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 our many activities? Contact a member of the clergy who will happily visit or meet up with you for a coffee with 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 Session in Church most Thursday afternoons between 2.15 – 4.00pm. Notices will be placed outside the church when the session is taking place.

Summer Sunday Clubs: through to 1st September will be looking at faith through the Disney film “Moana” during the 9.30 All Age service. Suitable for 4-18yrs. Toys will be available for little ones too. Film clips, activities, games and craft – come join us.

Encounter is on this Sunday evening in the Parish Hall, with refreshments from 6.45pm, starting at 7.15pm. We’ll be looking at Failure from a Christian perspective (possibly successfully). Do come & join us, we’d love to see you.

Illustrations of St Mary’s Nantwich.   Nantwich Museum is displaying a selection of drawings of the interior and exterior of St Mary’s Nantwich and the exhibition runs from Wednesday 14th August until Saturday 26th October in the Millenium Gallery of the Museum. Entry is free.   These 11 high quality illustrations are taken from a group of 17 large drawings which are part of a larger collection of James Hall, gathered when he was writing his history of Nantwich in the 1880s. These normally are hidden from public view in the Museum archives but as part of a programme of making the collection more accessible to the general public, the Museum Research Group has mounted the exhibition this summer. Also included with these are other illustrations of Nantwich buildings and other buildings around Nantwich which no longer exist.

Rotary Wych-Malbank (Nantwich) Music Extravaganza, Saturday, 31st August, 7pm in Church. Hear an eclectic mix of music performed by Nantwich Voices, Nantwich Youth Choir and Nantwich Young Voices all accompanied by the TCTC Group (formerly Co-op) Youth Wind Band. Tickets £10 adults, £5 children, free if you are under 3.

CAP Money starts again on Tuesday, 3rd September, at the CAP Job Club at Market Street Church, Nantwich, between 10am and 12noon. This is a free course of 3 weekly sessions that makes managing your money simple. It enables people to acquire budgeting skills, to save and prevent debt. For more information or to book on the course ring 07398 434397 or e-mail saintmarys.capnantwich@gmail.com

Harvest Thanksgiving will be on Sunday, 8th September. All services that day will have a harvest theme. It would be much appreciated if you could bring a harvest gift of dried or tinned food, nothing fresh, and all in date. Together we can make a significant contribution. All donations will go to Cheshire Without Abuse, a charity which gives support (including rehousing) to families affected by domestic abuse.

There will be an opportunity to meet some of the Mission Partners we support at our Bring & Share Harvest Lunch, Sunday, 8th September, 12noon onwards. Please sign up on the list at the back of church if you’d like to attend.

Harvest Flowers: If you would like to make a donation towards Harvest Flowers perhaps in memory of a loved one, please hand it to Gill Appleton, Glenys Ellis, the Church Shop or Parish Office in an envelope clearly marked. Thank you.

Becoming a Dementia Friendly Church. Has your life been touched in some way, directly or indirectly, by dementia? If so would you be willing to help us work towards becoming a more dementia friendly church? Would you be willing to join us for an informal discussion on Thursday, 12th September at 2.30pm in the Parish Hall? Mary Harris our pastoral worker and Rev. Bernard would love to hear from you even if you can’t come to the meeting.

Young People’s Weekend to Edale, 13th-15th September, organised by St. Mary’s. Please spread the word and contact Susie Boxhall if you know people (Yr. 7 and up) who may be interested in this, and for more details and bookings. The cost will be no more than £70 but if finance is a difficulty please contact the Rector confidentially as funds are available.

By popular request Jonathan Veira is coming back to St. Mary’s on Saturday, 28th September, 7.30pm for another one man concert. Fantastic singing with something for everyone and hilarious stories from this internationally famous singer who often appears on Songs of Praise. Ask Bernard or Sheila about him, and book the date now. Tickets (£15 Adults, £10 under 16s) from the Church Shop, Parish Office or 07718 894335.

Help Needed for forthcoming events: Jonathan Veira and the Harvest Lunch – see sign-up sheet at the back of church for ways you can help.

There will be a Confirmation Service on Sunday, 17th November, 6pm, with Bishop Willie Pwaisiho. This is open to any children (year 7 up) and adults. Please contact the Rector if you may be interested.

Mothers’ Union thanks all who supported our Coffee Morning. We raised a record £438.94 for “Away From It All” – MU holidays for needy families in Chester Diocese.

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

The August edition of This Month is now available, full of interesting news and articles as usual. Please note that it includes an item about same sex relationships which invites comment from parishioners in advance of a decision to be made at the September PCC meeting.

Ellen Matthews is collecting old pairs of glasses to be re-purposed for children in Malawi. If you have any old glasses you can donate please leave them for Ellen in the Parish Office before the end of August.

New Service Rotas for clergy, readers, intercessors, lesson readers and administrants covering the period September – November 2019 are available in the post file.

Chester Diocese publishes an e-bulletin, e-mailed fortnightly, with news and information about events in the diocese. It is available on the diocesan website where you can also subscribe to receive the e-mail.

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/Saturday nights, one turn per month. Please contact David Maidment (maidmentrail@aol.com or 627170) for more details.