We aim to be a generous-hearted and inclusive Christian family in the centre of Beeston with a ministry that reaches out from our beautiful Parish Church into the wider community.

Sunday 15th March 2020

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Open Door Stewards: This is Week 3 on your rota.

PLEASE NOTE: due to the Corona Virus and following the Church of England guidelines, with immediate effect all ABC2 sessions will be suspended with a review and update of the situation around the 18th April.

Sunday Coffee Volunteers Needed: If you would be able to help with coffee after the Sunday service ONCE A MONTH, please let Jeanette Simons know.

Confirmation: If you are interested in being confirmed, please speak to Kirstine, or any member of the Clergy. There is a Confirmation service planned for June.

“At last Sunday’s service we heard about the work of the Jericho Road Project, a faith-based project here in Nottingham working with women in the sex industry.  One of the ways we can support their work and outreach is by donating women’s toiletries (including things like hand cream, shampoo, bath and shower products, moisturiser), clothing and shoes, and there will be a basket at the back of church from now until Easter Sunday if you’ll like to donate – perhaps as part of your Lenten thanksgiving?  You can find out more about other ways to support their work, including volunteering, on their website:  www.jerichoroad.org.uk

Augustine to Justin: The next meeting again as usual on 17th. Pat Atkins (0115) 925 6327.

Round Britain Whizz: Concert in church on Saturday 21st March. See poster on back of notice sheet for details. If you would like tickets, please see Brenda after the service.

Make a Mother’s Day – 22nd March: Every year the Mothers’ Union raises money by inviting people to ‘Make a Mother’s day’. You can buy an ethnic gift in memory of your mother, or for your mother, and in return you will receive a special card to remember her or to give her. Leaflets are on the MU stand at the back of church and gifts range between £7.50 and £101. For an extra pound you can receive a packet of wild flower seeds for her to sow in the garden. Thank you.

APCM: Could any group leaders who have not yet sent Kathryn a report for 2019, please do so by Thursday 26th March in order for the reports booklet to be produced. Many thanks.

Note-Ability Spring Concert: Saturday 28th March at 7.30pm in church. Tickets are £8 for adults & £5 for children. For tickets, please contact Emma Whitaker 07584424913 and see the event details at

https://facebook.com/events/s/note-ability-spring-concert-20/610253319520654/?ti=icl

The Crucifixion – John Stainer: Our choir will join with the Methodist Church choir to sing to Stainer’s much-loved musical meditation on the Passion on Sunday 29th March at 6.30pm here in church. ‘The Crucifixion’ lasts for about one hour and includes five hymns for the congregation to join in with. There will be no charge for entry, but a retiring collection will be taken. Please join us at the start of Passiontide as we begin our preparations for Holy Week and Easter.

Robert’s Ride 18,000: On Monday 30th March there will be a film of ‘Robert’s Ride 18,000’ at the Savoy Cinema, Nottingham. Robert Cleave, a member of Bramcote Parish Church and a former lay chairman of Deanery Synod has cycled 18,000 miles around the world in 18 months raising money for Traidcraft, Cancer Research and Bread (a small charity helping the village of Berega in Tanzania). So far he has raised over £23,000. This is the film of his travels through 29 countries. All welcome.

Please Note: Tuesday 31st March 1pm Eucharist is CANCELLED.

Invitation to a party: On Saturday 4th April 1970 we committed our lives to each other in marriage and on Sunday 5th April this year (Palm Sunday) we would like to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with all in the church as well as family and friends. We will be providing a buffet and drinks after the service in church and do hope that you stay and join with us to celebrate this milestone. Do put a note in your dairies for that date. Blessings Fr Rob & Cynthia.

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

Baptism: Stanley John Haig Headland will be baptised here at 12:15pm today. Please support and pray for Stanley and his parents and Godparents.

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Tony Ford, Sheila Allton, Teresa Downing, Simon Bramley, Louise Cummings, Margaret Joynes, Paul Badham, Sharon Bramley, Eileen Gilman, Helen Olds, Floss Abbott and Myles Bell who are sick and those who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.