Sunday 15th September


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.


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 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


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.


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 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.


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. 


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

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