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Dear Friends
 
Here is the January edition of the ‘Tell the Church’ Bulletin which is emailed to as many people as possible who are connected to churches in the Taunton area. It is produced by Taunton Team Chaplaincy which counts it a privilege to serve the churches and wider community in a variety of contexts.
 
We are eager to receive information about and dates of events organised by local Christians and on occasions we will include details of other activities that might be of interest to members of local congregations. 

Please use the information as you feel helpful in your church notices, newsletters and community engagement.  If you don’t already receive this bulletin direct and wish to do so please send us your email address. We have created a bulletin for all the dates  which can be reproduced for use in Churches.
 
The information here is reproduced on a dedicated ‘Tell the Church’ page on our website. Simply save the following link and visit it whenever you want to know what is going on in and beyond various churches in the town: Tell the Church Web Page If you are a new recipient please see the notes at the foot of the bulletin.
 
The deadline for including information in next month’s edition is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 30th January. Anything that we receive beyond that date will be put on our Facebook and Twitter Page.
 
Thank you for sharing this information among the wider church family.

Adrian
 
Adrian Prior-Sankey MBE
Lead Chaplain, on behalf of Taunton Team Chaplaincy
E: leadchaplain@tauntonteamchaplaincy.org  M: 07581 424 420
 
In this Edition:
WHAT'S ON

Starting Sunday 13th January - J24 are running an Alpha group.

(J24 is associated with Creech St Michael Baptist Church)
We will use the latest videos.Sunday afternoons 4.00-5.30pm,
Starting 13th January, We shall meet at Stockmoor Lodge near junction 24 on the M5. 
Anyone is welcome. Further information from Kathryn, email: j24horizon@yahoo.com


Throughout the world, Christians have, for decades now, set aside the week (or octave) of 18th-25th January as a time to pray for Christian unity. People from the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches work together each year with the churches in a particular place to prepare material for the week. In 2019 the material for prayer comes from the churches in Indonesia, a community who have recently been working so hard together after the recent tsunami. It is a privilege to be able to pray together for Christians who share our faith but who live it in a very different context from ours. 
In 2019 we shall mark the week in Taunton by holding a short service each day in a different church. We will worship in a wide variety of churches, including Pentecostal, Roman Catholic and Anglican. Everyone is welcome to any or all of the services. On every day (except the Sunday) the services will be at 1pm, for no more than half an hour. This is a great opportunity to explore the churches of Taunton, to welcome one another and to pray together in ways that reflect our diversity and our unity. It is also a good moment to seek wisdom about how we can deepen our unity, in faith and action. May God bless the week of prayer.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Taunton Schedule
 
Day      Church            Time   
Day One   Fri 18th Jan Canon Street Pentecostal Church
Canon St, Taunton TA1 1SN
1pm
Day Two   Sat 19th Jan Holy Trinity Church
15 Trinity St, Taunton TA1 3JG
1pm
Day Three Sunday 20th Jan North Street Congregational Church
33 North St, Taunton TA1 1LW           
7pm
Day Four Monday 21st Jan United Reformed Church   
18 Paul St, Taunton TA1 3PF  
1pm
Day Five Tuesday 22nd Jan St George’s Roman Catholic Church
Billet St, Taunton TA1 3NG    
1pm
Day Six Wednesday 23rd Jan St John’s Church
Park St, Taunton TA1 4DG
1pm
Day Seven Thursday 24th Jan  St George’s Wilton
Fons George, Taunton TA1 3JT
1pm
Day Eight Friday 25th Jan Temple Methodist Church
Upper High St, Taunton TA1 3PY
1pm

Sunday 27th January - Taunton Quakers will be marking International Holocaust Memorial Day with a vigil in the High Street from 12.30 to 1.00. All are welcome to join us.

