Notices for Sunday 22nd March 2015

Fifth Sunday of Lent


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

Olivet to Calvary: Our choir will once again join with the choir from the Methodist Church and this year will be performing J.H. Maunder's 'Olivet to Calvary'. This recalls simply and reverently in music some of the scenes which mark the last few days of the Saviour's life on earth, beginning on Palm Sunday and concluding at Calvary. It will last a little over an hour and includes hymns for everyone to join in with. You are warmly invited to join us in the Parish Church TODAY at 6.30pm as we mark the start of Passiontide and begin our preparations for Holy Week and Easter. A retiring collection will be taken.

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

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. We started on Tuesday 10th March but would welcome people to join us at any time during the 6 weeks. Please sign up at the back of church if you are interested. Contact: Ben Hyett or Wayne for more details.

Ladies Day: Wednesday 25th March. This is being celebrated at Southwell Minster and the Mothers' Union would like to take as many people as possible by coach. We would leave from our church at 2pm and, after a cream tea, make our way back to the coach at about 5:30pm. This would be a 16 seater coach and the cost would be about £9.50 a head. This is not restricted to MU members, anyone that would like and afternoon out and explore the history of Southwell is more than welcome. Please ring Rosie on 998 4310 if interested.

Messy Church: The next messy church is on Saturday 28th March
from 3pm to 5pm at church. We hope to see as many people there
as possible. Please invite your friends along.

Boot Orchestra Concert: Saturday 28th March, 7.30pm. Concert by the Boots Orchestra, with violinist Megumi Rolfe. Tickets (£8.00, Concessions £5.00) can be purchased during Open Door. More details on the poster at the back of church.

Easter Chicks with a chocolate egg inside for sale in aid of Cancer Research. These will be available on Palm Sunday, £1 each.

Mothers' Union: There will be no meeting on Thursday, 9th April as the funeral of Christine Knight has been arranged for that day. We are planning to invite the speaker, Laura Binns from Trent Peak Archaeology, to the May meeting.

Silverwood Nursing Home: The next service will be at 11am on Monday 13th April. As always, support would be welcomed.

Coffee Morning in aid of Cancer Research: Saturday 25th April, 10am to 12pm. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes, book sale, table top sale and raffle. If you have anything (small, not clothing) suitable to sell on the table top, please let me know For further details please contact Brenda Smith on 925 2507.

Community Event - The Chilwell Explosion July 1918: Do you have any second hand stories about this, maybe from your parents who talked about it? Or artefacts - a diary or other? If so please let me know as there is a Community Event happening in Beeston Square on Saturday 4 July - also somewhere in the vicinity on Sun 5 July. We are collecting stories and items in readiness for this event. We are also wanting people to volunteer to help in different ways. Further details in the Parish Magazine and/or contact: Barbara Selwood 917 8488 mob 07773 786 183 or

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Ian Macrae Smith, Janet Toseland, Avril Shaw, Margery Cooper, Jaqueline Kemp, Dennis Cooper and Jean Smith who are sick. Remember also Christine Knight, Kate Farmer and Iris Beazley who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.


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