We are looking forward to our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, the meeting for all the members of our church and anyone with an interest in how we work and what we're planning. It will take place on Sunday 22nd April after our morning service. The service will start at 9am that morning to allow us to finish in reasonable time. If you want to get involved in any aspect of church life, or if you've got any questions, you'd be very welcome to attend, but only members of our electoral roll are entitled to vote.
The Annual Report and Accounts are available in hard copy in church, but obviously it's cheaper for us and less strain on the environment if you're able to read them online. The Report of what we've done in 2017, the legal Annual Report and Financial Statements, and Accounts (Statement of Financial Activity) are available by clicking on the links. These have been independently audited and signed off.
We had a lot of fun on our Christmas Craft afternoon making Advent calendars, Christmas tree decorations and gorgeous floral table centrepieces. It was our first experiment with crafting, but we're sure we'll be doing it again.
Our Little Saints raised more than £200 for Christian Aid again by selling cakes and biscuits that they've decorated, as well as other savoury goodies, after our 10am services on Sundays at either end of Christian Aid week. They did a great job and raised money for a great cause - well done Little Saints.
We are also had our church open all day for visitors for "Thy Kingdom Come". This is a period between Ascension Day and Pentecost which the Archbishop of Canterbury has asked all parishes to use to focus on prayer. There were materials and advice available in church, and all of us were encouraged just to come in and sit awhile with God. We will expect to mark this season again this year.
Finally, if you would like to improve your English by chatting to someone, you are very welcome to practise on us! În cazul în care doriți să îmbunătățească limba engleză prin vorbind informal cu cineva, ai fi foarte binevenit pentru a practica pe noi!