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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Leesfield Parish February 19th 2017


Today we welcome Peter Haslam (Pete) who is joining us until the end of April. Pete is a trainee Reader on placement with us from St Barnabas.
Building Committee meets Monday (20th)  7.30pm at St Thomas’
Exploring Prayer session tomorrow, Tuesday (21st ) at 7pm in St Thomas Community room. We explore more imaginative ways of praying using music, pictures, meditation, scripture and more. Whether you have joined us before or not all are welcome!

Advance notice.. several people have expressed interest in doing the intercessions in our church services. It is very good to have many different people doing this, including our year 6 young people. To help and encourage I plan to lead a session on this at St Agnes Church on February 28th at 7pm. This will last no more than an hour. Attending does not commit you to leading the intercessions!

Churches Together are holding our now traditional Lent lunchtime sessions again this year. The theme is the Passion in Art. Tuesdays in Lent, 12 noon start at Zion Methodist Church.
March 7th will be the first session. The art/discussion is followed by a simple soup and roll lunch. All are welcome! Poster and invitations att the back of church.

Is there anyone willing to take over putting together the newsletters? It isn’t a big job, just using information given to update the newsletter and dates each week and e mail them round. Karen prints a few copies once a month for each church. If you might be interested please talk to Edith.

There are still some tickets available for the Rose Queen Dinner Dance at the White Hart on Friday March 10th. Tickets (£35) from retinue mums and Karen Jakeman.

A gentle reminder – our Tuesday morning Communion service is held every week at 10am. At St Thomas’. Currently we are in the community room (warm!) and we have a cuppa and a chat afterwards. If you are available and haven’t yet joined us do come along.

Check out our blogspot too – and view photos on the linked facebook pages!
Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Mon Feb 20th      Building committee St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Tues Feb 21st       Exploring Prayer  7pm St Thomas’
Mon Feb 27th          Exploring Prayer – as above
Wed Mar 1st         Ash Wednesday  Service 7.30pm St Thomas’
                                Followed by ladies of L  AGM
Thurs Mar 2nd     Standing committee 7pm Vicarage
Sat Mar 4th         Coffee morning     40 Thomas St 10.30 till noon
Mon Mar 6th      DCC St Thomas  7pm
Tues Mar 7th      Lent lunchtime meeting Zion Methodist 12 noon (art and lunch!)
Wed Mar 8th     DCC St Agnes  8pm
Fri Mar 10th        Rose Queen Dinner Dance    White Hart (Tickets £35)
Mon Mar 13th    PCC St Thomas 7pm
Tues Mar 14th    Lent lunchtime session
Wed Mar 15th    Churches Together open meeting St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Sat Mar 18th       Tea and Toast  St Thomas 10.30 till noon includes launch of
                             Liz’s Guide to St Thomas’ Church
Mon Mar 20th     Exploring Prayer  7pm St Thomas
Thurs Mar 23rd   Deanery Synod  7.30pm St Barnabas Clarksfield
                               Ladies of L’d evening with Rev Barbara Christopher 7.30pm
Mon Mar 27th    Final Exploring Prayer session (for now!)

Monday, 13 February 2017

Leesfield Parish   February 12th  2017
Exploring Prayer session tomorrow, Monday February 13th, at 7pm in St Thomas Community room. We explore more imaginative ways of praying using music, pictures, meditation, scripture and more. Whether you have joined us before or not all are welcome!

Advance notice.. several people have expressed interest in doing the intercessions in our church services. It is very good to have many different people doing this, including our year 6 young people. To help and encourage I plan to lead a session on this at St Agnes Church on February 28th at 7pm. This will last no more than an hour. Attending does not commit you to leading the intercessions!

Is there anyone willing to take over putting together the newsletters? It isn’t a big job, just using information given to update the newsletter and dates each week and e mail them round. Karen prints a few copies once a month for each church. If you might be interested please talk to Edith.

There are still some tickets available for the Rose Queen Dinner Dance at the White Hart on Friday March 10th. Tickets (£35) from retinue mums and Karen Jakeman.

