Benefice Newsletter
Sunday 15th October

GEORGIA will be leaving us this week for a whole new venture, she is going to Cyprus to work for a family with two young children, continuing her Youth Work.  We wish you well Georgia and thank you most sincerely for all your hard work with the Church over the past few years. 
We are looking for new recruits to our team of ALTAR SERVERS.  If anyone is interested please see Graham for more details.

The AGM of the FRIENDS OF ST MARYS is being held in the Bede House on Monday 23rd October at 7.30 pm.  They are also holding a COFFEE MORNING in the Bede House on Saturday 28th October with many stalls and all are most welcome on both occasions.

PARISH BEETLE DRIVE & SUPPER on Thursday 26th October at 7 pm, with the famous pumpkin competition.  Please make your pumpkin into an angel pumpkin, prizes for best entry.  Supper is baked potatoes, sausages & beans, any help with catering would be gratefully received.  Tickets £5 from Tony.  A fabulously fun evening is guaranteed, please put names of those coming on list at back of church.

CONFIRMATION will be held on Sunday 5th November during the 10.15 am Mass.  As normal we shall be providing a buffet following the Service and there is a list at the back of the Church for offers to help or provide sandwiches etc, which would be appreciated.

CHRISTMAS SPARKLE is on Saturday, 18th November.  There is a rota at the back of the church for people to put their names down to help with refreshments in the Bede House and / or stewarding in the church; also please could people put their names down on the sheet at the back of the church requesting cakes for the Sparkle Day.  We need to make sure this is a successful event so that we can raise enough money to pay our parish share for the year.  PLEASE HELP US!

NEW YEAR’S EVE BARN DANCE: we are holding a New Year’s Eve Barn Dance in the Bede House on Sunday 31st December 2017 dancing to Ock’n’Dough a super Ceilidh Band.  Please put this date in your diary, more information to follow.

DONATIONS NEEDED:
Bric-à-brac & Christmas decorations for the Coffee Morning on 25th November;
Tombola prizes & cakes, jams & chutney to sell at the Christmas Sparkle event on 18th November.  

Please send news sheet items by Wednesday evening to jane@smeathers.com