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The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) took place on April 2nd during the 9.15am service.  Churchwardens, Deanery synod representatives and Parochial Church Council (PCC) members were elected and a note of the proceedings can be found on the APCM page

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING  – The next PCC meeting will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017.  The PCC last met on Tuesday May 9th, 2017.  Minutes of PCC meetings are available for inspection by arrangement with the Church office.  Here is a current list of PCC members

Read the Mid-week Message

Here are the recent notices

Have a look at the latest Diocesan e-newsletter

We are applying for grants to enable us to do vital work towards repairing our ancient (and modern!) buildings so that they continue to provide a focus and amenity base for the community, as well as a sacred space for worship.  Many thanks to those of you, as beneficiaries of the building, who signed the statement of support for this work.  Our urgent need is to make the Chapter House watertight while the Summer weather is here and before the Autumn rains arrive.  In addition to seeking grants, we have been successfully fundraising throughout last year and raised approximately £8,500 as at the end of December; these funds will be applied to the Chapter House roofing requirement as well as other projects.
NEXT SUNDAY

This Sunday will be May 28th – when, on the Sunday after Ascension we celebrate the Ascension of The Lord.  The readings tell the story of that momentous event, and presage the coming of the Holy Spirit which we celebrate at Pentecost, the following week.

The principal service at St Robert’s will be Parish Communion at 9.15am

You are welcome to join the regular services of Morning Prayer held at 9.15am on Mondays and Wednesdays at St Robert’s and on Tuesdays at St Michael’s.  Get a good start to your day with this short service of prayer, reading and reflection.

Here is the most recent service sheet

GIVING

We mustn’t lose sight of the fact that, however tremendous our fund-raising activities are (and they are really important for us in pursing vital projects), our ability to make ends meet in maintaining our Church and furthering its ministry in our community and beyond, rests primarily on the personal, regular and adequate giving of our congregation. We are now in the Springtide period following Easter when we examine our relationship with God and those around us in the world, it is a good time to reflect on how seriously we take that relationship and how we should respond to His supreme gift of His Son; born into humanity; loving, teaching and healing us as he shows us what the Father wants from us; suffering and dying for the redemption of us all; and finally rising again to demonstrate that evil has been, is being and will be vanquished and set aside in God’s plan for His creation and us His children.   So let’s remind ourselves, as we celebrate God’s great gift to us – his Son, how good it is to give from what God in His infinite generosity has given us; and as we renew our search for the ways in which God calls us to make a difference in our world – and the power and gifts He has given us with which to do so – let’s take a serious Springtide opportunity to review our own personal giving  to our Church as a token of our commitment to all that it does in furthering the Kingdom of God among us all.  Please do ask if you would like to talk further about this.  The Vicar or Treasurer – Anita Hawker or Iain Ward-Campbell the Chairman of the Finance Committee would all be happy to discuss this with you.  Indeed, you can ask any Member of the PCC.   We have prepared a leaflet to answer some questions and to give guidance to those considering joining the Planned Giving Scheme or renewing or upgrading their giving. Here is the leaflet

FUND RAISING

Yes, we really do need to keep at the fund raising.  We have several projects to take forward – and support for all our fundraising events is a great way for members of our congregation (and others….friends, neighbours, relations and colleagues) to engage in something specific and targeted to both our immediate and long-term needs.  So….as we approach the end of the first half of 2017 we need to get things underway!  Please let the Churchwardens or Vicar know if you have any bright ideas for possible fund-raising events…..especially if you would like to mastermind the running of one.

Don’t forget  Saturday June 17th, when Chris and Iain Ward-Campbell, assisted by members of the choir, will be running a barbecue and garden party at 12 Rossett Green Lane, along the lines of the successful event two years ago.  More details of this on the pewsheet/notices and in the midweek message – both clickable at the top of the page.

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM)

 

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) took place on April 2nd during the 9.15am service.  Churchwardens, Deanery synod representatives and Parochial Church Council (PCC) members were elected and a note of the proceedings can be found on the APCM page

Here is a copy of the accounts to December 31st, 2016 which was presented at the APCM on April 2nd, 2017

CHOIR CD

What better present for a music-loving friend or family member, could there be than THE CHOIR’S CD?!  Tracks drawn from your favourites – take a look.  They are on sale now at only £5 – just speak to Sarah Paynes….or give her a ring on 01423 872651.  If you are really quick you can get one or more already beautifully gift wrapped and ready to be presented to the lucky recipient.

CURRENT DOCUMENTS

Service Calendar May – Aug 2017

Service Calendar Jan – Apr 2017

Service Calendar Sep – Dec 2016

Service Calendar Apr – Aug 2016

Service Calendar Jan – Mar 2016

Service Calendar Sep – Dec 2015

Service Calendar Apr – Aug 2015

Service Calendar Jan – Apr 2015

Pannal-with-Beckwithshaw—PCC-Statement

St Robert’s PCC members

 

 

by the Wednesday prior to Sunday Notices