Proclaiming Christ Together in Charlbury

The Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic and Quaker churches of Charlbury working together in the service of Almighty God to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord in our Community.

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                         A PRAYER FOR THE REFUGEE CRISIS

Heavenly Father,
 you are the source of all goodness, generosity and love.
We thank you for opening the hearts of many 
to those who are fleeing for their lives.
 Help us now to open our arms in welcome, 
and reach out our hands in support.
That the desperate may find new hope,
 and lives torn apart be restored.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord,  
who fled persecution at His birth 
and at His last triumphed over death. 
Amen

 

Churches Together Charlbury are praying together and consulting with each other on how we as Christians can best respond to the refugee crisis. Fundraising events are being planned by several churches and donations being collected. Letters are being written to the Prime Minister. 

Below are links to church websites, statements being given by some church leaders offering guidance to us.

 

STATEMENT BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5606 (...) 

 

POPE FRANCIS CALLS ON CATHOLICS TO TAKE IN REFUGEES 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/201 

 

Motion at the METHODIST CONFERENCE July 2015 urging each member to offer support to one individual or family.

http://www.methodist.org.uk/news-and-events/news-releases (...)

 

CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN CHURCHES, (Ecumenical) statement in May

http://www.ceceurope.org/index.php?id=1811 

 

BAPTIST CHURCH RESPONSES TO THE CRISIS

http://www.baptist.org.uk/Articles/448122 (...) 

 

QUAKERS IN BRITAIN   NEWS RELEASE 

The unfolding crisis of refugees fleeing across Europe, has prompted Quakers in Britain to urge the UK Government and other European Governments to create secure paths to safety.

 http://www.quaker.org.uk/news-and-events/news (...)

 

LINKS TO CHARITIES

Below are links to Christian and other charities who are working to offer assistance to the thousands of people who are fleeing war and persecution and who so desperately need help to arrive at a place of safety. The sites have links to donate financially and some also request that we write to David Cameron asking that more refugees be resettled here.

http://www.cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news (...) 

http://www.allwecan.org.uk/news/articles/post (...) 

http://www.christianaid.org.uk/ 

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/ 

 

        Community

Welcome to Churches Together in Charlbury. Discover how the churches in Charlbury are sharing and working together. We hope you'll visit our forthcoming events and come along to our joint services.

 Please see the What's On section for details  

 

 Individual churches of Charlbury are members of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, and one of the four national ecumenical organisations, through their national denomination or organisation. Community

Font Cafe

The Font Cafe in St Mary's Church is held every Thursday morning 9.15 - 11.30 serving homemade cake tea and coffee, all are welcome.

 

Coffee cup - Credit: David Joyce - http://www.flickr.com/photos/deapeajay/3016206629/ 

Lite Bites

Soup and Bread - Credit: Matthew Harvey - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mharvey75/374461385/ 

A friendly lunch with soup and filled rolls at the Methodist Church Schoolroom on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 12 - 1.30. An opportunity to chat with friends and maybe to mull over what's in the news.

Everyone welcome. 

 

 

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