Sunday 8th December 2019

PRIEST VACANCY: MEETING TODAY

As promised, we will hold a brief meeting immediately after today’s Eucharist to update everyone on our search for a new parish priest. Following the briefing, your churchwardens will do their best to answer any questions that members of the congregation may have regarding the timing and selection process. All are welcome.

FATHER JIM

We’re pleased to report that Peter Horton and his daughter Alice were able to attend the institution of Fr Jim in his new parish in East Perthshire, Scotland, on 16th November. The service was presided over by the Bishop of St Andrews, Dunblane and Dunkeld, and apparently included some lusty singing! Photos are displayed on the church noticeboard. Copies can be obtained from Peter or from Dorian Woodward.

POSTAGE STAMPS

The Air Ambulance is no longer taking used stamps, so in future all the stamps we collect will go to the Royal National Institute of Blind People. There’s a collection box on the table near the noticeboard. Please see Anne Thomson with any queries.

A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

On Sunday 22nd December at 6pm, an expanded church choir – including a number of professional singers recruited for the occasion – will lead us in our Christmas carol service. They will perform a selection of six beautiful traditional carols, while the congregational carols will include classics such as ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, ‘Hark the Herald’ and more.Please come along for what promises to be a rousing and atmospheric festive celebration, and bring your friends and family as well!

CHRISTMAS TREES

As in past years, our local church school has kindly provided two Christmas trees. One will be decorated by the school children with the theme of Christmas carols, and the other by our Sunday School children, on the theme of the Jesse tree.

LAST SUNDAY’S SERMON

Fr John-Francis Friendship, who preached at St John’s last Sunday, has kindly provided a link to his sermon. Everyone can access it at francisjon.blogspot.com.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

Purley St Swithun in Croydon South Deanery; Plumstead Deanery; St Michael and All Angels, Abbey Wood; for the priests and people of those places

those in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: Angella Baptiste, 
Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing, Hilary Bracefield

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keepJoyce Ward, Geoffrey Wheeler

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
15th December 2019 at 10am, Third of Advent

Readings: Isaiah 35: 1-10, James 5: 7-10, Mathew 11: 2-11

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 1st December 2019

PRIEST VACANCY

We’ll hold a brief meeting one Sunday after the Eucharist to bring the congregation up to date on arrangements during the interregnum and in particular to explain the process of finding a new priest. The meeting will hopefully be before Christmas. Allare welcome to attend and share views on the sort of person we’d wish to appoint.

ELTHAM PARISH CHURCH CHOIR

Our choir is recruiting! We sing mostly traditional choral music during communion and at feast day services. We don’t ask for a significant commitment and would love for anyone who’s interested to get involved. If you can come to church at 9.30am on SOME Sundays to rehearse before the Eucharist, please get in touch. Talk to our Director of Music Theo Lester after the service, or contact him on 07872 571588.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche are looking for more adult helpers. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, please speak with Alex MacKenzie

REMEMBERING LOVED ONES

We’re revising our Year’s Mind list of those who have died and whom we remember through the year. Please see the list on the table at the back of church. If someone you’d like to be remembered is already included, please tick their name. To add 
new people, enter the name you knew them by and the date of their anniversary.

LAST SUNDAY’S SERMON

Fr John-Francis Friendship, who preached at St John’s last Sunday, has kindly provided a link to his sermon. Everyone can access it at francisjon.blogspot.com.

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Sunday 22nd December at 6pm: A service of nine lessons and carols

Tuesday 24th December at 4pm: Christmas Eve nativity

Tuesday 24th December at 11.30pm: Christmas Eve midnight mass

Wednesday 25th December at 10am: Christmas Day Eucharist

There will also be school carol services taking place in the church, includingEaldham Primary School on 17th December at 7pm and Eltham Church of England Primary School on 18th December at 6pm.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

Croydon South Deanery, for its priests and congregations; also for World Aids Day and for the mission agencies and their work throughout the Anglican community

those with birthdays: Jene Kerr

those in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: Angella Baptiste, 
Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Sydney Jeal, Lydia Croxford and Amy Gosling

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
8th December 2019 at 10am, Second of Advent

Readings: Isaiah 11: 1-10, Romans 15: 4-13, Mathew 3:1-12

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 24th November

FATHER JIM 

Fr Jim has let us know that he and Liz have settled in well in their new home in Scotland – although it is noticeably cooler! He thanks everyone for the send-off and the presents. If anyone wants his new contact details, please ask the church wardens.

PRIEST VACANCY

We’ll hold a brief informal meeting one Sunday after the Parish Eucharist to bring the congregation up to date on arrangements during the interregnum and in particular to explain the process and timing for finding a new priest. We haven’t yet agreed a date for the meeting but hopefully it’ll be before Christmas. All are welcome to attend and share views on the sort of person we would wish to appoint.

