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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Leesfield Parish May 29th 2016


There are Christian Aid envelopes at both churches- for your donation if you didn’t receive an envelope through your door. Please support this excellent cause.

Bonus ball is struggling a bit because some people who have numbers have got behind with payments. Also there are several available numbers if you’d like to join (£1 a week, if your number is the bonus ball on Saturday’s lottery draw you win a cash prize.) Susan Harrop is the person to contact or pay.

Afternoon Tea  at Lees Library from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday, 11th June, 2016 to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. Lees Band will be attending and playing patriotic songs and the event will include a celebratory toast to the Queen and Birthday Cake!!  Donations of raffle prizes please.  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 £5 per adult,  £2.50  children.  (from Audrey or Jenny).  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.

Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraiser’s Fizz Fashion Show @ St. Edward’s Church Hall at 7:30pm – tickets now available from Karen Jakeman

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. Donations of cash or raffle prizes will be gratefully received.

Sunday July 3rd  after the service, 12.30, at St Thomas event to celebrate the new facilities! Details later.

Harvest Queen Amy Jakeman’s “at home” – Sat 9th July. This will be Amy and her retinue’s big event of the year when Rose Queens are invited from other churches.  So please come along and support them.  It starts at 2.30pm with a short service in church followed by refreshments, a raffle, lots of stalls including chocolate, bottle & teddy tombolas.  All donations from gift bags to tombola items to homemade cakes are gratefully received and should be given to Amy and her retinue or their mums.  Also, please can anyone who is able to help on the day also let them know. Thank You J

Parish trip July 16th. Includes 1 and half hour barge trip and visit to Oswaldtwistle Mill. Leave junction Spring Lane/Burton Street 9am, leave Oswaldtwistle at 4.30pm.  Cost £20. Let Audrey or Roy know if you are interested.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.


                                 
Sat June 4th               Coffee morning  31 Ivy Green Drive. S’head. 10.30 till 12.

Thurs 9th June           Ladies of Leesfield Quiz night Library 7.30pm

Sat June 11th            Afternoon tea at Lees Library 2-4pm  Queen’s 90th Birthday

Mon June 13th         St Thomas DCC  7pm St Thomas church  All welcome

Wed June  15th        St Agnes DCC  8pm  St Agnes All Welcome

Sat June 18th            Tea and toast 10.30 to noon
                                   Remembering Lees at War  St John’s hall  7-9pm

Sun June 19th        Parade service at St Agnes – All age, no Sunday school.

Mon June 20th         PCC St Thomas  Church 7pm

Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraisers Fizz Fashion Show 7:30pm

Sat July 2nd               Big Band concert St Edward’s hall  7.30pm

Sun July 3rd              Event to celebrate the new facilities at St Thomas. 12.30

Wed July 6th              Joint PCC with Hey at St Thomas  7.30pm

Sat July 9th                 Harvest Queen “at home” 2:30pm
Sat July 16th               Parish trip – Barge trip and Mill visit
Sun July 24th            Confirmation 11am St Thomas.  No service at St Agnes today

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Leesfield Parish May 22nd 2016


A huge thank you to all who are working so hard to get St Thomas church clean for each service. The workmen are very good, but a considerable amount of cleaning is needed each week. Not too much longer….!

There are Christian Aid envelopes at both churches- for your donation if you didn’t receive an envelope through your door. Please support this excellent cause.

Bonus ball is struggling a bit because some people who have numbers have got behind with payments. Also there are several available numbers if you’d like to join (£1 a week, if your number is the bonus ball on Saturday’s lottery draw you win a cash prize.) Susan Harrop is the person to contact or pay.

The Archdeacon’s visitation is on Monday 23rd May at St James East Crompton 7.30pm. Wardens must attend, sidespeople should attend, PCC are warmly invited! It would be good to have a large turnout from this parish.

The 150th Anniversary of the Bells and Clock at St. Thomas' is on Wednesday 25th May, and the ringers and friends will ring a quarter-peal at 6 pm on that day. Also there will be a further quarter-peal on Saturday 28th May at 1 pm, followed by an event at 2.30 pm to celebrate this important anniversary. This will include the launch of Brian's book, "Song of the Bells", Performances by Moorside Handbell Ringers and the chance to visit the Ringing Room. Light refreshments will be available. Entry to the event is free, but donations for the handbell ringers and the cost of food and drinks are welcome. More details about the Anniversary and the event are on the Parish web site http://leesfieldparish.blogspot.co.uk or just come along and see.

Afternoon Tea i at Lees Library from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday, 11th June, 2016 to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. Lees Band will be attending and playing patriotic songs and the event will include a celebratory toast to the Queen and Birthday Cake!!  Donations of raffle prizes please.  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 £5 per adult,  £2.50  children.  (from Audrey or Jenny).  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.

Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraiser’s Fizz Fashion Show @ St. Edward’s Church Hall at 7:30pm – tickets available soon from Karen Jakeman

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. Donations of cash or raffle prizes will be gratefully received.

 Harvest Queen Amy Jakeman’s “at home” – Sat 9th July. This will be Amy’s big event when she invites the Rose Queens from other churches.  So please come along and support her.  It starts at 2.30pm with a short service followed by refreshments, a raffle, lots of stalls including chocolate & teddy tombolas.  All donations are gratefully received and should be given to Karen Jakeman or any of the Retinue Mums.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.


