Gloucester and District Christian Choir
The Gloucester and District Christian Choir was formed ten years ago, under the Direction of Musical Director Pamela Dewick, to support Roger Jones and Christian Music Ministries, in the Gloucester Production of Snakes and Ladders.
The Choir has grown in those ten years to about 60 members – over half way to the original vision of a choir of 100. Over 20 different churches are represented in the choir and members come from all parts of Gloucestershire.
What about you?
The choir is looking for more members, especially men (why are they always in short supply!) so come and give us a try – you will not have to audition – just come along on a Monday evening to St Marys Congregational Church (on the corner of St Marys Street and Archdeacon Street, just behind the Cathedral) at around 7.45 pm for 1.5 hours and give us a try.
Pamela's Special Birthday.
Sid, who retired from the Choir aged 94, at the recent performance of Jail Break at St James, Upton Street , Gloucester.
Full Choir at the Cathedral, Good Friday.
The Choir at St Catharines, singing excerpts from Jail Break in aid of the River of Life Charity
Pamela captured on the Webcam at Radio Gloucestershire. Sunday Morning with Richard Atkins. Roger was live on a telephone link, very complimentary of Gloucester Choir following Monday's rehearsal.
Setting up - Pamela and Roger Sit here
The Choir from Pontypool Arrive.
Take your seats.
The Choir is supporting CMM in the Production of “Jailbreak” by Roger Jones – (a fantastic musical with some very exciting songs in it) and will be taking part in the Gloucester Production on Friday March 17th 2006 at GL1.
The Committee on holiday in Mevagissey, August 2005.
The CCCF Barn Dance in Stratford upon Avon June 2006.
The Choir Summer Barbecue - 23rd July 2005.
Matson Baptist Church fund raising evening For Jailbreak.
Caravan and Campers Christian Fellowship Spring Bank Holiday Rally 2004.
Greater Than Gold, Bible Society, Weston-Super-Mare, Sunday 17th October 2004.
ASDA at CHRISTMAS.
It was fun on the choirs side watching the expression on peoples faces, and wondering who would walk into Pamela or into the groceries that are stacked in the entrance. As God touched people the expression on their faces changed.
THE OLD MARINERS CHURCH IN THE DOCKS
We filled the church and brought people in off the sidewalk. The tentacles of God's grace spread out and we touched those walking by. The word through the song seemed to touch their hearts. We did not know how much they took in but God has allowed us to do our part.
Convoy to Birmingham, then the most tiring day and special experience. To be part of delivering the message further afield. To know that the recording is going all over the world. Well it will when I buy my copy for my Dad. We look forward to taking part in the Gloucester performance in March 2005.
GLOUCESTER CITY MISSION 19th May, 2005
God touched our hearts and it was a privilege to be part of the ceremony that was to celebrate the beginning of this wonderful work of outreach. To hear the story of Jesus in our midst.
Mike Curtis left Redcliffe in 2003 to start Gloucester City Mission.
Gloucester City Mission - the idea began in a lecture at Redcliffe. Mike Curtis, then a diploma student, felt God speaking to him. "From the day that I sat in that lecture and God said 'Start city mission' it was like God went 'Wham' and I knew that is what I had to do".
Mike piloted Gloucester City Mission in his 2nd year using the 7 week placement to get out on the streets of Gloucester and work in homeless shelters, hospitals and with the Salvation Army. Throughout the rest of the year between lectures and studying, Mike continued this work and since graduating in 2003 has worked solidly to set up the project. Supported by many Churches in the city and Redcliffe College, Gloucester City Mission was formally launched in February 2004.
Gloucester City Mission seeks to make the gospel known and reaches out to many of the city's homeless, working alongside existing organisations to bring practical and spiritual help to those in need. "I work with the Salvation Army on Mondays at their soup kitchen. I also go to meet people on the streets with my haversack full of tea, soup, hot sausage rolls, leaflets and Christian papers. I listen to them and pray with them - when you hear their stories it makes you think 'there but for the grace of God go I'."
There are over 20 City Missions across the UK, working alongside churches and other organisations to spread the life changing news of Jesus Christ.
The Grand opening of Books on Saturday 8th April 2006.
A Christian Bookshop for Gloucester.
To establish and attractive, encouraging and caring retail outlet of Christian literature and related goods at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, and through this enhance the caring environment provided by the hospital for patients, visitors and staff.
More people enter our hospitals than our churches today. In 1997 the University Hospital in Cardiff began to plan their new concourse which would include shops for those using the hospital, and chaplain and staff members thought, “Why not open a Christian Bookshop?” Two years later a shop called BOOKS Plus was established by a staff led charity with generous support from local churches, national charities and friends.
The new building at GRH has been long awaited, replacing crowded old-fashioned out-patient clinics with a wonderfully spacious atrium and clinic suites, as well as a new children’s hospital, Emergency department and many other facilities. There remains one additional retail outlet adjacent to the WRVS. This is in the heart of the hospital, and a wonderful location to attract passing visitors.
There is currently no Christian Bookshop in the City of Gloucester, so this could also provide an essential facility for local Christians.