19th  March 2017 : 3rd Sunday in Lent

 

 

THE WEEK AHEAD:

 

Wednesday 15th March

 

 

Thursday 16th March

 

Friday 17th March

 

Saturday 18th March

 

Next Sunday: Mothering Sunday (Lent 4)

 

 

PRAYER FOCUS: Those organising or attending Lent courses in our local churches; all those preparing for marriage; all in danger of starvation in the Middle East and Africa and those who seek to provide aid.

 

LOOKING AHEAD…

 

Friday 31st March 7.30pm

 

Concert by Octave, the 12 voice clergy choir of which your vicar is a founder member! Come and hear some music for Lent and Passiontide. Adults £8, children £5. Proceeds to our church music ministry.

 

FUNDING CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Can you spare any time on Saturday 25th March to help put up some displays? We can mount pictures in the morning in church, but then need to carry them into the hall in the afternoon. We also need some cakes for tea-time! Offers to Margaret Flegg, please!

 

LENT LUNCHES

Mission Matters are running their Soup and Sandwich kitchen on Thursdays from 12.00-1.30pm in the hall.

 

LENT COURSE

Our daytime Lent course is based on the film “The King’s Speech”. This is taking place on Thursday afternoons, after the Lent lunches.

 

QUIZ NIGHT ~ 1st APRIL, 7.00pm

Please support the quiz night for Churches Together Mission. Tickets £5 from Jan Fisk or Kate Drewett! Price includes supper and dessert: bring your own drinks.

 

GOOD FRIDAY CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

This year we are planning to run an afternoon session for children on Good Friday, which will enable us to take part in the Churches Together walk of witness in the morning after the service here. Can you help, either by running an activity or helping with the hot cross bun tea at the end? See Rev Sue if so.

 

MUSIC @ THE PRIORY 2017

Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help with publicity! However, for the series to be a success, we still need more individuals to take responsibility for distributing posters for the concerts. Perhaps you could choose just one concert and be responsible for putting up posters that we will give you to distribute? You will be given a list of poster sites along with the requisite number of posters, so it couldn’t be easier! Please put your name alongside a concert on the list at the back of church – many thanks!

 

CHURCH CLOSURE AND PREPARATIONS FOR IT

The church will be closed on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th March so that woodworm treatment can be carried out. Apologies for any inconvenience! Holy Chaos will meet in the hall on 29th, although the church should be back to normal by then. Meanwhile, next Sunday may we have a few minutes after the service to move kneelers and clear areas in preparation for the treatment? Thank you!