7.30pm: Launch Meeting of TCT Ecumenical Lent Housegroups
St Mary's Church Hall
7.00 pm for 7.30 pm
TCT Ecumenical Lent Housegroups: ‘Living with a World of Difference’ celebrating diversity.
It will be looking at unity in diversity, understanding each other by walking together, together in the face of terror, working together in Tanzania and more.
If you would like to take part, please sign the sheet in the back of church stating which day/time you would like by 9 February 2020.
For more information please do speak to Pauline Thomas (01454) 415417 or Christine Dadd (01454) 414396.
If you would like to know more about Thornbury Churches Together please email , or contact Kingsley Fulbrook (Chair) on 01454 412772 or by email: or Pat Duru (Secretary) on 01454 887441 or by email: .
Thornbury Churches Together is a group of churches covenanted together since 1989, and linked to Churches Together in Gloucestershire.
It is formed from representatives of the following churches (click on their names to visit their websites):
Good Friday Procession of Witness
Thornbury Churches Together aims to draw the churches together in greater understanding and fellowship, to enable them to bear a harmonious witness to the community, and to give expression to their common faith and devotion.
It continues a previous "Association of Christian Churches in Thornbury", and has been pleased to welcome "ngm" as a closely associated group since their establishment in Thornbury.
We believe it is unusual, though probably not unique, that as many as seven denominations have been happy to covenant and continue to work together in one community.
Thornbury Churches Together works to enrich the lives of the whole community in the following ways:
Good Friday Procession of Witness
Fairtrade Fortnight offers us a chance every year in late February/early March to learn a bit more about some of our favourite everyday products – drinks such as teas and coffee, snacks such as chocolate and biscuits and fruits such as bananas, dates and apricots.
If you’re already a buyer of fairtrade products, you’ll know that when you buy them, as well as getting high quality, you’re supporting farmers in developing countries who meet the fairtrade certification standards, helping them and their communities.
We hold events such as tea parties and visits from, for example, a Palestinian farmer from the Zaytoun non-profit organisation, describing her work and give a demonstration of how to make maftoul, a favourite Palestinian dish.
Schools visits also take place during the fortnight, with a coffee farmer from Nicaragua visiting Crossways Junior and Castle School, and the Zaytoun Palestinian farmer coming to Crossways Junior, Crossways Infants and Castle School.
We hope you’ll take an opportunity during Fairtrade Fortnight to find out more about how we can support the farmers and producers who grow some of our favourite foods.
To learn more about Fairtrade generally and Fairtrade Fortnight in particular, visit the Fairtrade Foundation web-site at fairtrade.org.uk.
The Thornbury branch of Yate and Chipping Sodbury Foodbank is a Thornbury Churches Together initiative, with volunteers from all Thornbury's churches running it and donating food.
It provides emergency meals for 3 days to people in short term crisis.
The crisis can be the result of problems such as benefit delay/withdrawal, separation, unexpected bills, debt, bereavement or redundancy.
To find out more click here to read the feature page.
This scheme offers practical advice to help you with financial issues - completely free of charge.
Advisers are fully trained to provide debt advice and have a wealth of experience. All are volunteers and represent many churches in Thornbury.
It's part of Community Money Advice, which assists churches and other community organisations in setting up debt advice centres.
To find out more click here.
Thornbury Churches Together are also active in Christian Aid, Justice and Drop the Debt campaigns.