NEWS and EVENTS
Knitted Squares Please can you help?
The children at Cop Lane Primary School have asked if we would knit 8” squares (any wool) to let them make blankets for those in need.
The children are working towards The Bishop’s Silver Award ( they have already achieved the bronze award) and they would very much like to involve St Mary’s congregation.
All squares can be left at church or they can be collected. (Ring Jill Howe, Church Warden, on 07950250920)
There is no cut off date for accepting squares. Thank you
Join us on Zoom
If you are unable to come to church why not join us on Zoom.
Click on the link below to worship with us at the Sunday 10.15 Service
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 915 880 5689
MUSIC GROUP STARTING UP AGAIN:
. All welcome. As a starting point we will be working towards preparing some musical items for use in services and enjoy ourselves in the process. Ability to read music is not required.
All welcome. For more information contact, Rhoda Martin
PENWORTHAM FOOD BANK – URGENT APPEAL:
The demands on the foodbank have increased and our church is involved as one of the collection points in our community involvement. We thank all parishioners who have donated food in the past but the need for further supplies and of financial donations to meet the need is now critical. How to donate are detailed on the poster which is the third attachment. They are appealing this week particularly for:-
· Tins of meat
· Tinned tomatoes
Value range goods are preferred, but everything is welcome. There is a box for donated items at back of church near the west door. Food can also be taken direct to Kingsfold Community Centre, on Kingsfold Drive, on any Friday morning from 9.30am.
Collections available if required - phone Gillian or Adrian Carlton on 01772 742257.
We meet every Wednesday evening at church from 6.30 pm. The meetings last for 30-45 minutes. All are welcome.
We meet again on Wednesday 6th December
On Easter Sunday we will be reintroducing the giving of wine the during communion. There will be no compulsion to take wine and it is perfectly acceptable just have the bread. The taking of wine will be in the manner we are used to i.e. drinking from the chalice , not intinction. This is great news.
Church Electoral Roll
A GDPR compliant 'names only' version of the Electoral Roll is available here
GIVING AND DONATIONS
Since the lockdown started it has been difficult for parishioners to maintain their giving through the collection plate although many parishioners make their giving using Direct Debit or Standing Order. If you feel you would like to help St. Mary's financially please would you send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. uk. We will contact you to discuss which method you woud prefer, from a one-off donation to regular giving.
For the first time in over 150 years we will not be printing a hard copy of our church magazine for distribution to our parishioners. We will however continue to compile it and publish it online. You can view our latest edition from the top of this page.