The Weekly Notices Page
We welcome all who are baptised to share in the bread and the wine.

Funeral Service
Ignatian Prayer in Church

to 12.30pm Coffee Shop in Church
Lent Lunch in Church
to 4.00pm Garden Tidy
Bell Ringing Practice

Coit School
Funeral Service
Lent Course

Holy Communion
Ladies Group
Music Group Practice

to 12.30pm Coffee Shop in Church
Bell Ringers
Choir Practice
Silent Bell Ringing Practice

Fifth Sunday of Lent
Parish Communion
Baptism Service
Evening Service






This Week
Monday 27th

Tuesday 28th

Wednesday 29th

Thursday 30th

Friday 31st

Sunday  2nd April
Gift Aid Envelopes
If you are a tax payer you can increase your gift to the church by 28p in the pound by
putting your collection in the white gift aid envelopes. Please do this whenever possible, not
forgetting to fill in your name, address and to sign it. The details you provide are completely
confidential and will not be used for any other contact

Parish Magazine
Items for the Parish Magazine can now be sent to the editor by E-mail.

Email the Parish Magazine                 

Please report any errors or omissions using this e-mail link:                        
Email the Webmaster
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Timings for this week's events and next Sunday's services.
For an up to date listing check the Online Diary
General Notices
Prayer of Preparation
As you prepare for worship you might like to reflect on these words.
Merciful Lord,
you know our struggle to serve you:
when sin spoils our lives
and overshadows our hearts,
come to our aid
and turn us back to you again;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Holy Communion - Thursdays at 9.30 am
26th March – Fourth Sunday of Lent
Services during the week
General Information
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Holy Communion
Our practise is for you to receive the consecrated wafer into your hand. Please do not try to
dip your bread or wafer into the wine. If you do not wish to drink from the common cup
then please take the wafer only
Food Banks
Box at the back of church for your contributions
Electoral Roll
If you come to Church here in Ecclesfield and you’re not on the Church Electoral
Roll we would encourage you to put your name forward. Forms and further details are
available from the Church wardens.  Please give your completed forms to Pat Hawley (or a
church warden if Pat is not available)
Church Office Opening Hours
Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30 am to 11.30 am
Thursday 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Telephone 0114 245 0106

Please can you have any work to be done in the office at least two days before required.

Email the Office                     

Baptism Enquiries
Should be made to Pat Clarke   0114 257 7191

Wedding Enquiries
During Church Office Hours should be made to:
Jean Fowler   0114 245 0106
New feature - Bible readings are now provided as links to the BibleGateway  
click on readings to read online. Version - NRSVA
Your giving to the work of the church
There is more than one way of giving
1. Bankers Order
2. Gift Aid envelopes if you are a  tax payer
3. Stewardship Envelopes
4. On the collection plate

For further information see: -
Audrey Sidebottom – Treasurer or Ian Hartshorne – Giving Director
Time for God
Service will continue after Lent.

Electoral roll
We need to ensure that the Electoral Roll is up to date and accurate.
A copy of the existing Roll has been placed on the Church notice board.
Will you please check it and report any errors to either
Pat Hawley or a Church warden

Funeral - Pam Prior’s Funeral Service
Monday 27th March
10.15am at Grenoside Crematorium. 10.45am in St. Mary’s, Church, Ecclesfield.

A MacMillan Support Day
Is being held on Wednesday 29th March 2017 between 10.00am-4.00pm
at the Royal Bank of Scotland, The Common, Ecclesfield
Please support this worthy cause and enjoy coffee and cakes

Easter Sugar Craft
Ecclesfield Library Wednesday 5th April 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Tickets £5 including refreshments
Learn to create pieces of sugar craft for your Easter cakes and displays

Children's Easter Crafts
Palm Sunday, 9th April, at 2.00pm
If anyone would like to help with this lovely Easter activity please ask
Stephanie Dale or Margaret Myers for more information.

On Palm Sunday Evening 9th April 6.30pm
We are having a sing along of Charles Wesley’s wonderful hymns
Come along and sing your hearts out and praise God in Song.

Ecclesfield Park Tuesday 11th April 1.00pm – 3.00pm
come and join in the Easter Egg Hunt.£1 per participating child
(includes Egg Hunt prize, craft activities and multi sports)
Meet at the Bowling Pavilion. Refreshments will also be on sale
We look forward to seeing you all.

Easter Garden
We will be creating an Easter garden at the back of church on
Saturday 15th April at 10.00am and invite children, (young and old!),
to join in this activity, bringing some greenery or a plant if possible.
For people who give by bankers order
There are now slips in a basket near the hymn books. If you give by bankers Order please
take one and put it on the collection plate during the service. It was felt that giving by Bank
Orders should be recognised and blessed along with other gifts on the collection plate
EMU - next meeting Wednesday 19th April  7.30pm at 21 Minster Road

Friday 12th May 10.30am
Action and Out Reach Mothers’ Union

ummer Outing - Wednesday 12th July
Visit to Nostell Priory - Names now being taken

Cathedral Coffee Morning Friday 7th April 10.00am
Standing Notices
Mothers’ Union Notices
8.30am Holy Communion
Jeni Fryer
Exodus 2: 1-10             John 19: 25-27
6.30pm Prayer and Praise Service
Stephanie Dale
Tim Gill
Exodus 33: 12-18           
10.00pm Parish Communion with Prayers for Healing
Tim Gill
Pat Clarke
Jeni Fryer
Exodus 2: 1-10             John 19: 25-27
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Lent, Holy Week and Easter at St Mary's

Lent Course Everyday God by Paula Gooder

Wednesday         29th March 7:30 to 9:00pm
Wednesday           5th April    7:30 to 9:00pm
We will end with the service of Night Prayer

Holy Week begins Palm Sunday 9th April

Maundy Thursday 13th April 7:30pm
Eucharist of the Last Supper
followed by an (optional) hour's silent prayer
Remembering Jesus request that the disciples stay with Him for one hour

Good Friday 14th April, 12 noon to 3:00pm
Three Hours at the Cross
From 12 to 2pm there will be a reading, hymn and brief reflection every half hour
Please enter or leave just before the half hour
From 2pm to 3pm we will have the special service of readings
and prayers for Good Friday

Easter Day 16th April
8:30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:00am Easter Eucharist
6:30pm Evening worship for Easter