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

WEEKLY UPDATE - UPDATED AT 16TH APRIL 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 beginning of OCTOBER 2024 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 April 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 23rd April 12.00 - 2.00 (AT ASHCROFT CENTRE)

Monday 29th April 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 30th April 12.00 - 2.00 (AT ASHCROFT CENTRE)

Monday 6th May 9.00 - 11.00 (CLOSED - BANK HOLIDAY)
Tuesday 7th May 12.00 - 1.30 (AT ASHCROFT CENTRE)

Monday 13th May 9.00 - 11.00 (AT ST LAWRENCE’S CENTRE)
Tuesday 14th May 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

Gloucester is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the south west. Although the rest of the county is predominantly “White British”, there are historical and new ethnic minority communities throughout the whole area. It is pleasing to see the success of this race equality charity in Cheltenham, where some years ago as a community development officer for Cheltenham Borough Council, I was involved in supporting the development of communities of identity including race and disability. So we pray for the success of all those individuals and organisations working for equality and social justice for everyone in our county, particularly those facing discrimination and exclusion. We pray for the empowerment of individuals whose experiences of discrimination have left them feeling discouraged. And we pray for all of us to ensure all our neighbours in our county are fully and positively included in our communal life. Every blessing, Andy Rickell, Circuit Social Justice Officer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-68743065?fbclid=IwAR1wqz5eVBCS94mIk25nRZMUrCWOBTyWH_wXj4zkLIgwdi7GrCf5Rw_v8hQ_aem_AVEjG8OtPSv3kpfhClLqrOzzl8LclZUAnKYSxIvtpSmIfRI6KPO-3VG-K25bUci-pp4&fs=e&s=cl
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
A Wellbeing Officer ? Interesting approach. Every blessing, Andy Rickell
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
There is a definite style to answering job interview questions that shows you are a good candidate - called the STAR method. This article helpfully demonstrates how to answer some obvious questions using the STAR method with example replies. If you want to practise anticipated interview techniques then we at Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club can assist you. Our contact details are on the Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club Facebook page. Andy Rickell, Cirencester Ashcroft Work Club Manager

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvf3vwx?fbclid=IwAR3Du9zt9AQqwnvbFz6l9xV2GBITkHpz5Wl1d7Sr9g0XtWQC_fy4dlA8nzE_aem_ARuYw-VXSFDGHeYBfUPftumHWJ7x3LesmKWFOfb9HNr_POgn2Gb3xyvsTlhIk3ar55o&fs=e&s=cl
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
An impressive project, and something to inspire churches which are fortunate enough to have access to outdoor space. Every blessing, Andy Rickell
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
A link to the library of previous Circuit “Worship At Home” online services is now available to view on the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit Facebook page.

Ashcroft’s own online service should normally appear live on YouTube at 10.30am today at this link

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCMzWroI14LFh_3BW4m_mniw?fbclid=IwAR3EknDy4a3dukFeSB_rY4bpsOPzWWqidtpzjRyCEFaGU8vjf22bpW22fB0_aem_AZJ7Mogn5NLnIo72l1Be_Xs_WzntJjfnRZHsqmry_HT0WaOItwLiAR9WZPGHa8L3i4Q&fs=e&s=cl

- and be available as a recording here thereafter. Today’s morning service is led by Mike Dearsley.

Every blessing, Andy Rickell, Chair of Trustees
Cirencester Ashcroft Church & Centre
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