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St Mary’s & St Luke’s News & Church at Home Resources for 18 October 2020 – Trinity 19

Worship for this Sunday and the coming week

In Church

This 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)

10am Holy Communion at St Mary's
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9:30am Morning Prayer - online only on Zoom:

Next Sunday 25/10
Bible Sunday
9am Holy Communion at St Luke's 
(Booking Required)
10:40am All Age Worship at St Mary's 
(Booking Required)


This Sunday 18/10
10:40 am Live Streamed Worship
from St Mary's
(stream begins at 10:30am)

Next Sunday 25/10
10.40 am Streamed Worship from St Mary's for Bible Sunday
(stream begins at 10:30am)

Say Hello to

Morning Prayer: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9:30am Morning Prayer – online only on Zoom:

We are taking a break from the

It’s time for a break…
We’ve met since March and it now seems that it is not needed as much as it was. The numbers have dwindled considerably and it’s also harder to run now we are back in church. If there is a call for it, we will reinstate it.

Next Sunday 25/10 is Bible Sunday - see below for details

You can read the Bible for free online at:

Find out more about the Bible Society and discover some great resources here

Worship this week:

Rev Paul's Poppy Run

As the traffic through our buildings is vastly reduced this year, and our remembrance services can only be attended by a few people, it was decided that one of the clergy team should give the Poppy Run a go. I won! I will be joining a virtual community of fellow runners across the UK and completing my own run. I’m going to run 11k around our parish as close to the boundary as is safely possible. By taking part in this challenge I’ll be raising funds to support the Royal British Legion. Many thanks, Rev Paul.

To sponsor Paul please visit here:

The Annual Commemoration Service will be held totally online for this year, please click on the image or here for further details.

Harvest Sunday Thanksgiving: it’s not too late to donate! 

We are 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

Special Events this Autumn

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

Our Annual Commemoration Service will be held as an online only service this year and will take place on Sunday 1 November at 6pm. 

Remembrance Sunday (08/11). We will have an act of worship in both churches for Remembrance Sunday, 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. 

Click to find out more

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.


Funerals this past week:
Thelma Rimmer

Funerals still to take place

Please keep their families in your prayers.

Church at Home Resources for all ages

Junior Church Resources

As we can’t meet together for Junior Church, each week we will publish something on here for our young people, and not so young people, to do at home. 

We hope you find these resources useful.

  • You can click here, or the image above, to access the resource from St Mary’s
  • Also, each week The Ollertons have produced some great resources over the past few months
  • The Church of England’s ‘Faith at Home’ website has resources for young and old
  • The Bible Society’s Book Club is an amazing resource for older youth and their parents – it’s well worth a book to discover more about the Bible

A bitesize Bible experience from the Ollerton Family

Through 15 minute sessions explore famous characters and events that form The Greatest Story Ever and discover how we can be part of it today. Simple to run. Fun. Free. No prior knowledge required. This family devotional course mixes online content (videos, readings, discussion) and printed cards to form a colourful learning experience in your own home.
Faith at Home from the Church of England

This is a great resource for families to keep their children’s faith alive at this time. 
Faith at Home is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people. Click Here to go to the Faith at Home website.

The Bible Society
Bible Book Club

This is a fantastic free resource which we’ve used for some of the Midweek Get Togethers and is great for personal use to discover more about the books of the bible. Please take a look at the video and click here to find out more.

Giving to our church Online or by Phone Banking

It's simpler than you may think

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.

Click here to give online

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 here.

Click on the image to view/download the leaflet.

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