2 September 2018 News

Welcome to Fr Mark Hargreaves

Thank you and welcome to Fr Mark who will be celebrating Mass with us today.


Mission Together Update and Thank You

We have finally received the total amount that the Parish realised for the Mission Together appeal. The total is £35,288.00. A huge thank you for your generosity in supporting this. 30% of the total (£10,500.00) will go towards the building of our new Church Hall.


Bring & Buy Coffee Morning

A bring & buy coffee morning will be held on Thursday 6th September 10-12noon at Honeyspot Farm, Rosehill Road, TF9 2JU. Donations of cakes etc, would be very much appreciated.


Prayer for Persecuted Christians

The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on Thursday 13th September starting at 7:30pm. The venue is Wollerton URC School Room, Wood Lane, Wollerton. For more information, including recent reports from a number of ministries, please see the P4PC page of the Market Drayton Churches Together website. Alternatively, please contact Randall Hardy 01952-540970 / randall@amen.org.uk


Civic Service

The Mayor of Market Drayton, Councillor Mark Whittle has chosen Ss Thomas & Stephen Church for the Civic Service this year, We/re delighted to welcome the Mayor and Councillors together with civic dignitaries and invited guests to the service on Sunday 9th September at 12.30pm. Some of our own Parishioners have been invited in an official capacity as members of organisations in the town.


Request for help in the Church Garden

Help is still needed to help with the Church garden please. Anybody with green fingers or who would just like to help out with a little bit of weeding etc, please contact David Milburn – thank you.


Tea, Coffee and Piety Stall

Tea and coffee will be served after Mass in the Church Hall today. The Piety stall will also be open. Please come along and join us!


Friends of the Holy Land National Gathering

Christian charity, Friends of the Holy Land’s National Gathering will be held on Saturday 22nd September at 10.30am in Kenilworth at the Parish Centre, St Francis of Assisi CV8 1HL. The event is free to attend including lunch and a brief ecumenical service. For more information, please see the poster in the Church Porch or visit www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk/national-gathering.


Market Drayton Foodbank

The Foodbank has low stock on just a few regular items at the moment: Tinned rice pudding, Coffee, Sponge Puddings, Tinned fruit, Biscuits, Shampoo, Laundry washing powder & washing up liquid, Tinned meat such as corned beef, ham & spam.

For an up to date list of items most needed, please see: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Thank you.


Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Life Skills

There will be a CAP Life Skills course taking place at the Zone Community Centre on Thursday 6th September from 12.30-2pm. This free course aims to help people with basic budgeting, cooking and confidence building over a period of 8 weeks. Please contact Sherrie Howlett on 07722 055543 for further info.

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