Church Cleaners  

One of the things people notice on entering St Charles Church is that it is always clean and tidy. That’s despite the quite heavy yse that is made of the church at weekend Masses, weekday Masses and all the other incidental uses that the church building is put to, such as prayer days, talks, weddings, funerals, ecumenical services and all sorts of other celebrations. The building quickly gets dirty and untidy.

The response to that is a team of dedicated volunteers who clean the church building every week. We try to split the volunteers into teams of four and we have a rota so that each team cleans every fourth week. What day of the week this is done is decided by each individual team, and we tend to take 30-40 minutes each week: not a long time, but plenty to give the church a quick vacuuming and dusting. At Christmas and Easter, we have ” The Big Clean” when all the teams come together to give the building a more thorough cleaning.

As you might imagine, the team of church cleaners would be so grateful if more volunteers would come forward; it is a way of getting to know more members of our community as well as providing a very useful service. It can also be really good fun!

To find out more or to volunteer as a church cleaner, please email us at cleaners@stcharlesswinton.com today!

St Charles' Parish, Moorside Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 9PD
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr Paul F Smith STL 
Assistant Priest: Fr. Gavin Landers BA(Hons) STB

Tel: 0161 794 1089 Email: admin@stcharlesswinton.com

The Week Ahead

 Sunday 14 October.   Twenty-Eighth  Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Mass 6.00pm (Saturday, Saint Charles), 8.45am (Saint Charles), 9.45am (Saint Mark's) 11.00am (Saint Charles),11.15am (Saint Mary's)  4.00pm (Saint Mark's)

 Monday  15 October.   Saint Teresa of Avila 8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

Tuesday  16 October.      8.30am Mass (Saint Charles)- (please ignore info. to contrary in newsletter and announced at Mass)  10.00am (Saint Mary's). 

 Wednesday  17 October.     Saint Ignatius of Antioch 8.30am Mass.(Saint Charles)  10.00am Funeral Mass for Elisia Frances    Piscopo (Saint Mary's)

Thursday  18 October       Saint Luke Evangelist.  8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mary's).

 Friday 19 October .     8.30am Mass (Saint Charles),  10.00am (Saint Mark's).

 Saturday 20 October.   9.00am Mass in Saint Mary's cemetery chapel.     11.30am - 12.00noon  Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Sunday 21 October. Twenty-Nineth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Mass 6.00pm (eve), 8.45am and 11.00am.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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