26 January 2020 News

Fr Terence Coyne

Welcome and thank you to Fr Terence Coyne who will be celebrating Mass with us today whilst Fr Anthony is on holiday.


Retired Priests’ Fund – Special Collection

Today the annual Special Collection for the Retired Priests’ Fund is being held.  With your help, we can build up the Fund to help meet the future needs of our sick and retired priests. 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 address (including Postcode) on the front of the Special Envelope provided. A Leaflet about the Fund is also available which explains how to make a regular donation and online to the Fund at www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/retired-priests-fund. It also explains how to take advantage of Gift Aid to boost your donation to the Fund. I ask that you give as generously as you can to this very worthy cause and would also like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued support.

With every blessing, + Mark, Bishop of Shrewsbury


CAP and Foodbank Quiz n Cheese Night

Tickets are now available for the Quiz n Cheese night to raise funds for CAP and Market Drayton Foodbank. The event will take place at the Parish Rooms on Saturday 29th February 6.30 for 7pm start. Tickets are priced at £5 per person. Please see Helen McSherry for tickets and further information.


Volunteers needed please

Staff at Stoke Heath Prison near Market Drayton are asking for volunteers to visit prisoners.  There are quite a number within the prison who do not have visitors and any time you can spare would be very much appreciated. Training and clearances will be arranged.  Please let Fr Anthony or Wilf McSherry know if you are interested.


Dates for your Diary

World Day of Prayer – Friday 6th March at 7pm at Christ Church.

Men’s Ministry – next meeting – Friday 7th February at 7.30pm at the British Legion.

Christian Aid Concert – Saturday 28th March at the Methodist Church.


Market Drayton Foodbank

A list of most needed items can be found on the Foodbank website at:  https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/. Please leave all donations in the basket in the Church porch – thank you.


The Annual Diocesan Mass to Celebrate Marriage

This will be celebrated by Bishop Mark at 12 Noon in St Joseph’s Church, North Road, Birkenhead, CH42 7JY on Saturday 8th February. All married couples and their families are welcome. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Church Hall. If you are celebrating a significant anniversary (25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th) and wish to attend the Mass, please let Fr know (by the 26th Jan) and you will receive a special letter of invitation. If you are not celebrating a significant anniversary, but still wish to attend and enjoy the refreshments, please let the Bishop’s PA know – curia@dioceseofshrewsbury.org – 01743 290052, so that you can be added to the numbers for catering purposes.


CAP Courses

CAP Fresh Start will start on Tuesday 4th February 2020. For further information please contact Jill Alexander on 07845 762309 or email jillalexander@capuk.org.

CAP Job Club re-launches on Monday 27th January 2020 from 1-3pm at Christ Church, Little Drayton. For further details please contact Alison Doulton on 07554 738425. Volunteers to help welcome and chat to clients would be much appreciated.

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