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Monday, 25 April 2016

Leesfield Parish April 24th 2016

                    
APCM takes place straight after this morning’s service at St Thomas. This is an important meeting open to everyone. Come along, listen, ask questions, vote (if you are on the electoral roll)!

Exploring Prayer  Wednesday 7.30pm in the Vicarage.

Confirmation preparation sessions will begin on May 11th (adults and children) If you are thinking about confirmation this year please give your name to Ruth or Edith. There is an information sheet with all the dates – ask Ruth or Edith for one of these.

Rose queen elect Bethany Jones will be crowned Rose Queen for2016-7 on Saturday 7th May at 2pm. Please come along and join in the fun and wish her success in her forthcoming role. Family tickets are only £2 with a chance to win £50. 
Stalls, refreshments and activities will be available after the service and we will see the return of the 'stocks' with a chance to throw wet sponges at Sunday School leader Laura Lees and St Agnes Chair of Governors Chris Cartwright. Not to be missed !!


To celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday, an Afternoon Tea is being held at Lees Library from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday, 11th June, 2016. Lees Band will be attending and playing patriotic songs and the event will include a celebratory toast to the Queen and Birthday Cake!!  The Fundraising Group are asking for donations of raffle prizes.  A list has also been put up at the back of Church, please add your name if you are able to make something for the buffet.  Tickets are on sale now from Audrey or Jenny and the cost is £5 per adult and £2.50 for children.  All proceeds will be given to the Development Fund and ticket sales will be match funded by Barclay's Bank, so please buy your tickets as soon as possible."

Tickets are now on sale for the Big Band Gala Night on the 2nd July. £10 adults, £5 children (although probably only suitable for older children}, includes buffet supper. From the 20th April any tickets remaining will be made available through "Churches Together", and later to the general public, so to avoid disappointment it's best to buy your tickets early. There will only be 120 tickets in total because of the seating capacity at St. Edward's Hall, so if you are unable to come because of other commitments please don't buy a ticket as we would love to have a "full house" on the night. However, if you wish to support the event in another way, donations of cash or raffle prizes will be gratefully received.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.



Sun April 24th         Annual Parish Meeting  following Parish Service at St Thomas  
                                  No service at St Agnes

Wed 27th April      Exploring Prayer   Vicarage 7.30pm

Wed 4th May         Final Exploring Prayer Session (for now!)  7.30 Vicarage

Thurs May 5th          Ascension Day   Services at St Hugh’s 9.15am
                                   Wedding rehearsal  6.15pm St Thomas
                                  St Thomas’ 7.30pm followed by coffee eve 52 Spring Lane
                                  
Fri 6th May              St. Thomas’ Leesfield School Spring Fair  3:30pm -5pm
Sat May 7th              Coffee morning at 2 Leesway 10.30 till noon
                                    Rose Queen crowning at St Agnes 2pm
                                   Wedding at St Thomas  1pm

Wed May 11th        First adult confirmation session  St Agnes 7pm
                                  First children’s confirmation class after school at St Thomas’

Sun May 15th         Whit Sunday Service ST Thomas 9.15    Ashbourne House 10.30am
                                 to walk, St Thomas  11.00, then service in St Thomas at noon

Sat May 21st            Coffee morning  10.30 till noon  29 Livingston St
                                 
Mon May 23rd       Archdeacons visitation   7.30pm St James East Crompton

Sat June 11th        Afternoon tea at Lees Library 2-4pm

Monday, 18 April 2016

Leesfield Parish April 17th 2016

                       
Exploring Prayer  Wednesday 7.30pm in the Vicarage.

Confirmation preparation sessions will begin on May 11th (adults) May 12th (children). If you are thinking about confirmation this year please give your name to Ruth or Edith. There is an information sheet with all the dates – ask Ruth or Edith for one of these.

Next Sunday (24th) we have our Annual Parish Meeting at St Thomas’ Church after the (shortened) parish service. This is a very important meeting open to all the adults who attend our churches. We will elect wardens and deputy wardens and members of our PCC, and will review the past year. Please do your best to attend. Note There will be no service at St Agnes on the 24th.

