26 May 2019 News

The Ascension of The Lord – Holy Day of Obligation

Mass will be celebrated for the solemnity of The Ascension of The Lord this Thursday 30th May at 10am in Church. Mass is also being celebrated at Ss Peter & Paul, Newport at 7pm.


World Communications Day

A second collection will take place next Sunday for World Communications Day.


10km Run Sponsorship

Thank you to everybody who sponsored Wilf McSherry for his run in the Market Drayton 10km road race. Wilf completed the course in 45 minutes and 11 seconds and has already signed up for next year’s race! Total funds raised will be announced in due course and will be divided equally between the Alzheimer’s Society and the building of the new Church Hall


Christian Aid Week 12-18th May: ‘All Mums Should Live’

If you haven’t already done so, please collect an envelope to make a donation. Envelopes can be placed in the offertory collection bags or in the basket in the Church Porch. Thank you.


Shrewsbury Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019

This will be taking place 25th July – 2nd August if travelling over land or 26th July – 1st August if travelling by air. Full details can be found in the Church Porch or e-mail info@shrewsburypilgrimage.co.uk, phone 07773 324264 or at www.shrewsburypilgrimage.co.uk.


Youth Events

There are some exciting opportunities for young people in the coming months…. World Youth Day at Home (WYD@Home) – Pentecost weekend 7-9th June 2019 a festival for 15-25 year olds hosted at Alton Castle, Staffordshire to include world renowned Christian music artists, sacramental celebrations, inspirational speakers and workshops with praise and worship. See www.wydathome.com. Summer Camp – at Alton Castle 11-15th August for 11-18 year olds. Book at www.symt.org.uk or see the poster in the Church porch.


Tim Strickland writes:

You’ll be pleased to know that I have completed the writing of my father’s life-story and am now preparing it for publication. This is a complex and lengthy process which I hope to complete before the end of the year. After that, I will be returning to the story of our church and parish.


Christian Aid Concert

A concert will be held at Market Drayton Methodist Church on Saturday 13th July at 7pm with MDAODS Little Voices Choir and guest performances from Longlands School Choir, MDMC Ukelele Group and MDMC Gospel Choir. Free admission. See poster in Church Porch.


Foodbank – low stock items

Thank you for your kind and generous donations over the past few weeks. Our current low stock items are Long-life cartons of fruit juice, rice pudding, toilet rolls and washing powder. Please see the Foodbank website for an up to date list – thank you. https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/.


Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Volunteer Vacancies Update

CAP is still seeking a ‘Fresh Start’ Coach suitable for those with previous experience in the area of addictions/dependencies and/or life controlling habits, a Life Skills Manager to support people with low incomes, budgeting & key life skills support and a Community Links Co-Ordinator. In the first instance, please contact Gill Carley on 07855460655 or gillcarley@capuk.org.

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