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Connect Groups – look out for your personal invitation!

We are launching home groups in our churches in June and we are calling them ‘Connect groups’.  If you are on the electoral roll then you will have been sent a personal invitation from Duncan – look out for the letters and posters in church.

Do join us for four ‘Taster sessions’ to find out what it means to be part of a Connect group.  We are meeting on the four Wednesdays in June in the church hall from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and will watch a video based on Paul’s letter to the Philippian church, have discussion in small groups and then pray for each other.  After the four taster sessions in church there will be the opportunity to join a Connect group based in someone’s home from July.

If you have not received a letter that does not mean you are not invited, it probably means we did not have your details.  Just ask Duncan or Amanda and they will make sure you get an invitation.

Do join us

Since 1983, the One World Group of Ashbourne Churches Together has organised a cake stall at the Tissington Well Dressings and we’ve raised over £50,000 for Christian Aid. Our cake stall will be there from 30th May –2nd June and we expect to sell around 200-300 pieces of cake every day! Could you help with the stall for 2 hours on one of the days? Or bake some cake? Or help in the car park? Or to put up the tent? Please sign up on the sheet in the South Transept table in St.Oswald’s. Contact Janet Wright (01335 346506) or John Hurfurt (01335 342859)

St.Peter’s Church, Snelston

Snelston PCC meeting in church on Wednesday 29th May at 7pm.

Church Flowers in St.Oswald’s

On behalf of the Flower Arrangers I would like to thank everyone who donated in any way towards the decorating of the church at Easter including the Easter Cross. We rely totally on donations in order to provide flowers throughout the year, hence our annual appeals at Christmas, Easter and Harvest. There are just a few spaces left to fill the Sanctuary Flowers rota and if anyone would like to take up one of the empty dates, please sign the list on the notice board in the South Transept. Everyone is welcome to do their own flowers but if you would prefer for the regular flower arrangers to do them please make the request on the rota or speak to one of the flower arrangers.     

Carollyn's 65&1/3 birthday tea party 

Sunday 9th June at 3pm at The Bentley Brook just north of Ashbourne on the A515. No gifts thank you other than your party selves. Live singalong music, and dance if you like! Spread the word, all welcome.          Rev. Carollyn

Summer recitals at St Oswald’s

Thursdays at 1.30. Following the success of last year’s lunchtime recitals, we have some very special treats for you this year. Each event is free and will last less than 45 minutes.

6th June Roger Harrison, Judy Harrison and Sheralyn Rennert,

will present an eclectic mix of music.

Open garden 

Saturday 25th May 10.00-12.00. Meadow Cottage, next to the Medical Centre, Hulland Ward. £4.00. In aid of St. Oswald’s Church, Ashbourne, Christ Church Hulland and the Children’s Society

Coffee, tea, cakes, biscuits, plants. (Donations of cakes and plants in advance most welcome).                     Michael Halls

Fish chips and bingo evening

St.Oswald’s Church Centre,  7th June at 6.30pm. Price £8 under 12 years £6 tea coffee included, bring your own wine. Please ring Irene on 01335 343676, Sue 01335 346730 or Chris 01335 347771  for more  information. There will also be a signing in sheet in church. Fundraising event in aid of  Oswald’s Church hall refurbishments.

Ascension Day

The Royal School of Church Music have a residential course at Dovedale House in Ilam for young choristers which concludes with their final service  in St Oswald's at 4.00p.m. on Thursday 30th May. There will be no evening service for Ascension Day in St.Oswald’s so come along and enjoy wonderful singing in this beautiful service. It is a mirror image of our Sunday morning 10.30 Parish Communion. Please make every effort to support these choristers - you might even see a familiar face or two. The collection at this service will be donated to the RSCM.   See you there!


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