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 07776 238208 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

Morning Prayer – Now including Saturdays at 8am.  An ideal way to begin the day, especially for the weeks when breakfast at the Crown follows at 8.30am. All welcome also on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8.30am, when typically 4 to 7 people are present.

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.

Men’s Breakfast – Our next Men’s Breakfast is on Saturday, 16th June where our speaker, Ray Morris, will be talking about “Amazing Grace”. Please sign up on the list at the back of church if you’d like to come along.

Simply Allsorts and Simple Harmony Choirs and Cheshire Constabulary Brass Band and Drum Corps, Saturday 16th June, 7.30pm in Church. Tickets £12, £10 concessions (over 60) and £5 under 16, available from the Church Shop or Parish Office.

Nantwich Lecture Theology at a Local Level – Wednesday 20th June, Revd Dr Mark Hart, Rector of St Mary’s Church. How Big is God? or Does Size Matter? 7pm Meet and Greet refreshments, 7.30pm Lecture in Church. Admission £2

The international pianist, Kathryn Stott, is giving a recital in St Mary’s at 7.30pm on Thursday 21st June. Her programme will include works by Bach, Chopin, Grieg and Strauss. An opportunity not to be missed! Tickets £15 available from the Church Office or tel: 01270 568707.

Ladies’ Breakfast – The next ladies’ breakfast will be on Saturday 23rd June at The Crown Hotel at 8.30am. The speaker will be Liz Southall of Red Shift Radio. Sign up at the back of Church or email nantwichladiesbreakfast@gmail.com

Nantwich Choral Society – Gilbert and Sullivan Gala Concert, Saturday, 23rd June, 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50, students £5, available from the Church Shop and Nantwich Civic Hall.

Seniors’ Lounge and Mothers’ Union Day trip by coach to Chester and Ness – Monday 25th June – The coach departs Nantwich at 9.15am, returning by 5.30pm.

CAP Money is back! The next CAP Money course will be running at Market Street Church on Tuesday mornings from 10am–12 noon, on 26th June and 10th July. CAP Money is a free, short course that makes managing your money simple & enable you to acquire budgeting skills, save & prevent debt. To book on this course please ring Angie on 07398 434397 or email angie.bartlett@btinternet.com

Summer Fete – Have you signed up to help yet? If not, please do so, as the day will only be a success if we all pull together. If you are not sure how you can help, please talk to anyone on the social group, or contact Chris Harris (07718-894335). We need your help!

We also need bottles and boxes of chocolates for the tombola, toys, craft items, jewellery, home made produce, nearly new and children’s lucky dip prizes, and lots of cakes!! All donations to the Parish Office please.

If anyone is interested in supporting the Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust with any sponsored event on 8th September then please see the poster in the parish hall or contact the parish office for details. It is intended St. Mary’s along with other Cheshire churches will be open for visitors taking part on this “Ride and Stride” sponsored event.

Jonathan Veira one-man show in Church – Saturday, 17th November, 7.30pm. A great evening out with international Christian opera singer and all round family entertainer and amusing story teller.

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.

Confirmation – The Bishop of Chester will visit St. Mary’s for a service of confirmation on Sunday, 18th November at 6pm. Please speak to Mark if you or one of your children may be interested in being confirmed, or if you know people who could be invited to consider it. Preparation for adults and children will commence in September.

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.

The Church Magazine would like to do an article on all the little ones starting school this September or moving onto secondary school. If you are happy for your child to be photographed and involved please speak to Andrea or e-mail childrenandfamilystmarys@gmail.com

‘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.

 

 

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