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

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

The Week Ahead

 Sunday  13 October.   Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time.    Mass 9.30am (Saint Mark's) 11.15am (Saint Charles), 4.00pm Saint Mark's.

Monday 14 October.    Mass 10.00am. Saint Marks.

Tuesday 15 October .   No Mass this morning.

Wednesday  16 October.  9.15 Mass  in Saint Mark's School (celebrating Saint Ambrose Barlow, our new parish patron)     2.00pm Saint Charles School Harvest Festival in church.

Thursday 17 October.    Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr.  Mass  8.30am. Saint Charles. 2.00pm Hope in Future Prayer Group, Saint Joseph's convent.

 Friday 18 October.   11.00am Funeral Mass in Saint Marks for John McKiernan RIP.   

 Saturday 19 October.   Mass 9.00am Saint Mary's chapel, Wardley.   Parish "Mini-Pilgrimage" to Saint John Fisher/Shoenstatt Kearsley. Walkers depart Saint Mark's car park 10.00am. Others meet there -begins 10.00 approx.

Sunday 20 October.  Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Mass  9.30am (Saint Marks), 11.15am (Saint Charles),   4.00pm  (Saint Mark's)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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