St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 6.10.19

Newsletter 6.10.19

3 Oct 2019 • General news

Collect:  Creator God, you made the goodness of the land, the riches of the sea and the rhythm of the seasons; as we thank you for the harvest, may we cherish and respect this planet and its peoples, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:   Deuteronomy 26. 1-11       [8am only]

Second Reading:     Philippians 4. 4-9     [8am only]

Gospel:     John 6. 25-35     [8am only]

Intercessor:     Junior Church

Hymns:     801    195     831     753     144

Post Communion Prayer:   Lord of the harvest, with joy we have offered thanksgiving for your love in creation and have shared in the bread and the wine of the kingdom: by your grace plant within us a reverence for all that you give us and make us generous and wise stewards of the good things we enjoy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 6th October 2019

This Sunday     8 am   Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Wednesday  10 am   Holy Communion

10.45 am   Bible Study

1 pm   Funeral (Alison Liggins)

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

10-12 noon   Friendship Group

12.15 pm   Luncheon Club

Saturday   9.30 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 13th Oct 

8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Alison Liggins

Many of you will have heard that Alison Liggins died last week after a considerable battle with cancer. Alison was not only a faithful member of St Mary’s but an inspiration to us all in how to live with a life limiting illness. Her funeral will be in church this Wednesday (9th) at 1pm.

Welcome Rota

A new rota is shortly being drawn up and it would be good to have some additional people involved. If there are sufficient numbers it is a duty every 2 months and you would work in pairs welcoming and giving books to the congregation. You could also be involved in taking the collection if you wished to. If you would like to join the team or find out more, please have a word with Barbara Hancox or Malcolm

Readings and Intercessions

Copies of the October to December 2019 rota are on the notice board for collection by readers and intercessors. Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you’d like to join the “readers and intercessors” team. If you feel apprehensive, then rest assured you’d have lots of support, and practice beforehand if helpful. We would especially welcome new intercessors. I’d be delighted to give advice and support about leading prayers to anyone interested in this aspect of public ministry. Sue Morton

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study group will meet again on Wednesday 10th October at 10.45am.We are using a course produced by the Bible Society looking at the whole of the Bible. In brief it looks at the whole story of the Bible.

St. Chad’s

All are invited to St. Chad’s on Wednesday 10th October at 7.30 pm when Bishop John will collate the Revd. Brian Nash as their new Vicar.

Children’s Society Boxes

Audrey Curtis has asked me to remind people with Children Society boxes that she needs to collect them in over the next few weeks. Could you please remember to bring them to church the next time you come. Thank you.

Coffee Club

Coffee Club will meet again on Wed 16th October.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome. Come along and you might even get cake from time to time!

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 10th October 2019.

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 Thurs 10th October. All welcome. Please let Malcolm know.


Criss Cross is a youth group for 11-17 year olds held at Stoke St Michaels on Thursday evenings 7pm-8.45pm.Claire has extended an invitation specially to our young people.

Autumn Fayre

Over the past several weeks, we have advertised in the newsletter for a volunteer to co-ordinate an autumn fayre for us. As no-one has offered to take on this role, this year PCC have made the decision not to hold an autumn fayre this year. Given that this means our income is likely to be over £1000 less than might have been expected we are looking to find ways to lessen such a shortfall and hope we may be able to organise maybe 3 smaller events during the coming year which could attract both church members and others and be methods of raising money. If you have any ideas, which might be attractive and/or would be happy to organise a single event please speak to Malcolm or the churchwardens.

September Tote

1st Prize     No. 43     S. Wick     £17.50

2nd Prize     No. 3     A Curtis     £6.00