Afternoon Tea in the rectory. Tuesday 25 February at 3.00pm in the Rectory, 4 Sydenham Avenue. Chat over a cuppa. Contact: Revd Helene Steed 07342 720350
Book Club: Meets on Tuesday at 8.00 pm in the Rectory.
4 February The Chosen by Chaim Potok Two fifteen-year-old boys, a baseball game and different understanding of faith and tradition provide the backdrop for a beautiful book on friendship, and conflicting loyalties and beliefs
Creative Stitching Group: Meets in the Heyn Hall on the second and fourth Tuesday each month from 7.30 pm, (no meeting 24 December). Bring along your choice of creative project and enjoy some chat together as we work, all levels of experience welcome. Contact: Ann Clark 9029 2205
Evergreens: A group of seniors, young at heart who meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 2.30 pm for fellowship and activities.
8 January Eileen Anghel will reminisce about our local area. 12 February A short movie (tbc) Contact: Lorna Symmons 9065 2777
Flower Guild: If you would like to help with the Christmas decorations, or other floral arrangements, please get in touch. Contact: Parish office 9065 4090
The Men's Group
Men’s Group: The men’s group meets monthly in the Heyn Hall. Following an Escape from Colditz and a Scalextric challenge, the group continues to provide unique ways of entertaining ‘adult children’.
Tuesday 21 January, 7.30 pm Dundela Island Discs. Blow the dust off your old vinyl records and enjoy an evening of musical nostalgia. Everyone will get a chance to play a piece. A CD player and the internet will also be available.
Tuesday 11 February, 6.30 pm To celebrate 60 years of The Beatles we will be playing “Beatles Monopoly” accompanied by their greatest hits. Contact: Revd Chris St John 07463 745105
Mothers Union: Meets in the hall on the third Wednesday of the month, usually at 8.00 pm
15 January A speaker from The Larder foodbank will bring us up to date with their work.
19 February ‘Going Greener’ An evening of waste reduction.
Contact: Ann Clark, Branch Leader 9029 2205
Study Group: The study group meets second and fourth Wednesday from 8.00 to 9.00 pm in the hall. It seeks to gently develop a sound theoretical and biblical knowledge, through a combination of teaching and discussion, enhancing your bible reading experience. r
The Divine Conspiracy, the first in a video study series by Dallas Willard. 22 January The path to a blessed life. 12 February Becoming a good person. 26 February Treasuring what matters most.
Contact: Revd Chris St John 07463 745105
Update from the Treasurer, John Campbell Our parish meeting in November communicated the significance of the financial challenges that the Select Vestry had been grappling with since May 2018, and invited parishioners to consider what they could do about increasing their giving, or at the least, to change to giving by Standing Order. I am pleased to report a noticeable increase in giving by Standing Order, which is a fabulous initial response. Thank you. Everyone who attended church during January will have noticed some issues with the heating system, and will have heard the Rector explaining that repairs were underway. Several parishioners sought information about potential costs, so that they could make a donation towards the repairs.
The Select Vestry have approved expenditure up to £5000, and anyone who would like to support those repairs should mark their donation separately from Freewill Offering. Any contribution will be very helpful. A full financial report will be available at the Easter General Vestry meeting, Tuesday 30 April at 7.30 pm.