Notices for 21 May

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 Sunday 26 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.

Archbishops’ Letter
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written a letter to the Parishes and Chaplaincies of the Church of England with regard to the General Election. Copies are available at the back of Church.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. He is calling on Christians to pray that people might know Jesus Christ during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost from 25th May – 4th June 2017

The Revd Canon Chris Russell, Adviser for Evangelism & Witness at Lambeth Palace, said: “Thy Kingdom Come is a wonderful opportunity to join with Christians around the world in praying that most ancient of prayers ‘Come, Holy Spirit’, so we might rediscover our vocation to all be witnesses to Jesus Christ.

Mothers’ Union Deanery Outing
Trip to Norton Priory on 31 May. Cost £15 – coach £10, admission £5 – to Frances asap. Coach will pick up at 10.00am at St Margaret’s.

Mothers’ Union
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 14 June at 1.45pm in the Parish Centre when Angela Starkey will talk about her trip to India and Nepal. Angela was in Nepal at the time of the earthquake and is raising funds for the Nepal appeal.

Di Voci Concert – ‘Sweet and Low’ – Saturday 17 June at 7.30.
Di Voci will be performing in concert with their guests, the acclaimed City of Chester Male Voice Choir and baritone Patrick Owston on Saturday 17 June at 7.30. Although it is not clear which of the choirs is ‘Sweet’ and which ‘Low’ why not come along and find out! Tickets £8. Available in advance from Sue Carter, Jo Denton and Ann Littlewood or pay at the door. Children £4. Free Refreshments.

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

ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR DEATH
MABEL DYSON
RICHARD WYN THOMAS
EILEEN DYER
ERIC SMITH
JEAN WILKINSON
ELLEN WEBSTER

RIP
CAROL BROOKES

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.

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.

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!

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
This year’s early summer BBQ will be on
TODAY in the Parish Hall
commencing at 2pm.
Tickets are priced at £3.00 for adults
and £2.00 for children which includes
a burger/hot dog/chicken or alternative veggie option.
Feel free to bring along your own drink and a pudding if you wish.
Please see Robert Moscrop, Alan Lloyd or Helen Stant for tickets.

We do hope as many people as possible can make it.

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:

Picnic in the park – Sunday 2nd July at 12pm – we will decamp to John Leigh Park to enjoy the sunshine, food and games for all.

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.

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 tobe 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