ELTHAM PARISH CHURCH CHOIR

Our church choir is recruiting! We sing mostly traditional choral music during communion and at feast day services. We don’t ask for a significant commitment and would love for anyone who’s interested in singing to get involved. If you’re able to come to church at 9.30am on SOME Sundays to rehearse before the Eucharist, pleaseget in touch. You can talk to our Director of Music Theo Lester after the service, or contact him at theo.lester@city.ac.uk or on 07872 571588.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche are looking for more adult helpers. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, please speak with Alex MacKenzie

YEAR’S MIND

We’re revising our Year’s Mind list of those who have died and whom we remember through the year. Please see the list on the table at the back of church. If someone you’d like to be remembered is already included, please tick their name. To add new people, enter the name you knew them by and the date of their anniversary.

LAST SUNDAY’S SERMON

Fr John-Francis Friendship, who preached at St John’s last Sunday, has kindly provided a link to his sermon. Everyone can access it at francisjon.blogspot.com.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

South Croydon Deanery, St Augustine’s South Croydon, Welcare in Croydon; 
for the people and priests of those places

those with birthdays: Alex MacKenzie

those in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: Angella Baptiste, 
Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Margaret Hall, Frank Horton, Dorothy Allen, Katherine Godwin, Bean Crandon, Stanley Smith

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
1st December 2019 at 10am, First of Advent

Readings: Isaiah 2:1-15, Romans 13:11-end, Mathew 24:36-44

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 17th November 2019

FATHER JIM 

Fr Jim has let us know that he and Liz have settled in well in their new home in Scotland – although it is noticeably cooler! He thanks everyone for the send-off we gave him on his last Sunday with us, and for the presents. Anyone who wants his new contact details should ask the church wardens.

PRIEST VACANCY

We’ll hold a brief informal meeting one Sunday after the Parish Eucharist to bring the congregation up to date on arrangements during the interregnum and in particular to explain the process and timing for finding a new priest. We haven’t yet agreed a date for the meeting but hopefully it’ll be before Christmas. All are welcome to attend and share views on the sort of person we would wish to appoint.

ELTHAM PARISH CHURCH CHOIR

Our church choir is recruiting! We sing mostly traditional choral music during communion and at feast day services. We don’t ask for a significant commitment and would love for anyone who’s interested in singing to get involved. If you’re able to come to church at 9.30am on SOME Sundays to rehearse before the Eucharist, pleaseget in touch. You can talk to our Director of Music Theo Lester after the service, or contact him at theo.lester@city.ac.uk or on 07872 571588.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche are looking for more adult helpers. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, please speak with Alex MacKenzie

YEAR’S MIND

We’re revising our Year’s Mind list of those who have died and whom we remember through the year. Please see the list on the table at the back of church. If someone you’d like to be remembered is already included, please tick their name. To add new people, enter the name you knew them by and the date of their anniversary.

WENSLEY CLOSE

The Friends of Wensley Close invite you to a coffee morning in aid of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice this Tuesday at 10am-12.30pm at Charter House, King John’s Walk. There’ll also be a bring-and-buy stall. Do come and bring your friends!

THIS WEEK

We pray for

St. Mildred’s Addiscombe, Christ Church in Croydon, and St John the Baptist, Eltham, as they begin their interregnum; for all the people of those places

those with birthdays: Lucy McKenzie, Dinah Fergusson, Dilys Mason

those in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Gilbert Benjamin, Cecil Roberts, Geoffrey Marsh, Winifred Marlow, William Harris

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
24th November 2019 at 10am, Christ the King

Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6, Colossians 1: 11 -20, Luke 23:33-43

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer,

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 10th November 2019

CIVIC SERVICE

Today’s Parish Eucharist will be shorter than usual, as the Remembrance Day 

Civic Service will follow at 10.55am.

ELTHAM PARISH CHURCH CHOIR

Our church choir is recruiting! We sing mostly traditional choral music during communion and at feast day services. We don’t ask for a significant commitment and would love for anyone who’s interested in singing to get involved. If you’re able to come to church at 9.30am on SOME Sundays to rehearse before the Eucharist, pleaseget in touch. You can talk to our Director of Music Theo Lester after the service, or contact him at theo.lester@city.ac.uk or on 07872 571588.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. Please note a DBS check will be required for all helpers. If you would like to be involved, please speak with Alex MacKenzie

GREENWICH WINTER NIGHT SHELTER     

Volunteers are needed for the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter, which opens its doors this year on 14th November. The shelter is a Christian charity that provides dinner, a bed and breakfast to homeless people over the winter months. If you’d like to get involved or make a donation of money or food, please visit the website – gwns.org.uk – and fill in the online form. There’s also a poster on the noticeboard.

PANTOMIME

A trip to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bob Hope Theatre is arranged for Saturday 4th January at 2pm. Please sign up for tickets on the noticeboard. It costs £9 for children/concessions, £12 for adults. See Jean Harker for more details.

