Vicar's update 3rd SeptemberSteve Newbold  2017 web2

We have had a full and fun weekend.  The Craft Fair on Saturday drew a good number of visitors and raised over £800 towards the costs of our Community Fete held earlier in the summer.  The Half Marathon on Sunday morning gave us lots of opportunities to offer free refreshments and talk to our neighbours, and to support our friends from St Stephen’s and The Grove who ran so well.  Café Church in the afternoon gave us time and space to reflect on our individual walk with Jesus. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped with making cakes, serving at the Cafes, moving furniture and being a great witness to others – you are much appreciated.
Next Sunday (7th October) we celebrate Harvest at our morning services and we are all invited to make a financial gift for the work of the Ealing Foodbank and/or bring a donation of non-perishable food goods (see list of required items here).  In the evening, instead of our usual service we will be joining with other local churches at St John’s Ealing for a special event called Love Nigeria.  This is being held in conjunction with Open Doors (working with Christians in the persecuted church) and will focus on their work in Nigeria .  The service is 6.30pm to 8pm – do join us.
Our monthly Prayer Meeting is on Tuesday 2nd October at 8pm.  Come and pray for our church and its mission. 
Alpha got off to a great start last week with lots of guests but there is always room for more – so do come and/or invite a friend. Thursdays at church at 7.45pm.
Finally, on Friday evening at 9pm, BBC2 are screening a special documentary about one of our mission partners, Christians against Poverty (CAP).  It’s called The Debt Survivors and is an amazing opportunity to showcase their work on prime time TV (more details here) so do watch it if you can. This year our Christmas Bazaar (on 24th November) is in aid of CAP and we will be welcoming our friend Azniv Pambakian to update us on their work in Ealing at the end of November.  

Have a good week.


St. Stephen's Administrator, 01/10/2018