All are welcome to join in the Mothers’ Union Diocesan Festival Service at St Paul’s church, Weston-super-Mare. The Bishop of Taunton, the Right Reverend Ruth Worsley, will preach and preside and this will be a joyful occasion. We can offer a lift to two people. Please ring 01823 276797 or speak to a Committee Member.
So what’s this about? Somerset Churches Trust provide funds for necessary repairs to churches. The aim is to have as many people as possible visiting participating churches. How does it work? First and foremost, it’s a fun event, based on people either cycling or walking around a local group of churches on 9th September. Each church visited will offer basic hospitality. Participants simply ask family and friends to sponsor them, either by a lump sum or an amount per church visited. Half the money raised can be returned to your own church. After a few years’ break, St Mary Magdalene is re-entering the event both by keeping the church open for Ride + Stride and hopefully, fielding our own Ride + Stride group. Interested? Pick up a leaflet at the back of church and shortly we will give details of the St Mary MagdaleneRide + Stride group.For more details please contact Valerie Gaskell.
Friday saw the St John’s “Music at Lunchtime” series here at St Mary Magdalene. Our very own Musical Director, Miles Quick, gave a wonderful organ recital and it has been a pleasure to work with our sister church, St John the Evangelist, for this occasion.
REGULAR ATTENDERS: If you have not yet received an ‘Our Giving’ envelope please collect one as you leave the church today. For those who have received one but have not yet returned the response form, it would be helpful if you would do so in the envelope provided as soon as possible. Thank you.
Coach and overnight accommodation can be arranged leaving Taunton at 09.00 on Friday 29th September staying at The Mercure Wetherby Hotel, Wetherby. Saturday morning leaving for Ripon some 25 minutes away, £85pp sharing, single supplement £20. This includes luxury coach with on board toilet facilities, evening meal overnight accommodation and breakfast on the Saturday morning.
A MINIMUM OF 40 persons are required to make this a viable trip. BOOK TODAY OR NEXT SUNDAY AT THE LATEST TO ENABLE THE TOUR COMPANY TO SECURE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION