• Services

    8th March 2015 - Third Sunday of Lent

    8.00am  Holy Communion BCP
    Celebrant and Preacher: The Vicar
    Reading: 1 Corinthians: 18-25
      John 2: 13-22

    9.30am  Morning Prayer CW
    Officiant and Preacher: Dr John Stopford
    Readings: Exodus 5: 1-6: 1
      Philippians 3: 4b-14
      
    Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee, conversation & friendship in the Mews following the service.
     
    3.30pm Installation of the Bishop of Stockport at Chester Cathedral (Ticket only)
    No Evening Service

    15th March 2015 - Mothering Sunday

    9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
    6.30pm Evensong BCP

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  • Notices

    Lent Lunches

    The Pastoral Committee are once again serving lunches during Lent
     on a Tuesday at 12.30pm
    commencing 24th February 2015
    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

    APCM

    This year’s APCM is to be on
    Sunday 19th April at 10.45am.
    All Welcome.

    Church Electoral Roll

    If you are already on the electoral roll you need do nothing—the
    existing roll simply continues from last year. If you consider St Mary’s to be your church and wish to be added, please fill in an enrolment form available from Eileen Lees.
    Completed forms MUST be
    returned by 29th March

    Children’s Society Boxes

    Could all boxes please be returned to church by the end of March.
    Thank you Teresa Finney.

     

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    Lent Studies 2015

    Canon Chris will introduce a series of 5 sessions entitled ‘Praise Him’, including recorded interviews with the Archbishop of Canterbury,
    David Suchet and Sister Wendy
    Beckett.
    These will be in the Mews on  Wednesday evenings, starting
    25th February. Please arrive at 7.20pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.
    All welcome.

    Bedding Plant Sales

    During March we are taking orders for summer bedding plants. They will be cheaper than in the shops or nurseries and will be delivered to your door. Tell your family & friends. Order forms available from Carole Sweet

    Woodland Walk & War Time Tea

    25th April 2pm from The Mews
    we will be walking through Church Wood and returning to the Mews down St Mary’s Drive to see all the bluebells and spring gardens
    We will then enjoy a war time tea.
    There are only 40 places for this event so book early to avoid
    disappointment.

    Men’s Breakfast

    The next men’s Breakfast will be on Wednesday
    18th March 8.30am at
    The Red Lion, Little Budworth.
    To help with
    catering please sign the list at the back of the churches

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    Cantores Roborienses—The Grange School Choir

    Friday 20th March 7.30pm at
    St Mary’s.
    This year the concert is being
    performed by the senior section of this prizewinning choir, comprising about 50 students aged between 14 & 18. In April the choir is undertaking a major concert tour in France, and the St Mary’s concert will once again offer a unique preview of some of the music being prepared for the tour. On this occasion the choir will be accompanied by Tom Cameron and directed by Andrew Millinchip.
    There will be a retiring collection & light refreshments following the
    concert.

    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 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.

Join the Choir or St Mary's Singers

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 music@stmaryswhitegate.org

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