soon. Membership is open to all who live in the parish or have attended church regularly for a period of 6 months. The dates when the rolls is open will differ in each church; please look out for the notices in your church over the next month and complete the forms which will be found at the back of each church. For more information, please contact Sam Spencer at St Mary's TB, Kate Faccini at All Saints TG and Ann Padfield at St Mary's ST and St Michael's TM; in all cases through the Benefice Office, to where forms for any church may also be returned.
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR NOTICES
Please send your submissions and all service details for the notice sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the new deadline for the weekly notice sheet. Could all submissions please be sent by Tuesday at 5.00p.m.
In the Theydon Parishes, we welcome children and adults to join the church through Baptism, either in our main services or on occasion in special services. To inquire about booking a baptism, please contact Sarah Bowen using the Benefice office email or phone number in the first instance. We are no longer offering preparation in a session held monthly, instead this will take place by arrangement between a member of the Benefice clergy and the candidates and/or their family.
One of the most powerful things that followers of Jesus Christ can do is to pray for matters or people which concern us, James wrote to the early Church "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord" (James 5.14). During our online services on Zoom, there is an opportunity to make a prayer request for yourself (or for someone else with their consent) using the chat function. There are also prayer boards where requests can be made in each of the parishes.
SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS AT HOLY COMMUNION
For any who need it, gluten free bread is available for Communion on request.
GROUPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
At All Saints TG groups take place on 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month in The Gatehouse.
WESTMINSTER ABBEY PARISH PASS
The Benefice Office now holds a parish passes for each church in our group. Each pass can be used on 6 occasions, and allows a group of up for 4 people entry for free each time. Passes can be borrowed from Sarah Bowen.
CONTACTS IN THE UNITED BENEFICE
Email contacts for the Vicar and Benefice Administrator have changed, please use email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to contact John or Sarah. Our Vicar is trying to be more disciplined in using email, and will not have access to email on the move, so sometimes it may take a little longer for a reply to be sent.
CHARITIES THAT ALL SAINT'S THEYDON GARNON SUPPORT
We are proud as a church community to also support other charities in fund raising. We have worked with the Manna Centre in London and Christian Aid for many years. To find out more about these charities and to see how you may be able to support them, please click on the links below:
Manna Centre www.mannasociety.org.uk
Christian Aid www.christianaid.org.uk