St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 26.1.20

Newsletter 26.1.20

23 Jan 2020 • General news

Collect:  God of all mercy, your Son proclaimed good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed: anoint us with your Holy Spirit and set all your people free to praise you in Christ our Lord.

First Reading:    Isaiah 9. 1-4    John Aspden

Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 1. 10-18   Margaret Oakley

Gospel:   Matthew 4. 12-23   Mervyn Hancox

Intercessor:   Malcolm Tyler

Hymns:  152    66    99    452    834

Post Communion Prayer:   Almighty Father, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world: may your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.Amen

This week beginning 26th January 2020

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Wednesday   10 am   Holy Communion

10.45 pm   Bible Study Group

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.30 am   Morning Prayer

Candlemas   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

New member of Staff

Many of you will have met Dmitry and his family by now but today we shall do a formal welcome at the beginning of our 10am service.  One of the responsibilities which Dmitry will take on is work with our young people.

Dedication of a new cross for the altar in the Lady Chapel

A new brass cross has been donated in memory of Alan Robinson.  A short service will be held to dedicate the cross during the regular Communion Service at 10am on Wednesday 5th February.  Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided following the service.  Edna Robinson

Coffee Club

Coffee Club meets again on Wednesday 5th February 2020.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) from 10-12 noon and all are welcome.  They next meet on Thursday 13th February 2020.

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 13th February.  All welcome.  Please let Malcolm know.

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study group will meet again on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at 10.45am.All welcome.

December Tote

1st Prize   No.40   G. Tompsett   £17.50

2nd Prize   No. 24   J. Home   £6.00

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

It’s that time of year again! This year our Annual Parochial Church Meetings (AGM) are to be held on Sunday 29th March after our 10am service. Various things need to happen before then though. Please look out for the Electoral Roll (membership) revision in February. If you are not on our electoral roll and worship with us regularly you should be! Forms will be available in a couple of weeks. If you normally write a report for the Annual Meeting papers please be thinking about it. We will need reports by Sunday 1stMarch at the latest! Also please consider standing for PCC.PCC meets 5 or 6 times a year and is responsible for the day to day running of St. Mary’s.

Post Christmas Food Bank

Whilst people are generous in the lead up to Christmas the level of donations tends to fall in January and this can be a bleak month for families. If you can give, items such as tinned meat, tinned fish, rice, rice pudding or tinned fruit will be welcomed although other items will be gratefully received. There is a box in the church centre for donations.

Skittles Night

If you would like to join members of Walsgrave Baptist Church at a Skittles Night on Friday 21st February 2020 at Wolvey Bowling Club 7pm please contact Pete Gales at to book your place. Tickets are £6 for fish + chips/chicken + chips/or veggie alternative.