Notices Sunday 12th November

Notices for 12th November – Remembrance Sunday

Quick links: Mission Focus | Kenya team | Christmas events | Calendar

It’s a bumper issue of notices this week so get yourself a cuppa and settle down for a read….

Sunday Services

10am service at Neston Memorial Hall

Adam J will bring the Word from Philippians 3:12-16 and music will be led by Adrian & Jo. Intercessory prayers will be led by Dave M. To join us on Zoom click here.
Meeting ID: 838 7666 9360
Passcode: 563996

10.30am service at Priory Street

Rob D will bring the Word from Revelation 21-22 and music will be led by Natalie O and Jasmine W. Intercessory prayers will be led by Courtney H. The service will be streamed online – click here to join.

We would normally share communion together on the second Sunday but it has been moved back to next week.

Our Sunday services at Priory Street are live-streamed/recorded on our YouTube channel. If you would prefer not to appear on screen, please sit in or under the balcony.

Prayer walk tomorrow morning around Corsham (Sat 11th)

Please join us tomorrow morning for a prayer walk around Corsham. We’ll set off from Priory Street at 8.30am and hope you can join us.

Mission Focus Together – this Sunday at 6pm

This Sunday is International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Our evening service will focus on the ministry of Open Doors, which supports persecuted Christians around the world. We will watch a video from Open Doors and have opportunities to pray for several countries where Christians suffer hugely for their faith. Please do join us (if you finding praying out loud a bit daunting, don’t worry, you won’t be asked to).

CBC team trip to AIM Kenya conference

Our team will be heading to Nairobi on Wednesday 15th November. They will be providing teaching for primary school-aged children and teenagers, and many other activities for the children to enable the adults to benefit from a time of teaching, refreshment and rest. The team returns on Wednesday 22nd November. Please pray for the team before, during and after the trip.

Can you help? The team is looking for someone to drive the minibus to take them to and collect them from the airport. They need to be at Heathrow T4 at 6.30am on 15th Nov in time for their flight at 8.30am. The team returns at 6.25am on 22nd November. Please speak to Dan, Rhiannon or Ruth in the office if you can help.

This trip was an unexpected, later invitation, so the team hasn’t had a chance to organise a fundraiser to raise support. Keep your eyes peeled for something happening in the new year that will provide an opportunity to support the trip financially. In the meantime, please pray for them and mark the 10th December in your diaries when the team will feed back to the church.


Please note there will be no FLAGS for two weeks while Rhiannon is in Kenya. FLAGS will return on 29th November at 4.30pm.

Monthly mission update

This month’s update on our mission partners is available to download here or to pick up from the table at church.

Light Party – thank you!

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Light Party last week. We had a lot of fun in a chaotic way!! We were hugely blessed with over 60 children (including our fantastic youth helpers) and many parents too. It was a great witness, showing that Jesus is the Light of the world.

Anne Hankin – thanksgiving celebration

We send our love and condolences to Mitch and the family as they mourn the loss of Anne, who went to be with the Lord last Saturday. A service to give thanks for her life will be held at Priory Street on Tuesday 5th December at 2pm and all who knew Anne are warmly invited to join us.

Bring a friend Sundays

Every Sunday is a great opportunity to invite friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. But with Christmas on the horizon, it presents us with a unique seasonal opportunity where people may be more amenable. We want to encourage and urge you to pray and be active in inviting others to our Christmas services.

And it’s not just the typical Carol or Christmas Day service that are friend-friendly. On 26th November we have baptism services in both Sunday congregations, and right through Advent we hope to have accessible services that will enable anyone and everyone to hear the good news of Jesus ‘the greatest gift’ and the difference He can make to our lives! So please join with us in praying, inviting and trusting God this Christmas, as we seek to reach those near and dear to us.

Christmas Events

Men’s Christmas Curry: Thurs 23rd Nov at 7.30pm

Have you booked your seat yet? If not, there’s still time! We’re looking forward to some great food and a good time of fellowship together. Plus, we’ll be hearing about a new series of Men’s Evenings that will commence monthly from January 2024. There’s a nominal cost of £5 per person but don’t let that put you off (concessions are available).  Please click here to register, or speak to Ian Holmes or Tom Bailey. We look forward to seeing you there!  

