16th February 2020 - Second Sunday before Lent
9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
Celebrant: The Revd Dr John Stopford
Preacher:The Revd Canon Paul Dawson
Readings: Romans 8: 18-25
Matthew 6: 25-end
6.30pm Evensong BCP
Officiant & Preacher: The Revd Dr John Stopford
Readings: Proverbs 8: 22-31
23rd February 2020 - Sunday next before Lent
9.30am All Age Worship CWDownload Bulletin
6.30pm Healing Communion BCP
The Pastoral & Fellowship
Committee are once again serving soup lunches during Lent on a Tuesday at 12.30pm commencing
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
Mothers’ Union at St Mary’s
Tuesday 18th February at 7.30 pm in The Mews
Desert island choices
Members, please bring 1 book, 1 piece of music & 1 luxury item
Movies at The Mews
Tuesday 25th February
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm
The Italian Job (1969)
Starring Michael Caine
Reserve your seat by signing up
on the notice board or e-mail
Church flower group have
introduced a silk flower
arrangement for occasional use.
The cost of which has been met by donations from Liz & Eddie Stamper & Nancy Carter.
Used stamps for RNIB
The success of our Christmas stamp collection means that we've decided to keep collecting all year round. The box will stay in church, so please save your stamps & cut them out with a 1cm/half inch
border. Please sort them into
British and Foreign and put them in our collection box from time to time.
The Church of England is
conducting an independent review of all Safeguarding instances which may or may not have been previously reported. All parishes are being asked to review their
records and send a Declaration to the independent advisor by 28th February. We are asking all church members who may be aware of any incident which gives cause for
concern, whether previously
reported or not, to make that known to either the Vicar of the Parish Safeguarding Officer (St Marys' - Mrs Sue Whitehead. St Peter's - Mrs Cora Cowap). This will be in the strictest confidence. If anyone has anything they wish to report and would rather speak to someone outside of the Church's own structures there is a dedicated telephone line run by the NSPCC for this purpose. 0800 80 20 20. For information please refer to www.chester.anglican.org/PCR2. Thank you.
Mid-Cheshire Foodbank are
desperately short of Cordial, Fruit Juice, Puddings (Jelly, Rice
Pudding etc.), Toothbrushes & Toothpaste.
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 115 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.