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 email@example.com
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.
Mothers’ Union – We will meet at 1.30pm in the church for a short Eucharist service on Friday, 21st September. The normal meeting will take place in the church hall afterwards at 2.15pm.
The next Ladies’ Breakfast will be on Saturday, 22nd September, 8.30am at The Crown Hotel. The topic will be “Ellen’s Maiden Voyage”. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the back of Church.
St. Luke’s Gala Concert – Saturday, 22nd September, 7.30pm in Church with performances from Rhos Orpheus Male Choir, Roberts Bakery Band and guest appearance from Soprano, Jessica Thayer. Tickets £17.50, includes a glass of fizz & canapés available from the Church Shop or Parish Office.
Launching CAP Job Club – Market Street Church Venue, commencing Tuesday, 2nd October, 10am – 12 noon. The Nantwich CAP Job Club will run every Tuesday morning at Market Street Church venue. It aims to equip people with skills to seek employment and to help people build their confidence and self esteem. For further information contact 07398 434397 or
Housekeeping Group Get-Together – come and join me for tea/coffee, cake and a chat on Tuesday, 9th October, 2pm at Café de Paris in Hospital Street (upstairs room). I’d love to see you there, Pat Stalker.
“Free to Be” a Care for the Family event for Christian Women in partnership with Spring Harvest – Tuesday, 9th October, Stoke-on-Trent. For further details and other dates/venues see www.careforthefamily.org.uk. Tickets £6.00.
Nantwich Lecture Theology at a Local Level – The next Nantwich Lecture will be on Wednesday, 10th October in Church. Meet & Greet refreshments 7pm, Lecture at 7.30pm – “Should Christians Eat Animals?” Speaker: Professor David Clough of Chester University. Admission £2.
The next Julian Meeting for Contemplative Prayer is on Thursday, 11th October, 2pm at 11 Maisterson Court, Nantwich.
Saturday, 17th November – Family Concert – Jonathan Veira one-man show in Church, 7.30pm. A great evening out with international Christian opera singer and all round family entertainer and amusing story teller. Tickets (£12 Adults, £6 under 16s) from the Church Shop, Parish Office or 07718 894335.
Confirmation – There are 9 children and 4 adults who will soon begin preparation for the service with the Bishop of Chester on Sunday, 18th November at 6pm. Would any other people interested please let Mark know as soon as possible.
Shoebox Appeal – from 1st-18th November we will be running the Shoebox Appeal and acting as a drop-off point again but this year with a difference. We are returning to the roots of the Christmas shoebox and will be working with Teams4U, founded by Dave Cooke at Wrexham. This is just a reminder to start thinking about gathering things together please and saving your shoeboxes. More information is in the September issue of This Month (p.8), online at http://teams4u.com or available from Jenny Clews.
Last year plans were approved by the PCC in principle for a re-ordering of the NW corner of the church in order to move the shop there. There is now a vacancy for a manager of St. Mary’s Visitors’ Centre (otherwise known as the Shop), whether or not it moves, and it is crucial for this appointment to be in place for the re-ordering project to be picked up again. For more details please speak to the Rector.
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.
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.
Regular Steward Needed: Fridays Noon to 1pm. It is so great that St. Mary’s stays open Monday to Saturday every week thanks to Stewards who really enjoy their one hour slots meeting so many visitors. Training is available & a Reserve Team for when you cannot attend. Please ring Penny (611227) or Chris (628393). Stewards do not have to be members of our Congregation – All Welcome.
Prayer Requests – Please read the Rector’s letter in the September “This Month” to find out how this is changing. The list of names of people we pray for will be renewed from the beginning of October. Please contact the office by then if you wish a name to continue to be included, and note that you need to be able to say you have the permission of the person named. As explained in the letter, there will be two lists to choose from (Sunday or Morning Prayer). In order to keep in touch, please renew every 4 weeks if you wish a name to continue to be included.
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, email@example.com, tel. 627170.
`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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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