New Electoral Roll
Under the Church Representation Rules a new Church Electoral Roll is being prepared. Everyone who wishes to be on St Mary and St Paul Electoral Roll will need to complete a new application form for enrolment. Forms are available at the back of each church. If you wish to remain on/join the Electoral Roll They must be completed and returned to a church warden, Catherine Lindsay or Brian Crawley by 31st March
Tuesday Evenings Lent Group
The Greatest Showman :New information about Venue The first session will meet next week – Tuesday 19th March. This will take place at St. Paul’s parish room with a prompt start at 7pm. The subsequent meetings are 26th March, 2nd April, and 9th April. If you haven’t already signed up and would like to – details below: Join us for a journey through Lent through the medium of songs from “The Greatest Showman.” Please contact the Revd Caroline on 01442-212875 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book your place in the group.
Wednesdays Lent Group
On Wednesdays during Lent there will be a WEEKLY Study Group at St Paul’s coordinated by Canon Richard using the course material ‘Living Well Together’; 3.00pm to 4.30pm, March 20th, 27th & April 3rd & 10th (not 17th, being in Holy Week).
The 1st Wednesdays monthly Bible Study sessions will be suspended until 1st May when we shall resume with ‘The Missionary Journeys of St Paul’. (Following the Revd Rickey’s departure the Friday meetings have been suspended for now.)
Mothering Sunday and First Sunday services. Mothering Sunday (31st March) at St Mary’s this year will be a Parade Service for our Brownies, Rainbows and Beavers so will follow our family friendly format. The 9.30 at St Paul’s will be their usual service. On 7th April the regular First Sunday ‘sausage’ services will take place as usual at 9.30 and 11.15.
Walk of Witness To run the Good Friday Walk of Witness the organisers have to have a named first aider. This year they do not have any of the usual suspects available so please could you ask around in your churches of anyone who is a first aider and is planning to come to the walk. It is very unlikely that any serious injuries will occur but we cannot go ahead without a first aider present. The walk is about 11am for an hour on Friday 19th April.
Your Church Needs You! If you would like to help out by serving the church as a member of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) or have always wanted to be a Churchwarden, Treasurer or other Church Officer (subject to nomination and election at the Annual Meeting of course) then please mention this to the clergy or current Churchwardens - Rosina, Norma and Emmeline.
AGM Please come along to the Annual Meeting of the parish. The APCM at 11.30am on Sunday April 28th at St Paul's at 11.30. This is your chance to hear about how we are doing and to elect officers to serve the church
Holy Week 2019 Stations of the Cross and the office of Compline will take place in Holy Week at 7.30pm on Monday and Tuesday at St Paul's and Wednesday at St Mary's. These are stand alone meditations so you don't need to be able to make all three. Do come along. On Maundy Thursday in the evening both churches will have the traditional service of the Eucharist of the Last Supper at 7.30pm.
Free: Easy Fund Raising for the Parish whenever you buy
Whenever you shop online you can contribute to our fund raising at no cost to yourself! It has got to be a winner.It’s a scheme organised by easyfundraising.org.uk and nearly 3,000 retailers are signed up to participate. Find out more how you can contribute to Parish funds at no extra cost to yourself - David Gambling can tell you all about it and answer any queries.