• Services

    26th January 2020 - Third Sunday of Epiphany

    9.30am All Age Worship CW
    Officiant: The Vicar
    Preacher: Teresa Finney
    Readings: Matthew 4: 12-23

     

    6.30pm Healing Communion BCP
    Celebrant & Preacher: The Curate
    Readings: Isaiah 9: 1-4
    Matthew 4: 12-23


    2nd February 2020 - Candlemas

    9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
    6.30pm Evensong BCP

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  • Notices

    Ladies’ Brunch at The Badger

    The ever popular
    Ladies Brunch is
    making a return
    Tuesday 28th January 2020
    11am-1pm
    At the Badger, Church Minshull
    £12 per person Money required by 19th January
    Sign the list at the back of church to reserve your place.
    For more information speak to
    Linda Dutton, Pam Davies or Chris Newton or see the website

    Save your stamps for the RNIB

    The deadline for the return of stamps has been extended to the end of the month. Please place in the box at the back of church

    Palm Crosses

    Please remember to bring your Palm Cross from last year to church on (or before) Candlemas (2nd February). Candlemas marks our last look at the Crib and our first glimpse of the Cross. At this
    pivotal point we return last year's Palm Crosses to make this year's ash for Ash Wednesday. Please leave your Palm Cross at the back of church. Thank you.

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    St Mary’s Organ

    Work has started this week on a major project to restore the organ bellows. The bellows were installed in about 1874 when the organ was built and unsurprisingly the leather has begun to rot, allowing air to escape through holes which would eventually mean that the organ would stop working. The work is being carried out by Jim Molineux, an excellent craftsman who was responsible for the superb
    restoration of the historic Hill organ at Little Budworth. He will at the same time regulate the currently rather loose action making the organ more reliable and responsive to play. I would stress that the sound of the organ will not be changed in any way. The work is due to last several weeks and services will be accompanied on the piano, giving us a chance to explore some exciting piano repertoire. Details of the music to be played after services will, as
    usual, appear on the bulletin.

    St Mary’s Flower Rota

    We are extremely lucky at St Mary’s to have a very talented group of volunteers who arrange the flowers in church each week. This is only possible with the help of many, who give donations.
    The average weekly cost is £35
    This donation could be in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion.
    Please continue to support our
    volunteers and sign the list at the back of church or speak to
    Pam Davies.

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    Lent Series 2020

    Information about this year's Lent series is available at the back of church. If you would like to take part in the Lent series please add your name to the list so we know how many booklets to buy.

    Foodbank

    Mid-Cheshire Foodbank are
    desperately short of Custard,
    Instant Soup, Jam & Tinned Meat.
    Please remember the Foodbank when you are doing your weekly shop and help those less
    fortunate than ourselves.
    In the past week the Foodbank have fed 128 people including
    58 children

    Mews Bookings

    All enquiries for availability and charges should be made via Margaret Baldini 01606 883279

    Prayer List

    We welcome new names of those who are ill to be added to our weekly list for prayer. This is intended for a short to medium term prayer list.
    After two months names will be
    transferred to the Vicar's long term
    prayer list. You can of course request that the name goes back on the list for a further period.
    Regular updates would be appreciated about the condition of those who are sick.
    Please let the Vicar or Linda Dutton know.

Safeguarding

St Mary's church takes its duty and obligation to protect all, extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
"If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding"

Whitegate School

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.

www.whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk