1 October 2017 News

A Big Thank You

Dear Parishioners, the Commemoration of my Ordination Anniversary by Parishioners both in Market Drayton and Newport, came as a total surprise. Many thanks for your good wishes, kindness and generosity. Fr Anthony.



Please note that Mass will take place at the slightly earlier time of 9.15am this Tuesday.


Reader’s Rota

Copies of the new rota are available in the Church porch to take home. Please note there are now 2 readers – one for the 1st reading and Psalm and one for the 2nd reading. Should either one of the readers be unavailable, the other can do both readings. If you are unable to read, please try to get somebody to replace you, otherwise, please contact Dave Hunt on 01630 657619.


Harvest Fast Day: Friday 6 October 2017

This year, we reflect on the endless abundance of God’s love, and how human beings across the world see this abundance in the harvests we bring in, the world over. Envelopes are available at the back of Church for those of you wishing to donate.


Hymn Book Amnesty

Please return to Church any hymn books that you may have taken home – thank you!


CAP Job Club

The next 8 week course will start on Mon 9th Oct. 10.30-12.30. Please contact Carol Preston on 07399 852163.


Churches Together Notices

15/10/2017 Annual CAP (Christians against Poverty) Service to be held at the Methodist Church at 6pm.

18/11/2017 International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians Service to be held at the Methodist Church 10 – 1 pm.

17/12/2017 Buttercross to Bethlehem at 4.30pm.

Men’s Churches Together Mission – new venture proposed by CTOG to run Joint events as an outreach to the local community

CAP/Foodbank – Can you help with a regular donation to CAP and/or the Foodbank? Donations gratefully received to help with future budgeting for these valuable community projects.

Please contact your CTOG representatives, Dave Hunt and Catherine Bolton for further information on any of the above.


Red Missio Boxes  Please bring to Church to be emptied.


PPC Committee Meeting

The minutes from the latest Parish Pastoral Committee Meeting are available in the Church Porch.


Parish Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 25th Nov this year – donations of cakes, bottles (tombola) and raffle prizes will be gratefully received. Please advertise to your family, friends and Community. Donations can be left in the box in the Porch.


Buttercross to Bethlehem

Support is still required for the planning of this year’s Buttercross to Bethlehem. Lots of involvement is needed from all the churches. Would anybody who is interested in helping out, please contact the Methodist Church Minister – Ruth. Thank you.


Christmas Angels

These are being distributed again this year around Market Drayton with the aim of sharing God’s love and to bless the community in public places/spaces with a Christmas message. An Appeal has been made for people to knit/crochet them – copies of the pattern are in the Church porch.


Market Drayton Foodbank Combined Harvest Appeal

The Foodbank is asking for your support with food and funds this harvest: Donate Food: help by donating an item or two from the Harvest Shopping list to provide for people in crisis. Donate Money: Help to cover the costs of storing and distributing food. Further information including shopping lists are available in the Church Porch. Thank you.


Please remember in your prayers:

Mary Goodwin, Rose & Ed Getty, Josie Rochelle, Margaret Doublett, Doreen Dodd, Beryl Dutton, Mavis Price, Julian & Dawn Huxley, Sheila Minnery, Emmie Justice, Pat Caddy, Dr. Elizabeth Gardiner (Betty), Shane McGroggan, Doreen Warrilow, Alice Davies, Sylvia Mary Stanworth and all the sick & housebound of the Parish.


Illness or emergency calls

If you need to contact the Priest in any capacity and especially for sick calls, please ring 01952 811299.

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