St John The Evangelist Church, Charlton

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Fladbury Church is Open Again

Fladbury Church is open again on Sundays between 10:00am - 4:00pm, from Sunday 21st June.

 

We continue the Sunday Service from our own homes and we will be pleased if you would like to join us “Praying Together on a Sunday (at home) at 5.00pm”. A short service is available on the Church website (details below) from Saturday for the next day; or contact Carole, on 01386 860389, or by email to be sent a service sheet.

 

To speak to someone about booking a wedding or a baptism please contact also Carole (as above).

Message from Revd. Sarah Dangerfield, Priest in Charge of the Five Alive Parish

Dear All

My thoughts are with everyone during these strange and disturbing times; with all who are unwell, with all whose work or volunteering puts them at increased risk, with all who are self-isolating, with all for whom Covid-19 brings the additional worry of job, business and money. 

It was a sad day when I needed to close church buildings because for many they are special places of quiet and prayer, open seven days a week (though I fully understand and support the reasons for their temporary closure). Churchyards are however open. We hope anyone able to visit them during their daily exercise will continue to enjoy them, while also observing the necessary social distancing. 

Church buildings are closed for a time, but the Church is NOT shut! Prayer continues in our hearts and homes. Each Sunday at 5:00pm the Five Alive Prays Together at Home. Please join at home with us. The service can be downloaded on a Saturday from the Five Alive website: 

  

 https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/18646/service-and-events/events-regular/ 

 

If you would like to be included on the circulation list for Five Alive Praying at Home, then please contact Revd Sarah.

As well as the offering of Christian worship on radio and television, the Church of England online offers a Palm Sunday broadcast at 9:00am, daily reflections for this coming week, and an Easter Day Service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury at 9:00am. These are all available on the Church of England’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thechurchofengland/

Our cathedral also offers daily services, reflections and sacred music online https://www.facebook.com/WorcesterCathedral/.

The Five Alive Pastoral Care Team continue to offer pastoral support by telephone. Please phone either Celia Willis, Pastoral Care Coordinator, 861348, or me 861669 if we can offer pastoral support to you. 

Pershore Food Bank is grateful for financial donations rather than donations of goods. This can be done by Standing Order to the account of Pershore Food Bank; Sort Code 20 98 61 Account 50714356.

I hope in this coming Holy Week you will receive strength each day, and whatever the challenges, find all the hope of that first Easter Morning. 

Kind Regards,

Sarah

Revd Sarah Dangerfield
Priest-in-Charge of the Five Alive Parish
Rural Dean of Pershore

 

About the Church

The Church of St. John the Evangelist was consecrated in 1883, having been converted from an Elizabethan barn in 1872. It was linked with St. Michael’s Church, Cropthorne, in a united benefice in 1923 before both parish churches became part of a wider united benefice with churches in the villages of Fladbury, Hill & Moor and Wyre Piddle across the River Avon in 1998.

 

Following a serious fire in the church in May 1985, the village community responded positively and the repaired church was rededicated in November 1986.

 

This restoration and subsequent major repair work demonstrated the strength of the church community.

Above the clock you can see the remains of the bell turret which was removed in 1998 as part of a wider refurbishment programme, as the weight was beginning to push the walls below apart

 

As a relatively small building (seating capacity 100 approx.), simply adorned, there is a homely and relaxed feel to worship. Visitors have remarked on the warmth of the welcome they receive and that they soon feel to be part of the church 'family'.

 

The simplicity of the church’s architecture, with its wooden beams, lends itself to a variety of services, including those conducted in the Taize and Celtic style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stone pulpit with IHS monogram

 

 

 

 

 

 

The East window depicting the ascension of Christ, created by Ward and Hughes in 1872

 

Parish Priest: Reverend Sarah Dangerfield - 01386 861669

 

Church Warden: Helen Fowler - 01386 860331

 

The church building is now closed due to Coronavirus issues. You are however welcome to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the church garden.

 

Next Events

All scheduled Church services are now cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns. 

 

However, please see details of FIVE ALIVE PRAYING TOGETHER AT HOME each Sunday at 5:00pm for approximately 15 minutes at the top of this web page.

 

We remember that we all belong to God’s big family, even if for a time, our praise and prayer is expressed on our own. If 5:00pm is not convenient, you are still encouraged you make some time to join in.

 

 

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