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What's on - 29 September 2019 onwards

Thank you very much to Sandra for being with us on Sunday 29th from 'Sustainable Hackney'.

We will be holding our PET & TEDDY SERVICE on Sunday 29 September - at 4pm (the Sunday before the feast-day of
St Francis of Assisi). Pets & teddies & the people they look after - all very welcome! Please spread the word. Posters and flyers available at the back of church.

Apologies, but there will be no 7.30pm Eucharist this Tuesday (1st) as Andrew & Doug are both away on a conference. Service as usual at 7.30pm on the 8th.

ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION this Thurs 3 Oct, Private View, 7-9pm with live music. Exhibition, Fr 4th & Sat 5th, 11am - 7pm. Would anyone be willing to make some cakes to be served on Fri & Sat? We will also need 2 people at all times, so if you have any time on 4th & 5th, 11am - 7pm, please let Andrew know.

This year's Confirmation will be on Sat 16 Nov, 5pm. If you'd like to be confirmed, or talk about it, please sign the list at the back of church. Preparation classes start this Tursday, 3 October, at 6pm in church.

We are looking for some people who would be willing to join an organising committee for this year's Christmas Bazaar (which will be held on Sat 7 Dec). If you'd be interested in helping with this, please write your name on the list at the back of church.

We will be celebrating our HARVEST festival next Sunday on 6 October. There'll will be a shared meal after church - please bring along some food and we can eat together. Sign up sheet at the back of church if you'd like to say what you're bringing. We will keep a small amount of food donated at Harvest to give away from the church, and all remaining donations will go to the Hackney Foodbank. The Foodbank needs: Tinned tuna or mackerel. Tinned fruit. Tinned Veg. Packet soup. Long-life fruit juice. Tinned pulses/chickpeas. Rice pudding. Jars of curry sauce. Soap. They don't need: Pasta. Tea. Please check the 'sell buy' dates.

Oasis Retreat Day - Tuesday, 8th October, 10:45am-3:30pm at St Andrew's, Holborn entitled: The Spirituality of St Francis, led by Lydia McLean, Chaplain, UCH Hospital. Cost £10. Call: 07429 612642 to register, or tell Fr Doug Hiza. All very welcome!

Who Cares? An Introduction to Pastoral Care Course: 7 Tues evening sessions, 7-9pm, 8th, 15th, 29th Oct and 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Nov. Topics covered:

Listening • Nature of Pastoral Care • Visiting • Prayer in Pastoral Care • Boundaries and Confidentiality • Bereavement • Using the Bible in Pastoral Care. Full cost is £30 per person. The course takes place at 'Stepney Centre for Training & Development', St Anne's Community Hall, Hemsworth St, Hoxton, N1 5LF. Please speak with Andrew, Gill, Manuela, Basil or Pat if you'd like to think about this.

The next church cleaning - unusually - will be on the second Saturday of October - 12 Oct, 9.30-11.30am, not this coming Saturday.

Night Shelter starts again in November. John Alty is very kindly co-ordinating the rota. He expects to be responsible for Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings up until Christmas and in the New Year for Friday nights and Saturday mornings. If you'd like to join the Night Shelter rota, please email John on

Bags of Taste is an excellent charity which helps people to learn to cook nutritious food very economically. The next course is at Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road, E9 on

Tuesdays, 11am– 1.30pm, 1st – 22nd October. To Register, please call 07789 205566 or email:

or go to:

The next PCC meeting will be 12 Nov (8.05pm, after the 7.30pm Eucharist).