WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

8.00am St.Mary’s BCP Said Morning Prayer Darren Clarke

9.15am St.Mary’s Communion Hazel O’Sullivan

10.45am St.Mary’s Church Alive  Chris Richardson/Andy Norris

11.15am St.Francis’ Morning Worship & AGM Darren Clarke (Andy Norris @ AGM)

6.30pm St.Mary’s BCP Evensong Susan Smith

Thurs 10.00am St.Faith’s Communion  Andy Norris

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY CLUB     from Kate

Parish Centre – for families: games, crafts, Bible stories, snacks etc Weds 20th Feb from 10.30am- 12.30pm Thurs 21st Feb from 11.00am-1.00pm Book a place with Kate Smyth our Families Minister.

CUPPA & COMPANY  Tuesday 26th Feb      In the Parish Centre between 2pm and 3pm.  Fabulous support serving any who are bereaved – simply pop in or take a friend.

JOIN US FOR SUPPER – food, friends, film Thursday 28th FebruaryYou’re invited to our Alpha Supper to enjoy a free ‘Fish n Chip’ meal followed by a 20 minute film on Thurs 28th February at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre.  Very relaxed, friendly and by which we’ll simply introduce the next Alpha Course with the film: Is there more to life than this?  Without any obligation to return the following week – simply to enjoy food, friends and film!  Please sign list at back of St.Mary’s or RSVP Parish Office for catering purposes including dietary requirements such as gluten free, in lieu of Fish n Chips.

Try ALPHA –  Ideal for LENT 2019

Alpha affords a very good and relevant Lent Course for any however long we’ve been coming to church, who want to explore faith, Jesus, the cross and resurrection, prayer and the Bible in anticipation of Easter.   Includes a Saturday morning on 30th March.  From 28th February, 7.00pm on Thursday evenings through to 18th April in the Parish Centre.  Starts with the supper overleaf!

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Working Towards a New Parish Centre…

Coffee, Cake & Co.  Tuesday 26th February

We’d value your company every 4th Tuesday of the month from 10.30am-noon in the Parish Centre.  £2.50 for coffee and cake.  Cakes & books for sale.  A great buzz and meeting place.

CURRY & QUIZ NIGHT    2nd March

7.00pm in the Parish Centre for a pub quiz with either meat or vegetable curry. Early bird tickets £10 to 25th Feb, then £12, from the Parish Office. PBYO drinks/glasses. 80 tickets sold – be quick!

PLEASE TAKE A MILK BOTTLE from the back!

2019 – Save the dates for new Parish Centre events:

PAUL PILOT, LOUISE HELYER & FRIENDS CONCERT, 13th April

BARN DANCE, 11th May

GARDEN WALKABOUT,  6th & 7th July

LENT’s COMING: Let’s help you… by releasing you from any unwanted items such as chocolates and that bottle of …?   Just think of the Lenten benefits of donating them towards the new Parish Centre.  Any gifts, candles, novelty items left over from Christmas delivered to the Parish Office would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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SERVING & GIVING May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father… encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.   (2 Thess 2v16)

SCHOOL FOUNDATION GOVERNORSBeing a school governor on behalf of the church is a very significant voluntary role.  We’re seeking three folk from the congregation/electoral roll who may be able to offer their time and skills to serve our primary schools.  If it could be you called to this roll then have a word with Andy Norris who’d be pleased to chat, thank you.

FAIRTRADE STALL THIS SUNDAYAn opportunity to Order Easter Eggs, top up on your coffee and other fair trade goods, plus some Christmas ‘Sale’ items.  Peter & Julie Fieldsend would be pleased to serve you.

Join a wholly NEW ELECTORAL ROLL in 2019 plus data and photo consent forms.Forms for the six yearly Electoral Roll renewal plus data protection and photo consent are available at the back of church.  Those on the current roll have one in a named envelope to collect whilst all other worshippers are welcome to take a non-addressed copy.  It would help enormously if everyone could fill in data and photo forms even if you don’t fill in the Electoral Roll membership, thanks.

ST.MARY’S ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN

Will take place on Sat 2nd March from 9.30am to 11.30am. Any help would be much appreciated on the day. Please bring along your own hoovers, dusters, brushes, extension leads! Our local Guides will also be helping – many thanks.  Peter Camp

CAN YOU HELP MAKE CRAFTS?   from Kate

Do you have time on your hands and enjoy preparing simple crafts and activities for children?  Kate’s on the look out for anyone willing to pre-prepare crafts to help in Families ministry such as Messy Church and Holiday clubs.  If you are interested and able to work from home this would be a real help. Please call Kate Families Minister to arrange over a cuppa!   Thank you.