St Mary’s & St Luke’s Services, Readings, News & Church at Home Resources for 23 May 2021 – Pentecost Sunday

Weekly Information Sheet

The Weekly Information Sheet has service times, in church and online, readings for the week & news & information. It is available on here weekly and in print in church. We are keeping this Blog for larger items that won’t easily fit on the Weekly Sheet and we will signpost to these from the printed sheet.

Articles for the June Church Magazine can be submitted via the Blog, the church office, the Rectory or emailed to by the deadline of Friday 28 May.

Come and join us in church at St Luke’s & St Mary’s

We would love to see you back in church! At St Mary’s we have now opened up all the pews at with an ‘offset’ seating system in place to maintain social distancing. If it feels like the right time for you, we’d love to see you in church. We are suspending the booking system so there’s no need to book from 6 June.

Face coverings and Social distancing are still in place until the government say it’s safe not to. Please see the link above for further Covid-19 details re attending worship.

Margaret Wooldridge’s funeral is at St Mary’s on Monday 24 May at 1:45pm. Margaret’s family have submitted a guest list which fills the church (with social distancing), do not come if you have not been invited as there won’t be room. You can watch it via livestream at or Mike (Rector).

Funerals this past week

Funerals still to take place
Margaret Wooldridge

Results from the Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Joy & Sue were appointed as our Churchwardens. Elected to the PCC: Diana Carter, Diane Edge-Robinson, Daphne Gregory, Frances Latham & Margaret Shephard. Full details can be found on our website under Church Life.

Christian Aid Week 2021

Thank you to all who donated to Christian Aid over the past few weeks. Our Christian Aid Week collection was £365.00 (£260 via JustGiving, £55 cash given at church services (paid in via JustGiving) & a £50 Charities Aid Fund voucher). The Sponsored Walk raised £125, thanks to all who walked and raised the money. If you haven’t had chance to give you can still do so at .

Church at Home Resources for all ages

Together @ Home Resources

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.

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.

The Bible Society Bible Book Club

This is a fantastic free resource that 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 St Mary’s & St Luke

The church’s finances are under extreme pressure at the moment. I would ask you to review your personal giving to the church. If you already give regularly then perhaps consider increasing your giving, if you don’t give regularly then perhaps consider doing this. I really do appreciate the giving that happens already and the extra giving that has taken place during the pandemic. However, due to the lack of income from not being in church and from not being able to let the church hall, plus our outgoings being fairly fixed, we have lost around £30,000 in the past 12 months. This obviously places us in a difficult and vulnerable financial position. To find out more about giving to church, the ways you can do it, and how you can do it in a tax-efficient way, please take a look below. Please keep our finances in your prayers.

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.

Click here to give online

Giving via you Bank – online or phone

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.
We’ve raised over £1600 through Easyfundraising. For more information on this please click here.

Giving Leaflet with

Click on the image to view/download the leaflet.