Sunday 27th January - The January B1 together service starts at 7pm and feature John Lalgee as it's guest speakerJohn resides in Kenosha, WI, USA, where he serves as an apostle over the family of churches in One Church Ministries (currently numbering seven in USA, Germany and the UK, including Living Light Christian Church in Taunton and Living Light Christian Church in Wellington). He has also been instrumental in the development of B1 in Taunton since its inception. John is originally from the North West of England. He is married to Kim and they have 4 children
 
                           

Monday 28th January - Holocaust Memorial Day event to be held at St Johns at 12:30pm



Thursday 31st January - St James Players will be performing a Pantomime,  Jack and the Beanstalk on Thursday Jan 31st to Saturday Feb 2nd at St. James Church Taunton.7.30 Thursday and Friday, 5pm Matinee on Saturday. Tickets £5 (£2.50 children 4-16). Available from the church office or Jenny on 07796248369. Proceed to the Besom in Taunton and the Conquest Centre
 



Saturday 2nd February - Christians in Politics Event
These are both challenging and exciting times in poliitics! There are wonderful opportunities  for Christians to step up and be Salt and Light in both local and national politics. If you're a Christian and involved in local or national government, or interested in becoming involved in poliitics, you won't want to miss the Christians In Politics (CiPOL) 'Influence Tour' event in Taunton on 2 Feb. It's free but please register. Details in the flyers are here for the afternoon event and here for the evening event
For more info about the Influence Tour go to Christians in Politics - Events

Charity Art Exhibition 4th - 16th February.
Scenes of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall at Taunton Library in aid of Taunton Street Pastors and Taunton Team Chaplaincy. Illustrate a country scene in any medium. You may sell your picture (commission free). More details and entry form from Tim Bowers at timjbow@icloud.com

Saturday 30th March - Taunton Student Mission Day at North Street Church, Taunton
Fusion work alongside churches to see every student and young person encounter and know Christ!
This event will include:
- Stories of student mission around the UK
- Discover your mission style (missionstyles.org)
- Evangelism equipping (three circles, treasure hunt, prophetic prayer on the streets, sharing your testimony)
- Discipling new Christians, raising leaders and multiplying small groups.
- Street mission
We believe God is doing a great work in Taunton. We are coming from Manchester to sow in to this work to see students saved and belong in Church families, it will be great to meet you!
This is a free event open to anyone who has a heart to reach young adults and students.
Please book online as soon as you know you can come. 
https://fusion.eventcube.io/events/15649/taunton-student-mission-day
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/199504237555174/ 
We would love to include as many events as we can in our Tell the Church Bulletin. Please email tellthechurch@tauntonteamchaplaincy.org with all the details.
We have produced a leaflet which can be used alongside church newsletters or magazines. Click on the button to view and print.
Tell the Church January 2019 Newsletter
NEWS

The latest newsletter from CHARIS Refugees can be found here (NB we have obtained permission to share this in Tell the Church)


ROC Taunton Deane
Redeeming Our Communities is a national charity which aims to bring statutory agencies, volunteer groups, churches and faith groups together to form new volunteer-led projects to address a variety of social needs.
ROC Taunton Deane was launched in September 2018 at a “ROC conversation” attended by over 200 people. It was clear from that discussion that there is a lot already happening in Taunton, which is great. We would like to put together a directory of existing community activity: what is already happening, when and where it takes place and who to contact for more information.
As you will appreciate, this is an enormous task, and one we would like your help with! Please could you provide us with a copy of your weekly newsletter, parish magazine or other circular in which you publicise information about the groups that are meeting at your church buildings, including for example Mother and Toddler Groups, Youth Clubs, Lunch Clubs and Friendship groups.
Copies should be sent by email to: michellefox@roctauntondeane.org
Thank you for your help!

 
 
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE VOLUNTARILY
Your Spare Room could change someone’s life
How do you use your spare room? A place to store the laundry or an under-used exercise bike?
Why not give that room an amazing purpose - a foster home.
The number of children in care in Somerset is rising – currently over 500 need our help. We need more foster carers than ever, to give as many children as possible a better life 
Brandon and Josh have been fostered for over seven years now and can't thanks their foster carers enough.
“When we first came to Dave and Paula’s house we were really scared, our lives were all over the place. They gave us love, stability and made us feel safe. They treat us just like their own children. We are in a much better place now and looking forward to a brighter future – Dave and Paula say we can stay as long as we like.”

