Vicar's update 15th OctoberSteve Newbold  2017 web2

I hope you are having a good week.

Please do remember to complete and return your Financial Pledge Card this coming Sunday or next. We really do need everyone to play their part in giving to God’s work through this local church so that we can meet the financial challenges that face us.  Do listen to the recent sermons on this which are available on the church website.
 
On Saturday (27th) we have a Quiet Morning with the theme of bread.  This runs from 10am to 12.30pm and all are welcome to drop in.  Please note that there are bread demonstrations at 10.15 and 11.15. 
 
On Saturday afternoon (1pm – 5pm) we have a Big Clean and Odd Job afternoon.  Can you spare an hour to help with some simple practical tasks – just turn up?
 
On Sunday (28th) as well as our usual services the People and Plant Gathering meet (12.30pm – 2.30pm) and then our annual Memorial Service takes place at 3.30pm. If you wish to come and remember a departed loved one please do come to this special time of quiet and reflection.
 
Our annual Light Party is on Wednesday 31st October from 5pm – 7pm.  It is open to all families with children aged 5-11.  Please book your places via the Church Website here.   Many people fear Halloween because of 'trick or treat' and I attach a poster, produced by the Metropolitan Police, that you may wish to print off and display on your door next Wednesday. 
 
To mark this year’s very special Remembrance Sunday (11th November), as well as our usual morning services, we will have a special Remembrance Service at 6.30pm with a focus on those whose names were listed on the WW1 War Memorial in the old church building.  There is also a 100 years on display of art (original photography/painting/poetry) - contributions invited from adults and children.   Further information from Caroline Jamieson or Jane Maffett
 
Finally, a reminder that the clocks go back this weekend so there should be no excuses for being late to church this Sunday!

Have a good week and for those who are on half term – enjoy!

Have a good week.

Steve