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Monday, 31 October 2016

Leesfield Parish October 30th 2016



This afternoon we have a service for All Souls at St Thomas’ at 3.30pm. This is a short reflective service where we come together to remember our loved ones departed – no matter how long ago they died. There will be readings and hymns and an opportunity to light a candle for a loved one. The names of everyone for whom the clergy have conducted a funeral in the last 12 months will be read out, and if you attend, you are invited to add the names of your loved ones departed to the list. Everyone is of course welcome.

On the 5th of November we are invited to attend the School of Prayer in the Cathedral. This will be an interesting and inspiring event. A group of us are going to meet at Derker Tram stop just before 9am to travel together. You are welcome to join us –let me know if you need a lift to Derker! The event finishes late lunchtime.

On 6th November there is a Churches together service at Springhead Congregational  Church  at 3pm.  Title is For all the Saints. We will sing hymns, listen to some short talks and pray about 3 of the well-known saints. See poster in church for details.


Parish trip to York Christmas market will be on Saturday 19th November. Leave at 9am, returning 4.30pm. The cost is £15. Please Let Audrey, Roy or Vera Howarth know if you want to go.

Please would PCC members return their questionnaires to Edith as soon as possible – very few have been returned and we hope to discuss them at Standing committee on November 7th.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

Sun Oct 30th             Service for All Souls   St Thomas  3.30pm
Sat  Nov 5th              School of Prayer   Cathedral 9.30am-1.30pm  All Welcome
                                  Also Coffee morning 3 Netherlees
Sun Nov 6th             For All the Saints   Springhead Congregational Church 3pm  
Mon Nov 7th             Standing Committee in the Vicarage
Tues Nov 8th             Deanery Synod    High Crompton  7.30pm
Sun Nov 13th           Remembrance Day  9.15 St Thomas followed by outdoor service
Mon Nov 14th          St Thomas DCC  7pm
Wed Nov 16th           St Agnes DCC  8pm
Sat Nov 19th           York trip
Sun Nov 20th           Parish service at St Hugh’s 11am
Sat Nov 26th          Tea and Toast 10.30 till noon.  All welcome
Thurs Nov 24th       Ladies of L    Fun night  7.30pm at St Thomas’
Sat Nov 26th            Tea and Toast  10.30am  St Thomas’
Sun Nov 27th           Advent Sunday   Christingle at St Thomas   3pm
Mon Nov 28th         PCC 7pm St Thomas
Sat Dec 5th              Afternoon - setting up sponsored Christmas Trees  with coffee, mulled
                                 Wine and mince pies followed by lights switch on in Lees. Details follow

Full list of date for December will be added soon!

Leesfield Parish October 23rd 2016



Thank you to everyone who made the Rose Queen at Home last Sunday such a success.

Christmas Stall begins today in St Thomas, after the service.

Thursday 27th  Ladies of Leesfield meet 7.30pm in the community room. Guest speaker is
Glenis Atherton

Next Sunday we celebrate All Saints Day with services at the usual times in both churches. Then in the afternoon we have a service for All Souls at St Thomas’ at 3.30pm. This is a short reflective service where we come together to remember our loved ones departed. There will be readings and hymns and an opportunity to light a candle for a loved one. The names of everyone for whom the clergy have conducted a funeral in the last 12 months will be read out, and if you attend, you are invited to add the names of your loved ones departed to the list. Everyone is of course welcome.

On the 5th of November we are invited to attend the School of Prayer in the Cathedral. This will be an interesting and inspiring event. A group of us are going to meet at Derker Tram stop just before 9am to travel together. You are welcome to join us –let me know if you need a lift to Derker! The event finishes late lunchtime.

On 6th November there is a Churches together service at Springhead Congregational  Church  at 3pm.  Title is For all the Saints. We will sing hymns, listen to some short talks and pray about 3 of the well-known saints. See poster in church for details.


Parish trip to York Christmas market will be on Saturday 19th November. Leave at 9am, returning 4.30pm. The cost is £15. Please Let Audrey, Roy or Vera Howarth know if you want to go.

If you attend church regularly and haven’t yet complete an Income survey form please would you do so today.The diocese uses these in the calculation of our Parish share. The forms are anonymous!  Don’t think that if your income is low it’s not worth doing….it really is!

