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What's on - 9 June 2019

We are working to produce a plan for improvements to our church and churchyard. The plan is still a draft, but we've got far enough now to want to share it with members of the congregation - to see what people think about the plans. We're going to do this a number of times so that everyone who is interested can have a chance to participate. consultatioNs will take place in the Parish Room after the service on 9 (today!), 16 June (at the end of the 10am service). Please grab a drink and come to the parish room if you have a few minutes to stay behind on any of those Sundays.

Discussion Group. Starts this Thursday! Open to all.


- 13 June: Suffering (this Thursday!)

- 20 June: Social Justice

- 27 June: The environment

- 4 July: Equality

- 11 July: Community

7-9pm. Simple dinner provided.

In church (in the Parish Room)

If you'd like to come, please sign the sheet at the back of church.

Well Street Common Festival - Today - Sun 9 June (next Sunday), 12-4.30pm. Sue Cannon is very kindly running our stall. Even if you have as little as half an hour to support Sue, or give her a break, please sign the list at the back of church. It would also be really helpful to have two people to clear up the stall at 4.30pm - again please sign the list if you can help with that.

Sunday 23 June, 10am - Our Patronal Festival (Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist). Guest Preacher - Br Sam SSF (Society of St Franci s). Br Sam is a former Minister Provincial of the Franciscans' European Province and a former Guardian of Hilfield Priory in Dorset. He is now based at the Franciscans' house in Plaistow, Newham. Please stay for a shared meal after the service.

The next church cleaning will be Sat 6 July, 9.30-11.30am.

Sat 6 July: 1.30-4.30pm. An Edwardian Summer's Afternoon with Katy Bingham-Best & Victoria Hay. Light Music, Light Reading, Light Refreshments (with Raffle, Tea & Cake, Parlour Songs, Book Sale). It would be great to have some volunteers for taking books down from the Tower at 11am on Thursday 4th and to do any further sorting needed on Friday 5 July, 9.45-11.45am. Also to have about 8 people to help on the day. Please sign the list at the back of church if you could help on any of these three days (4, 5, 6, July)

The next PCC meetings will be: 9 July; 10 Sept; 12 Nov (8.05pm, after the 7.30pm Eucharist).

Sat 13 July - Fundraising Scratch Mozart Requiem. If you'd like to sing, please talk to our Director of Music, Victoria, or email her on

The plan at present is to start rehearsals at 9.30am and for the performance to be at 7.30pm. Exact times tbc.

We want to establish how many members of the congregation would like to take an active part in something called 'Citizens UK'. Citizens UK organises local and national campaigns on social justice themes. National campaigns include: 'A real living wage', 'Refugee resettlement', 'Housing and homelessness'. If you think you would like to take an active part in this, please read the information at the back of church and write your name on the list.

The new Bishop of Stepney will be The Ven Dr Joanne Woolway Grenfell, currently the Archdeacon of Portsdown in the Diocese of Portsmouth. She will be consecrated on 3 July. Please pray for Bishop-designate Joanne and her family as they prepare to move to Stepney.