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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Leesfield Parish December 25th 2016


Thank you to everyone who made the Carol service so enjoyable – the choir, the readers, Paul and Warren. Thank you too to those who organized and served the refreshments afterwards. It was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion.
Thank you to those who organized the raffle – which raised around £250
Our carol singing on Monday was also very successful. We all enjoyed it. The children did an excellent job of collecting for the Booth Centre and of singing very tunefully and with great confidence. The adults sang well too of course, accompanied by Paul on his trumpet. The children collected over £95, which will be increased when we add the collection from the nativity.

Saturday 24th December Crib service/nativity 5pm St Thomas
                                      And First Communion of Christmas 11.30pm
Sunday 25th December  Communion service at St Agnes  9.15am
Tuesday December 27th No 10am service at St Thomas
Sunday 1st January      Parish service at St Thomas 11am   No service at St Agnes

We have decided to make changes to the magazine. It has had the same format for many years and we feel it is rather outdated. The plan is that, from February, the magazine will be produced once every 2 months, and will be professionally printed in colour, with photographs. We hope this will make the magazine more attractive. It would be good if this can also be seen as an opportunity for more people to contribute to the magazine.
For example, short accounts (and photos) of Advent/Christmas at Leesfield would make interesting reading and perhaps encourage others to join in the various events next year.

We will be collecting items of warm clothing such as hats, scarves, gloves and socks to take down to the Booth Centre for the homeless in Manchester over the Christmas period. If you have any of these to spare or get some as Christmas presents you can't use these would be most welcome.
Also Cold Nights - Local charity which goes into Manchester to take food to people sleeping on the streets. They would like donations of pot noodles, porridge pots, crisps and chocolate. Their local drop off point is Limekiln Cafe by the Brownhill Visitor Centre in Uppermill so we could take donations up there. Chocolate bars are a particular treat, so if anyone has any such thing as an unwanted chocolate bar that would be greatly appreciated.

If any of our children or young people play a musical instrument, would they like to join a small group to play occasionally in church services? Please let Paul or Edith know if you might be interested.



DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sat Dec 24th          Crib service/nativity  St Thomas 5.00pm   
                                 11.30pm First Communion of Christmas   St Thomas
Sun Dec 25th           Christmas morning Eucharist at St Agnes   9.15am
Tues Dec 27th           No Tuesday morning service
Sun Jan 1st             Parish Service at St Thomas  11am      No service at St Agnes
Tues Jan 3rd            10am Holy Communion at St Thomas’
Wed Jan 4th           DMPC    St Thomas Moorside  7.30pm
Sat Jan 7th               Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Green 10.30 till noon
Thurs Jan 12th         Standing Committee Vicarage 7pm
Mon Jan 16th           DCC St Thomas 7pm
Wed Jan 18th          DCC St Agnes    8pm
Mon Jan 23rd           PCC St Thomas  7pm
Sun Jan 29th            Churches Together service  Salem Moravian church 3pm.
                                  Preacher Archdeacon Cherry

Don’t forget to check out the parish blogspot too!


Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Leesfield Parish December 18th 2016


We have our festival of Nine lessons and Carols this evening at 6.30pm. If you have been before you will know this is a very enjoyable evening. If you haven’t been before, come along and see. There will be refreshments afterwards, and the parish raffle will be drawn.
Raffle tickets are still available  £1 each.

Tomorrow we gather at St Thomas’ at 6pm to go carol singing round the parish. Do come and join us – it’s much better if we have a big group, and a perfect singing voice is not necessary. We collect for the Booth Centre in Manchester.

Donations are needed, please, towards Christmas flowers for St Thomas – to Audrey please.

Saturday 24th December Crib service/nativity 5pm St Thomas
                                      And First Communion of Christmas 11.30pm
Sunday 25th December  Communion service at St Agnes  9.15am
Sunday 1st January      Parish service at St Thomas 11am   No service at St Agnes

We have decided to make changes to the magazine. It has had the same format for many years and we feel it is rather outdated. The plan is that, from February, the magazine will be produced once every 2 months, and will be professionally printed in colour, with photographs. We hope this will make the magazine more attractive. It would be good if this can also be seen as an opportunity for more people to contribute to the magazine. When did you last put something in the magazine? If people wrote about events they have been to, for example, this would make the magazine more representative of life in our parish.

We will be collecting items of warm clothing such as hats, scarves, gloves and socks to take down to the Booth Centre for the homeless in Manchester over the Christmas period. If you have any of these to spare or get some as Christmas presents you can't use these would be most welcome".

 Also Cold Nights - Local charity which goes into Manchester to take food to people sleeping on the streets. They would like donations of pot noodles, porridge pots, crisps and chocolate. Their local drop off point is Limekiln Cafe by the Brownhill Visitor Centre in Uppermill so we could take donations up there. Chocolate bars are a particular treat, so if anyone has any such thing as an unwanted chocolate bar that would be greatly appreciated.

Don’t forget to check out the parish blogspot too!

Sun Dec 18th          Nine Lessons and Carols  St Thomas 6.30pm 
Mon Dec 19th         Carol singing round the parish. Meet 6pm St Thomas’
Sat Dec 24th          Crib service/nativity  St Thomas 5.00pm   
                                 11.30pm First Communion of Christmas   St Thomas
Sun Dec 25th           Christmas morning Eucharist at St Agnes   9.15am
Tues Dec 27th           No Tuesday morning service
Sun Jan 1st             Parish Service at St Thomas  11am      No service at St Agnes
Tues Jan 3rd            10am Holy Communion at St Thomas’
Wed Jan 4th           DMPC    St Thomas Moorside  7.30pm
Sat Jan 7th               Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Green 10.30 till noon
Thurs Jan 12th         Standing Committee Vicarage 7pm
Mon Jan 16th           DCC St Thomas 7pm
Wed Jan 18th          DCC St Agnes    8pm
Mon Jan 23rd           PCC St Thomas  7pm
Sun Jan 29th            Churches Together service  Salem Moravian church 3pm.
                                  Preacher Archdeacon Cherry




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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Leesfield Parish December 11th 2016


Ladies of Leesfield meet at the Atkinson’s 52 Spring Lane on Thursday 15th at 7.30pm for carols, prayers and mince pies.

