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What's on - 5 October 2020 onwards

The next church cleaning - unusually - will be this coming Saturday (12th), the second Saturday of October.

This year's Confirmation will be on Sat 16 Nov, 5pm. Sunday 11th is the last day for putting your name forward, so please speak with Andrew or Gill if you would like to be confirmed this year (or talk about what is involved). Confirmation classes are on Thursdays at 6pm (no class in half term, Thurs 24 Oct).

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.

Thank you to all who brought food in on Sunday 11th. If you'd still like to bring in food for the Hackney Foodbank, you can up until Sunday 27th October. 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 - This 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 on Sunday 11th, to see whether there are still places.

Barts Health NHS Trust & St Joseph's Hospice 'Annual Remembrance' Service at St Paul's Cathedral. 27 Oct, 6pm. A service in memory of those who have died. No tickets needed - all welcome.


Our All Souls' Day service will be on Sat 2 Nov at 12 noon. If you'd like people remembered at that service, please add their names to the list at the back of church.

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

Parish Advent Retreat. Sat 30th November, 11.15am -2.15pm in the church. Please save the date. All very welcome!

Some people do their giving using the envelope scheme - they decide how much they want to give, and give that in their envelope (using one per week). If you'd like to continue using envelopes, or join the scheme, please collect your envelopes from the back of church and make sure that you tick or add your name on the sheet.

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 johnhm.alty@gmail.com

Come & Sing Handel's 'Messiah' - an annual community event. We are organizing an annual come-and-sing Handel's 'Messiah', supported by a band of professional musicians. Please help us to fund this unique opportunity to bring our community together by donating at:

www.justgiving.com/campaign/handel-messiah

Donations can also be given to Victoria or Andrew. The concert will take place on Saturday 4th January, 2020 at St John of Jerusalem Church with the Wyatt Sinfonia, conducted by Zoë Kundu. Soloists: Emma Dogliani, Katy Bingham-Best, Angelo Fallaria & Edward Jowle. For further details, please call 0208 533 5722.

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