Stepping in now stops young people ending up on the streets
If you’d love to help a young person but don’t have the time to commit to fostering – ask about being a ‘Stepping Stone’. This involves renting a room out and offering guidance to young care leavers over 16, to provide them with a ‘stepping stone’ to adulthood while they begin studies or start a career.
Sue in Frome has been a ‘Stepping Stone’ for over a year now:
“After my divorce my kids had gone off to university and the house felt really lonely. I love knowing I’m making someone else life better, but also enjoy having the company and a young person around again.”
Ryan has grown up in care and would like to urge anyone who can help support a young person to come forward: “Life is difficult. Knowing there’s a safety net behind you makes such a difference. Give an opportunity, a step up the ladder of life and you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you helped someone realise their full potential”.
 
For info on fostering and lots more real stories from foster carers and children.
Call 0800 587 9900, visit www. fosteringinsomerset.org.uk or come to an information evening: www.fosteringinsomerset.org.uk/events.
Help us spread the word: Like us on Facebook @fosteringinsomerset, follow us on twitter @fostersomerset
 
Did you know some fostering agencies make a profit – we do not.
You can make the greatest difference to children's lives by fostering directly with your local council. Many foster cares choose us or transfer to us because they prefer working with a ‘not for profit’ service. We channel our energies into a competitive fee for you, great training and support from our team and extra rewards when you foster with us.

STREET PASTORS are recruiting new members willing to serve in Taunton and/or Bridgwater to respond to the numbers of contractors moving into the area due to the Hinkley C development. A Training course will be run in Spring 2019. Please contact Coordinator Adrian Prior-Sankey on Taunton@streetpastors.org.uk if you wish to receive more information.

 

WELCOMING THE STRANGER:  TWR-Taunton Welcomes Refugees is three years old and so far has provided intensive support to 12 Syrian Families. We have worked in Taunton, Bridgwater & Wellington, and in partnership with the local authorities and many other agencies including local employers. We would welcome new people interested in supporting the existing families and the new families that are expected in 2019. The roles are varied but the key need is to join one of the groups of 6-7 people around each individual family. Specialist skills such as English Language teaching are also welcome. If you live a more rural area, perhaps you could join the network providing days out & other activities. Please contact Chris Waddilove at tauntonwelcomesrefugees@gmail.com or 07490 917991. The Bishop of Taunton is our Patron.
 
Musgrove Hospital Spiritual Care team are looking to recruit extra volunteers. We particularly need volunteers who can distribute Communion to patients at their bedside on a Sunday Morning or be available to help in the service in the Chapel. Currently most volunteers do this one Sunday a month so that they are still able to attend their own church regularly.
If you think this is something you might be interested in, please email chaplains@tst.nhs.uk or ring 01823 342515 and ask to speak to our lead chaplain Rev’d Julia French or Nicki Bradford to arrange an informal discussion.

Taunton Area Debt Advice - Increased demand for our services is causing Taunton Area Debt Advice to expand. Specifically, we are looking for new volunteers to train as debt advisers. If you are interested in finding our more, contact Graham Reid on 07850 463996.

Prayer Pastors – Members of local churches are asked to commit themselves to pray for the work of Taunton Street and School Pastors. Those who wish to attend the Saturday night prayer base once a month any time between 9.30 pm and 3 am will be particularly welcome. A prayer meeting also takes place at North Street Church from 1 pm – 2 pm every second Tuesday in the month and everyone is welcome to drop in. For further details please contact our Prayer Coordinator Laura Glass via email Taunton@streetpastors.org.uk

School Pastors - Taunton Academy’s School Pastors team is seeking new recruits for its support of pupils in term time. A full training programme will be offered.  Contact Marcus Paul via marcus_kpaul@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

The Besom in Taunton continues to grow, providing more opportunities for Christians wanting to use their God-given gifting in practical ways, and thereby serve increasing numbers of our disadvantaged neighbours. Praise God! The Lord is providing more opportunities for Christians to witness to the community through more key workers and social working agencies calling on, and relying on, The Besom for help. As demand increases, so do the opportunities for local Christians to use whatever gifting they have been given to serve the Lord through this ministry. Please email Elaine at besomtaunton@gmail.com or call her on 07432 629444 to find out how you can get involved. 

Could you be a Chaplain?
We are actively seeking new team members to cover a wide spectrum of situations.
Take a look at our web site www.tauntonteamchaplaincy.org to find out more.

