Computer Scam

Computer scam.

Would everyone using the internet please be aware that if they get a phonecall from Microsoft purporting to have found an error on their machine and offering to fix it if  we hand over control of the computer to them by fixing something called Windows Event Viewer, this is a scam.

They will play around with Events Viewer once they have gained access then ask for hundreds of pounds to safeguard the machine and if you don’t pay will activate viruses they themselves have installed, which means having to have the computer completely rebooted.

This is a nasty scam because it sounds so plausible. .

Please circulate this to as many computer users as you can, especially churches as these are being targeted at the moment.


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Study Day

Study day for Local Preachers and Worship Leaders

Saturday November 16th 10 30 am – 12.45pm at Wem Methodist Church

Led by Rev Dr Neil Richardson

Topic – the Gospel lessons for Advent 2013

Coffee will be served from 10am onwards, and again at the end of the meeting for anyone wishing
to stay and share in informal conversation. Please bring your own food.

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I Lived in Yanoun

The Revd John Howard will give his presentation on his experiences in the West Bank earlier this year, at Church Stretton on Thursday 24th October, 7pm for 7.30. He went as a human rights observer with EAPPI (Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel). This event has been organised by Shropshire United Nations Association and is open to everyone interested in people and events in the Holy Land. If you missed the meetings at Ludlow or Wem, this is your chance to hear the story first hand. Letters and pictures from the West bank are on

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Future Dates for Cafe Church

Cafe Church,  an ecumencial venture in Shrewsbury town centre, will be meeting on the following dates: 9th October, 13th November and 11th December  We meet at 7.30pm – 8.30 pm in the Shrewsbury Coffee House, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury  (near the Station).

Cafe Church aims to  provide for those seeking a more spiritual element in their lives an informal  opportunity to explore Christianity.

If this could be you, why not come along for coffee and a chat in a friendly relaxed setting?

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South Shropshire Interfaith Forum

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Yanoun Diaries

Experiences of a Human Rights Obsserver in the West Bank.





You are invited to hear Revd John Howard speak about his experiences as an Ecumenical Accompanier in the West Bank.

Thursday 19th September at 7pm – Ludlow Methodist Church

We hope you will be able to attend this special evening.


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Cleobury’s Animal Antics

Inspired by the arrival of a canine companion at the manse, on Saturday 20th July Cleobury Methodists held a fun dog show in this small market town. Borrowing the Anglican’s Vicarage Field near to the  chapel and the farmers’ market happening around the parish church, and with classes judged by a local dog trainer it was an enjoyable morning for all involved. With a dozen dogs competing in a range of classes from waggiest tail to obedience and agility there was plenty to entertain.

The next day, Sunday 21st, dogs and other animals were invited to a special service at church. 4 dogs (including the minister’s), 2 gerbils and 6 human visitors were welcomed by the congregation, (the llamas were unable to make it).  It was a simple, half hour service followed by refreshments for both humans and animals.

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Tenbury Methodists Celebrate 150 years

On 13th July Tenbury Methodist Church celebrated their 150th birthday. They welcomed back past ministers, members and friends who had moved away as well as current supporters and friends in the community. A display of photos and memories were the centre of conversation during the afternoon followed by a grand high tea before the celebration service. Rev Helen Roberts led a full church through the years with hymns from the different eras of the church’s life, then Rev Deanne Evans spoke on living out our faith through the fruit of the spirit.  Local preacher Mr Adrian Williams continued the celebrations during the service the following day.

There have been a wide range of anniversary events over the year with more to come.

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Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy

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Finham Choral Society

Coventry’s Finham Choral Society will be holding a concert at Bayston Hill Methdist Centre on Saturday 13th July 7pm.

Tickets are £7 and are available from the Circuit Office. Each ticket includes light refreshments during the intermission.

We hope to see you there!

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