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Sunday 1st October 2017 Creationtide - Fifth Sunday
Leviticus 25.8–19
Psalm 33:1–12
1 Timothy 2:1–7
Luke 17:11–19
Wednesday 4th October 2017 Saint Francis Day
Many Christians worldwide celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment.
Saturday 7th October 201710:00Cheltenham's Repair Café
Cheltenham's Repair Café should be better known! It pops up on the first Saturday of every month at St Andrew’s Church Centre, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham GL50 1SP from 10 till 2.

Bring your broken electrical items, textiles and bikes for repair, and knives and tools for sharpening. (Book bikes in advance - / 01242 224321.)

At the next Café - 4th February - there’s also warm homes advice, and on 4th March, a joint Composting/Get up and Grow clinic.

The Café is a project run jointly by Vision21, the University of Gloucestershire and the County Council’s Joint Waste Team, supported by St Andrew’s Church.

Spread the word so the Repair Café can contribute still more to reducing the number of once loved items going to landfill.

“We have not yet managed to adopt a circular model of production capable of preserving resources for present and future generations, while limiting as much as possible the use of non-renewable resources, moderating their consumption, maximizing their efficient use, reusing and recycling them. A serious consideration of this issue would be one way of counteracting the throwaway culture which affects the entire planet.” (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ #22)
Tuesday 10th October 2017 Windscale fire anniversary
The Windscale fire of 10 October 1957 was the worst nuclear accident in Great Britain's history, ranked in severity at level 5 out of a possible 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale
Monday 16th October 2017 Anniversary of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis
Saturday 21st October 2017 Apple Day
Apple Day has proven itself to be an increasingly popular event. What started on 21st October 1990 as an attempt to spread environmental awareness and a celebration of autumn as a whole, has quickly grown... It is organized by Common Ground, as well as the Women’s Institute, National Trust properties, Wildlife Trusts, and many other local restaurants, clubs, societies, and educational institutes.
Thursday 26th October 2017 U2 Spy plane incident in 1962
On October 27, 1962, just as the Cuban Missile Crisis was reaching its boiling point, an American U-2 spy plane took off from Alaska en route to a routine reconnaissance mission near the North Pole. Pilot Charles Maultsby was supposed to use celestial navigation to find his way, but halfway through the trip his view of the night sky became hopelessly obscured by the glow of the aurora borealis, or “northern lights.” With no visual markers to guide him, Maultsby soon drifted far off course and inadvertently crossed the border into the Soviet Union.

Because the situation in Cuba still rested on a knife-edge, Maultsby’s accidental detour carried possibly catastrophic consequences. Worried the U-2 could be a nuclear bomber, the Soviets scrambled several MiG fighter jets and sent them on a course to destroy the intruding aircraft. The Air Force responded by dispatching two F-102 fighters armed with nuclear-tipped missiles to shepherd Maultsby back to Alaska. Any confrontation between the two groups of aircraft could have potentially ended in all-out war, but Maultsby managed to glide his U-2—which had long since run out of fuel—out of Soviet airspace before he could be intercepted.
Friday 27th October 2017 Climax of 1962 Cuban missile crisis
Arkhipov, a senior officer on the Soviet B-59 submarine, refused permission to launch its nuclear torpedo
Saturday 28th October 2017 End of 1962 Cuban missile crisis