Today, Rev. Barbara spoke to us about the gospel reading from Mark’s gospel, when Peter answered Jesus’ question about who do people say that I am. As usual, poor Peter, got it wrong. We heard a reflection from Peter’s viewpoint from the book ” No Ordinary man” by Nick Fawcett.

Thank you to all who read, to Mark & David, Pam & Henry, and to Malcolm: to Brenda for the prayers and to Malcolm for the music.


‘Poppies’ project:
Calling all knitters and crafty creatives! Our next big project will be knitting or creating poppies for our November edition of the magazine and for all who will attend our Remembrance Day services. Knitting designs and more information.

Exploring Christianity:
Starting this Tuesday, 14th September at All Saints, 7.00pm. Interested in deepening your faith? Why not sign up for the ‘Spirituality’ module on the Exploring Christianity course. Please speak to Revd Judy Ashby for further details. Many thanks. Additional information.

‘Regeneration Gorse Hill’:
This Thursday, 16th September 7-9 pm at St Barnabas Church. A meeting to share ideas on the possibilities of developing our St Barnabas Church halls. Please be assured that this is a preliminary exploratory conversation. If you’re able to join us, please do come along! If you’re unable to attend on this occasion, perhaps you could commit to praying for us as a benefice as we seek God’s leading at the potential of developing our church halls at St Barnabas Church to serve better our friends, partners and communities. Thank you.

Benefice Magazine:
Please note the deadline for the October issue is next Sunday, 19th September. This is a thriving ministry, so if you feel able to make a contribution, that would be absolutely fabulous! Please forward submissions to Janet Sullivan ( or Jenny Bassett ( Thank you.

Cathedral Poetry Festival:
Thursday, 14th October 4:30-6pm at Bristol Cathedral. Date for your diary.

Happy Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity!