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Saturday, 29 July 2017


The Great Leesfield Parish Boundary Walk 2017

Saturday 12th August 10 am to 3 pm

Starting from the car park at the end of Station Road, Grotton




Please join us as we walk the Parish Boundary. The whole walk is about 9 miles, but it can be split into sections so you don't have to do it all to join in the event and enjoy the companionship of walking together. Easier routes are available which use minor roads and footpaths to avoid fields, mud, steps and cattle, but there will still be some steep inclines on some sections. 

More details of the stages are shown below, and there will be an update next weekend when we have checked the footpaths for erosion due to heavy rain.

It's helpful if we know how many people are walking so we can make sure that we have enough marshals, water and first-aiders, so if you are able to come along please register using the contact details below.


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Sponsorship is not essential for this event. Whilst we need to raise funds for parish finances, this is more about getting together to appreciate our vast and diverse parish. If you would like to raise sponsorship you can copy the form below, or raise funds on line by following the link mydonate.bt.com/events/boundarywalk2017


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Friday, 28 July 2017

Leesfield Parish - August 2017


There is still a lot happening in the Parish during the holidays. Sunday and Tuesday services will continue as usual. There will be no Sunday School at St Thomas’, but children are most welcome to join us at our services. St Agnes’ Sunday School carries on, with a more informal “Holiday Club” style.

The Bible Study group will meet on Mondays 31st July, 14th August and 4th September at 1.30 pm. Frank and lively discussions about Scripture and our walk with God. Each Study stands alone...so it doesn't matter if you have missed a few weeks. Do be encouraged to come along! 

Ladies of Leesfield :– 

Tea & Toast - Saturday 19th August at 10.30am. Cost £3 including raffle.
Bygone Days (Part 1) – Thursday 24th August at 7.30pm. All are welcome to join us as we share our photos and memories (particularly those featuring Leesfield Church and School) up to the 1960s.
Strawberry Cream Tea – Saturday 26th August at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and are on sale now. 

Oldham Play Action Group are running activity sessions for Primary School age children in St Thomas’ Community Room every Thursday 1-3pm in the holidays. There will be arts & crafts, and indoor and outdoor play. The sessions are free of charge and open to all, but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are needed to help with the activities.  


This year's Leesfield Parish Sponsored Boundary Walk is on Saturday 12th August, starting at 10am from the car park at the end of Station Road, Grotton. It’s a great chance to explore our vast and diverse parish, have fun and make new friends, so if you’ve not been before please come and join us.

The whole walk is around 9 miles in length, over some tricky terrain, but it can be split into easy sections and there are alternative routes which avoid mud and cattle.

Sponsor forms and details are available from both churches, or follow the link mydonate.bt.com/events/boundarywalk2017  to register as a fundraiser and get on-line sponsorship, or to sponsor the event or an individual walker.


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 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. 



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Mon
31-Jul
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Thur
03-Aug
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
Sat
05-Aug
Ladies of Leesfield Coffee Morning Val Sedgewick Leesway 10.30am
Sat
05-Aug
Wedding at St Thomas' - 3pm
Mon
07-Aug
Pastoral Team visit to Avalon Park
Thur
10-Aug
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
Sat
12-Aug
Parish Boundary Walk - 10am start from Grotton Park
Mon
14-Aug
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Thur
17-Aug
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
Sat
19-Aug
Tea & Toast St Thomas' 10.30 am
Mon
21-Aug
Pastoral Team visit to Ashbourne House
Thur
24-Aug
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
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
Thur
31-Aug
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
Sat
02-Sep
Ladies of Leesfield Coffee Morning, 2 Hopkin View - 10.30am
Mon
04-Sep
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Sat
09-Sep
Heritage Open Day - St Thomas' 10.30am to 4pm
Mon
11-Sep
Pastoral Team visit to Avalon Park
Mon
18-Sep
Pastoral Team visit to Ashbourne House
Sat
23-Sep
Tea & Toast St Thomas' 10.30 am
Sat
23-Sep
St Thomas' Harvest Queen crowning 2pm
Mon
25-Sep
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Thur
28-Sep
Ladies of Leesfield - Ruth Farrar with photos of her travels - 7.30pm
Sun
01-Oct
Harvest Service at St Thomas' 10am - no service St Agnes'



Saturday, 15 July 2017

Leesfield Parish   July 16th    2017

It’s the last week of term for our schools!
Leavers services:-
St Agnes’ – Wednesday 7pm
St Thomas’ – Thursday 1.15pm
We wish the Year 6 leavers from St Thomas’, St Agnes’ and St Hugh all the best as they move to their new schools in September.
There is still a lot happening in the Parish during the holidays, so there will be a newsletter at the end of July to keep you up-to-date, and a further one just before the schools go back.
Sunday and Tuesday services will continue as usual. There will be no Sunday School at St Thomas’, but children are most welcome to join us at our services. St Agnes’ Sunday School carries on, with a more informal “Holiday Club” style.

Bible Study is still taking place on some Mondays at 1.30pm in the holidays (24th and 31st July, and 14th August). Frank and lively discussions about Scripture and our walk with God. Each Study stands alone...so it doesn't matter if you have missed a few weeks. Do be encouraged to come along! It’s not every week in the holidays so please keep the dates list handy.

Oldham Play Action Group are running activity sessions for Primary School age children in St Thomas’ Community Room every Thursday 1-3pm in the holidays. There will be arts & crafts, and indoor and outdoor play. The sessions are free of charge and open to all, but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are needed to help with the activities.

