Upcoming Events

Church Opening Times: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day: Please note opening times for St Mary’s as follows: Christmas Day Services only 8 am and 10 am / Boxing Day Noon to 4pm / New Year’s Day 11am to 3.30pm.

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 Service in Church most Thursday afternoons between 2.00 – 4.00pm. Notices will be placed outside the church when the session is taking place.

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday, 15th December, 8.30am at The Crown Hotel. The topic will be “Christmas Music”, an illustrated talk by Tony Metcalfe. Please sign up at the back of Church.

Brine Leas School “Christmas Snowcase” – An evening of dance, music and Christmas cheer – Thursday, 20th December, Brine Leas School. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets £10 (£6 children) Family tickets £25. Drink on arrival and festive food included. Tickets from Brine Leas School or St. Mary’s Church shop.

The Salvation Army Christmas Gifts for Children – you are invited to bring a gift to the Christmas services to put under the tree. These gifts will be given to The Salvation Army to be distributed to less fortunate children at Christmas.

Churches Together in Nantwich request the pleasure of your company for Lunch on Christmas Day, 11.30am-3.15pm at Nantwich Methodist Rooms, Hospital Street. Don’t be on your own this coming Christmas. Transport can be arranged if needed. To book your place please phone Audrey Bennett (01270 629963).

THIS MONTH – The December issue is available containing details of all the Christmas services. Inside (and separately on the carousel) are subscription forms for 2019. The minimum subscription donation is £12 – but THIS MONTH welcomes additional financial contributions that are made by some subscribers.

Church Shop – Please note, the shop will close next Friday, 21st December. It will re-open in March 2019.

Susie Boxhall has been appointed Youth & Children’s Worker (conditional on the usual checks). She comes from Watford and has recently completed a degree at Ridley Hall Theological College in Cambridge. We look forward to her joining us in mid-January.

Paul Wheeler will be joining us as curate following his ordination as deacon on 30th June 2019. His sending church is St. Thomas of Canterbury in Chester and he is currently training at Mirfield College of the Resurrection.

Please pray for Susie and Paul as they prepare to share in the ministry at St. Mary’s.

CAP Money Budgeting Course starts on 8th January at Market Street Church, 10am-12 noon. This course will run for 3 consecutive Tuesday mornings and is a free course to help people manage their money better & learn to budget, save & spend well. It will be run in a safe, confidential & informal setting with cake & coffee! Please book your place by ringing 07398 434397 or e-mail saintmarys.capnantwich@gmail.com

The Church Shop is in urgent need of more volunteers in order to keep open for Visitors and locals alike from 10am – 2pm, Monday through to Saturday. Volunteers generally work a two hour time slot. If you are able to help (even if you cannot do every week) please talk to Nigel and/or Margaret Winzer (623768). Thank you.

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 or Saturday nights, one turn per month. If you may be able to help or want more details please contact David Maidment, maidmentrail@aol.com, tel. 627170.

 

 

 

 

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