We welcome expressions of interest to join our existing chaplains supporting workers in shops and offices, residents and staff in care homes and the general public in the town centre shopping areas, parks and open spaces and to cover a few hours to extend the opening times at the Chaplaincy Offices in the Market House.We particularly need more volunteers to work alongside our chaplains to the homeless and vulnerable and to fill vacancies at Gotton Manor Care Home and Open Door Day Centre.
 
All applicants must have been a committed member of their church for over a year and have the support of their minister/church leader. Please email us or call to chat if any of these opportunities are of interest to you.  
 
Simply contact Adrian Prior-Sankey, our Lead Chaplain, at leadchaplain@tauntonteamchaplaincy.org  call 07581 424 420 or pop in if you are passing when our ‘welcome’ sign is outside - We’re on the first floor of the Market House accessed from the doors opposite Starbucks café.  
 
Prayer partners - Taunton Team Chaplaincy is supported by friends who receive a fortnightly prayer bulletin. If you would like to be added to this list of Christians who pray for situations encountered by the chaplains please email your name and email address to Adrian Prior-Sankey at leadchaplain@tauntonteamchaplaincy.org
 
Trustees - Taunton Team Chaplaincy is looking for additional trustees to join the board of this local Christian charity and to help with the direction of this exciting ministry. It has been operating for 8+ years and continues to grow. If feel you have a calling to helping in this way and would like to know more, please contact the Chair of Trustees, Andy Hall at scc.chaplain@gmail.com for an informal, no obligation chat. 
 
 
REGULAR ACTIVITIES
The Hive Cafe at Trull Church Community Centre. Teas, coffees, hot chocolate, homemade cakes and light lunches are served by our wonderful team of local volunteers. All are welcome.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm. Saturday 10am – 2pm.


Prayer of Silence- There is a regular “prayer of silence” prayer group at St George’s Catholic Centre on the 2nd and 4th Monday mornings of the month except Bank Holidays) from 1015am. All are welcome.
 





Friendship Group – Priorswood Community Centre, First Tuesday of the Month, 3-4pm.
Cooperative Funeral Care host a group for those who have been affected by a bereavement. It is a place to have a tea or coffee and a supportive chat with their caring and experienced staff.
 
Taunton Memory Café and Singing for the Brain – takes place at St James’ Church Hall on alternate Tuesdays from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. For more information contact the Alzheimer’s Society on 01278 663 760 or organiser Carol Sweeting on 07850 928 905.

Dementia Friendly Communion Services are hosted on a Tuesday morning by St James’ Church each month at 10.30 am for 20 minutes. For further details please contact: Carol Sweeting on 07850 928 905 or Kate Taylor on 01823 619 739
 
Transformation Prayer Group - A group from various Taunton Churches meets to pray for the town and its spiritual revival on the second Tuesday of every month from 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm at St James’ Church. Everyone is welcome to come along. Further details available from Andy Hall via scc.chaplain@gmail.com 07817 680436/ 01823 274 656. This initiative was inspired by the ‘Transformation Videos’ which are being shown monthly on Fridays at North Street Church – Read the story here and see the diary dates for details. 

Coffee Connect - A monthly coffee morning of fellowship and fun, run especially for those who find themselves on their own during the day. Coffee Connects meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10.30am – 12noon in the East Hall at Trull Church Community Centre. 

Busy Bees Craft Group - This friendly group meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 1pm – 3pm, to create a huge variety of different craft work. All welcome at Trull Church Community Centre. 
 



 
Meet and Sing – Rowbarton Methodist Church, Alternate Wednesdays 10.30-12noon
'Singing for fun' - for anyone who would like some company, for carers and those they support. A gentle social time to chat, sing, or to listen, drink coffee/tea and eat cake! Just come along, or contact 01823 334854 
 
A prayer time is held at 10 am every Wednesday morning in the prayer room of Taunton Team Chaplaincy’s offices at the Market House. Members of local churches are welcome to join us for all or part of the hour during which we pray for the town and the people we meet.
 
Mothers’ Union meetings at St Mary Magdalene Church – take place in the Coffee Shop area of the Church at 2.30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month and welcome everyone. For more information please contact Rosemary Sage on 01823 276 797.
 