COFFEE HELPERS

We still need two people to join our rota of coffee makers who prepare the drinks after the Sunday Eucharist. If you can help, please see Cindy Shipp. Thank you.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in Caterham: St Mary the Virgin, St Mary Magdalene with St Martin Addiscombe; for the priests and people of those places

those with birthdays: Alberta Rosenior

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Gilbert Benjamin, Cecil Roberts, Geoffrey Marsh, Winifred Marlowe, William Harris

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
17th November 2019 at 10am

Readings: Malachi 4: 1-2a; 2nd Thessalonians 3: 6-13; Luke 21:5-19

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 3rd November

GREENWICH WINTER NIGHT SHELTER     

Volunteers are needed for the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter, which opens its doors this year on 14th November. The shelter is a Christian charity that provides dinner, a bed and breakfast to homeless people over the winter months. If you’d like to get involved or make a donation of money or food, please visit the website – gwns.org.uk – and fill in the online form. There’s also a poster on the church noticeboard.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. Please note a DBS check will be required for all helpers. If you would like to be involved, please speak with Alex MacKenzie

PCC MEETING

There will a meeting of the Parochial Church Council on Tuesday 5th November at 7.15 pm in church.

COFFEE HELPERS

We still need two people to join our rota of coffee makers who prepare the drinks after the Sunday Eucharist. Each helper only has to pitch in roughly six times a year, making the tea and coffee and then washing up afterwards. If you can help, please see Cindy Shipp. Thank you.

PANTOMIME

A trip to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bob Hope Theatre is arranged for Saturday 4th January at 2pm. Please sign up for tickets on the noticeboard. It costs £9 for children/concessions, £12 for adults. See Jean Harker for more details.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

St John the Baptist, Horne, St. Mary the Virgin and St Nicholas Godstone 
and for the priests and people of those places

those with birthdays: Eileen Sealey, Remus Radulescu

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Ted Cakebread, Frederick Davis, 
Charles Wakeford, Jane Cleworth, Muriel David, Alice Prescott

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
10th November 2019 at 10am, Remembrance Sunday, 
followed by Remembrance Day Civic Service at 10.55am

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 27th October 2019

FAREWELL TO FR JIM

Fr Jim’s last Sunday at St John’s is today, following which the church will be in interregnum until a new priest is appointed. Fr Jim will be greatly missed, and we’d like to bid him a fond farewell after the Parish Eucharist with a glass of wine and light refreshments in church. All are invited!

GREENWICH WINTER NIGHT SHELTER     

Volunteers are needed for the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter, which opens its doors this year on 14th November. The shelter is a Christian charity that provides dinner, a bed and breakfast to homeless people over the winter months. If you’d like to get involved or make a donation of money or food, please visit the website – gwns.org.uk – and fill in the online form. There’s also a poster on the church noticeboard.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. Please note a DBS check will be required for all helpers. If you would like to be involved, please speak with Alex MacKenzie.

HOPE ESI

We are saddened to hear that Hope Esi died on 15th October. Hope had many friendshere at St John’s. We give thanks for her life and pray for her family. 

COFFEE HELPERS

We still need two people to join our rota of coffee makers who prepare the drinks after the Sunday Eucharist. If you can help, please see Cindy Shipp. Thank you.

PANTOMIME

A trip to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bob Hope Theatre is arranged for Saturday 4th January at 2pm. Please sign up for tickets on the noticeboard. It costs £9 for children/concessions, £12 for adults. See Jean Harker for more details.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

All Saints with St Margaret, Upper Norwood and All Saints Church of England School;  

for the priests and people of those places

those with birthdays: Sue Greenwood

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Florence Macaulay, David Smith, Joyce Berry, Bert Coare, Frederick Gosling, Priscilla Roberts

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
3rd November 2019 at 10am, All Saints Day

Readings: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Ephesians 1:11-end; Luke 6:20-31

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 20th October

THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: NEW BOOK

Fr John-Francis Friendship, who presides and preaches at St John’s today, has brought along copies of his new book, ‘The Mystery of Faith – Exploring Christian Belief.’Taking the Apostles Creed as a framework, the book has been written for the average reader who wants to explore Christian belief either as a newcomer to faith or as someone keen to find out more. Please see Fr John-Francis if you wish to buy a copy.

GREENWICH WINTER NIGHT SHELTER     

Volunteers are needed for the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter, which opens its doors this year on 14th November. The shelter is a Christian charity that provides dinner, a bed and breakfast to homeless people over the winter months. If you’d like to get involved or make a donation of money or food, please visit the website – gwns.org.uk – and fill in the online form. There’s also a poster on the church noticeboard.

FAREWELL TO FR JIM

Fr Jim’s last Sunday at St John’s will be 27th October. Fr Jim will be greatly missed, and we’d like to bid him a fond farewell following his last Parish Eucharist with a glass of wine and light refreshments in church. All are invited!

PLEASE NOTE that the clocks go back an hour next Sunday!

HOPE ESI

We are saddened to hear that Hope Esi died on Monday 14th October. Hope hadmany friends in St John’s and was a faithful member of the congregation for many years. We give thanks for her life and pray for her family and friends. 

COFFEE HELPERS

We still need two people to join our rota of coffee makers who prepare the drinks after the Sunday Eucharist. If you can help, please see Cindy Shipp. Thank you.

