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
Mothers’ Union – There will be Holy Communion for the Mothers’ Union at 1.30pm on Friday 19th January in St Nicholas’ Chapel and Enrolment of new members. This will be followed by our meeting at 2.15pm in the Parish Hall. Speaker – Ray Elks on Royal Secrets of Spode. Everyone welcome.
Leading Public Worship – Helen Chantry and Michael Leyden are running a 5-week course for anyone who would like to be more involved in leading public worship, or is already involved. The course will start on Thursday 25th January and will run for 5-weeks from 7.15pm to 9.15pm at St Chad’s, Wybunbury (car park at rear). This is free of charge. If you would like more information please ring Helen on 01270 811543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies’ Breakfast – on Saturday 27th January at 8.30am at The Crown Hotel. The speaker will be David Wilson of the Holly Holy Day Society (in full battle regalia), who will tell us about Nantwich during the civil war and the Nantwich Battle. Invite your friends. (We may be on the ground floor in the restaurant). As usual sign up on the sheet in Church or email email@example.com
Christian Aid Quiz – Friday 2nd February, 7pm for 7.30pm at Acton Village Hall. Form your teams of six and contact Tracey Foster 626802 for further details.
Nantwich Choral Society Come and Sing “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast” by Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Saturday 3rd February in Church. Rehearsals 10.30am-12.30pm, performance 5.30pm. Cost for the day – Singers £15, Audience tickets £8 Students, £5 (pay on the door).
Ceilidh and Haggis/Sausage Supper – Saturday 3rd February, doors open at 6pm for 6.45pm at Acton Village Hall. Please bring friends and family. Tickets £6 person / £20 family. Entry by ticket only. Tickets available either at the back of the church or from the Parish Office.
Nantwich Singers are delighted to have been invited to sing the service of Compline on Sunday 4th February at 6pm. This will celebrate Candlemas and include the 16th century anthem “O Rex Gloriae” by Luca Marenzio, written for this festival.
Revd Dr Mark Hart’s Induction as Rector of St Mary’s Nantwich is arranged for Wednesday 14th March at 7.30pm in Church.
MU subscriptions – Thank you to all MU members who have now paid their 2018 subscription. There are still a small number owing so please leave at the Parish Office in a sealed envelope as soon as possible please.
Toiletries Collection for Victims of Domestic Abuse – Mothers’ Union are again collecting toiletries and underwear for ARCH, but no bedding or towels etc this year. Please leave items in the Parish Office or contact Christine Kirkby on 626126.
CAP Money is back!! Do you need budgeting support or know someone who does? This is a free short course that makes managing your money simple. It teaches budgeting skills & a simple cash based system that works. The next course is being held at Market Street Church on the Tuesday mornings of the 6th, 13th & 20th February, 10am–12 noon. Refreshments are provided. If you wish to know more, or feel led to volunteer, please contact Angie Bartlett on 07976 943924 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Home Group – If you would like to explore joining a new home group, please let Pat Stalker (churchwarden) or Revd Bernard Moss know, indicating whether you would prefer a day time or evening meeting.
Becoming a Dementia friendly church – If you have a keen interest in helping our churches become more dementia-aware and dementia-friendly, and would like to explore joining a newly formed diocesan group to take these issues forward, please contact Vanessa Layfield or the Revd Bernard Moss for more details.
Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 – The Revd Bernard and Sheila Moss are planning to lead a group to this famous Passion Play as part of a week’s holiday in early June 2020. If you would like more details please contact them direct on 01270 882238.
‘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.
We need volunteers who can spare an hour or two to join our cleaning rota in the church. Thank you. Margaret Wilson, Church Housekeeper.
Stewards 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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