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15th APRIL 2018

28 Apr 2013 THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER Contact us Revd Canon David Felix (Vicar): 01925 740348 / 07778 859935 Revd Gill Younger (Curate): 01928 569319 Linda Mills (Reader): 01928 717427 Jocelyn Squires (Pastoral Worker): 01925 740372

The head gardener of the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, James Cross, tends to the blooming Magnolia tree

Sunday Services Services





Rev David Felix

Phil Geddes

Holy Communion

James Baird

Robin Brocklehurst Denise Shenton


Rev David Felix

Jean Rowe

Barbara & Tom

Parish Communion

James Baird

Lane Leach



Rev David Felix

Alison Upton

Carol Whiteley

Sung Communion

Simon Lomas

James Baird (Trainee Reader) 07500 925055 Gavin Hall (Trainee Reader) 07769 701498

Stuart Wigley (Parish Administrator) Office open Tuesday & Friday

01925 740348 The Parochial Church 1130503

Bible Readings Morning


Acts 3: 12-19

Acts 3: 12-19

1 John 3: 1-7

Hebrew 12: 12-15

John 24: 36b-48

John 24; 36b-48

Confirmation 2018 Anyone who is thinking of taking the next step in their faith by becoming confirmed on 14th October this year, please speak to David or Gill who will explain what is involved and answer any preliminary questions. There will be a meeting in June for you to find out more followed by 6 sessions in the Autumn to prepare people.

Lent Lunches The lunches raised a grand total of £448.60. In due course we shall be sending a donation to USPG, an Anglican mission agency supporting churches around the world in their mission to bring fullness of life to the communities they serve.

Crafters Easter Treats The ‘Easter Treats’ made by our Crafters raised a magnificent total of £312.50. This money will be going towards the ministry & upkeep of our Church. Thanks & well done to all who were involved. Don’t forget the next get together is on Wednesday 18th April at 10am.

Our Annual General Meeting We shall be holding our Annual General Meeting next Sunday 22nd April in the Lewis Carroll Centre at 12 noon. You are warmly invited to attend. In the meantime, our Electoral Roll is available in church & please check the details recorded. If you are not on the Roll, but would like to be, please speak to one of our sidespersons. Forms are available in Church. If you wish to nominate anyone to the post of Churchwarden or to be on the Parochial Church Council there are nomination forms on the table by the Daniell Chapel door.

Tea n Chat A new ‘drop-in’ will meet on Monday 14th May from 1.30pm to 3.30pm & on the 2nd Monday of every month for anyone who wants to enjoy a friendly chat and refreshments in the Lewis Carroll Centre. Open to all, the group particularly aims to be dementia friendly, so please let people know by inviting them. We are looking for volunteers to help - please speak to Ellen Wigley or Gill Younger.

Foodbank The good work continues & currently custard, instant mashed potato, tinned tomatoes, UHT milk, long life fruit juice, coffee & rotary tin openers are wanted. The basket for any goods donated is at the back of church.

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of All Saints Daresbury Registered Charity 1130503

Parish Prayers

Other Services Holy Communion at Milner Institute Moore Thursday 19th April

Please pray for The Mission of the Church

In supporting sustainable development goals. The World & Society

A safe & satisfactory solution to the problems in Syria.

Parish Diary Church 18th Apr Funeral at 12.45pm 21st Apr Wedding at 1pm Lewis Carroll Centre All meetings at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. 16th Apr Group Visit at 10.30am 16th Apr Hatton Parish Council 17th Apr Fellowship at 2pm 17th Apr Bellringers at 6pm 18th Apr Crafters at 10am 18th Apr Daresbury Heritage Group at 7pm 19th Apr Preston Brook Heritage Group 21st Apr AGM at 12 noon

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

The Local Community

The safety of young people as they go about their daily lives. Those being baptized today Natasha Blendell Annabel Walker Wedding Celebration Remembering Carla & Jack Perkins on their 1st anniversary The ill at home or in hospital

Edith Rathbone

The Communion of Saints

William Maxwell (Max) Keelty Robert Wynne Condliffe Remembering Alan Hayes thinking especially of his wife Louisa Jack Taylor (anniversary) 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

In Emergency

We have a defibrillator, situated in the ‘Flower’ room off the Choir Vestry.

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of All Saints Daresbury Registered Charity 1130503

Children in the north of England ‘being left behind’ because of poor schools and disadvantage Adam Beckett Church Times 13th April 2018 CHILDREN who grow up in the north of England’s most deprived areas are “being left behind” as a result of poor schools and entrenched disadvantage. In some communities, 15 per cent of under-18s drop out of education early, a report has said. The study, Growing Up North, says that, despite the Government’s Northern Powerhouse plan, greater investment is needed in struggling schools and communities. Last month, the Church insisted that its schools in the north of England “strive to Children cook at a holiday lunch-club run by TLG Make Lunch, deliver a rounded education”. which seeks to tackle hunger during the school holidays among The author of the report, the Children’s children who usually receive free school meals. Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, wrote in the introduction: “Children in some areas look at new developments in the North but have little hope they might feel the benefits or have increased choices in life as a result.” Mrs Longfield said that “there are more disadvantaged communities in the North than many other areas of the country, and many of those have entrenched disadvantages over several generations. . . ”Hundreds of thousands of children face a double disadvantage of living in a poor community and attending a poor school”. After spending a year researching deprived areas, she recommends that the poorest children are put at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse plan. The Church of England’s Chief Education Officer, the Revd Nigel Genders, said: “We are proud that Church of England schools serve some of the most disadvantaged communities in the north of England, and do so in a way that strives to deliver a rounded education that enables students to achieve well and flourish as human beings.”One million children in England attend a C of E school, and the Church is responsible for more than 200 secondary schools across the country. The report shows that there is a huge gap between the poorest children in the north and the poorest in the south, particularly in London and the Thames Valley. Fifty-four per cent of schools in the most deprived areas in Northern City Regions are in the “requires improvement” or “inadequate” bands, compared with just 13 per cent in London. Of the ten regions with the highest proportion of children in receipt of free school meals, eight are in the north. The progress of those children on free school meals is also far more limited in the north, compared with the rest of the country. Mrs Longfield wrote: “Children in receipt of free school meals in London are 40 per cent more likely to get good GCSE results in Maths and English, and two times more likely to go to university than children receiving free school meals in the North.” Last month, the Bishop of Portsmouth, the Rt Revd Christopher Foster, called on the Government to review proposals for changes to free school meals in line with the planned reform of Universal Credit. From 1 April, children in Year 3 and above on Universal Credit in England are now not normally eligible if their parents earn more than £7400. Bishop Foster told the House of Lords: “For working families just below the current threshold, this proposal would very clearly not make extra work pay. They would be better off not seeking more paid work and leaving their children on free school meals, unless their family income increased by some considerable margin. “Those just above the threshold will be worse off under the regulations, facing school-meal charges. They would be better off working less.” Supporting a motion that asked the Government to delay implementing changes, he told peers: “We are potentially creating anxiety, even despair, when we should offer hope and support. We are creating a cliff edge so that work does not pay.” The motion was passed by 167 votes to 160 on Tuesday 20 March.The Government has also announced new funding for organisations to research ways of supporting disadvantaged families during the school holidays. The Labour MP Frank Field said that the plan “sets the country on a path towards ensuring all children, regardless of their background, are able to eat well and continue to learn and develop during the holidays”. The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of All Saints Daresbury Registered Charity 1130503

15 04 2018  

This week's Church news sheet.

15 04 2018  

This week's Church news sheet.