17 November 2019 News

Clergy Education & Training Fund – Special Collection

Today the annual Collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund is being held. Special Envelopes are available for you to use.  If you wish Gift Aid to be claimed on your donation, please write in your name and full address (including postcode) on the front of the Special Envelope provided. A Leaflet about the Fund is also available which provides information on how you can make a regular donation to the Fund (by Standing Order or Cheque) or online at www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/clergy-education-and-training-fund. It also explains how to take advantage of Gift Aid to boost your donation to the Fund. On the training and formation of Priests, the future of our Diocese so much depends, and I would ask that you give your support in whatever way is possible.  It is in every sense an investment in the future of the life and mission of the Diocese.

With every good wish,

Yours sincerely in Christ,

+Mark Bishop of Shrewsbury


Morning Prayer

Please note that during the winter months, Morning Prayer is being suspended. Evening Prayer will continue to be held on Monday evenings at 7pm.


Month of the Holy Souls – November

Many Catholics wish Mass to be celebrated for deceased relatives and friends. If so, kindly place the Mass offering along with the list of names in the envelope provided and write the family name on the front. If you do not wish Mass to be said, the names can still be placed in the envelope but please omit the family name on the front. In both cases, please place the envelope before the Altar.


Prayers for Persecuted Christians

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


Christians Against Poverty – newsletter

There are copies of the latest CAP newsletter available in the Church Porch – please take one.


Missio APF Red Boxes

Please bring your red APF Missio boxes into Church (clearly labelled with your name and address) and leave them to be counted and returned to you – thank you.


Christmas Angels

An Appeal is being made again this year to knit/crochet Christmas Angels. Please leave in the Church Porch to be collected. They will be labelled and given out as a blessing gift.


Lions Club of Market Drayton ‘Tree of Light’

Lions Club of Market Drayton ‘Tree of Light’ is being held from 16th November until 28th December where you can sponsor a light for £5. A symbol of both Christmas and personal remembrance in Market Drayton giving focus for people to remember a person or cause that is special to them at this time of the year. If you would like to make a personal dedication, please pick up a form from Morrison’s customer service desk or they are available in the Church porch along with posters.


Market Drayton Foodbank

The Foodbank is still collecting donations and is particularly short of items such as UHT Milk, long life fruit juice, tinned meat and fish, shampoo and sponge puddings. For other items needed, please visit www.marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/. All donations can be brought to Church and left in the Church Porch. Thank you.

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