PANTOMIME

A trip to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bob Hope Theatre is arranged for Saturday 4th January at 2pm. Please sign up for tickets on the noticeboard. It costs £9 for children/concessions, £12 for adults. See Jean Harker for more details.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. Please note a DBS check will be requiredfor all helpers. If you would like to be involved, please speak with Alex MacKenzie

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

St Stephen, Norbury & Thornton Heath, for the priests and people of that place

those with birthdays: Jessica MacKenzie

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Josephine Coare, Priscilla Wheeler

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
27th October 2019 at 10am, Last Sunday After Trinity

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 35:12-17; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 & 16-18; Luke 18:9-14

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 13th October 2019

HARVEST DONATIONS

Many thanks to all those who brought in donations of food, toiletries and clothing for the Manna Society last Sunday. The items were very gratefully received by the charity’s day centre in Bermondsey, which provides meals, showers, medical care and welfare advice to more than 100 homeless and disadvantaged people every day. 

PANTOMIME

A group outing to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bob Hope Theatre is arranged for Saturday 4th January at 2pm. If you would like tickets, please sign up on the church noticeboard. The cost is £9 for children and concessions, and £12 for adults. For further information, please see Jean Harker.

COFFEE HELPERS

We still need two people to join our rota of coffee makers who provide drinks after the Sunday Eucharist. It’s not an onerous task – each helper only has to pitch in roughly six times a year, preparing the tea and coffee and then washing upafterwards. If you can help, please see Cindy Shipp. Thank you.

FAREWELL TO FR JIM

Fr Jim’s last Sunday at St John’s will be 27th October, following which the church will be in interregnum until a new priest is appointed. Fr Jim will be greatly missed, and we’d like to bid him a fond farewell following his last Parish Eucharist with a glass of wine and light refreshments in church. All are invited!

NEW HANDRAILS

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the labour and cost of erecting handrails on the external stairs that lead up to the front door of the church. The handrails have now been installed.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
We are delighted to say that the Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, will preside and preach at Remembrance Day services in St John’s and at the war memorial on Sunday 10th November.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

for those who have been recently baptised and confirmed

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Pauline Crowley, Phyllis Hindson

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
20th October 2019 at 10am, 18th after Trinity

Readings: Genesis 32:22-31; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 6th October

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Many thanks to all those who have brought in donations of food, toiletries and clothing for the Manna Society today. The items are very gratefully received by the charity’s day centre in Bermondsey, which provides meals, showers, medical care and welfare advice to more than 100 homeless and disadvantaged people every day. 

At Harvest, the church celebrates the goodness that God provides for everyone. As part of the celebration, all are invited to stay after today’s Eucharist for a ‘bring and share’ brunch. Don’t worry if you have not brought any food along – there’s always more than enough for everyone. 

PANTOMIME

A group outing to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bob Hope Theatre is arranged for Saturday 4th January at 2pm. If you would like tickets, please sign up on the church noticeboard. The cost is £9 for children and concessions, and £12 for adults. For further information, please see Jean Harker.

FAREWELL TO FR JIM

Fr Jim’s last Sunday at St John’s will be 27th October, following which the church will be in interregnum until a new priest is appointed. Fr Jim will be greatly missed, and we’d like to bid him a fond farewell following his last Parish Eucharist with a glass of wine and light refreshments in church. All are invited!

CONCERT IN AID OF WELCARE

The Ferrier Operatic Society will present their annual concert at St Mary’s Church, Welling, on Friday 11th October. The event raises vital funds for Greenwich Welcare, which works with underprivileged families in our borough. Come and hear songs and choral arrangements on the theme of ‘What a Wonderful World’. Tickets are £10, including a drink and nibbles. See the poster on the noticeboard for details.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

Christ Church, Southwark: for the priests and people of that place;

for those who are to be licensed as Readers in the cathedral this evening and for the parishes in which they will serve

those with birthdays: Margaret Taylor, Nicholas Radulescu

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Vera Harrison

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
13th October 2019 at 10am, 17th after Trinity

Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 29th September

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Our Harvest Festival Eucharist will be next Sunday at 10am. If you can, please bring in donations of food, toiletries and clothing for the Manna Society, whose day centre in Bermondsey provides meals, showers and medical care for more than 100 people aday. Items most in need include sugar, powdered milk, tinned vegetables and rice, as well as soap, shampoo and underwear. There’s a full list on the church noticeboard.

At Harvest the church celebrates the goodness that God provides for everyone. As part of the celebration, all are invited to stay after the service for a ‘bring and share’ brunch. If you’d like to bring some food from your kitchen, please do; if that’s not possible, do stay and eat anyway – there’s always more than enough for everyone. 

CONCERT IN AID OF WELCARE

The Ferrier Operatic Society will present their annual concert at St Mary’s Church, Welling, on Friday 11th October. The event raises vital funds for Greenwich Welcare, which works with underprivileged families in our borough. Come and hear songs and choral arrangements on the theme of ‘What a Wonderful World’. Tickets are £10, including a drink and nibbles. See the poster on the noticeboard for more details.

