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March 18, 2018

Church News Week of 11th March, 2018

Message from Gill
Gill and Mike would like to say thank you to you all for your heart felt messages as we leave Chard for the bright lights of Derbyshire. We will miss you all. God Bless.

Lent Lunches 2018:
We will be serving Lent lunches in St Mary’s Centre on the five Mondays of Lent, 19th Feb to 19th March inclusive, Soup and a roll (vegetarian option available), Coffee/Tea and Biscuits.

Donations, after expenses, will be sent to support the work of Christian Aid. Please come along, and invite your friends

St Mary’s Singers:
The Singers will next meet at 6:30 pm i church on the following Tuesdays 13th and 27th March. Anyone wishing to join us will be very welcome.

Wambrook are having a  flower festival in June. If anybody is interested in helping out of even doing some flowers for the event please contact Maureen so that a meeting can be arranged with the ladies from Wambrook. Thank you.

Plant Sale in Aid of Project Romania: 
Hornsbury Hill Farm , Chard on Saturday May 5th. Please sow and grow for the sale, spread the word, and come and support the sale on the day. Project Romania supports the commune of Seica Mare in Transylvania. See Ian and Liz Jones for further details.

Bishops’ Lent Appeal 2018:
On Palm Sunday (25th March) we will be collecting for the Bishops Lent Appeal. This year the appeal is raising funds for lay ministry in the Diocese of Bath and Wells and also the five dioceses of Zambia.

Lay Ministry comes in all shapes and sizes and plays a vital role in the life of the Church. Hundreds of people across our diocese and the wider Anglican communion give freely their time, energy, gifts and experience to live and tell the story of Jesus in creative, generous and sensitive ways.

Please, please do give generously to this worthy cause. Any loose change given during the collection will go th the Appeal. The envelopes will got o the Church as usual.

Gresley Male Voice Choir
The Gresley Male Voice Choir from Derbyshire will be performing 3 concerts in Somerset. We are pleased to announce they will be performing here at St Mary’s Church on Monday 14th May at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices have not yet been agreed, however please put the date in your diary. You can find out more about the Gresley Male Voice Choir by looking at their Facebook page or www.gresleychoir.org. Part of the proceeds will  go to Christian Aid.


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