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What's on - Sunday 14 October 2018 onwards

Last weekend Ibi P-W ran 15 miles from Stratford to Putney for the homeless charity 'Shelter', as part of Urban Rush. To contribute to Ibi's fundraising please go to her Justgiving page

or speak with her about other ways you could give.

Some people choose to give to the church using weekly envelopes. If you use envelopes - the new ones for 2018/19 are available now. Please tick the list when you take your envelopes. If you'd like to join the envelope scheme, please choose a number that doesn't have a name next to it - and put your name on the list. Thank you!

We're now collecting towards the Christmas Bazaar. Please think about whether you have any of these things at home that you'd like to give:


Tombola prizes




Bric a Brac

Raffle Prizes

Home produce (please sign the list at the back of church).

Please have look at the Creationtide display at the back of church. Many thanks to Gerry for putting it together.

For all the Sundays up until & including 4 November we'll be taking in food for the Hackney Foodbank. Foodbank does need: Shampoo, Shower gel, Washing-up liquid, Curry sauce, Long-life fruit juice, Tinned custard, Tinned fruit, Tinned meat, Tinned fish: mackerel, sardines, salmon. Doesn't need: Beans, Pasta, Tea. Thank you!

The 'Happy Singers' group meets this Wednesday at 7pm in church. There's an open invitation to everyone who enjoys singing and making music with other people.

Bishop Adrian is retiring this year and there is an open invitation to a farewell event for him this Friday 19 October, 6-9pm at Christ Church, Spitalfields (Commercial Street, E1 6LY). If you would like to come please sign the sheet at the back of church.

All Souls-tide: on Suday 28th October at 4pm there's a service at which we read out the names of those whose funerals we've taken this year, and in past years in church. On Friday 2nd November at 12 noon we'll be holding our All Souls' Day Eucharist at 12 noon. Please write up the names of those you would like remembered at that service on the list at the back of church.

The next CHURCH CLEANING will be next Saturday, 3rd November, 9.30-11.30am. All welcome!

The Christmas Bazaar this year will take place on Saturday 1st December, 12-4pm. Please save the date. Offers of help gratefully received (please speak with Sue C, Liz T, or Andrew W). We're going to put out boxes for things to sell on 14 October. We'd be grateful if you could think about raffle prizes and things we might be able to auction.

Paul Higgins will kindly be holding his COFFEE MORNING at 4 Mongers Almhouses on Sat 8th December. Please save the date.

Night Shelter dates before Christmas: 3 and 17 November; 1 and 22 December. It won't be taking place this year at St Luke's, Homerton Terrace. Venue tbc. If you'd like to volunteer and there are any of the dates above that you know you can't do, please email John Alty asap on

Gill is fundraising to buy a 'Prayer Bus' (an adapted, good quality second hand minibus) to provide spiritual and pastoral support for refugees in Calais. The fundraising target is £10,000. If you would like to contribute online please go to:

or go the Justgiving homepage and search for 'Refugee Prayer Bus'. Donations can also be made by cheque or in cash, so please speak with Gill if you would like to do that.