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St Mary's Club Spring/Summer 2019

As part of our busy programme this term, we have been fund raising to buy desks for the Kenya Schools Project. This is a locally run charity in Oswestry who, for donations of £20, have desks made by local craftsmen for the schoolchildren in the area in Kenya where the charity operates.

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Parish Lunch

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of Alison and Elis Hughes we held our Parish Lunch this year at Haughton Farm, Caegoody Lane on 21st June. The marquee was ideal for over 80 diners in view of the uncertain weather forecast!

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Holy Week & Easter Services 2019

Monday 15th April 

- 9.30am Holy Communion 

Tuesday 16th April

- 7.00pm Holy Communion

Wednesday 17th April

- 10.30am Holy Communion

- 7.00pm Address & Compline 

Maundy Thursday

7.00pm Sung Eucharist

Good Friday

12.00pm Stations of the Cross
2.00pm Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday

9.00pm Easter Liturgy

Easter Day

8.00am Holy Communion
10.15am Parish Eucharist
6.30pm Evensong & Benediction

Summary of Dementia Friends Presentation to St Mary's PCC

8th January, 2019

Jeremy Stretton, local Dementia Champion with the Alzheimer's Society gave the FCC a 50 minute interactive presentation on dementia awareness. The material is designed by the Alzheimer's Society and aims to help improve the participants understanding of dementia diseases/conditions, how to help remove the potential stigmas in society and enable those living with dementia to have a better life experience in however small a way.

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S. Mary's Church News February 2019

Our annual Christmas Coffee Morning and Grand Prize Draw was held on 1st December 2018 at the Town Hall. As usual it was very well attended and the move from the back room to the main hall gave much more space for guests and stalls.

The Draw included almost 30 prizes generously provided by a number of local businesses and individuals and we are very grateful for everyone's support.

The event raised almost £1200 from the sale of draw tickets, takings at the door and profit from the sales of Heather's cards and Ann Harris' gift stall.

Jill Dyke kindly paid for the printing of draw tickets and Anne Edge was responsible for coordinating sales and was helped on the day by Beryl Gilbert.

Mark Spurdens, Chair of the Fundraising Team thanked everyone involved including the back-room helpers and those who baked and supplied mince pies.

Particular thanks must be given to a number of local businesses who provided prizes:

ABP, Barlows, Blakemere Veterinary Centre, Bowen, Son and Watson, Halls, Hibberts LLP, Lily the Pink, Mere Motors, Mr. Mod, Morris Cook and Co., The Boathouse, The Ellesmere Hotel, The Red Lion, Tesco, TG Builders Merchants and Vermeulens.