16 June 2019 News

Day for Life: Domestic Abuse – second collection today

Day for Life is celebrated yearly by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The proceeds of the Day for Life collection held in parishes will be used for the promotion of the dignity of the human person through the distribution of grants. We welcome applications from projects that support this aim, and this year especially welcome those working with victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Your donation is greatly appreciated. For more information, and to donate online, please visit: www.dayforlife.org/donate.


Foodbank – Urgent Appeal

Following an extremely busy session earlier in the week, the Foodbank is now very low in stock on almost all items. If you are able to donate a food item, please either leave in the container in the Church Porch or drop off at the Foodbank during one of the sessions – Tuesdays 10-11.30am and Fridays 12.30-2pm. Thank you for your continued help and support. Please see the Foodbank website: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ for an up to date list.

Thank you.


Missio Red Boxes

Following Fr Demot Byrne’s visit to celebrate Mass with us a couple of weekends ago, the Parish has now signed up to 22 additional boxes and 3 annual direct debits which is fantastic news – thank you. Any queries, please contact David Milburn.


Parish Safeguarding Officer

A huge thank you to Jill Hunt who has been the Parish Safeguarding Officer for many years. She has now stepped down and Kevin Read-Jones will be taking over the role with immediate effect. Please see the poster in the Church Porch for full details on Safeguarding and how to contact Kevin.


Prayer for Persecuted Christians 

The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on 19 June between 2:00 and 3:30pm. The session will be held in the Lounge at Market Drayton Methodist Church. For more information, including recent reports from a number of ministries, please see the P4PC page of the Market Drayton Churches Together website. Alternatively, contact Randall Hardy:01952-540970 or randall@amen.org.uk.


10km Run Sponsorship

Thank you very much to everybody who sponsored Wilf McSherry for his run in the Market Drayton 10km road race back in May. A total of £386 was raised and will be divided equally between the Alzheimer’s Society and the building of the new Church Hall.


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.


Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Volunteer Vacancies

Volunteers are needed to help with various roles within CAP. If you are interested, please contact Gill Carley on 07855460655 or gillcarley@capuk.org. Further details will be advertised next week.

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