St Mary’s and St Luke’s News for 17 July 2022

The Weekly Sheet has this week’s Readings and News on it

Anne Norman

Anne Norman’s funeral is on Monday 1 August, 1:45pm, at St Mary’s and then to the Crematorium. Please remember her family in your prayers at this time. 

Paul’s Leaving Lunch

Don’t forget to sign up – link below: Paul’s Leaving Lunch Sunday 24 July around 12:30pm – All welcome: Sandwich platters and other various food items are being ordered in; we are asking, if you are able to, for contributions towards the lunch. Either by supplying food, helping set up or clear up, or a financial donation. Please sign up on the list in the porch or online at

…and his final Sunday with us

Legal formalities now complete, Rev Paul has been appointed as the new Incumbent of parishes of St Peter’s Leighton cum Minshull Vernon and St Leonard’s Warmingham. Paul’s last Sunday will be 24 July. Our prayers and best wishes are with Paul, Jan, Lois & William at this time. If you’d like to donate towards a leaving gift for Paul either give a cash donation to the Wardens or a bank transfer to the church account with the ref “Paul”.

Ladies Afternoon Group

Our trip to Llandudno Wednesday 20th July – Please can we ask that you arrive no later than 9.15am for the coach to leave for Llandudno. We are looking forward to a great day out! We look forward to seeing you! We will then break for the summer and meet again on the 22nd September. Thank you, Ann and Frances.

Glo Cafe at YMCA CreweGhanaian Themed Dinner Party

On Friday 5th August, 6pm-9pm, Glo Cafe at YMCA Crewe will be hosting a special 3 course Ghanaian Themed Dinner Party. £20/head.

Booking essential – for more information and to book your table, call or text Sharon on 07808018964 or book online at Eventbrite.

This is a fundraising event for the YMCA Crewe.

Parish Office opening hours during the summer

The Office will be closed for Holidays from Wednesday 20 July-31 July then open again as usual on 1st August (However please note the office will be open on Fridays 22nd and 29th July during this time). Thank you for your patience! 

Why not join us for Morning Prayer on Zoom?

The link is
We begin at 9:30am – usually on a Monday & Thursday, check the online calendar for this week’s services .
You can also join by phone: 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID: 850 2058 1307 Passcode: 914961
Also, the Church of England Daily Prayer can be found here:
There is also Daily Hope: a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers you can call at any time on 0800 804 8044.

St Paul’s Pantry Update

St Paul’s Pantry has provided 164 people with crisis food parcels which represents 80 households. Long life food items are still the main priority, current shortages of tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned puddings, UHT milk, cereal, jam, cooking sauces, rice, and pasta. Thank you for all your donations as we are still currently struggling to keep up with demand.

Pray for Ukraine

Resources for personal prayer and reflection for the nation of Ukraine and for peace – click here for our dedicated Blog page

Church Rotas

At St Mary’s, if you’d like to do a Bible Reading or The Intercessions (resources supplied), the August rota is now available in the porch and can be viewed here, please sign up in the porch or email Revd Mike

Sunday Refreshments

If you would like to join the refreshments team, please sign up via the sheet in the Church Hall or contact Polly or Teresa in the Church Office 01270 567119 or

Our Church Relies upon Personal Giving to Keep Going

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