17th February 2019 - Third Sunday before Lent
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9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
Celebrant & Preacher: The Curate
Readings: Jeremiah 17: 5-10
Luke 6: 17-26
6.30pm Evensong BCP
Officiant & Preacher: The Curate
Readings: Hosea 10: 1-8 % v12
Galatians 4: 8-20
7.45pm Strings at the Abbey
24th February 2019 - Second Sunday before Lent
9.30am All Age Worship CW
6.30pm Healing Communion BCP
Concert in St Mary’s
7.00pm Wednesday 20th March
Highfield Male Voice Choir and Vale Royal Recorder Consort
Tickets £10 each
including light refreshments served in the Mews during the interval.
The coach for the Pilgrimage to the National Memorial
Arboretum has now been booked. We do still have spaces so please continue to add your name to the list.
Mothers' Union at St Mary's
On Tuesday 19th February at
2.00 p.m. in The Mews, we'll be welcoming
Canon Michael Burgess from Oughtrington, who is coming to tell us about "Faith, fun and
fellowship", his life in ministry.
Those of us who know Father Michael will know what a treat we have in store. Do join us if you'd like to hear him for
yourself; you'll be thoroughly entertained.
The Pastoral & Fellowship Committee are once again serving soup
lunches during Lent on a Tuesday at 12.30pm commencing 12th March
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
Service of Institution & Induction
The Reverend Canon Paul Dawson is to be inducted as our next vicar on
Monday 25th March at 7.30pm
At St Mary’s.
As you will be aware we have a limited number of seats available and each
parish has been allocated a number of tickets.
A list is at the back of each church for those who wish to attend.
Should we have more who wish to attend than seats, them the names will be entered into a draw. Tickets will not be transferrable and should be returned if you find that you are no longer able to attend, as a reserve list will be kept.
The service will be followed by a ‘Bring & Share’ supper (Finger food only please and brought ready to serve) in The Mews.
APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting)
Our APCM is this year being held on Sunday 7th April following the 9.30am service.
This year we are looking for 3 new members to the PCC. Please consider if you would be prepared to service in this important roll.
Church Electoral Roll
Every six year’s we are required to complete a new Electoral Roll, this was last done in 2013. Therefore
Electoral Roll forms must be
completed by everyone who
considers St Mary’s to be there church. Forms are available from
Eileen Lees (Electoral Roll Officer)
Completed forms MUST be
returned by 10th March when the roll will be closed until after the APCM
Please note that you need to be on the Roll to be eligible to vote at the APCM, to act as sidesmen or to be elected to the PCC.
Please return last years Palm Crosses to church by Sunday
24th February so that they can be burnt and made into ash ready for the 7.30pm service on Ash Wednesday 6th March.
A basket will be at the back of church.
We have entered a period of vacancy. Please pray as we seek to appoint a new Vicar.
When you are doing your weekly shop please give a thought to those less fortunate than
ourselves and buy an extra tin or packet and bring it to church on the Sunday and place it in the basket at the back of church.
All enquiries for availability and charges should be made via Margaret Baldini 01606 883279
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 vicars 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.
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.