10 March 2019 News

White Flower Appeal

The White Flower Appeal last week raised £143.00. Many thanks on behalf of SPUC for your generosity.


CAFOD Family fast Day

CAFOD’s Family Fast Day this Lent is an opportunity to support our brothers and sisters around the world. Drought, floods and storms are having a devastating impact on our global family. Like Mahinur from Bangladesh. She makes a living from fishing but a drought last year killed all the fish, and she’s struggling to support her disabled husband and son. On Friday 15th March, can you eat a simple meal in solidarity and give what you save to help people like Mahinur? Through CAFOD’s global Church network – one of the largest aid networks in the world – your support can reach to the ends of the earth. Please collect your Fast Day envelope this week and give whatever you can.


Morning and Evening Prayer

During Lent, the Parish will commence Evening and Morning Prayer on Mondays and Wednesdays. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Parish to come together and take part in he the Prayer of the Church. Please see days and times above, we look forward to you joining us.


Prayer for Persecuted Christians

The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on Wednesday 20th March 2-3:30pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church Lounge. For more info, including recent reports from a number of ministries, please see the P4PC page of the Market Drayton Churches Together website or contact Randall Hardy 01952-540970 / randall@amen.org.uk.


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.


Walk with me Lent Booklets

These booklets are available in the Church Porch for each of the days of Lent priced at £1 each.


Offertory Envelopes

Next year’s offertory envelopes are available to collect in the Church Porch. If there are any Parishioners who would like to transfer to a Standing Order payment or vice versa, please speak to Helen McSherry – 01630 638177.


Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Volunteer Vacancies

CAP has the following Volunteer vacancies: Community Links Co-Ordinator (PR and promotion of all CAP Services – 4 hrs/week), CAP Office Administrator (basic admin., communications support – 4 hours/week, can be home based for some of the time). Both positions require people who are committed Christians and who are willing to attend CAP Head Office in Bradford for full training following a recruitment & selection process. Contact Gill Carley by email: gillcarley@capuk.org or mobile: 07855460655.


Market Drayton Foodbank – Lent Appeal

The foodbank is launching its Lent Appeal this Wednesday and gives you the opportunity to help the Foodbank continue its vital work helping local people in crisis. Appeals include AdLent Calendar and 40p for 40 days. Please see posters and leaflets in the Church Porch. Food 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. Please see  https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ for most needed items.

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