What’s Happening this Week

What’s Happening this Week 

 

Pastoral Care – if you or someone you know needs help or support, please contact the Church Office on 642338/office@stjohnswithstmarys.org.uk

Monday 20th November 3.30pm Ladybrook Lighthouse in St Mary’s Church, helpers from 2.45pm please.

 

Tuesday 21st November 12-1pm Centre Prayer Lunch in the Shill room in the Centre, this will be the last one for 2017 as December is really busy for everyone.

Friday 24th November 5pm – switch on of the lights on Ladybrook Place (the Square) – a new venture, so it would be good if the church family could support the community in this.

Saturday 25th November 10am-2pm Christmas Fair on Ladybrook Place organised by the community and businesses – please come and support it. We are having a stall where we are doing free craft and are having a prayer/reflection station to get people to think about the real Christmas. If you would like to come and help then please turn up on the day or contact Chris. There will also be Carol Singing at 11.30am and we need singers for that too so please put it your diary and come along. This is a chance to be part of the community in our parish and to be a witness to what Christmas and church is really about.

CEFAA – Church of England Flower Arranger’s demonstration on Saturday 25th November, at St John’s Centre.  Time, 10am rNovember 3.30pm Monday 20th Ladybrook Lighthouse in St Mary’s Church, helpers from 2.45pm please.efreshments for a 10.30 start with notices and prayer.  This will be followed by the demonstration by Ada Fawthrop, our National Chairman.  Titled ‘Christmas Caged’.   The cost of the demonstration is £4 on the door. If you would like to stay for the lunch you would be most welcome. This would need to be booked and paid for in advance please, at a cost of £5.  After lunch you are welcome to stay for the workshop, a list of items needed is available, all good fun!  Deadline for booking  lunch is Monday November 20th.Please see Annette, Shirley or Val in the office if you wish to book lunch.

Craft Fair Sunday 26th November 2pm – 4.30pm in the Centre. Stalls still available – please contact the office for a form.

Meninadança Christmas Cards & Coffee. Christmas cards designed by girls from the BR116 Pink Houses, 10 cards per pack with envelopes, £4 per pack. Also  for coffee lovers –  100% Arabica Ground coffee, specially blended for Meninadança, at only £4 per 200g pack. Available at the back of church, and from Dave and Eileen Roper.
Thursday 30th November 7pm Reach are holding their annual Charity Christmas Auction in the Centre, come along for an evening of Christmas cheer, festive gifts and fun.

Thursday 30th November 7pm Reach are holding their annual Charity Christmas Auction in the Centre, come along for an evening of Christmas cheer, festive gifts and fun.

Living with Loss Service – a special service for those facing the Christmas season without someone you love. St John’s Church, Sunday 10th December at 3pm. All are invited to bring along a flower in memory, which is placed with others in a specially made floral tribute. Refreshments afterwards.