This Week's Featured News and Notices

Music to Remember Concert – Saturday 30th October at 7:30pm

A concert in memory of those who have died during the COVID pandemic will take place in St Mary’s from 7:30pmwith refreshments. Music will be performed by Jeremy Kimber, Jenny Saunders, and David Morris with friends from church. In order to facilitate ventilation, numbers are restricted to 50 so please book your place by clicking here and think of friends outside of church whom you could invite and book in too.

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Bereavement Service – Sunday 31st October at 3pm

Please join us for our annual bereavement service if you would like to remember and give thanks to God for a loved one who has died. There will be an opportunity to light a candle in the service and remember people by name in the prayers. The service will be followed by light refreshments. In order to facilitate ventilation, numbers are restricted to 50 so please book your place by clicking the link below. Please make sure you book a ticket for each person attending–you are able to use the same email address for each person.

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Memorial of Remembrance – 30th to 31st October

At the time of All Saints (1stNovember) it is traditional to remember those who have died. Since the Covid pandemic began we have had limited opportunity to say goodbye to our loved ones due to restrictions, so we have decided that this year, we will hold a weekend of events on the 30th and 31stOctober, with a particular focus on those we have lost to covid. One of the events planned is a temporary Memorial of Remembrance – hearts, to which the names of those who have died can be added and hung along the hedge on the church lawn (inspired by the wall of hearts memorial at the Embankment in London).It will remain in situ for two weeks, before being disposed of prayerfully. St Mary’s church grounds will be open from 10am on Saturday 30th until late evening, and from normal service time on Sunday 31st until 5pm. Materials will be left outside to enable participation at any time over the two days.

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St Mary's Notices - 17th October

These notices cover the next 2 weeks due to the Admin Team being on annual leave. The next set of notices sent out will be for Sunday 31st October.

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St Mary's Notices - 10th October

Please join us in the Barn this Sunday if you can but don't forget your face mask! Unfortunately the service will not be available online.

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Project 5000

Please support especially for our Harvest Appeal helping homeless and those experiencing food poverty. With the reduction in Universal Credit even more people will be in need. Gifts of non-perishable food and personal hygiene products needed e.g., long life milk, tinned meat, fish or veg, cereals, tinned soup, tea/coffee, cordial, pasta, pasta sauce, curry sauce, rice, instant potato, toothpaste, shower gel, sanitary products. Please bring donations to the Harvest Service on the 10th, or they can be left in church.
THANK YOU to all those who have contributed to the 365 bags donated so far!

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Steps Conductive Education Centre - Advocate Slot

Prayer Pointers:
1. GIVE THANKS for the extension in STEPS reach beyond the Midlands area, with on-line sessions now enabling them to help more children and families, in the UK and throughout the world.
2. Pray for STEPS staff and practitioners as they adapt to new challenges.
3. Pray for the children and families served by STEPS.
4. Pray for continued financial support to maintain the work of STEPS.

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Eco Church

Are you interested in protecting the environment? You need no specific knowledge about environmental issues but all over 10 years old are welcome to join us - Zoom meetings at first . This group will initially focus on applying for eco church status and will probably then be investigating ways that both the church and individual members can lower their carbon footprint, and then decide upon the best way forward.
For more information about eco church click on the link below and please contact the parish office by email: admin@stmaryincharnwood.org.uk

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