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Friday, 23 June 2017

Leesfield Parish   June 25th    2017
Bible Study is back to its usual time of 1.30pm on Monday at St Thomas’. The sessions are “stand-alone” so it’s not necessary to attend every one. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve been before or not.

Adult Confirmation Class Wednesday 7pm at St Thomas’.


On Friday the 7th July at 7.30 pm we are holding a Cheese and Wine evening in St Thomas' Community Room. 
We will be sampling cheeses and wine from around the world, and there will also be a fun quiz. 
Tickets cost £10 each, and are available from Lesley. Please buy your tickets as early as possible so we can plan for numbers.


July 8th is Harvest Queen Molly Mae & her retinue’s “at home”, 2pm. This is a celebration of her year as Harvest Queen and there will be a short service when Rose, May & Harvest Queens from other churches will join her.  Afterwards there will be refreshments and stalls over in the school hall. 
We would be very grateful for any donations of soft toys, chocolate, tombola items and bottles for the stalls.  Please drop off to church or give to Emma MacDonald, Liz Briggs, Ella Wood and Karen Jakeman.  Many Thanks for your support.

The Parish Confirmation Service is at St Thomas’ at 11am on Sunday July 9th. There will be no service at St Agnes’ on that day. The rehearsal is at 7pm on Tuesday 4th July.


There are still a few seats left on the Parish Trip to Liverpool on Saturday 15th July, please see Audrey for tickets


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 Liz (lizzy.dent@googlemail.com) by Wednesday eve please. *Please note the change of email address.*


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Mon 26-Jun Bible Study - St Thomas' 1.30pm
Wed 28-Jun Adult Confirmation Class - St Thomas' 7pm
Thur 29-Jun Wedding Rehearsal - St Agnes' 6pm
Sat 01-Jul Ladies Coffee morning, 2 Leesway, 10.30 am
Sat 01-Jul Wedding at St Agnes' 3 pm
Tues 04-Jul Confirmation rehearsal St Thomas 7 pm
Thur 06-Jul DMPC 7.30pm
Fri  07-Jul Wedding at St Thomas' 4 pm
Fri  07-Jul Cheese & Wine Evening at St Thomas' 7.30pm
Sat 08-Jul Harvest Queen at home - St Thomas' 2pm
Sun 09-Jul Confirmation - Parish service - 11 am
Wed 12-Jul "Annie" at St Agnes' school 7 pm
Thur 13-Jul "Annie" at St Agnes' school 7 pm
Sat 15-Jul Parish trip to Liverpool - leave 9 am, return 4.30 pm 
Sat 22-Jul Tea & Toast St Thomas' 10.30 am
Thur 27-Jul Coffee evening 7.30 pm at 27 The Sycamores, Lees
Sat 05-Aug Ladies Coffee Morning Val Sedgewick Leesway 10.30am
Sat 05-Aug Wedding at St Thomas' - 3pm
Sat 12-Aug Parish Boundary Walk
Sat 19-Aug Tea & Toast St Thomas' 10.30 am
Thur 24-Aug Ladies of Leesfield - Bygone days Part 1 - 7.30pm
Sat 26-Aug Ladies of Leesfield Afternoon Tea at St Thomas' 2.30pm

Saturday, 17 June 2017


Leesfield Parish   June 18th    2017


Many thanks to all who collected, donated and otherwise helped with this year's Christian Aid Week effort. We raised £613.28 in total, £273.28 from house to house collections, £140 from donations received in both churches, and £200 from the Big Brekkie. Well done everybody!
Bible Study Monday 10am this week only at St Thomas. (There is a Wedding in Church in the afternoon) Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve been before or not.
PCC meets 7pm Monday at St Thomas’
Deanery Synod Meeting 7pm at St. Thomas, Wednesday 21st June
Children’s Confirmation Class  Wednesday after school at St Thomas’
Adult Confirmation Class Wednesday 7pm at St Agnes’ for this week only.

On Friday the 7th July at 7.30 pm we are holding a Cheese and Wine evening in St Thomas' Community Room. We will be sampling cheeses and wine from around the world, and there will also be a fun quiz. Tickets cost £10 each, and are available from Lesley. Please buy your tickets as early as possible so we can plan for numbers.

