Notice Sheet – 3rd December

Advent Sunday

Today’s Services

8.00am  Holy Communion

9.30am Parish Communion

4.00pm Christingle

6.00pm Healing service

Today’s Readings

8.00am 1 Corinthians 13: 3-9

Mark 3: 24-end

9.30am 1 Corinthians 13: 3-9

Mark 3: 24-end


Vicar’s day off this week:

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

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 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