A NEW POST FOR FATHER JIM

As most of you will now know, Fr Jim has been appointed to a new post, as rector of four churches in the Diocese of St Andrew’s, Dunkeld and Dunblane in the Scottish Episcopal Church. His last Sunday at St John’s will be 27th October, following which the church will be in interregnum until a new priest is appointed. Fr Jim will be greatly missed, and we’d like to bid him a fond farewell following his last Parish Eucharist with a glass of wine and light refreshments in church. All are invited!

SOUTHWARK DIOCESE COURSE BROCHURE

The latest brochure of events and courses run by the Southwark Diocese is now published. The theme of the 2019-2020 programme – ‘Walking, Welcoming, Growing’ – runs through a range of courses aimed at nurturing us in our discipleship and ministry. Please pick up a copy of the brochure at the back of church.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

for those training for authorised ministries on diocesan courses and for those responsible for their training

those with birthdays: Mary Roberts

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Tony Springett, Monica McLean, Victor Thomas, Barbara Kingston, Margaret Gardner, Phyllis Fletcher, Alfred Cleworth, 
Margaret Smith, John Thurland, Emily Bennett, Joan Cheesman

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
6th October 2019 at 10am, Harvest Festival

Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Philippians 4:4-9; John 6:25-35

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 22nd September 2019

A NEW POST FOR FATHER JIM

As some of you may have heard, Fr Jim has been appointed to a new post, as rector of four churches in the Diocese of St Andrew’s, Dunkeld and Dunblane in the Scottish Episcopal Church. His last Sunday at St John’s will be 27th October, following which the church will be in interregnum until a new priest is appointed. Fr Jim will be greatly missed, and we’d like to bid him a fond farewell following his last Parish Eucharist with a glass of wine and light refreshments in church. All are invited!

HARVEST FESTIVAL

The Harvest Festival Eucharist will be at 10am on Sunday 6th October. If you can, please bring in donations of food, toiletries and clothing for the Manna Society, whose day centre in Bermondsey provides meals, showers, medical care and a place to rest for more than 100 people every day. Items most in need include sugar, powdered milk, tinned vegetables and rice, as well as soap, shampoo and underwear. There is a complete list posted on the church noticeboard. Many thanks.

COFFEE HELPERS

We need two people to join our rota of coffee makers who provide drinks after theSunday Eucharist. Each helper only has to pitch in roughly six times a year, making the tea and coffee then washing up. If you can help, please see Cindy Shipp.

FILES AND FOLDERS

Peter and Elaine Horton have lots of ring binders, lever-arch files and plastic wallets that they no longer use, and would rather pass them on than throw them out. If anyone in the congregation could use them, please speak to Peter at church, call 020 8850 3791 or email MrsElaineHorton@aol.com. Elaine is happy to deliver!

SOUTHWARK DIOCESE COURSE BROCHURE

The latest brochure of events and courses run by the Southwark Diocese is now published. The theme of the 2019-2020 programme – ‘Walking, Welcoming, Growing’ – runs through a range of courses aimed at nurturing us in our discipleship and ministry. Please pick up a copy of the brochure at the back of church.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

The Good Shepherd, Tadworth; The Children’s Trust, Tadworth; 

for the priests and people of those places

those with birthdays: Sheila Squire

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Jessie Lee, Pam Stilp, Joan Cheesman

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
29th September 2019 at 10am, St Michael & All Angels

Readings: Genesis 28:10-17; Revelation 12:7-12; John 1:47-end

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 15th September

COFFEE HELPERS

We need two people to join our rota of coffee makers who provide drinks after theSunday Eucharist. People do value this time after the service as it provides a chance to socialise. Each helper only has to pitch in roughly six times a year, making the tea and coffee then washing up. If you can help, please see Cindy Shipp. Thank you.

A TREE FOR ST JOHN’S

As announced last month, St John’s will receive a tree to plant in the churchyard as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative. The tree, which will be either a hazel, birch or rowan, is being offered as a gift, and the church council will appoint an arboriculturist to plant it next month and advise on its protection and maintenance. 

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL ADULT LEARNING

St Paul’s holds a variety of free events as part of its learning programme, the next of which is an evening discussion on ‘Where Love Is The Way: The Jesus Movement Now’ on Thursday 3rd October. The event will be led by the Most Revd Michael Curry, who preached last year at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. For more details and to book tickets, see stpauls.co.uk/learning-faith/adult-learning.

HARVEST FESTIVAL

The Harvest Festival Eucharist will be at 10am on Sunday 6th October. If you can, please bring in donations of food, toiletries and clothing for the Manna Society, whose day centre in Bermondsey provides meals, showers, medical care and a place to rest for more than 100 people every day. Items most in need include sugar, powdered milk, tinned vegetables and rice, as well as soap, shampoo and underwear. There is a complete list posted on the church noticeboard. Many thanks.

