FLAG Our thanks to Mr James Bye and BE Group (Engineering) Ltd of Melton who have kindly sponsored our new flag.
St Mary's Mothers Union The branch will be holding its annual 'Cream Tea' in the Church Centre on Thursday 13th June at 3:00pm. Tickets priced at £3.50 are now on sale and the proceeds from these will be sent to 'Malawi' who have recently experienced the devastation inflicted by the recent cyclone in South Africa.
The Lord’s Prayer - East and West This course will allow us to study two very different commentaries on the Lord’s Prayer - Jesus’ short eight clause answer to the disciples’ question on how to pray.
One commentary comes from the ‘Sermon on the Mount according to Vedanta’, which some of us have studied before, and the other will be extracts from ‘Abba’, a series of meditations by Evelyn Underhill published the year before she died.
These two commentaries, though they appear to be in total contrast to each other, have one thing in common - the suggestion that the Lord’s Prayer is more than a form of words to be regularly repeated, it is instead a set of instructions on how a true life could be lived.
There will be five sessions on Wednesday evenings at St Mary’s house starting on May 29th May, 7.15pm for 7.30pm, and all are welcome.
THE PARISH OFFICE is closed until Monday 3 June.
PARISH LUNCH The date of the next lunch has been changed to Thursday 30 May.
THE PARISH PILGRIMAGE to Norwich is on Saturday 13 July. Full details are in the leaflet and there is a sign-up list at the back of the church.
STEWARDING - the rota for stewarding in church is now on the back of the door to the sink area under the tower. It would be good to have more volunteers who can ensure visitors have a welcome leaflet and to point them to interesting features. The church silver on display under the tower, the painting in the chapel and also to direct them to the slots for giving until we get our new donation box. If you are able to help please sign up on the list; if you would like to talk to me about what is involved I shall be stewarding on the next two Monday afternoons 20th and 27th May or I can be contacted on 01394 383690.
Our celebrations will be in the afternoon of Saturday 22 June.
If you would like to join in to help to make this event fun, please sign up to meet/offer help on the board at the back of the church.
All age activities – Fun for all!!
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