... called Dibley BC.
So, yesterday's church meeting looked at upcoming services/events and a change to service times beginning in January. For a church that, five years ago, expected 10:30 to 11:30 morning and 6 - 7 evening exactly with no loitering and no variation to routine we must have undergone something of a Copernican revolution to where we are now!
Here's the autumn programme....
7 Sept - joint service at D+1
14 Sept - cluster service and tea at D+2
21 Sept - own service, probably at Dibley Meths as school not available
28 Sept - B2C service at school, with tea
5 Oct - Harvest service, collection of non-perishables for homeless and women's refuge
12 Oct - Songs of praise in sheltered housing complex and tea
19 Oct - One World Week at D-2 Anglicans (on the basis south needs to be minus if north is plus!)
26 Oct - Baptismal service and tea at D+2
2 Nov - joint service at D+1
9 Nov - Remembrance service at school
After that it settles down for a few weeks!!
From January we begin a trial of a new approach where we'll meet at 10a.m. on Sundays 1 and 2 and 3 p.m. on Sundays 3 and 4. This is an attempt to balance the needs of the more frail, elderly folk (for whom afternoons are better) with those of the middle-aged folk for whom Sunday is their day for family. We'll see how it goes! Oh, Sunday 5, when it occurs will be 10 a.m. though in a flippant moment we did wonder if we could all take the day off...!
So every Sunday, we're on our way, for we're a wandering, flexible church here at DBC!