating the church and Christmas tree ready for all the special services that will take place. There will be lots of cooking, a chance to make cards and presents to take home and some time to make music and sing. There will be so much to do that we’re sure there is something to suit everyone. Please remember to bring some lunch but we will also be making some things to eat at lunchtime and we will supply drinks, cakes and biscuits. Why not come and bring your friends – I’m sure that your parents can find something to do while your away! Further details about this will be sent out via the village schools closer to the day. We don’t make a charge but donations will be very welcome.  Just to remind you that PAWS is open to children between the ages of 3 and 14. Younger children are welcome to attend if an adult stays with them and older children are welcome if they would like to help run the club. For more details please contact Sallie Butcher on 01299 896837.

There will also be a session on 3rd January to start the New Year! Please come and join us!

PAWS Saturday Club

posted 6 Oct 2013, 05:56 by Sallie Butcher   [ updated 6 Oct 2013, 05:59 ]

 
2nd November

10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

      at St Mary’s Church Abberley.     

Our next hero from the Bible, which we will be learning about in November, is David. There are many stories in the Bible about David who starts out as a shepherd boy, kills a giant, writes lots of poems and ends up a King – quite a life! There will be all sorts of things to do from making music, writing a poem and lots of craft ideas as usual. We do hope that you will be able to join us. Why not invite some of your friends – EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Just to remind you that PAWS is open to children between the ages of 3 and 14. Younger children are welcome to attend if an adult stays with them and older children are welcome if they would like to help run the club. Parents can either leave the children with us, having provided emergency contact details, or are welcome to stay. Many of the adults have as much fun joining in as the children! Why not give us a go! For more details please contact Sallie Butcher on 01299 896837. We don’t make a charge for the group but donations are always welcome and any adults that can stay and help for any of the time will be particularly appreciated.  Please come and join us!

News from Ethiopia

posted 9 Feb 2013, 07:16 by Sallie Butcher   [ updated 9 Feb 2013, 10:08 ]

 
Latest news about a project in Ethiopia that we helped fund. See previous post May 2012 for further details
 
 
 

Nepalese Fundraising Dinner

posted 3 Feb 2013, 05:00 by Sallie Butcher

Evensongs in Lent

posted 19 Jan 2013, 10:38 by Sallie Butcher   [ updated 19 Jan 2013, 10:51 ]

Starting at 6pm at Little Witley Church for the six Sundays of Lent these Lent services will address what serving God is all about in the 21st century. These short, but thought-provoking, gatherings will be presented by some impressive speakers and will include a range of practical examples of ways to understand and serve God in this modern world.

Starting on Sunday 17th February, the Revd. Canon Peter Kerr will launch the programme with an address that will explore how serving God has changed over the centuries and how God serves us in today’s world.

On Sunday 24th February the service will be led by Sarah Brush. Sarah will focus on the importance of children, young people and women in serving God and will respond some emotive issues on this topic.

Week 3, on Sunday 3rd March the Revd. David Sherwin will look at the support and resources available to us to spread God’s Word. As a long-time active evangelist David will explain why prayer is important to all of us and how the Bible can help us understand what God expects of us.

The topic, ‘serving God though action’ takes place on Sunday 10th March. The speaker is Richard Hackett. Richard, based in Bromsgrove, is an active member of the Street Pastor scheme. This session will also include an overview of the Food Bank scheme.

Session 5 on Sunday 17th March will be jointly led by Rick Warner and Trevor Nott. Between them they will explore the structure and objectives of the authorised lay-ministry training scheme.

The final Lent gathering will be on Sunday 24th March (Palm Sunday) When the Lent sessions will be drawn to a close by the Revd. Canon Robert Jones. Entitled ‘Let’s stick together’, Robert will bring together the threads and seeds explored in the previous five sessions.

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR ALL OR ANY ONE OF THE ABOVE GATHERINGS

Time With God

posted 12 May 2012, 06:52 by David Male   [ updated 19 Jan 2013, 10:05 by Sallie Butcher ]

Time With God

Are you interested in spending some quality time with God?

If you are interested then do please get in touch. 
 
Sallie Butcher, Tel: 01299 896837, Email: sallie@psc-abberley.co.uk

P.A.W.S.

posted 12 May 2012, 06:49 by David Male   [ updated 19 Jan 2013, 10:08 by Sallie Butcher ]


P.A.W.S

Parishes of Abberley, Witleys and Shrawley

Children's Saturday Club

2nd February

10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

      at St Mary’s Church Abberley.     

 

The 2nd February is actually the feast of Candlemas in the church diary so we will be learning what this is all about and doing things connected to light. We will make some candles of our own and decorate some candle holders as well as playing with light to make shadow puppets. If you’re one of our regulars why not invite some of your friends – EVERYONE IS WELCOME! We do hope that you will be able to come and join us. For more details please contact Sallie Butcher on 01299 896837. We don’t make a charge for the group but donations are always welcome. 

 

Please come and join us!


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