Dates for Your Diary

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1st

10:30 Mass – The first Sunday of the new Liturgical Year – Advent 1.

17:30 World Aids Day Vigil at Fountain Square, Hanley. All welcome.

17:30 Irene Deakin received into church at S. Werburgh’s, High Lane.

MONDAY DECEMBER 2nd

10:30 Funeral requiem at S. Werburgh’s for Irene Deakin. (Irene was a life-long worshipper at S. Werburgh’s and, with her husband, Geoff., supported our various celebrations. Pray for them.)

18:30 MONDAY CLUB meets in the Hall. Details below.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4th

10:00 Baby and Toddler Group Meet in the hall.

19:30 Singing Group meet after mass.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5th

14:00 Funeral of Michael Bailey at Carmountside.

18:30 Wedding rehearsal in church.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6th

12:00 Mass followed by shared lunch.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8th

10:30 ALL-AGE MASS

100 CLUB and RUBATANO collected

MONDAY DECEMBER 9th

12:00 MASS FOR THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION at TUNSTALL

followed by clergy meeting.

18:30 MONDAY CLUB meets in the Hall. Details below.

19:00 Carol concert at All Saints’ Leek.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11th

10:00 Baby and Toddler Group Meet in the hall.

19:30 P.C.C. meeting after mass.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13th

11:30 Mass followed by shared lunch at the Vicarage.

12:30 Wedding of Amanda Matthews to Christopher Clewes.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14th

13:00 AUTUMN FAIR at S. Werburgh’s, High Lane.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15th

10:30 SUNG MASS

100 Club called.

MONDAY DECEMBER 16th

18:30 MONDAY CLUB meets in the Hall. Details below.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18th

10:00 Baby and Toddler Group Meet in the hall.

19:30 Singing Group meet after mass.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20th

12:00 Mass followed by shared lunch.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 24th

18:00 Carols and Christingle around the Crib for Christmass Eve.

23:30 FIRST MASS OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25th

10:30 SECOND MASS OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27th

12:00 Mass of S. John followed by shared lunch.

 

Some interesting events and information…

THE MONDAY CLUB

This is being organised by Stacey Emery and Yvonne Heath-Wilson. It includes a TUCK SHOP, HOT DOGS, GAMES, AND CHRISTIAN TEACHING. It starts at 6:30 pm, and concludes at 7.45pm after prayers. The age range starts from seven years old, and all are welcome to join in. (We already have a couple of adults from the Baby and Toddler Group who are interested in lending support.)

WALSINGHAM 2020

Father John Stather and compatriots are organising a pilgrimage to The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham for Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2020. The plan is to reduce costs by hiring two minibuses instead of using a large and expensive coach. This will also provide for added flexibility on our journey to and from the shrine and during our time at Walsingham.

If you are interested in joining me (Father Brian) on this spiritual (shrine) and social (pub) pilgrimage then please give me your name and a £10 deposit and I will pass this on to Father John. Alternatively, you can contact him or Christopher Barnett on http://www.gandtparish.co.uk

Mary Snape has been involved in the organisation of the pilgrimage for many years and will give, I am sure, her much-needed support. Please speak to her about the importance of Walsingham as a place of prayer, healing, and renewal.

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us and for all who make pilgrimage to your holy shrine.

HALL HIRE

We have a very versatile and welcoming hall, together with kitchen, side room, toys, crocks, and the means for making a cup of tea or dispense drinks of one sort or another. The venue has been used for a number of children’s parties, wedding breakfasts, and other events.

See Father Brian to discuss availability and the cost of hiring all or part of the building.