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Monday, 3 April 2017

Leesfield Parish April 2nd 2017

Final Lent Lunchtime session is on Tuesday at 12 noon at Zion Methodist Church. All Welcome!

A big thank you to Lydia who has agreed to take over responsibility for the newsletter! Please do send her anything you want added to the newsletter or dates sheet.

 Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. Details of all the services are overleaf. Please do attend as many of these events as possible. It is not really possible to understand the significance of Easter if you haven’t travelled through Holy Week with fellow Christians.

It is really important that we work on welcoming those who come through our doors. At both of our churches we sometimes give the impression weare a bit of a clique that it is hard to get into. Can we all please think about how we look to newcomers? Also working on welcome, 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. If you are interested please see Edith (children) or Ruth (adults)

Annual Church Meeting is on April 23rd, following a parish service at St Thomas at 10am 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 (at the back of church)

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 Lydia ( by Wednesday eve please.

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
Tues April 11th         10am service St Thomas
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
Sat 22nd April            Tea and Toast    St Thomas’ 10.30 till noon
Sun April 23rd          Annual Parish Meeting follows the Parish Service at St Thomas 10am
                                  No service at St Agnes today
Tues April 25th         Childrens’ Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church
Thurs April 27th          Ladies of L  7.30pm in St Thomas  Steve Whitehead on the history  
                                      and  renovation of Uppermill Museum.  All Welcome
Tues May 2nd            Childrens’ Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church
Wed May 3rd           Adult Confirmation group meets 7pm St Thomas’
Sat May 6th              Coffee morning 31 Ivy Green Drive 10.30 till noon
Tues May 9th            Childrens’ Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church
Wed May 10th          Adult Confirmation group meets 7pm St Thomas’
Sun 14th May            Christian Aid Week begins
Mon 15th May          Building Committee    St Agnes 7.30pm
Wed 17th May           Children’s Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church
                                     Adult Confirmation group meets 7pm St Thomas’
Sat May 20th              Tea and Toast St Thomas’ 10.30 till noon
                                    Rose Queen crowning   St Agnes  2pm

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