Newsletter 9th November 2014

Ebola crisis

If anyone would like to donate towards the Ebola crisis, you may do so by putting money into a white donation envelope (available on the table in the church entrance) and mark it ‘EBOLA’. Place your envelope into the offering bag.  If you are a tax-payer and qualify for gift-aid, you may also fill in your other details on the envelope and sign it, and this will increase the value of your gift. Michael Prior, our Treasurer, will send the donations to Tearfund.

Prayer Meeting

We are continuing with our regular prayer meetings for gospel expansion in Corsham and surrounding areas. The meetings take place in The Hut from 8.30-9.30am on Saturday mornings. We would encourage people to attend this prayer meeting and everyone is welcome!

Serving at Priory Street

We are in need of further people to step up and fill roles in the following areas here at Priory Street as there are several gaps. Please contact the Ministry Leader to indicate your willingness to serve in any of these ministries.

  • Junior Church / Youth
  • Projection & PA (see specific request)
  • Teas/coffees
  • Worship
  • Door greeting



As Matt Wingrave is going to the Rudloe congregation and a few people have recently come off the rota, we have a pressing need for more people to help out on the PA / sound desk rota. If anyone is interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Matt Grylls.


The next TLC meeting will take place at the church this Tuesday 11th November at 12 noon. Please speak to Michael or Wendy Prior if you would like more information.

Questions and Cake!

Vicky Stephenson is organising some dates when housegroups will get together over “questions and cake”. The dates are:

Tuesday 18th November; Thursday 4th December; Wednesday 14th January 

7.45pm start and 9.15pm finish. Please speak to Vicky for more details.

Missions and Persecuted Church Prayer

The next meeting will be this Wednesday 12th November at 7.30pm at the Hammetts’ home.  We will pray for our own missionaries, the Oasis Centre and the country of the month, Morocco.  All welcome – see Gill Bryant for further info.

Persecuted Church Sunday 16th November

On 16th November we will be focusing on praying for, and thinking about, the persecuted church. We will have a visiting speaker at our evening service.  We will be serving tea, coffee and cakes at around 5.15pm to welcome her and give an opportunity for people to meet her informally before the service. All welcome.  See Gill for further information.

Life in the Lancs Lane

Steve and Ruth, our missionaries in Tanzania, have compiled another interesting and information-packed newsletter for November. There are paper copies on the table at the back or you can visit their blog at

This week:

Monday: Mums’ bible study, 10am

Tuesday: TLC, 12 noon

Wednesday: Morning prayer, 7.15am; Prayer for Missions & Persecuted Church, 7.30pm

Thursday: Mums ‘n Tots, 10am; Debt Advice Centre 7.30pm

Friday: Debt Advice Centre, 9.30am

Saturday: Prayer for gospel expansion in and around Corsham, 8.30am, the Hut

Upcoming dates in brief:

16th Nov: Persecuted Church Sunday meet Jenny Thomas from SAT 7, at 5.15pm

18th Nov: Questions and cake: housegroups’ meeting, 7.45pm

19th Nov: Midweek service, 2pm

24th Nov: Ladies’ Bible Study, 7.30pm

29th Nov: The Ark, 10am

1st Dec: Special Church Meeting, 8pm

3rd Dec: Midweek service, 2pm

4th Dec: Joint housegroup, questions & cake, 7.30pm

9th Dec: TLC @ St. Aldhelms

9th Dec: Men’s Christmas supper