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What's on - Sunday 16th September 2018 onwards

The PCC meets this Tuesday at 8.05pm in the Parish Room. Agendas and minutes at the back of church.

The 'Happy Singers' group meets this Wednesday at 7pm in church. There's an open invitation to everyone who enjoys singing and making music with other people.

Our next Last Sunday of the month 4pm service will be on Sunday 30 September.

The next CHURCH CLEANING will be on Saturday 6th October, 9.30-11.30am. All welcome!

We will be celebrating HARVEST on Sunday 7 October. There will be a shared meal after church. Please write down offers of food on the list at the back of church. Thank you.

We will be holding our PET SERVICE on Sunday 7 October at 4pm (the Sunday closest to the feast day of St Francis of Assisi). Pets & the people they look after - all very welcome!

Bishop Adrian is retiring this year and there is an open invitation to a farewell event for him on Friday 19 October, 6-9pm at Christ Church, Spitalfields (Commercial Street, E1 6LY).

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 this year please come to a meeting in church at 6pm on Thursday (20th).

The Christmas Bazaar this year will take place on Saturday 1st December, 12-4pm. Please save the date. Offers of help gratefully received (please speak with Sue C, Liz T, or Andrew W). We're going to put out boxes for things to sell on 14 October. We'd be grateful if you could think about raffle prizes and things we might be able to auction.

Paul Higgins will kindly be holding his COFFEE MORNING at 4 Mongers Almhouses on Sat 8th December. Please save the date.

Gill is fundraising to buy a 'Prayer Bus' (an adapted, good quality second hand minibus) to provide spiritual and pastoral support for refugees in Calais. The fundraising target is £10,000. If you would like to contribute online please go to:

Donations can also be made by cheque or in cash. Please speak with Gill.

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

Dates for FUTURE PCC meetings in the Parish Room (8.05pm): 18 Sept, 9 Oct, 20 Nov.

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.