17 February 2019 News

Esther Ann Allcock

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Esther Ann Allcock and for her family and friends. Esther’s Requiem Mass will take place this Tuesday 19th February at 1pm followed by interment at Market Drayton Cemetery.

 

Racial Justice Sunday – Dignity for All Workers

Today 17th February marks Racial Justice Sunday, which focuses on the experiences of ethnic communities in England and Wales. It is a day on which we are all called to earnestly pray for an end to racism and racial inequality in our country. The theme this year is Dignity for all Workers, looking at how all people must not be exploited or face discrimination and hatred in their work. Prayer cards are available and if you would like to make a voluntary donation, please leave it in the basket in the Church Porch.

 

Retired Priests’ Fund – Special Collection

Thank you for all your generous donations. 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. 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 around the corner.

 

Prayer for Persecuted Christians 

The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held this 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.

 

World Day of Prayer

Please support World Day of Prayer on Friday 1st March at 7pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church. See the poster in the porch for further information.

 

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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