St Mary’s & St Luke’s Services, Readings & News for 24 April 2022 – Easter 2

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Please can we ask if you have any Church queries, correspondence or requests, they can be directed to the Church office on 567119 or email us at the office at  and we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as we possibly can. Thank you.

Easter Egg Rolling

We had Great fun on Easter Sunday celebrating the Risen Jesus as our young people did decorated Egg Rolling. The eggs being rolled reminding them (and us) of the stone that was rolled away on that first Easter morning. We think it may become an annual event. It was eggcellent 😀😀😀

Morning Prayer on Zoom

Begins at 9:30am on just Monday this week. 

Link address: 
or by phone: 0203 051 2874 Meeting ID: 850 2058 1307 Passcode: 914961

Church of England Daily Prayer can be found here:

There is also Daily Hope: a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers you can call at any time on O800 804 8044.

The Worship Rota for May is now available in church and online. For St Mary’s: if you would like to read the 1st Reading or the Gospel during May please add your name to the rota which is available in the porch or let the church office know. If in doubt please ask one of the wardens to assist you.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is on Sunday 08 May 2022 at 12 noon at St Mary’s followed by a Bring and Share in the Church Hall. The meeting is open to anyone on the church’s Electoral Roll. At the APCM we will be electing 2 Church Wardens and 5 Members to the PCC. APCM Booklets are available at both churches and online – link below. The revision of the Electoral Roll has been completed and is available to view in St Mary’s porch or via the link below. All the details and the relevant forms for the Electoral Roll, Church Warden or PCC nomination are available at both churches and can also be found at

A Garden Party for the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee – Sunday 5th June at St Luke`s Midday onwards- Tickets now available £3 pp or £10 for a family ticket, includes Hot Drinks and Cake, Bring your own picnic, Bottle, Chairs, Gazebo and wear Red, White and Blue. Tickets are available from Chris Horne 07756575835 and the Church Office.

Please can anyone help with any clipboards for use to lean on for our Quiz at the Jubilee celebrations, please hand to Joy or into the Office. Thank you!

The Bible Society are holding a Platinum Jubilee competition
To celebrate 70 years of service of Her Majesty the Queen, Open the Book would like to invite you to take part in our Platinum Jubilee competition. 
Who’s it for? Any primary age schoolchild can take part.
What is it? They would like you to use any Bible verse or story that talks about the importance of service as your inspiration to send the Bible Society your best drawing, poem, comic or short story of no more than 500 words. Click here for more details

The Ladies Afternoon Group celebrated their Lent Service on 24 March led by David Illing. Many thanks to all involved who helped to make this possible. Refreshments were served in the Church Hall afterwards. Our next get together is our Spring Lunch at the Woodside on Thursday 28th April 12 for 12.30. Looking forward to seeing you all. Frances and Ann.

Sunday Refreshments
If you would like to join the refreshments team, please sign up via the sheet in the Church Hall or contact Polly or Teresa in the Church Office 01270 567119 or

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 your 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

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