Our parish Christmas raffle will be drawn after the carol service on the 18th December. Tickets available now £1 each

We have decided to make changes to the magazine. It has had the same format for many years and we feel it is rather outdated. The plan is that, from February, the magazine will be produced once every 2 months, and will be professionally printed in colour, with photographs. We hope this will make the magazine more attractive. It would be good if this can also be seen as an opportunity for more people to contribute to the magazine. When did you last put something in the magazine? If people wrote about events they have been to, for example, this would make the magazine more representative of life in our parish.

We will be collecting items of warm clothing such as hats, scarves, gloves and socks to take down to the Booth Centre for the homeless in Manchester over the Christmas period. If you have any of these to spare or get some as Christmas presents you can't use these would be most welcome".
 Also Cold Nights - Local charity which goes into Manchester to take food to people sleeping on the streets. They would like donations of pot noodles, porridge pots, crisps and chocolate. Their local drop off point is Limekiln Cafe by the Brownhill Visitor Centre in Uppermill so we could take donations up there. Chocolate bars are a particular treat, so if anyone has any such thing as an unwanted chocolate bar that would be greatly appreciated.
Services as usual next Sunday morning. Then at 6.30pm we have our carol service. People who usually come know that this is a very enjoyable event. If you haven’t been before do come along and hear again the readings and join in the carol singing. This will be followed by refreshments and the drawing of the raffle.


Don’t forget to check out the parish blogspot too!
Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
 Sun Dec 11th     Toy service at both churches. Normal services but donations of good
                              quality unwanted toys or games will be gratefully received.
Thurs Dec 15th      Evening at Audrey’s, carols, prayers and mince pies  7.30pm
Sun Dec 18th          Nine Lessons and Carols  St Thomas 6.30pm 
Mon Dec 19th         Carol singing round the parish. Meet 6pm St Thomas’
Sat Dec 24th          Crib service/nativity  St Thomas 5.00pm   
                                 11.30pm First Communion of Christmas   St Thomas
Sun Dec 25th           Christmas morning Eucharist at St Agnes   9.15am
Tues Dec 27th           No Tuesday morning service
Sun Jan 1st             Parish Service at St Thomas  11am  No service at St Agnes
Tues Jan 3rd            10am Holy Communion at St Thomas’ 
                                    
And please note Confirmation July 9th 2017

Advent and Christmas at Leesfield 2016



Our parish Christmas raffle will be drawn after the carol service on the 18th December. Tickets available now £1 each

Next Sunday, 11th December, we would be grateful for donations of good quality unwanted toys and games. These will be taken as usual to less fortunate children.

We have decided to make changes to the magazine. It has had the same format for many years and we feel it is rather outdated. The plan is that, from February, the magazine will be produced once every 2 months, and will be professionally printed in colour, with photographs. We hope this will make the magazine more attractive. It would be good if this can also be seen as an opportunity for more people to contribute to the magazine. When did you last put something in the magazine? If people wrote about events they have been to, for example, this would make the magazine more representative of life in our parish.

Mon Dec 5th            Afternoon tea at St Thomas (with Hey with Zion) 2.30pm
Sun Dec 11th           Toy service at both churches
Thurs Dec 15th      Evening at Audrey’s, carols, prayers and mince pies  7.30pm
Sun Dec 18th          Nine Lessons and Carols  St Thomas 6.30pm 
Mon Dec 19th         Carol singing round the parish. Meet 6pm St Thomas’
Sat Dec 24th          Crib service/nativity  St Thomas 5.00pm   
                                 11.30pm First Communion of Christmas   St Thomas
Sun Dec 25th           Christmas morning Eucharist at St Agnes   9.15am
Tues Dec 27th           No Tuesday morning service
Sun Jan 1st             Parish Service at St Thomas  11am
Tues Jan 3rd            10am Holy Communion at St Thomas’
Don’t forget to check out the parish blogspot too!
Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com
Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

Sunday November 27th    Advent 1
Morning services at usual times
3pm  Christingle at St Thomas    Bring an orange! Collection for The Children’s Society
Saturday 3rd December     Afternoon with seasonal refreshments beginning at 1.30pm. The sponsored Christmas trees will be set up, and we will be at the lights switch (on with the band and a special visitor) at 4.30pm

Sunday December 4th     Advent 2
Morning services at usual times
Monday December 5th  Afternoon tea and carols with guests from Hey with Zion 2.30pm start

Sunday December 11th   Advent 3
Morning services at usual times. We would be grateful for donations of good quality toys which will be given to less fortunate children.

Sunday December 18th Advent 4
Morning services at usual times
6.30pm Nine Lesson and Carols

Monday December 19th Carol singing round the parish. Meet at St Thomas 6pm
Saturday December 24th  Crib service/Nativity at St Thomas’ 5pm by Sunday School

The First Communion of Christmas 11.30pm at St Thomas’

Sunday December 25th   9.15  Christmas morning Communion at St Agnes 

Tuesday December 27th   No 10am service


Sunday January 1st     Christmas 2            11am   Parish service at St Thomas’