St Mary’s News Items
From the Registers:
We gave thanks for God’s gift of life at the Funerals of:
Mary Dale (previously of “2 The Lawns”)
We celebrated the Marriage of Catriona Burniston and Daniel Wilkinson
Sad News: Sadly, Richard Burton, who many of you will know, and a long time member of Open Door died suddenly on Thursday 22nd August.
St Mary’s Parish Centre on Facebook: Jo Clayton who works in the Parish Office on Friday mornings has set up a Facebook page for the Parish Centre. Those of you who use social media can find the pages by searching for “St Mary’s Parish Centre” in the search box. Here you will find details of what is on at the Parish Centre every week. Take a look!
Fundraising for the Burley-Téréli FriendshipTrust: Ilkley Half Marathon was a great event, the weather was fine, not too hot, and our runners were cheered on throughout the route. We would like to thank all the Burley churches, families and friends for your amazing, generous support, both on the day and your donations to support Zakari and his colleagues as they strive to initiate a palliative care programme for cancer in Mali. We have raised over £7,000, an amazing amount, which will make a real difference and is what helped to inspire us during the run.
Chris, Keith, Tom, Colin, Neil, India, Richard, Mary, Lynne, David & Laura
Burley Babies and Tiny Tots: St Mary’s supports the Burley Babies and Tiny Tots group who meet in the Parish Centre from 1pm on Mondays. Volunteers help to provide tea and coffee for the Mums, occasionally Dads or Grandparents, and assist in any other appropriate ways – or as one volunteer put it “I get to nurse a baby!” If you would like to be involved in this valuable outreach please let me know. It would mean being available once every 5 or 6 weeks for 11/2 to 2 hours. Thank you.
Nancy Newberry 01943 863752