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

Thurs Oct 27th         Ladies of L  7.30pm St Thomas  Mrs G Atherton
Sun Oct 30th             Service for All Souls   St Thomas  3.30pm
Sat  Nov 5th              School of Prayer   Cathedral 9.30am-1.30pm  All Welcome
                                  Also Coffee morning 3 Netherlees
Sun Nov 6th             For All the Saints   Springhead Congregational Church 3pm  
Mon Nov 7th             Standing Committee in the Vicarage
Tues Nov 8th             Deanery Synod    High Crompton  7.30pm
Sun Nov 13th           Remembrance Day  9.15 St Thomas followed by outdoor service
Mon Nov 14th          St Thomas DCC  7pm
Wed Nov 16th           St Agnes DCC  8pm
Sat Nov 19th           York trip
Sun Nov 20th           Parish service at St Hugh’s 11am
Sat Nov 26th          Tea and Toast 10.30 till noon.  All welcome
Thurs Nov 24th       Ladies of L    Fun night  7.30pm at St Thomas’
Sat Nov 26th            Tea and Toast  10.30am  St Thomas’
Sun Nov 27th           Advent Sunday   Christingle at St Thomas   3pm
Mon Nov 28th         PCC 7pm St Thomas
Sat Dec 5th              Afternoon - setting up sponsored Christmas Trees  with coffee, mulled
                                 Wine and mince pies followed by lights switch on in Lees. Details follow

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Leesfield Parish October 16th 2016


Don’t forget Rose Queen At Home this afternoon (16th) at St Agnes. 2.30pm in church and then stalls and refreshments in the school hall. Do come along and support Bethany!

Building committee meets Monday 17th 7.30pm at St Agnes

Christmas Stall begins next Sunday (23rd) in St Thomas.

Parish trip to York Christmas market will be on Saturday 19th November. Leave at 9am, returning 4.30pm. The cost is £15. Please Let Audrey, Roy or Vera Howarth know if you want to go.

This is the time of year when we are asked to fill in Income survey forms. The diocese uses these in the calculation of our Parish share. If you regularly attend one of our churches please complete one of these anonymous forms and put it in the box provided. Don’t think that if your income is low it’s not worth doing….it really is!

Unfortunately I have been unable to arrange another series of Exploring Prayer sessions this term as I had hoped. It has proved impossible to find a regular time and venue for 5 sessions. I am trying to arrange for next term. However there is a half day on November 5th that you would find interesting. It is at the Cathedral (easy, 5 mins from the Victoria tram stop) beginning at 9.30am. There will be 12 workshops, of which you can choose to attend 2. Do think about coming along. More details on the posters in church.


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.

In order to save on printing costs and to be more environmentally friendly, we are reducing the number of newsletters we are producing. Newsletters are sent electronically to everyone for whom Edith has an e mail address. If you would like to add your name to the list of those who can be sent information electronically please let Edith have your e mail.  Information from newsletters and from the magazine are published on the website too.
Keep up to date by looking at our website leesfieldparish.blogspot.co.uk, and follow the
Sunday school facebook pages

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

                             
Sun Oct 16th             Rose Queen At Home St Agnes 2.30pm
Mon Oct 17th            Building committee St Agnes 7.30pm
Sun Oct 23rd             Christmas stall starts  St Thomas
Thurs Oct 27th         Ladies of L  7.30pm St Thomas  Mrs G Atherton
Sun Oct 30th             Service for All Souls   St Thomas  3.30pm
Sat  Nov 5th              School of Prayer   Cathedral 9.30am-1.30pm  All Welcome
                                  Also Coffee morning 3 Netherlees
Sun Nov 6th             For All the Saints   Springhead Congregational Church 3pm  
Tues Nov 8th             Deanery Synod    High Crompton  7.30pm
Sun Nov 13th           Remembrance Day  9.15 St Thomas followed by outdoor service
Mon Nov 14th          St Thomas DCC  7pm
Wed Nov 16th           St Agnes DCC  8pm
Sat Nov 19th           York trip
Sun Nov 20th           Parish service at St Hugh’s 11am
Sat Nov 26th          Tea and Toast 10.30 till noon.  All welcome
Sun Nov 27th           Advent Sunday   Christingle at St Thomas   3pm
Mon Nov 28th         PCC 7pm St Thomas
Sat Dec 5th              Afternoon - setting up sponsored Christmas Trees  with coffee, mulled
                                 Wine and mince pies followed by lights switch on in Lees. Details follow

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Leesfield Parish October 9th 2016


Thank you to everyone who helped make last Sunday’s Harvest service and lunch such a success!

