Sunday 18th November – In our reading from Mark, Jesus challenges the disciples to leave behind material things in the pursuit of god’s goodness. This is also a challenge for us today as it reminds us that our rituals and buildings are worth nothing if they are not used in the pursuit of god’s goodness and the sharing of that goodness with new generations.
Tanzanian Service, Sunday 18th November, 9.30 am – This will include the Furaha Tanzanian Choir and an update of Rev Canon Yolande Marcussen’s recent visit
Festival Choir Concert – The Festival Choir will be performing Fauré’s Requiem and Hummel’s Mass in B flat on Saturday 24 November at 7.30 pm. Tickets (£10 in advance, £5 students) will be on sale after the 9.30 service and from the Church Office, or contact Paul Reeve (871925)
Christmas Cards – If you have volunteered to deliver some Christmas cards, they are available for you to collect on the table. Please try to deliver them before Sunday 9 December (Toy Service). There are some roads that have not been allocated so if anyone would like to cover these, please take the pack.’
Magazine Editor – Do you have a passion for editing? Are you computer literate and able to work with artwork? Do you have ideas that might build our monthly magazine? If so, you might just be the person we are looking for. If you think you could be our next magazine editor, then please do contact the church office.
SLEEPWALK, WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER: Fr Rob is hoping to join in a ‘sleep walk’ run by the charity ‘Shelter’ to raise awareness of homelessness at this time of year. It is a 10 mile night walk through London and takes place on Wednesday 5 December.. He would love a few others for company. If you would like to join him, please let him know.
TOY SERVICE: The toys from our Toy Service, which is on 9 December, a Parade Service, will be going to Bromley Welcare. We have established that they have a desperate need for them. So all donations will be gratefully received and very welcome.
Christmas Lunch – Christmas can be a very lonely time of year for many people. If you would like company, Fr Rob, Sarah, Jasmine and Thomas would like to invite you to Christmas Lunch in the church hall on Christmas Day. This is for individuals and couples who have no other engagements. Please RSVP, advising of any food allergies, by 10 December.
TOTS Group – are in need of volunteers from 9.30 am to 11.30 am, Thursdays in term time. Please contact Cathy Hussey (821632) if you are able to help in any way; setting up, welcoming families or clearing away afterwards. Thank you.
Food Bank – The list for Christmas is now on the noticeboard and includes mince pies, Christmas cakes, puddings and biscuits, chocolates/sweets, biscuits for cheese, pickles, chutneys and large tins of ham. It would be appreciated if all Christmas items could be donated by the end of November to ensure there is time to make up hampers for families. Thank you.