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News from the Vicarage - May 2015

Dear Friends,

Christian Aid Week 10-16 May. The Churches in Ellesmere are taking part in the street collections again this year. This is a daunting task each year and your help and support is much appreciated.

Confluence - from bubbling springs to deep flowing rivers.

Tuesday 26th May 7.30pm for Oswestry & Ellesmere Deaneries at our church. This is the Bishop of Shrewsbury's road show following on from 'plain speaking' and 'streams in the desert' and also the Archdeacon's Visitation. Every church member is encouraged to attend this event AND YOU ARE MOST WELCOME TOO.

Ascension Day Thursday 14th May, Again we are singing from the Tower at 7.30am and having breakfast afterwards. then in the evening at 7.30pm we have a Sung Eucharist to celebrate Ascension Day. Do come and join us!

Pentecost (Whit Sunday) 24th May. This is the third most important day in the Christian year after Easter and Christmas. It is the day, fifty days after Easter and ten days after Ascension Day, that the disciples are once again in the upper room when the Holy Spirit is poured out upon the Apostles. Saint Peter goes out into the streets of Jerusalem and preaches the gospel and some 3,000 are baptised that day, the beginning of the church.

Trinity Sunday 31st May. This is a celebration of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Being a fifth Sunday there is Book of Common Prayer Mattins 10.15am in the morning, which is popular with those brought up on it, and a Sung Eucharist at 6.30pm in the evening.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held on 14th April when Rodney Stokes and Ann Harris were re-elected as Church Wardens. Six new members were also elected to the Parochial Church Council which meets on the second Tuesday of each month, Alethea Gilman, Corinna Jebb, June Owen, Brian Slater, Mark Spurdens, and Suzy Vernon.

Forthcoming events: MU Coffee Morning 6th June 10am Town Hall. Garden Trail around the Church 7th June 1-5pm. Parish Lunch 21st June 1pm.

My prayers and best wishes,

Fr. Philip Edge - Vicar