Benefice Newsletter
Sunday 20th May

PERSONAL DATA:  The PCC at St Mary’s are responsible for the correct collection, storage and sharing of personal data for any activities connected with the church.  New legislation governing the processing of this data comes into force on 25th May.  In order to comply with the new legislation, the PCC have to carry out an audit of the personal data we currently hold. 
How you can help:  If you hold any personal data relating to the organisation or running of St Mary’s please let Fr Tom know as soon as possible so that we can record this information and make sure we are following the new rules.  Examples could include lists of people for completing rotas or registers of attendance at events.  Finally, we really do not want the new legislation to restrict the good work you all do – we just need to make sure we are complying with the new rules. 

NEW DATE for the Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham is Tuesday 26th June.  Please put your names on the list at the back of church as soon as possible.  More information from Karen.

Flowers at the Nave Altar Pillar are in memory of Colin  & Andrew Britchford on
Andrews birthday May 22nd from Margaret with love.
Welcome flowers have kindly been donated by Terry Boughton in memory of a dear friend Elizabeth.
Porch flowers have been donated by Jessica Walker in memory of her husband Michael."

Christian Aid A grand total of £586.00 was raised from the Coffee Morning and Church Collections.

CHELVESTON

High Tea with light entertainment in church on Sunday 3rd June, 2 - 4.30 pm.  Tickets £8 or £15 a couple.  Admission by ticket only, available from Richard and Shirley Kirk on 354810.

Since October the Knit & Natter group have sent 100 baby jumpers to Syria.  If you have any spare oddments of double knitting wool that the group could use for this project, or to make twiddle mitts for people with dementia, please leave them in the box at St John’s.  Or come along to the next meeting on Tuesday 23rd May, 1 - 3 pm, in church where you will be most welcome.  More details from Brenda (07816 771702) or Sara (07814 406731).


Pentecost Party for children 2.30 - 4.30p.m. at St. John's Church today, 
 
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