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 17th December 2017

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

Christmas Cards: There are cards at the back of church. If you are able, please try to deliver some to the houses on your street or local area. Many thanks.

Augustine to Justin: The next meeting is 9th January. Pat Atkins (925 6327).

Mothers’ Union: The New Year Lunch on Thursday, 11th January will now be at the Cornmill, Chilwell(opposite Chilwell Retail Park) at 12noon for 12.30. We have been allocated our own dining room so if you would like to join us on that day you will be very welcome. Order and pay on the day. Please contact Pauline Wheelhouse (0115 925 9381) if you would like to join us.

Calendars: If you have expressed an interest in Southwell and Nottingham Diocese church calendars, we now have these available for collection at £5 each.  Please see Brian, Bridget or Alistair after the Sunday morning service or call Alistair on 8778276.

Sidespeople: I am trying to update the sidesperson rota. If you are one of our excellent welcoming/sidesperson team, could you see me after church so I can check I’ve got you down for the right weeks! Many thanks, Sheenagh.

Thank you Marion: After several years helping me to clean the church brasses each week, Marion Macfarlane has decided it is time for her to retire. Thank you, Marion, for all your hard work over the years. However, I would be so grateful if someone could offer to help me for about an hour on Friday mornings. We meet at about 9am each week. Thank you. Sheila Allton.

Sunday School: There will be no Sunday School on Christmas Eve 24th December and New Year’s Eve 31st December.

Parish Office: Please note that Kathryn will not be in the Parish office on Thursday 28th December and Thursday 4th January. If you have any notices for the Sundays affected, please let her know before Thursday 21st December so they can be produced. Many thanks.

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Jason, Sheila Stanley, Jane Keenan, Rev. Susan Bloomfield, Karen Thorpe, Ian Eden and Jean Smith who are sick. Remember also Paul Williamson and Ernest Hallam who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.

        Christmas at St John the Baptist Church 

Sunday 17th December

6:30pm Joint Carol Service

at Beeston Methodist Church

Sunday 24th December Christmas Eve

4:30pm Christingle and Crib Service –

Children welcome

11:15pm Midnight Mass

Monday 25th December Christmas Day

10am Parish Family Celebration

All Welcome