Upcoming Events

New to St. Mary’s? If you are new to St. Mary’s and would like to know more about our Church and the many activities associated with it (for all ages), please contact Kathryn Leonard on 07776 238208 or kathrynleonard@hotmail.co.uk.  Kath will happily pay you a visit should you wish, or meet up with you for a coffee and give you any information you need.

Pastoral matters – please let us know if you or someone you care for would like a general pastoral visit or Communion visit at home or in hospital. Call the Parish Office on 625268 or contact Mary Harris, our Pastoral Worker and care co-ordinator for the Pastoral team – Tel: 07753 840118 or email maryhma@icloud.com

Morning Prayer – Now including Saturdays at 8am.  An ideal way to begin the day, especially for the weeks when breakfast at the Crown follows at 8.30am. All welcome also on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8.30am, when typically 4 to 7 people are present.

Listening Service – Our trained volunteer Listeners in the pastoral care team are offering a drop-in Listening Service in Church most Thursday afternoons between 2.00 – 4.00pm. Notices will be placed outside the church when the session is taking place.

Mission Support Group – Visit from Operation Mobilisation
One of the projects we are supporting as a church is the visit to Latin America by the Operation Mobilisation ship Logos Hope. We are looking forward to OM coming to our 9.30am service on Sunday 15th July and this will be a great opportunity to find out more about the ship and the work done by the crew to bring Knowledge, Help and Hope to people around the world. There will also be an opportunity to chat to OM staff over tea and coffee in the Parish Hall after the 9.30 and 10.45 services.

Home Group – Wednesday, 18th July, 2pm in the Parish Hall (please note change of venue). The theme for the session is SEEING IS BELIEVING?

Lunchtime Concert – Thursday, 19th July, 12.30-1.15pm in Church, John Gough and Tom Kimmance (piano duet). Free entrance with retiring collection.

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday, 21st July when Ken Jackson will be our speaker. Please sign up on the list at the back of church if you’d like to come along.

Carers Trust 4all drop in session offering support for carers – Tuesday, 24th July, 2.00-4.00pm at The Gables. See noticeboard for other dates & venues.

If anyone is interested in supporting the Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust with any sponsored event on Saturday 8th September then please see the poster in the parish hall or contact the parish office for details. It is intended St. Mary’s along with other Cheshire churches will be open for visitors taking part on this “Ride and Stride” sponsored event.

Are you starting school in September or moving to Secondary School? If so, we would like you to bring your uniform to church on Sunday 9th September for a photo to be taken of you all wearing it after the 9.30 service. It will be used in the church magazine and we’d like to interview you to find out what you’ve been up to in your first week at school! Andrea Clews, Children and Families’ Worker

Jonathan Veira one-man show in Church – Saturday, 17th November, 7.30pm. A great evening out with international Christian opera singer and all round family entertainer and amusing story teller.

A Recording of the Nantwich Lecture given by the Rector on 20th June is available from Keith Harris.

Shop Volunteers – Please look in the post pew for a letter with details of the Shop Service.

The Church Shop is in urgent need of more volunteers in order to keep open for Visitors and locals alike from 10am – 2pm, Monday through to Saturday. Volunteers generally work a two hour time slot. If you are able to help (even if you cannot do every week) please talk to Nigel and/or Margaret Winzer (623768). Thank you.

Confirmation – The Bishop of Chester will visit St. Mary’s for a service of confirmation on Sunday, 18th November at 6pm. Please speak to Mark if you or one of your children may be interested in being confirmed, or if you know people who could be invited to consider it. Preparation for adults and children will commence in September.

Nantwich Street Pastors need more Prayer Pastors to be at the base at the Methodist Church and ‘on call’ at home while the street pastors are out, normally 10.30pm-3.30am, Friday or Saturday nights, one turn per month. If you may be able to help or want more details please contact David Maidment, maidmentrail@aol.com, tel. 627170.

Are you technically minded? Would you be interested to help with the church PA on Sundays on a rota basis at 10.45am and 6.00pm. Also if you are familiar with using an iPad it could be an advantage but not necessary. It’s a very interesting and rewarding occupation. If you would like more information please contact Paul O’Brian 07973 743909 or Keith Harris 07790796937.

‘Coffee’ and a chat after the 10.45am Sunday Service is a most enjoyable event but we do need extra volunteers to serve & wash up. We work in pairs & the rota for this would only involve you once every 6 or 7 weeks. Please contact Jill Oakes on 01270 662940 if you are able to help.

This Month – If you have any items for family news please send words and photographs to the stmarysthismonth@gmail.com email address. If you would like to write for the magazine or have an interest in photography and be willing to take occasional photos and/or be part of the magazine committee, please get in touch with a current committee member or via the email address above.

Cheshire Police Alert: Could You Knit or Crochet a Buddy Bear for a child in need who may have been involved in an incident, or may been have victim of crime. There is a knitting pattern available or you can follow a pattern of your choice! You could be the one to change how a child remembers a difficult situation. The bear can be designed to look like a Police Bear!

 

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