This Week

Hello Christ Church,

1. Tots & Tinies – Tomorrow

2. Maintenance Day – This Saturday 1st October

3. This Sunday – No 10.30am service, but there will be a special service at 6.00pm!

4. Drop In Volunteers & Donations

5. Update from Hannah Derbs – See attached

6. Chester Bible Focus

7. Accommodation

Coming up:

Tots & Tinies

Tots & Tinies is running weekly. Every Thursday 10.00 – 11.30am during term time.

Maintenance Day

This Saturday 1st October, if you can, please come along to help spruce the church up at our annual Autumn Clean. We usually start around 9.30am, eat bacon butties along the way 😋 and finish mid-afternoon. Don’t feel that you have to stay all day, any time you can give will be mightily appreciated.

This clean means that everything will look beautiful for one very important, upcoming event…

🎇🎉 This Sunday 🎉🎇

This Sunday 2nd October there will be one short said service of Holy Communion at 9.00am.

There will be no 10.30am service that day, but instead… at 6.00pm, Anna will officially become the new Vicar of Christ Church at her Institution and Induction Service! Please do come along to support her as Bishop Mark leads the service along with Archdeacon, Michael Gilbertson and the Rural Dean, Hennie Johnston. It is a huge, exciting step forward for us all and I’m sure Anna, Mike, Eliana and Simeon will be delighted to have you there to share the joy!

After the service there will be a Bring & Share Supper so please, if you can, bring along the usual sharing plates – quiches, pizzas, sandwiches, cakes, whatever you choose. We will be hosting a lot of guests so let’s give them a typical Christ Church spread!

*As we are expecting a large number to attend, we will not be able to provide socially distanced pews as we do on a Sunday. We will need to have all the seats available for this event.*

Drop In Volunteers & Donations

Sue is looking to recruit some more soup-makers for Drop In. This means being on a rota to make soup ready for Drop In and taking it to church in time to open at 3.00pm. Also, around this time of year, as temperatures begin to cool, there is a real need for warm clothing. If you feel you could help with either, please speak to Sue or Veronica at church.

Update from Hannah Derbs

Since Hannah’s last update, she arrived safely in Romania, and began working as the Elementary EFL Teacher, her pupils being 8 – 9 years old and mainly Romanian or Ukrainian refugees.

Chester Bible Focus

The CBF team are looking forward to welcoming you to their Autumn series on Thursday 6th and Thursday 13th October 2022 when Karen Soole (http://www.karensoole.com/) will be speaking on ‘Ecclesiastes : Understanding our times’. Each evening will begin at 7.30pm with a short time of sung worship followed by two teaching sessions with a break for refreshments and a chance to look at the bookshop. Venue – All Saints Church, Hoole, Chester CH2 3HZ. Tickets are for sale on the door – £3 for one evening and £5 for both. For more details and directions visit www.chesterbiblefocus.org.uk.

Accommodation

Rosie, who is in her early 20s, has just graduated, and is currently doing a year-long internship with the Light College. As a result, she is looking for accommodation as a lodger in or around Chester as soon as possible. If you can help in any way, please email Rosie at rosieperkins36@gmail.com.

As ever, please do keep checking our website www.christchurchchester.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/christchurchchester and Instagram www.instagram.com/christchurchchester pages for regular updates, and don’t forget to ‘like and share’ on Facebook!

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Hope to see you on Sunday evening!

God bless,

Carys