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 07776238208 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.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global Week of Prayer, from 25th May – 4th June. Please see the Diocese website for further information http://www.chester.anglican.org/

Ladies’ Breakfast – The next ladies’ breakfast is on Saturday 27th May at 8.30am at The Crown Hotel. Our new Associate Minister, the Rev. Professor Bernard Moss will also talk to us, on his theme of “Women in my life”. The sign-up sheet is at the back of Church, or you can email nantwichladiesbreakfast@gmail.com

The next Open House will be on Wednesday 31st May, 2-4pm in the Parish Hall. All welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

Election Hustings at Regent’s Park (Elim), Wednesday 31st May at 6.30pm. This will be the only meeting with all four parliamentary candidates in the town. You need to book on line at www.redshiftonline.org/hustings

Big Church Day Out! 2nd and 3rd June at Capesthorne Hall. Book your tickets through the Chester Diocese website and get a discount! This is a fantastic day out with lots of music and fun for all the family.

Thy Kingdom Come – Sunday 4th June, 5.30pm in Chester Cathedral. You are invited to the Cathedral Celebration as our whole Diocese comes together to pray, `Thy Kingdom Come’ as part of a global wave of prayer. A service of praise, celebration, joy and Intercession featuring Stuart Townend, one of the leading worship songwriters of his generation, Bishop Peter and Steve Legg, an evangelist and a member of the ‘Magic Circle’. To book your place go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thy-kingdom-come-tickets

Sunday Club volunteers meeting – Sunday 18th June – upstairs in the Parish Hall after the 9.30 service. This will be a time to look at the new material we will be using for Sunday Club sessions from September and to have a general chat about things. Please do put this date in your diary as it is important that as many of us as possible get the message at the same time and that we get some time to share ideas and discuss things. Many thanks, Andrea

The Church Choir are singing Choral Evensong in Church on Sunday 18th June at 6pm.

Nantwich Lectures – Theology at a Local Level. Topic – Secular Spirituality – Challenge or Opportunity? Wednesday 21st June, 7.30pm in Church. Speaker: Rev’d Professor Bernard Moss.

Day trip to Llandudno – church members and friends are invited to join the Seniors’ Lounge and Mothers’ Union trip to Llandudno on Monday 26th June, leaving Nantwich by coach at 8.45am. Coffee/tea and biscuits on arrival and a 2-course lunch is included at the sea front Queens Hotel. During free time you might like to take a tram ride up the Great Orme, now designated a site of Special Scientific Interest and visit the Country Park Visitor Centre at the summit, visit the Happy Valley Gardens adjacent to the ski centre on the lower slopes, enjoy a walk along the promenade, go shopping or just sit in the hotel lounge overlooking the sea. Booking forms available from the Parish Office and the cost of the trip is £25 inclusive. The closing date is Friday 26th May.

Church Summer Fete – Saturday 1st July. The arrangements for the summer fete are progressing well and we are now looking for people to commit to helping with stalls on the day. Sign-up sheets are now at the back of the church so please do consider whether you can give some time on the day. Help is needed with all of the stalls and refreshments, as well as donating items for the day. We are now collecting gifts for the bottle and chocolate tombolas as well as items for sale on the stalls. These can be left at the back of the church or the Parish Office. Please contact Chris Harris on 628393/07718-894335 if you need more information.

Rachael’s Ordination – Sunday 2nd July, 10am at Chester Cathedral.

Bring and Share Tea – Rachael would like to invite everyone to a bring and share tea on Sunday 2nd July at 3.30pm in the Parish Hall for anyone who would like to come along, particularly if you are unable to make the service at the cathedral. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of Church.

The Sunday Clubs are in need of people willing to lead and help at the 9.30am service. If you think you could serve in this way please speak to Andrea Clews in person or phone on 07930390775.

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.

Stewards urgently needed – Reserve and Regular Stewards – Do you have an hour to spare each week for this enjoyable duty welcoming our many visitors? There is an established Reserve Team for when you cannot attend. Training is provided. Please ring Penny Smith on 611227/Chris Harris on 628393.

Messy Church – Could you spare a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon once a month? Messy Church is in need of someone to run the refreshments after the activities. If you think you can help please contact Andrea on 07930 390775.

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.

Parochial Church Council – following the 2017 APCM the following are the current members of the PCC, any of whom can be approached for help or information: Rev Barry Wilson, Rev Stephen Snelling, Rev Kaushal David; Steve Lockett (Treasurer & Churchwarden), Pat Stalker (Churchwarden); Beth Roberts (Secretary); Gill Appleton, Bryan Coghlan, Andrew Kelly, (Deanery Synod reps); Angie Bartlett,  Penny Beeston, Peter Bennett, Belinda Coghlan, Jackie Ford, Marie Hamner, Chris Harris, Nick Hutt, Vanessa Layfield, Kath Leonard, Helen Lockett, Paul O’Brien, Anne Vetter, Nigel Winzer, Dot Woods.

 

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