A CAKE AND BOOK SALE will be held in the hall following the Parish Mass.
CHURCH PHOTO If you would like a copy of the photo taken last week please contact Steve Paddon by Sunday 16 April. There is a small cost to cover printing.
LENT LECTURES All lectures begin at 8.00pm in church, preceded by optional prayer before the Blessed Sacrament from 7.30pm: Thursday 30 March, ‘Faith and Art’ by Canon Christopher Irvine, Canon Librarian of Canterbury Cathedral.
THE BIG EASTER CLEAN will take place on Thursday 6 April at 9.00am. Please bring your own duster and polish.
JIM HOLDER’S funeral will take place in church on Friday 7 April at 10.30am.
HOLY WEEK A leaflet detailing service times is available for you to take away; please do pass on a copy to friends, family and neighbours.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE If you wish to make your confession in preparation for Easter please make an appointment with Fr Philip. If you are unsure how to make a confession or need help in preparing Fr Philip is happy to give instruction and guidance.
CANTERBURY PILGRIMAGE Saturday 13 May, departing church at 9am, returning by 5.30pm. Please sign up using the sheet on the Information Table, indicating if you wish to travel by coach by Sunday 2 April. The approximate cost will be £15 per adult, children free, but this will be confirmed once numbers using the coach are known.
WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 22-24 September. Now is your chance to sign up! The cost is £119.05 per person, children £71.43, and under 5's free. Please see Sarah Blew if you have any questions.
THE ANNUAL CHURCH MEETINGS will take place on Sunday 2 April 2017 at 11.30am in Church following the Parish Mass. The Annual Meeting ofParishioners will appoint two Churchwardens. If you wish to be considered or to find out more about the position, please speak to Fr Philip. The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will consider the Annual Report and Accounts for 2016 and will elect two representatives to serve on Deanery Synod for three years, and three new member for the PCC. Nomination papers for PCC members and Deanery Synod representatives are available at the back of Church. Please return completed forms to Fr Philip or Barbara Giles, PCC Secretary. Please note that PCC members will be required to have a DBS check. Please note refreshments will be served at the back of church before the meetings start.
MAUNDY THURSDAY Sign up sheets for the watch, washing of feet and lilies for the Altar of Repose are now available on Information Table.
THE MAY FAYRE will be held on Saturday 20 May. If you can run a stall or help in any way please put your details on the pink sign up sheet on the table. Further details to follow.
LESLEY MILLS AND HER FAMILY will be holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday 29 April from 10.00am-12.00pm. Proceeds will be split between MU and Church Funds. Tickets are £2 each and on sale from Lesley today.
FRUGAL LUNCH Due to a lack of venue we will not be holding the Frugal Lunch this year.
CHURCH GARDEN The work to the garden is nearly completed. Going forward it would be nice if we could keep the beds looking neat, weed free and regularly watered. If anyone would be interested in adopting one of the newly planted beds or part of one please let Carol Martin know.
OUR PARISH DIRECTORY 2017/2018 will shortly be updated, if any details relating to you need updating please let Pat Payne know asap.
MOTHERS’ UNION Thank you to all those who supported the Mothering Sunday ethical gift project: £250 was raised. A list of mothers’ names is displayed on the MU notice board.
CHURCHES TOGETHER LENT LUNCHES Wednesdays during Lent, from 12pm to 2pm at Christ Church, Sidcup. Soup & bread lunch provided by different individual Churches each week. We are providing lunch on 5 April.