Please view the attached newsletter for a range of information about what is going on in the life of the church this week.
I’d particularly like to draw your attention to these items:-
Thursday 25th October 7.30pm
Pilgrim Course: I Turn to Christ
Want to know more about the heart of the Christian faith? Interested in confirmation or baptism? This 6-week course is for you. It explores Christian belief through the questions candidates are asked at baptism and confirmation. It’s open to all – at the Vicarage, 10 St Andrew’s Road.
Children’s Confirmation dates to be arranged.
If you’d like to know more about confirmation, it’s not too late! Please speak to Revd Lesley or Revd Anne.
Sunday 4th November 6.30pm
All Souls Choral Evensong: A Time to Remember
This is the service when we remember those whom we have loved and who have now died, whether recently or long ago. It’s an opportunity to give thanks for their lives and to commend their souls to God. If you would like your loved ones names to be read out, please write them on the sheet in the café.
And please take the opportunity to invite others to join us.
Starting Thursday 8th November 12.30-2pm
Thursday Lunch Club
A new ecumenical venture run by the pupils of London Oratory School at St Andrew’s Church. Free hot meal, entertainment, music and games. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday. All welcome. Do bring your neighbours.
Sponsored Walk for Parkinsons UK
Our treasurer David Parrish will be taking part in a sponsored walk today to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK. David writes: “Since I have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease we have come to appreciate the excellent work this organisaton does in pioneering research, such as †he hunt for a cure, and providing support and guidance to the huge number of people who have the disease.” It’s not too late to sponsor David – go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/David-Parrish
Confirmation in the Church of England is for those who have been baptised and who would like to ‘confirm’ the baptism promises they made or that were made on their behalf. It’s also a time when God, through the blessing of the Holy Spirit and the laying on of hands ‘confirms’ God’s love for the candidate. To prepare for confirmation we will run a series of weekly evening classes in Autumn to explore more deeply together what the Christian faith is all about.
Sometimes candidates who haven’t been baptised are baptised and confirmed, all in the same service.
If you’d like to know more, please contact Revd Lesley. Classes will be arranged to suit those who come forward. We hope to have a confirmation service early in 2019.
General Data Protection Regulation
New legislation will come into being on 26th May to increase protection of your personal data. For us this means that to keep in contact with you (for newsletters, events etc) we need your permission. If you have not yet completed a consent form, please ask the welcome team, then complete and return this to us. Without your consent we cannot keep in contact with you. Further information in privacy notices on the notice board
English Language Classes Saturdays at 11am
Do you know anyone struggling to speak English? Weekly English language classes have restarted in St Andrew’s Church. No booking required. Please encourage those you know who struggle with English.
SHOWER GEL, SPRAY DEODORANT, SHAMPOO
Wanted! To replenish supplies for the homeless project. Please place the above items in the homeless box by the front door.