10 February 2019 News

Retired Priests’ Fund – Special Collection

Last Sunday we held the annual collection for Retired Priests. If you would like to still contribute to the collection, please use the basket in the Church Porch or the Offertory collection using one of the special envelopes available. If you use weekly Offertory Envelopes, please can you write in your envelope number. If you do not have your number or you give by standing order, please write in your name and address. This will enable us to reclaim tax if you have joined the Gift Aid scheme. There are leaflets which explain how to make a regular donation to the Fund by standing order or cheque. Thank you for your support.


Toilet Facilities

Due to the Church Hall being unsafe to use, toilet facilities are now available behind the Presbytery in the back yard. Please use the path down the side and back of the house and enter the yard through the door. The toilet is the last door on the right.


Prayer for Persecuted Christians 

The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on Wednesday 20th February 2-3:30pm. The venue is Market Drayton Methodist Church Lounge. For more information, please see the P4PC page of the Market Drayton Churches Together website or contact Randall Hardy 01952-540970 / randall@amen.org.uk.


Diocese of Shrewsbury Lourdes Hospitalite

The Diocese of Shrewsbury Lourdes Hospitalite is celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes with mass at 3.30pm today, Sunday 10th February at St Hugh and St John RC Church, 314 Manchester Road, Timperley WA14 5NB. (Please use the postcode WA14 5HL for the car park). Mass will be followed by tea, coffee and cake in the parish hall.


PPC Meeting

The next PPC Meeting will be held Tues 12th February following Mass at 10am. We will be holding the meeting in the office of the Church presbytery due to the closure of the Church Hall. Please confirm if you wish to attend by contacting Helen McSherry 01630 638177 or ssthomasandstephen@gmail.com. All parishioners are welcome.


CAP Money Course

CAP Money is a free course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple cash-based money management system. The 3-part course is designed to help people get in control of their finances, so they can save, spend wisely and prevent debt. Dates are Tuesdays 9th, 23rd, 30th April at 7pm at the Parish Rooms. Contact Gill Carley 07855 460655 to book a place.


Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Volunteer Vacancies

CAP have various volunteer vacancies. For further info, please contact Gill Carley by email: gillcarley@capuk.org.


Attention all Gift Aid Donors

The tax year 2018/19 will be coming to an end on 5th April and the Parish will then undertake the process of claiming back the Gift Aid refunds on donations made in the tax year.  If your circumstances have changed and you no longer pay income tax (or if for any other reason you do not wish to remain in the Gift Aid Scheme) please contact Helen McSherry on 01630 638177/ ssthomasandstephen@gmail.com by 5th April, otherwise it will be assumed you have paid sufficient income tax for the Parish to reclaim Gift Aid on donations made in the tax year. Please also let us know if you have changed your address.


Market Drayton Foodbank

Thank you for your continued kind and generous donations, items may be left in the basket in the Church porch or at the Foodbank during one of the sessions – Tuesdays 10-11.30am and Fridays 12.30-2pm. A list of most needed items can be found at: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/.

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