Charity Christmas Cards

Charity Christmas cards on sale today presented by The Friends of St Anne’s Church Kew, including a brand-new pack designed by members of St Anne’s Junior Church & pupils from The Queen’s School, Kew.

Come and join the Youth Choir!

We are looking for enthusiastic young singers aged 7+, who would like to join our Youth Choir. Practices are on Sundays in term time from 5.45 to 6.45, and we would welcome anyone who would like to come along and see what we do. Please also look at the choristers’ display at the back of the church. Marion Goodgame (Director of the Youth Choir) would be delighted to speak to you after the 10am service; alternatively, she may be contacted by phone on 07815 823 295 or by email m_goodgame@btinternet.com

Junior Church Leaders’ Evening

Friday 27th September We are holding an evening for Junior Church leaders, for those currently serving and those interested in helping out. It will begin with dinner at 7pm and then be followed by a training session from 7.45. We will cover basic safeguarding (essential for all Junior Church leaders and helpers), planning using the Roots materials and developing ideas for the coming term, such as the Jesse Tree. As we move towards trialling Junior Church in two groups, it would be great to have as many people there as possible. Please contact Emily Norman if you have any questions or to let her know you can come on 07889 208691; emilynorman.re@gmail.com Thank you.

‘In Conversation’ Evenings

Monday 30th September & Monday 25th November Please do join us for these evenings where we will hear from different members of the church about their work lives and the impact of their faith. We have a great line-up of speakers, from a variety of work contexts, who will share their thoughts with us. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion. They will start at 7.30 and end at 9pm (please note we have changed one of the dates from October to November, to avoid half term). A great chance to reflect on your own work life and explore some of the questions that arise. All welcome!

Churchsuite Software

In order to improve the way in which we work we will be moving across to Churchsuite software. This software will allow you to access all sorts of rotas, diaries, Junior Church etc. Please sign up on the list at the back of church in order that we can email you an access link which will be available from Monday 23rd September.

ZAYTOUN – Fair trade food products

Fair trade food products (and olive oil soap) from Palestine. There will be no sales in August and September. NEXT SALE: Sunday October 11th after the 8am and 10am services. Any enquiries to Claudine McCreadie via the Parish Office

Weekly Meditation Group

Following the success of the June meditation course, David Boddy will now lead a weekly meditation group every Friday morning. The group will meet at church at 7am for around 45minutes. All are welcome, regardless of whether they have attended the course or not. This adds to the rich life of prayer at St Anne’s, offering an alternative approach amongst a range of different ways into prayer and spirituality. If you think you might benefit from this, do please join us!

Christian Aid Week

The total amount collected this year was £3,530.09p., of which over £2,250 was Gift Aided. A very big “Thank you” to all those who contributed to this, and especially to the more than twenty people who collected during the week, and also to Junior Church for their cake sale. (Note that this is an extra £10 more than I previously mentioned, due to a late contribution of £10, with Gift Aid, from Priory Road.) Best wishes, Isobel.

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