About The House Of Bread.

House of Bread (HOB) is an organisation that supports vulnerable and homeless people in Stafford and the surrounding area. Throughout the week we hold activities and drop-in sessions providing food, friendship, support and advice available to anyone who comes along and who we like to call our Friends.
Ask any of our visitors and they will tell you, it isn't a house that makes a home; it's the family inside it.
 
House of Bread is like a real home; we eat together, laugh together, cry together, share success and support each other in times of crisis.

DONATIONS FOR HOUSE OF BREAD

We will be collecting donations at our Team Services in aid of the Christian charity House of Bread. Their Food Bank supplies not just food items but also toiletries to support vulnerable families in the Stafford area.
We welcome contributions of any non-perishable food items but especially biscuits, tinned fruit, pasta and rice
And any toiletries, but especially items essential for health and wellbeing such as  body spray, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo + conditioner and flannels.
If anyone would like to make a donation but is not able to bring it to the Team Service I am happy to collect.
 
Thank you for supporting the work of this Charity.
 
Elizabeth Jarrett 01785 816851

On 17th November a number of us from across our team here in Mid-Trent joined together in Gayton Village Hall for a day of quiet and reflection. Steve Butt, from All Saint's Church in Sandon, has kindly shared his thoughts on the day with us.


A Mid Trent Quiet Day
November 17th 2018

In our busy lives the prospect of a quiet day seems to be something to savour. And savour the day 20 of us did. We were led on this day by Dr.Kate Distin and our team Vicar Mike Cadwallader. The day was designed to give us time to reflect on our faith and our team through worship, readings and reflective quiet time. The quiet day started with a short worship led by Kate with hymns and meditation. Following this we all had 50 minutes quiet time for us to reflect and think. Reading books and bibles were available also Gayton church was open for us to go and visit for quiet time. Some of us chose to go for a walk and we were encouraged to remain silent. A talk by Kate was followed by another quiet time and then a splendid lunch.

Dear Friends

Can I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy new year and hope that you are still enjoying the Christmas period. We certainly hope that you can join us at the next filling station gathering. It will be our first of 2019 as we welcome the Reverend Philip Sowerbutts to speak to speak. So please spread the word, bring your friends and join us for a great evening of friendship, fun and worship. Thursday 10th January at 7.30pm.

Philip is married to Claire and they have two children aged 17 and 20. He is Vicar of The Castle Church in Stafford. Before being ordained he did a variety of jobs in teaching and teacher training.  As a musician Philip has been in worship bands at many major Christian Events including Spring Harvest and both the London and Northern Men's Conventions. His own album 'Grace' was released in 2008. Philip is involved with the work of the Keswick Convention as their archivist and in the the oversight of academic and popular research linked with the history of the Convention. He also leads the ever popular Shallowford Bible Day in conjunction with Keswick and Lichfield Diocese ReNew Group.



Philip will not only be speaking but will bring along his worship band to lead us in praise and worship,

All are very welcome for what I am confident will be a real treat and a time of refreshment and refuelling. I am sure this will be a brilliant evening - great coffee, great worship, great speaker, great night - please don't miss it.

For further information call Derek Pamment on 01889 - 505190.

On the 14th February we have a change to our programme when Lindsey Hall, Director of Vocations for Lichfield Diocese will speak.

14th March, Alistair Dudd from Elim Pentecostal Church

11th April, Philip Swan, World Director of Mission

9th May, Adrian Stone, vicar of Trentham

and our last one for this season

13th June, Gordon Banks, Church Army Captain.

This is a very exciting programme so please do join us.

With love, prayers  and blessing



Messy Church meets in Weston Village Hall for crafts, games, stories and songs at 3-30pm on the fourth Thursday each month. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Revd. Vivienne for more information.
The Open the Book team provides fortnightly assemblies for Hixon and Weston Primary Schools alongside the regular assemblies and School Services, bringing Bible stories alive with a mixture of drama, imaginative and creative props and general mayhem. New team members are always welcome - no prior experience needed! Contact Caroline on:  07966 - 068778 for more information.
An oasis of prayer and reflection, the Fellowship Group meets fortnightly, at 7-30pm at Revd Mike's Vicarage, to unpack the Bible in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Refreshments are provided and everyone is welcome. Contact Revd. Mike on:  01889 - 270418  for more information.
Following lunch, a short worship took place led by Mike speaking to us on the topic of Faith in Mid Trent followed by prayers and a closing short worship. All finished at 2:45 pm
The day was inspiring and some of us, I'm sure, felt it was so different to be with people and yet not being sociable in these quiet times. I'm sure it enabled us all to focus on Jesus and his message to us all. It gave us time to reflect on our own feelings and thoughts of how we can serve him, and the team, with purpose and fulfilment both to him and others.
I hope those who attended felt privileged to be there being so well led by Kate and Mike.
Thank you all for an inspiring day.