Sunday 30th June 2019

SUMMER FAIR AND PATRONAL FESTIVAL

Thank you to everyone who helped with the summer fair last week. We raised more than £460! The fair was part of the church’s annual patronal festival, which drew to a close last Sunday.

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.

CREATIVE ART RETREAT: RESPLENDENT BEAUTY

Wychcroft will also 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 forbeginners and experienced artists, the retreat costs £165. For booking and more information, email wychcroft@southwark.anglican.org.

CONFIRMATION

Eight members of the church are to be confirmed by the Rt Revd Dr KaroweiDorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, on Sunday 14th July. Please pray for the candidates. 

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. 

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 Diocesefor Riverhaven Trust, Welcare in Wandsworth and Shaftesbury Young People Project, for the priests and people of those places

those with birthdaysLiz Bryson, Thelma Palmer

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: Gloria Pywell, Julian Barrett, Peter 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 next Sunday, 7 July 2019 at 10am, third Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14, Galatians 6: 1-16, Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and you 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.

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