July 8th is Harvest Queen Molly Mae & her retinue’s “at home”.   We would be very grateful for any donations of soft toys, chocolate, tombola items and bottles for the stalls.  Please drop off to church or give to Emma MacDonald, Liz Briggs, Ella Wood and Karen Jakeman.  Many Thanks for your support.

There are still a few seats left on the Parish Trip to Liverpool on Saturday 15th July, please see Audrey for tickets

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 (twelve2onechurch@yahoo.co.uk) by Wednesday eve please.  *Please note the change of email address.*



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Mon  June 19th            Wedding St Thomas   1pm
                                    PCC  St Thomas 7pm
Wed June 21st              Children’s confirmation class after school St Thomas
                                    Adult Confirmation class   St Agnes 7pm
                                    Deanery Synod      7.30pm St Thomas
Wed June 28th              Adult Confirmation class 7pm St Thomas

Thur June 29th             Wedding rehearsal St Agnes 6pm
Sat July 1st                  Wedding St Agnes 3pm
Tues July 4th                Confirmation rehearsal 7pm St Thomas
Wed July 5th                 Wedding rehearsal St Thomas 4pm
Friday July 7th              Wedding St Thomas 4pm
                                     Cheese and wine evening 7.30pm at St Thomas’
Sat July 8th                   Harvest Queen at home 2pm
Sunday July 9th            Parish Confirmation Service 11am St Thomas
Sat July 15th                 Trip to Liverpool
  

Some future events  - details later but put in your diary!
Boundary walk August 12th
Ladies of Leesfield Afternoon tea August 26th
Heritage Open Day September 9th


Saturday, 10 June 2017


Leesfield Parish   June 11th    2017

Bible Study Monday 1.30pm at St Thomas. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve been before or not. Numbers are growing week to week and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
St Thomas’ DCC meets 7pm Monday, St Agnes’ Open Forum 8pm Wednesday

Adult Confirmation Class Wednesday 7pm at St Thomas’, no children’s Confirmation class this week.
Ladies of Leesfield Quiz Night Thursday 7.30pm in St Thomas’ Community Room 
Comedy Night at the Royal George – Friday at 8.30pm, see Karen Jakeman for tickets. Leesfield School FUNdraisers event.

Tea and Toast 10.30am until noon, Saturday at St Thomas’

July 8th is Harvest Queen Molly Mae & her retinue’s “at home”.   This is a celebration of her year as Harvest Queen and there will be a short service when Rose, May & Harvest Queens from other churches will join her.  Afterwards there will be refreshments and stalls over in the school hall.  We would be very grateful for any donations of soft toys, chocolate, tombola items and bottles for the stalls.  Please drop off to church or give to Emma MacDonald, Liz Briggs, Ella Wood and Karen Jakeman.  Many Thanks for your support.

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 (twelve2onechurch@yahoo.co.uk) by Wednesday eve please.  *Please note the change of email address.*


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In her first speech to Parliament Jo Cox said "we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us"

To celebrate her life and legacy her family have asked that on the first anniversary of her death communities get together and share what they have in common.

St Thomas' School are hosting a "Great Get-Together" on Friday 16th June at 1.30pm.

Everyone is invited to come along, but school will need to know numbers for refreshments.

If you're able to come please fill in a slip available from school or from Karen Jakeman in church, or contact Mary Butt in school.




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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 Leesfield  Quiz night 7.30pm St Thomas
Friday June 16th            Great Get-together in St Thomas’ School 1.30 pm
                                      Leesfield School FUNdraisers Comedy Night at Royal George
Sat June 17th                 Tea & Toast at St Thomas’ Church 10.30 am to 12noon

Mon  June 19th               Wedding St Thomas   1pm
                                       PCC  St Thomas 7pm
Wed June 21st                Children’s confirmation after school St Thomas
                                       Adult Confirmation class   St Agnes 7pm
                                       Deanery Synod      7.30pm St Thomas
Wed June 28th                Adult Confirmation class 7pm St Thomas
Thur June 29th               Wedding rehearsal St Agnes 6pm
Sat July 1st                    Wedding St Agnes 3pm
Tues July 4th                 Confirmation rehearsal 7pm St Thomas
Wed July 5th                  Wedding rehearsal St Thomas 4pm
Friday July 7th               Wedding St Thomas 4pm
                                      Cheese and wine evening    St Thomas (details to follow)

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

Friday, 2 June 2017

Leesfield Parish   June 4th    2017

Whit Sunday

Parish Service 9.15 am at St Thomas'

St Agnes' assemble at Ashbourne House 10.30 am ready to walk down to St Thomas'.

