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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Leesfield Parish   May 14th   2017

This week is Christian Aid Week. As usual we will be collecting house-to-house on selected streets around Lees. If you are able to help with collections please contact Liz Dent by email at or see Liz after church on Sunday 14th

Big Brekkie in support of Christian Aid on Thursday 18th May at 9am – 11am. Tickets available now  Adults £5 children £2.50. Volunteer helpers needed to help make this a fun morning and raise money for this excellent cause. Please let Edith know if you can help in any way. It would help if you bought a ticket so we have an idea of how many people will want food!

Confirmation classes this week -  for children Wednesday after school at St Thomas Church.
For adults Wednesday 7pm at St Thomas’.

Bible study group begins Monday May 15th  at 1.30pm in St Thomas Community room. All welcome –if you are around do come and support this new venture. It will end with a cuppa and a chat and in time for school pick-up! Bring a Bible if you have one handy!

Next Saturday (20th) Tea and Toast at St Thomas   10.30 till noon. Come along for a brew and a chat. All welcome.

Also on Saturday is Rose Queen crowning at St Agnes Service 2pm followed by refreshments and stalls in the hall. Do come along and support our new Rose Queen Emilia

There are still a few copies of our magazine available. Do get one if you haven’t had your copy yet. It is good value at only 80p! Have you written anything for the next issue yet? Doesn’t have to be long, or very literate, just share your ideas thoughts, experiences etc. Items for next magazine to Deadline today (14th)

St Thomas church is open regularly on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, so people can drop in, look around, pray or just sit. For this to happen, we need volunteers to sit in church (Could be in the back room !) Can you help with this? Can you spare an hour now and again? See Edith or sign the list please.

Items for the newsletter to Lydia ( by Wednesday eve please


Big Brekkie in the Community Room at St. Thomas' Church from 9 to 11 am on Thursday 18th May

We will be having bacon butties, beans on toast, toast & jam, tea, coffee and juice.

Tickets are priced at £5 each, £2 children and are on sale now. All proceeds to Christian Aid.

Please do join us for a lovely meal and a chat, and raise money as well!


Crowning of Rose Queen Emilia Grace

Saturday 20th May 2 pm at St Agnes'

St Agnes Rose Queen Elect, Emilia Grace would like to invite people to her Crowning on Saturday 20th May at 2pm.
Tickets are available from the retinue mums Sue GittinsCaroline RebeccaNicola Holcroft and Cassie Mills and myself Colette Harris-Jones.

Tickets are £2.50 with entry into a grand prize for £50 in cash. We also have some other fantastic raffle prizes available on the day including Afternoon tea for two at Slattery's.


Sun May  14th           Christian Aid Week begins
                                        All Age service at St Agnes as it’s Anniversary Sunday
Mon May 15th         Bible Study 1.30pm St Thomas   
                                       Building Committee St Agnes 7.30pm                                                                 
Wed May 17th      Children’s Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church
                                        Adult Confirmation group meets 7pm St Thomas’
Thurs May 18th     Big Brekkie in aid of Christian Aid  Details follow but 9am start
Sat May 20th            Tea and Toast St Thomas’ 10.30 till noon         
                                            Rose Queen crowning   St Agnes  2pm
Mon May 22nd        Bible Study 1.30pm St Thomas   
                                       Archdeacon’s Visitation   Christ Church Friezland 7.30pm
Tues May 23rd   Children’s Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church

Wed May 24th          Adult Confirmation group meets 7pm St Thomas’
Thurs May 25th     Ascension Day Service 7.30 St Thomas  Coffee Eve follows
Sat May 27th          St Thomas open to allow people to Explore church with the new Guide book  - refreshments available. 10.30am
Sat June 3rd           Coffee morning 2 Leesway 10.30 till noon.
Sun June 4th         Whit Sunday  Service St Thomas 9.15  Then we walk…..
                                      Joint service (Churches Together) 12noon in St Thomas

Mon June 5th         Standing Committee 7pm Vicarage

Mon June 12th           St Thomas DCC 7pm
Wed June 14th           St Agnes DCC  8pm
Wed June 14th        Adult Confirmation group meet 7pm St Thomas
Thurs June 15th     Ladies of L.  Quiz night 7.30pm St Thomas

Some future events  -details later but put in your diary!
Harvest Queen At Home  July 8th
Trip to Liverpool July 15th
Confirmation service July 9th
Boundary walk  August 12th
Heritage Weekend September 9th

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