 Next Saturday (15th) Tea and Toast at St Thomas 10.30am All welcome. Come along and bring a friend for a cuppa and a chat.

This is the time of year when we are asked to fill in Income survey forms. The diocese uses these in the calculation of our Parish share. If you regularly attend one of our churches please complete one of these anonymous forms and put it in the box provided. Don’t think that if your income is low it’s not worth doing….it really is!

School Supplementary forms (Bluecoat and Crompton House) were signed this week at meetings of Edith, Church warden and Sunday School Leader. Please collect yours from Edith (St Thomas) or Laura (St Agnes). If you are thinking about these schools in the future Karen and Laura have simple list of categories for qualifying for these Church forms.

On Tuesday evening (11th) we have a meeting of Churches Together at Zion Methodist Church at 7.30pm. This really is open to everyone! Please come along

Unfortunately I have been unable to arrange another series of Exploring Prayer sessions this term as I had hoped. It has proved impossible to find a regular time and venue for 5 sessions. I am trying to arrange for next term. However there is a half day on November 5th that you would find interesting. It is at the Cathedral (easy, 5 mins from the Victoria tram stop) beginning at 9.30am. There will be 12 workshops , of which you can choose to attend 2. Do think about coming along. More details on the posters in church.


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.

In order to save on printing costs and to be more environmentally friendly, we are reducing the number of newsletters we are producing. Newsletters are sent electronically to everyone for whom Edith has an e mail address. If you would like to add your name to the list of those who can be sent information electronically please let Edith have your e mail.  Information from newsletters and from the magazine are published on the website too.

Keep up to date by looking at our website leesfieldparish.blogspot.co.uk, and follow the
Sunday school facebook pages

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

                             
Tues Oct 11th         Churches Together Open meeting   Zion Methodist Church 7.30pm
Sat Oct 15th           Tea and Toast   St Thomas 10.30 till noon
Sun Oct 16th             Rose Queen At Home St Agnes 2.30pm
Mon Oct 17th            Building committee St Agnes 7.30pm
Sun Oct 23rd             Christmas stall starts  St Thomas
Thurs Oct 27th         Ladies of L  7.30pm St Thomas  Mrs G Atherton
Sun Oct 30th             Service for All Souls   St Thomas  3.30pm
Sat  Nov 5th              School of Prayer   Cathedral 9.30am-1.30pm  All Welcome
                                  Also Coffee morning 3 Netherlees
Sun Nov 6th             For All the Saints   Zion Methodist Church 3pm  
Tues Nov 8th             Deanery Synod    High Crompton  7.30pm
Sun Nov 13th           Remembrance Day  9.15 St Thomas followed by outdoor service
Mon Nov 14th          St Thomas DCC  7pm
Wed Nov 16th           St Agnes DCC  8pm
Sat Nov 19th           York trip
Sun Nov 20th           Parish service at St Hugh’s 11am
Sat Nov 26th          Tea and Toast 10.30 till noon.  All welcome
Sun Nov 27th           Advent Sunday   Christingle at St Thomas   3pm
Mon Nov 28th         PCC 7pm St Thomas
Sat Dec 5th              Afternoon - setting up sponsored Christmas Trees  with coffee, mulled
                                 Wine and mince pies followed by lights switch on in Lees. Details follow

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Leesfield Parish October 2nd 2016


Today we celebrate Harvest. Thank you for all your gifts towards this. They are added to those from St Thomas’ School and St Hugh’s school and will be taken to the food bank run by the Impact Community Church –this does vital work giving food to people in desperate immediate need of food. We have had very enjoyable harvest celebrations with all three of our parish schools this week. Gifts from St Agnes School are taken, as usual, to another excellent cause.

Thank you too to the Ladies of Leesfield for organizing the lunch many of us will share later. Because of that lunch there will not be coffee after the service today.

Today is the deadline for Supplementary forms for Bluecoat and Crompton House to be given to Edith. Meetings with wardens and Sunday school leaders take place this week. The forms will be signed then and returned to you as soon as possible.  .


