We welcome back Mgr Pat, who is celebrating Mass with us this weekend.

Please pray for the sick and the housebound: Elena Petta, Pat Sanger, Alfred & Mary Waring, Mary Jenkins, Rev Jim Gilligan, Hannah Bratt, Rachael Nielsen, Sarah Cole, Helen Abbott, Richard Milnes, Alexander Pelech, David Middleton and George Morris.

Workplace Chaplains: please remember those whose ministry is to visit the workplaces in our town. Pray for the chaplains who come from all four churches in our town (three chaplains are from Holy Redeemer) as they seek to serve the business and retail outlets in Pershore. If you think this is something in which you would like to be involved please see Elizabeth and John Chaplin or Christine.

Collections: 30 June: Offertory: £169.50 (non-Gift Aid: £150.18); Peter’s Pence: £119.65; Kananya £75; Donation: £100
2ndcollection next week: The Apostleship of the Sea

Garden Maintenance: the last planned meeting was called off due to the torrential downpour that day! So, please come along on Monday, 15 July at about 10.30 to help keep our grounds neat and tidy. No gardening experience required!

Have you got a good strong strimmer? If so, could we borrow it? Preferably with its owner! The grass in the Presbytery garden is so tall it is beyond the capability of a mower and we would like to tidy things up while the weather is good. Someone else will do the clearing away so it should not take too long. Please see Christine if you can help.

Tom Sawyer The school production of Tom Sawyer takes place at Number 8 on Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 July at 7.00pm Tickets: £8, (£5 for 16 and under). Please do go along and support the event if you possibly can.

If you volunteer in school in any way you are warmly invited to a thank you afternoon tea in the eco garden at 2pm on Thursday 11t July.

Have you noticed the Churches Together in Pershore banner which is displayed near the Lady Chapel? This was originally made by one of our congregation and goes around the churches. It has been somewhat forgotten of late but it will be here with us until Christmas when it will move to the Abbey. It reminds us of our calling to pray for unity.

Meet the neighbours Some of the members of the other churches in the town are having a picnic in the park today. Why not go along (food or no food) and meet those known and unknown with whom we share a common faith in Christ? Kick off is about 12 noon.

The next of the monthly afternoon teas will take place next Friday (12th), 3.30-4.30. This is especially, but not exclusively, for those who find getting out and about difficult. If you know someone who is on their own and isolated for whatever reason please see Claire Oliver.

Water music an evening of music, refreshments and boating at 55 Bridge Street, Pershore this Friday (12 July), 5.30-8.30pm. The money raised goes to Christian Aid and MSF. Tickets from “Blue” and “Sedgeberrow Books”.

Maintenance Matters: We have recently received the Quinquennial Inspection Report for the parish which outlines all the work required on the church, hall, and house. It is quite an extensive list!

The situation regarding the recladding of the hall is that unfortunately full planning permission is required. The planning authority has indicated that they will not accept UPVC cladding so we are having to go with steel (same colour as at present) instead. The cost is approximately the same. Due to the delay in getting planning permission, we now hope the work will be done during the school half term in the autumn.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)