A gentle reminder – our Tuesday morning Communion service is held every week at 10am. At St Thomas’. Currently we are in the community room (warm!) and we have a cuppa and a chat afterwards. If you are available and haven’t yet joined us do come along.

If you want to hold a social gathering or meeting do consider hiring our community room. It holds up to 30 easily, 40 with a bit of a squash, is warm and there is a kitchen and toilet. The cost is reasonable and we have links with a caterer if you are interested in that too. Audrey is in charge of bookings for the room.

Check out our blogspot too – and view photos on the linked facebook pages!
Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Mon Feb 13th        Exploring Prayer  second session 7pm St Thomas. All welcome
Mon Feb 20th      Building committee St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Tues Feb 21st       Exploring Prayer – as above
Mon Feb 27th          Exploring Prayer – as above
Wed Mar 1st         Ash Wednesday  Service 7.30pm St Thomas’
                                Followed by ladies of L  AGM
Thurs Mar 2nd     Standing committee 7pm Vicarage
Sat Mar 4th         Coffee morning     40 Thomas St 10.30 till noon
Mon Mar 6th      DCC St Thomas  7pm
Tues Mar 7th      Lent lunchtime meeting Zion Methodist 12 noon (art and lunch!)
Wed Mar 8th     DCC St Agnes  8pm
Fri Mar 10th        Rose Queen Dinner Dance    White Hart (Tickets £35)
Mon Mar 13th    PCC St Thomas 7pm
Tues Mar 14th    Lent lunchtime session
Wed Mar 15th    Churches Together open meeting St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Sat Mar 18th       Tea and Toast  St Thomas 10.30 till noon includes launch of
                             Liz’s Guide to St Thomas’ Church
Thurs Mar 23rd   Deanery Synod  7.30pm (no venue yet)
                               Ladies of L’d evening with Rev Barbara Christopher 7.30pm

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Leesfield Parish February 5th 2017


The next series of Exploring Prayer sessions will begin tomorrow, Monday February 6th, at 7pm in St Thomas Community room. We explore more imaginative ways of praying using music, pictures, meditation, scripture and more. Whether you have joined us before or not all are welcome!

Many of you (especially at St Thomas) will remember Audrey Barker. She was a very active member of church, and has sadly died. Her funeral will be in on Friday February 10th at 12 noon in St Thomas church. If anyone has particular memories of Audrey, and would like them to be included  in the eulogy please do let Edith know today.

The first edition of our new magazine is selling out fast! The cost is 80p, but as the magazine will be issued every 2 months the annual cost is the same –for a much improved product! Why not pay annually (£5)? Please remember the content depends on YOU contributing. If you have something for the magazine get it off to Paul straight away- don’t wait for the deadline date!


There are still some tickets available for the Rose Queen Dinner Dance at the White Hart on Friday March 10th. Tickets (£35) from retinue mums and Karen Jakeman.

A gentle reminder – our Tuesday morning Communion service is held every week at 10am. At St Thomas’. Currently we are in the community room (warm!) and we have a cuppa and a chat afterwards. If you are available and haven’t yet joined us do come along.

If you want to hold a social gathering or meeting do consider hiring our community room. It holds up to 30 easily, 40 with a bit of a squash, is warm and there is a kitchen and toilet. The cost is reasonable and we have links with a caterer if you are interested in that too. Audrey is in charge of bookings for the room.

Check out our blogspot too – and view photos on the linked facebook pages!

Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com


Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Mon Feb 6th          1st session of Exploring Prayer   St Thomas Community Room 7pm
Mon Feb 13th        Exploring Prayer (as above)
Mon Feb 20th      Building committee St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Tues Feb 21st       Exploring Prayer
Mon Feb 27th          Exploring Prayer
Wed Mar 1st         Ash Wednesday  Service 7.30pm St Thomas’
                                Followed by ladies of L  AGM
Thurs Mar 2nd     Standing committee 7pm Vicarage
Sat Mar 4th         Coffee morning     40 Thomas St 10.30 till noon
Mon Mar 6th      DCC St Thomas  7pm
Tues Mar 7th      Lent lunchtime meeting Zion Methodist 12 noon (art and lunch!)
Wed Mar 8th     DCC St Agnes  8pm
Fri Mar 10th        Rose Queen Dinner Dance    White Hart (Tickets £35)
Mon Mar 13th    PCC St Thomas 7pm
Tues Mar 14th    Lent lunchtime session
Wed Mar 15th    Churches Together open meeting St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Sat Mar 18th       Tea and Toast  St Thomas 10.30 till noon includes launch of
                             Liz’s Guide to St Thomas’ Church
Thurs Mar 23rd   Deanery Synod  7.30pm (no venue yet)
                               Ladies of L’d evening with Rev Barbara Christopher 7.30pm

