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pew sheet 19.01.2020

Sunday 26th January

Fellowship lunch in church room after the service.

4pm Cornerstone 1 meets at 2 Church Close, all welcome.

Saturday 1st February

Messy Church at St Botolph’s School from 4pm to 5.30pm. Details and sign up forms will follow shortly. Click Messy Church - Helping for details

Sunday 2nd February

We will be celebrating Candlemas on Sunday 2nd February at our All Age service.  This year we thought it would be a good idea to invite all the baptism families from last year or so to come and attend the service. Please encourage any baptism families that you know to come along. Click Celebrating Baptism for details.

50/50 Club 

The 50/50 club is looking for more members. It costs £12 to join for the year and each month there is the chance to win £20.00 in the monthly draw. Please see Doug Cornford for more details.

Tea Dance

We are planning to hold a tea dance in the Community Hall on 11th March from 2pm to 4pm. This will be an outreach event for the wider community.  If you would like to help then please speak to Sue Tuck or Rev Mark

Green Envelopes

The new boxes of green envelopes for 2020 are now available for collection at the back of church. Anyone interested in starting to give in this way instead of through the collection plate please talk to Jan or David.

Information packs are also available for people who might consider giving by direct debit instead of by envelope or standing order.

Quarrington Roll of Honour

Members of the congregation have been researching Quarrington’s Role of Honour for the First World War. These are the men who are either remembered on our memorial in church or are buried in our churchyard. They have kindly given us a copy of their research which will be kept under the memorial in church. They have also given permission for us to make a copy which can be loaned out. If you would like to borrow it please sign it out and return it a week later to give everyone a chance to read it. There is a signing out sheet at the back of church. 

I believe they will soon be starting to research the Second World War. If anyone has information on anyone from the Sleaford and Quarrington area who served in either war please see Jaki so she can put you in contact with John.

Lifts

We have quite a few events which take place in the evening. If you prefer not to drive at night but would like to attend, please let the clergy or church wardens know, so a lift can be arranged.

Card Reader - donations

There is now a card reader available after the service if you would like to make your collection donation ‘cashless’. Please see Rev Al or David Pursell if you are interested 

Churchyard 

Following the recent churchyard clear up there are still several jobs which were not completed but really need doing. They are as follows:-Weed the rose garden, sweep the paths at the rear of church especially under the trees and pick up bits of broken branch blown down by the wind. Big weeds also need pulling up from alongside the path where hopefully wild flowers will eventually grow!

We also need to start cutting the ivy from the trees and gravestones. If you are handy with loppers/secateurs and feel like spending a while just cutting near the ground the ivy will die in time for the Autumn clear up.

Some of you be pleased to note that the area at the front of church has now been cut. Having left it for 2 growing seasons it was decided the area would not lend itself to God’s acre treatment unless extra work was done to help it. At the moment this is not feasible.

Sleaford Larder
The Larder are short of a number of items.  Please can you consider donating the following items.  These can be placed in our donation box at the back of church and then they will be taken down to New Life Church.
Tinned potatoes; Cuppa Soups; Coffee; Sugar; Rice; Bolognese Sauce; Size 5 Nappies.
 
Mobility Scooter Communion
We have started a monthly home communion service for those who use mobility scooters which meets on the first Thursday of the month.  Please see Rev Mark for more details.

Bra’s wanted

Wanted for women refugees, bra’s in good clean condition. Please see Jean Cornford for more details.

Help with Counting Collection

We are looking for two volunteers to occasionally help with the above. It would be very helpful to have someone on standby who knows what needs doing whenever Jan or Jeffrey are not in church. Please contact either David or Janet Pursell if you are willing to help.

Rural Dean Appointed

Bishop Christopher has appointed Rev Philip Johnson, vicar of St Denys’, Sleaford, as Rural Dean of Lafford.  


The Chronicle

We are looking for items for the next Chronicle Edition. If you have any item you would like to submit, please see Carole Shepheard, Rev Al or Rev Mark.

Clergy Days Off

Rev Mark will take Tuesday as his day off and Rev Al will take Fridays. 

 Refreshments

Please put a few coins in the donations bowl when you enjoy a tea or coffee at the end of our services if you are able.  The money is used to fund the wonderful floral displays that our flower arrangers create. 

Sleaford Talking Newspaper 

Sleaford Talking Newspaper needs some Readers or Recording Technicians to help record news from our local papers to blind or partially sighted people in our area. The recordings are done on a Wednesday afternoon or evening. If this interests you please give Howard Sanders, Chairman, a call on 01529 414047 

Request from Rev. Heather

Sometimes people are admitted to hospital unexpectedly. Relatives may travel distances and then find they need to stay overnight and often find they have no toiletries. Would you like to help us to provide them with toothpaste, soap, wash bags, flannels, deodorants (both male and female), shower gel, toothbrushes?  

Stewards

We are desperately in need of new stewards to meet and greet at the beginning of services and to help, if necessary, during the service. If you would like to know more, please talk to Jaki Lowder or Rev. Mark

Church Cleaning

A few faithful people clean the church on a regular basis.  If you are able to help occasionally or regularly please have a word with Jaki

Request

Please would you save the plastic tops from milk containers as they can be collected to aid the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. There will be a container available in church.

 Would you like to celebrate or remember an event? It is now possible to sponsor the flowers in church on a Sunday morning. Your donation, however small, will help to pay for the flowers and your celebration/remembrance will be noted in the pew sheet on the Sunday in question. Please see either of the Churchwardens who will be happy to help.

Tea and cleaning rota

If you like to help out with the tea serving and cleaning rota, please talk to Jaki. She would be most happy to hear from you

During the year we are putting on a number of fun events and fund raising events. We would like to put a small group together to help plan the events. If you are interested in helping with a single event or with the planning of our year ahead, please have a chat with Rev Mark or Carol

50/50 club

One of our church fund-raisers is the 50-50 club. It costs £12 a year, with half the money going to the church and the other half is prize money. If you would like to join, please see Doug or Jean Cornford.

EASY FUNDRAISING

 Raising funds for St Botolph's Church goes on all year round and one easy way of doing this is to use the Easy Fundraising website: 

www.easyfundraising.org.uk

It is easy to register, then when asked which cause you wish to support, type in St Botolph's Quarrington.
Whenever you make a purchase go to the Easyfudraising website or app, look up the retailer and click to transfer to the chosen website, any purchase you then make will qualify for a donation.
Retailers taking part include: Amazon, Tesco (including grocery shopping), Marks and Spencer, Premier Inn, Early Learning, Thomas Cook and countless others.
Have a look at the website to see if your favourite store/retailer is included then get shopping and help to raise lots of money for our church