Last week our Craft and Chatter group sent off another (very large) package of knitted cardigans, hats and blankets to Greenfields Africa, helping new mums and their babies.
Craft and Chatter meets every Thursday at 1:30pm at St Mark’s, all are welcome to come along, whatever your crafting skills and abilities.
The children at GLOW have been working hard to create St Mark’s entry for the Shavington Scarecrow Festival. A magnificent display depicting the story of Jonah, you can just see his feet sticking out of the whale!
Extremely pleased to announce that we actually won the village scarecrow competition with our version of ‘Jonah & the Whale’
Thank you very much if you voted for us &/or donated bottles/ milk bottle tops
First of all, I would like to express my sincere thanks for the wonderful welcome I received at the induction service on May 3rd. It was lovely to be greeted by so many friendly faces, and afterwards, to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of both churches. I don’t think I have ever seen so much cake! I am both excited and humbled by the opportunity to be vicar of All Saints and St. Mark’s, and am really looking forward to getting to know you all. I do enjoy a cup of tea and a chat; my usual working days will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. I am based at the vicarage in Weston where the kettle is always on, and the coffee machine primed and ready to go! Please do feel free to pop in and say hello, or to arrange a time to meet. I will also be out and about in both communities, and I hope to see you at one of our many groups, services or events taking place throughout the year.
Today we have our Annual Parochial Church Meeting when we will review the last year and begin looking to the future. You can read our annual report here.
And we are excited on Friday to welcome our new Vicar Rev. Rachael Griffiths, who will be taking her first services in the parish next Sunday.
Just a few photos from a wonderful Easter Weekend. With thanks to those who helped to make all the services happen, helped with the craft activity day and decorated the churches so beautifully.
He is risen! Alleluia!
Join us this weekend to celebrate Easter, we have craft for all ages and worship for all across the parish.
- Saturday 20th April: Easter Crafts Day: 11am-1pm @ St Mark’s – Easter themed crafts for all ages
- Saturday 20th April: Easter Vigil Service with Bonfire: 9:30pm @ All Saints’
- Sunday 21st April: Easter Communion Service: 9:30am @ St Mark’s
- Sunday 21st April: Easter Communion Service: 11am @ All Saints’
We’d love to see you there.
Join us this Sunday 31st March for our Mothering Sunday services.
9:30am at St Mark’s, Shavington
11am at All Saints’, Weston
Children’s craft activities available at both services.
We were delighted to have a visit to St Mark’s Church from the Nursery children at Shavington Primary School. We enjoyed some dancing, a story, making craft items & having snack. It was very busy but the children were amazing. We hope to have more visits soon.
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’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!