Tidying Thame in Force… Yet again Cornerstone Church turned out to contribute to Thame Tidy Day 2014. Every year people from Cornerstone Church don their working clothes and tidy some area of Thame. This year the church tackled the bridge near the Robin Gibbs house.
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“I look around and there’s suddenly more people I don’t know, compared to those I do! It’s so exciting!” “Who’s that person there… How long have they been coming?” “I want to invite someone round for dinner, who I don’t know? I’m not sure where to start!” I’m not sure if you’ve said or thought these […]
Friday the 6th of December and hundreds gathered at Thame Town Hall – keen to get into the Christmas spirit – and the switching on of the Christmas tree lights. Pastor Paddy Harris compered this year’s event and Anita Dobson, former Eastender encouraged by the Mayor of Thame pressed the button to switch the lights on.
Attracting thousands of visitors Thame the Food Festival also enabled a group of local service organisations to raise just under £2,400 for local charities. Cornerstone Baptist Church plays an active part in the local community and money we raised from helping with the parking was spent on a trolley full of shopping, perhaps quite aptly, for […]
As times have been exceptionally tough everybody looks at new ways to save money. Cornerstone ladies organised a fun Swishing event for women of all ages at Christchurch on the 8th of November to link with the Community Hub run by Cornerstone Church. On the night £239 was raised for Helen Douglas House Charity in Thame.
So, we’re through the first week. As I sit typing, Sally, Louisa and Veronica are leading a knitting master class. The happy clicking of a dozen pairs of needles accentuates the happy buzz of people being, well, happy. I’ve learned quite a lot this week. So, here it is, my list of lessons learned.
The Parents, carers and 55 toddlers left the disco singing, “Bob the builder.. can we fix it?” They left clutching balloons, blowing bubbles and dropping tasty home-made cake crumbs. As they went I thought, ‘you know what? I love this thing called the Hub’.
Earlier this morning, huddled from the wind and rain behind a Radio Oxford Van Pastor Paddy Harris, Ulrike Kibble and Jude Brown waited patiently to be interviewed by radio presenter Phil Mercer. The interviews formed part of a Charles Nove show on helping Oxfordshire’s chronically lonely and emphasised the importance of bringing the community together with projects like Cornerstone’s […]
In response to an on-street questionnaire about needs in Thame community, Cornerstone Baptist Church is organising a pop-up community space at Christchurch in the Upper high street. ‘The Hub’ will run from Monday 21st October to Saturday 9th November with lots of activities for all ages.
As many slowly stirred from their sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning, people from Cornerstone Thame Baptist Church worked hard to get hundreds of traders successfully parked in preparation for the Thame Food Festival.