Notices for 9 & 16 July

Please note that there will not be a Eucharist at 10.00am on Wednesday 25 July. Altrincham CofE School Leavers Assembly at 9.45 am in Church.

Keeping the Church locked
We are having trouble with a visitor(s) to the Church. The PCC has decided to keep the Church locked, except for services or by prior arrangement with Fr Edmund or Lynda, the Parish Secretary

Please can I have some?
“I would like to be part of the St George’s Church community. I would like to take communion and take one more step on the journey of faith.” There is an opportunity at the beginning of September to start thinking and taking that further step in faith. Bishop William will come on Sunday26 November at 9.30am for a confirmation service.

Fr Edmund already has details of some people wishing to take this next step. If you would like to join a group preparing for confirmation please have a word with him after the service or e-mail him on edmund.betts1@btinternet.com.

Trafford South Foodbank
The regular donations made by members of the congregation at St George’s are very much appreciated by the Foodbank. Along with the staple food contributions, donations of toiletries, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shower gel, shampoo, toilet rolls etc and nappies, particularly size 5, would also be very welcome. Thank you.

SICK
RON CORK
SHARON SIMMONITE
VALERIE BASKERVILLE
JANET BUNDY
BARBARA ROSS
FREDA JOHNSON
LISA HALLWORTH

ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR DEATH
WEEK OF 9 JULY
KATHRYN SHARP
MARY TIGHE
JOHN WINSTANLEY
JACK HUGHES

WEEK OF 16 JULY
WILFRID FIRTH
ELSIE SPENCE
JOAN WINSTANLEY
GLADYS ECKERSLEY
WILLIAM BUCKLEY

RIP

Mothers’ Union Mary Sumner Cream Tea
Saturday 22 July at St George’s. 2 – 4 pm, pay at the door, £3.50.
All welcome.

The Children’s Society
Many thanks to the members of St George’s who contributed gifts and/or attended the ‘Evening of Music with Strawberries & Wine’ last Friday. It was a most enjoyable event and raised over £1700 for the charity.

The Giving Machine giving St George’s free cash donations Remember! When you are buying any items online, make sure that you generate a free cash donation with every purchase via www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk. There are over 600 of the most popular stores taking part in the scheme making it so easy for you to make difference without it costing you a penny more than the normal purchase price of your item.

CAR PARKING
ON WEDNESDAY AT 10.00 AM EUCHARIST
Parking is very limited at the Parish Centre as priority is given to businesses and Play Group. There is one disabled parking slot.
Please park in front of the Church or in one of the side roads.
DO NOT PARK in designated spaces or by the bollards.
ON SUNDAYS AT 9.30 AM EUCHARIST
We do have more spaces available at the Parish Centre on Sunday, but we have more people coming to Church. If you do not have a mobility problem or equipment please use the school car park.
DON’T LEAVE IT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!

Parish Secretary
The Parish Secretary will not be in the office 11-13 July.

St George’s Strolling Players
present
A Midsummer Night’s Scream
An evening of music, madness and mayhem

In aid of the MS Trust
Sunday 23rd July at 7.00 pm
St George’s Parish Centre

Everyone welcome for an evening of fun!
Tickets £5 available from Liz Betts, Alan Lloyd, Ellis Leatherbarrow.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
We have a busy year packed with events for everyone to get involved in. The Social Events for your diary for the coming months are:

Welcome back after summer – Coffee and Cake Sunday 17th September – Coffee and cake will be provided by the social committee on this date
as a welcome back after the summer holidays.
Harvest Supper – Saturday 30th September 2017 – More details to follow.
Children’s Christmas Party Sunday 10th 2017 – More details to follow.

Altrincham Interfaith Group Annual Grand Picnic
On Sunday 16th July, 2017 at 2.00pm at Denzell Gardens, Dunham Road WA14 4QF (150yds past the Vegetarian Society sign). Please see map on the notice board in Church as to where to meet at 2.00 pm. Eating from 2.30 pm. Bring enough food for yourself or your family, plus a little more to share. Don’t worry about dietary rules – people can choose what they like. Simple labels on food, saying what they contain would be a great help. Park near Denzell House or in Green Walk where there is a small black and white lytch gate entrance. If the weather is uncertain, please contact 07989860769 (Carolyn Jones) to confirm that the picnic is still on If you get lost on the day, call 07989860769. Everyone welcome – all ages! Children – bring along balls and games!

Altrincham Christians Together
Summer Sunday Evening Services
July/August 2017

Sunday 30th July 6.30 p.m.
The Hub,Altrincham Baptist Church,
Pownall Road, Altrincham,
WA14 2SZ

Sunday 6th August 6.30 p.m.
at Altrincham Methodist Church
Barrington Road, Altrincham
WA14 1HF

Sunday 13th August 6.30 p.m.
at St.Alban’s Church of England,
Lindsell Road, West Timperley, Altrincham
WA14 5NX

Sunday 20th August 6.30 p.m.
Altrincham Christians Together
Churches Together in Hale & Churches Together in Timperley

at Altrincham United Reformed Church
Trinity Hale, Cecil Road, Hale, Altrincham

Worshipping one Lord
through the experience of our different traditions
All are welcome

Eaton Hall Gardens Charity Open Day on Sunday 30 July
10.30 am – 5pm. Tickets Adults £8, Children £2, Family £18. Part of the proceeds to go to Mothers’ Union Chester Diocese.
For more information please see the notice in the Parish Centre.

Book and DVD Stall Sunday 16 July
There will be a book and DVD stall in aid of Cancer Research in the Parish Centre after the 9.30am Eucharist.

Ten Welcoming Guidelines for all people who enter St George’s
• We will try welcome all who come to St George’s; we also recognise some people wish to be anonymous and maintain their privacy..
• We will try to be family friendly; we also welcome people who have no children or they have left home or they come along on their
own without a partner.
• We will try to make sure you can hear clearly if the PA and loop system permit; we also acknowledge people will not want to hear
everything (selective in their hearing or be with their own thoughts).
• We will try to be practical and relevant, and also spiritual and traditional
• We will try to explore questions together; recognising questions take time to emerge and answers may not come quickly.
• We will try to find time to stop and think in a busy life
• We will try to make sense of the Bible and who Jesus is, believing that God is greater and more mysterious than to be completely
contained within the Bible; God also makes himself known in a variety of ways – sacraments, people and situations.
• We will together seek to open ourselves up to discover God’s love, acceptance and forgiveness
• We will expect our time in St George’s to be thought provoking and challenging.
• We are all offered a new start each day to love and serve God and his people.

Please don’t miss Sunday worship. Our main family Eucharist is at 9.30am and there are also Eucharists at 8am on Sundays
and 9.30 on Saturdays. There are lots of reasons why it’s good to be regular.

Please let Fr Edmund know of people going into hospital, residential accommodation or who are housebound.

Revd Edmund Betts: Tel 928 1279
e-mail: edmund.betts1@btinternet.com
Parish Office: Tel 941 4037, open Tues-Thurs from 9am-1pm
For reservations in the Parish Centre: Tel 928 0530
e-mail: info@stgeorgesaltrincham.org
website: www.stgeorgesaltrincham.org