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Prayer for new beginning


Bernie Mann Dear Lord thank you for your Grace and love for us all and that no one is left behind. Please aid us to help others on their journey of discovery. Amen

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The Gentleness of God


Today I’ve been reading Psalm 107 and Hosea 11. Both have reduced me to tears as they communicate the gentleness and care of God for us, his people. I was raised in a tradition that emphasised continually the wrath of God and his fierce anger due to our misdeeds. But no-one ever drew my attention […]

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HELP! We need financial help! Could you consider setting up a Standing Order for £10 a month to the Upper Room? See the form attached             Registered Charity Number 1095438                        Title Forename Surname Address Date Email address: I am happy to receive a newsletter by email         Y/N Please let us know what you […]

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Baptism & Confirmation at a Bishops Mission Order


Last week we had the joy of seeing Bishop Rachel baptising 7 and confirming 4 people into God’s church during the summer playscheme. Here is the short liturgy we put together for the occasion. It was designed to be fit for purpose in a large setting where many people were unfamiliar; to communicate the welcome […]

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Blog Post from Amber on Volunteering


Blog about my personal view of volunteering I have been volunteering at Scope charity shop which is a charity for disabled people and their families. I have been working there just over 7 months. I enjoy working in a team and taking on responsibilities in new roles and making customers happy. I volunteer because I […]

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Upper Room Intern Scheme Launches


Several weeks ago, the Upper Room launched its first Intern Scheme with 4 students who are studying online for qualifications and self development, along with volunteering in the local community. They will help run our Summer playscheme aswell as support a local primary school. Each had a wide range of courses to choose from and […]

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Annual Report


Annual Report 1st March 2017-28th Feb 2019 Hope Cirencester is a registered charity governed by trust deed. Our registered charity number is 1095438. Our charitable objects are to share the love of Jesus Christ, and to alleviate need and distress in the Cirencester area. Our motivation is that we believe God loves each person and […]

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A prayer of blessing


One of our young friends wrote this prayer of blessing for me last week at our Easter celebration. My eyes may have leaked a little <3

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Easter Sunday message


Easter Sunday 2018 John’s Gospel reading today tells the story of Mary Magdalene. Mary came from Magdala, a village on the shores of lake galilee. She was one of a group of women who travelled with Jesus & the disciples and supported them. We don’t know much about her – and the fact there are […]

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