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Socks

We, Sharon and Colin, will be volunteering at the reindeer centre in Aviemore, Scotland again in April/May. When we take visitors on a hill trip to hand feed the reindeer we loan out wellie boots and socks if visitors have unsuitable footwear. The wellie boots are returned but people often forget to leave the socks behind so we frequently run out. If anyone is having a spring clean and throwing old socks away (any size, thickness) would you please donate them to a very worthwhile cause. I will leave a box at the back of St.Oswald’s for them. Thank you so much.     Sharon.

Ashbourne Community Workshop

A Community Workshop is being set up in the shed behind Ashbourne Methodist Church, where people will be able to make, repair or upcycle items of their choice, pursuing their hobbies, learning new skills or helping others to learn, in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.  The shed is currently being renovated and to help set up the workshop,  tools and equipment are needed - hand tools, power tools, a lathe, wood and metal vices, toolboxes/chests.  Donated items can be collected.  Please ring Brian Hawkins on 01335 310353.

Electoral Roll

This year a completely new Electoral Roll is to be prepared. This is the list of all those who want to be considered part of St Oswald’s or another church. Everyone who would like their name on the Roll needs to fill in a form (whether you are on the present Roll or not). At St Oswald’s, forms are available now from Church or the Parish Office. The completed forms should be given to a Churchwarden or handed in at the Parish Office before 9th April.

Petition for Zimbabwe

Please read and consider signing the petition on the table in St.Oswald’s South Transept.

Positive parenting 

‘Time out for parents’ (early years - children 0 - 4 ) operates over 6 weekly sessions commencing Tuesday 26th March 7.30.p.m in St.Oswald’s Church Centre. Parents of very young children will have the chance to share feelings and experiences,  and come up with their own solutions to their problems on the basis of what works for them. Topics include - expectations and realities of parenting, children's needs, play and listening, parenting styles, discipline and safety and the wider family. 

Contact Lindsay Walker 07971802671/lindsay.walker@hotmail.co.uk 

Positive parenting 

‘Time out for parents’ (early years - children 0 - 4 ) operates over 6 weekly sessions commencing Tuesday 26th March 7.30.p.m in St.Oswald’s Church Centre. Parents of very young children will have the chance to share feelings and experiences,  and come up with their own solutions to their problems on the basis of what works for them. Topics include - expectations and realities of parenting, children's needs, play and listening, parenting styles, discipline and safety and the wider family. 

Contact Lindsay Walker 07971802671/lindsay.walker@hotmail.co.uk 

St.Oswald’s display cabinet

Can you believe it? Twelve months have gone by since we began our varied and imaginative displays in the cabinet, donated to us following the Ashbourne Treasures exhibition. During that time church and community groups have produced displays which have proved to be of great interest to our many visitors as well as the congregation. Our next display centres on reflections for Lent, before celebrating the Christian festival of Easter.

Evensong in Lent

Each week the address at Evensong will consider a different aspect. Please join us if you are able, in St.Oswald’s mostly except for 31st March.

This Sunday:    6.30    Evensong at Norbury    3 Judas…Betrayal

31st March    6.30    Evensong    4 Mary….Love

7th April    6.30    Evensong    5 Peter…Guilt/Forgiveness

14th April    6.30    Palm Sunday    Tenebrae

19th April    7.00    Good Friday    The Crucifixion/J.Stainer

21st April    6.30    Easter    Choral Evensong

Lent lunches.

12.30, Tuesdays: 12th Mar. Elim Church, 19th St.Oswald’s, 26th All Saints, 2nd Apr. Methodist Church, 9th Dovedale House Ilam DE6 2AZ.

Contact Sue Schulz 01335 350365.

St. Mary's APCM

A reminder to Electoral Roll members. The meeting will be on 10th April, to start at 6 p.m. The Electoral Roll is up to date now. Contact me if you require further information.                     Joan

 

St John’s Annual Meeting

 Sunday 7th April. You are welcome to join us in the church hall after the 9.15 service. We’ll talk about what’s happened over the last year and what we’d like to happen in the year to come.

Celebrate the Real Meaning of Easter

with the only chocolate egg to tell the Easter Story! Fairtrade chocolate, plastic free, 24 page story/activity book, £3.99 each. Order today from:  Clare Sales (01335 342321 gatefarm10@btinternet.com) or Janet Wright (01335 346506  je96wright@btinternet.com) More information and a ‘sign –up’ sheet on the Welcome table.

Good Friday at St. John’s 

2pm 19th April. Haydn’s string quartet  “Seven Last Words of Christ” performed by local musicians. This is a moving work in short sections inspired by Jesus’ words on the cross, ending with a dramatic representation of the earthquake and rending of the temple veil.  

The movements will be interspersed with appropriate readings telling the story of the crucifixion.

Food bank

 We’re getting short on  milk, tinned potatoes, men’s & women’s toiletries  - all other items welcome too.

 


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