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.

Please support Women’s World Day of Prayer at Market Street Church on Friday 3rd March at 1.45pm and 7.30pm.

Lent Course – The subject of study for many of the Home Groups this Lent will be various elements of our Christian Life, with discussion and opportunities for personal review. The subjects will be introduced each Sunday during the services. They are Prayer & Worship, Study & Nurture, Action & Outreach, Health & Wellbeing, and Justice and Care. If you are not a member of a Home Group but would like to join the 5 week study for Lent then please sign up for the extra meetings either on a Wednesday afternoon at Paul & Gail Ramsey’s home (Gingerbread Lane) or Thursday evenings at the Rectory or Parish Hall. Meetings start 8th/9th March.

Seniors’ Lounge – the next session takes place on Sunday 12th March in the Parish Hall 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.

Bible Reading Fellowship Lent Book: This year’s BRF Lent book is “The Living Cross” by Amy Boucher Pye. See the review in the March copy of “This Month”. Copies are available now – bargain price of £6 each – from John Munks or from the Church Shop, 13th March onwards. All proceeds to the Shop!

St. Mary’s Shop will re-open after the winter on Monday 13th March. To get the rota filled for when we re-start, please could shop volunteers sign up for their preferred slots in advance. To help with this, for the two weeks until 13th March the shop sign-up book will be available in the Parish Office, so please check your diaries now!

Home Care `MYTHBUSTER’, Right at Home, Quality Care in Your Home, Monday 13th March, 2-4pm at the Methodist Church, Hospital Street, Nantwich. There will be a presentation on services available and the opportunity to meet the care team with local companies also attending. Free refreshments available. If you wish to attend, please add your name to the list at the back of church.

Passage and a Pint meet at The Railway Hotel on a Tuesday evening – 14th and 28th March – 8.30-10pm. The passages are from Judges, the theme is The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.

CAP Money starts again in March, 3 consecutive Thursday mornings on the 16th, 23rd & 30th March at the Children’s Centre in Dog Lane, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. If you would like some help with budgeting your finances, or know someone who does, then this is the place to be. If you are interested, want to book on, or have any queries, please contact Rachel Carter through the parish office on 625268, or email Angie Bartlett on angie.bartlett@btinternet.com
Refreshments & a crèche will be provided.

Men’s Breakfast – Our next breakfast is on Saturday 18th March at 8.30am at The Crown Hotel. If you wish to attend either email office@stmarysnantwich.org.uk OR add your name to the list in church.

Opera Gala in Springtime – Saturday 18th March, 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church. Come and listen to performers from the Royal Northern College of Music as they sing a variety of opera arias. Tickets £12.00 (to include a glass of wine and nibbles) are on sale from the Parish Office or pay on the door.

Signs & Wonders Free Concert – A vibrant worship experience – the Sound of a transformed generation by a family of orphans from Uganda, Tuesday 21st March, 7pm at Elim Church, Regents Park, London Road, Nantwich. Refreshments available after the concert. Tel: 626749 or book online at: watotouk.eventbrite.com

Experience Easter – This year’s Experience Easter event for our local primary schools is taking place from Monday 27th March through to Friday 31st March. We will be offering sessions in the morning (9.45-11.30) and afternoon (1.15-2.45) and are looking for volunteers to help run activity stations with small groups of children. All resources are provided, and training offered. If you would like to help, please contact Rachael or Andrea via the church office. Many thanks.

Confirmation – Are you interested in being confirmed? Classes will be announced soon for the Confirmation Service with Bishop Libby on Sunday 14th May at 6pm. Please speak to Barry or Stephen if you are interested.

The Diocesan Lay Conference is to be held at the Hayes Conference Centre at Swanwick, Derbyshire on 19th-21st May. If you would be interested to attend then please contact Barry.

Choir Robes – The choir would like to thank everyone most sincerely who has contributed towards the robe fund. We love wearing our new robes.

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.

Stitches and Stems – Help needed knitting for the Stitches and Stems Festival in Wrenbury and surrounding churches next July. Can you knit a four inch square? Or a flower? Or do you have any unwanted wool? Contact Jacquie Ballantyne for more details on 01270 625284 or jballant@btinternet.com Many thanks.

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.

Church Cleaners – If anyone has an hour or two to spare once a week we are urgently in need or more people to help clean the church. Please speak to Margaret Wilson if you can 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.

Volunteers needed – We urgently need volunteers with skills and experience to help with our children’s work. We are short of help on Sunday mornings at 9.30 across all age groups. Please speak to Rachael or Andrea for more information (via the Parish Office).

New Parochial Church Council – following the 2016 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, Ros Reid, Margaret Whitehurst (Deanery Synod reps); Angie Bartlett, Belinda Coghlan, Jackie Ford, Marie Hamner, Nick Hutt, Andrew Kelly, Vanessa Layfield, Kath Leonard, Paul O’Brien, Simon Russell, Nigel Winzer, Dot Woods.

 

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