Sunday 8th October


After the Harvest Festival Eucharist today, there’ll be a bring-and-share brunch for all. Do stay, even if just for a short while to enjoy food with others in church. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought anything – there’s always more than enough food to go around.


Southwark Cathedral diaries for 2018 are now in. They have a dark red cover, show weeks starting Sunday, and cost £1. Margaret Taylor, who goes to the cathedral regularly, would be happy to pick up diaries at no extra cost. Please speak to Margaret if you would like one.

Greenwich Foodbank helps many people in need and our contributions are much appreciated. At present, the organisers are short of tinned fruit, peas, carrots, rice, custard and long-life fruit juice. They have plenty of beans and pasta, and ask that we please don’t donate baby food. Items can be left in the basket at the back of church. Thank you!


We need another kind person to join the tea rota. It involves making hot drinks after the Sunday Eucharist and then washing up. The current list covers October to March, with each person’s turn coming around roughly every other month. It’s not an arduous task and we’d be grateful for your help! Please see Cindy Shipp or email


Tickets for the diocese’s Spirituality Day are selling fast, with more than half already gone. Entitled ‘Going Deeper: Engaging Spirituality for Contemporary Life,’ this event on Saturday 21st October at Southwark Cathedral will include worship and workshops, with Revd Dr Andrew Walker from St Marylebone Healing & Counselling Centre as speaker. See the poster on the noticeboard or for more details. Please speak to Patricia Allen or Mary Creamer if you plan to attend.


Sadly, Margaret Gardner, a member of St John’s, died last Sunday. Please remember Margaret in your prayers.


We’re revising our Year’s Mind list of those who have died and whom we remember through the year. If the name of someone who you would like to be remembered is already included, please tick the list on the table at the back of church. If they haven’t been remembered before, please enter their name (the one you knew them by) as well as the date and month of their anniversary.


On 17th October, Jill will be leaving for Sudan, where she’ll live and work on a three-year placement. We wish her well and look forward to her return.


The 2018 pantomime at the Bob Hope Theatre is the traditional tale of Cinderella. Tickets are £10 full price and £8 concessions (under 14 or 60+). We have reserved 64 seats for the 2pm matinee on Saturday 20th January and hope you will join us for an enjoyable afternoon for the young and not-so-young alike. Please put your name on the list in church as soon as possible, with the number of tickets you require. Payment is due by the end of November. For more information, speak to Patricia Allen or Gill Hayes.


On Friday 20th October, the Ferrier Operatic Society will stage their annual concert in aid of Welcare, our diocesan children’s charity, at St Mary the Virgin Church in Welling. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm concert. Tickets cost £10 and include a drink and nibbles. To book, please contact Eileen or Alan Wiltcher on 020 8854 9671.


Sybil Bennett has marmalade and jam for sale most Sundays after the Eucharist.

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