Tea and Toast – Please join the Ladies of Leesfield for Tea & Toast at St Thomas’ on Saturday 22nd July at 10.30am. Cost £3 including raffle.  

This year's Boundary Walk is on Saturday 12th August. Although some families may be away, many will not, so if you're looking for something a bit different to fill a Saturday why not come along and join us? Sponsor forms now available.

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 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.




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Mon
17-Jul
Pastoral Team visit to Ashbourne House
Wed
19-Jul
Leavers' Eucharist at St Agnes' 7pm
Thur
20-Jul
Leavers' Service at St Thomas' 1.15pm
Sat
22-Jul
Tea & Toast St Thomas' 10.30 am
Mon
24-Jul
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Thur
27-Jul
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
Thur
27-Jul
Ladies of Leesfield Coffee evening 7.30 pm at 27 The Sycamores, Lees
Mon
31-Jul
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Thur
03-Aug
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
Sat
05-Aug
Ladies of Leesfield Coffee Morning Val Sedgewick Leesway 10.30am
Sat
05-Aug
Wedding at St Thomas' - 3pm
Mon
07-Aug
Pastoral Team visit to Avalon Park
Thur
10-Aug
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
Sat
12-Aug
Parish Boundary Walk - 10am start from Grotton Park
Mon
14-Aug
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Thur
17-Aug
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
Sat
19-Aug
Tea & Toast St Thomas' 10.30 am
Mon
21-Aug
Pastoral Team visit to Ashbourne House
Thur
24-Aug
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
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
Thur
31-Aug
Oldham Play Action Group at St Thomas' 1 to 3 pm
Sat
02-Sep
Ladies of Leesfield Coffee Morning, 2 Hopkin View - 10.30am


Friday, 14 July 2017

What an Amazing Weekend!

Last weekend was full of events - social, fundraising and spiritual

On Friday we had a Cheese and Wine Evening organised by Lesley.

Wines and Cheeses from around the world were sampled by many parishioners and their guests, and it was such an enjoyable social event that people were already asking on the night when we could have another one.

Many thanks to all who generously donated items and money towards the evening, and helped to make it such a great success.





Saturday was the "At Home" of Harvest Queen Molly-Mae and her retinue Clara, Evie, Jenna and Libby.

There was a service in church where Queens from all around the locality were welcomed, followed by refreshments and stalls in the school hall.

Thank you all the mums - Emma, Liz, Nicola and Ella, and to everyone who helped in so many ways to make this such a delightful afternoon.





And finally, on Sunday morning, the Parish Confirmation Service.

Bishop Mark confirmed several members of our congregation in a joyous service.

Our prayers are with Lucy, Orran, Jack, Ellie, Poppy, Darcie, Bethany, Amy, Caleb, Charlie, Katie, Carys, Lauren, Martin, Kylie, Rebecca, Lydia and Clifton as they embark on this next stage of their journey in Faith.




Photograph courtesy of Karen Jakeman at Pictureful Of Memories 
There will be more photos available from Karen shortly, follow the link to view.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Leesfield Parish   July 9th    2017

The Parish Confirmation Service is today, St Thomas’ at 11am. No service at St Agnes’.

Bible Study :  Monday at 1.30pm. The Group enjoys frank and lively discussions about Scripture and our walk with God. We have been learning about the Holy Spirit but each Study stands alone...so it doesn't matter if you have missed a few weeks. Do be encouraged to come along!

There are some people who really want to join us but are also involved with the Pastoral visits to local care homes, so for a trial period we are alternating the two. Please keep an eye on the dates list for details.

Wednesday & Thursday  “Annie” at St Agnes’ 7pm

Parish Trip to Liverpool on Saturday 15th July, Coach leaves Burton St at 9am.




This year's Boundary Walk is on Saturday 12th August, in the school holidays. Although some families may be away, many will not, so if you're looking for something a bit different to fill a Saturday please come along and join us. 

The full walk is around 9 miles in length, but can be split into shorter stages to make it suitable for people of all ages and walking abilities. Alternative routes are also available which avoid fields, brambles, mud and cows.

It will take just under 5 hours to complete the whole walk, including picnic stops, and there will be marshals at several places with water.

Sponsor forms with brief details are now available in both churches, with full walking guides and maps to be produced by early August.


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 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.
 


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Mon
10-Jul
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
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
Mon
17-Jul
Pastoral Team visit to Ashbourne House
Wed
19-Jul
Leavers' Eucharist at St Agnes' 7pm
Thur
20-Jul
Leavers' Service at St Thomas' 1.15pm
Sat
22-Jul
Tea & Toast St Thomas' 10.30 am
Mon
24-Jul
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Thur
27-Jul
Ladies of Leesfield Coffee evening 7.30 pm at 27 The Sycamores, Lees
Mon
31-Jul
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Sat
05-Aug
Ladies of Leesfield Coffee Morning Val Sedgewick Leesway 10.30am
Sat
05-Aug
Wedding at St Thomas' - 3pm
Mon
07-Aug
Pastoral Team visit to Avalon Park
Sat
12-Aug
Parish Boundary Walk - 10am start from Grotton Park
Mon
14-Aug
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Sat
19-Aug
Tea & Toast St Thomas' 10.30 am
Mon
21-Aug
Pastoral Team visit to Ashbourne House
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


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