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What's on - 7 April onwards

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

New rotas came out two weeks ago. 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 - April 12. All very welcome!

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).

Thank you to everyone involved in church cleaning yesterday. We'll next get together to get ready for Easter on Sat 20 April, 9.30-11.30am. After that, we'll meet (to clean!) on Sat 4 May.


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

(electing 6 members of the PCC & 1 Deanery Synod rep) will be TODAY, immediately after the 10am service. There will be 6 vacancies on the PCC. If you would like to stand, please fill out a nomination form (available at the back of church).

Wyatt Sinfonia CONCERT - This 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 this 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 - TODAY.

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

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 are 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: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Abraham-Journey-Through-Lent-Book/dp/0281074895

The last session is on:

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

The legacy: Genesis 26

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday - 14 April, 9.45am at the church school - Primrose Square - (to start the procession), 10am in the church

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

Maundy Thursday (18th) 10.30am at St Paul's Cathedral for the Chrism Mass, here at St J of J at 8pm

Good Friday (19th) - 10am Service.

Stations of the Cross at 2.30pm

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

Easter Sunday (21st) - 5.30am (followed by an Easter Breakfast)& 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: John Harris (Funeral Director); The Revd Jane Alty (Anglican chaplain, St Joseph's Hospice); Dr Ruth Freedman (St Joseph's Hospice); Iftekhar Shah (solicitor). Free event. Do invite along people you think might be interested.

Date for the diary: Mon 29 April, 7.30pm. Georgia (USA) Festival Chorus. Here in church. Free admission, retiring collection.

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