March 18

Mothers’ Union, Tuesday
This month’s meeting is a Quiz and Shared Tea. 2pm in Nolton Hall.

Bishop’s Lent Course – Wednesday 21st
The last of the Bishop’s talks will be at 7pm on Wednesday 21st March, in Nolton Church.

Lent Lunches – Fridays
Our lunches for charity continue this week, 11.30am-1pm in Nolton Hall.

Great food, great company, great thing to do for Lent – and all for the benefit of Water Aid and the Bridgend Foodbank.

Action for Lent – Update
The Pick & Mix collection has had a fantastic response. Thank you to everyone who has contributed. We have now received an amount of good quality clothing from an outside source. As these items are too big for the bags we are holding an open day for the homeless on Wednesday 28th March 1pm – 4pm in Nolton Hall. I am looking for volunteers to make tea, coffee and also cakes. The Wallich, Gwalia and the local Police will be assisting too. If you can afford some time you know where I am. Angela

Holy Week – Passover Meal
The Passover Meal this year will take place in Coity Hall at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday 29th March. Sign-up sheets will be available in Church from this week. It is important to sign up by Sunday 25th as we need to know the numbers for catering purposes. There is a suggested donation of £5 to cover the cost of the meal. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Messy Church – Good Friday: Help Needed
Messy Church will start at 10.00am with the now traditional Easter bonnet parade, followed by the usual mix of crafts and activities. This is traditionally our biggest MC, so all hands on deck! If you can help please let Alexis or Angela know. Thank you.

Easter Breakfast
Our Sunrise Service will be at 6.30am on Easter Day at Nolton, followed by breakfast in the Rectory. If you would like to come for the meal please use the sign-up sheets in church. Thank you.

Canon David Richards – Memorial Service  14th April
David’s family has contacted me to arrange a memorial service at Nolton. We can confirm that it will be held at 1.30pm on Saturday 14th April in Nolton Church, and the whole parish is invited.
Fr Michael

Christian Aid Fundraisers – Big Breakfast, April 28th
The Christian Aid Big Breakfast will take place from 9.30am Saturday April 28th at Nolton Hall. If anyone is available to help with the event please contact Anne Komor for more details.

Annual Vestry Meeting
The date of this year’s AVM is Sunday 22nd April, 10am in Nolton. There will be no other morning services that day.
Nomination forms for various Officers are to be found in all churches from today, together with application forms for the parish’s Electoral Roll.

Parish Pilgrimage to Gloucester Cathedral – July
We’re exploring the possibility of running a day-pilgrimage to Gloucester Cathedral in July this year, perhaps to take place on Thursday 5th. If there is sufficient response we could run a minibus / coach as required. We anticipate that the day would involve attending a cathedral Eucharist, and having a guided tour of this world-class building. More information soon, but for now you might like to mark the date provisionally in your diaries.