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St Mary’s & St Luke’s News & Church at Home Resources for 01 November 2020 – All Saints Day

Worship for this Sunday and the coming week

In Church

This Sunday 01/11 - All Saints' Day
9am Morning Prayer at St Luke's 
(Booking Required)
10:40am Holy Communion at St Mary's 
(Booking Required)
6pm Commemoration Service
Online only
see below for more information

10am Holy Communion at St Mary's

From 5 November we are closed for Public Worship until further notice - see online worship


Every Sunday

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

Sunday 01/11
6pm Commemoration Service
Online only
see below for more information

Morning Prayer - Mon, Tues & Thursday
Online only on Zoom -

Click below to view our channels

This Sunday at 6pm is our Annual Commemoration Service - Online only

Sunday 1st November 6pm Online Only
Each year we normally invite those whom we have taken a funeral for in the past 3 years to join us in church for a Commemoration Service. However, due to the Covid-19 restrictions on how many people we can accommodate safely in St Mary’s we have decided to hold the annual Commemoration Service for 2020 online only and we hope you will be able to join us. 

You can watch it on YouTube from 6pm on Sunday by clicking here. 

Submissions have now closed for names for the Commemoration Service as we prepare the online service. If you didn’t get a chance to submit your loved one’s name then please still join us on Sunday 01 November at 6pm on our Youtube & Facebook Channels and during the Act of Commemoration you can remember your loved one in your heart or out loud. Thank you.

Remembrance Sunday - 08 November

Due to the New Lockdown restriction from 5 November, we won’t be able to hold a service in church next Sunday, but we will have live online worship with an Act of Remembrance in it. More details to follow.

Rev Paul's Poppy Run

Update: Paul is planning to run this un Sunday 01 November and has raised over £1000, he’d love to get to £1100.
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:

Information from the Annual Parochial Church Meeting
held on 25 October online and in church

Appointed as Warden
Joy Chaplow & Sue Squirrell

Elected to the PCC for 3 Years
Joan Cadman, Mike Felton & Chris Horne

Elected to the Deanery Synod for 3 years
John Molloy, Simon Bartholomew & Howard Barker

Sidespeople: duly elected as per the Trustees’ Report. We welcomed Camilla Green as new member of the team and gave thanks for the long service of Neil Cadman who has now stepped down.

Chris and Mike Horne have been busy making jams, pickles etc

Sue Squirrell writes: This time of year, Chris and Mike would normally be selling them in the Church Hall.  As we can’t do this at the moment, we thought we would advertise what is available and if you could let Chris or me know if you want an order, we will do our best to get this to you.

Hyacinths are also on the list, but please note, not available until w/c 14th December.

Thanks to Chris and Mike for making these available and also thanks to everyone who has placed their order so far.

All proceeds towards Church funds. Thank you.

To order call Chris Horne, mobile: 07756 575835 or Sue Squirrell, mobile: 07817 746288, e-mail:

Click here to see what’s available and call Chris or Sue to order


Funerals this past week:

Funerals still to take place
Eunice Bennion
Rosemary Neish Challinor

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.

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