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What's On

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Sundays

  • 10:30am Holiness Meeting

  • 11:15am Children's Groups x3

  • 5pm - 6:15pm Salvation Meeting

Weekdays

Christian faith during the week, when our doors are open to offer programmes and activities for the whole community.

  • Monday

    • 9:30am - 11:30am Drop-in
    • 12pm - 1pm Lunch Drop-in
    • 6:30pm Brownies
  • Tuesday

    • 6:30pm Young People's Band Practice
    • 7:45pm Senior Band Practice
  • Wednesday

    • 7:30pm Bible Study
      • fortnightly

  • Thursday

    • 10am - 12pm Over 60s Day Centre
    • 10:30am Bible Study
    • 10:45am Cameo (Come and Meet Each Other)
      • 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month

    • 12pm Over 60s Lunch Club
    • 2pm Over 60s Club
    • 6:30pm Singing Company Practice (Junior Choir)
    • 8pm Songster Practice (Choir)
  • Friday

    • 9am - 11:30am Literature Ministry (2 venues)

Sunday School

We want young people to feel valued, to understand their significance, skills and talents and to give them a voice among their families, friends, where they live and in their future.

At Easton we have two sections to our Sunday School, the Primary led by Hilary Gambling and the Juniors led by Claire Moran, they each meet every Sunday morning and follow activities designed to encourage personal development and growth.

Youth and Students

All young people from three to thirty years old are welcome to join us.

If you are coming to the Bristol area to study, then ‘Congratulations – you’ll have a great time!’ We have some fine universities and it’s a good place to live.

The Easton Salvation Army is a friendly and welcoming Christian community, and we’re here to help and support you in any way we can. We have many young members who have either completed their studies or are away at university now – so we have lots of experience of what it means to be away from home and how valuable good support can be. We currently have students with us from Derby, Sunderland, Shildon and Bermuda who are studying at UWE, Bath University and the University of Glamorgan and we have Easton students at Bristol, Coventry, Greenwich and West London universities and at UWE.

We’d love to see you; you don’t have to be a member of the Salvation Army to be part of the Easton family. If you don’t have transport, just let us know and we’ll organise a lift. We also make sure you always have the option of a good Sunday lunch. Once each month we stay for a fellowship meal after our morning service and that’s also a great opportunity to get to know everyone.

If you are a uniformed Salvationist you are very welcome to join our musical sections; we’ll use you as much as we can but we recognise that your studies must come first. If you just enjoy brass bands or singing, then feel free to join in rehearsals during the week.

Please let us know if you are planning to study in Bristol, especially if you need any help. You can leave a message on this site or contact Corps Youth Secretary, Cheryl Hatcliffe at margaretncheryl@aol.com

Music

The Salvation Army has a wonderful musical tradition that the public greatly enjoy.

Easton has a strong heritage of music making, and music continues to play an important part in the life and ministry of the Corps.

The Band and Songsters (Choir) feature in our weekly Sunday Services, as do our Young People's Band and Singing Company.

Three of these music groups have been involved in tours overseas, and all are in demand not only in Bristol, but throughout the country where the ministry ranges from small services in Old People's Homes, to major concerts in large national concert halls.

All the music making is firmly underpinned by the desire to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to interest the listener in the Christian message through the medium of music.

Songsters

Since its early days, the Bristol Easton Songster Brigade has always strived to achieve the best standards in musicianship and evangelical outreach. They express God's love through their singing and have travelled extensively throughout the United Kingdom to do this, as well as contributing to the worship at Easton every Sunday.

Over the past twenty five years the Songsters have taken part in National and International events at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Conference Centre and Westminster Central Hall, as well as appearing on television and radio, singing in Wells Cathedral and touring California in 1986.

The Songsters also gave a complete performance of "The Messiah" by Handel in a local church which was arranged and conducted by the Songster Leader in 1996.

The present group has sixty members, which includes men and women off all ages and backgrounds.

Band

The band has 35 members, drawn from all walks of life, and a number of whom have grown up in the corps at Easton and have learned to play in the Young People's Band.

The opportunities which we have to express God's love has always motivated us to play music in a way which shows the joy experienced in God's service, and to communicate that joy to others.

YP Band and Singing Company

The Young People's Band provides instrumental training in brass and percussion, while the Singing Company provides vocal training. Both groups are for boys and girls aged seven and above. A number of our adult members sit in practices to help the children.

Both young people's groups provide valuable contributions to Easton, not only in the Sunday worship meetings but also by participating in the Festival of Christmas Music held every December in the Colston Hall, the Music in the Park programmes at St George and Keynsham and other local events.

In addition, as members of these sections, the young people are able to join in the annual music schools run both nationally and regionally by The Salvation Army. These provide dedicated training in Christian music and guidance on their personal development, culminating in a final festival held on the last night of the week of music making. Further opportunities arise from joining with young musicians from other Salvation Army Centres in the South West in what is known as the Divisional Youth Band and the recently formed Divisional Youth Chorus. These groups regularly meet together to rehearse and prepare for concerts and participation in Salvation Army events.

We feel it is appropriate to foster and promote the talents of these youngsters, as well as encouraging their spiritual development. Working together in making music can be great fun and provides fellowship in a dedicated environment, as well as providing a source of inspiration to those who listen to their contributions.

Prayer

 

 

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Hilary Naylor

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Stephen Naylor

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