The office is staffed Tuesdays 12- 3pm & Thursdays 9.30am – 12.30pm
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.
Dougie Mac Cycle Ride
Today is the day that Phil Lewis has started his cycle ride for Dougie Mac. Hold him in your thoughts and prayers, There is still time for donations. Many Thanks.
Next Day Trip
The next day trip will be to Oswaldtwistle Mill and Boundary Mill, Colne on Saturday 6thJuly. We will be leaving from St Barnabas’ at 9.00am. Tickets are £13.00 each for adults and £11.00 each for children. To book seats please contact Sylvia Kenny on 635799.
Shoebox Campaign 2018 Update
Shelagh recently received an email telling us that our boxes were distributed in the delta region of Romania. They are hopeful that one year they will go to Africa.
Ascensio Day is one of the great Festivals of the Church Year. A Sung Eucharist will be held for it at St. Andrew’s at 7.30pm on Thursday 30th May All are welcome.
St Barnabas’ Foodbank
Thank you to everyone who regularly donates to this cause. Just a reminder to please check that all items given are well within the ‘best before date’. Also just to note that they are unable to accept any medicinal drinks such as ‘build up’ or ‘complan’. Once again thank you very much for all of your contributions.
Book Club will be at St Andrew’s Church, every first Wednesday of each month, 7.45pm. An informal get together for book lovers. No set read just an opportunity to chat about books over a coffee and biscuits. All welcome.
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.
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.
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.
Reading Glasses Collection
We are collecting old reading glasses for a charity, India eye train. It provides glasses for the elderly and poor. It doesn’t matter what condition they are in as they are fixed before being sent out. Any glasses that you would like to donate can be given to Lynn Kearns at St Andrew’s.
The Children’s Society
Many thanks to all Children’s Society box holders who have had their boxes emptied in the last few weeks. If your box has not bee emptied, please bring it as soon as possible and leave it at the back of church. Boxes can also be dropped off at 16 Basford Park Road if that is more convenient. Boxes will be ready for collection the following week at the back of church. Thank you again for helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged children in this country, from Christine Wood.
St Barnabas 100’s Club
Maureen Rigby (St. Andrew's) also collects postage stamps for charity.