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Assistant Priest: Rev'd Karen Petherick Tel:
MacMillan Coffee Morning
The MacMillan Coffee Morning is at St Andrew's on Monday 24th September, 11am-1pm. Do call in for coffee, cake and to help a good cause!
Today, shoeboxes will be available to fill for children living in poverty or crisis overseas. A simple Christmas Shoebox gift is a "Gift of Love" for a child who has never received such a gift before. It is also a symbol of hope that someone, somewhere, cared enough to pack a gift meant just for them. This year, you will also be able to pack, if you so wish, a box for the home which could include items for babies and the home etc. Also, please note that the age ranges have changed slightly. All the information you will need is contained in the leaflet inside the box and I hope you will be able to take one and fill it as generously as you can. Last year your shoebox gift was one of 29,467 sent to Bosnia lovingly packed in the UK., and we thank God for the thousands of children that received them. Thanks, Sheila H
Poppies for St Andrew's
Lots of people have very kindly made poppies for the Open Days at St Andrew's. We are creating a notice acknowledging everyone who has contributed to the poppies - please check with Ann Gritton to ensure your name is included! Thank you.
First Aid Qualifications
If you have an up-to-date First Aid Certificate, please would you tell Chris Hammond (St Andrew's) or Ann Sillitoe (St Barnabas').
If you would be interested in joining the ministry of those who lead intercessions on a Sunday morning (either church), please speak to Fr Chris in the first instance. It is a wonderful ministry to lead the congregation in prayer, and we will offer training and support as you begin.
St Andrew’s Work Day
St. Andrew's are having a work day on Saturday 29th September at 9.30am to tidy up ready for the Open Day on the 6th October.
Kerry Parsons 1 Million Steps Challenge
Kerry will be doing the 1 million steps challenge, in aid of Diabetes UK, from 1st July until 30th September. 1 million steps in 92 days is 10,870 steps per day. Any donations will be gratefully received! You can text MKAP48 £1 to 70070 (you can text more than once if you like!), visit Kerry’s JustGiving page on Facebook, or if you'd prefer to make a cash donation, let Kerry know and she can pay it in for you. Thanks in advance for your support.
Father Ron Whittingham,
Fr. Ron Whittingham, known to many of us, is celebrating 50 years of ordination with a Sung
Mass at 7.30pm on Monday 1st October at St Saviour’s Church, Smallthorne. He invites any members of our congregations to attend if you would like to. Please RSVP directly to Fr. Ron on 01782 860460 or email@example.com
Porthill War Memorial
St Andrew's has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish the Porthill War Memorial in time for this year's 100th anniversary commemorating Armistice Day. As part of the commemorations, there will be two Open Days on Saturday 6th October and Saturday 10th November .If you are available to help on either or both of these days, (welcoming visitors, serving refreshments, etc) Please speak to Father Chris or Steve Brown.
Remembrance at St Barnabas'
St Barnabas' PCC have discussed how St Barnabas' will mark the 100 year anniversary of the armistice on Remembrance Day. We are going to create a special display in church with poppies, photographs, and memorabilia of the two world wars and other conflicts our families or friends have served in. If any members of St Barnabas' would like to be involved in this, or know Bradwell people who may be able to lend some memorabilia to the display, please speak to Alison Coxon, who will be coordinating the tribute.
This takes place this year with Bishop Geoff at St Andrew's on Sunday 25th November. If you have not been confirmed and would like to talk about what it means, please speak to Fr Chris. Preparation classes will begin in September.
Sylvia Kenny is organising a London Weekend trip to leave Brunswick Street Newcastle at 8.00am on Saturday 2nd February 2019 returning at approximately 7.30pm on Sunday evening 3rd February. The one night stay including breakfast at the Tower Hotel will cost £109 based on 2 sharing this will include all coach travel. Please contact Sylvia on 01782 63599 for further information.
A great time of fellowship was had by all on this year's Pilgrimage - as always, sincere thanks to Rita for organising it. 30 places have been booked for next year, and there is already a waiting list! Please speak to Rita urgently if you are interested in going (dates are 2nd- 4th August 2019). A non-returnable deposit of £80 is required by the end of October, please - payment can be made in instalments (e.g. £10/week). Any more information, please speak to Rita.
Would those who would like their loved ones to be remembered at either the day of their death, or birthday or any other special anniversary please record their names etc. against the nearest Sunday to that date. The donation towards the Sanctuary Lamp should be given to the Treasurer Kerry Parsons.
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