Upcoming Events

Lunchtime Summer Concerts
 The concerts start at 12.30pm and are free, but with a retiring collection.  They will continue every Thursday until the end of August and include an array of wonderful musicians, singers, pianists and other instrumentalists.

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 07776238208 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.

Seniors’ Lounge – the next session takes place in the Parish Hall on Sunday 11th June at 3pm. A chance for people to enjoy friendly company and a chat over a cup of tea/coffee & cake with a varied programme of activities and singing.

Lunchtime Concerts – Thursday 15th June at 12.30 marks the launch of this year’s free Summer Lunchtime Concerts with a return visit from nine year old piano prodigy Leo Bailey –Yang (by popular demand!)

Men’s Breakfast – This month’s Breakfast will be held at the Crown Hotel on Saturday 17th June at 8.30am. Our speaker will be Mark Green who will be speaking on his journey to ministry. He is training alongside Rachael Griffiths and is Scripture Union’s Digital Strategy and Transformation Leader and Principal Consultant at Digital Kingdom. Please sign up on the sheet in church or email anantwichpriest@silverhurst.co.uk

Sunday Club volunteers meeting – Sunday 18th June – upstairs in the Parish Hall after the 9.30 service. This will be a time to look at the new material we will be using for Sunday Club sessions from September and to have a general chat about things. Please do put this date in your diary as it is important that as many of us as possible get the message at the same time and that we get some time to share ideas and discuss things. Many thanks, Andrea

The Church Choir are singing Choral Evensong in Church on Sunday 18th June at 6pm.

Encounter – the next Encounter will be on the 18th June at 7.15pm in the Parish Hall. This informal worship, encounter with God and discussion time will take the form of a bring and share supper, all welcome.

Nantwich Lectures – Theology at a Local Level. Topic – Secular Spirituality – Challenge or Opportunity? Wednesday 21st June, 7.30pm in Church. Speaker: Rev’d Professor Bernard Moss.

Nantwich Foodbank AGM – Wednesday 21st June, 7.30pm in Market Street Church. A chance to hear about the work of the Foodbank over the last year, and to thank supporters and volunteers. RSVP, indicating if you would like a copy of the annual report and or financial report. If you are unable to attend but wish to have copies of the reports please email and we will send these on info@nantwich.foodbank.org.uk

Summer Lunchtime Concert – Thursday 22nd June at 12.30pm – The Forum String Quartet. Free admission; retiring collection.

Ladies’ Breakfast – the next meeting is on Saturday 24th June at 8.30am at The Crown Hotel. The speaker is Rachael Griffiths – an opportunity to hear from her just a week or so before she is ordained and starts her curacy in Audlem. There will then be a summer recess for breakfasts until September. The sign-up sheet is at the back of Church or you can email nantwichladiesbreakfast@gmail.com

A Peal of Plain Bob Major will be rung between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday 24th June to celebrate the 25th Wedding Anniversary (actually 20 June) of local ringers and church members, Andrea and Nick Howell-Jones.

A Musical Midsummer Night’s Dream, Saturday 24th June at 7.15pm in Church. Featuring Emma Brown and The Band & Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary. Free admission; retiring collection in aid of the Church and the Poppy Appeal.

Church Summer Fete – Saturday 1st July. More helpers are still needed but in particular we need donations for the bottle and chocolate tombolas. These are down on previous years at present but I am sure we can make numbers up in the last few days. We would also like any cakes that are donated to be brought to the Parish Office on the Thursday and Friday immediately prior to the fete – this will make sure they are not hanging round going stale for too long. Any offers or suggestions to Chris Harris – 07718-894335 / 01270-628393.

Raffle Tickets – If you have any raffle tickets for the summer fete could you please return them as soon as possible to either the Parish Office or leave in the donation boxes at the back of Church.

Rachael’s Ordination – The Burland coach to Chester Cathedral will leave from Ableworld at 8am on Sunday 2nd July, returning from Chester at 2pm. Any issues please speak to Pat Stalker.

Bring and Share Tea – Rachael would like to invite everyone to a bring and share tea on Sunday 2nd July at 3.30pm in the Parish Hall for anyone who would like to come along, particularly if you are unable to make the service at the cathedral. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of Church.

The Sunday Clubs are in need of people willing to lead and help at the 9.30am service. If you think you could serve in this way please speak to Andrea Clews in person or phone on 07930390775.

Seniors’ Lounge – Volunteer urgently needed to help make tea and coffee at Seniors’ Lounge on the second Sunday of each month, 2.30-4pm. Please contact Ros on 611344 or Cathie on 629252 if you can help.

Reserve Stewards Needed – Would you like to undertake the very enjoyable task of greeting visitors to St. Marys? Our Team of Regular Stewards need cover for holidays & sickness. So if you can join our existing team of Reserves, please phone Penny Smith (611227) or Chris Harris 628393.

APCM Minutes – The draft minutes of the APCM 26th April 2017 are available to be read. They are on the noticeboard at the back of church. Any comments should be made in writing to Beth Roberts PCC Secretary c/o the Parish Office by 30 June. The minutes will be presented to the PCC on 25 July for ratification.

Messy Church – Could you spare a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon once a month? Messy Church is in need of someone to run the refreshments after the activities. If you think you can help please contact Andrea on 07930 390775.

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.

Parochial Church Council – following the 2017 APCM the following are the current members of the PCC, any of whom can be approached for help or information: Rev Barry Wilson, Rev Stephen Snelling, Rev Kaushal David; Steve Lockett (Treasurer & Churchwarden), Pat Stalker (Churchwarden); Beth Roberts (Secretary); Gill Appleton, Bryan Coghlan, Andrew Kelly, (Deanery Synod reps); Angie Bartlett,  Penny Beeston, Peter Bennett, Belinda Coghlan, Jackie Ford, Marie Hamner, Chris Harris, Nick Hutt, Vanessa Layfield, Kath Leonard, Helen Lockett, Paul O’Brien, Anne Vetter, Nigel Winzer, Dot Woods.

 

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