                                 
Mon May 23rd         Archdeacons visitation   7.30pm St James East Crompton

Sat May 28th            150th Anniversary of Bells and Clock event  2.30pm

Sat June 4th               Coffee morning  31 Ivy Green Drive. S’head. 10.30 till 12.

Thurs 9th June           Ladies of Leesfield Quiz night Library 7.30pm

Sat June 11th            Afternoon tea at Lees Library 2-4pm  Queen’s 90th Birthday

Mon June 13th         St Thomas DCC  7pm St Thomas church  All welcome

Wed June  15th        St Agnes DCC  8pm  St Agnes All Welcome

Sat June 18th            Tea and toast 10.30 to noon
                                   Remembering Lees at War  St John’s hall  7-9pm

Sun June 19th        Parade service at St Agnes – All age, no Sunday school.

Mon June 20th         PCC St Thomas  Church 7pm

Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraisers Fizz Fashion Show 7:30pm

Sat July 2nd               Big Band concert St Edwards hall  7.30pm

Wed July 6th              Joint PCC with Hey at St Thomas  7.30pm

Sat July 9th                 Harvest Queen “at home” 2:30pm
Sun July 24th            Confirmation 11am St Thomas  No service at St Agnes today

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Leesfield Parish May 8th 2016


Confirmation preparation sessions will begin on Wednesday (May 11th ) for both 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.

St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraisers would like to invite you and your friends and family to come along and have a Cream Tea on Thursday 12th May 3-4:30pm.

Next Sunday is Whit Sunday. Service at St Thomas at 9.15 am, then we gather at Ashbourne house at 10.30am to walk to St Thomas, leaving there at 11am, to walk around the parish, then back to St Thomas for a short service. This is a very joyful occasion, do join us!

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."

Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraiser’s Fizz Fashion Show @ St. Edward’s Church Hall at 7:30pm – tickets available soon from Karen Jakeman

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. 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.

Sat July 9th               Harvest Queen Amy Jakeman’s “at home” – This will be Amy’s big event when she invites the Rose Queens from other churches.  So please come along and support her.  It starts at 2.30pm with a short service followed by refreshments, a raffle, lots of stalls including chocolate & teddy tombolas.  All donations are gratefully received and should be given to Karen Jakeman or any of the Retinue Mums.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com) please
Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.



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

Thurs May 12th        St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraisers Cream Tea in School Hall 3-4:30pm

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 May 28th            150th Anniversary of Bells and Clock event  2.30pm

Thurs 9th June           Ladies of Leesfield Quiz night Library 7.30pm

Sat June 11th            Afternoon tea at Lees Library 2-4pm  Queen’s 90th Birthday

Mon June 13th         St Thomas DCC  7pm St Thomas church  All welcome

Wed June  15th        St Agnes DCC  8pm  St Agnes All Welcome

Sat June 18th            Tea and toast 10.30 to noon
                                   Remembering Lees at War  St John’s hall  7-9pm

Mon June 20th         PCC St Thomas  Church 7pm

Thurs June 30th       St. Thomas’ Leesfield FUNdraisers Fizz Fashion Show 7:30pm

Sat July 2nd               Big Band concert St Edwards hall  7.30pm

Wed July 6th              Joint PCC with Hey at St Thomas  7.30pm


Sat July 9th                 Harvest Queen “at home” 2:30pm





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Friday, 6 May 2016

Christian Aid Week 15th - 21st May


Love Every Neighbour

Jesus calls us to love our neighbours as ourselves. As he explains in his     parable of the Good Samaritan, our neighbours are not just people who liv near to us. Everyone of us is made in God’s image. Everyone of us is a  neighbour - loved by God and to be loved by his followers.

Please help us and volunteer to spare an hour or two to help with the house to house collection. You don’t have to walk miles, we can arrange for you to do a small number of houses if you prefer or are unsure about what’s involved.

Please speak to Paul or Liz Dent  0161 627 4515



Sunday, 1 May 2016

Leesfield Parish May 1st 2016

                       
Work continues at St Thomas!  Inevitably, there is cleaning to be done to get the church ready for Sunday. We are very grateful to those working so hard on this. There is extra pressure this week to get the church ready for a wedding on Saturday. If you can help please contact Lesley or Roy.

The final (for now!) Exploring Prayer  will take place on at Wednesday 7.30pm in the Vicarage.

Thursday is Ascension Day. Services 9.15am at St Hugh’s and 7.30pm at St Thomas. Hope to see you at one of these!  Evening service is followed by coffee eve at 52 Spring Lane.

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.

Coffee morning  Saturday  2 Leesway  10.30 till noon.

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



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 May 28th          150th Anniversary of Bells and Clock event  2.30pm

Thurs 9th June       Ladies of Leesfield Quiz night Library 7.30pm

Sat June 11th        Afternoon tea at Lees Library 2-4pm  Queen’s 90th Birthday

Mon June 13th      St Thomas DCC  7pm St Thomas church  All welcome

Wed June  15th     St Agnes DCC  8pm  St Agnes All Welcome

Sat June 18th          Tea and toast
                                   Remembering Lees at War  St John’s hall  7-9pm

Mon June 20th       PCC St Thomas  Church 7pm

Sat July 2nd             Big Band concert St Edwards hall  7.30pm