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PARKING IN HILPERTON
We are very grateful to the Lion and Fiddle in Hilperton who have given permission for people attending the 8.00am and 10.00am services in St Michael's to use their car park.
 
AIR AMBULANCE CHAPLAIN
Rev John Rees, The Canalside Rector is now also chaplain to Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which is based in Semington. He is doing a sponsored walk along the Canal on 1st and 2nd October to raise money for the Air Ambulance and towards building improvements at St George's and St Michael's. Sponsor forms are in the churches, or get in touch with John or Michael Gamble (details at Contact Us) to sponsor him.
 
MESSY CHURCH
In Hilperton School on Saturday 29th September from 11.00am - 1.00pm. Please register if you want to come so we have enough food for everyone. Details can be found at Messy Church
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A FESTIVAL CHOIR
A Festival Choir is now rehearsing on Monday evenings in St Mary Magdalen's Church in Horse Road. Initially the plan is for the choir to sing at our Harvest and Christmas Services but it would be great if we could continue beyond that, maybe on a monthly basis. Singers of all abilities welcome so come on why not give it a go. To find out more please contact Mary Tapping 07453285898 marytapping@hotmail.com
  
TREE FEST

December is a long way off, but we are planning an exciting event for the beginning of that month! If you would like to take part in St Michael's Tree Fest, click Tree Fest for full details. Do save the dates in your diary - 1st and 2nd December.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday 25th September
Morning Prayer 8:30am, St Marys Horse Road
Prayer Group 2:30pm
Contact Catherine Warr for details of venue. 
Bellringing practice 7:30pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Fellowship Group 7:30pm, 32 Hulbert Close Hilperton
Wednesday 26th September
Morning Prayer 9:00am, St Michael's Hilperton
Communion and Coffee 10:00am, St Michael's Room Hilperton Church
Thursday 27th September
Morning Prayer 9:45am, St George's Semington
Choir Practice 6:00pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Saturday 29th September
Messy Church 11:00am-1:00pm, Hilperton School
Sunday 30th September
Benefice Communion and Celebration of Ministry 10:00am, St Michael's Hilperton
During the Service we will celebrate the many diverse roles of ministry in our Benefice and give thanks on their retirement for the years of Service given by Eric Curtis as Lay Pastoral Assistant and by Jim Banks as organist. On completion of their training as Lay Worship Leaders we will also celebrate with Dawn Farmer & Stuart Raymond who will be commissioned for that role at a special service in Christ Church Bradford on Avon at 3pm today.
Baptism service 11:45am, St Michael's Hilperton
LWL Commissioning Service 3:00pm, Christ Church Bradford on Avon
Commissioning of Dawn Farmer and Stuart Raymond as Lay Worship Leaders.
Monday 1st October
John's sponsored walk
Tuesday 2nd October
John's sponsored walk
Morning Prayer 8:30am, St Marys Horse Road
Prayer Group 2:30pm
Contact Catherine Warr for details of venue. 
Bellringing practice 7:30pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Fellowship Group 7:30pm, 32 Hulbert Close Hilperton
Wednesday 3rd October
Morning Prayer 9:00am, St Michael's Hilperton
Communion and Coffee 10:00am, St Michael's Room Hilperton Church
Thursday 4th October
Morning Prayer 9:45am, St George's Semington
Let's Do Lunch 12:00pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Booking in advance needed. Please contact Anthea Hughes on 01225 760275
Choir Practice 6:00pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Friday 5th October
Staverton Cygnets Toddler Group 9:15am-10:45am, Staverton Village Hall
A group for preschool children and their parents/carers. There will be toys, activities, story time and snacks for the children and an opportunity to chat over a cup of tea or coffee for the adults.
The charge will be £2 per family to cover costs.
Sunday 7th October
Holy Communion 8:00am, St Michael's Hilperton
Holy Communion 9:30am, St George's Semington
Together in Worship with Baptisms 10:00am, St Michael's Hilperton
Harvest Festival 4:00pm, St Mary's Horse Road Hilperton Marsh
With members of the Scout and Guide Movements

For Your Diary

Tuesday 9th October
Prayer Group 2:30pm
Contact Catherine Warr for details of venue. 
Bellringing practice 7:30pm, St Michael's Hilperton
Fellowship Group 7:30pm, 32 Hulbert Close Hilperton
Wednesday 10th October
Communion and Coffee 10:00am, St Michael's Room Hilperton Church
Thursday 11th October
Friendship Group 2:30pm-4:00pm, St Marys Horse Road Hilperton Marsh
An informal gathering to chat over a cup of tea or coffee, play board games, bring knitting etc