Today is St Thomas’s day!
After the service at Thomas, at 12.30pm, we will begin our “opening event” of the new facilities.
We have invited people who have helped us towards this, either as individuals or as part of an organisation. There will not be coffee after church, and there will be a bit of a rush to get things ready by 12.30, so it would be helpful if the back area of church can be kept as clear as possible at this time. Thank you for your co-operation. Normal service will be resumed next week – in the new community room!
Wednesday July 6th. Joint PCC meeting with St John’s Hey. 7.30pm at St Thomas’, led by Archdeacon Cherry. Please will PCC members attend if they possibly can.
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
Have you booked your place yet on the Parish trip on July 16th? There are still places available on what will be an enjoyable day out. This includes a 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 (or Lesley or Edith).
July 24th is the date of our parish Confirmation service. This is 11am at St Thomas’ led by Bishop Mark. This is very much a parish event. Please put the date in your diary and come and support if you possibly can.
Meanwhile do pray for those preparing for confirmation.
There is a lot going on in this parish. There are many ways to keep in touch with what is going on. The weekly newsletter and ‘dates for your diary’ is usually available either by e mail or as a paper copy. The magazine has information. Liz Dent produces an electronic copy of Calendar dates. There is also St Thomas’ blogspot. Please make sure you check these regularly so you don’t miss anything!
Magazine articles to firstname.lastname@example.org) please
Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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
Mon July 11th Buildings committee 7.30pm St Thomas
Thurs July 14th Deanery Synod Friezland 7.30pm
Sat July 16th Parish trip – Barge trip and Mill visit
Wed July 20th Confirmation rehearsal 7pm St Thomas
Thurs July 21st Coffee evening 27 The Sycamores 7.30pm
Sat July 23rd Tea and Toast St Thomas 10.30 to noon (£3 inc raffle)
Sun July 24th Confirmation 11am St Thomas. No service at St Agnes today
Things get a little quieter in August! There is a list of events and dates up to the end of November. If you haven’t received one of these lists by e mail and would like one, please ask Liz Dent (who compiles this) or Edith.