Clergy Education & Training Fund – Special Collection
Special Envelopes are still available for you to use if you wish to make a donation. If you wish Gift Aid to be claimed on your donation, please write your name and full address (including postcode) on the front. Please place your envelopes in the collection bags during the offertory collection or leave in the basket in the church porch. 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.
Christmas cards, advent calendars and other items are available to purchase in the church porch.
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.
Christians Against Poverty – newsletter
There are copies of the latest CAP newsletter available in the Church Porch – please take one.
Market Drayton Foodbank is launching its Christmas Appeal next Sunday 1st December. There is an appeal for collecting items of food using an advent calendar and/or 50p per day appeal. Information is available in the Church porch.
Grove Christmas Market
Grove school is holding a Christmas Market on Wednesday 18th December at Grove school at 5.30-8pm. See the poster in the Church Porch for further information.
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 – please bring to Church by 1st December
An Appeal is being made again this year to knit/crochet Christmas Angels. Please leave in the Church Porch by next Sunday 1st December to be collected. They will be labelled and given out as a blessing gift in the town.
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.
Foodbank Supermarket Collection – thank you
A very big thank you to all those who helped and supported the Supermarket Collection last Saturday. Donations were steady throughout the day ending with one family donating a whole trolley full of food instead of buying Christmas presents for each other! The collection resulted in another record total of 936.28 kg!! As a result of this fabulous amount of food, the Foodbank is cancelling the collection on Saturday 14th December but still going ahead on Friday 13th December. Volunteers are still needed so if you are able to help, please see Helen McSherry or email email@example.com.