On St George's Day Saturday 23rd April, 10 Churches in the Rochdale Branch of the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers will be participating in a "Rolling Ring" throughout the day. One Church will start as soon as the previous one finishes, and we will be ringing at Leesfield from 1.30 to 2 pm.
The date is particularly significant to us here at St. Thomas’ Church. Not only is it just 2 days after the Queen’s 90th birthday, it is 1 day before the 150th Anniversary of the first time our bells were rung, on the 24th April 1866.  The bells and clock were officially opened on the 25th May 1866, and more details will follow of our celebrations of the 150th Anniversary shortly. Please listen out for us if you’re around the village next Saturday.

Tickets are now on sale for the Big Band Gala Night on the 2nd July. £10 adults, £5 children (although probably only suitable for older children}, includes buffet supper. From the 20th April any tickets remaining will be made available through "Churches Together", and later to the general public, so to avoid disappointment it's best to buy your tickets early. There will only be 120 tickets in total because of the seating capacity at St. Edward's Hall, so if you are unable to come because of other commitments please don't buy a ticket as we would love to have a "full house" on the night. However, if you wish to support the event in another way, donations of cash or raffle prizes will be gratefully received.

Our next textile collection is Tuesday 19thth April at 9am so if you haven’t already started collecting why not declutter over the Easter holidays and ask your family and friends too.  Just a reminder that towels or bedding are no longer accepted, however local charity shops are more than happy to take them J Duvets and pillows should be recycled at Clothing Banks or the local tip.  Shoes are one of the best to bag up as they weigh heavy but please don’t send in bags full of bric-a-bric as any bags with unacceptable items are deducted from our total weight.  Thank you so much for your continued support our Textile Collections, keep decluttering J  If you have bags which need collecting please see Karen.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.



Tues 19th April        Textile collection St Thomas School 9am

Wed  April 20th      Exploring Prayer session Vicarage 7.30pm

Sun April 24th         Annual Parish Meeting  following Parish Service at St Thomas  
                                  No service at St Agnes

Wed 27th April      Exploring Prayer   Vicarage 7.30pm

Wed 4th May         Final Exploring Prayer Session (for now!)  7.30 Vicarage

Thurs May 5th          Ascension Day   Services at St Hugh’s 9.15am
                                  St Thomas’ 7.30pm followed by coffee eve 52 Spring Lane
                                  
Fri 6th May              St. Thomas’ Leesfield School Spring Fair  3:30pm -5pm
Sat May 7th              Coffee morning at 2 Leesway 10.30 till noon
                                    Rose Queen crowning at St Agnes 2pm
                                   Wedding at St Thomas  1pm

Wed May 11th        First adult confirmation session  St Agnes 7pm

Thurs May 12th      First children’s confirmation class after school at St Thomas’

Sun May 15th         Whit Sunday Service ST Thomas 9.15    Ashbourne House 10.30am
                                 to walk, St Thomas  11.00, then service in St Thomas at noon
                                 
Mon May 23rd       Archdeacons visitation   7.30pm St James East Crompton

Monday, 11 April 2016

Parish Social Evening - Saturday 16th April




Parish Social Evening

Saturday 16th April 6.30 to 9 pm
At St. John’s Parish Hall, Hey
Fun and Games for all ages
Including Beetle Drive & Quiz
Bring and share your own food and drinks
All are welcome, and it’s Free!

Leesfield Parish April 10th 2016

                       
Straight after this morning’s service at St Thomas there will be a short PCC meeting to approve the accounts ready for Annual Parish Meeting. There are sheets at the back of both churches for your nominations for Wardens and PCC members, together with sheets for sidepeople to sign.

Tuesday 1pm  Showing of Chocolat at Zion Methodist Church. Tea and biscuits will be served.

If you are interested in being Confirmed in July (24th) please give your name to Edith or Ruth.  There are many adults in our congregations who are regular attenders……is this going to be the year you take this step?

Family Social evening Saturday April 16th  - come along and help make this a real parish event. Bring your own food and drink. Entry is free, but get tickets from Laura or Karen so we know how many are coming! See poster for details.

Tickets are now on sale for the Big Band Gala Night on the 2nd July. £10 adults, £5 children (although probably only suitable for older children}, includes buffet supper. From the 20th April any tickets remaining will be made available through "Churches Together", and later to the general public, so to avoid disappointment it's best to buy your tickets early. There will only be 120 tickets in total because of the seating capacity at St. Edward's Hall, so if you are unable to come because of other commitments please don't buy a ticket as we would love to have a "full house" on the night. However, if you wish to support the event in another way, donations of cash or raffle prizes will be gratefully received.

