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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Leesfield Parish January 22nd 2017


PCC meets next Monday, 23rd, 7pm in St Thomas’. Would all members please do their best to attend. One of the items we are discussing is Mission Action Planning – please come prepared to discuss the paper circulated at our last meeting.

Next Sunday, 29th January, there will be a Churches Together service for the Week of Christian Unity. This will be held at Salem Moravian Church at 3pm. The preacher will be Archdeacon Cherry. It would be encouraging to have a good turn out to show unity with our fellow Christians in Lees and district. If you don’t know where Salem Moravian Church is, please ask!

If any of our children or young people (or older 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.

A gentle reminder – our Tuesday morning Communion service is held every week at 10am. At St Thomas’. Currently we are in the community room (warm!) and we have a cuppa and a chat afterwards. If you are available and haven’t yet joined us do come along.

If you want to hold a social gathering or meeting do consider hiring our community room. It holds up to 30 easily, 40 with a bit of a squash, is warm and there is a kitchen and toilet. The cost is reasonable and we have links with a caterer if you are interested in that too. Audrey is in charge of bookings for the room.

Check out our blogspot too – and view photos on the linked facebook pages!

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com
Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

Mon Jan 23rd           PCC St Thomas  7pm
Sun Jan 29th            Churches Together service  Salem Moravian church 3pm.
                                  Preacher Archdeacon Cherry
Thurs Feb 2nd       Ladies of L’d  Games night St Thomas church 7.30pm
Sat Feb 4th           Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Howarth 10.30 till noon
Mon Feb 6th          1st session of Exploring Prayer   St Thomas Community Room 7pm
Mon Feb 13th        Exploring Prayer (as above)
Mon Feb 20th      Building committee St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Tues Feb 21st       Exploring Prayer
Mon Feb 27th          Exploring Prayer
Wed Mar 1st         Ash Wednesday  Service 7.30pm St Thomas’
                                Followed by ladies of L  AGM
Thurs Mar 2nd     Standing committee 7pm Vicarage
Sat Mar 4th         Coffee morning     40 Thomas St 10.30 till noon
Tues Mar 7th      Lent lunchtime meeting Zion Methodist 12 noon (art and lunch!)
Fri Mar 11th        Rose Queen Dinner Dance    White Hart (Tickets £35)
Tues Mar 14th    Lent lunchtime session
Wed Mar 15th    Churches Together open meeting St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Sat Mar 18th       Tea and Toast  St Thomas 10.30 till noon
Thurs Mar 23rd   Deanery Synod  7.30pm (no venue yet)
                               Ladies of L’d evening with Rev Barbara Christopher 7.30pm



Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Leesfield Parish January 15th 2017


The DCC meetings take place this week. These are open to everyone, and are informal gatherings. Please do come along and take part in the discussions about your church!
St Thomas  Monday 16th at 7pm    St Agnes Wednesday 18th at 8pm
PCC meets next Monday, 23rd, 7pm in St Thomas’.

We are collecting items of warm clothing such as hats, scarves, gloves and socks to take down to the Booth Centre for the homeless in Manchester. If you have any of these to spare or get some as Christmas presents you can't use these would be most welcome. Deadline for our collection is next Sunday, 22nd, as Paul will take our donations down that week.

Voice your ideas:
Hopefully, most of you will know that we are going to have the magazine professionally produced from next month with more content from more people.
So, it seems like a great opportunity to think of a new name for the magazine than Voice. That's where you can help - we'd like your ideas of what you think the new magazine should be called.  It doesn't have to be just one word or church related. What do you think would attract people to pick up a copy in the library for example. If you have an idea please let Paul or one of the clergy know by 15th January.

Paul Dent is hoping for interesting items for the new magazine. Brief accounts of events over the festive period, or other things that will interest our readers please. Please give or e mail to Paul by January 15th for the Feb/Mar issue.

Make sure you have got your copy of this month’s magazine – the last in the present format.

If any of our children or young people (or older 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.

Check out our blogspot too – and view photos on the linked facebook pages!

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com
Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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
Thurs Feb 2nd       Ladies of L’d  Games night St Thomas church 7.30pm
Sat Feb 4th           Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Howarth 10.30 till noon
Mon Feb 6th          1st session of Exploring Prayer   St Thomas Community Room 7pm
Mon Feb 13th        Exploring Prayer (as above)
Mon Feb 20th      Building committee St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Tues Feb 21st       Exploring Prayer
Mon Feb 27th          Exploring Prayer
Wed Mar 1st         Ash Wednesday  Service 7.30pm St Thomas’
                                Followed by ladies of L  AGM
Thurs Mar 2nd     Standing committee 7pm Vicarage
Sat Mar 4th         Coffee morning     40 Thomas St 10.30 till noon
Tues Mar 7th      Lent lunchtime meeting Zion Methodist 12 noon (art and lunch!)
Tues Mar 14th    Lent lunchtime session
Wed Mar 15th    Churches Together open meeting St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Sat Mar 18th       Tea and Toast  St Thomas 10.30 till noon
Thurs Mar 23rd   Deanery Synod  7.30pm (no venue yet)
                               Ladies of L’d evening with Rev Barbara Christopher 7.30pm



Saturday, 14 January 2017

Leesfield Parish January 8th 2017


Standing committee meets Thursday 7pm in the vicarage.

Saturday 14th There will be bellringing going on in the afternoon, and a meeting in the community room.

Voice your ideas:
Hopefully, most of you will know that we are going to have the magazine professionally produced from next month with more content from more people.
So, it seems like a great opportunity to think of a new name for the magazine than Voice. That's where you can help - we'd like your ideas of what you think the new magazine should be called.  It doesn't have to be just one word or church related. What do you think would attract people to pick up a copy in the library for example. If you have an idea please let Paul or one of the clergy know by 15th January.

Paul Dent is hoping for interesting items for the new magazine. Brief accounts of events over the festive period, or other things that will interest our readers please. Please give or e mail to Paul by January 15th for the Feb/Mar issue.

Make sure you have got your copy of this month’s magazine – the last in the present format.

We are 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. 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.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com
Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sat Jan 7th               Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Green 10.30 till noon
Thurs Jan 12th         Standing Committee Vicarage 7pm
Sun Jan 15th             Deadline for items for the new magazine
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
Thurs Feb 2nd       Ladies of L’d  Games night St Thomas church 7.30pm
Sat Feb 4th           Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Howarth 10.30 till noon
Mon Feb 20th      Building committee St Thomas’ 7.30pm

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




Monday, 2 January 2017

Leesfield Parish January 1st 2017


 Sunday 1st January      Parish service at St Thomas 11am   No service at St Agnes

Tuesday January 3rd 10am Communion service at St Thomas (followed by a cuppa and a chat if you can stay)

Saturday 7th January  Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Green 83 Spring Lane 10.30 till noon.

Paul Dent is hoping for interesting items for the new magazine. Brief accounts of events over the festive period, or other things that will interest our readers please. Please give or e mail to Paul by January 15th for the Feb/Mar issue.

Make sure you have got your copy of this month’s magazine – the last in the present format.

We are 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.

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com
Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.


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
Thurs Feb 2nd       Games night St Thomas church 7.30pm
Sat Feb 4th           Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Howarth 10.30 till noon

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