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Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
A bit more on the church garden theme. Every blessing, Andy Rickell, Circuit Social Justice Officer
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Churches interested in church gardens might like to follow up on this success. Every blessing, Andy Rickell
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
For those interested in engaging with issues of social, economic and environmental justice, here is a link to the latest edition of the Joint Public Issues Newsletter. If you have any queries, or would like support about an issue from the Circuit Social and Climate Justice Team, please contact me. Every blessing, Andy Rickell, Circuit Social Justice Officer

Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
CIRENCESTER ASHCROFT WORK CLUB

WEEKLY UPDATE - UPDATED AT 16TH JULY 2024 (with updated next 4 weeks’ sessions)

(Written as usual from home in Stratton, Cirencester)

**NEWSFLASH**

Monday sessions have moved to St Lawrence’s Church, Chesterton, Cirencester from 4th March 2024 as part of building Cirencester Ashcroft Church’s partnership with St Lawrence’s. The Tuesday sessions will continue at Cirencester Ashcroft Church, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester, as usual.

The work club will continue to operate on most

Mondays - 9.00am to 11.00am at St Lawrence’s Church Centre
and
Tuesdays – 12.00pm to 2.00pm at Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
(but not on Bank Holidays).

We are now usually open for confidential one-to-one face-to-face support at these times. We also provide one-to-one phone and online support at these times too.

We also work in partnership with Cirencester Jobcentre to support referred jobseekers who would like some extra assistance.

You can contact me at the usual work club times by :-

- Face-to-face;

- Email : workclub@ashcroftchurch.org.uk;

- Phone or text : 07951439302;

- Sending a message through the Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club Facebook page.

We can then have a chat face-to-face, by phone, by message, or by video link if we can set one up, and I will do my best to help you.

You can also contact me at other times and we will then agree an appointment time to have a proper conversation.

Specific opening times over the next few weeks are below. Later opening times for the period up to the middle of JANUARY 2025 are in the Events section (which is itself sometimes in the About section) of the Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club and Cirencester Ashcroft Church and Centre Facebook pages. To access those later times, you will now need to be signed in to Facebook yourself, as Facebook recently “upgraded” so that Events data cannot be accessed by internet search alone (at least that seems to be what’s happened). Also Facebook only lets us select a maximum of about 50 future dates for an event at the time it is first published, hence why it appears to stop at a random date.

Monday 22nd July 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 23rd July 12.00 - 2.00 (AT ASHCROFT CENTRE)

Monday 29th July 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 30th July 12.00 - 2.00 (CLOSED - VOLUNTEER ON LEAVE)

Monday 5th August 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 6th August 12.00 - 2.00 (AT ASHCROFT CENTRE)

Monday 12th August 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 13th August 12.00 - 2.00 (AT ASHCROFT CENTRE)

(For those who are interested, I normally highlight the opening times for the next 4 weeks. However sometimes I increase this when they include a break, in part to make sure that the last week I show is one when we are open. This is to emphasise that any closure is only temporary. The work club is a key part of Ashcroft’s mission and outreach project until at least December 2026. After that date I intend to continue to run the work club indefinitely, whether or not part of a larger project.)

Andy Rickell, Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club Manager
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
TUESDAY PRAYERS FOR GLOUCESTERSHIRE

The steady shift towards online shopping has been a problem for bricks-and-mortar retailers, and particularly for those in town centres. This has led to increasing levels of vacant shops, and the need to find new uses for them, both temporary and longer-term. This has implications for old and new retailers and the employment associated with them, and the impact on the wider local economy associated with town centres, affecting incomes across the county. So we pray for all those affected by changes in town centres that affect people’s livelihoods. We pray for those who have an influence over the choices to be made about how town centres will change, so that they have a positive impact on communities’ lives. And we pray for all of us to be supportive of our town centres as a means to keep our towns vibrant for the economic and social benefit of all. Every blessing, Andy Rickell, Circuit Social Justice Officer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c511v9rrxvyo?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR2Q7WY4u-ecV9g4lv-uR1OHeiByb2zn7Lhk1sanlqn39O5ljznDHpYatNI_aem_Tqwfo7L-ydAX01vujB6INw
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Perhaps there’s also something to think about here about how churches fully welcome all the members of our families - including young children, disabled people, dogs etc. Every blessing, Andy Rickell
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre

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