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
Anglican Vicar: The Revd Alex Galbraith, Tel:547758
Methodist Minister: The Revd. Marie-
Every Sunday: Holy Communion at 10.30, followed by coffee.
Every Thursday, Holy Communion (or morning prayer) 10 am followed by coffee.
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NORTHERN BISHOPS’ MISSION
All the bishops from the Anglican province of York are coming to the Liverpool Diocese next weekend, and we will get someone from their team to our monthly lunch on 8 March and to our Holy Communion parade on 10 March; a chance to invite family, friends and neighbours to share in food and worship and to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.
WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
It was lovely to welcome more than 30 youngsters from Kew Woods school choir who sang for us before Christmas. We are grateful to them for coming and to Patricia Frenzel and her helpers for providing the refreshments.
Many of us enjoyed two delicious Christmas meals, one in the hall provided by Su Foster and her team and the other at the Thatch and Thistle organized by Su O’Neil. Both were really splendid, and the company was excellent.
Our carol service had the usual mix of choir and congregational carols and readings in which we heard the new voices of Trevor and Joan Roberts and also one of the guides. There was also a nativity play which was the highlight of the service. Thanks to all who took part in any way, particularly the lovely angel.
This was kindly supported by church members to raise money for 15 year old young leader Mel Tsang to go for a guiding working experience in Mexico; over £100 was raised and we wish Mel all the very best for her exciting trip.
ANNUAL MEETING AND GIFT DAY
14 April will see our Annual Meeting and Gift day. This is even more important this year as our finances are in a critically serious state. You will shortly receive a gift day letter; please read it carefully and consider what you can give in order to help the church function and perhaps flourish. Please come to the meeting after the service to support the church and to see how you can get more involved. We are always looking for sidespeople, church council members and greater commitment from everyone.
Our usual services will take place: on Maundy Thursday 18 April there will be Holy Communions at 10 and 7.30. On Good Friday 19 April a service of meditation at 2Pm. On Easter Sunday 21 April Holy Communion at 10.30; don’t forget your Easter bonnets and something with which to make a joyful noise.
On 19 May, the Bishop of Liverpool is coming for a big service at Leyland Road Methodist Church at 11 o’clock; we will therefore cancel our 10.30 service and instead have a short Holy Communion service at 9 o’clock, so that we can all go to hear the Bishop
Our fundraising is extremely important so please set aside 8 June from 11.30 till 2 for our summer fair. Please be responsible for your usual stalls and spread the word so that we can have a good day. We will need the usual raffle and tombola prizes, books, cakes, crafts and bottles.
WELCOME TO NEW PEOPLE MOVING IN
Margaret has produced letters to welcome new people; if someone moves in near you, put a letter through their door and make them welcome. We are also using them for the houses on the new estate. The letters are in the office; please take them and use them well.
We are studying St Matthew’s gospel at the home of Joan and Trevor Roberts. Ask the Vicar about dates and times.
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 AND LUNCH
On the second Friday in the month, this begins at 11am and includes a light lunch; so, come 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. Normally no religious input, just friendship, food and chat. Organized by Su Foster, it provides great fellowship and donations to church.
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.
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
14 April, Annual Church Meeting.
19 May, morning service with the Bishop of Liverpool at Leyland Road at 11AM; 9AM Holy Communion at St Francis.
8 June, Summer fair, 11.30-
30 June, bring and share lunch to celebrate several important birthdays.
14 July, summer barbecue at Sheena and Keith’s home.
17 August, summer stunt, climbing Snowdon; sponsor forms in June.
22 September, Harvest festival.
13 October, autumn lunch in the hall, from Margaret and Allen.
30 November, Christmas fair.
If you have any other ideas and would like to get involved, please speak to the vicar.
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