This Week at St Mary’s

First Sunday of Advent – 29 November

Recorded service available on our Home page
11am Zoom Coffee

The church is open from 9.30am until dusk each day for private prayer and reflection. Social distancing applies, and there are measures in place – please read and follow the information and notices in the building.

The Church is still thriving in all sorts of different ways. There are recorded services and reflections on our Home page and there are various acts of prayer and worship being led via our  Facebook Page

Please pray this week for:
RIP: George Newby, Muriel Bargh
Sick: Jennifer Cottam, Mark Auty, Vernon Whelan, Vera Swinton, Tom Powell, Roger Claughton, Monica Richardson

Notices

Burley Poppy Appeal: Thank you to the people of St Mary’s who supported this year’s Poppy Appeal, the amazing amount of £4260 was raised in the village. The generosity of people has been overwhelming, once again thank you all very much. Angela Pickard & Kathryn Bennett

Christmas Crib: If you would like to be involved in this year’s craft alternative to the travelling crib, which will be sent out to households, please message Frances with your name and address on 07790 681772.

Christmas cards and Calendars: The Burley-Téréli Friendship Trust has for sale beautiful handmade cards (£2.50 for 3 cards) and calendars with photos of Burley and Tereli (£6). These are available for collection or delivery from Janet Squire 07967565809 or Mary Wood 01943 864404 (images available on the Burley-Téréli Friendship Trust website.)

Annette & Sharon are fundraising to help Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe. Covid means that the usual Christmas raffle can’t go ahead this year so instead they have launched an online appeal. All the money raised will go to Katiyo Primary School where it is hoped they will be able to build a nursery classroom. Just £1 pays for 50 bricks, £8 buys a 50kg bag of cement so every penny helps: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/katiyochristmasappeal