Summer Term Coffee Morning on Tuesday 12th April at St. Thomas’ Leesfield School 9-10:45am.  So come along and find out about future FUNdraising events and each class will be performing for you in the hall whilst you enjoy a drink and a chat. 

Our next textile collection is Tuesday 19thth April at 9am so if you haven’t already started collecting why not declutter over the Easter holidays and ask your family and friends too.  Just a reminder that towels or bedding are no longer accepted, however local charity shops are more than happy to take them J Duvets and pillows should be recycled at Clothing Banks or the local tip.  Shoes are one of the best to bag up as they weigh heavy but please don’t send in bags full of bric-a-bric as any bags with unacceptable items are deducted from our total weight.  Thank you so much for your continued support our Textile Collections, keep decluttering J  If you have bags which need collecting please see Karen.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 

Sun April 10th          PCC meet straight after service at St Thomas to approve accounts

Tues 12th April      Summer Term Coffee Morning  at St. Thomas’ School 9-10:45am.
                                 Showing of Chocolat  Zion Methodist 1pm (tea and biscuits)

Wed  April 13th       Exploring Prayer 3rd session

Tues 19th April        Textile collection St Thomas School 9am

Sat    April 16th        Parish Social  St John’s hall in evening. Free! Bring your own food.

Wed  April 20th      Exploring Prayer session Vicarage 7.30pm

Sun April 24th         Annual Parish Meeting  following Parish Service at St Thomas  

Wed 27th April      Exploring Prayer   Vicarage 7.30pm

Thurs May 5th          Ascension Day   Services at St Hugh’s 9.15am St Thomas’ 7.30pm

Fri 6th May              St. Thomas’ Leesfield School Spring Fair  3:30pm -5pm
Sat May 7th              Rose Queen crowning at St Agnes 2pm
                                   Wedding at St Thomas  1pm

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Leesfield Parish April 3rd 2016

                       

Exploring Prayer sessions  are being held on Wednesdays 7.30pm in the vicarage.
These sessions last around an hour. We will explore a variety of different ways of approaching prayer. The second session will be held this week…. All are welcome!

If you are interested in being Confirmed in July (24th) please give your name to Edith or Ruth.  There are many adults in our congregations who are regular attenders……is this going to be the year you take this step?

Family Social evening Saturday April 16th  - come along and help make this a real parish event. Bring your own food and drink. Entry is free, but get tickets from Laura or Karen so we know how many are coming! See poster for details.

Next Sunday there will be a short PCC meeting to approve the accounts ready for Annual Parish Meeting. This will be in St Thomas Church straight after the service.
There are sheets at the back of both churches for your nominations for Wardens and PCC members, together with sheets for sidepeople to sign.

Tickets are now on sale for the Big Band Gala Night on the 2nd July. £10 adults, £5 children (although probably only suitable for older children}, includes buffet supper. From the 20th April any tickets remaining will be made available through "Churches Together", and later to the general public, so to avoid disappointment it's best to buy your tickets early. There will only be 120 tickets in total because of the seating capacity at St. Edward's Hall, so if you are unable to come because of other commitments please don't buy a ticket as we would love to have a "full house" on the night. However, if you wish to support the event in another way, donations of cash or raffle prizes will be gratefully received.

The development group are pleased to announce that the work will begin in the next few days. Getting together enough money for the installation of the toilet and kitchen hasn’t been easy. It has taken a good deal of work in applying for grants, and your donations and pledges have been vital. However, we are only just able to afford the basic work, assuming no other hitches, and more will be needed for the finishing off work!


Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.



Sat April 2nd             Coffee at 52 Spring Lane  10.30 to noon

Wed 6th April           Exploring Prayer  2nd session    7.30pm Vicarage

Thurs April 7th          Ladies Group Celebration of Lady Day  7.30pm Library

Sun April 10th          PCC meet straight after service at St Thomas to approve accounts

Wed  April 13th       Exploring Prayer 3rd session

Sat    April 16th        Parish Social  St John’s hall in evening. Free! Details to follow

Wed  April 20th      Exploring Prayer Vicarage 7.30pm

Sun April 24th         Annual Parish Meeting  following Parish Service at St Thomas  

Wed 27th April      Exploring Prayer   Vicarage 7.30pm

Thurs May 5th          Ascension Day   Services at St Hugh’s 9.15am St Thomas’ 7.30pm

Sat May 7th              Rose Queen crowning at St Agnes
                                   Wedding at St Thomas  1pm

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