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What's on - Sunday 9th December onwards

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

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.

There will be 'Christmas Carols' on Thursday (13th) in church. We're inviting the residents of Leander Court and other members of our local community. Church members also very welcome. 2-2.45pm, with refreshments afterwards.


There will be Church Cleaning this Saturday (15th), 9.30-11.30am. All very welcome.

A member of our congregation, Ingrid, is volunteering in Calais from 11-15 December for 'Help Refugees'. Ingrid is collecting:

- sleeping bags,

- waterproof winter jackets, small/ medium

- gloves , scarves and hats

- socks, all small sizes and dark colours

All still in good condition

These can be dropped off at 2 Banbury Rd, E9 7DU, or brought to church on 2, 9 Dec. Ingrid's contact details are: 07708 015 883

or email ing1966vanloo@gmail.com

Paul Higgins will kindly be holding his

St Mary of Eton, Hackney Wick is putting on a fundraising concert on Friday 14 December, 7pm (tickets £15, £7.50 concessions). The choir of Eton College is coming to give a concert entitled 'An Eton Christmas'. All welcome!

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

- Watch Night Service

11pm on Mon 31 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: 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...

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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