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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Leesfield Parish   April 23rd  2017

Jesus appears to the disciples in the upper room

The parish service this morning is followed by the Annual Parish Meeting, where we talk about the year just gone and elect church wardens and PCC members for the next year. This is meant to be a meeting of all our members, so please do stay on!

Zion Methodist invite us to afternoon tea on Monday at 2.15pm

Avalon Park Coffee morning Tuesday 10am till noon. All welcome.

Ladies of Leesfield meet Thursday 27th 7.30pm St Thomas’. Speaker Steve Whitehead on the history and renovation of Uppermill Museum. All Welcome

Children’s confirmation class Tuesday after school at St Thomas Church. We will finish around 4.20pm. There is a sheet at the back of school with the dates of all the confirmation preparation sessions. Do pick one up if you haven’t already got one.
Adult sessions begin soon – if you have not yet been confirmed now is a good time to think about it –and talk to Ruth or Edith.

Bible study group will begin Monday May 8th at 1.30pm in St Thomas Community room. All welcome.

We plan to have a Big Brekkie in support of Christian Aid on Thursday 18th May at 9am. Tickets will be £5 each…available soon. If you are willing to help with this please have a word with Edith or Liz Dent.

St Thomas church is 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.

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.
Items for the newsletter to Lydia ( by Wednesday eve please.


British churches founded Christian Aid in 1945 to support refugees who had lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War. Twelve years later, we launched Christian Aid Week to help fund this ongoing work. None of our work would be possible without the tireless dedication of our volunteers.

For many years volunteers from Leesfield Parish have participated in the house-to-house collections in Lees Village, regularly raising £200 or more for Christian Aid. Even in these days of TV advertising and on-line donations, the envelope through the letterbox and the cheery collector remains an effective way of both raising money and increasing awareness of the work of Christian Aid.

We are always on the look-out for new collectors. It involves dropping off envelopes on a selected street, and then returning to collect them a couple of days later. If you think you could help please email

Also for Christian Aid Week we are hosting a Big Brekkie in the Community Room at St. Thomas' Church at 9 am on Thursday 18th May.

Tickets are priced at £5 each, and will be on sale shortly.

Watch this space for more details.


Dates for your Diary

Sun April 23rd     Annual Parish Meeting follows the Parish Service at St Thomas 10am. No service at St Agnes today
Tues April 25th    Children’s Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church.  
                             Coffee morning at Avalon Park  10 till noon   All Welcome
Thurs April 27th   Ladies of Leesfield 7.30pm in St Thomas. Steve Whitehead on the history and renovation of Uppermill Museum.  All Welcome
Tues May 2nd       Children’s 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
Mon May 8th        Bible Study group St Thomas community room 1.30pm. All Welcome
Tues May 9th       Children’s 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’
Thurs 18th May    Big Brekkie in aid of Christian Aid  Details follow but 9am start
Sat May 20th        Tea and Toast St Thomas’ 10.30 till noon
                              Rose Queen crowning   St Agnes  2pm
Mon 22nd May      Archdeacon’s Visitation  Christ Church Friezland 7.30pm
Sat May 27th     St Thomas open to allow people to Explore church with the new Guide book  - refreshments available. 

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