NOTICES

Books - Enid Shore, who died in June 2019, left her many books to the church. The books are stored on the pews in the gallery and members of the congregation are invited to take any they would like for their own personal use.

Covid Precautions - We continue to be cautious in our arrangements for services and other events.

  • Please sanitise your hands on entry to the building and consider wearing a mask as you move around.
  • Do try to maintain a suitable distance between yourself and others, particularly when meeting in the concourse before/after the service and be mindful of other people’s idea of distancing may be different from yours.

Flower Festival at Hazel Grove — Hazel Grove Methodist Church is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the present church building and will be holding a Flower Festival on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July. Please see the poster in the concourse for further information.

Flowers for 2022 - The flower calendar has many empty slots for the second half of this year. If you are willing to make a donation for flowers to decorate the church for our Sunday morning service, please write your name and telephone number on your chosen Sunday on the calendar and one of the flower team will contact you. Thank you.

Rev Graham Hawley’s funeral will be on Monday 11th July. 10.45am in the Rowan Chapel, Stockport Crematorium, followed by a service of Thanksgiving at Marple Methodist Church at 12 noon.

Marple Methodist Ladies’ Group would like to invite you to join them on a day out to Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire on Thursday 28th July. Cost £15.00, cheques payable to Marple Methodist Ladies’ Group. The coach will leave Church at 10.00am, returning late afternoon. Bring a relative or friend. Husbands are welcome. Trentham Gardens has lots of attractions plus a shopping outlet and garden centre.

Entrance fee for the gardens is £11.00 seniors, £9.00 for group booking. Please contact Rene Goodwin, 427 6527 or Hazel Jones, 376 5852 or put your name on the list in the concourse.

Prayer Group - A small group of members meet every Friday morning in the concourse at 9.15 for 30-45 minutes. We take this time to share and pray about our concerns, both near and far. We would be delighted if other members of our congregation joined us, regularly or occasionally, to share this quiet time of worship and fellowship.

The Wellspring in Stockport continues to collect warm clothing, sleeping bags and rucksacks. They are not accepting duvets, pillows or blankets. They continue to accept toiletries and food donations - anything they can make meals out of such as tinned chilli, tinned curry, tinned rice pudding. They have plenty of soup and baked beans. If you could put them in the box in the concourse at Marple we will take them down to the Wellspring. Thank you so much. Sue Wheeldon.

Please send items for the August 2022 Notices to notices@marplemethodistchurch.org.uk by Thursday, 28th July 2022.