Notices

The Bible Course – Wednesday afternoons from 1. 00pm 

I currently have one person who is coming to the Bible Course on Wednesday afternoon from 15th May. If I do not get at least four people then perhaps we need to review the date, time, location. This is not for those of you in housegroup. Please let me know if you intend to come. The dates will be 15th, 22nd May. 5th, 12th,19th, 26th June and 3rd 10th July. Some of you began this prior to lockdown. Some have done the same course in homegroup. It will take place at The Rectory from 1.00pm and last until about 2.30pm. If you have a booklet please bring it. If you don’t, please let me know and I will get you one. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of church.  – Jenny (Rector)

Refreshment Volunteer rota

A new Church and Refreshments rota will be complied for June – August 2024. We need more volunteers. This is an urgent request. Please email Fiona Austin with dates you are not available by TODAY.

Church Service Rota

If you would like to be added to the rota to welcome people, read, lead prayers or serve refreshments please also email Fiona TODAY. We especially need people who would be happy to do the prayers in a service (help will be provided if you would like it). Please email Fiona at fionaaustin@yahoo.com

The Children’s Corner – Sunday 11.00 am

Thanks to those of you who have signed up to sit in the children’s corner on Sunday at 11.00 am. In the long term we hope to get our Sunday club going again but that’s not what this is. We could do with a few more volunteers. You do not have to be ‘good’ with children just a bit friendly. There is a sheet at the back to sign if you can or speak to me if you want more detail. Thank you in anticipation, Gill Walker

Car boot sale Saturday 18th May

1. Would you like your own table or a car boot space? Speak to Julie Gordon or phone 07547925447

2. Don’t want a stall but have stuff that we could sell? Please phone Jane on 07772 075273. Anything donated in this way will be for church funds. Alternatively, drop it in church on Sunday 12th May only or bring it to the 10.30 service on Wednesday 15th May only

3. Willing to turn up for a hot drink and a wander around? It’s 9 am -12 noon.

St Barnabas Community Care Network

This is the umbrella name that we are giving to all the activity that we do which relates to the parish’s community work. Our own ‘Food for Families’ will be part of this, but so will our being a hub for the FUSS and FUPS School uniform scheme and our Caritas mornings. This is why it feels right to call it a network. As the Caritas work highlights, we are ‘Stronger Together.’ We rely on our primary schools, Involve Northwest, and our GP surgeries too, and there is so much more to come, I am sure. We will be able to use this title when bidding for grants on behalf of the church and we can use the title to link with work done by the Village Hall and any other organisations that we engage with. Many thanks to those of you who gave me ideas. I really liked the ideas if the Salimas Project (this is in Cyprus and is the birthplace of Barnabas). I also liked ‘Love Bromborough’ and ‘Bread for Bromborough’ though the latter sounded a bit more like a village Bakery. I have no doubt we may need to use some of these names moving forward.

Funeral for the late Revd Canon Peter Christensen

The funeral for Peter will be held on Saturday 8th June at 1.00 pm in St Barnabas Church. Peter will be lying in the church from 4.00 pm on Friday 7th June and I would appreciate it if people could avoid access from Friday until preparations need to be made for the 1.00 pm service. 

For our Prayers

We continue to pray for good health and healing for David, son of Colin Hart and Colin himself. For Maureen Coleman, Hilary and Eddie Griffiths, Gordon Simmond and Bill Darch. We pray for our church family at home: Josie Davies, Thelma Williams and Pat Porter. We pray for the family of the Lt. Peter Christensen. We pray for our link Missionaries Marcio and Noemi and their children and we thank God for the work that they are doing in Indaiatuba. We pray also for all who are affected by the awful floods. 

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The Rector Jenny can be contacted at rector@stbarnabasbromborough.org or via her mobile 07806608219

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