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 Slater on 07776 238208 or katheslater@outlook.com.  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

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.

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
saintmarys.capnantwich@gmail.com

The next Ladies’ Breakfast will be on Saturday, 27th October, 8.30am at The Crown Hotel. The speaker will be Carole Thomas. Sign up at the back of Church or e-mail nantwichladiesbreakfast@gmail.com

“Call to Remembrance” – The Nantwich Singers will be presenting an hour’s programme of words and music commemorating 100 years since the end of the Great War. The concert begins at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, 27th October. Tickets £10 (including a glass of wine or soft drink) available from the Church shop, website, or on the door.

The next Open House will be on Wednesday, 31st October, 2-4pm in the Parish Hall. All welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

Tree of Light – Nantwich Town Council are planning for the tree outside the Parish Hall to be lit as a ‘Tree of Light’ in memory of loved ones at a short ceremony led by St Mary’s on Sunday, 4th November, 5pm. Donations can be made at the Civic Hall, giving the opportunity to fill a bauble with a name, message or items of choice. (Note that the All Souls’ service will be held as usual, 6pm, Sunday, 4th November.)

Nantwich Choral Society – Karl Jenkins – The Armed Man, Saturday 10th November, 7.30pm in Church. Tickets £15, Students £5, available from The Civic Hall, St Mary’s Church Shop and at the door.

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 leaflets from Teams4U are available to pick up from the carousel in the porch, in the shop and in the Parish Office. Further information can be obtained at http://teams4u.com or from Jenny Clews. Flat pack boxes are available from Jenny if you don’t have a suitable shoebox. St Mary’s will be a drop-off point from 1st-18th November. Please continue to support this appeal which does make a difference to children who have so very little joy in their lives.

Regular Steward Needed: THURSDAYS, 2pm – 3pm: Thankfully we have now recruited for our Friday vacancy but we now need a Thursday Steward. We are sure you know that Stewards really enjoy meeting and greeting our many visitors so why not think about joining our Team? It is just a one-hour weekly slot. Training is available & Reserve Team for when you cannot attend. Please ring Penny on 01270 611227. Stewards do not have to be members of our Congregation/All Welcome.

Youth & Children’s Worker – This full-time post at St Mary’s is now being advertised. Full details are available on the church website or from the parish office. Any further enquiries, please contact the Rector. Do spread the word to anyone who may be interested.

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.

Christian Aid – the Churches Together in Nantwich Christian Aid committee currently requires a St. Mary’s representative. If you are interested in knowing what would be involved in this role then please speak to Pauline Beeby (626442) or to Mark.

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, maidmentrail@aol.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 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.

THIS MONTH – October’s issue of THIS MONTH is now out. Pick up a copy and catch up on St. Mary’s news in Rector Mark’s letter as well as elsewhere in the magazine.

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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