DEANERY AWAY DAY

The Eltham & Mottingham Anglican Forum (formerly the Eltham & Mottingham Deanery Synod) will host an away day on Saturday 5th October. The theme – ‘Exploring the Second Mark of Mission’ – will look at ideas and resources ‘to teach, baptise and nurture new disciples.’ The event is open to all members of the forum’s eight local churches and is free of charge. Please contact Fr Jim on 020 8859 0802or fergusonbryson@btinternet.com if you’d like to go, as numbers are needed for thelunch provided. The day starts 10am, at Bromley and Sheppard’s Colleges, BR1 1PE.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

for St Luke’s Reigate, for the priests and people of that place

those with birthdays: Samuel Callaghan, Rosamunde Thomson

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Phoebe Allen, Lee Belcher, Betty Dean, 
Samuel Fergusson, Joan Cheesman

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
22nd September 2019 at 10am, 14th Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 8th September 2019

SPIRITUALITY DAY

A group of us are going together to the Diocesan Spirituality Day on Saturday 19th October at Southwark Cathedral. We will travel there by train. If you would like to join us, please see Cindy Shipp, who will buy tickets for the event at a cost of £8-10per person, depending on concessions. Entitled ‘To Be a Pilgrim,’ the Spirituality Day will ask what it means to be a pilgrim on the Christian journey. Speakers include Dr Meg Warner, an Old Testament scholar and author of books on Abraham, and Bishopof Southwark the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun. There are flyers at the back of church.

A TREE FOR ST JOHN’S

As announced last month, St John’s will receive a tree to plant in the churchyard as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, or QCC, initiative. The tree, which will be either a hazel, birch or rowan, is being offered as a gift, and the church council willappoint an arboriculturist to plant it next month and advise on its protection and maintenance. The QCC planting project has grown out of the work of Cool Earth, a charity that works with indigenous rainforest communities to prevent climate change through deforestation. The Queen has embraced this initiative, supporting the creation of a pan-Commonwealth network of forest conservation ventures.

HARVEST FESTIVAL

The Harvest Festival Eucharist will be at 10am on Sunday 6th October. If you can, please bring in donations of food, toiletries and clothing for the Manna Society, whose day centre in Bermondsey provides meals, showers, medical care and a place to rest for more than 100 people every day. Items most in need include sugar, powdered milk, tinned vegetables and rice, as well as soap, shampoo and underwear. There is a complete list posted on the church noticeboard. Many thanks.

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL ADULT LEARNING

St Paul’s holds a variety of free events as part of its learning programme, the next of which is an evening discussion on ‘Where Love Is The Way: The Jesus Movement Now’ on Thursday 3rd October. The event will be led by the Most Revd Michael Curry, who preached last year at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.For more details and to book tickets, see stpauls.co.uk/learning-faith/adult-learning.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

for St Andrew, Kingswood, and Wisdom of God, Lower Kingswood;

for the priests and people of those places

those with birthdays: Crystal Greenwood, Robyn Price, Dorian Woodward

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Brian Godfrey, Joan Cheesman

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
15th September 2019 at 10am, 13th Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Exodus 32:7-14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 25th August 2019

ADULT LEARNING AT ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL 

Booklets are available at the back of church with the programme of events at St Paul’s Cathedral for Autumn-Winter 2019/2020.  There are also posters of key events on the church notice-board in the south aisle.  Events include the Most Revd Michael Curry, who preached last year at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Bishop will be speaking in October on ‘Where Love is the Way: the Jesus Movement Now’.  Also, the renowned New Testament scholar and Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, Paula Gooder will speak in November on ‘God With Us: Seeing the Christian Stories with Fresh Eyes’. Please take a copy of the programme for details of these and many other events.

SPIRITUALITY DAY

The Southwark Diocese will hold a spirituality day on Saturday 19th October at Southwark Cathedral. Entitled ‘To Be a Pilgrim,’ the day conference will ask what it means to be a pilgrim on the Christian journey. Speakers include Dr Meg Warner, an Old Testament scholar and author of books on Abraham, and Bishop of Southwark the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun. Flyers are available at the back of church. 

A TREE FOR ST JOHN’S

St John’s will receive a tree to plant in the churchyard as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, or QCC, initiative, which was launched in 2015. The tree, which will be either a hazel, birch or rowan, will be delivered and planted in October.

The project has grown out of the work of Cool Earth, a charity that works with indigenous rainforest communities to prevent climate change through deforestation. The Queen has embraced this initiative with enthusiasm, supporting the creation of a pan-Commonwealth network of forest conservation projects.

Climate change and environmental protection are key concerns for the Church of England, and at St John’s we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese

for Holy Trinity, Wallington and Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School;

for the priests and people of those places

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul

Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Sylvia Reeves, Alan Gearing, Brigid Zengeni

those who are housebound

Susan Wulstan

those whose years mind we keep

Olive Vaughan

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist

11th Sunday after Trinity

1st September 2019 at 10am

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 10:12-18; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and you are a tax-payer, it would help the church if you use a gift aid envelope and write your name and address on the envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Gift Aid envelopes can be found at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 18th August 2019

CHURCH STEPS

We are delighted to announce that St John’s has been granted a Faculty to erect handrails on the steps leading from the war memorial to the front door of the church underneath the bell tower. The church architect Roderick Maclennan will now engage the contractor to carry out the works and confirm final costs. Thank you to everyone who has supported this project.

