QUIZ NIGHT WITH A FISH AND CHIP SUPPER held last Saturday was a huge success. Thanks to all who were involved and worked hard to make sure it ran smoothly. It was very well supported with 66 people taking part - plenty of competition! We are very pleased to announce we raised £410.15!
PREPARATION OF A NEW ELECTORAL ROLL 2019 This year every parish is required to prepare a new Electoral Roll. Inclusion is not automatic and members on the previous Roll need to apply together with any new applicants. Application forms are now available on the Information Table. Please return completed forms to the box on the Information Table or hand them to Barbara Giles, Electoral Roll Officer, by Sunday 3 March.
WALSINGHAM TODAY is the last day you can You are now able to sign up and pay your deposit for our parish pilgrimage to Walsingham. Because of the vacancy there will be no priest with us this year but pilgrims will be able to take part in all the Shrine worship and activities as usual.For further information please contact Sarah Blew asap.
THE PCC invites the congregation to a Bring and Share Buffet to mark the departure of Fr Philip, Beth and their family on Sunday 3 March. If you would like to attend please put your name on the sheet which is on the Information Table along with a suggested menu. On the day please bring your own drinks and glass.
FR PHILIP’S INSTITUTION IN WANTAGE For those who would like to attend please see Pat Payne on 020 8300 4348.asap.
THE ARK After a sabbatical our Children’s Group will begin meeting again on the first Sunday of every month, in the Vestry, beginning on 3 March. Oliver Dean has taken over from Beth Wells in co-ordinating this ministry. The Older Children’s Group will continue to meet on a ad hoc basis led by Sarah Blew and Penny Bull.
PALM CROSSES Please will you return your palm crosses by Sunday 3 March so that they may be turned into ash for our Ash Wednesday Masses.
ASH WEDNESDAY Lent begins on Wednesday 6 March. There will be Masses with the Imposition of Ashes at 10.30am (with Holy Trinity School) and 8pm. There will be no Mass at 10am.
LENT COURSE 'WHY DO we...… ? Fr Robert will be exploring the following topics in the Vestry. Week 1 March 13th 'Use Incense ‘; Week 2 March 27th 'Genuflect and Bow’; Week 3 April 3rd 'Light a Candle’; Week 4 April 10th "Ask for the Prayers of the Saints’. Please sign up using the sheet on the Information Table.
THE NEXT MOTHERS’ UNION MEETING will take place on Tuesday 19th February in the Vestry at 10.00am where we will be making up the posies for Mothering Sunday. Everyone is welcome.
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE has been arranged by Christian Women in Slovenia. It will take place on Friday 1st March, 11.00am at Christchurch. Refreshments will be provided a. All welcome.