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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Leesfield Parish   May 21st    2017

Many thanks to all who helped or supported the Big Brekkie on Thursday. It was a very enjoyable event and a very worthwhile total of £200 was raised for Christian Aid! There are Christian Aid envelopes in church for you to use if you haven’t had a chance to donate yet.

Archdeacon’s Visitation is on Monday -7.30pm Christ Church Friezland Wardens must attend, sidespeople are expected to attend, and PCC members are encouraged to attend. It would be good to have our parish well represented at this deanery event. Archdeacon Cherry will give her address.

Thursday is Ascension Day, the day we remember Jesus’ ascension to the Father. Service at St Thomas’ 7.30pm  - followed by  Ladies of Leesfield Coffee evening .

Confirmation classes this week -  for children Tuesday after school at St Thomas Church.
For adults Wednesday 7pm at St Thomas’.

Bible study group Monday at 1.30pm in St Thomas Community room. All welcome –if you are around do come and support this new venture. While they are linked, each session is stand alone so come whenever you can. It will end with a cuppa and a chat and in time for school pick-up! Bring a Bible if you have one handy!

Next Saturday (27th) Explore St Thomas’ Church.   10.30 till noon. A social morning with refreshments and an opportunity to explore the church with the aid of the new guidebook (and its author)  There is much more to this building than you might imagine!

“Fizz” fashion show for Leesfield School FUNdraisers in school 7.30 pm Wednesday. Tickets available from Karen Jakeman, £5 including a glass of wine or juice.

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. 

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


St Thomas' Church will be open on Saturday 27th May to allow people to explore the rich heritage and symbolism of our wonderful church building, using the recently published Guide book.

The event is open to all, members of the local community who may have wondered what the inside of the church is like, visitors from further afield, and of course our own congregation members who may have been attending church for many years without ever having the opportunity to really look at all the historic detail.

We welcome visitors with limited mobility. There are a few shallow steps to access the building, but we have movable ramps and will provide assistance as required. Once inside the building most of it is accessible with help, with the exception of the tower, ringing room and gallery, but lots of photos of these areas are available. There is also an accessible WC.

Light refreshments will be available, and there will be knowledgeable people on hand to guide you around the church and answer any questions which you may have.

The guide book is on sale at £2.50 per copy, but don't worry if you are unable to or prefer not to purchase one, someone will gladly show you around.


Mon  May 22nd           Bible Study 1.30pm St Thomas   
                                    Archdeacon’s Visitation   Christ Church Friezland 7.30pm
Tues May 23rd          Children’s Confirmation class after school St Thomas Church
Wed May 24th          Adult Confirmation group meets 7pm St Thomas’
                                   “Fizz” Fashion Show in St Thomas’ school 7.30 pm
Thurs  May 25th          Ascension Day Service 7.30 St Thomas  Coffee Eve follows
Sat May 27th            St Thomas open to allow people to Explore church with the new Guide book  - refreshments available. 10.30am
Wed May 31st         Wedding rehearsal 7pm St Thomas
Sat June 3rd               Coffee morning 2 Leesway 10.30 till noon.

Sun June 4th           Whit Sunday  Service St Thomas 9.15  Then we walk…..
                                  Joint service (Churches Together) 12noon in St Thomas
Mon June 5th         Standing Committee 7pm Vicarage
Fri June 9th              Whit Friday   Church open for refreshments  (times?)
Mon June 12th           St Thomas DCC 7pm
Wed June 14th           St Agnes DCC  8pm
Wed June 14th        Adult Confirmation group meet 7pm St Thomas
Thurs June 15th     Ladies of L.  Quiz night 7.30pm St Thomas
Mon  June 19th         Wedding St Thomas   1pm
                                    PCC  St Thomas 7pm
Wed June 21st        Children’s confirmation after school St Thomas
                                 Adult Confirmation class   St Agnes 7pm
                                  Deanery Synod      7.30pm St Thomas
Fri June 23rd         Leesfield School FUNdraisers Comedy Night at Royal George
Wed June 28th       Adult Confirmation class 7pm St Thomas
Thurs June 29th       Wedding rehearsal St Agnes 6pm
Some future events  -details later but put in your diary!
Cheese & Wine Evening at St Thomas’ July 7th
Harvest Queen At Home  July 8th
Trip to Liverpool July 15th
Confirmation service July 9th
Boundary walk  August 12th
Heritage Weekend September 9th

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