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What's on - 20 Jan 2019 onwards

Week of Prayer

for Christian Unity

Sun 20 Jan, Main Ecumenical Service, Hampden Chapel, Lauriston Road, E9 7EU, 4pm

Mon 21 Jan, St Michael & All Angels, London Fields, Lansdowne Drive, E8 3ER, 9.30am

Tues 22 Jan, St Joseph's Hospice, 2pm, followed by tea and coffee

Wed 23 Jan, Salvation Army, 70 Mare Street, E8 4RT. Lunch: Midday - 1.45pm, prayers at 2pm

Thurs 24 Jan, Hackney Methodist Church, 219 Mare Street, E8 3QE, 6pm

Fri 25 Jan, St Columba's Barge, 12 noon, East Bay Lane, London, E20 3BS. If you approach the canal on the edge of the Olympic Park via Eastway going towards Stratford, the barge is just by the bridge, on the right hand side. It's the big white one called St Columba. If you're coming out of Hackney Wick overground, turn left and go over the bridge, and when you get to the canalside turn right and keep walking towards the next bridge. The barge is just before the bridge , just past 'Here East'.

We need to revise our Electoral Roll from scratch this year, which we do every six years. The revision will begin on 27 January '19 (when forms will be available) and will run until Friday 22 March '19. During that period please make sure that you sign a form. You can join the electoral roll if you are baptised, over 16 and (1) you are a member of the C of E and are resident in the parish (2) if you are not resident in the parish but have worshipped in this church for more than six months, (3) if you are a member of a church which subscribes to the Doctrine of the Trinity, and you are prepared to declare yourself to be a member of the Church of England and have worshipped with us for more than six months.

The next Church Cleaning will be Sat 2 Feb, 9.30-11.30am. Any amount of time you can give that day is useful.

Festival Chorus fundraising evening. BURNS NIGHT CELEBRATION. Sat 2 Feb. 7-10.30pm. Kingshold Community Hall, 49 Ainsworth Road, E9 7JE. Tickets - £20 (includes 3 course meal and entertainment). Please bring your own drink. Tickets from:

Some people choose to give to the church using weekly envelopes. You choose how much you'd like to give each week. If you'd like to join this scheme, please speak with Andrew or Gill.

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

Night Shelter. If you would like to volunteer please email John Alty on

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.

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.

We need to ensure that there are always two adults in Junior Church. Would you be willing, not to lead, but to be a second adult, on occasion? You will need a DBS check, but we can organise that. Please speak with Andrew or Gill.

If you would like to buy flowers for the church to mark an anniversary or a special occasion do please speak to Estelle Wilson.

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