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Sunday 14 November 2021

We are not holding a Christmas Bazaar this year. Instead we're holding a St Cecilia (Patron Saint of Music) Hymnathon on Saturday 27th November 10am-4pm, to sing the hymns we've all missed over last year and raise money for the church. We really need volunteers to help on the door/with refreshments on the day—please sign up if you can help (sign up sheets at back of church). There are also sponsorship forms if you'd like to come and sing, and a hymn request sheet if there's a particular hymn you'd like sung (sheet at back of church - deadline for requesting hymns is Sunday 21st November, please). For more information, please speak to Liz or Victoria.

We are also looking for Raffle Prizes for the Hymnathon. Please bring those in to church and speak with Liz T or Andrew.

Today and every Sunday there is Evening Prayer at 4pm.

Mon-Sat Morning Prayer is at 9am and Evening Prayer is at 5pm (except for Bank Holidays). Morning and Evening Prayer lasts for approximately 25 mins. You would be very welcome to come and join us.

Bible Study (on the Book of Ruth, theme: borders and belongings) will continue on Tuesday, 16th Nov at 7pm. Fine to come even if this your first time. All very welcome!

If you would like to sing with Victoria at 7pm on a Wednesday, please speak with her at the end of the service today. On Wednesdays, please use the side, kitchen door (rather than the main entrance).

Well Street Common User Group is looking for people to help run future events and activities. Their next meeting is on Wednesday 17th November, 6:30-7:45pm, at Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy (arrive at main reception on Lammas Walk). All welcome.

Growing Communities' AGM is on Wednesday 1 December, 6:30pm. Anyone is welcome and it's a great opportunity to hear more about GC's progress. It's also an opportunity for anyone who would like to put themselves forward to join the Board. They would especially welcome interest from people of under-represented backgrounds. The meeting will take place via Zoom - please see their blog/newsletter for more information. Their website is ''.

The next church cleaning will be Saturday 4 December, 9.30-11.30am.

Date for the diary - Hackney Community Orchestra concert in church on Thursday 9 December, 7.30pm.

Date for the diary - Festival Chorus Concert, 12 December, 7pm. Fanny Mendelssohn 'Musik für die Toten der Cholera Epidemie' - 1831. Felix Menelssohn 'Hymn of Praise' - 1840. Free entry, retiring collection.

Date for the diary—Parish Carol Service on Sun 19 Dec at 6pm.

We are keen to keep our Sunday morning Junior Church going but are looking for more volunteers to either lead or assist to make this possible. If you'd like to know more, please speak with Estelle or Susan.

Shana would like to start up a club for our young people, but she needs a second adult. To find our more, please speak with Shana.

We are re-establishing serving at the altar. If you would like to become an altar server, please have a word with Andrew or Shana. All Welcome!

Free Will Offering yellow envelopes for the year ahead are available to collect at the back of church. Please could you print your name next to the envelope number you are collecting (or cross your name off the list if you no longer wish to donate using this scheme). Standing Order forms are also available.