We are delighted to welcome the Rev’d. Sue Phillipson-Masters as Interim Minister for the CRoFTTBenefice.  Bishop Rachel has appointed her to be on duty for Eucharist Services on two Sundays a month and also for pastoral care for most baptisms, weddings and funerals.  She is also hoping to be able to do some home visiting for the housebound or sick.  She will be responsible for our spiritual guidance and this is not just for those who come to church, but anyone who feels they need to talk to someone. We do hope that you will pray for Sue in her new responsibilities and I am sure we will enjoy her great energy and enthusiasm in the future.

 (Photo courtesy of Thornbury Church website: www.thornburycofe.org.uk)

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This Week's Services

Sunday 25th September

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity


10.00amCromhallBenefice Eucharist

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'Food for Thought'

The next of our informal weekday soup lunches is on Thursday, 13th October, 12.15 to 1.45pm, at St. James' Church Tytherington.
Please phone 01454 260364 before 10am on the day if you are coming, to help with catering. We collect donations at each lunch, and these are all given to charity.

After the soup lunch there will as usual be a short group discussion, which all are welcome to stay for. We are presently looking at the Psalms.

Other News

Harvest in the Benefice

This year we have decided to support the Archbishops Mustard Seed Appeal with the benefices Harvest Festival financial contributions, and the Julian Trust with donations of food and household goods (important: please see information below)

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Mustard Seed Appeal

The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out about creating a more just financial system to help over 8 million people who are struggling with debt in the UK. Many resort to high cost loans to cover the cost of basic necessities such as food and fuel. Problem debt and exploitative lending are having a devastating effect on their physical and mental health, their families and entire communities.

Following successful pilot work in two regions, the plan is for a national roll-out to tack- le the issue head-on. The Archbishop of Canterburys Mustard Seed Appeal is raising vital funds to make this happen.

The Church Urban fund has been asked to develop the Just Finance Network, to deliv- er essential financial services, training and support across England.

Churches and individuals are being encouraged to support this scheme, raising funds by Harvest, to enable the national roll-out of this invaluable initiative.

We in the CRoFTT benefice want to be a part of the fundraising events for the Mustard Seed Appeal as we work together to build a just financial system. To find out more about the scheme, go to www.mustardseedappeal.org.uk 

The Julian Trust Shelter for the Homeless

At the Harvest services in the Benefice we shall be collecting items for the Julian Trust Homeless Shelter in Bristol. Please give what you can to help. www.juliantrust.org.uk

We URGENTLY NEED items in this box, please.

Margarine (in tubs)



Tinned Potatoes

Hot Chocolate

Tinned Meat (ham/spam/corned beef)

Tinned Peas (not mushy)

Cleaning Sprays / Bleach

Tinned Meat (stew / mince / chilli)

UHT Milk

Red Sauce (ketchup) / brown sauce

Instant / Tinned Custard (not powder)

Tinned Carrots


Washing Powder (own brands only)

Tinned Rice Pudding

Sweet biscuits (any sort)

Sweetcorn and any sort of mixed beans

Tinned Tuna


Jam/Peanut Butter/Nutella

Toilet Rolls

Tinned Fruit

Beans with sausages

Washing-up liquid

Kitchen Rolls / Dish Cloths

We have plenty and so DO NOT NEED these items at present:



Sardines / Pilchards / Mackerel

Baked Beans


Chicken Soup

Weetabix / Cornflakes

T oothpaste

Tomato Soup / Vegetable Soup

Savoury Biscuits

Soap / Shower Gel

Cooking Sauces (except curry)

Horlicks / Ovaltine