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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.

Read more: Summary of Dementia Friends Presentation to St Mary's PCC

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.

Churchyard Update

I am pleased to report that the contractors have cut the grass in the churchyard. They have visited twice during the month. They have made a good job of cutting the grass, trimming the edges and cleaning the grass cuttings from the paths. Their lack of activity over the summer was due to a misunderstanding about the contract. Now that is resolved we hope that they will continue to give us the high standard of service that we have seen this month. The churchyard is now looking tidy and well cared for.

Read more: Churchyard Update

S. Mary's Church News October 2018

Harvest Supper

To include a three course meal with tea and coffee.
Held on Friday 5th October 2018 at 7.30pm at the Town Hall.
Bar only.
Tickets available from Ann Harris (622163) priced at £12 (Children half price)

Shoppers' Lunch

at Ellesmere Town Hall, Ellesmere
on Friday 2nd November, 12 noon
£12.50 pp Including 2 Course Lunch,
Gift & Card Stalls, Raffle

For tickets please contact
Ismay's, High Steeet, Ellesmere
Ann Harris 01691 622163
Mark Spurdens This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.