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
David was licensed on Monday, 5 June
2017. We wish David every joy and success in his new
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.
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.
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
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.
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