Closure of St Chad’s for Relighting and Redecoration
I hope that most of you will have heard by now that St Chad’s will be closed for 12 weeks beginning Monday 6th January. We look forward to having it back in use before Easter and I hope parishioners and visitors will appreciate the improvements.
Please note that for Health and Safety reasons there will be no public access throughout that period.

Our pattern of Services will continue as normal and we are most grateful to the trustees of VPCC and St Chad’s Tennis Club, who have made that possible.
For your information the arrangements are as follows:
Sunday
8:00am VPCC
10:00am VPCC (except Feb 2nd in Poulton CE School)
6:30pm St Hilda’s (no Service on 19th January)
Tuesday
10:00am St Chad’s Tennis Club Pavilion
Thursday
11:30am St Chad’s Tennis Club Pavilion
Friday
7:30pm Belfry

Confirmation 2020
The Young People’s Confirmation Nurture Group is now well underway. Please remember the candidates and their leaders in your prayers.

Adults who are interested in being confirmed, or who want to know more about what is involved, are asked to contact the Vicar.

Wedding Celebration
On Sunday 16th February, shortly after Valentine’s Day, we will invite couples who are to be married in 2020, to join us for a Celebration Service at 2:30pm, in St Anne’s Singleton. With the current closure of St Chad’s, we will have one service in Singleton this year. The hymns and readings will have a marriage theme and there will be a chance to listen to the bells and meet the organist and flower arrangers over a glass of wine.

Reflections Service Sunday 23 February 6:30pm
On Sunday 23 February at 6:30pm we will hold an alternative evening service, at St Hilda’s Carleton, with a variety of music, both old and new and a mix of readings and reflections.

Ash Wednesday 26th February
On Ash Wednesday we mark the beginning of Lent and the weeks of preparation for Easter. By tradition the day is marked by prayer and fasting. With the closure of St Chad’s there will be the regular morning Service at St Hilda’s, at 11:00am and an additional evening Service in Carleton at 7:30pm.

11:00am Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes
7:30pm Parish Communion with Imposition of Ashes
7:30pm Parish Communion with Imposition of Ashes
(St Anne’s Singleton)
Imposition of Ashes is the traditional symbolic act which reminds us of our human weakness as we begin the Lenten journey into a growing dependence upon God.

On 1st March our all Age Worship will include a contribution from our puppeteers and will take place in VPCC.

March Sentinel
The deadline for copy to be submitted is Tuesday 18th February and the Sentinel will be available on Friday 28th February. It really helps if copy can be submitted by e-mail to phil_deegan@hotmail.co.uk











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