Sunday Service online
Here is the zoom link recording of Sundays service, it will be available for a week.
Sunday Service online
We are using ZOOM for our Sunday Service
Join the service from 10.00am
Service begins 10.30am
To join the service follow the instructions in the email you should have received. If you have not received one and wish to join us please contact Ali - email address at the bottom of this post
If you haven't used Zoom before,
please join the service early, anytime after 10.00am.
This will give you time to connect.
We still love you
We may not see you for a while but we still want to know if you need anything at all and if you have a prayer need. If you need anything please ask - Melvyn, Ali or someone from church will be able to help. If you have a prayer request please send it in. Please make your requests for any need or for prayer known by replying to this email. And please do let us know if you are unwell. Thank you.
Prayer together on Zoom
It is so important for us to come together to pray always and especially in our current situation. So we are introducing two online prayer meetings on Tuesdays. If you cannot join us please send your prayer requests or prayer suggestions to Melvyn.
To join please click on the respective link(s), provided by email to church members, close to the meeting start time.
If you have not received the links please contact Melvyn on firstname.lastname@example.org
is Our Responsibility
Safeguarding is a priority at Gleneagles church. We have adopted government and Church of England guidelines on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and good working practice, including safer recruitment of volunteers and paid workers.
For details of how to contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer and other resources click here.
Action to be taken in the event of a potential issue
- If there is concern that a child or vulnerable adult is at risk of harm, inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer or Incumbent who will take advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) or Local Authority Social Care. If the incumbent is implicated, inform the DSA.
- If there is concern that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed, immediately inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer or Assistant or Incumbent or DSA and agree who will make the referral to Local Authority Social Care team. If no-one is available, contact the Local Authority Social Care Team or Police directly.
Rev Melvyn Pereira, Vicar, (01933 673437 or 07955 600613)
Rev Ali Middleton, Pioneer Curate, (07891 608612)
Parish Safeguarding Officer – vacant
Assistant Parish Safeguarding Officer - Alex Benoy (01933 222002)
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Beverly Huff, 01733 887027 email@example.com
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Samantha Jackson, 01733 887027 firstname.lastname@example.org
“God’s heartbeat – resonating with the immeasurable pain and grief God feels for each person who doesn’t know Him.”
If you were not able to be in church on Sunday 12th January 2020, then to understand the background, and most importantly, the immense significance of this prophetic word from God to us and to keep abreast of how we believe we can begin to respond to this in 2020, please listen to the sermon which you can find here:
I am sure that you agree that it is very important for us all to be on the same page, working together in unity as one team to pray and build God's kingdom here in our communities. So get yourself a nice cuppa, ask God to speak personally to you, sit back and listen. And if God speaks to you something that you feel is for more than just yourself, please share that with me.
This year's vision builds on last year's vision "The Living Stones". For more details please click on Gleneagles Church Mission Plan
Bible Verse of the Day
Building for the Future
We have met in Redwell Junior School for over 20 years, but have now purchased land in order to build our own church building. We are very excited at everything God is doing amongst us and this new phase in our history! We have preliminary plans for a building which will serve the community seven days a week and have launched our building fund.
Have You Seen Our Video?
Help Us Build Our Church!
You can help us raise funds towards our new building (at no cost to you!) by doing what you normally do, that is buying on-line, but going via The Giving Machine.
Every time you make a purchase at one of these on-line stores: Viking, Amazon, Ebay, Sainsbury's, John Lewis, M&S, Next, Argos, Tesco, Debenhams, Homebase, Bodens, The Trainline and hundreds more, a small percentage of the purchase price comes to Gleneagles Anglican Church.
For more information please visit our Church Building Fund website.
The New Church - latest update
If you missed the update which was shared at the service on September 1st please follow this link where you will find two short talks from Chris Gledhill and Melvyn Pereira which will fully update you on where we are up to in our vision for a new Church. There is so much for which to pray. Thank you.
Prayer for the week
from Jackie, our Church Evangelist. (Updated 28/05/2020)
Please pray for everyone known to us who needs God's healing right now.
Some wisdom from Julian of Norwich:
It is not God’s will that we dwell on the painful feelings, and grieve and mourn over them. He wants us to let go of them quickly, and hold onto His endless joy.
Revelations of Divine Love, chapter 15.
God bless and protect you.
Update from The Rocks
I have attached a link to a video update form us about how we are responding to the challenges related to the lockdown and helping those who most need it.
The Rocks Family
Gleneagles Anglican Church Services and activities Suspended!
In the light of the latest government guidelines aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus and following instructions issued by the Church of England, we are stopping our services and all other events and activities until further notice. Like everyone else, we do not know how long this situation is going to last but we will be back as soon as we are advised that it is in the interests of public health to do so.
