Pancakes, bread and songs

We’ve had great fun at Edward Bear Club and GLOW this week.

 

 

 

 

At Edward Bear Club, we had lots of singing this week & then heard a story about Jesus going into the desert. We made craft of a good that we found tempting – Pizza.

And at Glow, after enjoying some tasty pancakes with chocolate & ice cream we heard about the period of Lent. We made our own delicious fresh bread & had pancake races.

 

We’d love to see you next time.

Sunday Celebration 3rd March

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Sunday’s service, after a buffet breakfast, focused around the story of Jesus being tempted by the Devil in the wilderness (desert).  During the service we had our “thank you” prayers suggested by the congregation, followed by Celtic circle prayers! We all enjoyed an illustrated story about the events in the desert. Whilst the children made “pizzas” choosing from all their favorite foods and thinking about Lent and giving up something, the adults listened to a reflection on temptation and what “wilderness” may look like to each of us and why we might be tempted?

The next Sunday Celebration will be 9:00 for breakfast; service starting 9:30, Sunday April 7th 2019, at St Mark’s Church Shavington – come and join us!

Edward Bear Returns!

We had a great time at Edward Bear Club on Monday 25th February.  It was great to meet everyone and we learned all about the Lost Sheep and made some sheep of our own.

We meet every Monday morning 9am-10:30am during term time at All Saint’s Hall.

Preparation of Electoral Roll

Under the Church Representation Rules a new Church Electoral Roll is being prepared. All persons who wish to have their names entered on the new Roll, whether their names are entered on the present Roll or not, are requested to apply for enrolment not later than 29th March 2019. The new Roll will come into operation on 7th April 2019.

Forms can be downloaded here and the Privacy Notice is also available to download.

Hard copies of the form can be obtained from either All Saints or St Marks or from the Electoral Roll Officer.

All completed from should be returned to The Electoral Roll Officer: Jean Newall  01270 568467, jean@newall16.co.uk by the earlier date above.

Parish New Year Meal

Our annual All Saints & St Mark’s Parish Meal happened to fall on 25th January this year – so we couldn’t resist a “Burns Night” theme”. 52 Parishioners sat down to a wonderful meal of Cock-a-leekie soup followed by Haggis, Neaps and Tatties (with Melon and Beef or Vegetarian casseroles also on offer), all cooked by our talented volunteers.

The Haggis was paraded around All Saints Church Hall for all to admire, to the tunes of a Scottish Piper, before the “Ode to the Haggis” was read and the traditional Toast raised.

Whilst we were digesting the main course everyone joined in singing some well-known (and some less well known….) Scottish songs, to work up a further appetite for the wonderful array of tempting Sweets and Cheese which rounded the meal off.

A great night was had by all, many thanks to everyone who worked so hard preparing the food and clearing everything away afterwards.

Children and Families’ Worker

The PCC are pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Randle as our new Children’s and Families’ Worker.
Sara takes up her position on 1st February and will be working part time; initially managing the re-launch of Edward Bear Club at All Saints’ and taking over leadership of GLOW at St. Mark’s.
We wish her every success in this new endeavour.
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates on Edward Bear Club and GLOW.

Getting stuck in to 2019

After a busy festive period featuring, knitted angels, carols by candlelight, angel wings, dress up nativities, Christingles and concerts and events we are looking forward to getting stuck in to our usual activities in the New Year.  All of our usual groups will be meeting again over the next few weeks:

img_0795GLOW, our group for primary school aged children at St Mark’s, starts on Tuesday 8th January at 3:30pm (keep an eye on the calendar for the rest of this terms dates).

 

Friendship Lunches as usual at 12noon on Tuesdays at St Mark’s

SAS logoSingers at St Mark’s (SAS) starts again on Tuesday 8th January at 7:45pm at St Mark’s

 

St Mark’s Invites you to a Ladies Evening (SMILE), an evening for ladies only, with no need to spend a lot of money, wear expensive clothes or stay late. The evening starts at 8pm in St Mark’s Church hall and lasts until the last person needs to leave or the conversation has run its course. Every 2nd Tuesday evening at 8pm at St Mark’s Hall starting on 8th January.

Craft and Chatter is on as usual Thursdays from 1:30-3pm at St Mark’s, come along and join in

Monthly Prize Bingo is on Thursday 10th January at 7pm at St Mark’s, £4.50 for 12 games and tea or coffee.

Next Friendship Lunch at All Saint’s Hall is on Wednesday 16th January (and fortnightly afterwards) at 12noon