Notices for the week beginning Sunday 26th January 2020
A reminder, please, to return any outstanding collecting pigs, treasure chests or candles by next Sunday (the last day after Christmas). Donations from pigs and chests are for the church, form the candles for the Childrens’ Society. Many thanks to all who have contributed already. After next week we will be able to announce totals.
Stamps for Multiple Sclerosis
Did you know that used stamps are being collected on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society? Save them from your Christmas correspondence and drop them in the bag pinned to the back noticeboard.
Stone Village Craft Club (SVCC)
SVCC is changing to become a daytime event, meeting on the first Wednesday of the month from 10 am–2 pm, in our church hall. Everyone is welcome to come along for all or part of the sessions. Whether complete beginners or experienced crafters anyone can join in with the project we are doing, bring something of their own, or just come for a chat and coffee/tea. We’ll also be providing a light snack for those who are staying over lunchtime. First new session will be on Wednesday 5th February.
Between Friday 14th and Thursday 20th February afternoon and evening at Sainsbury’s Distribution Centre, Rennie Drive, Dartford DA1 5FD. Please phone 0300 123 23 23 or visit blood.co.uk to make an appointment, whether you are a new or existing donor.
If you haven't already done so, it's time to renew your membership of our 100 club for 2020. £12 to Iris or Dianne to enter the monthly draw. New members welcome.
If you would be willing to join a rota for supervising the young children in church, so that we may restart our weekly provision at the Sunday morning service, please do let the rector know.
Dave O’Neill, R.I.P.
Dave’s funeral will be held in church on Monday 27th January at 1 pm and all are invited to attend, with refreshments in the church immediately afterwards. The committal will follow privately. If you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please support Dementia UK.
News from Mary’s Child
Mary’s Child has now been successfully registered as a charity by the Charity Commissioners, meaning that it can directly raise and hold money. Please continue to support with your donations in cash or kind this joint venture between Stone and Greenhithe churches working to relive need in both parishes and in neighbouring areas.
Calendar & Dates
Please note the following moveable dates for 2020: 26th February – Ash Wednesday; 5th April – Palm Sunday (shared service at St Mary Greenhithe); 12th April – Easter Day; 19th April – Annual Parochial Church Meeting; 21st May – Ascension Day; 31st May – Pentecost; 13th June – Summer Fayre; 14th June – Corpus Christi (transferred); 27th September – Harvest Thanksgiving; 1st November – All Souls’ Commemoration; 15th November; 28th November – Christmas Market; 29th November – Advent Sunday.
Please also note the Deanery Confirmations on the evenings of 14th June and 15th November if you are thinking about membership of the Church through adult baptism or confirmation.
The parish calendar is also kept up to date online and can always be accessed on this site here.
Flowers in church
Remember your loved ones or celebrate an occasion with flowers in church using the special donation envelopes and sharing your prayer.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
You are invited to give consent that we may contact you from time to time. To continue hearing from us or to join our contact list for the first time please complete the online form on our website or the sheet available in church. Our privacy notices are on the noticeboard in church and our website here www.stmarystone.org/gdpr.