Welcome to the living Church of St Mary's, Market Drayton, in beautiful north-east Shropshire!
The Market Drayton FOODBANK has been open now for six months,
every Tuesday morning and Friday lunchtime
416 people have been given food (277 adults and 139 children)
The food weighed 3.65 tonnes
8% are single parents, 29% are couples/families
30% are single (mainly men), 33% are children
It is estimated that in Britain 7,000 churches are involved in running Foodbanks
and 2.5 million people have given money or food
FB_Newsletter_May_2013.pdf THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
We are a Church of about 300 members who love the Lord and want to make him better known.
The Church is open and staffed every day. Come and pray or just look around between 11am and 1pm (10am to 2pm on Wednesdays, which is Market Day.)
There is also a bookshop with a range of Christian books which also sells Fair Trade goods.
There are three services every Sunday and a variety of worship is on offer.
The best attended Service is at 10.30am (when there are groups for children) and we hope you will come and join us.
We are very close to the Shropshire Union Canal and we welcome all boaters to our Services. You can't miss us, just look for the Tower!
Whether you want to find out more about God's work in Market Drayton, are looking for a thriving Christian community in the area, planning a visit to the town, or re-discovering the joys of time spent here just click on the links above to find out more…
Martin Tanner, Vicar
28 days Notice from 4th May 2013 is hereby given for objection to the request of the St Mary's PCC to
1. Remove a pew from the middle of the Nave to provide space for those in wheelchairs, buggies or electric scooters to sit
in the middle of the church rather than be confined to the side aisles
2. To create an Area for the Burial of Cremated Remains so ashes can be interred in the south side of closed churchyard of St Mary's Church
If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should write giving reasons for your objection to:
The Diocesan Registrar, FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Routh House, Hall Court Hall Park Way Telford TF3 4NJ
so that it reaches the Registrar no later than 3rd June 2013 stating your name and postal address,
and whether you live in the Parish and/or your name is entered on the Electoral Roll of the parish or any other capacity in which you write.
There is room for about 50 cars but access is not from Church Street but from Mount Lane,
which is off Kilnbank Road which is the narrow turning off Shropshire Street opposite the Dentist. See Map on the Contact page.
MARKET DRAYTON FOODBANK
Thank you very much for your support.
Tinned Meat Rice Jam
Tinned Fish Pasta
Tinned Vegetables Pasta sauces Sugar
Tinned Tomatoes Soup
Tinned Fruit Fruit juice Biscuits or Snack bars
Tinned Rice Pudding Tea bags
Tinned Spong Pudding Instant Coffee
Instant Mashed Potatoes Cereals Powered milk (or UHT)
FIND GOD 24/7
At anytime you can find spiritual support at www.ucbmedia.co.uk
You can WATCH Christian TV, LISTEN to Christian Radio or just READ "Word for Today" anytime 24/7.
All the links are on the United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) website. There is an iPhone App too!
A PRAYER TO START THE DAY "Thank you, Lord, for this new day.
Give me wisdom to see its possibilities and opportunities;
Give me strength to face its challenges;
Take from me any lethargy or laziness and give me a heart of love
to do a favour, speak a kindness, offer a hand, soothe a hurt, celebrate a joy,
share a sorrow or in some small way give myself in love to another in your Name.
This I pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
Adapted from a prayer by Michael Revell
HIRE OF HALL
To enquire about renting the large hall or a room in our Community Centre, Church Street please telephone 01630 - 658122