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Saturday, 7 April 2018

8th April 2018


Leesfield Parish – 8th April 2018
Youth church starts today at St Thomas’ in the Community room, at the same time as Sunday School. It is for those children over Sunday School age (years 7 to 9), and will generally take place fortnightly. Rebecca Ashton will be leading the group, which will cover material based on the Gospel for the day in a way that is accessible for this age group, with plenty of scope for discussion. Anyone in this age group is welcome. More information is available from Edith or Rebecca.

Immediately following today’s service at St Thomas’ there will be a full PCC meeting to approve the parish financial accounts for 2017. All PCC members from both churches should attend this meeting.

The Parish Confirmation Service is on July 15th at St Thomas. If you haven’t been confirmed please think seriously about it. Minimum age is Year 6 and there is no upper age limit! I am particularly keen to encourage adults who are regular attenders at church and who have not been confirmed to consider taking this step this year. Preparation sessions will take place shortly, so please let me know if you are interested. Expressions of interest are not a commitment!  Edith

Following the Churches Together Lent Lunch meetings, and the sad news of Stephen Hawking’s death, several people have expressed an interest in seeing the film “The Theory of Everything” in full. Zion Methodist Church will be showing the film at 12 noon on Tuesday 17th April. Everyone is warmly invited to come along, and there will be cake. 

The Ladies of Leesfield are holding a Celebration of Lady Day at 7.30 pm on Thursday 12th April in St Thomas’ Community Room. The guest speaker will be Archdeacon Cherry and everyone is welcome to come along, regardless of whether you are a lady, or of Leesfield.
  
The APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) will be on Sunday 22nd April, after a 10 am Parish Service at St Thomas’. This meeting is open to the public, but to vote in elections of Churchwardens and members of the PCC, or to be nominated as a candidate, you will need to be on the Electoral Roll of Leesfield Parish. Forms are now available at both churches for inclusion on the Electoral Roll and Nominations for Churchwardens and PCC members. Please see Edith or the wardens if you require any further information.


Harvest Queen – Harvest Queen Ella and her Retinue invite you to their Harry Potter Family Fun Evening in St Thomas’ school hall from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday 21st April – please see poster for full details.

Rose Queen – The new Rose Queen Ella Spence will be crowned at St Agnes’ on Saturday 12th May, and on the following Saturday the 19th Ella and her retinue are hosting a Royal Wedding Tea Party. Tickets are now available for both events from the Rose Queen and retinue mums.


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. Can you spare an hour now and again? See Edith or sign the list please.

Items for the newsletter, website and facebook pages to Liz (lizzy.dent@googlemail.com) whenever you want to send. Lots of lovely pictures please!


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Sun
08-Apr
PCC meeting to approve accounts - after service at St Thomas'
Mon
09-Apr
Pastoral Team visit to Avalon Park
Thur
12-Apr
Celebration of Lady Day - 7.30 pm at St Thomas'
Mon
16-Apr
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Wed
18-Apr
Churches Together Open Meeting 7.30 pm at St Thomas'
Sat
21-Apr
Ladies of Leesfield Tea & Toast 10.30 - 12 at St Thomas'
Sat
21-Apr
Wedding St T 3.30 pm (bells)
Sat
21-Apr
Harvest Queen Harry Potter evening
Sun
22-Apr
APCM at St Thomas' after Parish Service 10 am
Mon
23-Apr
Pastoral Team visit to Ashbourne House
Mon
30-Apr
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Wed
02-May
St Thomas' School Spring Fair 3-30pm
Sat
05-May
Ladies Coffee Morning 10.30 - 12
Tues
08-May
Pastoral Team visit to Avalon Park
Thur
10-May
Ascension Day Communion, 7.30 pm at St Thomas,
followed by Ladies coffee
Sat
12-May
St A Rose Queen Crowning
Sun
13-May
Christian Aid Week starts
Mon
14-May
Bible Study Group St Thomas' 1.30pm
Wed
16-May
DMPC
Thur
17-May
Christian Aid Big Brekkie - 9 am St Thomas' Community Room
Sat
19-May
Ladies of Leesfield Tea & Toast 10.30 - 12 at St Thomas'
Sat
19-May
Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea at St Agnes' 11 am onwards
Sun
20-May
Whit Sunday