News Summary

Mon 3 Aug 2020 Vicarage Decorating

The vicarage requires decorating. We are looking for people to help with this so that it is in a good condition for our new vicar. If you can help please get in touch: contacts

Sun 26 Jul 2020 Parish Eucharist Sunday 26th July

We are please to announce that there will be a Parish Eucharist will be this Sunday at 10am. Social distancing measures will be in place. Face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn.

Sun 19 Jul 2020 Services Resume

Services will resume with some restrictions to enable social distancing. There will be an 8am communion (limited numbers), and Sunday Worship at 10am.  For more details: Church Service Guidance

Sat 11 Jul 2020 Garden Cream Tea

Plans are under way for a Cream Tea in the garden. The social Committee are planning in July to have a number of cream teas in the garden of up to 6 people (visiting) to raise money for church funds. If you would like to take part, or have a garden to offer please contact: Sylvia hall [at] sandbachchurch [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Cream%20Tea) or Heather

Tue 7 Jul 2020 Quiz

Here is a Quiz to keep your mind amused. Towns in England. Entry £2, closing date 21st July 2020

Mon 6 Jul 2020 Colouring Page

Here is a picture for Children to colour in.

Your Artwork

If anyone has any coloured artwork to display, please send a copy to the website via musicgroup [at] sandbachchurch [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Art%20work)

Wed 1 Jul 2020 July Challenge

The July edition of the Challenge magazine is now ready to read electronically.

Mon 29 Jun 2020 Giving is easier

A new page:
www.sandbachchurch.co.uk/donating.htm

now links to the Just Giving St Mary Sandbach page, or use this QR code

You can choose the amount you wish to give, either as a one-off or a monthly payment.

If you have new ideas of fund-raising for the churchand Christian giving please get in touch.
 

Wed 24 Jun 2020 Morning Prayer by Zoom

Joan is leading Morning Prayer by Zoom at 11 am on Wednesday. For details of the meeting see the PewSheet

Wed 17 Jun 2020 Morning Prayer by Zoom

Following the success of the first Morning Prayer by Zoom, led by Joan, there will be another one this week. Please see the Pewsheet or contact the Church Wardens for the meeting id and password.

Wed 17 Jun 2020 Church Open

Today the church will be open for private prayer. It will be open
Wed 1pm - 4pm
Sun 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 4pm.

The church will be supervised during these times and social distancing measures are in place.
 

Wed 10 Jun 2020 Morning Prayer by Zoom

Joan will be leading a service of morning prayer. The information to join the Zoom meeting is in this weeks PewSheet.

Tue 2 Jun 2020 New Vicar

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Briony (Bee) Boyde as the next vicar of St Mary’s Sandbach.  This is subject to all legal formalities being fulfilled. We look forward to Bee joining us in the very near future. 

Here is a message from Bee.

Many thanks to everyone involved in the recruiting process, especially to Anne and John but also the PCC and the Diocese.

 

Sun 17 May 2020 New Bishop of Chester

It was announced on 12th May, by Downing Street, that the new Bishop of Chester has been appointed.

He is the  Rt Revd Mark Tanner. He is currently the Bishop of Berwick in the Diocese of Newcastle. He will be the 41st Bishop of Chester. We wish him all the best in his new post, and look forward to meeting him.

Sat 2 May 2020 Update from the PCC

The PCC were able to meet by zoom this week.

During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed, we are still a church; meeting virtually for prayer services and fellowship, loving our neighbours by offering practical support to the vulnerable, and caring for our communities.

As a direct result of the church closure, these important activities are being hindered by a significant reduction in our funding. Therefore, we are asking you to help improve the current level of funding by considering the following alternatives:

Tue 28 Apr 2020 Social Events

All social events, that were planned, are cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.We will let you know when there is a change to the advice.

Sun 26 Apr 2020 Hymns on Sunday

Kevin is playing hymns from his home on a Sunday at 10am if you wish to listen to them, or sing along. It is on the Facebook page.Have a hymn book ready for the words. I have uploaded some music here if you don't have FB

Mon 20 Apr 2020 On-Line Services

If you wish to take part in church services remotely. There are a number of possibilities:

BBC Sunday Worship

Radio 4 service: Sunday 8:10

Church Lawton have very kindly said we can take part in their on-line service on Facebook: 10:45am and 7pm

Mon 13 Apr 2020 NHS knitting request

Can you knit?

We have been asked if people would knit some hearts for patients in hospital. More details: Coronavirus

Sun 12 Apr 2020 Easter Sunday

Due to social distancing here will be no service at St Mary's.At 10am St Marys are being invited to sing 'Jesus Christ is Risen Today'. If you would like to listen to a service a couple of options are: BBC 1 Sunday Worship or  Radio 4 Morning Worship