ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM)
The APCM will be held on Thursday 26th April at 8p.m. in the Gatehouse. Please come along and take part in your parish.
5th SUNDAY BENEFICE SERVICE
The next joint Benefice service takes place next Sunday 29th April at 10a.m. at St Michael's Theydon Mount, the preacher is the Ven Vanessa Herrick, Archdeacon of Harlow. The church is located at Mount Road, Theydon Mount, CM16 7QQ, and there is off street parking available, but no baby-changing facilities.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
As many of you will be aware, the law on data protection will be changing very soon. In simple terms, we need to have your explicit consent to store your personal data and to contact you in some circumstances. To this end, a consent sheet has been prepared and we would ask that you would fill it in as soon as possible and return to church or the Parish Office. Sarah will be at the 8.00 am service at Theydon Bois and the 10.00 am joint service at Theydon Mount to answer any questions and to assist if needed.
CONFIRMATION IN THE BENEFICE - SUNDAY 6th MAY 2018
On Sunday 6th May at 6.00p.m., St Mary's TB will be hosting a service of Confirmation at which the Bishop of Barking will be confirming candidates from the Deanery. This is a rare opportunity for us to host such a service, and to welcome those from across the area to join with candidates from the Benefice in making a commitment to Christ. After the service, we would like to offer refreshments, please speak to the Vicar or a Warden if you could help.
CHURCH FETE - VOLUNTEER ROLES
To help us prepare for the Fete on 10th June, please put your name against the different activities we need to complete. Thank you. The sign up sheets are in the Gatehouse.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
Last February, I joined a group led by Rev. Sally Lynch on a memorable trip to Israel.
The group of 17 were very friendly, the Christian Palestinian guide was excellent, the accommodation, meals etc very good, and the comprehensive itinerary took us to all the important Christian sites in Jerusalem, the desert, Bethlehem, Nazareth etc, to the Dead Sea, and Masada, and to Galilee. Sally was a very experienced, kind and inspiring leader: memorable moments were many, such as Communion on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, by the river Jordan at the Baptism site…Sally is leading a Pilgrimage again, from 2-11 October, 2018, 10 days based in Jerusalem and Galilee. Further information from Robyn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening Prayer is usually said publicly in the Benefice at St Mary's TB on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5p.m. The service takes place in the choir stalls, and entry is via the clergy door at the east end of the building.
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