St. Leonard, Clent
© Clent PCC 2020 (2016-17-18-19) 
NEWS

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friends for Lunch at Belbroughton Church Hall – last Tuesday of the month 12-2pm.  Contact Tracey 07977 170038 for details IONA for 2020: St James the Great, Blakedown have launched a new Iona Holy Communion running on a 4th Sunday, at 4pm. This will replace the one at Churchill. BIBLE STUDY is held weekly at the Parish Office, at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Contact Pat Weston for details. Bishop’s Certificate Course which started Monday 14th October at 7.30pm (Belbroughton/Blakedown) – led by Sue Oliver and Andy Hewines is continuing. Barn Dance and fish and chip supper with the Eve Evans Experience at Blakedown Parish rooms Sat. 1st February 2020 7pm Clent Spring Social: This popular annual event takes place in Clent Parish Hall, on Friday 21st Feb. (7 for 7.15pm). Both before and after a fish and chip supper there is a variety of home-grown entertainment from members of thecongregation (and others). Tickets - @ £8, available at St Leonard’s after services.

CHOIR PRACTICE

Choir Practice at St. Leonard’s _ 7:00 pm. Thursday     13th February Thursday 12th March Thursday 27th February Thursday 26th March

Third Sunday - Lay-led Service Schedule - 2020

January 19th Mothers’ Union group (arranged by Anne Harris & Wendy Pettit) February 16th Mission Group (Aison Lewis & Pat Weston) March 17th Modern Worship Music (Harry Grove - Organist) April 19th (Neill Robb) May 17th Mission (Alison Lewis) June 23rd Fathers’ Day (Alison Lewis & Rose Padmore) July 21st Summer ‘Salad Lunch’ (Rosemarie Buchan) August 16th VJ Day (Harry Grove) Sept. 20th (Wendy Pettit) October 4th Pets Service - led by Neil Robb - animals (of most types) welcome, owners too ! October 18th Harvest Nov. 15th Louise McMichael Dec. 20th Carol Service (Advent 4) This schedule remains provisional and might be altered to suit individual circumstances. Easter Day and the Carol Service remain ‘set’.

GREAT NEWS !

Kim Topham - currently our LLM (Licensed Lay Minister) will be Ordained on 5th July 2020 (10:30am) at Worcester Cathedral and she will be licensed to Clent and to Hagley parishes. Alison Lewis - currently one of our ALMs (Authorised Lay Minister) will be commissioned to the role of ‘Reader’ on 19th September 2020, a Saturday afternoon, at a 2:30pm ceremony.

Parochial Church Council

The last meeting of the PCC took place on THURSDAY 6th FEBRUARY - 7:15pm at Church. The AGM of the Vestry Body and the PCC is on SUNDAY 8th MARCH - 11:00am in Church following the morning Communion Service (9:30am). The AGM will receive reports and elect new Wardens and PCC members - and, this year, new Representatives to the Stourbridge Deanery Synod (3 year term). The subsequent meeting of the newly-elected PCC will be set at the AGM. The following PCC meetings will be set at that first meeting.

Open the Book

St. Leonard supports the ‘Open the Book’ scheme (introducing Bible stories) at Clent C. of E. Primary school where church volunteers take the morning school assembly, following the Old Testament stories and involving the children in play enactment, on a monthly basis. They are planning to attend school on: Autumn Term: 10th Sept 8th Oct 12th Nov   10th Dec   In the beginning A sad day Joseph, the dreamer   Joseph, the Ruler Spring Term: 14th Jan 11th Feb 10th March 14th April Moses in the rushes  The Great Escape Summer Term: 9th June 14th July t.b.a.

Worcester C of E Parish Training Programme

You can down-load this excellent 36 page compendium of activities for 2020 (and just print-out what is appropriate for you). LINK The opening pages list activities chronologically and cover CHILDREN & YOUTH CARING FOR YOUR CHURCHES RUNNING YOUR PARISH SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT          OTHER Later pages give greater detail of what each activity entails. Altogether, an interesting, if not essential, read.

Diocesan “Conversations”

You can download the leaflet used as the basis for these conversations using THIS LINK  in .pdf format
St. Leonard
© Clent PCC
NEWS

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friends for Lunch at Belbroughton Church Hall – last Tuesday of the month 12-2pm.  Contact Tracey 07977 170038 for details IONA for 2020: St James the Great, Blakedown have launched a new Iona Holy Communion  running on a 4th Sunday, at 4pm. This will replace the one at Churchill. BIBLE STUDY is held weekly at the Parish Office, at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Contact Pat Weston for details. Bishop’s Certificate Course which started Monday 14th October at 7.30pm (Belbroughton/Blakedown) – led by Sue Oliver and Andy Hewines is continuing. Barn Dance and fish and chip supper with the Eve Evans Experience at Blakedown Parish rooms Sat. 1st February 2020 7pm Clent Spring Social: This popular annual event takes place in Clent Parish Hall, on Friday 21st Feb. (7 for 7.15pm). Both before and after a fish and chip supper there is a variety of home-grown entertainment from members of thecongregation (and others). Tickets - @ £8, available at St Leonard’s after services.

CHOIR PRACTICE

Choir Practice at St. Leonard’s _ 7:00 pm. Thursday     9th January Thursday 23rd January