Notices for Sunday 24 February – Second Sunday of Lent

posted 23 Feb 2013, 10:34 by Richard Jones   [ updated 23 Feb 2013, 10:49 ]



Tuesday 26 February

Sunday 3 March

10.30 am Parish Communion

Rev’d Dr John Darch


6.30 pm Holy Communion

Rev’d Roland Nicholson

9.30 am Holy Communion


Friday 1 March

12 noon Stations of the Cross


10.30 am Third Sunday of Lent

Rev’d Roland Nicholson


6.30 pm Evensong & Sermon

Linda Leadbeater







This Week

Monday 25 February
Office Hour will be held from 6.00 to 7.00 pm in the Narthex. Rev’d Roland Nicholson will be available to discuss arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings or any other spiritual matter.
Tuesday 26 February 
Coffee Morning 10 am – 11.30 am
Little Angels 2.15 pm in the Narthex.  All pre-school children and whoever is looking after them are most welcome to join us for an hour of fun and friendship,
Rita Gorman & Margaret Baldwin.
Wednesday 27 February
There will be no Choir Practice this week
Lenten Study Course 7.30 pm at the home of Rita Gorman, 10 Church Close.
Friday 1 March
Women's World Day of Prayer 12.30pm - Lunch in the Heatley Rooms at St. Mary's Church, Osbaldeston before visiting Longworth House.  7.30pm - Service at St. Mary's Church, Osbaldeston.  All Welcome.  For details: Margaret Baldwin, Rita Gorman and Janice Ball.

Dates for your Diary
Tuesday 12 March 7.30pm - Licensing Service for the United Benefice of Balderstone, Mellor and Samlesbury for Rev'd Dr Sue Williams OCMM at St. Mary's Mellor.
Sunday 17 March after Parish Communion - Vestry Meeting and Annual Parish Meeting.

Prayers for the Sick


Mike Fields, John Holroyd, Roly Peagram,

Edna Houghton, James Kinder,

Giles Tipton, Michelle Wouldsworth,

Mary Hill, David Holroyd.


Lenten Study Course
A Lenten Study Course, 'Seeing and Believing - The Passion through Art', will be held each Wednesday at 7.30pm during Lent.  Everyone is most welcome.

Lent Extra Booklets
These contain daily reflections for use during Lent and were popular last year. Available in the Narthex, they cost £1.50.

During Lent, the children at school are making a special effort to bring in items for the Foodbank.  Could we possibly do the same?  The Collection Point is in the Church entrance.  Many thanks.  Jim and Sue Saunders.

Church Electoral Roll
The new electoral roll has been prepared and is displayed in Church for two weeks from today. Please could you check your record and inform me of any mistakes. Thank you. Sonia Tipper.

The Village Quiz
A most successful and enjoyable evening.  We raised £752.70p, which is a wonderful result, almost £100 more than last year.  Congratulations to the winning team of Neil and Debbie Summersgill, and Geoff and Jill Glover.  The Social Committee thanks Fr. Roland and everyone who helped and supported the event, enabling us to make such a generous donation to the Church.

If you wish to contribute anything to the notices please send an email to Chris Davis at by Thursday evening.