What’s Happening this Week

What’s Happening this Week 

APCM
Our Annual Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Monday 30th April, starting at 7pm in St John’s Church. Because this is a mouthful, we refer to the whole thing as the APCM!! Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm.

It could be a boring business meeting, but we would love it to be a time of praising God and celebrating all the good things that have
happened in our church over the last year, and praying for the future.

Paperwork (an agenda, minutes of last year’s APCM, reports from our various ministry areas and accounts) have been sent out by email. There are some paper copies available in church – if these run out and you’d like one or you didn’t get the email please let the office know and we can get them to you.

There is of course some business to be done!
Churchwardens – we can elect 2 Churchwardens for St John’s and 2 for St Mary’s.
PCC members – we can elect 12 PCC members (in addition to Churchwardens and Deanery Synod reps who are automatically on PCC).

Please think and pray about whether you can serve in this way, and if you’d like to know more about what it entails please speak to a Churchwarden or current PCC member. You will need to complete a form which you can find at the back of church.
You do need to be aware that PCC members will be required to undertake basic Safeguarding Training, and Churchwardens have to have a current DBS.

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

Used Stamps please hand in your used postage stamps and we can pass them to Lepra, please give to Jim Cockett at St Mary’s or to the Church office thanks.

 

Monday 23rd April 3.30pm Ladybrook Lighthouse in St Mary’s Church, helpers from 2.45pm.

Monday 30th April 7pm APCM in St John’s Church for a celebration for all that has been going on in our Churches. Includes election of Church Wardens and PCC members. See the front of newsletter for more details.

Tuesday 1st May 7pm Men’s & Ladies group in the Shill room in the Centre, the speaker is Rev Caroline Phillips from St Augustine & St Barnabas Mansfield.

Thursday 3rd May 6pm- 8.30pm New Film Club for 10- 16 years in the Leech Room in the Centre, free to come along and a tuck shop available for you while you watch the film! Free to join, parent or carer to register their children. Always the first Thursday of the month and in term time only.

Monday 7th May Bank Holiday The Centre and Church Office closed all day.

Wednesday 9th May 1.15pm Mothers’ Union in the Shill room in the Centre, note the earlier start time as we will be watching the film “Victoria and Abdul”.

Sunday 20th May 3pm Afternoon tea in St Mary’s Church, please see Chris Frith or Judith Mather for more details.

Monday 23rd April 3.30pm Ladybrook Lighthouse in St Mary’s Church, helpers from 2.45pm.

Monday 30th April 7pm APCM in St John’s Church for a celebration  for all that has been  going on in our Churches. Includes election of Church Wardens and PCC members. See  the front of newsletter for more  details.

Tuesday 1st May 7pm Men’s & Ladies group in the Shill room in the Centre, the speaker is Rev Caroline Phillips from St Augustine & St Barnabas Mansfield.

 

Thursday 3rd May  6pm- 8.30pm  New Film Club for 10- 16 years in the Leech Room in the Centre, free to come along and a tuck shop available for you while you watch the film!  Free to join, parent or carer to register  their children. Always the first Thursday of the month and in term time only.

Monday 7th May Bank Holiday The Centre and Church Office closed all day.

Wednesday 9th May 1.15pm Mothers’ Union in the Shill room in the Centre, note the earlier start time as  we will be watching  the film “Victoria and Abdul”.

Sunday 20th May  3pm  Afternoon tea in St Mary’s Church, please see Chris  Frith or Judith Mather for more details.

Tuesday 3rd July  John Milnes and Peter Frith will be travelling to Uganda for two weeks to visit Pastor Emmy and see the work of Parental Care Ministries. If you could support them in prayer, it would be very much appreciated. There will be more details about this on the 6th May newsletter, or speak to John or Peter.