A TREE FOR ST JOHN’S

St John’s will receive a tree to plant in the churchyard as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, or QCC, initiative, which was launched in 2015. The tree, which will be either a hazel, birch or rowan, will be delivered and planted in October.

The project has grown out of the work of Cool Earth, a charity that works with indigenous rainforest communities to prevent climate change through deforestation. The Queen has embraced this initiative with enthusiasm, supporting the creation of a pan-Commonwealth network of forest conservation projects.

Climate change and environmental protection are key concerns for the Church of England, and at St John’s we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

A THANK YOU

Diocesan Secretary Ruth Martin has written to St John’s to give thanks for the congregation’s contribution to the Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call – a sum of £391.27. The money collected from all the churches in the diocese will support projects in our Link Diocese in Zimbabwe, which focus on food security. 

SPIRITUALITY DAY

The Southwark Diocese will hold a spirituality day on Saturday 19th October at Southwark Cathedral. Entitled ‘To Be a Pilgrim,’ the day conference will ask what it means to be a pilgrim on the Christian journey. Speakers include Dr Meg Warner, an Old Testament scholar and author of books on Abraham, and Bishop of Southwarkthe Rt Revd Christopher Chessun. Flyers are available at the back of church. 

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

for St Peter, Saint Helier; Bishop Andrewes, Saint Helier; St Helier Hospital Chaplaincy Team: for the priests and people of those places

those with birthdays: Joan Jeal

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Sylvia Reeves, Alan Gearing, Brigid Zengeni

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Mary Gage, Oswald Batty, Winnie Crowhurst, Fred Gage, Molly Kerridge, Virtue Barber

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
25th August 2019 at 10am, 10th Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Isaiah 58:9b-end; Hebrews 1218-end; Luke 13:10-17

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you.

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 11th August 2019

CHURCH STEPS

We are delighted to announce that St John’s has been granted a Faculty to erect handrails on the steps leading from the war memorial to the front door of the church underneath the bell tower. The church architect Roderick Maclennan will now engage the contractor to carry out the works and confirm final costs. Thank you to everyone who has supported this project.

A TREE FOR ST JOHN’S

St John’s will receive a tree to plant in the churchyard as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, or QCC, initiative, which was launched in 2015. The tree, which will be either a hazel, birch or rowan, will be delivered and planted in October.

The project has grown out of the work of Cool Earth, a charity that works with indigenous rainforest communities to prevent climate change through deforestation. The Queen has embraced this initiative with enthusiasm, supporting the creation of 
a pan-Commonwealth network of forest conservation projects.

Climate change and environmental protection are concerns for the Church of England, and at St John’s we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

A THANK YOU

Diocesan Secretary Ruth Martin has written to St John’s to give thanks for the congregation’s contribution to the Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call – a sum of £391.27. The money collected from all the churches in the diocese will support projects in our Link Diocese in Zimbabwe, which focus on food security. 

SPIRITUALITY DAY

The Southwark Diocese will hold a spirituality day on Saturday 19th October at Southwark Cathedral. Entitled ‘To Be a Pilgrim,’ the day conference will ask what it means to be a pilgrim on the Christian journey. Speakers include Dr Meg Warner, an Old Testament scholar and author of books on Abraham, and Bishop of Southwarkthe Rt Revd Christopher Chessun. Flyers are available at the back of church. 

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

for St Mary the Virgin, Beddington; for the priests and people of that place

those with birthdays:

John Horton, Eva Allen

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Sylvia Reeves, Alan Gearing, Brigid Zengeni

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep:

Dick Purkiss, Audrey Bullock, John Warrell

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
18th August 2019 at 10am, Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Readings: : Jeremiah 23.23-29; Hebrews 11.29-12.2; Luke 12.49-56

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 28th July 2019

CHURCH STEPS

We are delighted to announce that St John’s has been granted a Faculty to erect handrails on the steps leading from the war memorial to the front door of the church underneath the bell tower. The church architect Roderick Maclennan will now engage the contractor to carry out the works and confirm final costs. Thank you to everyone who has supported this project.

A TREE FOR ST JOHN’S

St John’s will receive a tree to plant in the churchyard as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, or QCC, initiative, which was launched in 2015. The tree, which will be either a Hazel, Birch or Rowan, will be delivered and planted in October.

The project has grown out of the work of Cool Earth, a charity that works with indigenous rainforest communities to prevent climate change through deforestation. The Queen has embraced this initiative with great enthusiasm, supporting the creation of a pan-Commonwealth network of forest conservation projects.

Climate change and environmental protection are concerns for the Church of England, and at St John’s we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

A THANK YOU

Diocesan Secretary Ruth Martin has written to St John’s to give thanks for the congregation’s contribution to the Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call – a sum of £391.27. The money collected from all the churches in the diocese will support projects in our Link Diocese in Zimbabwe, which focus on food security. 

