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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Leesfield Parish March 19th 2017

Exploring Prayer tomorrow, Monday, St Thomas’ at 7pm. All welcome
Tuesday 21st  Lent Lunchtime session , 12 noon start at Springhead Congregational Church.
All welcome.
Thurs 23rd Devotional evening with Revd Barbara Christopher. St Thomas 7.30pm All Welcome

Saturday 25th  Tea and Toast at St Thomas’ 10.30am. Come along, bring a friend and have a chat.

Liz Dent’s latest publication –a Guide to St Thomas’ Church is now available(£2.50).  This is a very interesting guide to what is in the church. We plan an open morning in May when you can come along and explore our church with the book as a guide.

We hope to have St Thomas church open regularly on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, so people can drop in, look around, pray or just sit. For this to happen, we need volunteers to sit in church (Could be in the back room !) Can you help with this? Can you spare an hour now and again? See Edith or sign the list please.

Confirmation. Now is a good time for adults who have not been confirmed and children in Year 6 or above to think about Confirmation. Classes will begin soon after Easter in preparation for the Confirmation service on Sunday July 9th. More details later, but if you are interested please give your name to Edith.

Our Annual Church Meeting is onApril 23rd, following a parish service at St Thomas. At this meeting we elect Wardens and PCC members. Could you please begin to think about your role in the life of our church with this in mind. If you live in our parish (or attend regularly) and are 16 or over you should be on the Electoral roll. If you aren’t please complete a simple form so you can be added.

Now we are in Lent there are no flowers in church. Looking forward donations towards the flowers for Easter at St Thomas would be gratefully received by Audrey or Lesley. At St Agnes would people please volunteer to provide flowers by adding their names to the list.

Magazine  articles to  

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

Mon Mar 20th     Exploring Prayer  7pm St Thomas
Tues Mar 21st     Lent lunch meeting Springhead Congregational 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
Sat Mar 25th        Tea and Toast at St Thomas   10.30 till noon    ALL WELCOME
Sun Mar 26th      Mothering Sunday services at both Churches. Normal time but remember
                             clocks go forward this weekend!
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
Sat April 1st        Coffee Morning at Audrey’s (52 Spring Lane) 10.30 till noon
Tues April 4th       Final Lent lunchtime session at Zion Methodist Church  12noon
Sun April 9th        Today begins Holy Week    Please attend as many of these as you can!
                               Services today at St Agnes 9.15am St Thomas 11am
Thurs April 13th      Maundy Thursday                St Thomas 7.30pm
Fri April 14th           Good Friday    Service at St Thomas 10.30am
                                   Then we gather with our fellow Christians for an outdoor
                                    service at 12.30  (opposite Legends)
Sat  April 15th           Easter Vigil  St Agnes 7.30pm
Sun April 16th         Easter Day  St Agnes 9.15am  St Thomas 11am

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