St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 17.11.19

Newsletter 17.11.19

14 Nov 2019 • General news

Second Sunday before Advent

Collect: Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:   Malachi 4. 1-2a   Harrison Jeavons

Second Reading:   2 Thessalonians 3. 6-13   Allen John

Gospel:   Luke 21. 5-19   Sue Morton

Intercessor:   Lorraine Baker

Hymns:   105   422   411   680   777

Post Communion Prayer:   Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope: bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

This week beginning 17th November 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

4 pm   Young peoples confirmation group

4.45 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Tuesday  7.30 pm   PCC Meeting

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

10.45 am   Bible Study

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.30 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 24th   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

4.45 pm   Evening Prayer

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study group will meet again on Wednesday 20th November 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.

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 27th November.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 28th November 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 28th November.All welcome.Please let Malcolm know.

Quiz Night

We will be holding a Quiz Night on Friday 6th December. 7pm Sharp to start.£1.50 per person.Bring your own drinks.Pop the date in your diaries.These evenings are always enjoyable, so why not come along and join in the fun. All welcome.

Confirmation Candidates

On Saturday 23rd November at 4pm (please note time change) in the Cathedral several members of St Mary’s will be confirmed.Please pray for them as they prepare for this significant moment in a life of faith.Their names are

Stella Single, Geoff Single, William Single, Matt White, Grace Graham,

Katie Hughes, Lucie Hughes, Millie Lewis, Ruby Lewis, Isobel Hutchinson

Steward McCabe will be received into the Church of England at the same service having been previously confirmed into the Roman Catholic Church.

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Autumn Fayre

Over the past 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.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, and/or would be happy to organise a single event please speak to Malcolm or the churchwardens.

Christmas Meal

Our Friendship Group will be holding their Christmas Meal on Thursday 5th December (a week earlier than usual because of the election).If you would like to join them for a two course Christmas meal please speak to Malcolm.The cost for non club members will be £8.

Mentoring Young People

If you would be interested in mentoring young people to help make positive life choices by receiving training on topics including Safeguarding and gangs and youth violence, please see the notice in the Church Centre and apply to the positive youth foundation who are seeking to help young people in positive ways.Training will be given (8 hours in total).