Welcome to St. Mary's Church
Welcome to our parish church website.
We hope that you will join with us both in worship and in the many activities that are organised within the church family.
This website aims to give you details of who we are, what we do and how you can join us.
'Living to Worship and Glorify God,
to Encourage and Support His Church,
and to Reach Out to His World'
News from the Vicarage - February 2017
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple/ Candlemas.
In bygone centuries, Christians said their last farewells to the Christmas season on Candlemas, 2 February. This is exactly 40 days after Christmas Day itself. In New Testament times 40 days old was an important age for a baby boy: it was when they made their first 'public appearance'.
S. Mary's Church News February 2017
HOT POT SUPPER
Tickets for the Hot Pot Supper and Quiz will soon be available priced at £10. We are inviting teams of four with prizes for the highest (and lowest!) scores. After last years success as quizmaster, Jeremy Stretton has once again offered to be in charge of the quiz questions.
WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
There will be a service held at Church to celebrate The Women's World bay of Prayer on Friday March 3rd.
Lent starts on Wednesday 1st March and the popular lunches in aid of The Bishops Lent Appeal will take place each Friday in Lent at 12.30pm in S. John s Room.
NIGHT OF THE PROMS
We are very pleased to confirm that in conjunction with North Shropshire Age UK we will be holding another Last Night of The Proms concert in church on Saturday 14th October with the Shrewsbury Light Orchestra and choirs from Ellesmere College under the direction of Head of Music Tony Coupe.
Next years subscriptions are due in March 2017. Thank you to everyone who subscribes to our 200 Club which is an important part of our fundraising activities annually. It has become somewhat challenging for our subscription collection team to get around everyone and the PCC has agreed that from March 2017 next years subscriptions can be made by Standing Order. We will be letting everyone who was a member of the Club last year have a Standing Order form which we would be grateful for them to complete and give to their bank by the end of March 2017. There will be some members who still want to pay in cash and we will do our best to get round to collect those payments in the next few weeks. Please let Jeremy, Anne Edwards or anyone who is a regular church attendee know if you can help with any cash subscription collections.
We still have a few spare tickets available if you would like any more or know someone who would like to join. Any queries please contact Jeremy Stretton on phone number 01691 624772. Thanks for your support.
Fundraising and Social Events 2017
St. Mary's Church, Ellesmere
Fundraising and Social Events 2017
|Friday 3rd March||Hot Pot Supper and Quiz
|Sunday 11th June||Garden Trail
Various gardens in and around Ellesmere
|1 - 5pm||£5|
|Sunday 25th June||Parish Lunch
||TBC||12.30pm for 1pm||£10|
|Friday 6th October||Harvest Supper
|Saturday 14th October||Last Night of The Proms Concert
(a joint event with Age UK NSS featuring the Shrewsbury Light Orchestra and Ellesmere College Choral Society and Choirs)
|Friday 3rd November||Shoppers Lunch
(a joint event with Age UK NSS)
|Saturday 2nd December||Christmas Coffee Morning and Grand Draw
Please join us for Coffee, Mince Pies and Sherry.
Gift stall, card stall, etc