• Services

    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


    6.30pm Christingle
    Officiant & Preacher: Teresa Finney
    Readings: As Set


    15th December 2019 - Third Sunday of Advent

    9.30am Sung Eucharist CW
    6.30pm Nine Lessons & Carols

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  • Notices

    Christmas Raffle

    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
    15th December

    Also guess the name of the doll 2 guesses for £1. The winner will
    also be announced on the
    15th December

    Thank You

    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.

    Christmas Cards

    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.

     

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    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!

    Hub-in-the-Pub

    Monday 13th January 2019
    7.30pm
    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.

    Advent Talks

    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

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    Christmas Card

    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.

    Foodbank

    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
    75 children

    Mews Bookings

    All enquiries for availability and charges should be made via Margaret Baldini 01606 883279

    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 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.

Safeguarding

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"

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