Notices 30 September

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Harvest Festival. We will be celebrating  our Harvest Festival on Sunday 7thOctober. Donations of tins or packet foods will be appreciated and will be shared between the Charles Thompson Mission and Forum Housing

Taize ServiceMonday 1stOct 7.30pm

First Wednesday Drop In 3rd Oct 2pm

Saturday 6thOctober Gardening in Church Grounds 9.30am All welcome.

Fair Trade sale next Sunday   following the 9am service

Concert The Concourse Singers present “ An Autumn Serenade” on Friday 2ndNovember at 7.30pm here in church. Tickets £7 including refreshments on sale from Angela

Fashion Show Wednesday 3 October – Tickets priced at £6 are now available for this event from Angela.  Who can you invite?

Bishop Keith’s Visitation

Tuesday 9 October2108 at 7.30pm, venue St John the Baptist, Meols (CH47 6AF) and will include a meeting for Lay workers.

We would like all Readers, Pastoral Workers, Licenced workers, Churchwardens, Paid church workers and any others who are in Lay Leadership roles to attend the meeting.

Christmas Fair Saturday 17thNovember – only 7 weeks away.

Please make a note in your diary and save the date. It’s hard to believe I know but it will soon creep up on us. It would be lovely to have some new ideas and new input into the Fair so if you are willing to take part and help please ring me. Thank you to those who have already pledged your help. Many thanks to you all, there will be a box from next week at the back of church for donated items.

Bric a brac can only be brought in on Friday 16thNov or the morning of Saturday 17th, small manageable items only please. Heather 625 1107

Children’s Society Box Holders – Thank You everyone for getting the boxes to me to empty. I have now made the final payment to the Children’s Society account, the total was £348:08p. They are very grateful for all contributions, so thank you all very much for continuing to hold boxes!  Remember I can order more boxes for anyone who wishes to join us. Kathy Runham


Friday 30th November 2018. Ailsa’s open house. More details nearer the time

Ailsa’s Priesting – Save the date. Many people are asking when my priesting is next year – “save the date” Ailsa’s priesting is Saturday 15thJune 2019


Prayers for the Week

Pray for the work and witness of our gardening team led by Ann Lainas

Pray for the people of Syria, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Pakistan, Kenya, South Sudan and Yemen.

Pray for the on-going work in Refilwe.

Pray for the work of Global Hope

Pray for the ongoing work of the Church Army

Pray for all involved with the Brexit negotiations.


From the Wirral Youth for Christ Prayer Diary.Pray God opens doors into Wirral schools that have closed their doors to Christians

From the Chester Diocese Cycle of Prayer:  First Performance of ‘The Planets’

The orchestral suite ‘The Planets’ was first performed in public one-hundred years ago yesterday. On the 29 September 1918 an invited audience that included Sir Henry Wood and many professional musicians heard the work Gustav Holst (1874- 1934) had laboured over for more than two years up to 1916. The war had made its performance impractical previously. A few months later, Sir Adrian Boult conducted the work in a performance open to the public.

Holst had studied composition at the Royal College of Music, where he had been tutored by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. Amongst his compositions are included piano and organ pieces, songs and a symphony, but it is for ‘The Planets’ that he is mostly remembered. That particularity, perhaps accentuated by the very English feeling tune of ‘Jupiter’ being set to the words ‘I vow to thee my country’ in 1921, has meant his other achievements have been largely overlooked

Undoubtedly ‘The Planets’ is one of the great orchestral pieces, often borrowed from for advertisements and in dramas. As a consequence of its popularity, Holst found himself more and more in the public gaze. This was much to his own discomfiture, as an intensely private man his personal preference was to live a quiet life of composing and teaching. He always refused to give autographs, and turned down many awards and honours.

Offer thanks for the power of music, and pray for contemporary composers.

Pray for Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala


For Healing and Wholeness

David Cleave, Kevin Coverley, Ian Gilmartin, Margaret Gilmour, Pat Haworth, Ruth Harrison (nee Johnson), Arnold Hughes, Audrey Johnson Jones, Stan McLachlan, Pat Quilliam, Mair Rimmer, Heather Russell, Ann Sayle

Friends and Family

Douglas Banks, Paul Byrne, Julie Callon, Edna Davies,  Jim Duncan, Alexandra Gittins,  Miro Griffiths, Catharine Lavin, Peter Jackson (Bill), Jo Prescott,  John Pritchard, Michael  Renshaw, Sue Richards, Dave Roberts, Alex Tottey, Billy J Tottey, Sky Webster, George White

Years Mind :  Marjorie Masheter, Michael Casson, Hugh Howden, Mary Williams, John Tottey                            

Church Flowers. The flowers today were donated by Sue, Ian and Rob Casson in memory of their son, Michael and Rob’s brother


Diary for the Week


9am Morning Prayer

7.30pm Taize Service

8pm PCC Meeting



7pm Community Choir



9.30am Little Angels

10am Holy Communion

2pm First Wednesday Drop In

7pm Fashion Show



9am Morning prayer



9.30am Gardening in Church grounds


Services Sunday 7thOctober Harvest

9am Holy Communion

10.30am Café Church

6.30pm Evening Service  


This Week’s Bible Readings     

Monday: Ezekiel 14: 12 – end, Mark   15; 1 – 15

Tuesday: Ezekiel 18: 1 – 20, Mark 15: 16 – 32

Wednesday: Ezekiel 18: 21 – 32, Mark 15: 33 – 41

Thursday:Ezekiel 20: 1 – 20, Mark 15: 42 – end

Friday: Ezekiel 20: 21 – 38, Mark 16: 1 – 8

Saturday:   Ezekiel 24: 15 – end, Mark 16: 9 – end