UP AND COMING SOCIAL EVENTS................ Meet like minded people doing the same things that you enjoy too!
Office Closure – The Parish Office will be closed until 10:00 Easter Tuesday
Summer Fete, Sunday 16th June –.Grand Draw Tickets – Grand Draw Tickets are now available in all 3 Churches. Please take some for yourself/family/ friends/neighbours – there are many superb prizes. The ‘List of Stalls’ is also displayed in our Churches – please see if there is anything you can spare and, if so, please deposit in the FETE DONATION BOXES or ring the stall organizer or Bob Moore (664302) for collection. We also need help in setting up and manning stalls/games throughout the actual day – please ring Bob Moore if you can help. Thank you in advance for any support you can give.
Flower Arranging Demonstration by Anita Wright – followed by Afternoon Tea, 3pm Sunday, 28th April in the Community Hall on Baswich Lane. Admission £10 by ticket only, available from Beryl Foster, Colin Jones, Bob Moore
(664302) plus optional glass of ‘bubbly’ £3. Please join us for this very ‘English Afternoon’.
A Challenge – many thanks for all who have returned Smartie tubes so far (some are still available at the back of church). The school had an amazing response to their campaign, so we’ve got our work cut out! Tubes back by Easter
Administration of Holy Communion – the PCC has taken the decision to ban the practice of intinction (dipping the wafer into the Chalice) from Lent 2019. If you have any concerns about this, booklets explaining why are at the back of the churches.
Stafford Choral Society – are performing Dvorak ‘Stabat Mater’, accompanied by a 30 piece orchestra and professional soloists. The concert takes place at Rising Brook Baptist Church on Saturday 11th May, at 7.30pm. Tickets, £12.50, available from Shirley and Chris Bowen.
Maintenance group – Are you handy with a hammer, successful with a screwdriver, wonderful with a wrench or love the idea of labouring? If so, then why not consider joining our minor works maintenance group to undertake small repair/improvement jobs across the three churches. Please contact Phil Botfield if you can help
Red Cross Coffee Morning - You are cordially invited to Barcroft, Radford Rise, ST17 4PS on Thursday, 25th April between 10.30 and12.30 There will be stalls selling Cakes, Plants and Bring and Buy and, of course, a Raffle. All in aid of Staffordshire Red Cross. Admission £1.
Electoral Roll Update - Many thanks to all who completed a new Electoral Roll form. A copy of the updated Roll has been displayed in each church Please check your details and let Sheila Daniel know if any of the recorded information is incorrect.
Three Decker - Help needed. The May edition of the Three Decker is due to be delivered to All Saints, where it will be packed, on Wednesday 24th April. Our main Distributor responsible for dropping off parcels to the area distributors around the parish is unable to deliver the May magazines and we are looking for someone to help with this job sometime around the 24-26th April. If you feel you could help please contact either Kevin Sneddon 660887 or Margaret Johnson 662581 for details. Many thanks.
Holy Trinity Churchyard Clear up - Everyone is invited to come to Holy Trinity Churchyard on Saturday April 27 at 10.00 am for the spring clear up. Come and help to keep the churchyard tidy for the benefit of all users. Tea/coffee break at 11.00 and delicious bacon butties at 1.00. Please bring small tools of your choice and come and have a rewarding and happy time.
Christian Aid week 12 – 18 May – Volunteer required to manage this years Baswich house to house collection (due to holiday commitments) – please see Phil Botfield. Sign up sheet is at the back of church
Annual Report - Copies of the Parish Annual Report will be available at the back of the churches and on the website
100+ Club winners – Since 2010 the club has raised £700 per year for hall funds. A thankyou to our continuing supporters and a welcome to seven new members. The first two draws have now been held. Winning numbers are Member 8 ( £30 ), Member 17 ( £20 ), Member 90 ( £15 )