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13 May onwards

The PCC meets at 8.05pm this Tuesday (15th). Agendas at the back of church.

There is a global call to prayer called 'Thy Kingdom Come' which runs from 10-20 May. Christian Aid has produced a booklet called 'God's Kingdom is Stronger than Storms' with a prayer and reflection for each day. If you missed collecting one last Sunday, do take one from the back today. On Sat 19 May you are invited to a Thy Kingdom Come '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-2018-st-pauls-tickets-41079736598' or ask Andrew, Steve or Gill to do that for you.

This next Sunday - 20 May - is the Feast of Pentecost. If you'd enjoy it, please wear something red.

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-circle-the-city-london-2018-tickets-34715685550 - 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.

There will be a 10.30am and 8pm Eucharist for Corpus Christi on Thursday 31 May. All very welcome!

The next church cleaning is Sat, 2 June, 9.30am - 11.30am. All welcome!

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!

Sue Cannon is very kindly running our church stall at the Well St Common Festival on Sun 10 June from 12 noon to 4.30pm. Please sign the list at the back of church if you are able to support Sue in any half hour slot between those times (and offer her a break) It would also be great to have two people who would help with clearing the stall at 4.30pm that today.

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

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 - if you haven't done so already - could you fill out a 'Consent Form', which you'll find at the back of church. Please leave filled-in forms at the back of church before you go home.

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:

On Sat 14 July at 7pm there will be a 'Scratch Messiah' to raise money for a new organ. Those taking part will learn the music in advance and then come together and rehearse to put on a concert in a single day. For this to run smoothly some volunteering will be essential. Would you be able to help:

- On Friday 13 July to be around in the building & help out in any way needed, 10am - 2pm, or 2-6pm. Possible that you could be at home and 'on call' for some of the time.

- On Sat 14 July be around or 'on call' from 9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm.

- On Sat 14 July, 6-10pm, be a team leader who would gather other helpers to (1) run a bar (2) do programmes and organise a retiring collection (2) help with any setting up & clearing up. Please speak with Victoria, Andrew, Steve or Gill if you can help.

- Enhance the beauty and joy of our worship with your playing and/or singing. Please speak with Victoria, our Director of Music.

- 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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