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 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.

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

Church Shop opening times – St. Mary’s Church Shop will be open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Mothers’ Union – There will be a Eucharist at 1.30pm in Church on Friday 17th November followed by the branch meeting in the Parish Hall at 2.15pm when the Speaker will be Malcolm Pratt on Divine Intervention or Luck.

The next Men’s Breakfast will be held at The Crown Hotel on Saturday 18th November at 8.30am. Our speaker will be Malcolm Pratt who will be continuing his story. If you wish to attend please email drjongriffiths@gmail.com or sign up on the sheet in church.

The Daleian Singers Male Voice Choir Concert, Saturday 18th November, 7pm in church. Tickets £10 available from the Church Shop or the Parish Office.

Nantwich Lectures Theology at a Local Level – Reading the Bible with Martin Luther – Challenges and Opportunities for Today. Presented by Revd Dr Michael Leyden. Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (Luther’s Anniversary Year), 7.00pm in St Mary’s Church. Meet and Greet drinks, Lecture 7.30pm. Admission £2. Come along and hear Luther’s challenges for us today. All are welcome.

Ladies Breakfast – The next Ladies Breakfast will be on Saturday 25th November at 8.30am at The Crown. Please book on the list at the back of Church or by emailing nantwichladiesbreakfast@gmail.com

Nativity Dress-Up Pop-Up Mission, Saturday 25th November 10am-12noon, in the well outside church. Please do come along and support this. It is an opportunity to re-live those childhood dreams of dressing up as Mary or Joseph and for the whole family to be involved. We are using this event to advertise the Christmas events at St Mary’s as well as what’s on for families. If you have any nativity costumes you could lend or donate, that would be very helpful and we are still in need of one gazebo. Please contact Andrea on 07930 390775.

Gravity – Just a reminder that Gravity is on this half term for all those at secondary school and will be held in the parish office during the 9.30 service. Look forward to seeing you all there!

Messy Christmas – Sunday 26th November at 3.30pm.  Come and join us for some Christmas activities, followed by a short time of reflection and a yummy Christmas dinner. Fun for all the family! Please sign up on the sheet to give the team an idea of numbers.

The Church Shop now has religious themed Christmas cards, 2nd class Christmas stamps, Advent calendars, Children’s Christmas books and Activity books , adult reading for Advent, gifts and much more … Please come and support us! (Open Monday to Saturday from 10am – 2pm).

Christingle Service – 9.30am, Sunday 3rd December.

Tercentenary Christmas Festival Concert, 2.30pm, Sunday 3rd December.

Advent Service of Light – The choir will be singing in church at 6pm on Sunday 3 December at the Advent Service of Light.

The Nantwich Singers will be presenting an hour’s programme of Carols on the theme of “A Spotless Rose” on Saturday 9th December at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church. They will be joined by John Gough (piano) and Simon Russell (organ). Tickets £10 available from the church shop or on the door, to include wine and nibbles in the side chapel after the concert.

 Tot’s Nativity – 3pm, Sunday 10th December in Church.

Carols and Readings by Candlelight – 6pm, Sunday 10th December in Church.

All Age Nativity Service – 9.30am, Sunday 17th December in Church.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – 6pm, Sunday 17th December in Church.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – Thank you to all those who’ve brought in filled shoeboxes this year. They’ll be transferred over to the depot at Market Street Church on Monday 20th November, along with the very many and varied items that have been given – far more this year than ever before. If you can spare some time between 20-24 November to help at the depot, they’d be pleased to see you. (Monday 2-9pm, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-9pm, Wednesday 10am-5.30pm, Friday 10am-12noon & 2pm-4 pm) Contact no: 07939 522488 for information. In a couple of weeks I’ll let you know the number of boxes from St Mary’s and the final total processed through the depot for distribution. Thanks again. Jenny Clews

The next issue of the Bible Reading Fellowship notes are available in the pew postal system for current subscribers. There are spare copies of both Guidelines and New Daylight available should anyone wish to try these notes which assist daily bible reading or if interested in subscribing to the notes which assist daily bible reading then please contact Beth Roberts – Tel 07703 126163.

Support the Homeless – Following the success of last year’s advent appeal to support the homeless, the Clergy and Pastoral Care team would like to repeat it. This year, they are collecting new or as good as new items or monetary donations. Each pack will include: A pop up tent, sleeping bag, socks, hat, gloves, scarf, a voucher for a hot drink and sandwich, toothbrush, toothpaste and a comb, and a list of useful telephone numbers. If you would like to donate any of these items, please leave them in the Parish Office for collection. Thank you very much.

Diary date: Keep Saturday 27th January 2018 free to attend a Burns Night Supper at 6.30pm for 6.45pm at Acton Parish Rooms. Please bring friends and family. Entry by ticket only. Tickets available in the New Year.

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 – The Revd Bernard and Sheila Moss are planning to lead a group to this famous Passion Play as part of a week’s holiday in early June 2020. If you would like more details please contact them direct on 01270 882238.

We urgent need volunteers who can spare an hour or two to join our cleaning rota in the church. Thank you. Margaret Wilson, Church Housekeeper.

Stewards urgently needed – Please join our Team of Regular and Reserve Stewards for the enjoyable task of greeting visitors to St Mary’s. We have vacancies for Regular and Reserves. Full training provided. Telephone Penny Smith on 611227 or Chris Harris on 628393 for more details.

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.

 

 

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