The Ark

The next Ark will be the Christmas Ark and will be held on Saturday 25th November, 10.30am-12pm. This will be a Nativity service so come dressed as a character from the nativity and join in the celebrations!

Children’s drop-in Christmas decoration-making session – Sat 25th Nov

The annual St Bart’s Christmas tree festival is running again this year and CBC will be entering a tree once again. Drop in to Priory Street between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 25th November to help Rhiannon make the decorations for our tree. ????

Christmas wreath-making workshop: Sat 2nd Dec, 9.30-11.30am

Come join us for a Christmas wreath-making workshop at CBC! Create your very own wreath to adorn your front door – we will guide you through the process, providing the materials you need (but if you have foliage at home please bring it – it always needs more than you think!). There are still a few spaces available – book here to ensure that you don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to add a personal touch to your Christmas decorations! For more information please speak to Katharine Mortimer.

Born in a Barn: Calling Actors!

Did you hear? Castle Combe is the new Hollywood! We can’t promise you’ll get discovered and leave with international offers, but we can promise you a polyester costume, atmospheric lighting, hot chocolate on tap, mince pies and a memorable chance to share Jesus with our community! ✝️✨

All three shows are SOLD OUT! But you can join the cast of actors who will make the true story of the nativity come to life before our very eyes! You’ll be provided with the script beforehand so you can prepare but the only rehearsal is at 10am on the day, on location! Cast will practice together, have lunch and be ready for ‘ACTION’ at 2.30pm. Speak to Hollie, John P or Adam about roles that are still available and sign up! If acting isn’t your thing how about being a steward, a baker or a hot choc server? This is a whole-church event!

Women’s Christmas Meal: Monday 11th Dec

In Jesus we have SO much to celebrate this Christmas, so come ready to ✨ sparkle and shine ✨ as we turn up the joy levels to the max and celebrate together in true CBC women’s style! Join us on the 11th December at 7.30pm in church for a fabulous Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, including the legendary hot chocolates! ☕???? The cost is £12 and you can book here. …Come sparkly, come all! ????

Praise and Worship Together – next Sunday evening (19th Nov)

This is a heads up that our monthly praise service will be on the 19th Nov at 6pm. Nancy will lead us in worship and Steve Lancaster will be sharing testimony of God’s goodness and answers to prayer during his recent trip to Israel.

You made it to the end! 🙂

Regular activities

  • Junior Church at the 9.15 and 11.15 services. More volunteers are needed to enable this ministry to continue. You don’t necessarily have to teach and it won’t be every Sunday. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. If you feel you can serve in this way, please complete the form here so that the necessary safeguarding checks can be done.
  • Our Community Money Advice service is available by appointment for anybody who is struggling with debt problems. Do get in touch if you would like help and advice in this area. Tel. 07895 716485.
  • Prayer for Missions & the Persecuted Church: the first Tuesday of every month, 7.45pm on Zoom. Contact the office for login details.
  • Women’s Bible Study: we meet on the last Monday every month from 7.30pm.
  • Souper Friday Café: Friday mornings from 10am-1pm. Come and enjoy a free drink, cake and soup. Open for help with food items to take away too. Speak to Colin W, Esther A, Joan C or Jo S for more information.
  • Ark Children’s Service: last Saturday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm during term-time only.
  • Mum’s Bible Study: Monday mornings between 9.30am-11.30am (term-time only). For more information speak to Christine C or Vicki K.
  • Toddlers: Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am during term-time only.
  • FLAGS (Fun Learning About God and Scripture): Wednesdays at 4.30-5.30pm during term time. For Primary School-aged children.
  • Hang out: a fun fellowship group for KS2 children, meeting on the second Sunday of the month from 4.00-5.30pm.
  • Life groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
  • Youth Groups – contact Dan for further details.

Please send items for next week’s notices to Ruth at by 12 noon on Wednesday.