Drop into Silence – Taunton Friends host a "Drop into Silence' at the Quaker Meeting House in Bath Place every Thursday between 12.30 and 1.30 pm.  Visitors can drop in for as long or as short a period as they like. In the welcome area there will be a Friend dispensing tea coffee and biscuits, and happy to chat, for anyone that wants to eat their sandwiches there. Contact Lynn on 01823 327 530 or 07594 562 270 or email lynn@tauntonmeetinghouse.co.uk for further information.
 
Peer Support Group - First Thursday of every month in Taunton, Third Thursday in Bridgwater 7.30-9.30 pm
The group provides a safe and confidential space for anyone to attend that has been bereaved by suicide. Meetings are held at:
Taunton - Thursday 3rd January Bridgwater - Thursday 17th January
Mind in Somerset
Sussex Lodge
44 Station Road
Taunton
TA1 1NS
The Snug (double fronted shop on the corner)
7 East Quay
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 5AZ
Parking available in Belvedere Road car park. The best free car park is a 2 minute walk away and it's free after 6, it's by the job centre at TA6 3HG.  The shop still has part of old sign on it saying 'We buy We sell We trade'.  Also you can park in Asda but only for 2 hours.
Facilitated by: Susan Hoyle Facilitated by: Sam Carr

The group has an experienced facilitator but manages itself. Call 01823 334906 if you would like to talk to someone before attending. The group is part of the Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service, which is available to anyone in Somerset. T: 0300 330 5463 Helpline E: bereaved@mindtws.org.uk  W: www.mindtws.org.uk/somerset-suicide-bereavement-support/ 
Please also note our new Young People’s Peer Support Group for those aged 14yrs+ who have been bereaved by suicide is now running.  Please contact us for more information.
 





Flexercise – Those wanting to keep moving will be made welcome by the FLEXERCISE group at Taunton Baptist Church in Silver Street every Friday at 10.00 am. It is of great benefit and promoted by AGE UK Somerset. It is attended by men and ladies and no special clothing is required. 
 





'The Mix' is an intergenerational social time, held at Rowbarton Methodist Church, on the last Saturday of each month from 3-5pm.  Board games, Wii games and dance, table tennis, pool, or just sit and chat over a cup of tea and a piece of cake. 

Young People’s Peer Support Group
Saturday 5th January 2018 12.00-2.00 pm in Taunton

The group provides a safe and confidential space for anyone aged 14yrs+ to attend who has been bereaved by suicide.
Meetings are held at:
Taunton Further Information
Mind in Somerset
Sussex Lodge
44 Station Road
Taunton
TA1 1NS
Anyone who wishes to attend this meeting is invited to an Introductory Meeting prior to joining.
 
This meeting will be a gentle
introduction about what to expect
from the group and give you a
chance to explore how you are
feeling and coping with the
bereavement.
Parking available in Belvedere Road car park.
Facilitated by: Emma Cummings
 

 





Soul Space - St James Church - 1st Sunday of the Month 6:45 - 8pm
St James Church run a fun evening of games, worship, food, friends and reflection. A safe and relaxing space for those aged 10-16 to explore and deepen their faith. Poster and contact info is here

For those whose churches do not hold evening services, St James welcomes anyone to their informal 7pm service on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays each month. Details on the St James website

A Healing Service is held at St Mary Magdalene Parish Church on the second Sunday of each month at 5 pm. This is a brief non Eucharistic service, simple in format, and accessible to all who would like additional prayer for themselves or others.
 
RESOURCES
Somerset Churches Together have published their latest Newsletter which can be downloaded here  
 
Work wise - Work-Wise is a job club, supporting those looking for work, which was founded by Temple Methodist Church and Taunton United Reformed Church and operates from the URC. It gives support to those who are seeking the dignity and purpose of work and who, for all sorts of reasons, are finding that a challenge. More information be found here or on their web site at workwise-taunton.weebly.com

Signposts - Taunton Team Chaplaincy maintains a directory of local statutory and voluntary agencies that offer help. Copies are available by email on request and organisers are advised to check that the details published are up to date. Contact Adrian Prior-Sankey at leadchaplain@:tauntonteamchaplaincy.org to request a copy.  

