Parish AGM, Sunday 11th June, 2pm

We hope that many of you will be able to join us at the Parish AGM next Sunday.  As always, this meeting will include a review of all Parish matters over the past year, including our financial position.  Therefore, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that a copy of the 2016 Parish Accounts is already on the noticeboard in the Parish Rooms should you wish to review them.  Any questions that you have regarding the accounts can be raised during the meeting, although you may wish to send them via email in advance to finance@stmaryscathedral.co.uk to ensure we can answer your questions fully on the day.

Parish Project

Thank you to all those of you who completed a parish project nomination form. At the meeting of the parish council on Tuesday, your votes (of which there were many) were all counted and after review, I am pleased to announce that Fr Nikolas Maria is to become our new parish project beneficiary for the next 3 years. All donations made for ‘Parish Project’, including monies collected in ‘Jessie’s box’ will now be due to Fr Nikolas as described towards the end of last year.

Church Cleaning

Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

“Are you an active 16-70 year old who enjoys a challenge? Why not sign up for our new ‘church and rooms’ weekly cleaning rota? Having listened to you, the Parish Council have terminated the cleaners contract and welcome volunteers to join this elite team. Family teams welcome. Please sign up at the door of the church or contact a member of the Parish Council.”

Many thanks
Mary B

Message from Revd. Fr. Victor Adigboluja (via Caroline)

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Dear Caroline,

Greetings to you. I hope you are well.

I would like to inform you that the parish has received your support of £1,034.60 towards its project. We are indeed very grateful for your generosity and kindness.

Could you please help me to convey our sincere appreciation to the members of PPC and all the parishioners. You could also include this note of thanks in the newsletter. We shall provide you with updates subsequently and we hope that we will receive future support from you.

Wishing you every good

Kindest regards,

Revd. Fr. Victor Adigboluja

Cash Counters Wanted

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Dear All

Firstly, I fully appreciate that all of you already have various commitment(s) at St Andrews, hence being on this email list. However, I am currently trying to recruit a few individuals to help count the cash (ie: offertory, candles and tea&coffee donations) after Sunday Mass and wondered if any of you might be interested.

At present, we have 4 teams who cash-count on a rota basis, meaning that – generally – each team is ‘on duty’ once every 4 weeks. If we are able to recruit two or three extra teams, then each team should only be required to count once every six weeks – maybe just 10 times a year.

If you are interested, please let me know. Each team will need a minimum of two people (adults), so you can volunteer yourself alone, in which case you would be paired with another, or as a husband/wife team, or a team with yourself and a friend.

It is important to note that counting the cash and being on the tea and coffee rota are not compatible, as these roles run concurrently.

Although the role is not particularly onerous, training is required and will be provided (by me!) As a guide, counting the cash would normally take between 30 and 45 minutes, depending upon whether there is a special collection.

If you would like to find out more, please either reply by email or catch me after Mass one Sunday. Unfortunately I will not be at Mass this coming weekend, but should be at St Andrews again on the 21st Feb.

Many thanks
Caroline

The Big Clean-Up – HELP NEEDED

Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

The Parish Council has decided that the church and hall are in a bit of a need of a spring clean. Despite it being very much winter we would like volunteers to help with some basic cleaning of the church and hall on Saturday 28th November from 2pm-4pm, and Sunday 29th November from 2pm-4pm. Many hands make light work, they say, so if you can come on either of those days, your help would be much appreciated. There’s a sign-up sheet at the back of the church.