St Mary's Notices


Wednesday 16th October

  9.00 am Ecumenical Morning Prayer at St Nicholas Church

  10.00 am Eucharist at St Mary’s (President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson)

  2.15 pm Meeting of the Mothers’ Union in St Mary’s church hall.  Speaker: Mrs Yvonne Green, ‘Diocesan Membership – with hymns’.

Saturday 19th October

  8.30 am Men’s Breakfast in St Nicholas church hall



1.  The first of our Autumn Concerts is this afternoon in St Mary’s Church at 2.30 pm, featuring The Dave Clegg Trio – vocals, guitar, saxophone – music from a cruise sea lounge.  Pay on the door – £7.  Next Sunday (20th Oct.) we have Ian Evans’ ‘Comic Song Book’. See poster for details.

2.  "HUGE thanks to all those who helped make our 1st Macmillan Coffee Morning such a success: lovely array of cake dough-nations, plenty of teas and coffees, welcome smiles and the shared recognition that cancer affects so many, in so many different ways. St Mary's overall fundraising efforts now total £476.70! Wow! As a Benefice we have been able to help this valuable cause with in excess of £700.00: truly an illustration of caring for others! Thank you. Bev Crapper

3.  ‘Supporting Homeless People:  Strategies and Practicalities’. Tuesday 22nd October 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm in Wigginton Recreation Hall.  Contact Alyson Christy for further information e mail: Sign-up sheet in church.

4.  Messy Church ‘Light Party’ Sunday 27th October 3.00 – 5.00 pm at St Nicholas Church, Wigginton.  Doors open at 2.45pm.  The nights are drawing in and the shops are full of paraphernalia for Hallowe’en.  We wanted to offer a fun celebration for families at this time of year, without the emphasis on darkness and horror.  So our next session will be a Light Party’, on the theme of light shining through the darkness.  Everyone is welcome so please invite along your children, your grandchildren, your friends and neighbours and of course yourselves!  Please let me know if you are coming - it helps a lot with catering for the meal.  Thanks. Nicola. tel 01904 763405

5.  Fish, Chips and Chocolate?  A presentation on the history of Rowntrees, with fish, chips and peas in the interval, on Tuesday 29th October 6.15 pm for a 6.30 pm start in St Mary’s church hall.  £6.50 per person, to include the food and a hot drink.  The proceeds will be shared between the church and the Alzheimer’s Society.  Sign-up sheet in church.

6.  Advent Adventure.  What’s the point of Christmas?  Come and think!  St Nicholas Church, Wigginton, October 31st in the hall and November 7th /14th/21st in the church.7.30 pm start, tea and coffee available from 7.15 pm.  Further details from Barbara Symons 01904 750885 

Sign-up sheet in church.

7.  The next Men’s Breakfast is on Saturday 19th October in St Nicholas’ Church Hall Wigginton.  We look forward to serving you, as usual, anytime between 8.30am and 9.00am- with a full English breakfast or just a cup of tea and toast!  All welcome.  The next two dates for your diary are: Saturdays 16th November & 21st December 2019.

8.  It may feel early to say, even quietly, that the 2019 local Rotary Christmas Shoe box launched on 6th October, but take a moment to remember those who may not have been able to sow or reap crops this year and have no spare income for household essentials or toys.   Ready to assemble shoe boxes will be available, with gift suggestions, at the back of church until 10th November. Completed boxes, with postal donation, must be returned to St Mary’s or Aroma before 15th November. Thank you for your gifts and time.  

NEXT SUNDAY: Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Readings:     1st Reading: Jeremiah 31, 27 - 34

    2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 3, 14 – 4, 5

    Gospel: Luke 18, 1 - 8


                        8.00 am Holy Communion (Said)

                                      President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson

    10.15 am Eucharist for all Ages

                    President: Rev’d Kathryn Jackson

    12.30 pm Baptism

    6.30 pm Evensong