8th December 2019 - Second Sunday of Advent
9.30am Morning Prayer CW
Officiant & Preacher: The Vicar
Readings: Isaiah 52: 1-12
Matthew 3: 1-12
Organ: Nun komm der Heiden – J S BACH
Officiant & Preacher: Teresa Finney
Readings: As Set
15th December 2019 - Third Sunday of Advent
9.30am Sung Eucharist CWDownload Bulletin
6.30pm Nine Lessons & Carols
A numbered list is available at the back of church at £1 per slot.
1st Prize A Christmas Hamper
2nd Prize Christmas Cake & Bottle of Whisky
3rd Prize 6 Flutes & Bottle of Prosecco
The draw will be made after the morning service on the
Also guess the name of the doll 2 guesses for £1. The winner will
also be announced on the
Linda & Chris would like to thank everyone who supported the
Advent Lunch on Tuesday.
Special thanks to Alan, Pam,
Howard & Martine for their help in serving, and to Andrew for coming to play the keyboard.
£168.97 was raised for church funds but most importantly a super afternoon full of friendship and
fellowship was had by all.
The Christmas card boxes are at the back of St Mary’s. Could you please remember to check the
boxes weekly so that we are not left with cards at the end of the
season. Thank you.
St Mary’s Churchyard
Advance notice - there will a
working party to tidy up the Churchyard at St Mary's on
Saturday 25th January
9.30-11.00am. We need to move some fallen stones and also clear the Churchyard of Christmas items. Please come along to help keep our Churchyard safe and tidy.
Save your stamps for the RNIB
We're taking part in a nationwide appeal this year for the stamps from your Christmas cards. There will be a collection box at St Mary's, so please save the stamps from your cards and parcels - leave 1 cm/1/2 inch of paper round the sides when you cut them out. Bring them to church up to Sunday 12th January. Let's see how much our collection will weigh!
Monday 13th January 2019
At The Plough
Come and listen to
The Revd Canon Jane Brooke
Vice Dean & Canon Missioner at Chester Cathedral
talk about her journey to ministry and life at the Cathedral.
This is a ticket only event, sign the list at the back of the churches and tickets will be allocated.
On 20th November we begin a four week series of Advent talks
marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of the 1914-1919 war. Based on Major John McRae's
poem 'In Flanders fields' there will be an address followed by
Compline. The series will be held in the Mews beginning at 7.30pm
Paul & Fiona's Parish Christmas card this year will take the form of chickens sent via Christian Aid's Present Aid scheme. They will make a difference to a family long after Christmas is over.
Mid-Cheshire Foodbank are
desperately short of
Long Life Milk, Tinned Custard & Tinned Meat
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 176 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.