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Sunday, 31 May 2015

DATES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS 2015/2016



Standing Committee                                              P.C.C. Meetings
        2015                                                                      2015
Monday June 1st                                             Monday June 22nd
Monday September 7th                                   Monday September 28th
Monday November 9th                                    Monday November 30th
        2016                                                                         2016
Monday January 4th                                        Monday January 18th
Monday February 29th                                    Monday March 14th




St. Thomas` D.C.C.                                           St. Agnes` D.C.C.
      
  2015                                                                   2015
Monday June 9th                                            Wednesday June 10th
Monday September 14th                                Wednesday September 16th
Monday November 16th                                 Wednesday November 18th
        
 2016                                                                     2016
Monday January 11th                                      Wednesday January 13th
Monday March 7th                                          Wednesday March 9th


Approval of Parish accounts Sunday April 10th 2016 after the service at
St. Thomas`

A.P.C.M. Sunday April 24th 2016.

This meeting will be preceded by a Parish service at St. Thomas`.

Standing Committee, St. Thomas` D.C.C. and P.C.C. meetings time 7pm.

St. Agnes` D.C.C.  (open forum) time 8pm


Synopsis of A.P.C.M. Sunday April 19th 2015


The following persons were nominated and duly elected for the coming year.
Church Wardens :-   St. Thomas`   Lesley Stansfield      
St. Agnes`  Philip Hibbert

Deputy Church Wardens :-  St.Thomas`   Roy Atkinson, Trevor Jones
                                                  St. Agnes`     Neil Crook, R. NcQuaid
Minutes from the previous meeting were discussed and no maters arising;   approved as a correct record.

Presentation of parish accounts.
Accounts submitted by Kingsley Wood. The accounts had been approved by the P.C.C.  at an earlier meeting. The treasurer
was pleased to report the accounts were looking healthier than last year.

Thanks were recorded to Kingsley and Liz for their hard work with the parish finances.

Mrs. K. Rands was appointed as external auditor.
Reports:- all reports are included in the A.P.C.M. booklet and it was felt that there was no need to go through individual reports.

The vicar added to her report thanks to all who work hard during the year to help with the smooth running of the parish. She also added that in the future the church would rely on lay ministry. She appealed if anyone felt they had a calling to any area of lay ministry to contact her.

Volunteers always needed to join the Pastoral Care Team.
The child protection policy was approved.

The following persons were elected to the P.C.C.
St. Thomas` members :- S. Disley, R. Manouchehri,J. Daubney, B. Morton,          E. Bentley, M. Bethel, M. Smith, A. Atkinson.
St. Agnes` members :-C. Bertram, E. Jones, K. Buckley, S. Fletcher, L. Lees,
S. Seel.


Vicar’s Letter June 2015



When I was appointed as your priest, I was appointed to the benefice of Saint Thomas, Leesfield. I have been thinking a lot recently about the       various parts of this parish, and of the parish as a whole. The parish is very diverse, comprising three centres of worship and three Church of England Primary Schools, but we are one parish!

We recently had our Annual Parish Meeting, where we talked about the whole parish, were presented with the Annual Parish Report and elected wardens, deputy wardens and PCC members for the coming year. Prior to the meeting the parish electoral roll was updated, the list of all the        members of our parish.

Currently Ruth and I are preparing some adults and children for                 confirmation, which will take place at our parish confirmation service in mid July. Some of the children come from St Thomas congregation and some from St Agnes, and not all attend the church schools in the parish, but we are all preparing together for their confirmation.

It is natural that each church has its own congregation. We are used to the time of the service on Sunday, and to our building and we are part of the congregation at that particular church. Generally that works well on        Sundays. We do have occasional parish services at particular times of the year, when we all get together at St Thomas – as that is the bigger building. St Hugh’s day in November is when we gather as a parish at St Hugh’s, where the church is   within the school.

There are occasions, particularly during the Christmas and Easter seasons, when services, weekday services, are held in one or the other church. For      example the first communion of Christmas, the midnight service, is held at St Thomas and the Christmas morning service is at St Agnes. Congregations for these services do rather reflect the place where they are held.

