19th January 2020 - Plough Sunday
9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
Celebrant: The Curate
Preacher: The Vicar
Readings: Ecclesiasticus 38:25 - 34
Mark 4:3 - 9, 13-20
6.30pm Evensong BCP
Officiant & Preacher: The Curate
Readings: Ezekiel 2: 1-3: 4
Galatians 1: 11-24
26th January 2020 - Third Sunday of Epiphany
9.30am All Age Worship CWDownload Bulletin
6.30pm Healing Communion BCP
Ladies’ Brunch at The Badger
The ever popular
Ladies Brunch is
making a return
Tuesday 28th January 2020
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
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.
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
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.
Mid-Cheshire Foodbank are
desperately short of Instant Coffee
Jam, Tinned Meat & Toothbrushes.
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 101 people including
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 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.
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"
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.