News for the Pews

PLEASE NOTE:  All news items should be sent to Sarah Botez, our Secretary in the Church Hall at no later than 5pm on the preceding Wednesday, preferably by email or in writing. These should be as concise as possible as sheet content some weeks can be ‘heavy’. Priority will be given to items relating to Christ Church and St. Oswalds's, Newton mattersthose relating to other activities can only be included if space permits.


News items from our Service Sheet

Spire – The next edition of Spire is due to be published on Sunday, 29th October.  Please let the Vicar have copy for this no later than 22nd October.

URGENT We desperately require bell ringers for Sunday services and weddings (£10.00 for wedding services).  It would be a shame not to hear the bells ring.  Please contact Elsa Taylor on 01642 722400.  Thank you.

Free Will Giving Envelopes - The new Weekly Offering Envelope Scheme starts on Sunday, 5th November and Jean Goat will be in Church after the 9.15am Service on 8th October with the new packs of envelopes for those in the scheme. If anyone would like to join please see Jean or ring her on 01642 723274.

Hymns – The hymns for October were chosen by the Vicar!

Village Prayer Cycle – 15th to 21st October - the area for prayer walking is Woodbine Close, California Court and Cliffe Terrace.

Funerals – The funeral of Eric Boyce will be held at 1.30pm in Christ Church on Friday, 20th October.

Christ Church Visitors – If you know any member of the congregation (past or present) who would appreciate a regular visit from a member of the group please pass details to Rosemary Wheway on Tel:  01642 722451.

Fabric Committee – will meet next on Wednesday, 18th October at 7.30pm in the Upper Room.

Marwood Harvest FestivalFriday, 20th October at 11.00am in Christ Church.

Children in Distress - Please remember that we collect the following which can be turned into cash for the charity - used stamps, postcards, printer cartridges (except Epson), foreign coins and mobile phones. They can be left in the black box at the back of church on the north side.  N.B.  All ink Cartridges must be empty before putting in a plastic bag to avoid any leakages, and please don’t put mobile phones in same bagThank you.

Welcome Packs - The Visitors Group are constantly looking for people new to the village!  Please contact Helen Dickinson on 01642 724450 if a pack is needed.

New Switches - Please use the new switches on the right hand side of the electric cupboard for lights and heaters. Do not use the fuses/tripper switches any more in either electric box. We’ve been made safe – let’s keep it that way!

Coffee - is usually served after our 9.15am service. We are pleased to welcome visitors and newcomers to our church and you will find us in the Coffee Lounge through the double doors on the north side of the church.

Greetings Cards

Please don’t throw away your Greetings cards, they can be recycled for the Children’s Society.  All you need to do is leave them in the labelled box at the back of Church.  NO CHRISTMAS CARDS, THANK YOU!


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