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4 Feb onwards

Please sign up in the file at the back of church if you have time to get involved in church opening on a Saturday, 9.30 - 3pm. As little as half an hour of your time is really useful. We have an obligation to one of our funders for the repair work on our Tower to be open 40 Saturdays a year. And anyhow - we'd like to be open as much as possible.

All good wishes and many thanks to Manuela Schmucki, who is an intern on the Stepney Intern Scheme and has been with us on placement since Tues 23rd Jan.

We will be revising our ELECTORAL ROLL between this Sunday and 25 Feb. Please check whether you are on our Electoral Roll and if you're not and you're over 16

- and live in the parish, or you:

- don't live in the parish but have worshipped here for more than six months

- please fill out an Electoral Roll form (which you'll find at the back of church).

The PCC will be meeting with Archdeacon Liz as part of the Archdeacon's 'Visitation' at 7.30pm this Wednesday (7 February) in the Parish Room.

We need to ensure that there are always two adults in Junior Church. Would you be willing, not to lead, but to be a second adult, on occasion? You will need a DBS check, but we can organise that. Please speak with Andrew, Gill or Steve.

There will be a pancake party in the Rectory at 6pm on Tuesday 13 Feb (Shrove Tuesday). All very welcome!

There will be an ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE at 8pm on Wed 14 Feb. Do come along so that we can start Lent together.

Apologies - there will be no 10.30am Eucharist on Thurs 15 Feb & no 12 noon Eucharist on Friday 16 Feb, owing - on both occasions - to funerals.

LENT DISCUSSION GROUPS Choose the time that would suit: either 7.30pm on a Thurs evening or 12 noon on a Wed (with soup):


Thurs 15 Feb. 7.30pm at Stoke Newington Methodist Church, 106 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7NY. Topic: Homelessness

Same topic (soup to start) here at St J of J, 12-1.30pm, Wed 21 Feb


Thurs 22 Feb. 7.30pm at The Salvation Army, Clapton, 122 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QR. Topic: Mental Health

Same topic (soup to start) here at St J of J, 12-1.30pm, Wed 28 Feb


Thurs 1 Mar. 7.30pm at Stamford Hill United Church, Portland Avenue, Stamford Hill, N16 6HJ. Topic: Different Faiths

Same topic (soup to start) here at St J of J, 12-1.30pm, Wed 7 Mar


Thurs 8 Mar. 7.30pm at St Monica's, Hoxton. 19 Hoxton Square, N1 6NT. Topic: The Wealth Divide

Same topic (soup to start) here at St J of J, 12-1.30pm, Wed 14 Mar


Thurs 15 Mar. 7.30pm at Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road, E9 7PQ. Topic: The Gender Gap

Same topic (soup to start) here at St J of J, 12-1.30pm, Wed 21 Mar


Thurs 22 Mar. 7.30pm at All Saints, Haggerston, 18 Albion Drive, E8 4ET. Topic: Engagement with Refugees and Migrants

Same topic (soup to start) here at St J of J, 12-1.30pm, Wed 28 Mar


The next 'LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH' service is here on 25th Feb at 4pm.

Do come along to Soup LENT LUNCH on a Friday: Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23. Please sign the sheet at the back of church if you could make soup on one of those dates.

Stepney area vocations morning 2018. A half-day for people in the Stepney Episcopal Area to explore together, and with Bishop Adrian, some of the lay and ordained ministries to which God may be calling us within the Church of England, and to discover what may happen when we respond. Already pretty sure, or just a bit curious? All welcome! Saturday 24th February 2018. 9.30am -1.00pm, St Peter de Beauvoir Town, Northchurch Terrace, London, N1 4DA. Please let us know you are coming: email: phone: 0207 7033 3446 booking:

Who Cares? An introduction to pastoral care. Are you interested in caring for others? This course will give you an insight into what pastoral care is all about and what good practice looks like. This 7 week course is open to all and starts on March 6th @ 7pm @ Stepney Centre for Training and Development, Hemsworth St, Hoxton N1 5LF. For more information, please speak with Andrew, Gill or Steve. To book a place, contact or visit

Our 'Annual Meeting of Parishioners' & 'Annual Parochial Church Meeting' (APCM) will be on Sunday March 18th, immediately after church.

The next church cleaning is Sat, 3rd Mar, 9.30am - 11.30am. All welcome!

Dates for future PCC meetings in the Parish Room (8.05pm): 27 Feb, 15 May, 3 July, 18 Sept, 9 Oct, 20 Nov.