Notice Sheet – 26th November

Sunday before Advent 


Today’s Services

8.00am Holy Communion           Revd Canon John Byrne / Peter Mitchell

9.30am All Age Communion – Revd Emma Racklyeft 

6.00pm Evensong – Revd Emma Racklyeft

Today’s Readings

8.00am Ephesians 1: 15-end

Matthew 25: 31-end

09.30 Ephesians 1: 15-end

Matthew 25: 31-end


Vicar’s day off this week: Saturday 2nd December

TRAIDCRAFT is on sale this morning after both services. This is your last chance to stock up on Christmas goodies and Advent calendars… (as well as everyday foods)as there is no Traidcraft on sale in December. Why not try the new Quinoa range? Next selling day will be Jan 28th.

THANK YOU to all those who provided platters of food for the RM Band Concert and to everyone involved in helping on the day. The refreshments were delicious and much appreciated by the audience, and the evening was a great success as always, due to fantastic team work!We raised about £2000 for church funds.Thank you. Gill Barge

Christingle Service:  Next Sunday 3rd December at 4.00pm we will host our annual service raising funds for The Children’s Society. At the back of church are candles/ envelopes for you to fill and bring with you to the service. We will be preparing Christingles after the 09.30 service next week, so please do stay to help—full instructions will be given. Thanks. Revd Emma.

Wednesday 6th December 7.30pm Men’s Bible Focus – ‘The Lord’s Prayer: Tried and Tested’ Matthew 6:7-13, John 17:6-19. We meet at 4 St Georges Terrace, Southwick Road 9225 3621. All men are invited for our final look at this most famous of prayers.

Sunday 10th December  is the Family Praise Toy Service where we ask people to bring alongChristmas wrapped toys – clearly labelled with age and gender appropriate range. These gifts are given to the Southern Domestic Abuse charity which provides safe houses for victims of domestic abuse. Often the women and children involved leave their homes with absolutely nothing and without donations like ours, Christmas would be very bleak. You can also donate unused toiletries for the mums and teenagers (maybe in a festive bag?) – please come along to the service, where gifts are accepted by a member of the charity, or leave gifts at the back of Church. Thank you.

CTD Carol service Sunday 17th:  December 6:00pm. Any singers willing to join an ecumenical choir to support the carols and songs for the service please come along, on the following dates, at All Saints Church:

Fri 24 November 7:00pm, Fri 1 December 7:00pm, Fri 8 December 7:00pm, Fri 15 December 7:00pm, Sun 17 December 2:30pm

An ability to read music is useful but not essential. You just need an enthusiastic singing voice and be able to commit to most of the rehearsals, including the final Sunday afternoon.See Tricia Gilbert for more details.

Rotas for Chalice Administrator, Readers and Intercessors are available at the back of church ready for sign-up.

Thanksgiving Service: On  Monday 18th December at 12.00 Noon there will be a Thanksgiving Service for the life of Nancy Vernon-Harcourt. All are welcome to attend.  This will be followed by refreshments in the Church Hall. We are looking for two or three people to assist with serving drinks.  If you can help  please contact Anne Cobb on 9279 8230 or 07913 266 734.

Advance Notice: any adults or young people (11 years or over) who would be interested in being Confirmed, please speak to Revd Sandie as we will be starting a Confirmation Preparation course early in 2018.

Parish Chronicle Distributors needed.  Some of our distributors have done the job for years and need a break.  We need people for Rookwood View (18 mags), Yew Tree Gardens (20 mags) & The Heath (10 mags). Half an hour a month to deliver magazines and once a year as subscription collector. If you can help please ring Stuart Cleaver on 9226 2277

Church Work Party – Saturday 2nd December 9.00 to 12.0   If you can spare some time on the morning of 2 December, your help would be gratefully received. There are a number of jobs, both indoor and out, to be tackled. If you can help, please email Steve Venn at

Next week’s services

Thursday   11.00am  Holy Communion

Sunday 8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am Parish Communion

4.00pm Christingle

6.00pm Healing service

6.00pm Evensong

Next week’s readings

8.00am 1 Corinthians 13: 3-9

Mark 3: 24-end

9.30am 1 Corinthians 13: 3-9

Mark 3: 24-end