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What's on - Sunday 12 August 2018 onwards

Patrick McDermott's funeral will take place on Tuesday 14th August at 11am here in church. The committal service will be at the City of London at 1pm, and then all are invited to the Globe on Morning Lane, after 2pm.

HAPPY SINGERS meets on Wednesday at 7pm in the church. It's an informal singing group that is open to church and non-church members alike.

Here is the Summer schedule:

Dates below - all welcome as usual:

15 Aug - anyone who plays an instrument, please come along

22 Aug - special call to children, to come and rehearse a creation anthem (by Maurice Greene) to be sung on Sun 23 September at the 10am service

29 Aug - adult rehearsal of the Maurice Greene anthem.

Monday 20th – Friday 24th August

10.00 – 12.30 each morning SUMMER HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB

for children aged 5 – 11. St Barnabas, Homerton High Street are running a 'Teambuilders' Holiday Bible Club in August at St Barnabas, using Scripture Union resources. Each day the programme includes Christian teaching, quiz, video, games, songs, craft activities + FUN!! Cost: £1 per day. All children are welcome, whether they attend St Barnabas or another church, whether they have a church background or none. If you would like to register your child, please contact Rev Clive Main 020 8533 1156

There's a man - Habib Sadat - who has been living nearby in South Hackney for the last few months who is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan. His host is getting married and can no longer house him. So Habib needs somewhere to live. If anyone feels that they are in a position to offer him accommodation, please speak with Doug, Andrew or Gill.

Andrew is away 11-24 August. Gill is away 12-18 August. Doug is kindly here, so service times as usual.

Sun, 26 August - there'll be an informal 4pm 'Last Sunday of the Month' service here in church. August theme: Songs of Praise. All welcome!

Concert - Thurs 30 August, 7pm. Wyatt Sinfonia & East London Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Zoe Kundu & Jamie Conway. Sibelius - Violin Concerto; Pejacevic - Symphony in F# minor; World Premiere of Robin Haigh's 'Lago for Clarinet, Harp & Strings'.

We're going to be running a Book Sale on Sat 1 Sept. A few more volunteers would be a great help. If you can assist - please sign the list at the back of church. On Thursday 30th August anyone who is free would be very welcome to come to church at 9.45am and help sort out our books for the book sale on Sat 1 September.

We will be holding a special 'Meeting of Parishioners' on 2 September solely to elect one new Churchwarden. Nominations papers at the back of church.

This year's Confirmation will be on Sat 3 Nov at 5pm (rehearsal for all at 3.30pm at St Paul's Cathedral). If you would like to be confirmed, please sign the list at the back of church. If you'd like to talk about what Confirmation involves, please speak with Andrew or Gill. Deadline for signing up - 9 Sept.

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the UK on 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.

The next church cleaning is Sat 4th August.

Some volunteering opportunities:

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

(A) Join a rota of altar servers

(B) 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

(C) Be willing to come in to church to organise the altar linen kept in the Vestry