Somerset Choices is a website that gives people information and advice on care and support services and local groups in Somerset.  Go to www.somersetchoices.org.uk You can also advertise a service or any local events for free on their publicly accessible Somerset Choices website – www.somersetchoices.org.uk
Details about how to register can be found here - Somerset Choices
If you would like some support in uploading your details please don’t hesitate to contact us on help@somersetchoices.org.uk  
 
 
SITUATIONS VACANT

Advert for Part-time Administrative support for Taunton Street Pastors  
Taunton Street Pastors operate on the streets - on Saturday nights in the town centre, and pioneering work during the day/evening in the Halcon and Priorswood estates. Street Pastors provide support for anyone and everyone they meet - caring, helping and listening - giving practical support and a listening ear.  Highly visible, their presence reduces crime and helps to keep people safe. This is an exciting time for this progressive group and a new partnership with Bridgwater has created the need for a part time Administrator to support our development.
  • Up to 8 hours/week , on a self-employed basis (flexible hours)
  • Varied admin duties, including, volunteer rotas, social media presence, newsletters, data collection, liaison with stakeholders
  • Up to £10/hour
  • Either home based or at a town centre location
For a job description and application pack please contact Adrian Prior-Sankey, scheme coordinator, at Taunton@streetpastors.org.uk / 07773 038 622.
Closing date is 17 January 2019  
The post holder must be in sympathy with the Christian ethos of Taunton Street Pastors and be committed to working within a diverse ecumenical, multi-cultural and multi-national community of staff and service users in relationships of respect and trust.

The Parishes of Creech St Michael, Ruishton & Thornfalcon are recruiting a
Children, Families & Schools Worker 

This is an exciting new post working across 3 rural parishes and alongside 2 thriving church Primary Schools on the outskirts of Taunton. We are looking to appoint a passionate and experienced person to help us build and develop the church’s work amongst children in schools and with their families both inside and outside the church walls. We are looking for someone who is a good communicator with the ability to teach the story of Jesus to children and people of all ages, and to build links with the local community to share the love of God.
18 hours per week
Salary £10,840 plus pension & work-related expenses
(subject to experience & relevant qualifications)
For information pack and application form please contact:
Mrs Yvonne Yeoell, Parishes Administrator on 01823 444793 or email: crtparishchurches@outlook.com from 3 January 2019
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Revd Rebecca Harris on 01823 444793 or email: harrisrs211@gmail.com from 3 January 2019.
Closing Date: 1st February 2019
Interview Date: 14th or 15th February 2019
Start Date: Easter 2019 (with some flexibility according to applicant’s availability)
There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the successful applicant is a committed Christian and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.   
www.crtbenefice.org.uk

ORGANIST REQUIRED FOR CREECH ST MICHAEL PARISH CHURCH, OUTSIDE TAUNTON (TA3)
 
Creech St Michael Parish Church is looking for an organist to play on two Sundays a month for our morning services at 11.00 am on Sundays. We have a small but enthusiastic congregation who enjoys singing and would love someone to enable us in our worship. We enjoy traditional hymns as well as a selection of modern songs. We sing a setting for Holy Communion. Sundays can be negotiated. Holiday cover is available.
 
The organ was installed in 1985 and then restored to its original condition in 1995. It is a high-quality instrument built by George Maydwell Holdich c 1860 who was on a par in quality with Father Willis. It has 2 manuals and pedals, 17 stops, and is in an excellent state of repair and tuning. It is maintained regularly by Lance Foy Organs of Truro.
 
We can offer a fee (to be negotiated) as well as first refusal on playing for weddings and funerals during the week, for which there are additional fees. Currently the fee is £60 for a funeral and £70 for a wedding (but this is negotiable depending on the couple’s requirements). Numbers of weddings and funerals vary from year to year but are approximately 6 of each per year.
 
There are other opportunities to be involved in the musical life of our Benefice with neighbouring parishes at Ruishton and Thornfalcon, for occasional offices and special services.  We also have a small choir which sings on special occasions and other events which can be built upon if the new post-holder wishes to offer more.
 
For more details please contact:
The Revd Rebecca Harris
The Rectory
Creech St Michael
Taunton
TA3 5PP
Tel: 01823 444793
Email: harrisrs211@gmail.com
 
You are welcome to come and try the organ and meet the Rector and churchwarden for an informal discussion.

