29th January

TODAY – The Presentation of Christ in The Temple

8.00am Traditional quiet Communion
10.00am Worship with Communion

Malachi 3 vv 1-10;
Hebrews 2 vv 14-end;
Luke 2 vv 22-40

Collections will be for Taunton Association for the Homeless

Prayer Focus: Pray for wisdom and discernment for the interview process to find a new incumbent and for all those preparing for the interviews.

10am Worship with Holy Communion
After the 10am service there will the usual coffee, tea, squash and biscuits, in the Hall.

All Welcome


Monday 30th January 7.30pm PCC Meet the Interview Candidates

Tuesday 31st January
8.00am Holy Communion with the Archdeacon and Interview Candidates
10.00am Holy Communion Service

Sunday 5th February The 3rd Sunday Before Lent ; Education Sunday

Services: 8.00am Traditional quiet Communion Service

Readings: Isaiah 40 vv 21-end; 1 Corinthians 9 vv 16-23; Mark 1 vv 29-39

10.00am Worship with Communion when we are joined by Young People and Staff from Bishop Henderson School.

Readings: 1 Corinthians 12 vv 12-37; Mark 10 vv 13-16
Collections will be for The Hands of Compassion School, ZambiaPrayer Focus: Pray for a greater understanding of Rights respecting childhood

Due to illness, the Church office may be closed during the week. If you need to speak to anyone, please contact Jenny, Geoff or Hilary.


Helen Needs, a Year 4 teacher from Bishop Henderson School is making a visit to the Hands of Compassion School in Ndola, Zambia. BHS has a link with this school and a Zambian teacher will visit Taunton in May. Helen is allowed an excess baggage allowance and the school is collecting clothes and underwear, as well as pencils and small equipment for use by primary school children. If you would like to donate anything for Helen to take, please leave it in the box at the back of the church behind the font, by 7th February. Thank You. Our collections on 5th February will also go to The Hands of Compassion School. For further information, please talk to Jenny Jeffery.

You are invited to a candlelit evening of ‘Musical Memories’ sung by the Taunton Amateur Operatic Society, with buffet Supper to follow, at the Albermarle Centre on Friday 17th February at 7.30pm. Tickets £10.00 from Chris Knapman tel 335303. All proceeds to Cancer Research UK.

The last ‘Soup Lunch’ of this winter in aid of the Hall Refurbishment Fund will take place on Saturday 11th February at 12.15 til 1.30pm. Please do come and join in – selection of home made soups and fellowship!

A ‘Lent Soup Lunch’ will take place on Saturday 10th March – with the proceeds being donated to Christian Aid

The ‘Soup Lunches’ will then take a break until next Autumn We hope that you have enjoyed them.


This annual event will be held at Silver Street Baptist Church on Saturday, 18th. February from 10.00 a.m. until 12 noon. Please look through your bookshelves to see if you have any books you can contribute. Books can be taken to the Parish office nearer the time. Offers of help both the night before and on the day will be very welcome. Very many thanks, Helen Price.

Jonathan Veira One-Man-Show
Saturday 18th February 7.30pm at Queen’s College Theatre.

Apparently JV was on Good Morning Sunday again last week! He’s a busy chap. We’re really fortunate to have this international star coming to Taunton. To buy tickets, £10.00 each (students £5.00), or for more information call Chris Doyle on 271223 or see him after church, or email jvtaunton2012@sky.com Do order or buy before the day to avoid disappointment. It will be a really good show and a great opportunity to invite Christian and non-Christian friends along.

Any profits will be shared between St Georges, St James and TEARFund.

Taunton Christian Aid Booksale. This annual event will be held at Silver Street Baptist Church on Saturday 18th February from 10.00am until 12 noon. Please look through your bookshelves to see if you have any books you can contribute. Books can be taken to the Parish office nearer the time. Offers of help both the night before and on the day will be very welcome. Very many thanks, Helen Price

Taunton Association for the Homeless is holding a fund raising concert at the Tacchi Morris Centre at 7.30pm on Saturday 11th February, featuring the ladies chorus Fascinating Rhythm, with special guests gold medal ladies quartet Havoc, and the male quartet,The 4getmenots. Tickets are available for £10.00 (£8.00 concessions) from the Tacchi Morris Box Office 01823 414141 or www.tacchi-morris.com

HELP a young person and prevent homelessness. YMCA Somerset Home Projects are seeking voluntary drivers to drive young people to their host placements within the Taunton Deane and Sedgemoor area. Volunteers will be reimbursed for their mileage expenses. To learn more, please phone Routes 01278 726000 ext 241, email info@bridgwaterymca.org

Website www.bridgwaterymca.org


A week of Guided Prayer for Lent – Taunton Area Churches Monday 19th March – Saturday 24th March.

This is a diocesan resource which offers the opportunity for people to explore their relationship with God in a short period of guided prayer. In this period you could have the opportunity to meet with someone, outside the benefice and in complete confidence, who is trained to listen, encourage and support you.

The week will open with and introductory meeting at 7.00pm on Monday 19th. If you would like to know more, please contact

The Rev’d Jane Eastell – Diocesan Advisor in Spirituality tel 01823 321069 jane.eastell@bathwells.anglican.org

The Rev’d Ann Fulton – Tel 01823 451257, kbcparishes@btinternet.com

Revd Dr Russ Parker will be visiting Taunton Baptist Church on Sunday 29 January 2012 at the evening service 6.30pm. This is a regular Service with a special opportunity for prayer ministry for healing. He will be leading the service and available for prayer ministry himself along with the Silver Street team.

Russ Parker has been Director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation since 1995, which exists to resource and educate the church in the Christian Healing Ministry.


has launched a 50/50 project to raise money for the famine relief in East Africa (http://5050.gd) 50 projects have been launched in 50 days including our son’s girlfriend’s project, the Pound Store (www.poundstore.co.uk) It is an online shop selling products at life saving prices for the East African famine e.g baby, medicine, food products. Any resemblance to Tesco online is purely coincidental! UNICEF is hoping to raise £1million for the famine relief.

Judith & Nigel Pickles


If anyone has a few quarry tiles that match the ones in the hall entrance please contact Perry or the office. Thanks.


0800Traditional Communion

1000Communion with a mixture of traditional & contemporary worship

09501st Sunday of the month
Young People's meeting in Hall or Church - for those aged 4 - 14 year.

1600 Evening Worship in church or residential homes – see weekly Newsboard


1000Holy Communion at church

14303rd Tuesday
Holy Communion at Mountbatten Nursing Home


14302nd Wednesday
Holy Communion at Churchill Way Hall

15004th Wednesday
Holy Communion at Elizabeth House.


11002nd Thursday
Holy Communion at St George's Residential Home