FORTHCOMING SOCIAL AND OTHER EVENTS................
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Parish Share Update Appeal: Stands at £1620
(£2380 to go )
Silent Auction on 26th October in Community Hall – Many thanks to all involved with this sociable evening which has raised a very good sum of £1016 for Parish Funds.
CHRISTMAS FAYRE, 2.00 pm SATURDAY, 23rd NOVEMBER - at Community Hall, Baswich. Lots of Stalls, Competitions, Gifts and Festive Spirit PLUS Tombola, Raffles, Teas, Warm Fruit Punch, Mince Pies, Shortbread and, of course, Father Christmas in his Grotto with presents for everyone for only £2.00. Please join us at 2.00 p.m. for an enjoyable afternoon with something for everybody for all ages. Please place any contributions, especially for Tombola & Gift Stalls, in the boxes in Church or bring to the Hall during the morning of 24th November. Cakes also would be welcome on the day for the Cake Stall, mince pies for our refreshment area, and potted bulbs/plants for the plant/wreath stall. We are, of course, once again in desperate need of “Bottles” for Beryl’s Hamper Raffle and prizes for Mary’s Main Raffle so, if you can spare something, please ring Bob Moore (664302) for collection of this or any other donations. P.S. Don’t forget your “pennies” in a jar – there is a prize for the highest value. Thank you in advance for your support. Please do join us for this festive occasion.
Posada – Host the Holy Family: We hope to send our knitted nativity figures on a journey round the Parish before they join us at our three Christmas Eve Crib Services. Would you be willing to host one of our knitted nativity sets for one night between November and Christmas Eve? All you need to do is take them in one day and deliver them onwards to another home the next. If you are interested, sign-up sheets are available at the back of church.
Parish share appeal – so far we have raised an amazing 40% of our Parish Share Deficit appeal amount – many thanks to all for their additional giving. If you wish to contribute, special appeal envelopes are at the back of the churches and you can give by BACS through Berkswich PCC, Account Number: 65280742 Sort Code: 089299. Please use ‘Share Appeal YOUR NAME’ as the reference on the bank transfer, adding ‘GA’ if you wish to gift aid your donation. Many thanks.
+Geoff - The Rt Revd Geoff Annas, Area Bishop of Stafford, has announced that he will retire from his role in November. People across the Diocese are being invited to make a donation towards a leaving gift for Bishop Geoff and his wife, Ann, who will both be much missed. If you would like to contribute, plates have been placed in all three churches.
The Men’s Christmas meal - will be at The Barley Mow on Wednesday 4th December. Prices are 3 courses for £16.50 (3 courses) or £13.50 (2 courses). Payment is in full on booking to Andrew Morrison (aamorrison23@gmail) or tel: 223228 as numbers are limited.
NSPCC Coffee Morning - There will be a Coffee Morning on Friday 15th November at 41 Stockton Lane, 10.30 - 12.30. Tombola, Cakes, Raffle etc. All proceeds to NSPCC. For more information contact Chris Saberton (662355).
Safeguarding – the PCC would like to encourage everyone to consider taking the Church of England online safeguarding courses C0 & C1, done at home at: https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/
Digging Deeper with Grave Talk- join us for a special Digging Deeper with Grave Talk (an opportunity to ask the big questions in life) TODAY, 5pm at Holy Trinity.