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St Mary’s & St Luke’s News and Information for 11 October 2020 – Harvest Sunday

Worship for this Sunday and the coming week

In Church

This Sunday 11/10
Harvest Sunday (see below for details)
9am Holy Communion at St Luke's 
(Booking Required)
10:40am All Age Worship at St Mary's 
(Booking Required)

10am Holy Communion at St Mary's
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9:30am Morning Prayer

Next Sunday 18/10
St Luke's Day
9am Holy Communion at St Luke's 
(Booking Required)
10:40am All Age Worship at St Mary's 
(Booking Required)


This Sunday 11/10
10:40 am Live Streamed Worship for Harvest live from St Mary's
(stream begins at 10:30am)

Next Sunday 18/10
10.40 am Streamed Worship
(stream begins at 10:30am)

Harvest Sunday 11 October: it will different this year! 

As we won’t all be able to meet in church this year we will be having an ‘in church’ and an ‘online’ Harvest Celebration! We will celebrate Harvest at both churches, pre booking required, the 10:40am service at St Mary’s will be live-streamed so everyone can join in! Click here for details of how to book.

We will be encouraging people to make a financial, rather than a food donation (as we can’t redistribute them this year), to the charities we usually support as we give thanks to God for his goodness to us each and every day and even in the midst of a global pandemic – click on the links to go to their donations pages:

Nantwich Food Bank
Crewe Food Bank
St Luke’s Hospice
Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy – no online giving but there’s an address to send a cheque to
Christain Aid


Join together on Zoom for a chat after the 10:40am service

There is a Waiting Room in place, please use a name we will recognise and wait to be let in.
Meeting ID: 750 2131 3429

Congratulations to Rev Paul following his
Priesting at Chester Cathedral on 3 October 2020

Rev Paul has written an article for the October Magazine as he reflects on his very different ordination. Click here to view the October Magazine.

The first video on the left is the edited version showing just Paul’s ordination. 

The second video shows the full service from Chester Cathedral.

Click to find out more

Special Events this Autumn

Things may be different this Autumn, but we have some exciting things to celebrate within God’s Love!

We will wait and see if the guidance changes, but it’s looking unlikely that we will be able to hold our Annual Commemoration Service which is normally on the 1st Sunday of November. If we can’t we will do something online. 
We also await guidance on celebrating Remembrance Sunday (08/11). We will have a service in church, but it will be limited numbers and we will live-stream it. We will also officially open the new work around the War Memorial on that day. We have a shortfall of a couple of thousand pounds on this project, if you can help to cut this please click here or speak to Revd Mike, it would be good to get it in balance before the opening. 

News from St Paul's Pantry Food Bank

August: 151 people were fed providing 1,359 meals. Donations of food received in was 2,336.59 kgs.

If you are able to donate, we are totally out of long-life cakes, sweet treats, sugar, toothpaste, shower gels and shampoo and low on tinned potatoes, custard, and crisps. We are open Mon- Fri 10-2.30. for you to drop of donations at our rear gates.

We have had some repairs done on our biggest leak and are waiting for a downpour to see if the problem has been fixed. Thank you to those who have donated towards this.

On a personal note I will be leaving St Paul’s at the end of this month and Alexia Stockton will be taking over most of my work. Thank you for your support over the years and particularly during this unprecedented time in the world’s history.

Take care, Cheryl


Funerals this past week

Hazel Moss
Millicent Emmie Campbell

Funerals still to take place
Thelma Rimmer

Please keep their families in your prayers.

Giving to our church Online or by Phone Banking

It's simpler than you may think

Online One off giving

You can give via our very simple online giving partnership with Give a Little and Sum Up. Simply click the button below. Sum Up take a small transaction fee from what you give.

Giving via your bank

You can give via your bank via online banking or telephone banking. If you do it this way we receive 100% of the money you give, there is no transaction fee. Here are the details you need to make a payment directly into the church bank account. For phone banking you may need to take a look at a statement from your bank and it normally has the details of how to do this on the back. You can give once or set up a monthly payment. Please remember to never give passwords over the phone and only call the official number on your statement.

Account Name: St Mary’s Wistaston PCC
Sort Code: 08 92 99
Account No: 65067004
Ref: << your initial & surname>>


A very simple way to give, if you shop online or do click and collect, is through Easyfundraising - it doesn't cost you a penny as by using Easyfundraising a percentage of what you but gets given to the church.
In total we've raised over £1600 through Easyfundraising. For more information on this please click the button below.

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