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Bath and Wells Diocese
August 2021

Tuesday 3rd August 2021 14:00Send a Cow - Glebe Farm

Invitation to Glebe Farm

Date: Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm (refreshments will be served from 4.00pm)
Venue: Glebe Farm, Pitney, Langport, Somerset TA10 9AP

Reserve your place here (please sign up by 9th July so the team can manage numbers for refreshments and Covid protocols)

You’ll find more details about the afternoon on the booking page but do contact ann.hatton@sendacow.org or rob.walrond@bathwells.anglican.org for further information.


As you know, the diocese has declared a Climate Emergency and is therefore committed to support and influence change within our diocese.

To help us understand more about the climate crisis, Rob Walrond, our Diocesan Rural Life Advisor, has kindly offered to host us at his farm to see and hear how the changing climate is impacting local farmers.

About the farm visit

Rob will talk about his experience as a local farmer and show us his Flood Alleviation Project which is now helping to protect the Somerset Levels. We will also have the opportunity to hear from local charity, Send a Cow, for whom Bishop Ruth is a patron.

During the afternoon, we will virtually meet Titus Sagala, agriculturalist and Country Director of Send a Cow, Kenya. Titus will explain how the charity is working with rural farmers in both Kenya and Zambia to help them adapt to the climate crisis and grow enough to fight hunger.

As we consider the climate crisis both locally and globally, Bishop Ruth invites you to consider supporting Send a Cow this Harvest Festival, if you’ve not already got plans.

The team will be at the event to share their church and school Harvest resources which this year have an emphasis on the climate crisis.

The afternoon will finish with refreshments and an opportunity to catch up with each other after a long time of being apart!

Wednesday 11th August 2021 10:00How to have a good Generosity Week

Webinar to guide you through the Generosity Week resources produced by the National Giving Team for parishes to use at Harvest, to reflect on God’s generosity and help create a generous culture in your church.  The webinar will recommend how you use them in your church, plus ideas to help you promote your church's Generosity Week.  By the end of Generosity Week you should have a deeper understanding of God’s generosity towards us and how we can live more generously in our daily lives.

Other dates available in July and August.  For more information and to book any of the webinars, visit the Church of England website, fill in your details to register and you will receive details of how to join the talk.

For more information about the webinars or Generosity Week, contact Sue Whitehead.

Friday 13th August 2021 12:00Music at lunchtime at St John's, Taunton

Join St John's Taunton for a free, lunchtime music concert.

Ut Re Mi - a varied selection of preludes and fugues from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach.

Over the first lockdown, Ed Jenkins, Direct of Music at Queen's College (piano) started revisiting the Well Tempered Clavier, as a informal hobby to fill some time, but it has now turned into a long term project, with the plan to complete both books and record them. Part of this has included research and reading to more fully inform his interpretation and understanding of this masterpiece. Although he has by no means completed this, Ed feels his understanding and appreciation of the Well Tempered Clavier has increased enormously and he hopes to share this with you today.

Who to contact

Book your seat in advance by calling 01823 335543 and leave your name and contact number.

Downloads

Download and share the poster.

Saturday 14th August 2021 Organ Challenge St Mary's Church Winsford

Organ Challenge at St Mary's Church Winsford

All day from 9am!

Organist, Brenda Staples, will play one verse of every himn in the hymnbook (829) some with an extra verse to bring the number up to 850!

In aid of St Mary's Church Funds.

Light refreshments will be available all day.

Please come and support this challenge

Monday 16th August 2021 19:30Dwelling in the Word: monthly sessions

"Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly" [Col 3: 16]

We are using Colossians 3: 12-17 in a variety of ways across the diocese in 2021, including Dwelling in the Word.

Every third Monday of the month, at 7.30pm, there is an opportunity, for people from across the diocese, to come together and listen to God through Scripture and each other.  You are invited to register below so that you receive the Zoom link.  If you would like to know more about this spiritual practice then visit the Dwelling in the Word page 

Register here for this regular Zoom session.

Monday 23rd August 2021 13:00How to have a good Generosity Week

Webinar to guide you through the Generosity Week resources produced by the National Giving Team for parishes to use at Harvest, to reflect on God’s generosity and help create a generous culture in your church.  The webinar will recommend how you use them in your church, plus ideas to help you promote your church's Generosity Week.  By the end of Generosity Week you should have a deeper understanding of God’s generosity towards us and how we can live more generously in our daily lives.

Other dates available in July and August.  For more information and to book any of the webinars, visit the Church of England website, fill in your details to register and you will receive details of how to join the talk.

For more information about the webinars or Generosity Week, contact Sue Whitehead.