Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call, 2019

‘I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly’ (John 10:10b)

Week 1. The Leprosy Mission: improving leprosy-affected communities in Sri Lanka. The first week’s project is to help communities in Sri Lanka severely affected by leprosy. It is 2000 years since Jesus healed people with leprosy. Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of leprosy in the world, with nearly 2000 new cases diagnosed in 2018. The recent civil conflicts over 25 years severely disrupted health care provision, notably early treatment, resulting in high rates of disability. Our giving will support the Leprosy Mission’s work in the Northern Province, directly to address both the underlying causes and the treatment of leprosy.

Flowers for Easter

Donations in memory of departed loved ones can be given to Monica Bridgewater. If anyone has greenery in their garden which we could use, please bring it to church on or before the morning of Saturday 31st March.

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.

Sunday teas – updated

The sign-up board is up and ready in the church hall. The Summer Music Season runs from May 5th to September 15th – 20 weeks in all. Many of you have been involved in the past and I hope you will be again. Those of you, who have not signed up before, please consider it – why not sign up with a partner, friend, colleague, or helpful child? I will be making further contact concerning the general organising and, of course, the necessary supply of cakes etc; but not until the second half of March. If you have any questions or suggestions, I am happy for you to contact me by email: – abc.cook@btinternet.com. Thank you, Barbara

Our work with youth, young professionals and families

Emily Norman (Assistant to the Incumbent) is seeking the views of everyone at St Anne’s about how we can develop our work with youth, young professionals and families. She would love you to complete a simple questionnaire (available at the back of church or from Emily directly) to provide feedback on this. Please can you do so before Friday 22nd March. Additionally, she will be available to meet with anyone who would like to talk about this face to face at drop-in sessions on Friday 8th (13.00 – 17.00) and Friday 15th March (08.00 to 12.00). Please come and find her at Torelli’s cafe in Kew village on one of those days. Emily can also be contacted via email via the parish office.

New Electoral Roll

The Church of England requires St Anne’s to prepare a new Electoral Roll in 2019 to replace the existing Electoral Roll. Those on the existing Roll and anyone who wishes to join the new Roll must complete an Electoral Roll form. The closing date for the receipt of completed forms is Sunday 31 March 2019. Forms are available at the back of the church together with a box for completed forms

A Message from the Flower Arrangers

A Message from the Flower Arrangers – We would like to provide flowers every Sunday but there is no budget. We therefore ask you to consider sponsoring the flowers for one Sunday in the year. 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, by email monicabridgewater@blueyonder.co.uk or by telephone 0208 948 5594

2020 Vision

Father Nigel, the Churchwardens and the PCC warmly invite you to learn more about our 2020 Vision. This will include our future plans for growth, how we can fund that growth, how much our Ministry and Mission work costs and Questions and Answers.

For more on the 2020 Vision please download the following :

  • Download – Fr. Nigel’s sermon notes for 3rd September 2017 on the 2020 Vision and stewardship
  • Download – The Cafe Presentation given in September 2017
  • Download – The current Parish Funding Programme
  • Download – Your confidential response form – Please reply by 30th September

[Published September 2017]

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