GOLDEN WEDDING Pauline and Michael Miller invite you all to celebrate with them after the Service with a glass of something bubbly. Congratulations on your 50th Wedding Anniversary! Sue
PIPER SKETCH The Legacy Project to buy the Piper Sketch is now complete. The sketch is on display in Graves Art Gallery now. Presentation at St Mark’s on Oct 7 after the Harvest Festival – keep the date free. Phillip B
CONFIRMATION 26 SEP at 7.30pm here at St Mark’s. 7 candidates will be presented to Bp Pete on this occasion. Please do come along to support them, and other deanery candidates. This is an exciting time in the life of the church. Sue
AUGUST VOLUNTEERING Assist night shelter urgently need volunteers for August (to cover holidays). More info from Rosie or Ceri or email email@example.com Ceri
CONGRATULATIONS! To Rachel Grimsley, Graham and Joanie who welcomed Jackie into the world on Friday 13 July. All are thriving!
AND ALSO to Joe and Hannah Speed on the safe arrival of Benjamin who was born on Monday 23 July.
MAVIS HEWITT has moved to Broomgrove Home and is very keen to receive visitors. Sue
GOODBYE MARK – WE’LL MISS YOU! Today is Mark McCombs’ last Sunday as Director of Music and Organist. Mark has served this community faithfully for five years and his skill, dedication and good humour will be sorely missed. Last chance to sign his card! Sue
CRC/PCN DAY CONFERENCE Sat 20 Oct Canon Marianne Borg ‘Days of Awe and Wonder: How We See makes all the Difference’ Info & tickets on CRC and PCN websites. Sue Hobley
MUSIC AT ST MARK’S There is an advert on the website for the role of Director of Music. Please share with your networks or anyone you know who might be interested. Musicians in the congregation, please let us know if you would like to play a part in worship, however small. Thank you. Sue, Sarah and Shan
FRIENDSHIP CLUB On Summer break – back 5 Sept. Details from Rosalind 268 1426. Rosalind
WEDDING AND GOODBYE! Gary and Fiona invite everyone to celebrate with them on Sunday Aug 19 Gary’s last morning service, followed by a picnic lunch, and their wedding at 2pm. All welcome! Sue H
JANE BURROWS, Bishop Peter’s wife, died peacefully on Thursday. Please hold +Peter, Adam and Amie in your prayers. Shan
CONGREGATIONAL LIST An email has gone out asking for details for the new St Mark’s congregational list – if you have received this please reply by 7 Sept. If you have not received the email but would like to be included on the new list please complete a form and put it in the red box (at the back of the church). Thanks. Sarah R
PCC MEETING – please look at the notice board for a summary of the main items discussed and talk to any PCC member for more information – we are here to represent you, please use us!
REDECORATING The Upper Room and office are being redecorated and the rooms will be out of use 27 July to 3 August. No printing will be available after 2pm on Friday 27 until Monday 30. Please bear with us. Briony & Sarah R
THE BIG WEEKEND AWAY 21-23 Sept 2018.
ONE PLACE LEFT!! Please contact Tanya if you’d like to snap up the last place! 01629 734347 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An email has been sent out to all those attending regarding meal and accommodation requirements – please reply by 30 July.
FUNDRAISING Keep an eye on the noticeboard for ways to support this. If you are planning to contribute, please do so by the end of June or let us know about your future fundraising plans. Thanks! Big Weekend Planning Team.
THANK YOU to all who came to the Pie & Pea supper, we raised £300. Briony
CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP Wednesday 15 August 10 am – 4 pm in the Lounge. Come join us upcycling old altar candles into new candles for the parish weekend and charity sales. Sign up sheet coming soon. Sarah Frost
BOARD GAME NIGHTS 10 & 31 August at 7.30pm til late in the Lounge. Bring your favourite tipple and we’ll supply games and nibbles! Sarah C & Sarah R
GALA DINNER – SAVE THE DATE! Fri 7th Sept. £20 Briony
WORMS FOR THE WEEKEND!! special edition tubs of compost worms to revitalise your compost bin – £5 each. Also, £10 for a compost bin makeover. Email email@example.com Sarah Frost