Notices for the week beginning May 26


Calendar for St. Mary's

  Sun. 26  9:00 am  No service
   10:30 am  United Benefice Holy Communion: Bishop Roger presiding and preaching, Revd. Rosemary Drew as Bishop’s Chaplain
 Mon. 27  8:30 am  Morning Prayer
   8:00 pm  Bell Ringing Practice
 Tue. 28  8:30 am  NO Morning Prayer
 Wed. 29  7:30 pm  Home Group – 28 Normansfield
 Thu. 30  8:00 pm  United Benefice Holy Communion for Ascension Day
 Fri. 31  7:30 pm  Home Group - 19 Lower Mill Fields
 Sat. 1  7:30 pm  Quiz in aid of chair fund
  Sun. 2  9:00 am  Morning Prayer
   10:30 am  All-Age Holy Communion

Calendar for St. Andrew's

  Sun. 26  10:30 am  United Benefice Holy Communion at St. Mary's
 Wed. 29  8:45 am  NO Morning Prayer
  Sun. 2  6:00 pm  Evening Prayer

God our redeemer, who has delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of thy Son: grant, that as by his death he hath recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

  • the family and friends of those who have recently died: Sue Warwick, Hilda Gibson, Peter Fitch, Nancy Noble, Betty Ranger, Linda Saunders, Frederick Williams, Barbara Crow, Peter Worley
  • those who have asked for prayer: Kayleb; Sue; Peter; Richard,  the church community of St Paul's Osaka and their new vicar, Barnabas Kobayashi
  • those families preparing for the baptism of their children

  • THY KINGDOM COME is a global prayer movement inviting Christians around the world to join together in prayer during the 11 days from Ascension to Pentecost: 30th May – 9th June. Ideas for joining in with the wave of prayer will be available in church and further information and resources can be found on the website: “In praying 'Thy Kingdom Come' we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities." Archbishop Justin Welby

    ST. MARY'S CHURCH QUIZ in aid of the chair fund at St Marys Primary School on Saturday 1st June, 7 for 7.30 pm. Tickets including ploughman’s supper £10. BYO drinks. Teams of up to 8 people. For tickets and further information please contact Jenny Salisbury on 01371 878296.

    PRAYER GROUP. As from 3 June, there will be a prayer group at 2 pm every Monday in St Mary’s Centre. All are very welcome. For more information please contact Vera Davies.

    SUMMER SWING WITH A LIVE BAND @ GREAT EASTON CHURCH, Sunday 23rd June 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Includes strawberries and cream with Prosecco. Contact Geraldine 01371-962220 | for details. Tickets £10 adults, £5 for children under 12; £25 for families (2 adults, 2 children). Bring something to sit on!

    COFFEE, CAKE & CHATTER is now 6 years old. Since the first Coffee Morning in May 2013 a staggering £18,509.25 has been raised, £10,605 has been donated to Faith in Action for its work in Malawi, £7,800 has been donated to St Mary’s PCC. A huge THANK YOU from the CCC team to everyone who has contributed in any way to achieve this amazing total! Big oaks do indeed grow from little acorns.

    RUTH'S LAST SERVICE & COLLATION. There are some photos of Ruth's service and collation here. Apologies for the quality of the photos of her last service - a poor selection of photo settings! If anyone has any photos from either service, please send them to Patrick to add to this selection. Thanks to Michael R and Twitter for the ones from Ruth's collation!

    HELP! Fabric Committee is a sub-committee of the PCC and reports back on all things pertaining to the church fabric: floor tiles, drains, roofs, downpipes, and boilers. We urgently need more people to help with this, so if you have an interest in fabric, please talk to Michael or Catherine. You don’t have to be on the PCC.

    APCM AT ST MARY'S. On 28th April, Michael Ryley and Catherine Salmon were elected as Churchwardens for St Mary's and Mike Best, Ann Deakins, Bruce Drew, Bryan Haines, Colin Parker, Elaine Peck, Jenny Salisbury, Edward Salmon and Helen Wright were elected to the PCC, with Rev Lea Williams and our two Deanery Synod reps, Maureen Best and Jenny Dalton White. Nigel Dodd and Linda Todd were co-opted. Please pray for them as they seek to lead the church into the vacancy.

     1  Quiz in aid of the chair fund
     3  Prayer Group at 2 pm in SMC
     7  Memorial Service for Sue Warwick (11 am)
     10  Messy Church
     15  Deanery Walk at Great Canfield
     18  Coffee, Cake & Chatter
     29  Helen Flack being Priested in Halstead at 10 am

    Priest-in-Charge: In Vacancy
    Curate: Revd. Lea Williams 01371 705066 / Please note that Lea’s usual day off is Friday.
    Parish Administrator and Hall Bookings: Sarah Jeffrey 01371 875753 /
    Churchwardens, St. Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow: Miss Catherine Salmon 01371-872580 / Mr Michael Ryley 07879-486293
    Churchwarden, St. Andrew the Apostle, Barnston: Vacant - Contact the Parish Administrator
    Follow us on Twitter: @StMarysDunmow
    St. Mary's Charity Registration No. 1129192

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