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
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.
Are you out of work? Need help preparing a CV, interview tips or managing on a low income? Drop in to the CAP Job Club at Market Street Church on Tuesdays. The next Steps to Employment continues on 22nd October, 9.30am for 5 weeks offering practical, friendly support to help you step confidently into employment. More details from 07398 434397 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We continue reflecting on how to be a more Dementia-Friendly Church on Thursday, 24th October, 2.30pm in the Parish Hall looking at the booklet Becoming a Dementia Friendly Church. Copies are available from Mary Harris (Pastoral Worker) or the Parish Office. Do join us even if you missed our first meeting. Bernard and Mary welcome hearing from anyone who shares this concern.
Choral Evensong, Sunday, 27th October, 6pm. The choir invite the congregation to join them for refreshments after the service.
The mulberry tree outside the Parish Hall will be illuminated as a Tree of Light in a short ceremony on Sunday, 3rd November, 5pm, when St Mary’s Choir will sing. Donations may be made at the Civic Hall and a bauble filled with a name or item to be displayed in memory of a loved one. The All Souls service in memory of loved ones will follow in church at 6pm. If you wish any names to be read at this service please let the office know.
All Souls’ Memorial Service, Sunday, 3rd November at 6pm. There is a list for people to sign at the back of church.
Mums & Tots need able-bodied volunteers to help set up on Tuesday mornings in term-time, 8-8.30am for up to an hour. Please contact Gill Appleton (07778 635124) or Celia Kay (07555 113290) if you can help.
Sunday Breakfasts: It is proposed to offer a monthly breakfast in the Parish Hall each 1st Sunday, from 8.45am, for people after the 8am or before the 9.30am services. If you could help on a rota with this please contact Gill Appleton or the Rector/Churchwardens.
Would you like to learn how to operate the PA system and help on a rota for services? It’s not as complicated as it looks! Please speak to Paul O’Brien, Keith Harris or the Rector if interested.
Saturday Steward needed, 3-4pm to greet visitors to St Mary’s. Full training provided. Contact Liz Chisnall (624818) or Chris Harris (628393) for details.
Christmas Shoeboxes: These boxes, which make a difference, will again be distributed by Teams4U and we will be acting as a drop-off point from 1st-23rd November. Leaflets are available in the porch carousel and the Parish Office so please start gathering things together. If you need a shoebox some are available from the Parish Office. More information available at www.teams4u.com or via Ellen or Abi Hendry.
“Giving to St Mary’s Nantwich” – Everyone who attends St Mary’s will receive a copy of this leaflet. It gives a brief summary of the financial challenge we face and encourages regular, planned giving in support of the church. Please read it carefully, and consider prayerfully how you may respond, whether by starting to give in this way, or by revising your regular giving.
Send us your used stamps – The Bible Society is happy to receive used British and International stamps with no more than one cm of envelope around each stamp making sure the perforations aren’t damaged. Send them please to Bible Society, Stamp Appeal, Post Room, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DG