12th June 2022 - Trinity Sunday
9.30am Morning Prayer CW
Officiant: The Revd Canon Paul Dawson
Preacher: the Revd Dr John StopfordReadings: Romans 5:1-5
19th June 2022 - First Sunday of Trinity
9.30am Morning Prayer CW
Annual Parochial Church Meeting Report
At the meeting in The Mews on 15th May, our two churchwardens, John Duthie and Anne Blayney were elected to serve a further year. During the APCM which followed that meeting, five new members of the PCC were elected: Pam Venables & Elaine Campbell each for 2 years and John Blayney, Chris Newton and Eileen Lees each for 3 years. Those who this year completed their term on the PCC were very warmly thanked for their service. The Report and Accounts for 2021 were read and approved. Everyone looks forward to moving ahead with plans for the future, many of which had to be put on hold during the pandemic.
First Thursday Cafe
Just pop in and say hello and stay for coffee, cake and chat on the First Thursday of the month 10.30am to 12 noon, where a warm welcome awaits everyone.
Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Sunday 5th June from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. on Church Green.
Church Green, at the heart of our village community is the perfect site for the Jubilee Picnic, organised by Whitegate & Marton Parish Council with St Mary’s Church. Come dressed in 50s style if you can and bring your picnic. There will be scones, cakes and tea available too, along with hay bales for seating, period music and more. In the case of bad weather, we’ll be able to celebrate indoors, in the spacious School Hall.
Christian Aid Week 2022: 15th – 21st May
Envelopes for donations to this year’s campaign are available in Church or from Chris Ball (Tel 01606 593260). Please take one for yourself and one or two more for friends, family or neighbours and bring them back to Church, with your donation inside and sealed, on Sunday 22nd or 29th May.
The focus of the campaign this year is to support communities all over the world who are suffering from hunger caused by drought. . Climate change is making their situation worse than ever. Let’s all do what we can.
The Mews is available for hire for meetings, exercise groups and parties.
For further information and availability , please contact :-
Mid Cheshire Foodbank
To see what items the Foodbank are short of please visit their website
Please leave your gifts in the box at the back of church.
Please help Mid Cheshire Foodbank. They need our support now more than ever.
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.