Notices for the week beginning November 11

Remembrance Sunday


Calendar for St. Mary's

  Sun. 11  9:00 am  United Benefice Holy Communion: Revd. Rosemary Drew
   10:45 am  Act of Remembrance at the Town War Memorial followed by Service of Remembrance at the United Reformed Church
 Mon. 12  8:30 am  Morning Prayer
   4:00 pm  Messy Church
   7:00 pm  Meditation at the Bowling Green
 Tue. 13  8:30 am  Morning Prayer
   4:45 pm  Evening Prayer
   8:00 pm  Home group – 33 Rayfield Close, Barnston
 Wed. 14  4:45 pm  Evening Prayer
   8:00 pm  Home group – 9 Windmill Close
 Thu. 15  8:30 am  Morning Prayer
   6:00 pm  Children’s Choir
   7:00 pm  Choir Practice
 Fri. 16  8:00 pm  Home group – 19 Lower Mill Fields
  Sun. 18  9:00 am  Holy Communion
   10:30 am  Service of the Word

Calendar for St. Andrew's

  Sun. 11  6:00 pm  Prayers for Peace: Revd. Ruth Patten
 Wed. 14  8:45 am  Morning Prayer
   2:00 pm  PCC – 11 Nursery Rise
  Sun. 18  6:00 pm  Holy Communion


PRAYER FOR TODAY
O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PLEASE PRAY FOR:
  • the family and friends of those who have recently died: Phyllis Stock; Harold Jaggard; Shirley Collins; Margaret Withers; Hilda Sybil Knight
  • those who have asked for prayer: Kayleb; Graham; Gill; Shirley; Sue; Julie
  • those families preparing for the baptism of their children
  • the Connect 120 Project and our missioner, Tara Russell

  • RUTH AND LEA’S DIOCESAN TRIP TO OUR LINK DIOCESES IN KENYA. You can find out more about their trip and our partner dioceses at the next Deanery Synod at St Mary’s, on Tuesday 20th November at 7.30pm. If you are able to help with refreshments for this evening, please let Sarah know. Thank you!

    LOVE ST MARY’S WORK PARTY. Your Churchwardens are organising a work party for Saturday 24th  November from 9.30am for a few hours. The finance team will be sorting through the archive boxes recovered from the Guild Chapel. Hopefully, the weather will be kind for an autumn tidying of leaves and weeds etc. in the churchyard, car park and around the SMC. We also hope to get the sheds sorted. Everyone welcome – please bring gardening gloves and, if possible, some gardening tools. Refreshments arranged! Hope to see you there – Catherine & Nigel.

    CONNECT 120. This week, Connect 120 means: assembly at Dunmow St Mary's, cooking at Roseacres, meeting with line manager, assembly at Magna Carta, lunch club at Birchanger, Year 1 lessons on Jesus at Gt Dunmow Primary, a slot in the service at Stebbing.

    CRIB SERVICE PLANNING! Over the past few years we have welcomed hundreds of people to our Crib Service at St Mary’s on Christmas Eve. Recently, it has been hard to ensure that everybody who attends can be kept both safe and comfortable. So, we have made the decision to hold two Crib Services at St Mary’s on Christmas Eve: one at 2pm and another at 4pm. We would welcome as much support as possible for these services, not least to welcome people, to be on duty in our car park and to set up and clear up afterwards. If you are able to help out in any way, please sign up on the sheets at the back of St Mary’s. Thank you!

    WINE FOR LIVE NATIVITY. It is that time again when we start to gather wine for mulling for the Live Nativity and we would really appreciate your donations. Please can you bring your bottles/boxes to church and leave them in either the vestry or with Sarah in the Parish Office. Many thanks, your generosity is appreciated.

    MESSAGE FROM BRAINTREE FOODBANK. Thank you so much for your support. Our clients are very grateful. We have seen increased levels of need during the spring and summer this year and our warehouse stocks are lower than they have ever been in the six years we have been open. We urgently need:
    • Fruit juice (1lt Longlife)
    • Longlife Milk
    • Cereal bars
    • Instant mash
    • Sponge puddings
    • Tinned tomatoes
    • Tinned Rice puddings
    • Packet soups
    • Custard – packets that can be made with boiling water
    • Chocolate bars, e.g. Kit Kat, Penguins etc.
    • Biscuits
    • Tinned fish
    • Tinned fruit
    • Sugar (500g bags please)*
    • Cold meats (tinned)
    • Coffee (small jars please)*
    • Cereal (700g please)*
    • Pasta sauce
    • Tinned spaghetti
    • Jam
    • Packet rice
    Please no baked beans as that is one of the few items of where we have very full stocks.

    Also needed are: Toiletries, e.g. toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorant, shampoo, toilet rolls and pet food.

    *Please note: We often ask for small packs – Larger packs do not fit in our boxes and make it difficult for our clients to carry home. Also, we are unable (for hygiene reasons) to split larger sizes or catering packs.

    PLEASE NOTE: We are grateful for your donations to the Braintree Area foodbank. However, we can only accept donations of freshly-bought unopened and undamaged goods which are still well within their “use by” date (no less than 6 months). We cannot use items which do not meet these requirements, and the donation is wasted. Thank you.

    OUTLOOK: can you spare 1 – 2 hours per month to help with the magazine admin?  Please have a chat with Patrick (876404 / 07759-317951) if you’d like to know more.


    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
     November  
     19  St Mary’s PCC (7.30pm, SMC)
     20  Coffee, Cake & Chatter
     20  Deanery Synod at St Mary’s (7.30pm)



    TO CONTACT THE PARISHES:
    Priest-in-Charge: Revd. Ruth Patten 01371 874325 or 07754 053039 / revruthjp@gmail.com. Please note that Ruth's usual day off is Friday
    Curate: Revd. Lea Williams 01371 705066 / lea@stmarysgreatdunmow.org.uk. Please note that Lea’s usual day off is Friday.
    Parish Administrator and Hall Bookings: Sarah Jeffrey 01371 875753 / administrator@smgd.org.uk
    Churchwardens, St. Mary the Virgin, Great Dunmow: Miss Catherine Salmon 01371-872580 / Mr Nigel Warren 01371-856321
    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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