|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 25p 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
|Morning Prayer - Thursdays at 9.30 am
Streamed to Facebook and also on website
|Services during the week
Our practise is for you to receive the consecrated wafer into your hand.
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)
|Church Office Opening Hours
Thursday 9.00am to 12.00pm
Telephone 0114 245 0106
Please can you have any work to be done in the office at least 1-week before required.
Email the Office
Should be made to Pat Clarke Tel: 0114 257 7191
Should be made to Tim Gill Tel: 0114 257 0002
|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
5. By QR Code using the code above
6. By PayPal using the link at the right
For further information contact:
Chris Harper or Ian Hartshorne – Giving Director
|Annual General Meeting
Advance notice: Annual General Meeting Sunday 25th October at 11.15am. (after the
morning service) Any reports to Tim or Peter please. We need to appoint 2 Churchwardens
at this year's AGM, if anyone would like to discuss this please speak to Tim or one of the
Parish Magazines - Print Version
Are now available in limited numbers for those not able to read the On-Line Version
Please take one only if you or someone you know is unable to read the On-Line Version
Donations in kind can now be made to support the St Paul’s Food Bank.
Please leave in the boxes at the back of church – Thank You, Katharine
The House of Bishops wishes to ensure that our churches and church-related activities are
as safe as possible for children and vulnerable adults. It is important that all cases of
concern about the behaviour of living clergy and church officers towards children and
vulnerable adults have been considered and dealt with appropriately. Incumbents have
been asked to check that all instances within their parish(es), both historically and currently,
have been dealt with appropriately. St Mary’s will be submitting the required forms by the
end of September. If you have any information or concerns, please see Tim as soon as
Sunday mornings in Church
It is good to see so many people in Church on Sunday mornings, although it is very strange
to see everyone in masks. It is also odd not being able to sing.
From this Sunday Andrea Whittaker will be singing solo during communion.
If you haven't yet been able to come along on Sunday mornings, do watch the service on
Facebook or the parish website. Many thanks to the wardens and especially to Peter
Lonsborough for all the work that they put in to enable us to be open for worship.
We have now had the plans for disabled access to St Mary's approved.
Due to the Grade 1 listing of St Mary's and the hill on which our Church is built there is no
easy way to do this. If you would like to see the plans, please contact Tim.
The cost will be around £80,000, so far we have raised around £40,000.
If you would like to contribute to the cost of access, or discuss how you can help to raise the
funds please speak to Tim or visit the Church website.
Coronavirus - Guidelines from the Archbishops
1. Suspend the use of a shared chalice. Instead Communion will be given in one kind only,
the communicants will receive the consecrated bread but not the wine.
2. Refrain from laying hands on those being blessed at the communion rail or those being
3. Refrain from shaking hands when sharing the Peace. Instead we say, "Peace be with
you." with a nod or waving often hands.
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
|No information available at this time
|Mothers’ Union Notices
|Prayer of Preparation
As you prepare for worship you might like to reflect on these words.
|O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
|27th September – Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
|10.00am Parish Eucharist - Live and Streamed
|Why your donation counts
Ecclesfield Church does not get any funding from the
government or local authority. All its income comes from the
generosity of people like yourself who give to support its
services and help maintain the building for future generations.
Whether you give regularly or as a ‘one-off’, you can increase
your donation by Gift Aiding it. This allows us to recover the
basic rate tax paid on your gift, for every £ 10 you give the
government gives another £ 2.50, making your gift worth £
|Tap - Click or Scan the QR code to donate now
|Donations made using PayPal support the construction of
a Disabled Access using the West Door.
For more details click here
|12.00pm Baptism Service