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29 April onwards - What's on

Last Sunday of the Month - informal 4pm Service - this afternoon , 29 April (here). We will be doing the 'Stations of the Resurrection'. All very welcome!


The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the UK from 25 May 2018. To help us become compliant as a parish, please could you fill out the 'Consent Form' that you've received with your hymn book today, and leave it at the back of church before you go home. The 'General Privacy Form' is for you to take home. Thank you!

This Thurs 3 May: Christ Church, Spitalfields, 7.30pm. An open invitation to all to a service welcoming Bishop Sarah Mullally, the new Bishop of London, to Stepney.

The next church cleaning is this Sat, 5 May, 9.30am - 11.30am. All welcome!

This Sat 5 May, 7.30pm. Sophie Cox, Busola, Kev & friends. Pergolesi's 'Stabat Mater' and popular duets. Charity Concert in aid of the St J of J church Organ Fund and 'Help African Schools to Educate' - HASTE. All very welcome!

There will be an ASCENSION DAY service at 8pm on Thursday 10 May.

Christian Aid Quiz. Sat 12 May at 6pm at Prideaux House (to mark the start of 'Christian Aid Week'). Choose between Fish & Chips, Chicken & Chips, Vegetarian & Chips. Please sign the sheet at the back of church with your choice of food. We'll start by eating together and then have the Quiz. Tickets (including the food) £10 (adults); £5 (children). There will be a raffle - any raffle prizes gratefully received. All profits will go to Christian Aid.

'Thy Kingdom Come' is a worldwide call to prayer focusing on the period between Ascension Day (10 May) and the Day of Pentecost (20 May). On Sat 19 May you are invited to a 'Beacon Event' at St Paul's Cathedral at 7.30pm. To register for this please go to 'https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thy-kingdom-come-20...' or ask Andrew, Steve or Gill to do that for you.

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

Sunday 20 May 2018. 'Circle the City'. Christian Aid sponsored walk. The walk starts at 1pm at St Mary le Bow (Cheapside, London EC2V 6AU) with a short service (less than 20 mins). There are two distance options: 3 or 6 miles. Registration is from 12 noon (but you also need to pre-register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christian-aid-circl... - or ask Andrew, Steve or Gill to help you do that). Individuals or groups can take part. As an individual, you take on the challenge of raising a minimum of £100. If you are unable to raise sponsorship then for a minimum donation of £25 at the door you are very welcome to join in.

We will 'Beat the Bounds' of the parish (walk some of the parish boundary) on Sun 3 June, meeting at the bus stop on Church Crescent at 2pm and ending with tea in the Rectory garden. All very welcome!


If you play an instrument, please tell Victoria, our Director of Music. It doesn't matter at all how good you think you are - she'd like to hear from you.

Some volunteering opportunities:

We'd like to hear from you if you would be willing to:

- join a rota of altar servers

- Do some ushering when we have baptisms and at major festivals such as Easter and Christmas. These people would be in addition to the Stewards on the rota

- be willing to come in to church to organise the altar linen kept in the Vestry

Please sign up in the file on the table 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.

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