|Church Office Opening Hours
Tuesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
Thursday 9.00am to 12.00pm
Telephone 0114 245 0106
Please can you have any work to be done in the office at least two days before required.
Email the Office
Should be made to Pat Clarke 0114 257 7191
During Church Office Hours should be made to:
Jean Fowler 0114 245 0106
|The Weekly Notices Page
We welcome all who are baptised to share in the bread and the wine.
|Gift Aid Envelopes
If you are a tax payer you can increase your gift to the church by 28p in the pound by putting
your collection in the white gift aid envelopes. Please do this whenever possible, not
forgetting to fill in your name, address and to sign it. The details you provide are completely
confidential and will not be used for any other contact
Items for the Parish Magazine can now be sent to the editor by E-mail.
Email the Parish Magazine
Please report any errors or omissions using this e-mail link:
|Timings for this week's events and next Sunday's services.
For an up to date listing check the Online Diary
|Holy Communion - Thursdays at 9.30 am
|Services during the week
Our practise is for you to receive the consecrated wafer into your hand.
If you do not wish to drink from the common cup then please take the wafer only
Box at the back of church for your contributions
If you come to Church here in Ecclesfield and you’re not on the Church Electoral
Roll we would encourage you to put your name forward. Forms and further details are
available from the Church wardens. Please give your completed forms to Pat Hawley (or a
church warden if Pat is not available)
|New feature - Bible readings are now provided as links to the BibleGateway
click on readings to read online. Version - NRSVA
|Your giving to the work of the church
There is more than one way of giving
1. Bankers Order
2. Gift Aid envelopes if you are a tax payer
3. Stewardship Envelopes
4. On the collection plate
For further information see: -
Audrey Sidebottom – Treasurer or Ian Hartshorne – Giving Director
|Sunday 23rd February Tim is at St Mark's Grenoside this morning.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 25th February at 10.00am in Church
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 26th February at 7.30pm. There will be a Eucharist with
Ashes to mark the start of Lent
Lent Course 2020
This year we will be following the Diocesan Course Lights for Christ.
We will meet on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in Lent starting on Wednesday 11th March.
There is more information about Lights for Christ on the Diocesan Web site
Lent Soup Lunch
Please join us for lunch. A bowl of soup and bread roll for £3.00 will be served in the Coffee
Shop from 11.30am to 12.30pm on Friday 13th March in support of Christian Aid. Tea,
coffee and cakes will also be available at an additional cost.
CART Christian Action Relief Trust
This Huddersfield based charity have a shop and collection point. They take anything that
you would like to dispose of. Clothes, electrical goods, garden tools, sewing machines and
kitchen utensils. I will be going in a couple of weeks, so search your cupboards and sheds.
Heather Johnson. Tele: 246 3104
Thanks to all who contributed to the cost of cleaning the Church. Last year you contributed
£700. This amount covered half the annual cost of the cleaner. Most people that give
towards the cleaner give about £20. Thank you. The finance team
Help is urgently needed. We are looking for a team of about 8 people to serve in the Coffee
shop, once a month each. We need 3 servers for Friday mornings and 2 for Tuesdays each
week. Coffee shop is an important part of our Church, both for raising much needed funds
and to serve our community. If you can help, please contact Ann Hackett on 246 7159
It looks as though we will have a deficit in 2020 of around £3000. We are not planning a
stewardship campaign in 2020 as we will be putting our time and energy into raising funds
for Disabled Access and to try and get the Church path sorted. When I realised that we
were facing a loss this year I also realised that I haven't increased my monthly giving by
inflation for the past 3 years. I also realised that if everyone at St Mary's who can afford to
do so made a small monthly increase in their giving of around £1 per week we would be
able to make up most of the shortfall. I am aware that St Mary's is a very generous Church
so I ask you to pray about this and respond however God prompts you. Many thanks, God
Help is needed in the church garden.
If you can, mow, weed, strim, sweep, pickup sticks, rake leaves or drive a sit on mower, we
need you. If you can spare just one or two hours a week it would be a great help. Not only
will the church look good but you might even feel your spiritual and physical well-being
improve and in our small way help the environment. We come to the churchyard every
Tuesday and Friday afternoon (weather permitting) followed by a drinks and biscuits,
sometimes even a cake. Any help most welcome. Thank you. Pat Wood
|For people who give by bankers order
There are now slips in a basket near the hymn books. If you give by bankers Order please
take one and put it on the collection plate during the service. It was felt that giving by Bank
Orders should be recognised and blessed along with other gifts on the collection plate
|Friday 6th March Cathedral Coffee Morning
|Mothers’ Union Notices
|Prayer of Preparation
As you prepare for worship you might like to reflect on these words.
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ:
may we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.
|23rd February – Sunday Next before Lent
|10.00am Eucharist Service
|5.00pm Youth Fellowship
|6.30pm Prayer and Praise