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.

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Baptism Enquiries
Should be made to Pat Clarke   0114 257 7191

Wedding Enquiries
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

Parish Magazine
Items for the Parish Magazine can now be sent to the editor by E-mail.

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General Notices
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Timings for this week's events and next Sunday's services.
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General Information
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Holy Communion
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
Food Banks
We are no longer able to accept donations however you can help to support the local
foodbank by donating money at this link   
S6 Foodbank
Or by visiting their main website at the link below for other giving options
Electoral Roll
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
All Public Services are suspended until further notice
See the Home Page for more information

Bell Ringers
In line with current advice we will no longer be meeting to ring the bells
until advised that it is safe to do so. Philip Hirst - Tower Captain

Youth Fellowship
Meetings cancelled until further notice

Lent Group
Meetings cancelled until further notice

Parish Magazines
The Parish Magazine will be made available on-line to all website visitors

Church Cleaning
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

Church Finances
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
bless, Tim
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
All meetings are CANCELLED until further notice.
Standing Notices
Mothers’ Union Notices
The First Lesson
Acts 1:6-14

When the apostles had come together, they asked Jesus, “Lord, is this the time when you
will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or
periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the
Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea
and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were
watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going
and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them.
They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who
has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go
into heaven.”

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a
sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room
upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and
Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and
Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together
with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.
Seventh Sunday of Easter - 24th May
Liturgy for the main service will be as below:
All Public Services are suspended until further notice
and the church is closed to visitors
The Epistle
The Gospel

John 17:1-11

Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that
the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal
life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only
true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the
work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory
that I had in your presence before the world existed.

”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were
yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that
everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to
them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have
believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the
world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are
yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the
world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your
name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.”
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you,
as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you are sharing
Christ's sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is
revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of
glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due
time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep
alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to
devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all
the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little
while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself
restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power forever and ever.
The Collect
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph
to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to
strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who
lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.