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You may have heard Alex on Radio Merseyside today talking about his latest crazy stunt.

If you wish to sponsor Alex, please send any donations to:


The Church of St Francis of Assisi (Kew)
Folkstone Road
Southport
PR8 5PH

Please make any cheques payable to St Francis of Assisi (Kew)

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KEEPING IN TOUCH
...with the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Folkestone Road, Kew  
The Church of England and the Methodist Church Working Together for Christ

Clergy:
Anglican Vicar: The Revd Alex Galbraith, Tel:547758
Methodist Minister: The Revd. Marie-Anne Kent, 513128.


SERVICES

Every Sunday: Holy Communion at 10.30, followed by coffee.
Second Sunday in each month, Holy Communion at 8 o’clock A.M
Second Wednesday of Every month, Holy communion with the laying on of hands for healing, 7.30 P.M; (not in April).

Every Thursday, Holy Communion (or Morning Prayer) 10 AM followed by coffee.

HALL BOOKING
An event to plan? For information about or to book our large and inviting hall and fully- equipped kitchen, please telephone the Vicar 547758

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REST IN PEACE

Brian Parker died in early May, aged 85; a lifelong Methodist, he played the organ for us on occasions, worshipped with us and enjoyed our social events, with his wife Jean, who is still very much among us.

Tom Jordan
died late in May, 2 days short of his 95 th birthday.   At first supporting his wife, Wyn in her regular attendance at church, he found great comfort in our fellowship after her death and was faithful and regular at everything.

Winifred Pratt
died in early July; she was 103.   She worshipped with us from the beginning of the church’s life, was immensely generous and faithful, and a great encouragement to us all.
We miss all these dear friends and it was lovely to have wonderful services of thanksgiving for them in church.   Our prayers are with their families and friends.

GIFT DAY
Our gift day raised £975… this year, which was about the same as last year.   Many thanks to all who contributed.


WET DAY BUT GOOD ATMOSPHERE

The weather was awful for our summer Fair on 10 June; but our spirits were not dampened, as we raised £550 on the day + a donation of £200 from knit and natter.   The bbq was under an awning and there were stalls inside.   Gratitude is expressed to Joyce Hunt and all who battled through to make it a success.
BBQ

The weather was kinder to us for our summer BBQ at Sheena’s and Keith’s, during which we celebrated Keith’s 70 th
birthday.   We all sat outside apart from those glued to the tennis; the food was excellent and £106 was raised for church funds; thank you Sheena and Keith.

30 MILE WALK

This was a great success on Saturday 5 August.   Thanks to all who walked and supported Alex and Marie-Anne; particularly Sheila Walton who walked 12 miles, Morgan Timpson, Avon Galbraith  and Morag Matthews who walked 6 Miles (Morgan has already raised £50 on his own, and Alice Halsall her daughter and grandson, Keith and Sheena Williams, Su Foster and Val from Knit and natter, who also took part.   Keep on gathering the sponsor money and give it in to Allen.

BARN DANCE


Our barn dance will be on Friday 22 September at 7 o’clock.   Tickets will be available beforehand and will cost £5; please spread the word about this fun event and buy your tickets quickly

HARVEST SUPPER


Our harvest supper will be on Saturday 30 September at 7.30 at Margaret and Allen Webb’s home.   Bring your own drink and make a donation for church funds.   There will be a list to sign nearer the time.
Our harvest festival service will be at 10.30 on Sunday 1 October.   Please bring your usual gifts and be ready to buy the produce afterwards in aid of Queenscourt hospice.


BIBLE STUDY


I am still hoping to hold a bible study at church in either an afternoon and/or evening; but I do need people to express an interest.   Please speak to me about it.   Alex.


KNIT AND NATTER


This group meets every Tuesday at 10.30; there is a lot of knitting and nattering over coffee and biscuits.   Please come along and bring someone else.


COFFEE MORNING NOW COFFEE AND LUNCH


On the second Friday in the month, this will now begin at 11am and will include a light lunch as well; so, come with a bit more money and prepared to spend a little longer, enjoying fellowship together; please bring along family, friends and neighbours and make it a real time of invitation to our church.   No religious input, just friendship, food and chat.   Organized by Su Foster, it has already provided great fellowship and donations to church.

MEMORIAL BOOK
 

Don’t forget to have a word with Su O’Neil if you would like to use our memorial book to commemorate a loved one who has died.

HAZEL'S STALL


The stall invented by Hazel and supplied by many others continues to bring in money and provide a place to buy and sell for church funds.


SOME FUTURE EVENTS


22 September, Barn Dance.
30 September, Harvest supper at Margaret and Allen’s.
1 October, Harvest festival.
10 October, Church councils, 7.30.
25 November, Christmas Fair.
If you have any other ideas and would like to get involved, please speak to the vicar
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HALL BOOKING


an event to plan? For information about or to book our large and inviting hall and fully- equipped kitchen, please telephone the Vicar 547758 ANY INFORMATION?
If you have any snippets of interest or information for this newsletter please let the Vicar know.

 
 

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Knit Stitch and Natter
Everybody Welcome
Bring you knitting, sewing etc
Share Ideas - learn new skills

Every Tuesday 10:30 - 12 noon in the Church
For further information ring 01704 562741

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