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11.00 am St Thomas & St John
10th Jan - Vocalist evening had unfortunately to be postponed.
8th December - Children's pantomine
The panto Bus were back again this year to put on our Free Children's pantomime for us. Funds are
raised by St Mary's throughout the year in order to allow children in the local area to see a pantomime for free. This year it was the story of Cinderella and approx 120 people joined us to watch it, oh no they didn't, oh yes they did.
Sorry I couldn't resist it. ?
30th Nov - 12pm - 3pm - Christmas Fayre
All I can say is WOW, what a fabulous Christmas Fayre this was. It opened with the absolutely beautiful voices of Radcliffe Hall Primary School whose songs were fantastic and got us into the Christmas spirit. It was great to have the church so packed and we managed to raise just over £2,000. Hopefully if you were there you managed to grab a bargain, win a prize or have some tasty Hot Pot.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard beforehand and on the day to make this such a special event.
3rd Nov 2019 - 3pm at St Mary's Church
All Souls Service
Affetside Choir Concert - Saturday 12th Oct 2019
SUMMER FAYRE - Saturday 15th June 2019
Sunday Slipper Service Jan 27th 2019
For the last 3 years we have been wearing our slippers to church around about the last Sunday in January, to remind us that our church is also our home - the home made possible for us by the
Father's love. As most Dad's, like putting their slippers on (at least when they get to a certain age). I think that he would approve of our light hearted but sincere recognition, of how we feel
about our church family.
Below are some of our congregation in their outrageous slipper footwear, together with those not quite so daring and more conservative offerings.
20th Oct saw our first Pet’s Service at St Mary’s Church
14th - 16th Sept saw this year's Heritage weekend.
This year we celebrated the years 1914 - 1924, Taking in WWI years, we displayed pictures and information around the 110 Radcliffe men who fought and died in this war. We also had some lovely cakes and refreshments, including 3 cakes made from war recipies.
We say lots of familiar friends and also some new people, including a gentlemen who had traced his family to our church. Thanks to everyone that worked so hard and to everyeone that came and supported us once again.
Sat 8th September - Saturday Cafe
Sat 11th August - Saturday Cafe
Sat 14th July - Saturday cafe
Fri 6th July - Garden Party -
Summer Fayre - 16th June 2018
Thank you for everyone who ventured out in the rain to come to our Summer Fayre. We had a great time and it was fantastic to see so many old and new faces in St Mary's.
The smartly dressed Town Crier made sure everyone knew that the fayre was open with his ringing of his bell and town cry.
Tuti Fluti and Bury Grammer Flute group came to support us and they enchanted us with the beautiful flute music they played during the fayre.
We had 5 gorgeous cakes entered into our cake competitions and Marion and Olivia took 1st prizes. Well done to you both.
We ate some lovely food at our fayre with cakes, birjani rice, hot dogs and black peas all on sale.
Not only did we have some great fun playing on the 3 different Tombolas, we took a chance on the £1 bags and raffle and picked up a bargain or two from our Grannies Attic, Toy and book stalls but we also raised funds for the church - over £1,335 which was £250 more than last year.
Thanks must go not only to those that came and supported us but also for all the time and hard work put in by those running the stalls. Without all this help and suport, we just couldn't do them.
Quiz Night - 25th May 2018
There may have only been a few of us that attended this event but it was still a lot of fun and a lot of laughter was had. We had 10 rounds including a music round and a guess the dry pasta round.
The winner's were the 88s who beat the WAGs by just 1/2 a point. It couldn't have been closer.
Thanks goes to Peter for arranging the questions.
Curry and a film night - 10th March 2018
This was our first film night and we enjoyed Shawshank redemption and a choice of 3 curries with rice, popadoms, nan bread and chutneys or for those that didn't like curry, meat and potato.
Hopefully this will be the first of many.
Soup and a roll - April 10th 2018
Andrea treated us again to a soup and a roll lunch. This time it was in St Mary's and everyone had a lovely lunch and helped to raise funds for St Mary's.
Christingle Service Dec 2017
Rev Elizabeth Binns with her Sweetie hat on telling the children (and the adults) what the Christingle oranges represent.
Orange - The World
Red Tape - Jesus' Blood
Candle - God's Light in the world
4 x Cocktail sticks - The 4 seasons
Sweets - The Fruits of the world
Foil - How we reflect God's light
Christmas Bazaar Dec 2017
Our Christmas Fayre was yet again another great sucess. At St Mary’s we love it when we work with others from the local community and we all come together to have a great day where lots of people turn up and we see people enjoying the stalls, having a chat and even wining a prize or 2 but it also raises funds for St Mary’s. Over £1,800 was raised and more than that, we saw some familiar and new faces at St Mary’s which is always great to see. I hope everyone that came, enjoyed themselves and thanks once again to all the volunteers, to the Mayor for opening our Fayre and saying those lovely words and to Tuti Fluti who played us some wonderful and beautiful music on their flutes. Well done everyone and thank you for your support.
Carol Haydon being presented with some leaving presents from the congregation of St Mary's at her last service with us
Carol's last song with us - "He's got the whole world in his hands"
Well what a wonderful night this was. Thank you to the Affetside choir who donated their time to come and sing for us and to support St Mary’s. The interval was a little sooner than we were expecting it so it was a round of cheers when the hot pasties arrived. Thank you Colin for going and getting these for us from Carrs. We raised £613 which was an amazing amount and we hope everyone enjoyed the evening and will join us again at our next concert. Thank you to everyone behind the scenes who helped make the event work, Barbara, Kirsten, Pat, Colin, Paul, Joyce, Debs, Pauline, Pam, Margaret.
Thank you to everyone that turned up to this evening. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and got some nice goodies for your homes or to give as presents. St Mary’s made £113 from the commission and donations made on the night so thank you to everyone who supported us at this event.