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Leesfield Parish January 29th 2017


This afternoon, there will be a Churches Together service for the Week of Christian Unity. This will be held at Salem Moravian Church at 3pm. The preacher will be Archdeacon Cherry. It would be encouraging to have a good turn out to show unity with our fellow Christians in Lees and district. If you don’t know where Salem Moravian Church is, please ask!

Thursday (Feb 2nd)       Ladies of L’d  Games night   St Thomas church 7.30pm
Saturday  (Feb 4th )      Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Howarth 10.30 till noon

Many of you (especially at St Thomas) will remember Audrey Barker. She was a very active member of church, and has sadly died. Her funeral will be in on Friday February 10th at 12 noon in St Thomas church. If anyone has particular memories of Audrey, and would like them to be included  in the eulogy please do let Edith know.

The first edition of the new magazine is available today. The cost is 80p, but as the magazine will be issued every 2 months the annual cost is the same –for a much improved product! Please remember the content depends on YOU contributing.

The next series of Exploring Prayer sessions will begin on Monday February 6th at 7pm in St Thomas Community room. All are welcome!

There are still some tickets available for the Rose Queen Dinner Dance at the White Hart on Friday March 10th. Tickets (£35) from retinue mums and Karen Jakeman.

A gentle reminder – our Tuesday morning Communion service is held every week at 10am. At St Thomas’. Currently we are in the community room (warm!) and we have a cuppa and a chat afterwards. If you are available and haven’t yet joined us do come along.

If you want to hold a social gathering or meeting do consider hiring our community room. It holds up to 30 easily, 40 with a bit of a squash, is warm and there is a kitchen and toilet. The cost is reasonable and we have links with a caterer if you are interested in that too. Audrey is in charge of bookings for the room.
Check out our blogspot too – and view photos on the linked facebook pages!
Magazine  articles to paulmdent@gmail.com

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

Sun Jan 29th            Churches Together service  Salem Moravian church 3pm.
                                  Preacher Archdeacon Cherry
Thurs Feb 2nd       Ladies of L’d  Games night St Thomas church 7.30pm
Sat Feb 4th           Coffee morning at the home of Mrs V Howarth 10.30 till noon
Mon Feb 6th          1st session of Exploring Prayer   St Thomas Community Room 7pm
Mon Feb 13th        Exploring Prayer (as above)
Mon Feb 20th      Building committee St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Tues Feb 21st       Exploring Prayer
Mon Feb 27th          Exploring Prayer
Wed Mar 1st         Ash Wednesday  Service 7.30pm St Thomas’
                                Followed by ladies of L  AGM
Thurs Mar 2nd     Standing committee 7pm Vicarage
Sat Mar 4th         Coffee morning     40 Thomas St 10.30 till noon
Mon Mar 6th      DCC St Thomas  7pm
Tues Mar 7th      Lent lunchtime meeting Zion Methodist 12 noon (art and lunch!)
Wed Mar 8th     DCC St Agnes  8pm
Fri Mar 10th        Rose Queen Dinner Dance    White Hart (Tickets £35)
Mon Mar 13th    PCC St Thomas 7pm
Tues Mar 14th    Lent lunchtime session
Wed Mar 15th    Churches Together open meeting St Thomas’ 7.30pm
Sat Mar 18th       Tea and Toast  St Thomas 10.30 till noon
Thurs Mar 23rd   Deanery Synod  7.30pm (no venue yet)
                               Ladies of L’d evening with Rev Barbara Christopher 7.30pm