Weekly Notices 29th July 2018


The flowers today are kindly given by Gillian Ladlow in memory of David.


Please note there will be one notice sheet covering the whole of August.  Any notices for events/meetings in August should be sent to me at elaine5649.ep@gmail.com no later than Tuesday, 31st July.  Any additional notices may be handed to the Steward on duty to be read out.

Elaine Phillips


Please note the last coffee morning before the August break was held last Friday and will resume on 7th September.  Please sign the new rota in the foyer if you are able to help serve the coffee and wash up on a Friday morning.

Arthur Kilshaw


A reminder that at the last Church Council Meeting it was agreed that a group be set up to look at the way forward for our church.  It is important that this group should comprise not only members of Church Council but also any church member who feels they can contribute to looking into issues concerning our church.

 Please speak to any member of the leadership team if you would like to be part of that group or have any thoughts or suggestions to make.


The next meeting will be our summer event which this year is a film show, starting at the earlier time of 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, 2nd August.  There will be a break for lunch at the usual time of 12.00 but this time NO SOUP!  Instead we will be having a summer lunch of sandwiches, cakes, scones and strawberries and cream or ice cream.  The second half of the film will be shown after lunch and we should be finished by 3.00 p.m.  Even if you have never been before, if you are a carer or former carer you are very welcome.

Sue Gladden


Our monthly half hour service takes place at The Dales, Marine Park at 2 p.m. on Friday, 3rd August.  All welcome.

John Barnett


Instead of the usual Circuit Meeting at the end of September, there is to be an Away Day open to all church members on Saturday, 29th September at Barnstondale Centre beginning at 9.30 a.m.   (coffee from 9 a.m.) ending at 3.30 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.

This is YOUR opportunity to come together and help resolve the issues we will be facing from September 2019 in terms of human and financial resources etc.  We need to address our problems.  If you wish to have further details or would like to attend please contact Rev Sheila Prest on 07810002331 or email at


For catering purposes Sheila needs to know numbers by 31st July.

Details may also be found on the noticeboard in the foyer.


Some of you may be wondering why the pages of the Memorial Book have not been turned recently. The cabinet containing the Memorial Book has been locked by someone and despite a search, the key has not been found.  If anyone knows the whereabouts of the key please let me know.

 Elaine Phillips


Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to TLM after the special service on 17th June.  We have now gathered the donations together and sent them to TLM.   The sum raised is much more than £400 and gift aid will add to this.  Several people asked that their gifts be used exclusively for the Anandaban Hospital project, so we have requested TLM to devote all our donations to this cause.  These contributions are, of course, in addition to the £290 that we gave to TLM in February.

Deborah & David Armitage


Please note that there will be no midweek worship at the Methodist Centre at Thingwall during August.  The next planned service will be on Wednesday, 5th September.