St Thomas' assemble at Church 10.45 am, and then when St Agnes' and the band join us at 11 am we walk round Lees.

Churches Together joint service for Pentecost - 12 noon in St Thomas' Church. Bishop David is at St John's and will be joining us at the service.

No Confirmation classes this week

Bible Study Monday 1.30pm at St Thomas. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve been before or not.

On Thursday, Oldham Play Action group will be leading a session for local children in the Community Room and on the school playground. The session will last from 2pm  to 4pm. This is a trial to see if it would work during the longer summer holidays. Volunteer helpers are needed, just to generally be around and assist where needed. Can you help?



On Whit Friday (9th June) from 4.30 to 6.30pm  St Thomas will be open for refreshments and a chat for those who need a rest from the bands and crowds. Volunteers needed to brew up.

July 8th is Harvest Queen Molly Mae & her retinue’s “at home”.   This is a celebration of her year as Harvest Queen and there will be a short service when Rose, May & Harvest Queens from other churches will join her.  Afterwards there will be refreshments and stalls over in the school hall.  We would be very grateful for any donations of soft toys, chocolate, tombola items and bottles for the stalls.  Please drop off to church or give to Emma MacDonald, Liz Briggs, Ella Wood and Karen Jakeman.  Many Thanks for your support.

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 (pastorlydia7@yahoo.co.uk) by Wednesday eve please.


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Thy Kingdom Come



On Tuesday May 30th Bishop Mark visited the Parish on his Prayer Pilgrimage in our Deanery of Oldham East as part of the global prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come

After meeting at St John's he walked down to pray with us outside Lees Library and then on to Holts. We visited the Community Cafe, where Oldham Play Action Group were holding a session for children. Several of our group were given badges and artwork by the children, and Bishop Mark was pleased to spend time with volunteers and workers discussing the fantastic community initiatives in the area.

Prayers were said outside the cafe before walking down towards the school for further prayers before Bishop Mark embarked on the next leg of his pilgrimage.

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Mon June 5th                  Standing Committee 7pm Vicarage
                                       Bible Study  1.30pm St Thomas
Fri June 9th                     Whit Friday   Church open for refreshments  4.30 to 6.30pm
Mon June 12th                 Bible Study 1.30pm
                                       St Thomas DCC 7pm
Wed June 14th                St Agnes DCC  8pm
                                      Adult Confirmation group meet 7pm St Thomas
Thurs June 15th              Ladies of Leesfield  Quiz night 7.30pm St Thomas
Sat June 17th                  Tea and Toast   St Thomas’  10.30 till noon. All welcome
Mon  June 19th               Bible Study  10 to 11.30am today!
                                       Wedding St Thomas   1pm
                                       PCC  St Thomas 7pm



Friday June 16th             Leesfield School FUNdraisers Comedy Night at Royal George Greenfield
Wed June 21st                Children’s confirmation after school St Thomas
                                       Adult Confirmation class   St Agnes 7pm
                                       Deanery Synod      7.30pm St Thomas
Wed June 28th                 Adult Confirmation class 7pm St Thomas
Thur June 29th                Wedding rehearsal St Agnes 6pm
Sat July 1st                     Wedding St Agnes 3pm
Tues July 4th                  Confirmation rehearsal 7pm St Thomas
Wed July 5th                  Wedding rehearsal St Thomas 4pm
Friday July 7th               Wedding St Thomas 4pm
                                      Cheese and wine evening    St Thomas (details to follow)
Sat July 8th                    Harvest Queen At Home St Thomas 2pm
Sun July 9th                  Parish Confirmation Service 11am    No service at St Agnes
Sat  July 15th                Trip to Liverpool

Some future events  -details later but put in your diary!
Boundary walk  August 12th
Heritage Weekend September 9th

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