News for the Pews

News items from our Service Sheet

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.


Spire - The February issue of Spire is due to be published on 27th January. Please let the Vicar have copy for this no later than 20th January.

Funerals - The funeral of Mary Scott will be held in Christ Church on Wednesday, 23rd January at 1.00pm.

Parochial Church Council - The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 30th January at 7.30pm in the Upper Room.

Annual Church Meeting - Although our Annual Church Meeting is still a couple of months away on Wednesday, 20th March, it takes time to produce the Annual Report for publication prior to the meeting. Leaders of organisations connected with the church are requested to submit a report for last year for their organisation. These reports must be received by the Vicar no later than 31st January for inclusion in the Church Annual Report. Please remember that it also takes more time if it becomes necessary to have to ‘chase up’ missing reports.

Together Middlesbrough - are very grateful for the offers of household goods following the appeal last weekend.  They have contributed to making a comfortable home for a mother and son in urgent need of your help.  Many thanks to the Christ Church congregation.

Parking at Church – there has been damage done to the grass on the verges of the Church carpark, along with damage to the carpark edging, by vehicles parking on them.  Please could you use the parking space available not the grass. Many thanks.

‘Sentamu’ Prayer Time - Monday mornings in Church from 9.30 – 10.00 am.  The change of day may mean you are now able to occasionally join the group. All are welcome – for more details talk to Angela, Jan, Frances, Elaine, Enid or Geoff.

Growing Together Leaflets - Have you received your Growing Together 2019 leaflet? If not, please ask one of the sidespeople or collect a copy from the back of church. If you have, what do you think? Hopefully there’s something there to help each of us grow in our understanding of our faith & our relationship with God. If there’s a gap that you’d like us to fill, please let Geoff, Jon or Paul know. Thank you.

Charity Auction - Our Charity Auction of Surplus Christmas Gifts will be held on Saturday, 2nd February at 2.00pm in the Church Hall (viewing from 1.30pm) so please sort those things that you don’t really need. This will be to support Roseberry School in Darjeeling in India.

Hymns – the hymns for January have been chosen by the Rev Geoff Jaques.

Coffee - is served after our 9.15am service on Sunday mornings in the Coffee Lounge. If you are new to our church or are just visiting, please make yourself known to someone - you are most welcome.

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.

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 because they have a microchip in them), 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 bag.  Thank 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 are welcome to join us at the front of the Church immediately following the service.


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