7 October 2018 News

Tea, Coffee and Piety Stall

Tea and coffee will be served and the Piety Stall will be open after Mass today. Please come along to join us, all welcome!


CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day – Friday 5th October

Please place your Fast Day envelopes in the basket in the church porch or put into the offertory collection – thank you.


CAP Fresh Start Sessions

A new course of Fresh Start sessions will be starting on Tues 23rd October 5-6.30pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church. Further info from Jill Alexander 07845 762309 or the poster in the Porch.


Prayer for Persecuted Christians

The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on Thursday 11th October 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.


CAP Community Links Coordinator required

Christians Against Poverty, Market Drayton, are seeking a volunteer ‘Community Links Coordinator’ (to publicise and promote the work of all the four CAP services in the town and surrounding area). There is a training day at Jubilee Mill, Bradford on Monday 5th November. Please see Gill Carley for further details if you are interested in this opportunity by e-mailing gillcarley@capuk.org.


Churches Together Representative

There is a vacancy for a Churches Together representative. If you think you may be interested or you would like further information, please contact Dave Hunt. Thank you.


Market Drayton Foodbank – Urgent Appeal

The Foodbank has fed almost 200 adults and children just in September, stock is yet again extremely low and they are struggling to meet the demand. The list of most urgent items is on the website: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ and includes items such as Soup, Tinned fruit, Tinned vegetables, Jam, Custard, Tinned fish, Tinned potatoes, Sponge puddings, Washing powder/liquid, UHT Milk, Fruit Juice. Donations can be left in the basket in the Church porch or dropped off at the Foodbank – Tuesdays 10-11.30 or Fridays 12.30-2pm. Thank you for your generous donations.


Book on Our Parish Church

Tim Strickland writes: Parishioners will be interested to know that a great deal of information has been assembled and compiled on the following: The Opening of the Church in 1886, the Consecration of the Church in 1887, the decorations of the Sanctuary 1896, a Calendar of Events in the story of the Church, the Altar relics, the Lives of the Parish Priests, Aquinas Hall, the Clifford Family, the De Trafford Family, the Harding Family, World War One and its aftermath. A more thorough search of the Diocesan Archives is intended. My apologies for the time it is taking. I know you will understand, but I must explain that my current priority is to complete the life of my father for publication as soon as possible. I’m afraid that this has had to come first.


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