FACT Mission Statement

We are :
From various churches
Assisting and serving our communities
Christians working together
To make a difference

Friday, 4 December 2009

Expecting the Unexpected- FACT Advent Worship 2010

Sunday 6.15pm @ Wesley Methodist Church

An important part of our work together is worshipping together. We do it at least 6 times a year ( which is unusual for many Churches Together Groups ) and it allows us to explore our relationship with each other in a different way to when we are working together on social action etc.

This year's Advent worship has been put together by Rev Angela Steele of Frome URC and Rev Jill Warren of Wesley. They have worked out a great piece of liturgy centred around the Advent Wreath with the theme of Expecting the Unexpected. Like last year different church leaders will be leading different reflections and there will be a joint FACT choir. A lot of hard work has gone into this service and it would be a shame if there wasn't a full chapel on Sunday evening. If you haven't experienced joint worship before then this is a perfect one for you to come to.

Nunney Christmas Tree Festival

Nunney Anglican Church is hosting a Christmas Tree Festival from this Sunday for a full week. It is open from 10am each day to 4pm.

FACT have tree which reflects our Unity with Diversity motto. Its also a way of publicising all the Christmas Services in our various churches.

Do go along and support the event

Carol Singing starts on Saturday

Our annual ( well its gone that way after last year ) carol singing to the people of Frome, to bring them the message of Christmas begins tomorrow at 12.30pm at Sainsburys foyer. Please turn out in big numbers. Carol sheets provided and despite what some of you claim EVERYBODY CAN SING !!!! It really is important that we get out in good numbers for all the carol singing events and make an impact. Its' no use complaining that people have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas and then not doing anything to help them remember.

We are not collecting at any of the venues. This is a conscious decision on the part of the Exec so that why we are doing the carol singing is absolutely clear to the general public.

See you there

The other venues are :

Wednesday 9th December Westway Precinct 10,30am

Saturday 12th December Frome Rugby Club 1.30pm

Wednesday 16th December Frome Market Restaurant Standerwick 11.30am

Saturday 19th December Kingsway Precinct outside MandS 11am

Tuesday 22nd December Homebase 2pm

Wednesday 23rd December Cheese and Grain Farmers’ Market 6pm

The Specatular !!!

Thanks to all you turned out in terrible weather last Sunday. We certainly made an impact because we hadn't stayed at home and stayed dry. We had the courage of our convictions and 100 or so Christians marching together certainly got home the message of what Christmas is all about. It was interesting that one or two of the passengers of passing cars felt the need to heckle. As was pointed out to me though, we were warned by Our Lord that we would suffer such things, and thats light compared to what some people have to suffer for their faith. I overheard someone saying how good it was that our light is used to light the fireworks at the end, making the message and link even clearer. Well done to you all and to Sue and her team from the Town Council, who have been so supportive of the idea of our greater involvement. Make a date in your diary now the next one is Advent Sunday 2010 and its minuted as such as now being the date for this event, i.e not by date but by title !

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

St George's Anglican Church, Beckington

The Tower of St George's is Norman in origin while the much of the rest of the church is 15th Century in origin. Inside the church has an impressive array of memorials on the walls and some brasses in the floor ( although those that can be seen are in fact copies of the originals ) In the south aisle are stone Royal Arms dated 1574 and in the other aisle is a monument to the poet Samuel Danyel d.1619, its inscription states that it was erected by the Countess Dowager Lady Pembroke (Ann Clifford) to whom Danyel was a tutor “in her youth” and died 1619. There are also some effigy tombs dating from the 1300s. There are a significant number of different wall memorials in a variety of styles.
The font is 13th Century while the pulpit is 19th Century in date.
There are several notable architectural details in the church interior ( as well as some nice ones on the outside ) including a pair of lion corbels.

© Photographs Copyright Trish Steel and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.