What's on & Weekly Activities Notices for St. Andrew's

Epiphany 3. 20.01.19

Parish Office  01782 717829 or email standrewsstbarnabas@talktalk.net

Please take this bulletin with you to remind you of church events. Please Note- All Notices need to reach the office by 9.00am on a Thursday. Failure to do so will result in notices NOT being printed. Please do not then blame the office for not printing your notice.

The office is staffed Tuesdays 12.00 – 3.00 & Thursdays 9.30 – 12.30

Vicar: Fr. Chris Routledge, St Barnabas Vicarage, Oldcastle Avenue, Bradwell.
ST5 8QG. 01782 929216. 

Please note: Fr. Chris will not be available on Fridays as this is his day of rest.
Messages can be left on the vicarage answer phone and emails will be responded to as soon as possible.
Rev’d Karen’s day of rest will be Monday.

Assistant Priest: Rev'd Karen Petherick Tel: 07941725459
Email: karenpetherick@ntlworld.com

St Andrew’s Churchwarden:  Hilary Dale - 01782 636266

St Barnabas Churchwardens:  Pat Lewis - 01782625997    David Littler 01782 563920


Forthcoming Events
Saturday 26th January 9.30am Safeguarding Training at St Barnabas’
Sunday 3rd February   Candlemas
Saturday 9th February (time TBC) Race Night at St Barnabas’
Tuesday 5th March (time TBC) Pancake evening at St Andrew’s
Wednesday 6th March   Ash Wednesday
Sunday 7th April after morning service APCM at St Andrew’s
Sunday 28th April after morning service APCM at St Barnabas’


Fr Jonathan Eades

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Fr Jonathan Eades, former rector of the Wolstanton team, shortly after Christmas. There will be a Sung Requiem Mass for Fr Jonathan at St Margaret's Wolstanton at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30th January. All are invited to attend. There will be no 7pm Eucharist at St Andrew's that evening

Epiphany Home Blessings

As always, Fr Chris is offering home blessings during the Epiphany season. If you would like a home visit, please speak to Fr Chris.

St Andrew's PCC

St Andrew's PCC meets this Wednesday evening, after Mass, in church.

Mothering Sunday Flowers

If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the flowers for Mothering Sunday, please place it in the dish on the font on a Sunday morning. Thank you.

Safeguarding Training

The basic Safeguarding Training for all PCC members and those who work with children or vulnerable adults will be led for us by the Rev'd Sharon Greensmith on Saturday 26th January, 9.30am, at St Barnabas' Church. This training is a requirement, and can also be done online if you cannot attend the day in person. Please speak to Fr Chris if you would prefer to do the online training. Thank you.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday this year is on March 6th. Please bring your palm crosses into church as soon as possible, so that the ash can be prepared for that day.

London Weekend

Sylvia Kenny is organising a London Weekend trip to leave Brunswick Street Newcastle at 8.00am on Saturday 2nd February 2019 returning at approximately.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 635799 for further information.

Young People's Group

We are looking to start a new group for the young people of our two churches which would meet on a Sunday afternoon/evening once a month. This would be a joint enterprise for our parishes, to support our young people and their faith journeys. We are looking for two or three people who would be willing to work with the clergy on this; if you feel this may be something that God is calling you to, please speak to Fr Chris.

Bingo at “Barnies”

Bingo sessions are held at St Barnabas’ every Tuesday afternoon between 1.30pm and 3.15pm. The cost is £1 entrance which includes refreshments and a raffle plus a cost of £1 per book of 6 games. Why not come along and enjoy a game of “singalong” bingo with us! We will make you very welcome. Hope to see you soon.

2019 Sanctuary Donations

The 2019 Sanctuary Donations book is now ready. Would those who would like their loved ones remembered at either the date 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.

Chain of Prayer

In February and March any names to be added to the Chain of Prayer for healing should be phoned to Hilary Dale  (07557 501864). 

St Barnabas 100’s Club

Linda Rowley is looking for more members of the 100’s club at St. Barnabas. Members are included in a monthly cash draw and contribute greatly to the work of the church. Anyone interested can contact Linda on 01782 866433. Thank you.The Rainbows.

The Rainbows are collecting used postage stamps to raise funds. Please would you save any stamps you get and pass them to Bev Jones at St Andrew’s.

St. Andrew’s Readers.

More readers are needed to fill out the rota for 11.00am Sunday morning services.  Could anyone interested in contributing to our services in this way, please contact Moira Hammond.  (07788 402195)

Those who birthdays fall this week: 
Jenny Light (25th)