Some of our organisations are based in one or other of our churches or schools – especially the uniformed organisations. The ladies of Leesfield, though, is a parish group.
>>>>>>>>>> Vicar’s letter Continued

While it is natural to feel more ‘at home’ in one or other of our churches, we do need to remember that we are one parish and we are members of a both churches. It isn’t like school  where the children are on roll at one of the three church schools and can’t move around. We should all feel        welcome wherever we go in the parish, and it is our responsibility to make sure that both congregations are really  welcoming to those who do not usually attend.

So, within the parish the various parts have their own identity – and that is good. But we do need to hold on to the fact that we are one parish. This is going to be increasingly important as we move towards the time when    decreasing numbers of clergy becomes more and more of a reality.

If we are to continue to be the Body of Christ in this place we must, I       believe, remember we are all part of the whole parish of Leesfield!

Edith


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Mon June 1st          Standing Committee Vicarage 7pm

Sat June 6th            Coffee Morning 31 Ivygreen Drive 10.30 to noon

Mon June 8th           DCC St Thomas 7pm

Wed June 10th        DCC St Agnes 8pm

Thurs June 11th      Quiz night St Thomas 7.30pm (Ladies of Leesfield)

Thurs June 18th       Fashion Show at St. Edward’s Function Room
                                    Leesfield School  FUNdraiser

Sat June 20th           Tea, toast and chat - St Thomas’ Church  10.30 to noon

Mon June 22nd        PCC at St Thomas 7pm

Sat June 27th     Vintage Afternoon Tea Library  2pm till 5pm

Wed July 8th            Confirmation rehearsal at St Thomas   7pm

Sunday July 12th     Confirmation service at St Thomas 11am  No service at St Agnes

Saturday July 18th Parish Trip to York

Sunday July 19th  Village Fair   12noon till 4pm


Leesfield Parish May 31st 2015


Thank you to all who helped to make last Sunday’s walk and service such a success –organisers, marshals, walkers etc

Rose queen crowning was a great success- a good social afternoon which raised over £1100


Parish Trip to York Saturday 18th July.   9am from the junction of
Spring Lane / West Street, Lees.   4.30p.m. Return from York.
Cost £13.  Names please to Audrey or Roy Atkinson.

Tickets are now on sale for our 'Vintage Afternoon Tea' which is due to be held at Lees Library on Saturday, 27th June, 2015 from 2pm - 5pm.  Music through the Decades, a Raffle and £1 stall will be on offer for everyone to enjoy, along with a delicious Traditional Afternoon Tea.  Please come along and help support this event which is raising funds towards Church and the Development Project.  Tickets priced at £5 per adult and £1.50 per child are on sale from Audrey Atkinson, Jenny Daubney, Susan Harrop, Liz Bentley and also from 'Little Cake Corner'.  Donations for the £1 stall would be greatly appreciated, please leave any donations at the back of Church.


Quiet Please! Please can we remember that during our services people are worshipping. I have had several complaints recently from people who have found themselves disturbed by others around them chatting at inappropriate times. Do stay and chat after the service!

Our Pastoral Team, who hold services in two care homes and visit and take communion to housebound parishioners, really need some more helpers. This does not involve a huge time commitment, but does need the right people. If you think this could be you please talk to Ruth or Edith.



Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Mon June 1st          Standing Committee Vicarage 7pm

Sat June 6th            Coffee Morning £1 Ivygreen Drive 10.30 to noon

Mon June 8th           DCC St Thomas 7pm

Wed June 10th        DCC St Agnes 8pm

Thurs June 11th      Quiz night St Thomas 7.30pm (Ladies of Leesfield)

Thurs June 18th       Fashion Show at St. Edward’s Function Room
                                    Leesfield School  FUNdraiser

Sat June 20th           Tea, toast and chat - St Thomas’ Church  10.30 to noon

Mon June 22nd        PCC at St Thomas 7pm

Wed July 8th            Confirmation rehearsal at St Thomas   7pm

Sunday July 12th     Confirmation service at St Thomas 11am  No service at St Agnes

Saturday July 18th Parish Trip to York

Sunday July 19th  Village Fair   12noon till 4pm


Leesfield Parish May 24th 2015


Parish Trip to York Saturday 18th July.   9am from the junction of
Spring Lane / West Street, Lees.   4.30p.m. Return from York.
Cost £13.  Names please to Audrey or Roy Atkinson.

