Bishop’s Lent Course – Wednesday 21st
The last of the Bishop’s talks will be at 7pm on Wednesday 21st March, in Nolton Church.
The final Lunch will be held on Thursday 22nd March in the Memorial Hall. This has proved a very successful event and people’s kindness and generosity is always greatly appreciated. Monies raised to go to charity to be decided upon later.
Action for Lent (Clothing for the Homeless) – 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 and coffee and also cakes. I know we have some Mary Berry’s in the congregations. The Wallich, Gwalia and the local Police will be assisting too. If you can afford some time please let me know. Angela – Parish Office 667690
Holy Week Services in the Benefice
Full details can be found on our website, but in brief:
Monday 7pm, Nolton; Tuesday 7pm, AJL School; Wednesday 7pm St Crallo’s; Thursday 7.30pm Coity (following Passover – see note below); Good Friday 2pm Stations of the Cross, St Crallo’s; Easter Day 9.30am Celebration of the Resurrection, St Crallo’s.
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.
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.
If you would like to contribute flowers to our church at any time of the year, perhaps in memory of a loved one then please add your name to the rota. If you would like to contribute flowers but do not want to arrange them, then please give a money donation to cover the cost of the flowers and the flowers will be arranged for you. If you have any questions please see Sandra or Lisa.
Annual Vestry Meeting
The date of this year’s AVM is Wednesday 25th April, 7pm in St Crallo’s. Nomination forms for various Officers are to be found in church 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.