2 February 2020 News

Retired Priests’ Fund – Special Collection

If anybody would still like to make a donation to this collection, please use one of the envelopes provided and place in the offertory collection – thank you. 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 Envelope.


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.


World Day of Prayer

This will take place on Friday 6th March at 7pm at Christ Church. Two volunteers are needed to read, please contact Christine Pritchard if you are interested.


Dates for your Diary

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.


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 Money Course dates are Tuesdays 17th, 24th and 31st March at 7pm-9pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church – church hall. If you would like to attend please email Lynne: lynnieloodle@hotmail.com. if you would like to help with either refreshments or are interested in the role of ‘CAP Money Coach’, please speak to Gill Carley / gillcarley@capuk.org.


Missio Red Box Appeal

Many thanks for all your donations which amounted to £467.62!


Christian Aid Coordinator

Following many years of co-ordinating the Christian Aid week collection, Joan Scrivener is stepping down so a new co-ordinator is required. The role includes: Ordering the resources (envelopes, posters, etc), Distributing resources and payment details to churches, Completing financial paperwork and audit forms together with CA treasurer, Encouraging churches to hold their own CA fund-raising events, Working with the MD Churches Together Committee to coordinate joint fundraising events, Acting as liaison between local churches and regional CA office. If you are interested in the role, please contact Joan Scrivener 01630 655510 or joanmscrivener@gmail.com.


Market Drayton Foodbank

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 Helen McSherry know today 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.

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