The Annual Report is ready for people to take and read. It is also available to download here.
The annual revision of the Electoral Roll will begin today and end on 26 March. If your name is on the roll you need take no action. If you wish to join the roll there are forms at the back of the church and a box for completed forms.
The Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call – Week Two – Food Security in Matabeleland – Might you consider giving to help the farmers at St Aidan’s and Ntabazinduna the chance to learn how to and begin to grow their own crops so that they can begin to ensure that they and their families can have more of a future than seems possible now? So much more needs doing and these projects are just a beginning. The more that we can give, the more seed and fertiliser and bore holes that can be purchased and the greater the chance of helping farmers towards growing more food for the people around them. . “I was hungry… I was thirsty”. Please see details at the back of the Church.
If you are a new or newish member to our congregation, please ask Fr. Nigel for a Welcome Pack.
Churches Together in Kew will be holding the usual Prayer & Pancakes Service at 8 pm on Shrove Tuesday, 28th February, at the Barn Church, when the Lent Talks will be launched. This year the Talks will be on “People in Crisis – a Christian Response”. 5 weeks, starting on Monday 6th March. Further details to follow. Both the Service & the Talks will be at 8pm at the Barn Church. Please support these and join with our Christian neighbours in examining some of the current problems in the world.
Tuesday 14 February 2017 11am in the Parish Room join The Dixie Ticklers a renowned jazz quintet on a sonic voyage from early jazz styles to fresh modern grooves. 50% gig / 50% workshop / 100% awesome. Suitable for ages 4 – 11. All profits to Save The Children Syria Aid. £10 tickets (admits 1 child + 1 adult) available from www.dixieticklers.com.
Mike Mason, one of our parishioners, has been a volunteer for the River Thames Boat Project (RTBP) for the past five years, helping to take senior citizens, wheelchair-bound folk and countless school children on the Thames Venturer, an old Dutch barge, along the river. She is an old boat which has been cruising our stretch of the mighty Thames for over 25 years and will be replaced by a new boat this year. Mike has been turning wood for just over a year, making pens, candlesticks, bowls and other wooden items. He will be selling some of these, with proceeds donated towards the cost of the new boat, after church on Sunday 12th February.
The Friends of St Anne’s will host an Event ‘My Secret Work in World War Two’ on Saturday 25th February 2017 at 11.00am, Coffee at 10.30am. Come and hear the personal story from Pat Davies who worked as a German linguist interceptor in the WRNS. Buy tickets online at www.friendsofstanneskew.org.uk or email / call the Church office on firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 8332 7156. Tickets also on sale in Church on preceding Sundays.
The next meeting of the Social Justice Forum will be on Saturday February 11th 2017, at which Judge John Manuell, a Senior Immigration Tribunal Judge, will speak about his work. The meeting after that, on Saturday May 20, will focus on Prayer and Social Justice and will be led by Sister Sue, Provincial of the Anglican Community of St Francis. Any queries: Claudine McCreadie