Clergy Education & Training Fund – Thank you
Thank you very much for your kind and generous donations, the Parish collection raised £148.95.
Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Colin Mackintosh and for his family and friends. Colin’s funeral arrangements will take place on Thursday 13th December at 1pm in church.
Opportunity for Confession
There will be opportunity for Confession after Mass next Sunday 9th December and after Mass on Sunday 23rd December.
Used Stamps – Reminder
The Jesuit Refugee service can raise funds from your used stamps. All your Christmas stamps and any others gratefully received. Please cut out from the envelope leaving a large margin, and place in the box in the porch. Thank you.
North Shropshire Methodist Youth Choir – Christmas Concert
A Christmas Concert is being held at Market Drayton Methodist Church on Saturday 22nd December at 7pm. Free admission with an offering to be taken for Market Drayton Foodbank.
Christmas Music Concert
Ashley Voices & Music Consort and AMS Instrumentalists will be performing at the Sacred Heart RC Church, Eccleshall on Tuesday 18th December at 7.30pm. See the poster in the Church Porch for further information or at www.ashleymusic.co.uk or phone 01630 672546.
An Appeal is being made again this year for people to knit/crochet Christmas Angels. The Angels will be labelled and given out as a blessing gift in the community. Knitting/ crochet patterns can be found at http://www.christmasangel.net/info/or there are copies in the Church Porch.
Missio APF Red Boxes
Please bring your red APF boxes into Church to be counted. They can be left at the back of Church. Thank you.
Christmas Raffle for the new Church Hall
A Christmas raffle is being held to raise funds for our new Church Hall. Prizes include bottles of spirits, vouchers, chocolates and a complete set of hand-knitted nativity figures. If anybody would like to contribute further prizes, there is a box in the Church Porch and raffle tickets are available at £1 per strip.
Prayer for Persecuted Christians
The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on Thursday 6th December 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Market Drayton Foodbank – Advent Appeal
Market Drayton foodbank are launching their advent appeal for this year which includes the ‘50p per day for Advent’ appeal and Reverse Advent Calendar. Please see the posters in the Church porch for further information and Reverse Advent Calendars are also available to collect. Donations of food are also needed, see the list of food mostly needed on the Foodbank website: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ Any donations can be left in the basket in the Church porch or at the Foodbank – Tuesdays 10-11.30 or Fridays 12.30-2pm.