Thursday, 11 July 2019

St Mary's Handbridge Centre Sensory Garden

Work is ongoing to create a sensory garden in the grounds of the Centre. Led by John Parkin and Terry Anglesea the first stage is the construction of the path.



This will be followed by the establishment of the garden itself and the building of a number of pergola's.

Volunteers are needed for this project and for the next Gardening Working Party in the Church and Centre grounds, to take place on Saturday 10th August.


Tuesday, 21 May 2019

ST MARY'S SUMMER FAIR





SUMMER FAIR

SATURDAY 15th JUNE 2019, 2.00pm

St Mary’s is holding its Summer Fair in the Church Centre and grounds

~ COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN WITH ~

Panama Jazz Band
Tombola • Stalls Galore • Jewellery
Grand Raffle • Books • Games   
Ice Cream • Cakes • Teas



ADMISSION FREE

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Annual Parochial Church Meeting


There was a very good attendance in St Mary's Handbridge Centre on Sunday 28th April for St Mary's APCM. 



Helen Brophy and Ted Graham were re-elected as Churchwardens for a further year.

Ted Graham gave an update on the finances of the Handbridge Centre, with the prediction that annual income generated by the bookings will cover all running costs and payments from the loan. The final retention payment of £31,000 to the building contractor will be paid in June 2019. The Centre is now being used by a wide range of organisations and whilst in the short term the locking and unlocking is being undertaken by volunteers, when additional income is generated, additional staff will be employed.  

After many years serving on the Parochial Church Council, both Chris Schofield and Stuart Bull have stood down. Peter Collins, John Scott and John Parkin were re-elected to PCC, and the Council welcomed a new member, David Gilbert. 






Sunday, 31 March 2019

 
EASTER SERVICES AT ST MARY'S
 

Sunday             14            Palm Sunday

                                            8.00am        Holy Communion
                                            9.30am        Storytelling Service
                                          10.30am        Parish Communion with Procession of Palms
 
Monday             15              7.30pm        Holy Communion with Address at Dodleston
 
Tuesday            16              7.30pm        Holy Communion with Address at Eccleston
 
Wednesday       17              7.30pm        Holy Communion with Address at St Mary’s
 
Thursday           18              7.30pm        Maundy Thursday Service with Address at St Mary’s

Friday               19            Good Friday

                                          10.00am        Litany, Morning Prayer and Ante-Communion
                                            2.00pm        Tenebrae Service
 
Sunday             21            Easter Day

                                            8.00am        Holy Communion                                         
                                          10.30am        Parish Communion