Weekly News

Weekly News 21st May 2017 pdf

 

IN MEMORY OF MANCHESTER 

SATURDAY 27 MAY 2017

St Oswald’s Parish Church, Oswestry 5PM – 6PM

The Rev Prebendary Simon Thorburn, Vicar of St Oswald’s Parish Church and Councillor Vince Hunt, Town Mayor invite you to drop in during the hour to pray for the City of Manchester and its community. Also to take the opportunity to light a candle in memory of the victims and those involved in the tragic events of Monday evening


Our Choir will be singing in Lichfield Cathedral next Saturday June 3rd. The coach leaves the Park Gates at 12 noon and will return by 8 p.m. The service begins at 5.30 p.m.


How should Christians respond to the General Election? Click the link to read the Archbishop's Election Letter 

Hustings:- questions to the candidates: Monday 5th June, 7.30, Marches School Hall.

All four political parties fielding candidates in North Shropshire will be represented.  Questions for the candidates may be left in advance at: Oswestry Christian Book Shop (Lower Brook Street) or St Oswald’s Parish Church or by email to contactctod@gmail.com  Please will those submitting questions include their name.


A.S.K. Bi-monthly Joint Church Prayer Meetings at Cornerstone Baptist Church 2nd June at 7.30 pm. Contact Geoff Nankivell 01691 661375 


Oswestry and Borders Foodbank A.G.M. - Wednesday 7th June 2017 @ 7.30 p.m. Albert Road Church Oswestry

(Please note the A.G.M. this year will be in the evening.)


COFFEE MORNING on Thursday June 8 th at The

Quarry, Selattyn 1030 - 1230 in aid of Christchurch

Rhydycroesau. Please try and support them.


St Oswald’s SUMMER FAIR

Saturday June 10th 2017 2 - 4pm

Prize Draw, Teas,  Stalls including Cakes, Plants, Books, White Elephant & more...

Donations of cakes for cake stall and kitchen teas, toiletries and plants would be appreciated.

 


 

Our Farewell to Simon & Mary will be on Saturday, 17th June at The Marches School 

from 12.30pm to 3.30pm    

ALL are welcome. To help with numbers for catering please make sure you obtain a free ticket from one of the Churchwardens at any service on a Sunday.

Any enquiries to June Williams telephone 01691652544

MICHELLE’S LAST SUNDAY will be Sunday June 4 th and her Induction as Team Vicar in Tring will be 7.30 p.m. Wednesday July 5 th . . If you wish to go to Tring please sign the list in church.

We plan to say farewell from Oswestry on Tuesday May 30 th at 7 p.m. in the Parish Centre. Please bring a small plate of food and a bottle!! All Welcome.


CHRISTCHURCH, RHYDYCROESAU COFFEE MORNING

on Thursday, June 8th 2017 at The Quarry, Selattyn from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Bring & Buy Stall, Raffle.  Proceeds in aid of Church Funds


VERONICA DONKIN MEMORIAL ORGAN RECITAL

given by GERRY HOWE

Saturday 1st July 2017 7.30pm

Music to suit all tastes

Free Entry. A retiring collection will be taken towards the continuing maintenance of the Hill Organ


St. Oswald’s Choir ADOPT A CHORISTER SCHEME 2017

Once again our choristers will be attending the Royal School of Church Music summer school at Kingswood School, Bath, this year from 21st – 27th August.

The intensive training that they receive from some of the top choir trainers in the country adds immeasurably to the high standard of singing in St. Oswald’s week by week.

The cost per chorister is £375 to include full board, music and tuition. Please help us maintain our choral excellence by adopting a Chorister and helping towards the cost of the course. Donations of any size will be gratefully appreciated. If you are interested in Adopting a Chorister there are leaflets at the back of the church or you can contact:

Mike Donkin, Hendre House, Llanfechain, Powys   Tel: 01691 649933 e-mail: mvdonkin@aol.com


OPEN DOOR JUNE 2017

This year, so that we can accommodate all four schools that want to come, we will be holding our Open Door days on two consecutive Tuesdays – June 13th and June 20th. This is a change from the dates given out previously. Our theme is ‘Celebrating the Christian Journey’ and we have a good range of activities planned, from making bunting to finding out about the bells, or decorating cakes to producing a collage, as well as making prayer bracelets or learning about the colours and symbols of the church. This year we are excited that Hannah Moore, from the Schools Christian Worker Project, will be joining us to help with the worship and also to run a drama workshop.

As always, the event needs many volunteers to make it a success. If you would like to be involved there are opportunities to help with craftwork, with serving refreshments or with stewarding on the door. There will be sign-up sheets at the back of church showing the roles and various time-
slots for both days. Do please fill in your name for anything you would be able to help with, or have a word with me if you want to know more. You can call me on (01691) 778024.

Elaine Leek


YOUR KINGDOM COME

WEEK OF PRAYER SATURDAY 27 TH MAY -SATURDAY 3 RD JUNE

St. Oswald’s open all day for prayer Wednesday 31 st May 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

and prayer at 12 noon each day -‘Your Kingdom Come’.

Our Archbishops have invited everyone around the world to be especially concerned with praying for God’s Kingdom during the week between Ascension and Pentecost.

There will be other things going on at that time but St Oswald’s will be marking it with a Day of Prayer on Wednesday 31st May. The church will be open from 8am until 8pm on that day. We are concerned to pray for and with Oswestry on that day so there will be publicity in and around the church and town. In this way we hope that Oswestry will know that we are praying for its concerns and needs but we also hope that some will welcome an invitation to bring their hopes and needs into church. There will be prayer stations set up to help everyone pray as they wish.

There will be people around the church ready to make friends and strangers feel welcome – could you be one of them? We will be asking but it would be even better to have some volunteers. Please think about whether you could give an hour or more to be in church on that day. If you could, then please contact a member of the Mission and Ministry Team as soon as you can. 


Click  Inventory for news of this project. Maybe you can help with information about the church and its furnishings. Speak to Ann Boulton, or Annie or Frances in the choir. 


 volunteers needed!

The FoodBank is short of volunteers.  We need people who could meet and greet our clients, listen to them in a non- judgemental way, signpost them on to other agencies and process paperwork so that the client can get their food from us.  We of course give training and support.


ADMISSION TO HOLY COMMUNION AT 7 YEARS - The PCC has agreed a policy and preparation for this at their recent meeting. Parents wishing to consider this for their children should contact Simon in the first place. Tel. 653467


Schools Christian Worker Project 

 Hannah Moore  has a  blog site. Click http://hannahscwp.wixsite.com/scwp to read it

Click the link  to read SCWP's Summer newsletter:

Click here for details of SCWP Prayer Breakfasts


RIDE AND STRIDE GET TOGETHER - As one of the top fundraisers last year we were presented with a certificate at The Trinity Centre Meole Brace on 3rd May. Click here for a picture.

This year's Ride and Stride will be on Saturday September 9th

Click the link for more about this year's Ride and Stride and the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust


FACEBOOK 

Visit our page at :-

 St Oswalds Parish Church, Oswestry. There are other pages similar to this already up, so to make it easier, the real one has a picture of Simon preaching and not just a map.
Please send news or opinions to 
 robwhclarke@hotmail.co.uk.

Rob Clarke

 


 


choir poster

Introducing Hannah Moore

Knit for Peace