8th December 2013 - Second Sunday of Advent
8:00am Holy Communion BCP
Celebrant and Preacher: Revd Barry Jobber
Readings: Romans 15: 4-13
9:30am Morning Prayer CW
Officiant and Preacher: Mrs Jane Millinchip
Readings: Romans 15: 4-13, Matthew 3: 1-12
Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee in the Mews following the service.
Officiant and Preacher: Mr Duncan Goodwin
Readings: As set
Refreshments will be served in the Mews following the service.
15th December 2013 - Third Sunday of Advent
9:30am Sung Eucharist CWDownload Bulletin
6:30pm Festival of Nine Lessons with Carols
Damage To Garden of Remembrance
In accordance with the decision of the PCC relating to the Garden of Remembrance, all ornaments and flowers not permitted by the Diocesan regulations were removed carefully by the Church Wardens on 30 November 2013 and placed outside the boiler house for collection and/or eventual disposal.
It was discovered subsequently on 2 December that those floral tributes that had been allowed to remain and also some of the sunken vases adjacent to the stone memorial tablets, had been removed without authority, by person or persons unknown. This unwarranted interference with the fabric of the churchyard is both unfortunate and potentially distressing.
The Church Wardens have carried out remedial work to the area around the memorial tablets made necessary by these actions.
Alan Newton & John Beck
Philippines Typhoon Appeal
St Mary's have sent a total of £345.84 to the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
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.
St Mary's Singers
If anyone would like to join St Mary's Singers for the Nine Lessons and Carols service on the 15 December and/or the concert at Vale Royal Abbey on the 17 December they will need to come to the rehearsal in Church on 12 December 7.30-8.30pm. Carol books will be provided but if you have your own 100 Carols for Choirs please bring it along.
Christmas Hamper Raffle
To be drawn 8th December. All tickets sold.
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.
Mid Cheshire Foodbank
Please put your donations of nonperishable food in the basket at the back of church. Any questions to Duncan, Pauline, Peter, Dick, Susan, Derek or Teresa.
Help needed making the Christingles
In the Mews, Saturday 7th December at 10.00am. Please speak to Teresa Finney if you are available to help. Cup of coffee & sticky fingers for all helpers.
Refreshments will be served in the Mews following the Christingle service and the Nine lessons & Carols. Donations of mince pies delivered to the Mews would be gratefully received.
Monday 13th January 2014 7.30pm at the Plough Inn. Speaker: Canon Peter Howell-Jones Vice Dean of Chester Cathedral. Please add names & numbers on the list at the back of church if you wish to attend.
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