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What's on - Sunday 23 September 2018 onwards

Welcome to Manuela who is training for ordination at St Mellitus College and is with us on placement.

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.

Thurs 27th Sept. Deanery Synod at St James's, Clapton at 7pm (for Synod reps) followed at 7.30pm by 'Anglicans in Hackney' (open to all) when The Rt Revd Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton will speak about 'Ambassadors for Christ'.

Existing volunteer NIGHT SHELTER training takes place at 7pm on 27 September and is likely to be at St James's, Clapton. To book a place, please email: volunteer@hwns.org.uk

If you would like to start volunteering this year for Night Shelter and might not be on the existing volunteer list held by John Alty, please speak with Andrew or Gill.

Sat 29 Sept: our Director of Music, Victoria, will be giving an organ recital 'A Recital of Organ Music by, to and for Women', 3pm at St Agnes, Kennington Park, SE11 4BB. All proceeds to the Albaraca Nursery School in The Gambia. The recital will be followed by Afternoon Tea.

Our next Last Sunday of the month 4pm service will be next Sunday 30 September. Theme: 'Creationtide'.

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). If you would like to come please sign the sheet 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 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:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/refugee-prayer-bus?utm_term=ZrpVJkWRX

or go the Justgiving homepage and search for 'Refugee Prayer Bus'. Donations can also be made by cheque or in cash, so please speak with Gill if you would like to do that.

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