From now, until further notice, all activities of the church are stopped. This includes homegroups, prayer meetings, Wellitots, Ignite, the Easter Scavenger Hunt, Friendship Group, youth group and church services.
If you have any queries please contact Melvyn at email@example.com.
Please pray as there is so much and so many to pray for in this current situation.
Message from Melvyn
Staying strong through coronavirus
When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment is He said:
‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Matthew 22: 37-39
Living our lives, with these two commandments at the centre, will enable you and I to get through the current coronavirus crisis well and to help others to do so.
Firstly, stay close to God. Talk with Him, read our Bibles, worship and praise Him, cast our cares upon Him, express our concerns and worries to Him, let Him take care of you. Stay close to God.
Secondly, love others, putting them first. Let's see how we can concern ourselves with the needs and plight of others and find ways to help them. This will give us less time to worry about ourselves.
To do the second well, we need the Fruit of the Spirit to grow in us. Well, guess what? If we do the first well, the Fruit of the Spirit will grow in us.
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
As the fruit of the Spirit grows in us and makes us strong we can apply the fruit in ways that help ourselves and others.
First and foremost let's love God with everything and then let's put His love in us into action to serve and help others - taking all the necessary precautions, of course.
Let's allow God's joy to rule over our fears and anxieties. If you and I can be joyful at a time like this and put our trust completely in God, it will help us and others greatly. Speak fear and anxiety and we create more fear and anxiety - but speak with joy and we allay fears and anxieties. The secret to this is knowing God's peace deep down in our innermost beings. As Jesus said, it is a peace that the world does not know or understand because it's a peace He gives to us which we can experience even in the direst circumstances. In those troubled conversations, where friends or family are expressing their fears, let's be peace-bringers and joy-givers.
Let's be patient, kind and good even with the panic-buyers and those ignoring social distancing advice. We can and should let them know that their behaviour is unacceptable, but we can do it without behaving badly ourselves and with patience, kindness and goodness.
Let's be faithful to God, to our friends and family and to those in our community, by doing all we can to help with gentleness. And at this time, when emotions can get the better of us, let's seek God's help to maintain our own self-control.
Stay close to God, let the Holy Spirt grow his fruit in us every day, which will make us more like Jesus.
And at this time, let's make this our prayer for each other:
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3: 16-19
Church Weekend Away 3rd to 5th July – Latest News
At this moment in time we do not know if the Church Weekend Away is going to happen due to coronavirus restrictions. Up to now Kings Park Conference Centre have not cancelled the event. They have also let us know that they cannot change the date of our booking even to next year.
Due to the unusual circumstances we have been able to negotiate revised deadline dates with Kings Park which are as follows:
For those who have not booked your place yet, booking deadline day to book your place on the weekend is Tuesday 16th June. By this date we will know if the weekend is going ahead. This means that you do not need to book your place until we know that the weekend is going ahead. All monies are payable with your booking. For details of the weekend and how to book please contact Melvyn who can send you the leaflet and booking form.
For those who have booked and paid your full balance, THANK YOU. For those who have not paid the full balance, this is now not required until 10th June when we will know if the event is going ahead.
If the event is cancelled all balances will be refunded and we will negotiate with Kings Park for the return of deposits.
Any further queries, please ask one of the Weekend Away Team: Ruth Gilbert, Heidi Ellson, June Pereira, Melvyn.
PRAYER MINISTRY FOR INNER HEALING - TRAINING
Are you interested in learning about how to pray for people to receive healing for issues, problems or hurts that may have lasted many years? Jesus said, 'I have come that you may have life in all it's fullness.' And he said, 'The truth shall set you free.'
Prayer ministry for inner healing sets people free through the application of truth, Biblical principles and prayer. They are then free to enjoy life in all it's fullness, as Jesus promised. Perhaps you have done some training and would like to do a refresher course.
The training will be over two Saturday mornings or four evenings. If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact Melvyn. Thank you.
Freedom in Christ Course
Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”
The Freedom in Christ Course is run over ten sessions plus the “Steps to Freedom in Christ” day on a Saturday.
The course is for every Christian, from recent converts to ‘older’ Christians, from those progressing steadily or even speedily, to those who feel stuck. This course could be just what you want / need to help you to continue to move forward in your Christian life.
If you feel you would like to take the course when it is next offered please contact Melvyn Pereira on firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on this link to read some of the feedback from those who have already participated in Freedom in Christ
Update from Mark and Arleen Rowell April 2020 Dear friends, This comes with our very best wishes iMore...
Safeguarding Guidelines for online meetings Zoom Leaders to set up zoom meeting. Meeting liMore...
Bob Cutler's Testimony Hebrews 11: 8 As a young man I had handed over my life to God, and felt thMore...