Thursday, 8 October 2015

Harvest Festival with collection for the foodbank


St Mary’s was full on Sunday 4th October for Harvest Festival, supported by the uniformed organisations, and children from Overleigh St Mary’s C of E Primary School, all of whom played their part in readings, prayers, and a very moving signed singing of “What a Wonderful World”.


The reading was from Matthew’s Gospel about the landowner who hired labourers for his vineyard, each of whom was paid the same daily rate, irrespective of when they commenced work. The Rector illustrated this with the Great Bubble competition, with each participant receiving the same prize, irrespective of the number of bubbles blown.


Earlier in the week Overleigh St Mary’s C of E Primary School had held their own Harvest Festival and children brought non perishable food for the West Cheshire foodbank.

The magnificent total of 192 kilos of food was donated by the school children, and which was collected by the foodbank van.

Foodbank 1Foodbank 5Foodbank 2Foodbank 3

The combined weight of the donations to foodbank from the Church and the School was 317 kilos.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Wrought iron railings all painted

During the summer, each month members of St Mary’s congregation take part in working parties to look after the church grounds and, this year, painting the wrought iron railings and gates at the front of the church.
On 5th September the painting of the railings and gates was completed.
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         The painting squad of John Scott, John Parkin and Stuart Bull
                The end results of painting the wrought iron gates
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              Heave!!                                      Who’s in the triffids?
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                     Is our Verger trimming the foliage - or the wall?
         Thank you to all who helped with the work this year

Monday, 31 August 2015




St Mary’s Storytelling Service, tailored for families with younger children, will start again on 6th September at 9:30am .

This is a short and interactive service, offering a story, songs and prayers, followed by squash and biscuits.

Plenty of parking for Cars, Buggies and Push Chairs!