Friday, 23 June 2017

NEW CANON FOR ST MARY'S


 
WRONG SORT OF CANNON!
 
The good news is that our Rector, Paul Dawson,
 
 
 
 
              has been appointed by Bishop Peter as an Honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral
 
Many congratulations, Paul
 
 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

PASTURES NEW FOR REVD DAVID COWIE

Our Curate, David Cowie, has left St Mary’s and moved to his own parish in the Diocese of Leicester.
 
David has been appointed to the Benefices of High and South Framland, and Framland Deanary Primary Schools Work Enabler, based at Wymondham near Melton Mowbray.

During his time at St Mary’s, David made a great impact on the Parish and the Parishioners, including volunteering to be “Prince Charles” for the wet sponge-throwing at the Summer Fair last year. He will be missed (as will his appetite!).


David was licensed on Monday, 5 June 2017.

We wish David every joy and success in his new Parish.



Thursday, 25 May 2017

St Mary's Handbridge Centrte






WE’RE GOING AHEAD WITH THE NEW CENTRE!

 


We are delighted to announce that St Mary’s Parochial Church Council has made the decision to go ahead with building the new St Mary’s Handbridge Centre, replacing the existing Church Hall.

The work is expected to start at the end of July 2017 and the build is estimated to take approximately 9 months.

The cost of building is £1.6 million and so far £1.1 million has been raised from grants, generous donations and fundraising by the church congregation and the Handbridge community. Other grants and donations are anticipated but this will still mean that there will be shortfall in the target of around £250,000.

To meet this anticipated shortfall, the PCC has had to take out a loan of £250,000, so we will have to continue with the fundraising efforts for the foreseeable future.

We are very grateful to all the individuals and groups who have already raised money for the new Centre through the events and activities that have been organized.

For further information please see page on the website for
St Mary's Handbridge Centre