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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Leesfield Parish March 26th 2017

Final (for now) Exploring Prayer tomorrow, Monday, St Thomas’ at 7pm. All welcome
Tuesday 28th  Lent Lunchtime session , Zion Methodist Church. 12 noon start. All welcome.

New Magazine available today 80p. There is a separate pile for those who have paid for the year. Please tick off your name when you take yours. New subscribers can pay £4 to secure their copy for the year. Paying annually is a great help as we can’t afford to order more than we are sure of selling!

Avalon Park (Dove St) are having coffee mornings on the last Tuesday of the month 10am till noon. The first will be this Tuesday. All Welcome

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.

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.

Donations towards the flowers for Easter at St Thomas would be gratefully received by Audrey or Lesley. At St Agnes please volunteer to provide flowers by adding their names to the list

Items for the newsletter to Edith by Wednesday eve please.

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
                                   We then keep watch till 9pm when we finish with Compline.
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

Sun April 23rd          Annual Parish Meeting follows the Parish Service at St Thomas 10am
                                  No service at St Agnes today
Thurs 27th                Ladies of L  7.30pm in St Thomas  Steve Whitehead on the history and
                                 renovation of Uppermill Museum.  All Welcome

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