IS THERE MORE TO LIFE?
The 2017 Frome Area Christians Together ALPHA course will be held at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Frome and is not many weeks away!
It starts on Wednesday 20th September at 7.15pm with an introductory meal and a brilliant guest speaker and runs for 10 weeks. This year we will be using the new ALPHA Film series which has had great reviews. Watch the trailer:
|Alpha Film Series // Promo
The Alpha Film Series will take you on an epic journey exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Find an Alpha near you: http://alpha.org/try
You can come to the first meeting with no obligation to attend the whole course.
All are welcome. Do come – and invite your friends! It’s a wonderful way for anyone with or without a faith to explore life and Christianity in an open, friendly and informal environment.
Each evening there will be a meal, a short talk and discussion in small groups.
To find out more contact Phil Gray email@example.com
or Lesley Owen 01373 462586
Alpha Course dates Autumn 2017:
20th September Introduction
27th September Who is Jesus?
4th October Why did Jesus die?
11th October How can I have faith?
18th October Why & how do I pray?
25th October Half Term – No Alpha
1st November Why & how do I read the Bible?
8th November How does God guide?
15th November How can I resist evil?
22nd November Does God heal today?
29th November What about Church?
6th December Question time – Guest Panel
with bring & share meal
Chris Gilson and Jack Champness are running a worship event at 6:30pm on Sunday evening 2 July in the church. A church band will lead us in worship and there will be space for prayer and testimonies. Come along if you want a chance to spend some time in worship and resting in God’s presence. Spirit break out!
Emily Fuller & Sara Coffield recently received Graham’s blessing during the 10.45 service, to take on the ministry of helping coordinate more social events amongst the members of Holy Trinity and the community it outreaches to. Their vision is to assist with building more friendship and fun in the love of Christ, in response to Justin Welby’s recent suggestion that we have “more fun and less meetings!”
Emily regularly organises ceilidhs and is keen to kick off with a picnic, Sara would like to encourage more films, walks, clothes swaps and regular “My Cup Runneth Over” evenings etc. but if none of that sounds of interest to you, please feel free to share your ideas and get involved!
Contact Emily on 07770 680607 and Sara on 07763 654803 or say hello at church.
Frome Festival Opportunities
Do you, like me, find inviting a friend to church scary? Well during the festival there are a lot of really enjoyable events in Frome churches. One of these should suit your friend.
Viola and accordion – event 703 – St Katherine’s
Chamber choir – event 711 – Christ Church (and further music throughout the festival)
Meditation – event 1003 – Christ Church
Songs with a story to tell – event 1206 – St John’s ( for a foretaste hear the 2015 festival show http://frome.fm/programmes/talk-features/songs-of-freedom/ )
Pop and jazz on the organ – event 1509 – Wesley Methodist Church
Revolting Rhymes Live – event 1512 – Trinity Church
Opera – event 1519 – Trinity Church
Baroque Instruments – event 1618 – The Tin Church
and even Choral Evensong as Jane Austin would have known it – event 1613 – St John’s (includes prayers written by the lady herself)
St. John’s is open throughout and featuring the parables.
…….and too late for the brochure so I am putting it in bold
Burne-Jones Windows – Trinity Church –
To explain more about the history and significance of the windows Trinity Church are presenting guided tours during the festival.
Event 1015 Monday 10/7/17 2-3pm
Event 1016 Monday 10/7/17 7.30-8.30pm
Event 1215 Wednesday 12/7/17 2-3pm
A prayer for the festival:
Thank-you Father for all the enjoyment we can share at the festival. Bless each person who enters a church with a glimpse of your reality. Help us Christian people to “come out” with our story.
SPECTACULAR STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
Nine Burne-Jones/William Morris windows and three Burne-Jones windows all in one place!
“Why is such a priceless, national treasure to be found in a tiny back street of Frome?”
“Why did Burne-Jones and William Morris in particular want to come to Frome of all places?”
“What links these windows to a former Prime Minister?”
“Do the windows have any wider purpose than ‘simply’ portraying fine craftsmanship? “
To find the answers to these questions and to hear more about the history and significance of the windows, do come along to a guided talk during Frome Arts Festival in Holy Trinity Church on
Monday 10th July at 2pm and AGAIN at 7.30pm
Wednesday 12th July at 2pm
Holy Trinity church, Frome
Weds 10 May.
Men’s Curry night at Frome Town FC 7.00 for 7.30pm. £10.
An excellent speaker: Andrew Wingfield Digby (founder of Christians in Sport).
Please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place/for info.
A Monk’s Tale
Saturday 8th April 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Frome BA11 3DE
Tickets £7.50 from the Church Office or at the door
From the team that brought you The God Particle comes a brand new show for 2017 about Martin Luther. For people who aren’t quite sure which Luther we’re meant to be celebrating. (Lex? Or the TV detective?)
With a feeling of Horrible Histories and Reduced Shakespeare, the play uses The Canterbury Tales format and a bit of Wolf Hall to help the audience understand the unfamiliar medieval mindset, and the events of the Reformation.
Even though the play is light, accessible and funny, it does not shy away from the specifics of relics, indulgences, purgatory and the theology of the Reformers who are wrestling with the question of how anyone can have access to God in a fallen world.
As the play unfolds, the audience will be entertained, informed and challenged.
Suitable for all ages, Protestants, Catholics & sceptics alike.
UK-wide tour Sept-Nov 2017. https://www.amonkstale.net/
The following dates and speakers have been arranged for 2017, each evening to be held at Frome Town FC 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Ending at 9.15/9.30pm.
Wednesday 29 March
Revd Andy Bowerman. Andy lives in Rode. He is Co-Executive Director of Anglican Alliance working closely with Justin Welby; Southampton FC Chaplain; House for Duty vicar in Rode. He travels widely in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.
Wednesday 10 May
Revd Andrew Wingfield Digby. He is the founder of Christians in Sport and was the England cricket chaplain/chaplain to the Olympic team for many years. He played cricket for Oxford University and Dorset.
Wednesday 12 July
James Cary. James is an author and playwright. His writes for the BBC, has produced plays which have toured the UK and received accolades at the Edinburgh Festival. He is very funny! He serves on General Synod, grew up in Beckington, educated at Frome College and now lives in Yeovil. His latest play, to be performed at Spring Harvest and New Wine this year is: A Monk’s Tale: Relics, Revolt and Reformation! It’s a Reduced-Shakespeare-Horrible-Histories style comedy, with a bit of the Canterbury tales thrown in. Suitable for all ages – and written for audiences who don’t even know which Luther we’re talking about. And probably don’t even know about the original one!
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Luther launching the Reformation.
Wednesday 18 October
Ian Gibbons. Ian is an Associate Director working for Trowbridge County Council. A committed Christian and worship leader, he is heavily involved with the whole process of ‘transforming community.’
Each of these evenings promises to be excellent value and offer ideal opportunities to bring along friends and neighbours. Meals cost £10 which covers cost of speaker, food, venue and gift to staff. A choice of curries is offered. Book dates in your diary and start praying! Further details to come.