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 23rd June 2019

We are now on Facebook! Have a look at our page and follow us! www.facebook.com/beestonparishchurch

Open Door Stewards: This is Week 4 on your rota.

Augustine to Justin: 25th June, meeting as usual, 2.30pm in the Choir Vestry. Pat Atkins (925 6327).

Calling all musicians! During August while the choir takes a break, we’re looking for people to contribute appropriate reflective musical items during the distribution of communion at the 10am Eucharist. All instruments welcome, with piano accompaniment available if required. If you’d be interested in being involved, please see Chris or Phil.

On the 8th of June I finished the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in support of St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield.  I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored me. Overall, I raised £305 for St Luke’s. Thanks, Hannah Cooper.

Dorothy Reus will be celebrating her 100th birthday here in church on Sunday 21st July, after the 10am service. We will be having a Faith Lunch. We would love for you all to share in this celebration. Please sign up on the list at the back of church to let us know how many are coming and if you are bringing a savoury or sweet contribution to the lunch. It doesn’t matter what or how much, just give with faith that there will be enough food for everyone and it isn’t all the same thing! There will be a birthday cake and a card for everyone to sign. Any questions, speak to Angie Cooper 07949 200 795.

MU Invitation: The Dean of Southwell has invited all members of Mothers’ Union and their friends to a Special Choral Evensong at Southwell Minster on Saturday, 6th July at 5.30pm followed by a drinks reception. This is our Cathedral’s special day to promote Evensong which is being promoted throughout the country. If you or your friends would like to go please reply on events@southwellminster.org.uk to help with seating and catering. If you are not on email but would like to go please give me a ring and I will reply for you (0115 9255770)  Sheila Allton

 Mothers’ Union: Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 11th July when we will have a Strawberry Tea in aid of the MU Summer of Hope Appeal supporting women around the world in many different ways. We will also be celebrating Dorothy Reus’ 100th birthday which takes place a few days later. The afternoon begins at 2.30pm and tickets are on sale at £2.50 from Pat Atkins or Pauline Wheelhouse. There will also be a raffle. Do come and join us for an afternoon of fellowship and fun. We look forward to welcoming you!   Sheila Allton.

Thank you to everyone who donated items for the local Women’s Refuge. We had a huge amount of items for their staff to take back with them. Two members of staff came and we were pleased to welcome friends from church who wanted to learn more about the refuge. The late Edna Johnson( wife of Canon Jack Johnson) was one of the people who petitioned  for the refuge in Beeston which was opened in 1976 and was the first one outside London. And it is still going strong, thanks to the help and support of many local people and organisations, including MU which has supported it since its inception. Since Government funding has been withdrawn, they said how grateful they are for all the support and particularly mentioned the Beeston Churches Consolidated Charity which now supports them each year. They have now opened a Charity Shop in Stapleford which is open 3 days a week. This also helps to boost funds. Sheila Allton.

 Forthcoming Events at Southwell Minster:

Monday, 15th July – Sunday 8th September, Brickminster Windows Trail. Find Lego models hiding in the Minster which tell the stories in the stained glass windows. Flyers available at the back of church.

Saturday 27th July, Starting at 10am: last tour 12 noon. Guided tours of Southwell Minster including the Archbishop’s Palace and garden, take place on certain days during the year. Tours begin on the hour and last about an hour. Tours of the Bell  Tower also run on the hour, first tour 11am, last tour 3pm. Maximum number per tour 15 people; booking advisable: events@southwellminster.org.uk  Cost £6 adults; £3 children.

The historic Chapter Library is also open on Bank Holiday Mondays between 10.30am and 3pm. Leaflets are available on the Information Table at the back of church.

Tuesday, 30th July 10.30am – 3.30pm, Family Fun Day. Join Robin Hood and his friends for medieval themed fun in the Minster and Education Garden. Archery, crafts, demonstrations, etc. Picnics welcome. Suggested donation: £1 per child over 3. Flyers available at the back of church.

Tuesday 10th September 9.30am – 3.30pm, Discovery Day for adults. More information on the Southwell Minster Discovery Day website. Cost £15 per person. Booking advisable.

Focus on Beeston Church in June’s Diocesan newsletter – Nifty Notes: There is an article and photo in this month’s Nifty Notes about Father Rob’s admission as a Workplace Chaplain in Beeston in this month’s edition. Copies are available at the back of church. Please take one.

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Tony Ford, Sheila Allton, Sally Baldock, Teresa Downing, Simon Bramley, Louise Cummings and Trevor Slack who are sick. Remember also Alan Bacon and Phyllis Heath who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.