Quiet Please! Please can we remember that during our services people are worshipping. I have had several complaints recently from people who have found themselves disturbed by others around them chatting at inappropriate times. Do stay and chat after the service!

Our Pastoral Team, who hold services in two care homes and visit and take communion to housebound parishioners, really need some more helpers. This does not involve a huge time commitment, but does need the right people. If you think this could be you please talk to Ruth or Edith.



Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Wed 20th May         Cream Tea at St. Thomas’ Leesfield School Hall

Sun 24th May          Whit Sunday 9.30am service in church followed by the walk and
                                     United Service in St Thomas at noon. For details, see
                                   Other side of this sheet

Sat June 6th            Coffee Morning £1 Ivygreen Drive 10.30 to noon

Mon June 8th           DCC St Thomas 7pm

Wed June 10th        DCC St Agnes 8pm

Thurs June 11th      Quiz night St Thomas 7.30pm (Ladies of Leesfield)

Thurs June 18th       Fashion Show at St. Edward’s Function Room
                                    Leesfield School  FUNdraiser

Sat June 20th           Tea, toast and chat - St Thomas’ Church  10.30 to noon

Mon June 22nd        PCC at St Thomas 7pm

Wed July 8th            Confirmation rehearsal at St Thomas   7pm

Sunday July 12th     Confirmation service at St Thomas 11am  No service at St Agnes


Leesfield Parish May 17th 2015



Adult Confirmation  session Wednesday in St Agnes Church at 7.00pm.
Children’s confirmation class Wednesday–after school in St Thomas Church.

This is the end of  Christian Aid Week. If you didn’t get an envelope through your door please pick one up in church and contribute to this important charity. We are all moved by tragic events that cause so many of our fellow humans so much suffering. Contributing to Christian Aid is a practical way of helping!

Next Sunday is Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
Parish Communion service at St Thomas at 9.30am. Then we gather to walk round the parish. The band begins from Ashbourne House (Lees New Road) at around 10.40, we collect those who gather outside St Thomas at just before 11am and walk, returning to St Thomas for the Churches Together  United Service at noon.
If you can’t walk then do join us in church for the service.
Please note there will be NO SERVICE at ST AGNES!

Quiet Please! Please can we remember that during our services people are worshipping. I have had several complaints recently from people who have found themselves disturbed by others around them chatting at inappropriate times. Do stay and chat after the service!

Our Pastoral Team, who hold services in two care homes and visit and take communion to housebound parishioners, really need some more helpers. This does not involve a huge time commitment, but does need the right people. If you think this could be you please talk to Ruth or Edith.

Come along and support the school by having a Cream Tea from 3pm on Wednesday 20th May in St. Thomas’ Leesfield School Hall.


Psalm Response  Happy are those who trust in the Lord
Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Thurs May 14th      Ascension Day service 7.30pm St Thomas
                                    Followed by coffee eve at Audrey Atkinson’s

Sat 16th May           Tea and Toast in church  10.30 till noon
                                  Rose Queen crowning 2pm at St Agnes

Wed 20th May         Cream Tea at St. Thomas’ Leesfield School Hall

Sun 24th May          Whit Sunday 9.30am service in church followed by the walk and
                                     United Service in St Thomas at noon.

