Diary for March 2017

Diary for March 2017  in the Tyndale Benefice serving St. Mary’s, Wotton, St. Martin’s, North Nibley, St. Kenelm’s, Alderley and the Chapel of Ease at Tresham.

Morning Prayer is said daily Monday – Saturday at 9.00 am in the Catherine Chapel at St Mary’s, Wotton-under-Edge

Wednesday, 1st March – Ash Wednesday:  (Parish Office closed today)
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
2.15 p.m. Mothers’ Union meeting in the Parish Room;
5.30 p.m. Prayer Space in the Catherine Chapel;
6.30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Communion with Ashing at St. Martin’s
7.30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Communion with Ashing at St. Mary’s and St. Martin’s

Friday, 3rd March:
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
12.00 Lent Lunch in the Parish Room in aid of Christian Aid;
1.30 p.m. Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Tony Cowell at St. Mary’s

Saturday, 4th March:
3.30 p.m. Wedding of Sophie Thompson and Reginald Quiling at St. Mary’s.

Sunday, 5th March – 1st Sunday of Lent
  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist at St. Martin’s
10.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist at St. Mary’s
11.00 a.m. Holy Communion at the Tresham Chapel
6.00 p.m. Evensong at St. Mary’s

Monday 6th March:
9.30 a.m. Little Church at St. Mary’s – activities and crafts for under-fives and carers beginning in Church then moving to the Parish Room;
10.00 a.m. Holy Communion at Perry and Dawes;
12.00 Funeral Service for Ann Lotinga at St Mary’s
2.00 – 4.00 p.m. St. Mary’s Together Games in the Parish Room

Wednesday, 8th March:
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
5.30 p.m. Prayer Space in the Catherine Chapel;
7.00 p.m. North Nibley PCC meeting at Blanchworth House;
7.30 p.m. Churches Together Lenten Wednesday evening lecture. Theme: ‘Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer.’ Today: ‘Our Father in Heaven’ with Rev’d Pauline Godfrey, Discipleship and Vocations Officer, Diocese of Gloucester. (Wotton PCC meeting postponed)

Friday, 10th March:
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
12.00 – 2.00 p.m. Lent Lunch at the Baptist Church in aid of the Dagoretti Programme.

Saturday, 11th March:
9.30 – 11.00 a.m. Messy Church at St. Mary’s – ‘The Ten Lepers.’ Breakfast, activities and worship for all ages.

Sunday, 12th March – 2nd Sunday of Lent:
  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s and St. Martin’s
9.30 a.m. Family Service at St. Martin’s
10.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist at St. Mary’s
6.00 p.m. Evensong at St. Mary’s

Monday, 13th March:
9.30 a.m. Little Church at St. Mary’s – activities and crafts for under-fives and carers beginning in Church then moving to the Parish Room;
10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer at Perry and Dawes;
2.00 – 4.00 p.m. St. Mary’s Together Games in the Parish Room.

Wednesday, 15th March:
9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist at St. Mary’s (Mothers’ Union Corporate Communion);
5.30 p.m. Prayer Space in the Catherine Chapel;
7.30 p.m. Lent Lecture at the Baptist Church – ‘Your Kingdome Come’ with Rev’d Alisdair Longwill, Regional Minister, West of England Baptist Association;
7.45 p.m. Mothers Union meeting in the Parish Room

Thursday, 16th March:
7.30 p.m. Wotton PCC meeting in the Parish Room (postponed from 8th March)

Friday, 17th March:
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
12.00 – 1.45 p.m. Lent Lunch in the Parish Room in aid of the Julian Trust.

Sunday, 19th March – 3rd Sunday of Lent:
  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist at St. Martin’s
10.15 a.m. Family Service at St. Mary’s
11.00 a.m. Family Communion at St. Kenelm’s
6.00 p.m. Choral Evensong at St. Mary’s, This will include the opportunity of saying farewell to David Parfitt the Director of Music and Organist at St Mary’s who retires this month.

Monday, 20th March – Joseph of Nazareth (transferred from 19th):
9.30 a.m. Little Church at St. Mary’s – activities and crafts for under-fives and carers beginning in Church then moving to the Parish Room;
10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer at Perry and Dawes;
2.00 – 4.00 p.m. St. Mary’s Together Games in the Parish Room;
7.30 p.m. Evening Eucharist with incense at St. Mary’s

Wednesday, 22nd March:
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
5.30 p.m. Prayer Space in the Catherine Chapel;
7.30 p.m. Lent Lecture at the Baptist Church – ‘Our Daily Bread’ with Dave Cooling, Regional Representative of Tearfund.

Friday, 24th March:
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
12.00 – 1.45 p.m. Lent Lunch in the Parish Room in aid of ‘Riding for the Disabled.’

Saturday, 25th March – The Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary:
7.30 p.m. Evening Eucharist with incense at St. Mary’s

Sunday, 26th March – Mothering Sunday and 4th Sunday of Lent:
  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
9.30 a.m. Family Communion for Mothering Sunday at St. Martin’s
10.15 a.m. Family Communion for Mothering Sunday at St. Mary’s
6.00 p.m. Service of Healing and Wholeness at St. Mary’s (no separate Evensong)

Monday, 27th March:
9.30 a.m. Little Church at St. Mary’s – activities and crafts for under-fives and carers beginning in Church then moving to the Parish Room;
10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer at Perry and Dawes;
2.00 – 4.00 p.m. St. Mary’s Together Games in the Parish Room;
7.00 p.m. North Nibley Churches Together meeting at the Chapel.

Tuesday, 28st March:
7.30 p.m. Co-workers of Mother Teresa meeting in the Parish Room;

Wednesday 29th March:
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
5.30 p.m. Prayer Space in the Catherine Chapel;
7.30 p.m. Lent Lecture at the Baptist Church – ‘Forgive us our sins’ with Rt Rev’d Robert Springett, Bishop of Tewkesbury.

 Friday, 31st March:
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
12.00 – 1.45 p.m. Lent Lunch in the Parish Room in aid of ‘Send a Cow.’

Early dates for April

Sunday, 2nd April – Passiontide
  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s
9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist at St. Martin’s
10.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist at St. Mary’s
(no 11.00 a.m. Service at Tresham)
6.00 p.m. Evensong at St. Mary’s

Monday, 3rd April:
9.30 a.m. Little Church at St. Mary’s – activities and crafts for under-fives and carers beginning in Church then moving to the Parish Room;
10.00 a.m. Holy Communion at Perry and Dawes;
2.00 – 4.00 p.m. St. Mary’s Together Games in the Parish Room

Tuesday, 4th April:
7.30 p.m. Alderley (including Tresham) APCM

Wednesday, 5th April:
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
2.15 p.m. Mothers’ Union meeting in the Parish Room;
5.30 p.m. Prayer Space in the Catherine Chapel;
7.30 p.m. Lent Lecture at the Baptist Church – ‘Deliver us from evil’ with Chris Lowther, Regional representative, Open Doors.

Friday, 7th April:
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St. Mary’s;
10.30 a.m. Blue Coat School Easter Service at St. Mary’s;
12.00 – 1.45 p.m. Lent Lunch in the Parish Room in aid of the Sisters of Christ Cameroon Hospital;
1.30 p.m. Wedding of Sarah Binley and Ben McKane at St. Kenelm’s.

Saturday, 8th April:
9.30 – 11.00 a.m. Messy Church at St. Mary’s – ‘Palm Sunday to Easter,’ breakfast, activities and worship for all ages.