HOLY WEEK Please make an effort to attend our Holy Week and Easter liturgies. Details are available on a leaflet for you to take away. Why not invite a friend to come with you for these very powerful and dramatic services?
MAUNDY THURSDAY Sign up sheets for the watch, washing of feet and lilies for the Altar of repose are now available on Information Table.
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.
THE BIG EASTER CLEAN IN CHURCH will take place on Friday 23 March from 9am. If you can only come for half an hour it will be a great help. Please bring your own duster and polish. Refreshments will be available. All welcome.
MOTHERS’ UNION The next Mothers' Union meeting will be held on Tuesday 20 March at 2pm in the Hall We will be holding a game of Bedlam Drive (the same as Beetle Drive but you draw faces). It is a very easy fun game and everyone is welcome to come. The cost will be £1 which includes tea/coffee and there will be a Raffle. Money raised will go to Worldwide Mothers' Union Projects.
SAVE THE DATE Following our successful parish pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral last year we will be organising another day pilgrimage this time to St Alban’s Abbey and Cathedral. This will take place on Saturday 15 September. Save the date now - details of how to sign up and costs will be available after Easter.
COFFEE MORNING TICKETS are now available from Lesley Mills. All details are in the March Newsletter.
INTERMENT OF ASHES The PCC took the decision a couple of years ago to suspend the interment of ashes when it was discovered that the grounds had never been consecrated. To rectify this situation the Bishop of Rochester will be coming to consecrate some areas of the church grounds on Thursday 12 April at 9.30am. There will be a short service which everyone is welcome to attend. Following the consecration it is expected that interments will be resumed.
WORKING ALONE? If you work on your own in our Church, Hall or Grounds, please take a Safety Reminder leaflet from the Information Table. If you have any questions please speak to our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Lesley Daniell.
ELECTORAL ROLL The annual review of the Electoral Roll will take place from Sunday 11 March - Sunday 25 March 2018. Only those parishioners whose names are entered on the Roll will be entitled to vote in the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 22 April. Application forms are available at back of Church or if you have any queries, please contact Barbara Giles, Electoral Roll Officer.
THE ANNUAL CHURCH MEETINGS will take place on Sunday 22 April 2018 at 11.30am in church following the Parish Mass. The Annual Meeting of Parishioners 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 2017 and will elect four new members for the PCC. Three to serve for three years and one to serve for two years. Nomination papers for PCC members are available at the back of the church. Please return completed forms to Fr Philip or Linda Smith, PCC Secretary. Please note that PCC members will be required to have DBS check and will be asked to sign the Diocesan ‘Fit and Proper Persons’ form. Please note refreshments will be served at the back of church before the meetings start.
GUIDES CAKE SALE Thank you to everyone who supported the Guides cake sale last week. With gift aid we have been able to make a donation of £76 to Cancer Research UK.