Champion Fundraiser

Our thanks to Elaine Blackmore for being our champion fundraiser for the Tower and Spire Appeal so far.   The Quiz Night which many enjoyed at the cornerHOUSE last Saturday raised nearly £500 and was the second fundraising event which Elaine has organised there in the last couple of months.  

St Matthew’s wins No-bell prize

Last Sunday the bells were played for the last time before their removal for renovation and safe storage – thanks Jeff!

Lots of skill and hard work all week has meant they are now down and we look forward to welcoming them back before the end of the year.

 

Having a cool time . . .

Do remember that we are holding Open Church every weekday across the summer.  So if you fancy coming in for a chat and a cup of coffee, a quiet place to sit and think or a change of scene for the children do come along between 10 and 1.

 

A joyful milestone . . .

 

On Sunday 15th July we were delighted to admit 10 children to receiving Holy Communion for the first time and to baptise Myles and Philip as well.  We were joined by the congregation of St George’s who were celebrating with the four children who regularly worship there.  The children took an active part throughout the service and had been prepared in a series of classes beforehand.

We look forward to baptising Luke and Thomas in our August Communion service.