UP AND COMING SOCIAL EVENTS................ Meet like minded people doing the same things that you enjoy too!
- Parish Valentine Lunch, Sunday 10th February – A huge THANKYOU to our Lunchers, Cooks, Donors, and Helpers for creating a very pleasant afternoon in a loving atmosphere. Raised £1614 for Parish Funds – a very good result!
Lent Lunches – the first Lent Lunch will take place on Saturday 9th March at Brocton Village Hall. The following lunches will take place on 16th, 23rd, 30th March, 6th and 13th April. All will be held at the Community Hall on Baswich Lane, apart from 30th March, which is at Walton Village Hall.
Trinity Ark – our new term-time weekly afternoon for parents/carers and their pre-schoolers continues to grow. We are still looking for more soft cloth books, etc, for your younger attendees. Please continue to pray for this project and others like it, and let people know about it. Join us at 1.15pm -2.45pm every Wednesday in Holy Trinity.
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes – 5th March, 12.30 – 4.30pm in the Community Hall. Please join us for savoury/sweet pancakes and a glass of warm, fruit punch plus raffle. Tickets £3 adult, £1.50 child, from Beryl foster, Colin Jones or Bob Moore (664302) or Pay at the Door.
Explore Easter - we shall once again hold this for youngsters on Good Friday, 4pm to 6pm. If anyone would like to be part of this worthwhile activity we shall be holding the initial planning meeting, today Sunday, Feb 17th, after the 10.30 Eucharist in Holy Trinity.
100+ Club 2019, Berkswich Parish Hall - Thanks to the continuing support of members the club raised over £700 in 2018. New members are welcome (£12 per year). Please contact John Kemp (664463) or Beryl Foster (246433). The first of twelve draws will be at the end of March.
Women’s World Day of Prayer – to be held this year at 2pm Friday 1 March at St Thomas’ and St Andrew’s Church, Doxey. Anyone wishing to join in music practice please meet at 10:30 on Friday 25 January at Trinity Church Stafford and every Friday until 1 March. Further information from Linda Penn 01785 660989.
Digging Deeper- are there questions you’ve always wanted to ask or consider about how your faith impacts your life? Digging Deeper, a new discussion series, could help. Join us and a guest speaker from 5pm on the first Sunday of the month at Holy Trinity Church as together we investigate issues of ethics, current affairs and faith. Teas, coffees and light refreshments will be available.
The book of soup – we’d love to pull together a list of some of our Lent Lunch soup recipes in memory of Dorothy Garside (including her famous Mushroom soup) to sell at the Lent Lunches. If you wish to contribute a recipe, please send it to the Parish Office or Fr Graham.
Ladies group - if you would like to go for afternoon tea at Canalside, Great Haywood on Wednesday 27.2.19 at 2.30 pm, please let Beryl know a.s.a.p so that she can confirm a reservation.
Holy Trinity Keys – our Church Buildings insurer requires us to keep a tight control of, and register of church keys. As part of this process, we have changed the lock for Holy Trinity, and have issued a new key to all those we are aware need a permanent set, however we may not have identified everyone – if that is you please let the Parish Office know. Please do not share or cut copies of any of the church keys without prior authorisation from the Parish Office or Church Wardens as this preaches the terms and conditions of our insurance policies. Temporary keys are available to borrow from the Parish Office for those who need ad-hoc access. We will make changes to All Saints and St Thomas’ shortly.
A Challenge – Year 4 at our school want to challenge us. They have offered to twin one of our church toilets with a toilet in Africa, and are challenging us to raise some of the funds too! If you would like to contribute, we’ll be following them in filling smartie tubes with coins throughout Lent. More details to follow, but please see the letter from Darcey, Isabella and Isabelle for more details.