What's On 2019

DIARY

Coffee Mornings - now on Second Saturdays.

 

Annual Church Parish Meeting
The business meeting of the church has taken place on Sunday 14th April.

The PCC members for this coming year are
Janet Airey (newly elected)
Nicki Dixon
Robert Fish (Secretary)
Sue Gilbert (newly elected– was co-opted in 2018)
Malcolm Offord (warden)
Jane Penson (warden)
Amanda Reavell (Treasurer & Deanery Synod rep)
Sarah Smith (Vice-chair & Deanery Synod rep)
Elizabeth Wiles

Copies of the accounts and the reports of our activities  over the past year are available in church.

Restoration and Development
The six items currently being worked on by the PCC concerning the buildings are:
(1) secondary double glaze all main hall windows
(2) modify the sound system so the computer and amplifiers are all in a movable cabinet at the front of church. This will also allow some of the microphones at the front to be directly plugged in rather than be radio microphones.
These have now been completed
(Clear, costed plans for what to do) (3) repair east window & external east wall;
(4) apply to remove the panelling from the inside of the south wall; paint the north wall;
(5) repair hole in the floor of the central aisle (where the blue rug is)
(under consideration)
(6) construction of a disabled toilet and small meeting room within the church hall - work expected to begin in the Summer.

Solos Lunch
The next lunch will be  on Sunday 5th May, when  anyone who would be eating alone but would prefer to eat a traditional home cooked  meal in company  in the Church Hall. The three courses  will cost £6.00. The small profit helps to maintain the hall which has a listed frontage. To reserve a place or buy a ticket a full week in advance, contact Virginia on 01787 374003, please.

Parish Prayers
“Parish Prayers” are usually after coffee following the 10 am service on the third Sunday in the month, in the side chapel. Our next opportunity will be on 20th May, following the Easter break.  It will be a good time to pray about the changes we are putting into action. If you would like to join us that would be great as we believe prayer is needed to support every facet of life in our parish. If you can’t attend but would like a specific prayer offered to our Lord just let Malcolm know and it will be offered there on your behalf.

Home groups
Please contact Simon for details if would like to come.

The Kitchen
The kitchen is now fully equipped and in use.  Coffee and tea are now served in china mugs in the North Aisle after main services and the shortened benches have been arranged as seating near the serving table.

Morning Prayer
An informal service of Morning Prayer is held every Friday morning from 9.30 am until 10 am. This takes place in the church.

Church Hall Hire
Our hall, which has good kitchen facilities, is available for parties or meetings and there is a smaller hall at the back which could be used for smaller functions. The main hall is available at £15 an hour which goes to the Hall Fund. There is no music or bar licence and insurance is the responsibility of the hirer. The main hall can hold up to 100 people: the small hall holds about 20. Contact Mr. Robert Fish for further details.

Church open
The church will not be left open when there is not a service or other activity  until further notice. The key holders are usually able to let visitors in upon request. Their names and telephone numbers at the bottom of the contacts page just above the map.

Our link Missionaries
The family have settled back in the UK and are continuing their work from home. Current news is available from Simon

Sunday School
Sunday school activities are currently being run in the side chapel during the 10 am service on second, fourth and fifth Sundays. There are activities during the sermon and prayers. Please speak to Sallie or Simon or Sue.

Church Sermons
If you would like a written copy of the notes or a CD of any sermon please contact Simon.