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.

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

Mothers’ Union – Our next meet is on Friday 21st July. Stephen Snelling has offered to do a Eucharist prior to our meeting at 1.30pm in Church. The meeting itself will be in the Parish Hall at 2.15pm when our speaker will be Father Michael Burgess. Topic: 7 Deadly Sins.

Molly Davies – Julie and family would love you to join them at Molly’s celebration of her life at St Mary’s on Friday 21st July at 2.30pm. We would love you to come and join us in the Civic Hall after the service.

You are invited to Paul & Heather’s Open Garden with trains, fish and observatory from 2-4pm on Sunday 23rd July at 13 Barony Road, Nantwich. Plenty of Parking. Strawberry tea or Strawberries and cream available. All donations to St Mary’s Choir fund.

The Church Choir are singing Choral Evensong in Church on Sunday 23rd July at 6pm.

Bert King – The funeral of Bert King will take place in Church at 11am on Monday 24th July.

Nantwich Show at Dorfold Park, Acton – Tuesday 25th July, 7.30pm United Service in the main arena. Wednesday 26th July, 9am-5pm, Nantwich Churches Together will be serving refreshments in the Community Garden (opposite the Cheese tent).

The next Open House will be on Wednesday 26th July, 2-4pm in the Parish Hall.  All welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

Summer Lunchtime Concert – Thursday 27th July at 12.30pm – Elliot Gresty (clarinet), Tony Metcalfe (piano).  Free admission; retiring collection.

Bring and Share Lunch – So we can have an opportunity to say goodbye to Barry and Yvonne and wish them well in their move to Chester, there will be a Bring and Share Lunch in the Parish Hall after the 10.45am service on Sunday 30th July. Please sign the sheets at the back of church to say that you will be attending and what food you are able to provide. Please speak to either Deborah Snelling or Margaret Winzer if you have any queries. Thank you.

A peal of Superlative Surprise Major will be attempted on Sunday 30th July to celebrate the various movements of Barry, Rachael and Kaushal within the Church hierarchy. The peal if successful will take around 3 hours and will start at 3pm ending, hopefully, in time for Barry’s last service as Rector.

Songs of Praise – At 6pm on Sunday 30th July, instead of our normal evening service, there will be a Songs of Praise featuring some of Barry and Yvonne’s favourite hymns. Please come along and help us raise the roof to give Barry and Yvonne a rousing send off.

St Luke’s Hospice Gala Concert, Saturday 2nd September, 7.30pm in Church. Performances by Rhos Orpheus Male Choir and Roberts Bakery Band with guest appearance from soprano, Jessica Thayer. Tickets £15.00 includes a glass of fizz and dessert canapés.

St Mary’s Family Fun Adventure Day at Brereton Nature Reserve & Lake, Saturday 23rd September. Bring a picnic & a change of clothes! 10am – 3pm. All the family is welcome. Try your hand at canoeing/kayaking, enjoy on land games, nature trails & eating ice cream! Let us know if you’re coming by signing up at the back of church.

St Mary’s Fun Triathlon, Saturday 23rd September, also at Brereton running alongside the Family Adventure Day. Raising pennies for the Pastoral Care Projects including CAP Money & CAP in Nantwich. Involving 3 miles cross country walking to Brereton Church & back; a basic Assault course; Canoeing/kayaking on Brereton Lake. If you want to know more or require a sponsor form, speak to Andrew Neville or Angie Bartlett, or contact Angie on angie.bartlett@btinternet.com
There will be opportunity to donate on JustGiving.

Win a Holiday in the glorious Cairngorms National Park situated in the village of Boat of Garten (6 miles from Aviemore). Fully equipped luxury caravan, 6 berths, 7 days. Self-catering. Buy your lucky numbers for £3.00 each in the Parish Office.

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.

The next issue of Bible Reading Fellowship notes are available in the pew postal system for current subscribers. If anyone else is interested in subscribing to the notes which assist daily bible reading then please contact Beth Roberts for more information – Tel 07703 126163

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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