SPIRITUALITY DAY

The Southwark Diocese will hold a spirituality day on Saturday 19th October at Southwark Cathedral. Entitled ‘To Be a Pilgrim,’ the day conference will ask what it means to be a pilgrim on the Christian journey. Speakers include Dr Meg Warner, an Old Testament scholar and author of books on Abraham, and Bishop of Southwarkthe Rt Revd Christopher Chessun. Flyers are available at the back of church. 

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 
for St Cecilia’s Secondary School; for the priests and people of that place

the Scottish Episcopal Church:

for the priests and people of those places

those with birthdays:

Nathan Callaghan

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Sylvia Reeves, Alan Gearing, Brigid Zengeni

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep

Mary Horton, Michael Fergusson, Brian Lover, James Hayes, George Tubbs

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
4th August 2019 at 10am, Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2,12-14; 2:18-23; Colossians 3;1-11; Luke 12:13-21

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Next week Amanda Jordan is away. Items for the following week’s Church News can still be sent to amanda.jordan@virgin.net. Thank you.

Sunday 21st July 2019

SUMMER QUIET DAY

There will be a Diocesan Quiet Day at Wychcroft in Bletchingly on Saturday 27th July from 10am to 4pm. It’ll be a day of ‘quiet reflection and prayer’ in the Surrey countryside. The cost is £30, which includes Wychcroft’s ‘legendarily lovely’ lunch and other refreshments. To apply, please email spirituality@southwark.anglican.org.

WENSLEY CLOSE

The Friends of Wensley Close invite you to a coffee morning next Tuesday, 23rd July, at 10am-12.30pm at Charter House, King John’s Walk. The Eltham-based charity raises funds to provide specialist equipment, play and craft materials for children with profound learning and physical disabilities. More information is available on 
the church noticeboard.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are still open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020, a 10-month course entitled ‘Growing in Faith and Life.’ The course, which starts in September, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for details. 

CREATIVE ART RETREAT: RESPLENDENT BEAUTY

The Wychcroft diocesan training centre will host an art retreat on 17th-19th September. Participants will consider how God transforms us from the inside out, is our shelter and our provider – exploring biblical themes through drawing and painting butterflies. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists, the retreat costs £165. For booking and more information, email wychcroft@southwark.anglican.org.

SPIRITUALITY DAY

The Southwark Diocese will hold a spirituality day on Saturday 19th October at Southwark Cathedral. Entitled ‘To Be a Pilgrim,’ the day conference will ask what it means to be a pilgrim on the Christian journey. Speakers include Dr Meg Warner, an Old Testament scholar and author of books on Abraham, and Bishop of Southwarkthe Rt Revd Christopher Chessun. Flyers are available at the back of church. 

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 
for Putney Team Ministry, St Mary’s Putney, St Mary’s School, All Saints Putney, 
All Saints School; for the priests and people of those places

those with birthdays:

Christopher Liddle

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Sylvia Reeves, Alan Gearing, Brigid Zengeni

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose years mind we keep

Michael Fergussion, Brian Lover, James Hayes, George Tubbs

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
28th July 2019 at 10am, Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 14th July 2019

CONFIRMATION TODAY

We are delighted to welcome the Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Revd Dr KaroweiDorgu, to preside at our service of confirmation and baptism today. Bishop Karoweiwill confirm Rachael, Esther, Samuel, Carly, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Iman and Sha.Rachael, Esther and Carly will also be baptised before their confirmation. 

SUMMER QUIET DAY

There will be a Diocesan Quiet Day at Wychcroft in Bletchingly on Saturday 27th July from 10am to 4pm. It’ll be a day of ‘quiet reflection and prayer’ in the Surrey countryside. The cost is £30, which includes Wychcroft’s ‘legendarily lovely’ lunch and other refreshments. To apply, please email spirituality@southwark.anglican.org.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020, a 10-month course entitled ‘Growing in Faith and Life.’ The course, which starts in September, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for details. 

Parish Priest: Revd James Bryson – Tel. 020 8859 0802

CREATIVE ART RETREAT: RESPLENDENT BEAUTY

The Wychcroft diocesan training centre will host an art retreat on 17th-19th September. Participants will consider how God transforms us from the inside out, is our shelter and our provider – exploring biblical themes through drawing and painting butterflies. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists, the retreat costs £165. For booking and more information, email wychcroft@southwark.anglican.org.

SPIRITUALITY DAY

The Southwark Diocese will hold a spirituality day on Saturday 19th October at Southwark Cathedral. Entitled ‘To Be a Pilgrim,’ the day conference will ask what it means to be a pilgrim on the Christian journey. Speakers include Dr Meg Warner, an Old Testament scholar and author of books on Abraham, and Bishop of Southwarkthe Rt Revd Christopher Chessun. The day runs 10am-4pm and costs £8. To book, see https://to_be_a_pilgrim.eventbrite.co.uk. Do take a flyer at the back of church. 

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 
for South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust and for St Christopher’s Hospice; for the priests and people of those places

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Sylvia Reeves, Alan Gearing, Brigid Zengeni

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
21st July 2019 at 10am, Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Genesis 18:1-10a; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer, 

it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you. 

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.