Wednesday, 4 May 2022

A SHOCKING STATISTIC...

 

 

West Cheshire foodbank has shared the grim news that they gave out 13052 food parcels to people facing hardship between April 2021 and March 2022.

This is a 36% increase compared to the same period in 2019/20, before the pandemic.

St Mary’s supports the foodbank and, thanks to your generosity we have delivered 446 kilos of food to the warehouse this year to date .

Containers for non-perishable food are sited at the back of Church and in the Centre. 

Thank you again for your ongoing support.

 

 

 

 



Sunday, 1 May 2022

ELECTION OF CHURCHWARDENS

 

St Mary's held its Vestry and Annual Church Meetings on 24th April



Lynne Jones and David Gilburt were elected as Churchwardens for the next year. David has taken over from Alison McLellan who stood down from the role. 



 

Monday, 18 April 2022

EASTER CELEBRATIONS


 It was wonderful to welcome so many Church members back to our 10.30 Easter service this Sunday morning, the first time for over two years that we have had such an amazing celebration with 154 adults and 28 children giving thanks for the Risen Christ and the love He has shown for us.

Rector Ric (in his celebratory gold trainers), led the children in decorating the Easter Cross in front of the Church.


Meanwhile the congregation were reminded by our by our wise friend John Carhart of that most important Easter message, given to us by Mary of Magdala,  'I have seen the Lord' . We may not have actually seen Him, but we can all pass that message on.  Jesus is still with us today and always.

As John said, the modern route finder is GPS  He suggested that those letters could stand for 'Gratitude', 'Patience' and 'Service'.  

As we left the Church many of us felt almost overwhelmed by the emotions of the day. It was just a wonderful coming together of our congregation and many friends and relatives, temporarily casting aside all the complications of recent times to celebrate our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ.