St Mary’s & St Luke’s Services, Readings, News & Church at Home Resources for 11 July 2021 – Trinity 6

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Weekly Sheet

The Weekly Sheet has News and Information for our church.
It also has the Readings, Collect and Post Communion Prayer for this Sunday.

The next Mothers’ Union Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 21 July in the main church hall. Jenny Hall.

Hello to all the Ladies Afternoon Group. If circumstances allow, we are hoping to meet again on Thursday 26th August at 2pm in the Church Hall. The meeting will take the form of a social reunion with coffee, tea and biscuits – a speaker will not be necessary!! We hope to see you then. Audrey and Marian.

Willaston Parish Council have conferred upon Edith the title and status of Honorary Freewoman of Willaston for services to fundraising and the community. Edith celebrated her 100th Birthday in May so it’s been an exciting few months for her! Edith was one of the original members of the congregation at St Luke’s Willaston when it opened in 1965.

The next Bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport

UPDATE: The Archbishop of York, The Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell will preside at a double consecration service at York Minster at 11am on Monday 19 July 2021.

The Venerable Julie Conalty, currently Archdeacon of Tonbridge, will be consecrated as the Bishop of Birkenhead and the Reverend Canon Sam Corley, currently Rector of Leeds will be consecrated as the Bishop of Stockport. The new bishops will serve the Church and the communities of the Diocese of Chester.

The Archbishop of York will be assisted on the day by the Bishop of Newcastle, Christine Hardman and the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler.

The consecration service will take place in the context of the Eucharist and will include readings, prayers, music and a sermon delivered by the Revd Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy. 

The service will be held under careful guidelines because of the Coronavirus pandemic with strict limits on the numbers attending. You can watch the service on YouTube here:

More details about our two new bishops can be found on the Diocesan Website.

Funerals this past week
Sandra Christine Owen

Funerals still to take place
Barbara Johnson

St Paul’s Foodbank Update

During the month of June… we received 1719kg of donated food. We have fed 181 people in our local community which equates to approximately 2196kg of food.

Over the last 6 months… St Paul’s Pantry has been able to provide crisis food to 1,199 people. We have received 11.6 tons of donated food and distributed 14.3 tons.

Thank you for your donations over the last 6 months and for your continued support, we simply couldn’t operate without the generous donations of individuals in our local community. Every tin, packet and carton really does count!

We are continuously short of the following items: UHT milk; tinned fruit; tinned vegetables; tinned potatoes; tea and coffee; meat pies; rice and jam. Food donations can be brought to our back gate any weekday between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

Every blessing,
Alexia Stockton

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

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.