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Monday, 31 October 2016

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