Weekly News

Weekly News

St. Mark’s News from the Pew Sheet for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity (17/06/18)

Faith Development: Our 6-week course from the ‘PILGRIM’ series on the Bible has commenced. It’s not too late to join for the remaining 5 weeks. We meet on Tuesdays (7.30pm – 9.00pm) in the Lady Chapel. The course will require a booklet costing £5.00 of which some spares are still available..

Social Media: For all you technocrats out there… do you follow us on Twitter and Facebook? Both Basford and Wolstanton have accounts and it would be really good to get our number of followers up!

Church Gardens:  The boys will always welcome financial donations for the gardening work, but if you are in a position to lend a hand practically on either Monday or Wednesday mornings that’s when the real help is needed!   Please spread the word as there may be folk within the parish who would love to help in the gardens even if they are not regular members of St. Mark’s.

Garden Party: This year’s Queen Crowning and Garden Party will start at 1.30pm on Saturday, 7th July. Items needed comprise…
• bags, hats and ladies accessories;
• household items;
• books;
• empty jars for a game;
• gazebos (to borrow) if you have one;
• gift bags and tissue paper (for Lucky Bags);
• cakes for the cake stall – on the day please.

There will be a Garden Party Planning meeting held in the choir vestry on Wednesday, 27th June at 7.30pm. Everyone who has ideas or is willing to help on the day will be made very welcome. There is a general sign-up sheet for helpers on the day!

SPOTLIGHT: The latest edition of the diocesan magazine is in church today. Please make use of them.

Priest Ordinations:  Following Patrick’s ordination to the priesthood next Saturday (23rd June – 4.00pm at St.  Giles’ in the town centre) there will be a celebratory party in the hall. The food is being supplied but you can bring something to drink if you wish. Please pray for Patrick this week as he prepares for his big day!

Young Persons Mission: You may be aware that we have offered our hall for a training event on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st July. Peter Haycock’s daughter, Roz, is coordinating the event which will see a small number of young folk preparing to engage on special mission projects during the summer. The guys will camp down in the hall but we could do with a couple of volunteers who could offer one night’s B&B to the two girls. Please speak to Terry or Patrick about this. Just to flag it, there might also be an opportunity to help in the hall with lunch/evening meals on each day too if you would like to support these young folk. More details will follow.

Deanery: Please pray for The Revd Jonathan Watkins who was licensed to St. Mary’s, Knutton, yesterday.