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.
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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