Next Saturday, 8th October, there will be a Coffee morning at 2 Hopkin View 10.30 till noon – the home of Brenda Morton

Tuesday morning Eucharist   Our numbers are growing! It is a joy to see the congregation at this service getting bigger in numbers and including people who also attend one or other of our Sunday services. Come and join us at the service and stay for a cuppa and chat!   (10am)


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.

In order to save on printing costs and to be more environmentally friendly, we are reducing the number of newsletters we are producing. Newsletters are sent electronically to everyone for whom Edith has an e mail address. If you would like to add your name to the list of those who can be sent information electronically please let Edith have your e mail.  Information from newsletters and from the magazine are published on the website too.
Keep up to date by looking at our website leesfieldparish.blogspot.co.uk, and follow the
Sunday school facebook pages

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

                             
Sat Oct 8th                 Wedding at St Thomas  2pm
                                   Coffee morning 2 Hopkin View 10.30 till noon
Tues Oct 11th         Churches Together Open meeting   Zion Methodist Church 7.30pm
Sat Oct 15th           Tea and Toast   St Thomas 10.30 till noon
Sun Oct 16th             Rose Queen At Home St Agnes 2.30pm
Mon Oct 17th            Building committee St Agnes 7.30pm
Sun Oct 23rd             Christmas stall starts  St Thomas
Thurs Oct 27th         Ladies of L  7.30pm St Thomas  Mrs G Atherton
Sun Oct 30th             Service for All Souls   St Thomas  3.30pm
Sat  Nov 5th              School of Prayer   Cathedral 9.30am-1.30pm  All Welcome
                                   Also Coffee morning 3 Netherlees
Sun Nov 6th             For All the Saints   Zion Methodist Church 3pm  
Tues Nov 8th             Deanery Synod    High Crompton  7.30pm
Sun Nov 13th           Remembrance Day  9.15 St Thomas followed by outdoor service
Mon Nov 14th          St Thomas DCC  7pm
Wed Nov 16th           St Agnes DCC  8pm
Sat Nov 19th           York trip
Sun Nov 20th           Parish service at St Hugh’s 11am
Sat Nov 26th          Tea and Toast 10.30 till noon.  All welcome
Mon Nov 28th         PCC 7pm St Thomas 

Leesfield Parish September 25th 2016



PCC meets Monday 26th at 7pm in the community room.

Supplementary forms for Bluecoat and Crompton House admission should be given to Edith by next Sunday, 2nd October. Meetings with wardens and Sunday school leaders take place later that week. The forms will be signed then and returned by the next Sunday.

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

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.

Keep up to date by looking at our website leesfieldparish.blogspot.co.uk, and follow the
Sunday school facebook pages

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

                             
Mon 26th Sept       PCC    St Thomas  7pm
Sun Oct  2nd                  Harvest Sunday     Parish service at St Thomas  11am followed by lunch
Sat Oct 8th                 Wedding at St Thomas  2pm
                                   Coffee morning 2 Hopkin View 10.30 till noon
Tues Oct 11th         Churches Together Open meeting   Zion Methodist Church 7.30pm
Sat Oct 15th           Tea and Toast   St Thomas 10.30 till noon
Sun Oct 16th             Rose Queen At Home St Agnes 2.30pm
Mon Oct 17th            Building committee St Agnes 7.30pm
Sun Oct 23rd             Christmas stall starts  St Thomas
Thurs Oct 27th         Ladies of L  7.30pm St Thomas  Mrs G Atherton
Sun Oct 30th             Service for All Souls   St Thomas  3.30pm
Sat  Nov 5th              School of Prayer   Cathedral 9.30am-1.30pm  All Welcome
                                   Also Coffee morning 3 Netherlees
Sun Nov 6th             For All the Saints   Zion Methodist Church 3pm  
Tues Nov 8th             Deanery Synod    High Crompton  7.30pm
Sun Nov 13th           Remembrance Day  9.15 St Thomas followed by outdoor service
Mon Nov 14th          St Thomas DCC  7pm
Wed Nov 16th           St Agnes DCC  8pm
Sat Nov 19th           York trip
Sun Nov 20th           Parish service at St Hugh’s 11am
Mon Nov 28th         PCC 7pm St Thomas