13TH AUGUST 2021


Hello everyone!


The Grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ

and the love of God

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with us all now and for evermore. Amen.


I hope you and your families are well. This Sunday, we hear Jesus talking about himself as the living bread coming down from heaven; and we begin to see how we today meet with Jesus in the bread and the wine.  





Do look at the website and encourage others to do so too. Malcolm continues to put this publication and services on every week. The web address is www.ccog.co.uk



            See later note.



Do join us for Coffee Connect which is happening today – the 13th. Come along with a drink and something to munch and ready for a chat. We will be meeting on Zoom as we have been over these last few months. The joining instructions are below.


Topic: Coffee Connect

Time: Aug 13, 2021 02:00 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 869 7863 8347

Passcode: 081453                             Phone Number: 0131 460 1196



Do join us for Compline at 8.00pm on Friday evenings, on Zoom. The joining instructions are overleaf.


Topic: Compline

Time: August 13, 20 and 27 2021 08:00 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 236 522 344

Passcode: 943180                             Phone Number: 0131 460 1196



Some of you may have been expecting to meet for Prayer Breakfast this week. The pinging effect that seems to have become a part of life at present has meant that holidays have changed. So, our next Prayer Breakfast will be on Saturday 11th September. And who knows… perhaps we will be able, once again, to meet in church!



This Sunday, we have one service of Holy Communion. The service is at 10.00am in church as usual. The service will be followed by coffee at church, and then with a barbecue in Christ Church Garden. We do not anticipate meeting for Communing over Coffee on Zoom this week but I have left the link there, in case it is needed in the following week or two, although we are more and more able to meet now at church, which is brilliant.



Communing over Coffee link, with joining instructions, for the 22nd and 29th August, should it be needed.


Topic: Communing over Coffee

Time: August 22 and 29, 2021 11:15 AM London


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 897 8785 0136

Passcode: 384924                             Phone Number: 0131 460 1196



We are holding our first barbecue for two years on Sunday – 15th August – in our garden at Christ Church House from 12.30pm. Do come along. If people are able to bring a salad or dessert that would be lovely. But don’t worry come anyway.        



For the next couple of weeks there will be one service each Sunday morning at 10.00am in Church. These will be followed by coffee, hopefully at church.




Our next monthly harvest for our amazing Iranian friends is the last weekend in August. Please do bring donations to church on Sunday 29th August or be in touch with Valerie – ockie2002@gmail.com or by phone – 236284. Thank you everyone, and thank you, Valerie.



A reminder of Alexandra’s contact details. Her phone number is 01733 231242 is her phone number and her email address is revdalexandrapodd@gmail.com.


In the meantime, do continue to keep in touch with each other. Do phone each other. Do hold one another, our community, our country, and our world in prayer.


It really is incredible to think that we are half way through August and that September will be upon us – the time of year when everything gets underway again after the holidays. We hope that this September more ‘normal’ life might once again resume, even if it does look a little different from before. If any of you have ideas about what you would like to see happening, do let me know.


Just to let you know I will be away for the much of the latter part of August, so the next edition of Nuggets will be sent out during the first few days of September. So do keep this issue safe!


May you know, the presence, the joy, the hope and the peace of our amazing God. Keep well, everyone.

Yours in Christ. 


sarahcgower@btinternet.com    01733 394411     www.ccog.co.uk