Church Shop opening times – St. Mary’s Church Shop will be open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
First Aid Training – Any member of the congregation who would be prepared to be available to offer First Aid at St Mary’s should contact Beth Roberts tel 07703 126163. The one-day training is being planned locally for 9.30-4pm, Wednesday 20th and Saturday 30th September.
The next Open House will be this Wednesday 27 September 2-4pm in the Parish Hall. All welcome for a cuppa and a chat!
David Marsh, who will be preaching and presiding at the 10.45 Service on Sunday, is celebrating sixty years of ordained ministry this weekend. Please join him for coffee and cake after the service.
Nantwich Lectures – Theology at a Local Level, Wednesday, 27th September. There are two innovations for the next Nantwich Lecture: Meet & Greet Drinks will be served from 7pm, Lecture begins 7.30pm; the admission will be £2. Madness, Healing and Transformation – Dr Christopher Findlay, Consultant Psychiatrist, is one of the UKs leading psychiatrists. The BBC often quote him over major national disasters with their associated traumas. One of his professional areas of expertise is Spirituality and Psychosis. He is interested in how Christianity contributes to his work.
Newcomers’ Welcome – Cheese & Wine Evening – Friday 29 September, 7.30pm at 5 Nuthurst Gardens, Nantwich CW5 5RS. A chance for new members of the congregation to meet and mingle on Friday 29 September at 5 Nuthurst Gardens (home of Jackie and Brian Ford) at 7.30pm. Please note there is limited parking available – for more information please phone Jackie (07780 998548). If you are new to St. Mary’s and would like to get to know us (and us to get to know you) in an informal, relaxed atmosphere, you can be sure of a very warm welcome at this social evening. To give us an idea of numbers, please add your name(s) to the sign-up sheet at the back of Church. Alternatively please contact me, Kath Leonard (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07776 238208). We look forward to seeing you.
CAP Money course running for 3 consecutive Tuesday mornings on the 3, 10 & 17 October at Market Street Church. This is a free short course which teaches budgeting skills & makes managing your money simple, so that you can budget, save & spend. Creche facilities can be provided if they are required. If you wish to know more, attend or know someone else who may be interested, then please speak to Vanessa Layfield or Angie Bartlett, or email Angie on email@example.com
Roger Beastall – York 10 mile run 8 October. I’m running this race to try and raise money for The Christie. I lost my first wife to ovarian cancer. She received such fantastic treatment there that I have always tried to support them. I’ll be in church today if you wish to sponsor me. Alternatively, you can go to justgiving.com/Roger-Beastall to make a donation on-line. I and the Christie will be most grateful for any support you give.
This year our harvest gifts will be going to Cheshire Without Abuse. Please bring your gifts – in date packets and tins only please to the 9.30 and 10.45 services on 8 October.
Please note there will be no Seniors’ Lounge on 8th October but regular attenders are invited to the Harvest Lunch on the same date – see below.
Recently a new Social Committee was formed with the aim of bringing all the congregations together for social activities. As a starter we have arranged a bring and share Ploughman’s/Harvest Lunch on Sunday, 8th October, 12.30 in the Parish Hall (a sign-up sheet will be in Church in the coming weeks). We are also thinking about a Christmas get together. We would love to hear your ideas for upcoming events and activities and would also welcome volunteers to run or help with them. Please contact Pat Stalker (625381) or Chris Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tenth Words & Music Festival – Tickets for folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Seth Lakeman in his solo show in St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday 10th October (one of the Tenth Words & Music Festival gigs) are on sale at The Crown, Bloom, Grapevine and from the web site: www.wordsandmusicfestival.com
If anyone is willing to assist on the day to shift equipment from vehicles in Church Lane into Church and to put up the stage for Seth Lakeman, please email: email@example.com
A great evening out with international Christian opera singer and all round family entertainer and amusing story teller Jonathan Veira. Saturday 7th October 7.30pm at Congleton United Reformed Church. We would like to invite him to Nantwich next year so why not come and see for yourself how good he is! Details and tickets from Bernard and Sheila Moss. Ticket price £12.50.
Volunteers needed for Little Fish and Messy Church. Little Fish meet on a Thursday during term time and provide a space for parents and carers to encounter Jesus with their little ones; we need people who are willing to help with set up, serving refreshments, socialising with those that attend, helping with craft and generally getting involved with what goes on. Messy Church meets every other month on a Sunday afternoon and we are in need of people willing to help oversee an activity that has been set up and with clearing away after. Please contact Andrea on 07930 390775 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Churches Together in Nantwich have decided to explore the possibility of housing a Syrian Refugee family in the town. If anyone is interested would they contact Gill Appleton on 07775 635124 for more details.
Stewards urgently needed – Please join our Team of Regular and Reserve Stewards for the enjoyable task of greeting visitors to St Mary’s. We have vacancies for Regular and Reserves. Full training provided. Telephone Penny Smith on 611227 or Chris Harris on 628393 for more details.
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