Bell Restoration Fund - Good News!
It is wonderful to advise that due to your very generous donations together with three grants, two commercial sponsorships and our recent social events, the target to raise £35,000 (75% of the total needed) towards the refurbishment of our bells has been achieved. Congratulations and sincere thanks to all that have made this possible. Proceeds from fundraising events already planned, the Sponsored Run, Unwanted Present Sale and Christmas Concert, will be used to fund the remaining balance of the total cost. We will now resubmit our application to the Diocesan Trustees to proceed with the works. A full breakdown of costs and funding is provided on the notice board at the back of church.
Betty Tattersall RIP:
Betty’s Requiem will be here on Tuesday 28th October at 10.30am.
Hospice 200 Club:
Subscriptions for the 200 Club are due now. The collections will be this weekend 18th/19th October, and 25th/26th October and 1st/2nd November. Subscription is still £12.00 for the year and, as usual, there will be 2 Draws in the year. Last year we sent £1,850 to the Hospice. New members are always welcome. Just see the Committee members at the back of Church on any of the 3 week-ends. Thank you.
CAFOD Harvest Collection:
Thank you for your fantastic generosity totalling £2033 so far. Gift Aid will add another £230 to that. A new CAFOD group has formed in the parish to learn about and support the amazing work CAFOD does to express our solidarity with people overseas. Contact Paul Kelly for more details. See this weeks bulletin
for phone contact details.
Faith And Light:
Many thanks to everyone who supported our coffee morning last Saturday. We made an excellent £381.
Red Mission Boxes:
In 2013 £94,747 was collected via the Red Boxes in the Lancaster Diocese & £2,992,553 in England & Wales. These amazing totals are made up largely from loose change that we carry in our pockets & purses. If you haven’t got a Red Box & would like one please put your details on the list at the back of church or contact Pat Ormond, (see this weeks bulletin
for phone contact details) & you will get one. Our small team of collectors collect, empty & count the money twice a year In September & March. Thank you for your generosity.
We are desperately in need of a volunteer to arrange the flowers each week. Magdalena Jones who has undertaken the task for the last few years is having to step down; we are very grateful to Magdalena for the service she has provided. If you think that you might be interested please leave your contact details in the Sacristy.
Tea & Chat:
The next Tea & Chat will be on Friday November 7th at 2.00pm. Please feel free to ‘drop in’. If you need a lift ring the number in this weeks bulletin.
Christmas is coming... Christmas cards, ornaments & gifts will be on sale from the vigil Mass on Saturday November 1st along with our usual assortment of cards etc.
A reminder from Bill Drake - The next District Council Meeting of the SVP will take place on Tuesday 21 October commencing with Mass at 7.00pm at St. Alban’s Church.
The Wednesday Word is available from the back of church to help prepare for next Sunday’s readings.
Dates This Week:
Thu 7.00pm Bell Ringing
Fri 7.30pm Choir
Last week the Mayor presented the parish with a community runners-up award from Ansdell in Bloom for our wild flower area. It was a lovely recognition of our parish commitment to live more simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor. The diversity of flowers is just one small way of caring for God's creation.