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 April edition of Spire is now published and available to purchase and for distributors at the back of Church.

Praise and Party is May 12th at 3.00pm.  A service followed by tea in the Hall.  Please sign the list at the back of church if you can provide sandwiches or small cakes.  There will be no 9.15 service that day.

Confirmation - We have a Confirmation Service planned for 30th June at 6.00pm in Christ Church. If there is anyone interested in being Confirmed in their Faith, please contact Paul with interest either by dropping an email to or passing on your details on a piece of paper.

Foodbank Sunday – Please note that the collection for April will be held on the 4th Sunday of the month, the week following Easter Sunday, not the 3rd as usual.

Hymns – The hymns April have been chosen by Dr Nick Land.


Teaching Morning – with the subject ‘Faith that persists to the finishing line’ will be led by Tony Horsfall.   Saturday, 11th May in the coffee Lounge from 9.30am to 1.00pm.  Please put the date in your diaries and come along. There’ll be no charge to attendees but we will be inviting donations to pay expenses.  The morning will be divided into 2 sessions. In the first half we will look at the example of Jesus as an inspiration for our own resilience. In the second half we will consider a very moving story from the life of David when he found himself at his lowest point. From this we will learn how to find strength from God. There will be time for personal reflection as well.

Parking at Church – there has been damage done to the grass on the verges of the Church car park, along with damage to the car park 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.

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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