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What's on - Sunday 18 November 2018 onwards

The PCC meets on Tuesday 20 Nov at 8.05pm (after the 7.30pm Eucharist).

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.

Advent Quiet Day - Sat 24 Nov, 11.30am - 2.30pm in church. Title: 'What the world needs most…'. Cost: £10 (includes lunch, drinks and all materials). Pre-registering essential - please sign the list at the back of church, or ring Doug - who is leading the day - on 020 8985 7832.

Grand Draw tickets are now available. Please see Mavis. Please take a book and sell on each ticket for £1. Money and stubbs can then be returned to Mavis.

We're now collecting towards the Christmas Bazaar (which takes place on Saturday 1st December, 12-4pm). Please save the date. Please think about whether you have any of these things at home that you'd like to give:

Toys

Tombola prizes

Bottles

DVDs

Books

Bric a Brac

Raffle Prizes

Home produce (please sign the list at the back of church).

Offers of help - to run stalls, set up, clear up etc - gratefully received (please sign the list at the back of church or speak with Sue C, Liz T, or Andrew W).

Our Advent Carol service will take place on Sunday 2 December (Advent Sunday) at 4pm. All very welcome!

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

Festival Chorus Concert - 9 December - Handel's 'Alexander's Feast'. 7pm. Free entry, retiring collection.

The next CHURCH CLEANING will be Saturday, 15 December, 9.30-11.30am. Please note that this is not the usual first Sat of the month.

Christmas Services

- Carols & Readings for Christmas:
6pm on Sun 23 Dec

- Crib Service:
4pm on Mon 24 Dec

- Midnight Eucharist:
11pm on Mon 24 Dec

- Christmas Day Service:
10.30am on Tues 25 Dec

Some people choose to give to the church using weekly envelopes. If you use envelopes - the new ones for 2018/19 are available now. Please tick the list when you take your envelopes. If you'd like to join the envelope scheme, please choose a number that doesn't have a name next to it - and put your name on the list. Thank you!

Please have a look at the Creationtide display at the back of church. Many thanks to Gerry for putting it together.

Congratulations to all those who were confirmed on 3 Nov in St Paul's Cathedral: Buabowon (Kate), Esther, Alexander, Ashley, Chantelle, Cheryle, Devon, Sapphire, Jasmine, Jack.

Night Shelter date before Christmas: 1 and 22 December. It won't be taking place this year at St Luke's, Homerton Terrace, but at St Mary's, Stoke Newington. If you'd like to volunteer and there are any of the dates above that you know you can't do, please email John Alty asap on johnhm.alty@gmail.com

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

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.

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

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