St. Mary's Church

Easter 7

Easter 7

10 May 2018 • General news

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Collect: Risen, ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph, fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace, to the glory of God the Father.

First Reading:     Acts 1. 15-17, 21-end     Claire McArthur

Second Reading:     1 John 5. 9-13     Tom Baker

Gospel:     John 17. 6-19     Valerie Ekin

Intercessor:     Malcolm Tyler

Hymns:    399     33     711     83     103

Post Communion Prayer:   Eternal God, giver of love and power, your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world to preach the gospel of his kingdom: confirm us in this mission, and help us to live the good news we proclaim; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning13th May 2018

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptisms

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday 9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Tuesday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7.30 pm   PCC

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

11 am   Coffee Morning

Sunday 20th  8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Data Protection

Please remember to bring in your Consent Forms which were available on the back of your annual meeting papers as soon as possible. We need these both to keep in touch with you and to comply with the new data protection laws.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club meets next on Wednesday 16th May.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome.

Friendship Club

Meet in the church centre twice monthly. (on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month).They meet from 10-12 noon and all are welcome.They next meet on Thursday 24th May.

St Mary’s Luncheon Club

Do come along to St Mary’s Luncheon Club at 12 noon. For £4 you will receive an excellent meal. The next meal will be on Thursday May 24th.

Comfort Blankets

The University Hospital are looking for people to crochet or knit comfort blankets for patients in Palliative care. Patients who have had a very lengthy and difficult hospital stay or who are imminently dying are given a donated blanket.Patients and families treasure their comfort blanket because it makes a hospital room more like home. The blanket is theirs to keep and it either goes home with the patient upon hospital discharge or with the family after the patient’s death, as a keepsake.

If anyone would like to make a blanket instructions are available both for crochet and knitted blankets. Completed blankets can be given to Alison Liggins who can pass them onto her neighbour who works at the hospital. Please see Alison if you would like a copy of the instructions. Thank you.

Saturday 19th May

To celebrate the Royal Wedding and Christian Aid Week there will be a coffee morning starting at 11am in aid of Christian Aid at church. Please feel free to supply some cakes if you can.  Malcolm will make a Wedding Cake.


If you have borrowed the church’s wheelchair could you please have a word with Malcolm; we seem to have lost it!

Bible Study Group

Our Wednesday Bible Study group is meeting again. We shall be looking at Acts and the next meeting will be on23rd May at 10.45am.

Thy Kingdom Come

The Archbishops are encouraging people to make this period between Ascension and Pentecost a special period of Prayer. We have some booklets available to help people structure a prayer time and you are welcome to take one away with you. Prayer, both corporate and personal, is at the very heart of the Christian life. Sadly it can be squeezed out because of the perceived busyness of our lives. Like most things, it requires practice!

April Tote

1st Prize      No. 15     C.Carson     £16.50

2nd Prize     No. 13     J. Aspden     £5.50