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S. Mary's Church News November 2017

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICE

The Remembrance Sunday Service will be held at St. Mary's Church, Ellesmere at 10:45 am on Sunday 12th November, 2017. All are welcome to attend.

S. Mary's Church News September 2017

PATRONAL FESTIVAL
Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sung Eucharist at 7pm on Friday 8th September, followed by refreshments. Everybody welcome.

HARVEST SUPPER
Harvest Supper, to include a three course meal with tea and coffee, will be held on Friday 6th October 2017 at 7.30pm at the Town Hall (Bar only). Tickets are available from Ann Harris (622163) priced at £12 (Children half price).

QUIET DAY IN CHURCH
We haven't had a Quiet day for a long time, so on Saturday 7th October from 9am till 12.30pm Father Philip is giving a teaching day on the Sacraments with time for reflection. We had a good bring and share lunch on Sunday after Service on 6th August, which many enjoyed, and we can do the same after the Quiet Day (or really morning!)

PROMS COME TO ELLESMERE
We are organizing again this year a 'Last Night at the Proms' with Age UK on Saturday 14th October 7.30pm. This event will feature The Shrewsbury Light Orchestra & Ellesmere College Choral Society. Tickets are available from Anne Harris (01691 622163) or from Ismay's, 16 High Street, Ellesmere. 

S. Mary's Church News October 2017

HARVEST SUPPER

Harvest Supper, to include a three course meal with tea and coffee, will be held on Friday 6th October 2017 at 7.30pm at the Town Hall (Bar only). Tickets are available from Ann Harris (622163) priced at £12 (Children half price).

QUIET DAY IN CHURCH
We haven't had a Quiet day for a long time, so on Saturday 7th October from 9am till 12.30pm Father Philip is giving a teaching day on the Sacraments with time for reflection. We had a good bring and share lunch on Sunday after Service on 6th August, which many enjoyed, and we can do the same after the Quiet Day (or really morning!)

PROMS COME TO ELLESMERE
We are organizing again this year a 'Last Night at the Proms' with Age UK on Saturday 14th October 7.30pm. This event will feature The Shrewsbury Light Orchestra & Ellesmere College Choral Society. Tickets are available from Anne Harris (01691 622163) or from Ismay's, 16 High Street, Ellesmere. 

S. Mary's Church News June 2017

HOT POT SUPPER
The Fundraising Team organised another excellent evening at the Town Hall on Friday 3rd March with our annual Hot Pot Supper and Quiz. Read more...

ASCENSION DAY
Each year we go up the Tower on Ascension Day at 7.30am and sing a couple of hymns and hear how Jesus ascended into Heaven, according to Luke, forty days after Easter. Afterwards we have a splendid full English Breakfast, which was served promptly this year, thanks to some hard working church members. In the evening at 7.00pm we have a full Sung Eucharist which is a wonderful celebration. Do join us for the special services which are now at the earlier time of 7pm.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Corpus Christi or to give it it's full title of Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of the Holy Communion, is on Thursday 15th June, the first Thursday after Easter, Pentecost and Trinity. As the title implies it gives thanks for the Holy Communion or Last Supper which we kept on Maundy Thursday but don't really have time then to appreciate or understand. This is our next Festival at 7pm, and afterwards everyone is invited to the Vicarage for refreshments (Cheese & Wine).

Hot Pot Supper and Quiz Night, 2017

The Fundraising Team organised another excellent evening at the Town Hall on Friday 3rd March with our annual HotPot Supper and Quiz. Almost 80 tickets were sold thanks to the hard work of Anne Harris in advance. It was a most enjoyable evening as a result of the valuable contribution from many of our friends in setting up, waiting on tables, raffle ticket sales, washing up and all that back-room activity that makes events like these look so simple! Special thanks to Rodney and Adrian Stokes for providing a superb HotPot again and their staunch work at the sinks.

Apple pies were provided for dessert by yet more of our friends and thank you to them for that.

After feedback from last year's Quiz about the 'degree of difficulty', this year the winner scored 42 out of 48 and most teams seemed to find the questions a bit easier generally! Fr Phillip acted as a very entertaining Quiz-master as usual.

Jeremy put the questions and answers together.

All in all a great evening - thank you too to everyone who came along to share this event - it is difficult to mention everyone who helped out by name but you know who you are!

Best wishes, Fundraising Team