Welcome to St. Mary's Church
Welcome to our parish church website.
We hope that you will join with us both in worship and in the many activities that are organised within the church family.
This website aims to give you details of who we are, what we do and how you can join us.
'Living to Worship and Glorify God,
to Encourage and Support His Church,
and to Reach Out to His World'
News from the Vicarage - March 2017
Lent begins on March 1st with Ash Wednesday. It takes its name from the ashes which people who were sorry for what they had done used to pour over their heads as they tore off their smart clothes and put on garments made from shabby old sackcloth.
S. Mary's Church News March 2017
HOT POT SUPPER
Tickets for the Hot Pot Supper and Quiz will soon be available priced at £10. We are inviting teams of four with prizes for the highest (and lowest!) scores. After last years success as quizmaster, Jeremy Stretton has once again offered to be in charge of the quiz questions.
WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
There will be a service held at Church to celebrate The Women's World bay of Prayer on Friday March 3rd.
Please support Bishop Michael's 2017 Lent Appeal by coming to our seven Friday Soup Lunches (3rd March to 14th April: 12.30 - 1.30) throughout Lent. Enjoy a variety of high-quality soups in S. John's Room expertly prepared by our skilled soup-makers, and contribute to the Appeal. Please attend as many lunches as possible so that we can again send our customary £1000.
Bishop Michael writes: "It is a great honour to select and promote my first Bishop's Lent Appeal in Lichfield Diocese. As I've learned about past Lent Appeals, I have become so aware that they are the result of thousands of people in parishes across the Diocese working together to contribute positively to the good of Christian and non-Christian, near and far away. And so I appeal to you again this year to open your hearts and wallets in generosity as we focus on the needs of refugees and asylum seekers; strangers, aliens and even angels maybe; certainly all people made in the image of God."
Next years subscriptions are due in March 2017. Thank you to everyone who subscribes to our 200 Club which is an important part of our fundraising activities annually. It has become somewhat challenging for our subscription collection team to get around everyone and the PCC has agreed that from March 2017 next years subscriptions can be made by Standing Order. We will be letting everyone who was a member of the Club last year have a Standing Order form which we would be grateful for them to complete and give to their bank by the end of March 2017. There will be some members who still want to pay in cash and we will do our best to get round to collect those payments in the next few weeks. Please let Jeremy, Anne Edwards or anyone who is a regular church attendee know if you can help with any cash subscription collections.
We still have a few spare tickets available if you would like any more or know someone who would like to join. Any queries please contact Jeremy Stretton on phone number 01691 624772. Thanks for your support.
Fundraising and Social Events 2017
St. Mary's Church, Ellesmere
Fundraising and Social Events 2017
|Friday 3rd March||Hot Pot Supper and Quiz
|Sunday 25th June||Parish Lunch
By kind invitation of Mark Spurdes
|12.30pm for 1pm||£10|
|Friday 6th October||Harvest Supper
|Saturday 14th October||Last Night of The Proms Concert
(a joint event with Age UK NSS featuring the Shrewsbury Light Orchestra and Ellesmere College Choral Society and Choirs)
|Friday 3rd November||Shoppers Lunch
(a joint event with Age UK NSS)
|Saturday 2nd December||Christmas Coffee Morning and Grand Draw
Please join us for Coffee, Mince Pies and Sherry.
Gift stall, card stall, etc