Wednesday, 29 October 2014

LIGHT A CANDLE: OPEN CHURCH WEEKEND

 

 

On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November, the church will be open all weekend from 9a.m. to 6p.m. for anyone who would like to come in and light a candle.  It might be to remember a loved one, to offer a prayer or just to have a little space.  It doesn’t matter whether you normally go to a church or not.  You will be very welcome.  The time will just be your own and no-one will bother you, but if you do want to talk, there will be someone in the church all day.

On the Sunday, the following services will take place:  8a.m. Holy Communion (said);  10.30a.m. Parade Service with Act of Remembrance; 6.30pm Be Still and Know (quiet service of meditation and evening prayer).  Please feel free to join in any of these but if you would prefer the church to yourself, these are the times to avoid.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Storytelling Service

 

St Mary’s has recently introduced a Storytelling Service, tailored for families with younger children, at 9:30am on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. This is a short and interactive service, offering a story, songs and prayers, followed by squash and biscuits.

                                        Free parking!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Harvest Festival at St Mary’s

 

Harvest Bring & Share Supper

On 4th October the Social Committee organised a bring and share supper. The guest speaker was Harry Watson, from the North West Air Ambulance, ably assisted by his wife, Audrey.

Harry & Audrey with the “Katie” Air Ambulance in the background.

Harvest Festival Service

The service on Sunday included donations of food to the West Cheshire foodbank. A total of 180 kg of food was donated on the day. Many thanks to all who brought contributions.

Stuart Bull, food donation coordinator at St Mary’s, pictured with a portion of the food donated at Harvest.

Over the past 2 years the congregation at St Mary’s has donated a total of 3.432 tonnes of food to the foodbank.