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6th January 2019


28 Apr 2013

Contact us Revd Canon David Felix (Vicar): 01925 740348 / 07778 859935 Revd Gill Younger (Curate): 07517 623680 Linda Mills (Reader): 01928 717427

VISITORS to Norwich Cathedral this summer will meet an unlikely sight in the nave: a 40-foot-tall helter-skelter

Services James Baird (Reader) 07500 925055 Gavin Hall (Reader) 07767 701498





9.00 am

Rev David Felix

Sylvia Leitch

Dianne Ross

Holy Communion

Gavin Hall

10.30 am

Rev David Felix

Myra Fye

Myra & Deryk Fye

Parish Communion

Jane Leach Gavin Hall

Jocelyn Squires (Pastoral Worker Emeritus) 01925 740372

6.30 pm

Rev David Felix

Evening Prayer

Gavin Hall

Doug Johnson

Kate Edmonds

………………………………… Stuart Wigley (Parish Administrator) Office open Tuesday & Friday

01925 740348 The Parochial Church 1130503



Isaiah 60: 1-6

Isaiah 60: 1-6

Ephesians 3: 1-12

Matthew 2: 1-12

Matthew 2: 1-12

We wish you all a Happy & Peaceful New Year Today’s Readings The reading highlighted in bold type signifies the theme of today’s worship which is ‘Breaking the Boundaries’. We will be exploring power & humility; how God communicates.

Sidespersons Have you thought that you might like to become a little more involved in Church life here at All Saints Daresbury? Why not be one of our sidespersons. The duties are not onerous & you will be asked to help only on a rota basis. A special part of being here as a sidesperson, on a Sunday, is to meet & greet both members of the congregation old & new. If you think you can help please have a word with Pam Taylor Floyd our Churchwarden. Assistance is available & you will have existing sidespersons to guide you in your early days.

Information for Families We are delighted that you have brought your children to church and we hope you enjoy your time with us. If you require more information about the facilities we have for children and babies please speak to a sidesperson, who will be able to answer any questions

Tea & Chat Feeling lonely or just fancy a chat? Why not drop in to meet friends old & new at our Tea & Chat. This will be held every 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm in our Lewis Carroll Centre. We have a hearing loop, a disabled friendly toilet & we are dementia friendly. The first get together is on Monday 14th January.

Church Raffle The Christmas Raffle raised £230 and we thank Pam Taylor Floyd for organizing this. Thanks go also to those who donated prizes & sold tickets.

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Other Services Holy Communion at Milner Institute

Parish Prayers Please pray for

Moore Thursday 10th January

The Mission of the Church

St. Chad’s RC & CofE High School

10am Parish Diary Church 15th Jan Funeral at 1.30pm Lewis Carroll Centre 8th Jan Lewis Carroll Committee at 2pm 8th Jan Standing Committee at 7.30pm 9th Jan Ministry Team at 7.30pm 14th Jan Tea & Chat at 1.30pm Communion At Communion if you wish to be served with a gluten free wafer or non-alcoholic wine, please let one of our sidespersons know. Foodbank It is pleasing to report that the Foodbank is still generously overstocked. Any financial contributions however to cover running costs would be gratefully received. Please go onto their web site.

To donate today, please use this qr code. Thank you.

The World & Society

Our Government & elected representatives as they enter this challenging year.

The Local Community

All those residents in Halton Haven Hospice & those administering their care.

Those who are sick at home or in hospital

Any loved one in your thoughts. Joan Matheson

The Communion of Saints

Thomas Plumpton Dorothy Bugby Remembering Shirley Mealor Pastoral Care

Our Parish Visiting Team offers friendship, listening, prayer & support to the bereaved, sick or lonely. If you think we can help, please telephone the Vicar on 01925 740348/07778 859935, or Linda Mills on 07973 159928. You can also email

Prayer Chain

We pray for anyone who is in need, for those sick, weighed down with concerns or struggling with daily life. All prayers are treated in confidence, they are not circulated to the rest of the congregation. A Christian name is all that is needed. If you wish to have prayers said, please contact Jean Rowe 01928 898 160

Emergency First Aiders

The following are trained emergency first aiders:Linda Mills, Duncan Howarth, Pam Taylor Floyd, Pam Hatton, Jean Rowe, Jenny Tuckwell, David Hatton, Doug Johnson, Dawn Rossmueller, Glynis Bennion. We have a defibrillator, situated by the Lychgate entrance from the car park. The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of All Saints Daresbury Registered Charity 1130503

Vicar offers church wedding and reception package for allinclusive price of £1000

By Paul Wilkinson 04 January 2019

‘Grand wedding’ includes statutory charges, wedding breakfast for 30, flowers, and cake THREE lucky couples are being given the chance of a church wedding and reception for the all-inclusive fee of “one grand” (£1000). The offer has been made by the Vicar of St John the Baptist, Hartford, in Cheshire, the Revd Michael Smith, who wants to encourage more people to marry in church at a time when many cannot afford it. He has put together a team of volunteers from the parish who are prepared to help out with all the usual elements of a big wedding, on three dates this year. The £1000 fee covers everything from statutory charges to a 30-place, two-course wedding breakfast by outside caterers. The “Grand Wedding” package also includes extras, such as a photographer and a flower-arranger, someone to do dress alterations, and someone to bake a two-tier cake. And for one lucky pair there will be the added bonus of a bishop to conduct the ceremony. The Suffragan Bishop of Birkenhead, in Chester diocese, the Rt Revd Keith Sinclair, has offered his services on one of the days. “I thought it would be nice to offer a ‘free bishop’,” Mr Smith said. “He was very keen to get involved. We wanted to be able to properly celebrate what is God’s gift to all, and that no one should be denied simply because of cost. “The idea came to me a couple of years back, when we had two weddings cancelled in fairly short order because they thought the church fees were too high. Instead, they had the wedding ceremony at the reception venue, which was provided more or less free. It was also around the time the General Synod introduced a massive hike in wedding fees. “The combination of these two really made me think that the Church’s approach was unhelpful, particularly as we face a long-term trend of reducing numbers of people who choose to get married in church, while the Church seems intent on putting the fees up all the time. It didn’t sit well with me, or with those couples struggling to pay for a wedding. The latest research I have seen puts the average cost at around £30,000. “My strapline is: ‘All you have to do is bring your own clothes, and we’ll do the rest.’ It has taken us a while to get the idea off the ground, but now we have put together a team of volunteers within the parish community who share that vision with me.” One couple have already been in touch this week. “They were very keen,” Mr Smith said. “I know other parishes are watching with interest. It might be one of those things that no one takes up; but, if it does work, then it is certainly a model for others to follow. If we get our three couples, and it works well, I would certainly offer it in future. “If having a church wedding is truly important to you and your faith, but the cost is putting you off getting married, come and talk to me.”

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