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 gapo1876@outlook.com 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.

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Spire - The February issue of Spire is now published and available to purchase and for distributors at the back of Church.

Funerals – The funeral of Elma Speck will be held at Teesside Crematorium on Monday, 27th January at 2.15pm.  The funeral of Faith Smallwood will be held in Christ Church on Thursday, 30th January at 12 noon.  The funeral of Joan Scott will be held on Thursday, 6th February at 11.00am in Christ Church.

Christmas Cards for Recycling - Please do not leave any more Christmas Cards at the back of Church, for use on the Memory Tree, as Pauline now has plenty. Thank you.

Annual Church Meeting - Although our Annual Church Meeting is not until 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 to Sarah in the Hall Office 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.

New Daylight Group Meeting - at Angela Jaques’ house, 132, Roseberry Crescent on Tuesday, 28th January at 2.30pm. Discussions based on Sept – Dec Notes. Helpful if Angela or Enid know you intend to come. If you don’t yet use the notes but would like to know more about them come to the meeting and find out.

PCC – amended date is Monday, 3rd February at 7.30pm.

Hymns – The hymns for January have been chosen by Mr Peter Titchmarsh.

Sung Evensong – In Christ Church on Sunday, 2nd February at 4.00pm.  Our Choir will be singing Traditional Evensong for us for the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas).

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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