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 Session in Church most Thursday afternoons between 2.15 – 4.00pm. Notices will be placed outside the church when the session is taking place.

Ladies’ Breakfast – The next Ladies’ Breakfast will be on Saturday, 22nd June at The Crown Hotel at 8.30am. The speaker is Alison Long (editor of THIS MONTH) who will give one of her many popular talks titled “From Ann Summers to Bethlehem”. To attend please sign up at the back of Church or e-mail nantwichladiesbreakfast@gmail.com

Worleston Chamber Concerts: The Ryebank Piano Trio at St. Mary’s, 7pm Saturday, 22nd June. Jonathan Ellis piano, Duncan Reid violin, Isabel Williamson, cello; works by Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert. Other concerts in the series: 13th July, 5th October and 16th November, all in St. Mary’s, 7pm. £12/£5. Tickets available from the Civic Hall.

Steps towards Employment course continues on Tuesday, 25th June at the CAP Job Club at Market Street Church. The course runs for 2 Tuesday mornings, 10am to 12noon and includes writing CVs and applications, interview skills, discovering your strengths & overcoming obstacles. For more details contact saintmarys.capnantwich@gmail.com or 07398 434397. We are here to help you.

Summer Lunchtime Concert, Thursday, 27th June with Lauren Scott (Harp) and Conrad Marshall (Flute). Flyers with details of all the recitals are available in the Carousel.

Welcome to our CMS Mission partners Andrew and Lisa Peart and their daughters Liliana and Anayah who are with us today for their first visit to St. Mary’s. We look forward to hearing about their work in Bolivia and to get to know them during our bring and share lunch in the Parish Hall afterwards.

Christian Aid Week Take 2 challenge. Thank you to everyone who took part in our Take 2 challenge. We received 84 envelopes and raised £1,009.75 for Christian Aid. Bernard Moss

Subversive Plasticity – An exhibition of artwork curated by Keele University, inspired by and made from plastic waste, to be hosted at St. Mary’s 23rd-29th June in collaboration with Plastic Free Nantwich. The launch will be on Sunday, 23rd June at 3pm. There will be a public junk modelling workshop upstairs in the Parish Hall from 1.30pm on Monday, 24th June. St. Mary’s was built to last, as a sign of what endures, so it is appropriate that its magnificent space can be used to highlight the damage caused by single-use disposable plastic.

Seniors’ Lounge/Mothers’ Union Coach Trip to Derbyshire – Monday, 24th June. Assemble outside Able World, Nantwich. Burlands Coach leaves at 8.45am prompt.

The next Open House will be on Wednesday, 26th June, 2-4pm in the Parish Hall. All welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

Sunday, 30th June, 4pm – bell ringers ringing quarter peal for those newly ordained at Chester Cathedral.

Summer Lunchtime Concert 4th July, change to advertised programme. At the invitation of our Director of Music, St. Mary’s is privileged to be hosting the international violinist, Rosemary Furniss who happens to be Alison’s sister! Rosemary is Artistic Director & Concertmaster for the London Chamber Orchestra, and her glittering career has taken her all over the world as a soloist with many distinguished orchestras. Accompanist will be John Gough.

Church Summer Fete – Saturday, 6th July. We are in need of bottles and boxes of chocolates for the tombola, jigsaws and books for the book stall, toys, craft items, jewellery, nearly new and bric a brac, plants, children’s lucky dip prizes, and lots of cakes!! Please bring items into church or the parish office. If you can volunteer to help with running a stall at the fete please sign up on the list in Church.

Churches Together in Nantwich Walking Treasure Hunt around Nantwich town, at your own pace and on a date to suit you. Leaflets available for a donation from Wendy Beastall (07962 251929 or wendybeastall@btinternet.com) Answer Sheets to be returned by 8th July for entry in our prize winning draw to be held on 14th July. All proceeds in support of our Syrian Refugee Project.

Stewards Get Together – Wednesday, 10th July, 2pm in the Parish Hall. If you’re interested in becoming a Steward or would like to know more, please join us.

Choral Evensong, 28th July, 6pm. The choir invite the congregation to join them for refreshments after the service.

We would like to develop the ministry of welcome at the 9.30am service, and increase the number of welcomers. If you would be interested in being part of this on a rota then please speak to the Rector. It’s a great way of getting to know people and helping others to feel part of the church family. Also, if anyone is willing to be on a rota to read the lesson at this service please let the Rector know. Please note that at the next PCC meeting it will be proposed that the service name changes from Family Worship to All Age Worship.

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.

Would you be interested in joining, hosting or leading a Homegroup? Please speak to one of the clergy if so.

Basic Safeguarding Awareness Module C0 – is a basic awareness course that can be completed by any member of the congregation to improve their understanding of abuse and enable them to help build a culture of informed vigilance within the Church. It can be undertaken online at https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/login/index.php In addition to those working with children/vulnerable adults it is recommended that the following roles consider completing it: vergers, servers, welcomers, sidespersons, refreshment helpers, shop staff, flower arrangers, administrative staff, bell ringers, choir and music group members (including sound/AV).

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.

Advertisements in This Month – Would anyone be willing to contact some local businesses to help fill advertising space in the church magazine? If so please contact the Rector or a member of the magazine committee.