Children's Society

Dear All

In a few weeks it will be the annual House to House Envelope collection
on behalf of the Children's Society. As this falls so close to the
Christian Aid week envelope collection, I am planning instead of an
street collection, to hold a quiz on 4th April, and to recruit a group
of volunteers to collect money in the Coop Store on Dudlow's Green on
Saturday 19th April.

If you can spread the word and if you are able to attend the quiz and/or
help with the collection at the Coop, it would be much appreciated.

Many thanks for your help.

Gill Bruce

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy new year to all!

We look forward to hearing from you all over the coming months, and know that we have an exciting year ahead of us.

Christmas Tree Festival

St Matthew’s Church, Stretton
Christmas Tree Festival
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OPEN 2 WEEKENDS
30 November – 1 December
7 December – 8 December

Saturdays
10am to 4pm. - Carols at 2pm

Sundays
2 pm to 4pm

FREE Entrance includes drink & mince pie

Donations Welcomed

Marriages, baptism and other general queries

As many of you will be aware, with Elaine moving onto pastures anew, during the vacancy the church wardens and the verger will hold surgeries for people wishing to get married,have their children baptised or have other queries you may wish to discuss. These will then be passed on to the ministry team.

These will be at St Cross following the Sunday service 11.45-12.30

Warden 01925 211813

Warden 01925 265307

Verger 01925 263302

Children's Adventure Farm Trust

This afternoon, Thursday 26th, we welcome a representative from CAFT, the Children's Adventure Farm Trust, to the annual Mothers' Union Social Concern Service at St Matthew's Church. The service starts at 2pm. This will give a great opportunity to hear more about this fabulous charity which we supported at last year's Christmas Tree festival. Please consider coming along. You do not have to be a member of Mothers' Union and absolutely everyone, men, women and children welcome.