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St Mary’s & St Luke’s News & Church at Home Resources for 08 November 2020 – Remembrance Sunday

Worship & Prayer for this Sunday and the coming week


Every Sunday

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

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

Click below to view our channels

In Church

We are open for Individual Prayer on
Tuesday mornings 10am - 12 noon
& Thursday afternoons 1:30pm - 3:30pm

From 5 November we are closed for Communal Worship until further notice

On Wednesday 4 November, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and Bishop of London called the Church of England to prayer for the nation throughout the month of November.

We call upon the Church of England to make November 2020 a month of prayer for our nation. We know that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures forever.

Click here to go to the Church of England Website

Click here to download a PDF of the prayers

Remembrance Sunday - 08 November

Due to the New Lockdown restriction from 5 November, we won’t be able to hold a service in church this Sunday, but we will have live online worship with an Act of Remembrance in it. More details to follow.
Our clergy are also involved in the Willaston Act of Remembrance and the Wistaston Memorial Hall Online service. Please check their Facebook Pages for further details.

Rev Paul's Poppy Run

Update: Well done to Rev Paul who completed his run on 1 November. To date he has raised an incredible £1,265.00. The reason Paul did this run is below, you can still make a donation using he link below.
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:

On Saturday 14th November I am arranging a virtual quiz night including two interviews about faith in the modern army.
The evening will start at 7:00pm.

It would be great if you could support this night in aid of our war memorial refurbishment project.

Join Us On Zoom Meeting ID 2176168124

Thank You


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

Update on Produce Sales……..

We have had a fantastic response to the Produce made by Chris and Mike Horne.

So far, £388.50 has been raised towards church funds and the orders are still coming in!  Thanks for your support.

Please Note, the hyacinths have now all sold.  Those already ordered will be delivered as soon as possible after w/c 14th December.

Thanks again to Chris and Mike for providing the delicious goodies.  You can still order jams, pickles etc and the list is available on the church website blog.


Chris Horne, mobile: 07756 575835

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:
Eunice Bennion

Funerals still to take place
Rosemary Neish Challinor

Please keep their families in your prayers.

Here’s our monthly Foodbank data for October that you may wish to share with your congregations:-

Donations of food received weighed 3,739kg and we were able to help 190 people during the month

If you are able to donate, we are currently short of long-life cakes/puddings, chocolate and sweets, sugar, custard, and crisps.

We are open Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm for donations at our rear entrance.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Best Wishes,

John Rivers

St. Paul’s Centre, Hightown, Crewe CW1 3BY Tel: 01270 586186




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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