Sat June 6th            Coffee Morning £1 Ivygreen Drive 10.30 to noon

Mon June 8th           DCC St Thomas 7pm

Wed June 10th        DCC St Agnes 8pm

Thurs June 11th      Quiz night St Thomas 7.30pm (Ladies of Leesfield)

Thurs June 18th       Fashion Show at St. Edward’s Function Room
                                    Leesfield School  FUNdraiser

Sat June 20th           Tea, toast and chat - St Thomas’ Church  10.30 to noon

Mon June 22nd        PCC at St Thomas 7pm


Leesfield Parish May 10th 2015


 Adult Confirmation  session Wednesday in St Agnes Church at 7.00pm.
Children’s confirmation class Wednesday–after school in St Thomas Church.

Tea and toast in St Thomas Church  Saturday 10.30 to noon. All welcome Come along for refreshment and a chat. If you haven’t been before try it this week!

This week is Christian Aid Week. If you don’t get an envelope through your door please pick one up in church and contribute to this important charity. If you can help with the door to door collection please talk to a warden. We are all moved by tragic events that cause so many of our fellow humans so much suffering. Contributing to Christian Aid is a practical way of helping!

Rose Queen crowning will take place at St Agnes at 2pm on Saturday May 16th.
Preparations are well under way but ‘good’ bottles are still needed for the bottle stall (I guess that means wine!)
Please come along and support our new Rose Queen Ellie!

Ascension Day on Thursday, 14th, service at St Thomas at 7.30pm.
This will be followed by coffee evening at 52 Spring Lane.

Our Pastoral Team, who hold services in two care homes and visit and take communion to housebound parishioners, really need some more helpers. This does not involve a huge time commitment, but does need the right people. If you think this could be you please talk to Ruth or Edith.

Come along and support the school by having a Cream Tea from 3pm on Wednesday 20th May in St. Thomas’ Leesfield School Hall.


Psalm Response The Lord has made known his victory in the sight of the nations

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Wed May 6th          Textile collection at St. Thomas’ School 9am
Children’s confirmation class after school in St Thomas Church –
This will finish at 4.30pm
                                    Adult confirmation class 7pm in St Agnes church

Thurs May 7th         Archdeacon’s Visitation 7.30pm St Mark’s Glodwick

Thurs May 14th      Ascension Day service 7.30pm St Thomas
                                    Followed by coffee eve at Audrey Atkinson’s

Sat 16th May           Tea and Toast in church  10.30 till noon
                                  Rose Queen crowning 2pm at St Agnes

Sun 24th May          Whit Sunday 9.30am service in church followed by the walk and
                                     United Service in St Thomas at noon.

Sat June 6th            Coffee Morning £1 Ivygreen Drive 10.30 to noon

Mon June 8th           DCC St Thomas 7pm

Wed June 10th        DCC St Agnes 8pm

Thurs June 11th      Quiz night St Thomas 7.30pm (Ladies of Leesfield)

Sat June 20th           Tea, toast and chat  St Thomas 10.30 to noon

Mon June 22nd        PCC at St Thomas 7pm






Leesfield Parish May 3rd 2015


Thursday 7th  Archdeacon’s visitation at St Mark’s Glodwick 7.30pm. Churchwardens and sidespeople are expected to attend and PCC members are invited. Please make sure our parish is well represented!

Adult Confirmation sessions will begin May 6th in St Agnes Church at 7.00pm. If you are interested come along- no commitment!
Children’s confirmation classes will also start May 6th –after school in St Thomas Church. If you are in year 6 or 7, have attended church regularly for the last 12 months, and wish to be confirmed please ask Edith for a form and information sheet.

Rose Queen crowning will take place at St Agnes at 2pm on Saturday May 16th.
Preparations are well under way but ‘good’ bottles are still needed for the bottle stall (I guess that means wine!)
Please come along and support our new Rose Queen Ellie!

Ascension Day is next Thursday, 14th, service at St Thomas at 7.30pm.
This will be followed by coffee evening at 52 Spring Lane.

Our Pastoral Team, who hold services in two care homes and visit and take communion to housebound parishoners, really need some more helpers. This does not involve a huge time commitment, but does need the right people. If you think this could be you please talk to Ruth or Edith.

Psalm Response All the ends of the earth shall turn to you, O Lord


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