We are advertising for a new Rector! Please remember the benefice in your prayers as we advertise for a new Rector. In particular please pray for:
- God’s guiding hand throughout this time;
- for discernment for those who are thinking of applying; and
- for the panel who will be overseeing the appointment process.
There is also a prayer tree at the back of the church, so please feel free to write a prayer or tie on a ribbon.
Mothers Union Garden Party on Tuesday 3rd July. There will be cream tea with strawberries and other cakes. This is open to husbands, friends or anyone who would like to come and is in aid of the M.U. ‘Summer of Hope’ project by donation. Please let Heather know as soon as possible if you would like to come.
St Mary’s Singers: The Singers will next meet at 6.30pm in Church on Tuesdays 3rd and 17th July 2018. Anyone interested in joining us will be very welcome.
Deanery Synod is on Tuesday 3rd July at 7.00pm for refreshments and the meeting will start at 7.30pm at Thearlbear School, TA3 5BW. The main item on the agenda is to review the Mission Week and capture areas for us to hold on to as we look at future items for the deanery plan. This is open to all in the congregation and especially all PCC members.
We also need to elect members for the diocesan synod. Lay members do not have to be on the deanery synod but can be any communicant member of the church in this diocese. Please pray and think about who you believe has skills and an outlook that could make a helpful contribution to the life of the diocese through the synod. If someone comes to mind please encourage them to be nominated, by contacting Georgina.
Friday 6th July: There is a meeting at Manor Court School open to anyone who would be interested in helping to run Scripture Union in the school. If you are unable to attend the meeting but are interested please let Rev Georgina know, many thanks.
Monthly Coffee Mornings: Our next coffee morning will be on Saturday 7th July when we shall do a ploughman’s lunch, with cake, tea and coffee and a raffle.
The South Somerset Youth Orchestra presents an evening of light classical music at 7.00pm on Saturday 7th July at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Chard. See poster for more information
Wednesday, 11th July at 7.30pm here at St Mary’s. An informal evening of music by The Zembard Singers to celebrate Summer. Refreshments available during the interval and a retiring collection in aid of SightSavers.
Diocese of Bath & Wells – Living the story, Telling the story – Dry Bones Coming to Life – An evening of intimate worship with Ruth Fazal at 7.30pm on Monday 16th July at St Paul’s Church, Weston-Super-Mare. See poster for more details
Chard Summer Festival: as part of the town’s festival Chard Churches Together is running a session on Saturday 21st July from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Holyrood Street around “The Lost Sheep”. We will have activities including guess the weight of the sheep, a treasure hunt for lost sheep in the town, a story corner and messy craft on the theme. It would be really good if we could have some folk to help. If you could help in any small way please speak to Georgina or Patricia.
We also have an opportunity to have a stall on the High Street too! What do you think? Plants, books, bric-a-brac or any other thoughts. Again let us know if you would like to be part of St Mary’s out on the street. Many thanks, Georgina
Do you have any unwanted pearl, white, cream, red or gold buttons? Any shape, any size and design. If you have any please can you out them in the box in the porch. Thanks, Marion and John
New Benefice Newsletter: Please pick up your free copy of Celebrate together, a new bi-monthly newsletter to inform and celebrate events happening across the Benefice. If you want to add your event to future editions please contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org