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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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation with Covid-19, the Church Hall is closed until further notice.

Spire The April issue of Spire is due to be published on 29th March. Please let the Vicar have copy for this by 22nd March.

Body and Soul - a weekly prayer group in the Discovery Centre on Monday evenings 7.30 – 8.30pm. Relaxing breath and movement exercise / Centering Prayer – a method to help you to be still / Lectio-divina – personal reflection on a short Bible reading. Donation to cover Discovery Centre costs £1.00.  More info from Enid.

Annual Church Spring Clean –  on Friday, 20th March from 5.00pm and Saturday, 21st March from 9.00am IS CANCELLED!

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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For Sunday's Bible Readings, please visit Worship - Bible Readings

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