2nd March 2014 - Sunday next before Lent
9:30am Sung Eucharist CW
Celebrant and Preacher: Revd Barry Jobber
Readings: 2 Peter 1: 16-end
Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee in the Mews following the service.
6:30pm Evensong BCP
Officiant and Preacher: Dr John Stopford
Readings: 2 Kings 2: 1-12, Matthew 17: 9-23
9th March 2014 - First Sunday of Lent
8:00am Holy Communion BCPDownload Bulletin
9:30am Morning Prayer CW
6:30pm Choral Evensong BCP
Appeal for Stationery
Can you help?
Whitegate Mothers' Union is responding to an appeal from a Melanesian Bishop who needs stationery materials for adult literacy classes. They require exercise books, pencils, biros, notepads, rulers, rubbers & rolls of brown paper.
Please help if you can and give your offerings to Eileen Lees, Chris Ball or any other member of the Mothers’ Union by Sunday 9th March.
The Induction of Canon Chris Humphries as vicar of Whitegate & Little Budworth will take place on Thursday 22nd May 2014 7.30pm at Little Budworth.
Organ Music CD
Andrew Millinchip's second CD recording of popular organ music. £5 each. Contact Andrew on 01606784042 or sign the list on the notice board at the back of church.
St Mary's Floodlighting
During the months of October to April the church is floodlit from dusk to 10:30pm.
If you would like to sponsor a week during this time for a special event please contact one of the wardens or sign the list at the back of church.
Guide amount is £25 per week.
A thank you has been received from Women's Refuge (Phoenix) for the toys received from the crib service.
Please see letter on notice board.
The new flower list is on the notice board at the back of the church. Please add your name or speak to Pam Davies if you wish to make a donation in memory of a loved one.
Mid Cheshire Foodbank
Please put your donations of nonperishable food in the basket at the back of church.
The organisers have informed us that they no longer require warm clothes or blankets. However, the Salvation Army would be pleased to accept them.
Any questions to Duncan, Pauline, Peter, Dick, Susan, Derek or Teresa.
St Mary's are updating the Health & Safety policy and need two or three names to be listed as trained first aiders. Do you have a valid first aid certificate and be willing to be a named person?
If so please speak to Alan Newton.
Please return any palm crosses from last year to Alan Newton by 2nd March for the ashes to be used on Ash Wednesday.
Pancakes will be served in the Mews on Tuesday 4th March between 3:15 and 4pm.
Come and join in the fun and enjoy a pancake as we prepare for Lent.
On Sunday 9th March we shall welcome Mr Norman Goodwin to our Mormng Service, to tell us more about the work of Adoption Matters Northwest.
We support this agency through our charitable giving, so do come to hear what he has to say. There'll be a chance to talk to him over coffee and cake in the Mews afterwards.
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Children's Society Boxes
Could all Children's Society collection boxes be returned to church. If you would like your box to be collected, telephone Teresa Finney on 01606 889311.
The Pastoral Committee are once again serving lunches during Lent on a Tuesday at 12.30pm commencing 11th March 2014 in The Mews.
Donations to church funds with a suggested minimum donation of £5 per person. Please sign the list at the back of church indicating which or all of the Tuesdays you wish to attend or contact Linda Dutton on 01606 862733 or Chris Newton on 01829 760239.
Strings at the Abbey
Sunday 9th March 2014 at 7.30pm.
The Vale Royal String Orchestra's Annual Concert at Vale Royal Abbey for St Mary's Whitegate Church Funds features the Old and the New in their programme. The Old is represented by Mozart with the new represented by Suite N03 for Strings by local composer Adrienne Spilsbury.
Tickets are £12 for adults (£6 for school aged children) available from Andrew Ball or on the door.
The Lydian Singers and The Lydian Ensemble directed by John Naylor present a recital of seasonal music for Passiontide in St Mary's Church Tuesday 18th March 8.00pm.
Their programme of some old favourites and some new will include motets by Victoria, Gesualdo, Pablo Casals Bruckner, Rheinberger and Hubert Parry will run for approximately 1 hour. Sherry and light refreshments will be served following the concert. Tickets £6 per person.
Please sign the list at the back of church or speak to Carole Sweet.
Spring Pastoral Visit
This years Spring Pastoral Visit is to take place on Saturday 22nd March when we will be going to St Michael & All Angels church, Middlewich.
Coffee will be served from approximately 11am the tour of the church will conclude with a short service. We will return to the Plough for lunch.
For further information or to reserve your place please sign the list at the back of church or speak to Alan Newton.
St Mary's Singers meets three times each year to perform special concerts and services. The nucleus of the group is the church choir, to which are added singers from around the area who are keen to take part but cannot make a regular, weekly commitment. All are welcome to participate. Please contact our Organist & Choirmaster Andrew Millinchip firstname.lastname@example.org
Our involvement with Whitegate Primary School has enabled us to build relationships with the young people and provide a safe environment within which they can meet and continue the friendships forged at Primary School when they move onto High School.