Christian Aid Week

Very many thanks to all the donors, and especially to the twenty-plus collectors, for your contributions and hard work during the Week, and also to Junior Church for their cake sale. There are still some contributions to come in, so I will let you know the final total as soon as possible. Watch this space! Thank you again, from Isobel Moses

St Anne’s Sunday Teas

We now have a Google Site – St Anne’s Sunday Teas – and on it are several documents which I hope you will find helpful. There are a few changes and some suggestions; you are invited to make known your own comments, concerns and suggestions. In order to access the site I need you to give me permission to include you on the list. This means you need to email me. The site is currently just for viewing, so any changes i.e. the rota, comments and suggestions have to come via myself. Barbara abc.cook@btinternet.com.

MEDITATION COURSE

Learn to meditate at St Anne’s Church.

A 4-part Course in Meditation for Christians.

Sunday evenings 7.30pm 2, 9, 16, 23 June 2019.

The early Church Fathers discovered a method of discerning the word of God by falling deeply still and concentrating on a prayer-phrase or mantra.

The power of a Mantra is to release the Mind and Heart of anxieties and discover an Inner stillness. We have come to know this practice as Meditation.

David Boddy, a former Headmaster, Church Governor of Queen’s Primary School and meditator for over 40 years, offers the St Anne’s community a 4-part introductory course in Meditation for Christians.

Part 1: What is Meditation and how does it work?

Part 2: Meditation and the Scriptures

Part 3: Establishing Meditation and Prayer in daily practice

Part 4: Heart of the Matter – Finding Inner Peace & Happiness

The course will consist of four stand-alone discussion and meditation practice sessions. Participants are not required to attend all sessions. Each session will last approximately 90 minutes.

Please sign up if you are interested in attending

 

 

Admission to Holy Communion

As well as preparation being run at the Queen’s School we will be offering preparation for young people wishing to be admitted to Holy Communion on Sunday mornings during the 10.00 Eucharist – please sign up if you are interested. The rite of admission will take place on Sunday 30th June.

Youth, Families and Young Professionals – update

Thank you very much to everyone who completed the survey on our provision for youth, families and young professionals. There has been a great response and I am enjoying looking through them. Thank you, too, to those who took the time to speak to me at one of the coffee drop-ins. The next stage is that I will present the findings to the PCC in May and then Fr Nigel and I will speak to you all in June about how we plan to move forward. Your support and encouragement in this work is invaluable and hugely appreciated – Emily Norman (Assistant to the Incumbent)

New Sidesmen needed

New Sidesmen needed – Would you like to be a sidesman on Sunday mornings at either the 8am or 10am services? How we welcome people to the Church is very important and we would like your help with this essential role. Please contact Tina Ruygrok or Bill Cottle for more information.

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