Sunday 7th October

HARVEST BRUNCH TODAY
After today’s Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist, there’ll be a bring-and-share brunch in church. Do please stay, even if just for a short while to enjoy food with others. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought anything – there’s always more food than can be eaten!

WELCARE CONCERT
Welcare, a charity long-supported by St John’s, will hold its annual concert on Friday 19th October at St Mary’s Church, Welling, at 7pm for 7.30pm. Entitled ‘Ticket to Ride,’ this evening of songs and choral arrangements, sung by the Ferrier Operatic Society, offers something for everyone. Tickets cost £10, and include drinks and nibbles. Please see the church noticeboard for more details or have a word with Sheila Squire.

PANTOMIME
There’ll be a parish outing to the pantomime Aladdin at the Bob Hope Theatre on Saturday 19th January at 2pm at the group rate of £9 per person. If you would like to book tickets, please sign up on the noticeboard. Payment is requested by the end of November. For further details, please speak to Fr Jim or Jean Harker.

FEED THE HUNGRY FOOD-PACKING EVENT
The Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, invites everyone to join him at Christ Church East Greenwich on Friday 2nd November to pack food parcels. The evening starts with refreshments at 6pm, followed by a briefing at 6.30pm from Feed the Hungry’s UK team. Then we’ll get packing! Our target is to pack 10,000 meals that evening, so 60-70 volunteers are needed to make it happen. Children are more than welcome. For further details, please email emma.kimsey@southwark.anglican.org.

GREENWICH WINTER NIGHT SHELTER
The Greenwich Winter Night Shelter is looking for volunteers to help provide for the homeless in our local community. For the past three years, St John’s has taken an active role in supporting the shelter, which provides a bed, breakfast and an evening meal for people in need. This winter, the shelter will open from November to the end of March, with a break over Christmas when Crisis will provide the support. Please see the poster on the noticeboard, and speak with Fr Jim if you think you can help.

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, as well as the date of their anniversary.

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD: MUSIC FOR ADVENT
St Paul’s Cathedral is holding a four-week course in December exploring the music of Advent. The course – on consecutive Saturdays – will be led by the cathedral’s director of music, Andrew Carwood, and include music from the Renaissance to the 21st century. See stpauls.co.uk/learning-faith/adult-learning for details. Booklets detailing the St Paul’s adult learning programme are available at the back of church.

JOB OPPORTUNITY
The Diocese of Southwark is looking for an IT support officer to work at Trinity House in London Bridge. The closing date is Wednesday 17th October. For further details, see the advertisement on the church noticeboard. Visit cofepathways.org to apply.

WOOLWICH AREA LAY CONFERENCE
Save the date for the next Woolwich Area Lay Conference, on Saturday 2nd February from 10am-4pm at Ark All Saints Academy. Further details to follow.

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