Notices for Sunday 22nd February 2015

First Sunday of Lent


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

New Caring Companion Befriending Service: If you know someone who might benefit from this FREE service, or are willing to be a volunteer, please contact Sharon on 0115 917 8080 or call in to Oban House.

Message from Chris Warren: Thank you to everyone for all your
prayers, good wishes and cards, which cheered me greatly. I am at last making a slow, but steady recovery and am hoping to be back at church in the very near future. Chris Warren

Bible Study Group: The next meeting will be at 2:30pm in the choir vestry on Tuesday 24th February, to continue our study of 2 Samuel.

Messy Church: The next messy church is on Saturday 28th February from 3pm to 5pm.All welcome.

Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday 6th March at 10a.m. at the Catholic Church, Foster Avenue, Beeston. This year's service has been written by the women of the Bahamas. All welcome. Please note that the service is in the morning this year.

Royal Baroque: Sinfoni Chorale present an evening of Baroque including Handel: Zadok the Priest and Carpentier: Te Deum as well as works by Lalande and Lully. Saturday 7th March at 7:30pm at Beeston Parish Church. Tickets £12 (£5 for students under 21) from Sandra Wakefield, 0115 960 6236.

PARISH NEWS: The deadline for contributions to the next edition is Sunday 8th March. Articles should be sent to or given in person on Sunday mornings. The magazine will be available on Sunday 22nd March.

Silverwood Nursing Home: The next service will be in the West Wing at 11am on Monday 9th March. Support will be welcomed.

Pilgrim Course: About this time last year, a number of us had a great time meeting over 6 weeks for the Pilgrim course. A little later this year we are planning to do Pilgrim again with a new topic - the Lord's Prayer.
Anyone is welcome to come along to Pilgrim:
1) Those who have recently started coming to church.
2) Those who want a chance to think about the Christian faith.
3) Those who have been Christians for many years and want to think about the foundations of their faith again.
Pilgrim will be held at Beeston Parish Church from 8pm till 945pm for 6 Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday 10th March. Please sign up at the back of church if you are interested. Contact: Ben Hyett or Wayne for more details.

Hope Nottingham Appeal: Hope are still short of Sugar; Tinned Fruit; Long life milk or milk powder; Tinned meat; Long life Fruit; Rice; Sponge Pudding and Jam. There a one-off Foodbank collection at Tesco store in Beeston on Saturday 14th March from 9am-5pm. Please can you join us for an hour? We need 4 volunteers per shift and the rota will be filled up on a first come first served basis. We might need help moving the donations to Hope House in Beeston after the collection has finished. Please contact Sue Hillier via email ( or by phone on 0115 943 6081

Planned Giving: We are looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Planned Giving Secretary. If you are interested in finding out more about the role and its duties, please contact Kathryn in the Parish Office who will send you an outline.

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Ian Macrae Smith, Janet Toseland, Avril Shaw, Margery Cooper, Jean Smith, Iris Beazley, Chris Warren and Ethel Robinson who are sick. Remember also those who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.


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