Kim’s Blog

Storms

5-7-18

PI’m pondering the stories of Jesus on the lake many times in the Gospeks. He’s on the water in a boat crossing to the other side or sleeping during a storm, walking on the water, appearing on the beach to the disciples. This is fascinating to me, as water is such a representation of danger […]

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What is a priest?

22-6-18

Is a priest anyone who lays their life open to God to inhabit, for the sake of others? Is a priest a catalyst, a place where the combustion of earth and heaven meet in a body and creates newness? Is a priest someone who makes room for others to meet with God? Is a priest […]

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Dialogue

12-6-18

Thinking a lot lately about how we hold the tension of ‘proclaiming the Gospel’ and seeking to share what we know to be the good news of God’s love, with the missio dei , the understanding that God is already at work everywhere, already drawing hearts and minds to Godself. If we believe the latter, then we […]

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Blog Post from Sam, an Upper Room Intern

6-6-18

Blog about my personal view of volunteering: Why do I volunteer? I started my volunteering journey around November 2017 at Cotswold Cats and Dogs furniture shop at Cirencester. I started on the last Monday of the month, I went in just for a trial of a couple of days to see how I would get on. What […]

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Blog Post from Amber on Volunteering

6-6-18

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

6-6-18

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

22-5-18

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

3-4-18

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

2-4-18

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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The Pioneer Spectrum of Service

2-4-18

https://pioneer.churchmissionsociety.org/2018/03/pioneer-mission-is-a-spectrum/ Two experienced pioneers, Tina Hodgetts and Paul Bradbury, have developed this brilliant diagram and accompanying explanation in the link above, mapping the different areas of pioneering and the nuanced types of pioneer ministry going on in different kinds of work. It’s very helpful as to the broad sweep of pioneering. Our work at The […]

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