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What's on - 24 March onwards

Happy Singers (a singing group, open to everyone) meets on Wednesdays at 7pm in the church.

New rotas came out last week. If you haven't collected yours - please do, at the back of church.

We'll be having SOUP LENT LUNCH at 12.35pm on Fri 29, April 5, 12. All very welcome!

The clocks go forward this coming Saturday night (30th).

The next Sunday afternoon 4pm service is next Sunday, 31 March. All very welcome.

Lent Groups: During Lent, Christians are encouraged to seek out ways to grow in their discipleship. This year we have the opportunity to do this with members of other local churches, and with a great Biblical figure as our guide and companion: Abraham, flawed yet faithful friend of God. 5 sessions on Wednesday afternoons and evenings (you can choose which suits you best), starting 13 March.

We will be using Meg Warner's book 'Abraham: A journey through Lent' SPCK, 2015. We're not assuming that people will want to read or buy the book, but of course if you'd like to then please do. You can order it here (and Andrew would be glad to help if you don't have a computer), or you can order it through a bookshop:

The sessions are:

Wed 27 March, 4-5.30 & 7-8.30pm, Hackney Methodist Church, 219 Mare Street, E8 3QE.
The 'other': Genesis 21:1-21

Wed 3 April, 4-5.30 & 7-8.30pm, Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road, E9 7PQ.
The choice : Genesis 22:1-19

Wed 10 April, 4-5.30 & 7-8.30pm, St Michael & All Angels, London Fields, Lansdowne Drive, E8 3ER
The legacy: Genesis 26

During Lent we'll be fundraising for the Diocesan Lent Appeal which this year is supporting charities working to end Modern Day Slavery in London: Ella's Home, Kalayaan, Love 146, Tamar, The Rise Project (The Children's Society).

The next church cleaning is Sat 6 April, 9.30-11.30am.

Our 'Annual Meeting of Parishioners' (electing churchwardens) and 'Annual Parochial Church Meeting'

(electing 6 members of the PCC) will be on 7 April 2019, immediately after the 10am service.

Wyatt Sinfonia CONCERT - Thurs 11 April, 7pm - here in church. Bruch Violin concerto no.1, Beethoven Symphony no 5, Bersa 'Idyll' (UK Premiere). Conducted by Zoe Kundu.

We are holding a RETREAT DAY here in the church to prepare for Holy Week on Sat 13 April, 11.15am-2.15pm. The speaker is The Revd Bernadette Hegarty, the Vicar of St Paul's, Bow Common. Cost £10 (but please say if that's not possible). The price covers lunch and all materials. Surplus money will go to the Delhi Brotherhood. Registration essential (as we need numbers for catering). Please sign the list at the back of church.

Festival Chorus Concert - Sun 14 April at 7pm (in church). Rossini's 'Petite Messe Solennelle'. Free entry with a retiring collection.

Holy Week Service

8pm Eucharist on Mon 15,
Tues 16, Wed 17 April;

Maundy Thursday (18th) - 8pm;

Good Friday (19th) - 10am, Stations of the Cross at 2.30pm;

Holy Saturday (20th) - church decorating, 9.30-11.30am;

Easter Sunday (21st) - 5.30am & 10am.

Date for the diary: Wed 15 May,
7-9pm, here in church - 'Dying Matters'. A panel of local speakers address the questions we sometimes hesitate to ask. The Revd Jane Alty (Anglican chaplain, St Joseph's Hospice); Dr Ruth Freedman (St Joseph's Hospice); Peter King (Funeral Director); Iftekhar Shah (solicitor). Free event. Do invite along people you think might be interested.