Youth Unlimited is a not for profit social enterprise that we set up in 2014 in response to the ending of Somerset County youth service delivery. We have an opportunity to deliver a new street based youth work project in Taunton and Sedgemoor. A condition of the funding is that we improve our governance. We have been requested to appoint two further directors one of which must have strong business and financial experience. These are not paid positions but should not require a huge amount of commitment. More guidance and support. We are looking for people with a passion for young people, with the skills and experience to support our growth and sustainability to ensure young people have access to support in the wake of further council cuts to young people's services. Anyone interested should contact Craig on 07895224000 email hello@youth-unlimited.co.uk
 
Need some creative input to your church or business? 
Sam has 10 years of industry experience in creative marketing, social media, design, photography and video. Sam is now working freelance and based in Taunton he'd love to talk to you about the tools on social media or to look at creating some engaging content for your church or business. His heart is to use this experience more for the Kingdom especially to reach young people with hope. Sam can't wait to meet you!  
Email sam@sam-burton.co.uk, Phone: 07413 293863, Website: sam-burton.co.uk

FOR SALE
LECTERN FOR SALE
The United Reformed Church in Paul Street is to undergo interior renovations and modernisation. They have a lovely lectern for sale which came from Rowbarton URC when it closed some year's ago. It is a Victorian lecturn in English Oak. Price is £300. If you are interested, please contact Ron Williams, URC church administrator on 07955 237 012 or at tauntonurc@gmail.com
 
WANTED

Fundraising sites - Businesses or community venues willing to host a collecting tin for Taunton Street Pastors. Contact our coordinator at Taunton@streetpastors.org.uk or phone 07773 038 622.

Street Pastors are appealing for donations of sleeping bags and blankets (no duvets) to hand out to rough sleepers. Donations can be left at the Chaplaincy offices in Market House or at North Street Church when open.

PUBLICITY

Tone FM will advertise your event online free of charge if you upload details to their web page. Click HERE to fill out the details and once the details have been approved, it will show on their events calendar.

Event promotion - The Diocese of Bath and Wells would also be pleased to advertise them via its own web site if organisers upload details via this web link: Diocesan News Events  and the Council’s Visitor Centre team is happy to receive information for their list as well via: Visit Somerset Events List
 
THANK YOU
Thank you again to those churches and individuals who have recently made a financial gift to Taunton Team Chaplaincy. Our funding comes from individuals and local churches and we keep our outgoings to an absolute minimum. We would love to share some of the stories of the difference that Jesus makes through chaplaincy in the lives of those we meet so please read the notes at the end if you’d like to book a preacher one Sunday or speaker at a weekday daytime or evening event.
    
Please make this a matter of prayer and consider regular giving or a one-off amount towards the work and witness undertaken by our lead chaplain and the growing team of volunteers on behalf of the town’s many churches.   Above all we appreciate prayers of friends who value the ministry and we are always happy to add names to the list of those who receive our fortnightly prayer update email. Donations can be made direct via our Web site at www.tauntonteamchaplaincy.org 
Details about standing orders and gift aiding can be obtained from our Treasurer, Mrs Mary Hudson at mary@mhbruton.eclipse.co.uk
 
 
Notes to new recipients and contributors:
 
If you are a new recipient we need to explain that this email is sent out to a mix of local church leaders and others who are active in local churches in the hope that the information will be passed to those responsible for magazines, weekly newsletters and verbal announcements. Where posters or fliers are mentioned it is requested that you download a copy from the dropbox link given and then print off a copy for display on the appropriate notice board. Please let us know if you have difficulty accessing any of the web-links and we will happily explore an alternative way of sending the information to you.  
 
If you have church members or friends who’d like to receive this information direct or if you wish to be deleted from the monthly communications you can reply to this address tellthechurch@tauntonteamchaplaincy.org making your request clear and we’ll sort it out.
 
If you wish to send us details of a forthcoming event please let us have it with as much notice as possible and we’ll include it in the next mail-out which is usually the first working day of each month. It is most helpful if we can have the information in an electronic format (PDF, Word and/or jpeg files) E:tellthechurch@tauntonteamchaplaincy.org
 
Information included in this publication is given in good faith and may not necessarily reflect the views of Taunton Team Chaplaincy or Churches who support the work. Please notify us of any errors or concerns via E-mail at tellthechurch@tauntonteamchaplaincy.org
 
 
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