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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Leesfield Parish February 26th 2017


A huge thank you to those who have done so much to help put St Thomas’ straight again following our latest break in (Roy, Lesley and Russ in particular) We are working on omproving security, and are pleased that this time forensic evidence was collected!

Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday. Service at St Thomas 7.30pm. Come along and get Lent off to a good start. Ladies of Leesfield AGM follows the service .

If you are thnking of doing something extra for Lent (so much more positive than giving something up!) remember we do have a weekday service  -10am on Tuesdays at St Thomas’. This is followed by a cuppa and a chat in the warm community room.

Exploring Prayer session tomorrow, Monday (27th  ) at 7pm in St Thomas Community room.
It is very good to have many different people doing the intercessions in our churches, including our year 6 young people. To help and encourage I plan to lead a session on this at St Agnes Church on Tuesday (28th)  at 7pm. This will last no more than an hour. Attending does not commit you to leading the intercessions! Those who already lead intercessions are very welcome too… come and share your experience/expertise.

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 at 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.

Please keep sending Paul material for the next magazine. The first of the new look issues is virtually sold out. The quality of the content is down to lots of people contributing to it. Many people now pay annually for the magazine (£5) which is helpful in assessing how many we have printed.

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.

Mon Feb 27th          Exploring Prayer 7pm St Thomas
Tues Feb 28th       Leading intercessions session St Agnes 7pm
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 meeting Zion Methodist 12 noon (art and lunch!)
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
Tues Mar 21st     Lent lunch meeting Zion Methodist 12 noon (art and lunch!)
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!)
Tues Mar 28th    Lent Lunch meeting Zion Methodist 12 noon (art and lunch!)
Fri  Mar 31st        Choral speaking event in St Thomas in the morning