Many thanks to members of the congregation who contributed so generously to Welcare this Christmas. The charity, with Christian foundations, offers practical and emotional support to local, young families in need and your gift cards, to the value of c.£650, will be distributed amongst them before Christmas.
We are very happy to report that at our last lunch of 2017 we raised £440 for the charity SPEAR. We have raised a total of £3,200 for ten different charities in 2017 and wish to thank you all for your continued support throughout the year.
Sidesmen’s Rota – please collect your new rota from the back of the church and sign up for the Christmas services.
Churches together in Kew Christmas Cards – Please take a pack to deliver in your road.
Our dear departed Paddy organised all aspects of the provision of flowers in this church. We want to carry on, but there is no budget for flowers. We therefore ask you to consider sponsoring the flowers for one day in the year. This might be a feast day such as All Saints’ day, Christmas, Mothering Sunday or Easter. It could be to commemorate a person who was dear to you. If you would like to do this, please contact Monica Bridgewater in church after the 10 o’clock service
Helpers needed – to act as ushers and bar staff for Handel’s Messiah on 22nd December – please sign up if you can help
Please sign up at the back of church if you are interested joining a parish group to see this Passion Play in 2020
Christian Aid – The final, amended, amount raised by Chris Stephens and Isobel Moses for the Sponsored Walk on 23rd September, was £1,677. Many thanks again to all those who contributed – more than 100 people.
Welcare is a SW London/ E Surrey charity, with Christian foundations, dedicated to one-to-one, practical and emotional support for local families in need, who have children aged to 13. Traditionally, it has been generously supported by our congregation; leaflets are at the back of the church. *If you would like to help this Christmas, please buy plastic gift card/s (the most useful are Sainsbury’s & Tesco) and pass them (in an envelope stating their individual value) to a sides-person, Chris or Simon Child, or to Marie, our Parish Administrator, by Monday 11th December. *Also, Welcare seeks volunteers for child mentoring (8-13 years) who could offer a few hours every 2 weeks.
The Queen’s School are looking for an Assistant Caretaker – see poster for details.