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The week ahead

A warm welcome to anyone who is new to the church today - do please stay behind for refreshments after the service if you have time.

At the end of the Service, Mavis will be kindly asking people to take grand draw tickets to sell for our Bazaar.

The annual Diocesan Healing Service takes place on Sunday 15 October at 6pm at St Mary's Islington by a parent or guardian.

On Tuesday 17 October, over 70 visitors from the National Churches Trust will be visiting Churches in East London. They will visit us at 11:30am-12:30pm. If you are free, I am looking for volunteers to provide a St. John of Jerusalem Welcome.

Wednesday 18 October is our next Bible Study. If you are able to host, please speak to Gill or Steve.

If you want to help Cathy's family affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica. Please speak to her after the Service or call her on078-5216-9809. Any donation of tin or dry food would be deeply appreciated.

Winter may still seem some way off but the Hackney Winter Night Shelter will open at the beginning of November. John Alty will continue to act as a coordinator this year, and will be in touch with those of you who have volunteered in previous years. We will be covering Saturday evenings in the first half of the season, up until Christmas. For anyone who has not so far been involved and would like to know more, please get in touch with John on johnhm.alty@gmail.com, or 07801 029298. You can also look on the HWNS website: www.hwns.org.uk The shelter provides food and overnight accommodation for between 15 and 25 people over the winter months and is an important contribution we can make to helping people who are homeless.

October is Black History month. We will be drawing from extracts from the book: Black and British: A forgotten History by David Olusoga. If you have any further ideas of how we might mark Black History Month. Please speak to Gill or Steve.

Beachy Head woman (3rd century)

John Blanke- Tudor period

Ignatius Sancho -18th century

Sarah Forbes Bonetta – Victorian

Learie Constantine- 20th century

The next CONFIRMATION service at St Paul's Cathedral will be on 4 November 2017.

Confirmation Preparation begins on the11 October in the parish room. Anyone new to the faith is welcome.

A very exciting Quiet Day is being held on Saturday, 25 November to help you prepare yourself in a spiritual way for that great event we call Christmas. Jesus the Christ no longer features as the central figure any longer in Christmas. For all too many it's a time to write endless Christmas cards, spend too much on presents, eat too much and attend Carol Services. If you want this Christmas to be truly meaningful in your life, then this quiet day entitled: The Hope & Fears of All the Years… is meant for you, to have peace & quiet and time to reflect upon the hopes, fears & dreams you have. Time: 11:30am-2:30pm

Cost: £5 for lunch, drinks & all handouts1 Please sing on the sheet at the sheet at the rear of the Church!

Volunteers needed! We have far too few people on the tea and coffee rota which means that the people on it are having to do it far too often. Please sign up at the back of church (on the noticeboard on the wall) if you can help out, or speak with Andrew, Steve or Gill. A special invitation to the men of the congregation (who are very under-represented on the rota). Thank you!

If you would like to buy flowers for the church to mark an anniversary or a special occasion do please speak to Elizabeth Taylor.


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