This week is Corpus Christi Week

Feasts and Solemnities

Please note that there are three solemnities this week.  A solemnity should be regarded as a Sunday so we should try to attend.  These are:

The Birthday of St John the Baptist - Monday 24th June at 7pm in St Mary Magdalene’s 

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Friday 28th June at 10am in St Mary Magdalene’s 

Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul - Next Sunday in both churches 

Benefice Magazine

After Easter Fr Ian is looking towards producing a Benefice Magazine but needs YOUR help with this.  He is willing to edit it but he needs people to be responsible for certain sections, collate information & forward it to him.  At the back of each church you will find a sheet outlining these sections.  Please put your name next to a section you are willing to be responsible for.  Should the sections not be filled then the magazine cannot go ahead as he hasn’t the time to do it all and this would be a shame as it would be a great outreach opportunity squandered.

Place of Welcome

As many of you will be aware we are opening both our churches during the week as a ‘Place of Welcome,’ St Michael’s on a Tuesday 11am-1pm and St Mary Magdalene’s on a Thursday 11am-1pm.  A ‘Place of Welcome’ is a space for everyone in the community to come and feel at home.  You will find a friendly face, a cup of tea/coffee, food and a conversation if and when needed (all free).

* Everyone is Welcome, and there is no charge

* A Place of Welcome is somewhere to Connect, to Belong, to Contribute.

* Open to everyone, so please drop in.

We could do with more people in both churches to get involved - we presently have two in each church but we really need more.  Please give your name to Fr Ian if you are interested.  If we had more people involved in simply serving the tea/coffee & food and being available to chat then a rota could be produced so that the same people weren’t doing it every week.

Community of the Resurrection Festival Day

On Saturday 6th July 10.30am-5.30pm.  The theme is living with St Benedict.  Lunch is provided at a cost of £8.00.  If you would like to go please sign the sheet at the back of each church.

Benefice BBQ - Saturday 3rd August 

We shall be holding a BBQ in the grounds of St Mary Magdalene’s Church for the parishioners and friends of both our churches.  This will be a wonderful event with music and outdoor seating on the beautiful lawns around St Mary Magdalene’s and it is hoped that by coming together socially we shall get to know each other better.  The BBQ will start at 5pm and tickets for this social event of the year are only £5.00, which will include all the food you can eat and the first drink free.  Friends and relatives are welcome.  Tickets are available from Fr Ian, Anne Pearson at St Michael’s or Anne Croft at St Mary Magdalene’s.

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