Christchurch Methodist Church

Springfield Road, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN40 2BX

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Our Minister will be taking a Sabbatical break from her duties between the period 4/3/2019 to 10/6/2019.
In her absence please contact Barry Turnwell (Church Treasurer) 01424 216456, or Peter Watson (Senior Steward). Where appropriate, enquiries will be passed to the Rev. Peggy Heim who will have pastoral oversight for Christchurch until Tricia returns.


May I start by thanking Harvey Conely for his editorship of the Newsletter following the sad passing of David Burgess. He has done an excellent job and we know that he will shortly be joining University to continue his studies. We wish him every success and again thank him for all his work.

We are delighted that Mrs Wendy Dennis has agreed to temporarily step into the Editor’s shoes and are so pleased that the Newsletter will continue. Many years ago Wendy was the editor and so is well versed in the procedures each month. If you have an item for the newsletter please direct them to Wendy at wendydennis@btinternet.com. Charys will continue to compile the monthly diary that is to be found on the centre pages of each issue.

There is an advert on TV that talks ‘about the M word’ – money to you and me! The Annual Church Meeting will have passed as you read this (it was on 30th April) and I do hope that it was well attended and that you were able to raise your suggestions, compliments and complaints – and offers to take on some further responsibility.

I was able to make an update on the church finances and to express appreciation for all the giving at Christchurch – both in money and in kind. Hopefully you have been able to read the Annual Report, kindly compiled by Jill Read, and this shows not only the annual accounts but a summary of all the work and witness of our church and members.

We have just passed the end of another tax year and Steve is busy filling in our claim form to recover Gift Aid tax – a very necessary boost to our finances.

It is very sad that the Rev Ian Pruden, our Superintendent Minister, has had to relinquish his role in our circuit with immediate effect. Both he and wife, Lis, have suffered from poor health and, in thanking him for all that he has done in our circuit, we wish them both improved health, and happiness in the future. Our own pastoral minister, the Rev Tricia Williams, remains on her sabbatical and our third circuit minister (Rev Peggy Heim) is now our Superintendent Minister (I hope that you are following this!!).

At our premises on May 2nd the hall will be used as a Polling Centre (it has also been provisionally booked for another election on May 23rd!) Many of our neighbours visit our facilities and I try to ensure that all posters etc are in good order and attractive.

May 25th – 27th sees the 31st annual Festival of Flowers and we need everyone to help with this large venture. Please see Chris Cox or Wendy Gorham with your offers of help, and we also want plenty of goods for the various stalls. It should be a wonderful occasion when we receive many, many visitors.

Angel Yarn Bomb
We are planning a yarn bomb for Christmas 2019! To explain, we are encouraging anyone who would like to, to knit angels from this simple pattern. On a set day near to Christmas, they will be ‘released’ in public places all around the town and Sidley, with a label attached to explain they come with blessings from Christchurch, and that they may be taken home with our love!
Further details from Chris Cox: chriscox60@hotmail.com

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