CHILDREN Our children’s group, The Ark, is currently taking a summer break and will return on Sunday 3 September. Children are encouraged to worship with their parents; an activity table for pre-school aged children is available at the back of the church. Please supervise your children if using this facility.

REFRESHMENTS Please note that refreshments will not be served after the Parish Mass during August.

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER please make sure any articles are sent to Pat Payne by Monday 28 August. Thank you.

SERVING We’re looking to increase the number of people who are willing to serve at the altar so that we can maintain our catholic tradition of worship. We are providing two opportunities to come and sit in the chancel to see what the role involves close up on 10 and 17 September. You won’t need to robe or process and there is no obligation. You may find it an interesting experience! Please add your name to the sign up sheet to register your interest. 

SCHOOL MASS From Thursday 14 September we will be offering a school mass in church on most Thursdays at 9.15am for a different year group each week. All parishioners are very welcome to attend. 

EVENSONG AND BENEDICTION will next be celebrated on Sunday 17 September at 6pm. All are welcome.

OUR HARVEST SUPPER will be held on Saturday 30 September in the Hall at 7pm. Tickets will be £10 each. If you are interested please put your name on the green sign up sheet where details of the menu are available.

HARVEST CHARITIES We will be supporting the Bexley Foodbank and the Diocesan Hope and Poverty Appeal. Please bring along either tinned/packet foods and/or a monetary gift for our Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 1 October. Leaflets and Gift Aid forms for the Diocesan Appeal may be found on the Information Table.

LIFE EXPLORED COURSE We will be running this seven week course on Wednesdays at 7.30pm beginning on 4 October (with a break for half-term). The course is designed for people who do not consider themselves religious, are spiritual seekers or new Christians. Therefore, established members of the congregation are asked to only attend if they are bringing along a friend. To register your interest please use the sign up sheet onthe Information Table.

COFFEE ROTA We are looking for one or two more people to join the coffee rota for refreshments after the Parish Mass. Please speak to Sandra Paddon if you are able to help. 

GOVERNOR VACANCY The PCC is inviting applications from practising Anglicans with suitable skills for the role of Foundation Governor at our church school. To find out more about the role or to receive an application form speak with Fr Philip or contact the Chair of the Governing Body, Dr Marcia Philbin at marciaphilbin@htl.org.uk. The deadline for applications is Monday 4 September. 

OUR SOCIAL CLUB resumes on Wednesday 6 September.