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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.
Vicar- Fr. Chris Routledge, St Barnabas Vicarage, Oldcastle Avenue, Bradwell.
Bishop Michael will be visiting St Andrew's for the 11am service on Sunday 4th February. Please do try and get to this service if you can! (Fr Chris is arranging for Bishop Michael to visit St Barnabas' at a later date!)
St. Andrew’s PCC-
St Andrew's PCC meets this Wednesday, 7.30pm, in the church meeting room.
Services on Ash Wednesday - both services on Ash Wednesday will include the opportunity for Ashing. St Barnabas' is at the normal time of 10am; St Andrew's is a Sung Mass for Ash Wednesday at 7.30pm.
The next Deanery Synod meeting is on Tuesday 30th January, 7.30pm start, at St Thomas' Church, Kidsgrove.
There will be a Fashion Show at St Barnabas Church Hall, Friday 2nd February, 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Discounted current fashion brand from shops such as Next, Top Shop and Debenhams at 70% off retail value. Tickets £6 or 2 for £10, please ring Grace Edwards on 07964336547 or :- e mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets (or speak to Brenda Dobson at St Andrews). Money raised goes to the cost of the leadership team taking the local Explorer Unit to Canada in August. There will also be a raffle at the event - any donations gratefully received.
Ash Wednesday –
This is on February 14th this year. Please bring your palm crosses back to church over the next few weeks, so that the ashes can be prepared. Thank you.
Pastoral Visitors –
Fr Chris is looking to form a new team of people for pastoral visiting. This may include: visiting people who are sick or housebound, follow-up support of funeral and baptism families, and/or other visits. Training and other support will be provided. If you feel this is an area of ministry which God might be calling you to, please speak to Fr Chris.
Our thanks as always to Rita Ashley for again organising a blessed Walsingham Pilgrimage. Next year's pilgrimage will be a little earlier - August 3rd-5th. Please speak to Rita (tel: 07784262841) if you are interested in going. Thank you.
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.
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. Thank you.
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 Children’s Society:
Just a reminder that you can put all your unwanted foreign coins as well as notes in your Children’s Society box, as they can be exchanged for cash, which the organization can use for disadvantaged children. Thank you for your continuing support of this wonderful cause. Best wishes from Christine Wood.
Those who birthdays fall this week: Jenny Light (25th)