16 February 2020 News

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 so any time you can spare would be much appreciated. Training and clearances will be arranged. Please let Fr Anthony or Wilf McSherry know if you are interested.

 

Marriage Encounter Weekend

4th to 5th July 2020. An Opportunity for all married couples to enrich their marriage and renew their commitment to one another.  A non-residential Marriage Encounter Weekend will be held at Savio House, Bollington, Nr Macclesfield, SK10 5RW.  Most couples and many priests find this a very rewarding experience.  Book now at www.wwme.org.uk or for more information contact Charles & Krysia Golabek on 01625 263627 charles.golabek@ntlworld.com or Mark & Liz Dutton on 01625 428498 lizmark@lizmark1.co.uk. There are Travel Lodges in Adlington & Macclesfield and a Premier Inn in Tytherington – all within 3 miles.

 

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.

 

Christian Aid Concert

This will be held on Sat 28th March at the Methodist Church.

 

CAP Money Course

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.

 

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.

 

Prayer for Persecuted Christians

The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on 19 February between 2:00 and 3:30pm. We meet 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, please contact Randall Hardy 01952-540970 / randall@amen.org.uk.

 

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 – Appeal

The foodbank has low stock levels of the following: Tinned vegetables, Tinned fruit, Tinned fish, Washing up liquid and laundry powder. Please leave all donations in the basket in the Church porch – thank you.

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