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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Leesfield Parish September 4th 2016

Next Sunday, 11th September will be Sunday School prizegiving at both churches. The service will in each church be All Age.

As part of the National Heritage Week, St Thomas' Church will be open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday 10th September, including tours of the bellringing chamber from 10 to 12. Please come along if you are interested. It is a Tea and Toast morning too!

Tea and Toast is September 10th not 17th as originally planned.

This year's Sponsored Leesfield Parish Boundary Walk is on Saturday 17th September, starting at 10 am from Grotton Park at the end of Station Road. Sponsor forms are now available. Please see Liz or Paul or telephone 0161 627 4515 for further information. It would be lovely to have lots of walkers again this year, and we will need checkpoint marshals as well. If you aren't able to join us please support the event by sponsoring a walker
If you don’t have a copy of Liz’s book –Mud and Friendship- yet this might be a good time to get one as it has the map in it as well as lots of interesting information.

A reminder – Sunday School begins at St Agnes at 9.10am. To be marked as present (for the purpose of school) children should be there by that time. Similarly, to be marked present, children should be in St Thomas Church before the service begins at 11am.

Harvest Sunday is October 2nd. There will be a Parish Service at St Thomas 11am. No service at St Agnes that day. This will be followed by Harvest Lunch in church. This is a ticket only event (because we need to know numbers in advance for catering). Adults £5 Children up to 11 years £2.50

Bonus Ball is continuing – though we are looking at some changes –watch this space. If you would like to join please have a word with Susan Harrop or Roy Atkinson.

Tuesday morning Holy Communion service at St Thomas at 10am. This is a short (30mins) service without hymns. It would be good to involve more people. If you are around at that time why not drop in and give it a try? And stay for a cuppa afterwards too !

Community Room  Anyone wishing to book the community room at St Thomas should contact Audrey Atkinson (652 2987) She is in charge of bookings so we don’t double book.

Supplementary forms – should be given to Edith by October 2nd for completion. They will be signed and returned to you soon afterwards.

Christmas Stall will begin 23rd October at St Thomas.

Keep up to date by looking at our website, and follow the Sunday school facebook pages

Magazine  articles to

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

September 2nd  Wedding blessing at St Agnes 2.30pm
Sat 3rd Sept      Coffee morning 23 Brewerton Rd
Mon 5th Sept    Standing Committee  Vicarage 7pm
Sat 10th Sept    Heritage Open Day 10am to 4pm  St Thomas
                             Tea and Toast   10.30 to noon St Thomas
Sun 11th Sept          Sunday School Prizegiving at both churches (All Age service)
Thurs 15th Sept      DMPC  7.30pm Holy Trinity Dobcross
Sat 17th  Sept          Boundary Walk (See magazine or website for details)
Thurs 22nd Sept      Ladies of L   7.30pm in church   Embarassing Moments
Mon 19th   Sept         St Thomas DCC    7pm    
Wed 21st    Sept       St Agnes DCC         8pm
Sat 24th  Sept          St Thomas Harvest Queen Crowning
Mon 26th Sept       PCC    St Thomas  7pm
Sat Oct 1st              Coffee morning 2 Hopkin View
Sun Oct  2nd                  Harvest Sunday     Parish service at St Thomas  11am followed by lunch
Sat Oct 8th                 Wedding at St Thomas  2pm
Sun Oct 16th             Rose Queen At Home St Agnes 2.30pm
Sun Oct 23rd             Christmas stall starts  St Thomas

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