Notices from SS Peter & Paul 23 November 2014

Notices from SS Peter & Paul
23rd November 2014
Christ the King / St Cecilia
The PCC was deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden and unexpected
resignation of Fr. John. We wish to express our thanks to Fr. John for his ministry
here in Chingford, especially his exceptional liturgical knowledge and his superb
pastoral work, and we wish him, Claudio and his family every blessing for the future.
There will be an opportunity to thank Fr. John personally at an event in January. The
Clergy, Churchwardens and PCC wish to reaffirm our commitment to our policy of
welcome to all, regardless of gender, race, sexuality or disability.
CONGRATULATIONS to choristers:
A number of our choristers have recently taken Royal School of Church Music
external exams, which involved a lot of extra work and training. All of our candidates
were successful, so we congratulate the following:
Deans’ Chorister Award: James Rogers, Arthur, Alice and Caroline Easey, Georgie
Stapeley, Zoe Anusi, Scarlett Rayney and Charlotte Erics.
Bishops’ Chorister Award: Monty Kerr & Melech Henderson
We are presently looking to recruit 3 more boy choristers in order to maintain our
usual number of 20 boys through the coming year. If anyone knows boys aged 7 –
10 who may be inetersted, please contact Michael Emerson: 020 8529 6092 –
[email protected]
The Persecuted Church
There is unprecedented persecution of Christians in many places. We will have a
special service with prayer for them at the Old Church, 3.30pm, today Sunday 23rd
November.
Christmas Bazaar- This Saturday 10am
Please come and support us.
We are in need of grand prizes for the grand raffle, bric-a-brac, and Christmas type
presents.
If you have anything useful for the bazaar please bring them to the church Friday
28th November.
Parish Office
Dear All, the Parish Office is open for business on Monday and Wednesday from 911 am. Any member of the Parish is welcome to use the resource for anything
related to Parish life, and I will help as much as I can. However, since I have a
shocking memory, please don't ask me to do things when you see me outside of the
office as I'm almost guaranteed to forget! Many thanks. Claire
Sidespeople
Thank you to all those who have volunteered for sidespeople duty, a copy of the
new rota is in the porch.
Planned Giving Envelopes
If anyone would like to have planned giving envelopes instead of using the blue
ones, or set up a monthly standing order, then please contact the planned giving
organiser Ian Rampton on 020 8527 5009 or at [email protected]
Blue gift-aid envelopes
Please ensure that you provide full name and address and
postcode legibly in the details when you donate by blue gift-aid
envelope. Failure to provide all these details will result in the
Church not being able to reclaim the tax on your
donations. Recently we have received a number of envelopes
where these details have not been completed and therefore
cannot submit a claim for the tax reclaim.
Raising Money for Parish Share
Thank you for your contributions so far this year towards our upkeep.
The total of collections at Sunday services during October, together with standing
orders, was:
It looks as if we’re going to
2014
2013
be approximately £7,500
October
Parish Church
Blue envelopes
Old Church
Total
£3,113
£994
£1,370
£5,477
£2,986
£475
£1,196
£4,657
Year to date
Parish Church
Blue envelopes
Old Church
Total
£31,641
£8,892
£11,822
£52,355
£28,837
£11,305
£10,300
£50,442
short of paying our 2014
Parish Share in full.
Please consider increasing
your regular giving or at
least making an extra
donation during the advent
season so that we do not
have to dip into our
reserves, which are required
wholly for the Hall on the
Green project.
Please
draw
cheques
payable to Chingford Parish
Church and, if you are a
taxpayer,
gift-aid
your
donation. Gerald Osmond
(Parish Treasurer)
Gardening
We need a gardening team and we really need your help..
Please help keep our churchyard tidy. If everyone could spend just
1/2 hour a month, it would look great. If you feel you could help
please speak to Joyce Hilton.
Musicathon
Well done to Mike and all those who sang for this event, it was
fantastic. Thanks also goes to all those who have worked behind
the scenes to make the event a success.
Please remember to collect your sponsorship monies. So far we have
received £8,476.61 so the total with gift aid is £9,710.58. Let’s see if we can reach
£10,000. www.thehallonthegreen.org.uk/musicathon.
The Food Bank
There is a steady flow of referrals to our local Food Bank. This has
now been operational for a year during which there have been 97
referrals, of which 53 involved families with children, ranging in age
from a few weeks to 17 years old.
Please continue your support. The donation box is at the back of church.
Grand Christmas Concert – Tickets on Sale NOW
Saturday 20th December, 7.30pm
Programme available separately on the night.
Advance booking strongly recommended
Seats will be reserved in specific rows on a first come, first served
basis.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!
£1.00 MAY BE DEDUCTED FROM THE PRICE OF EVERY TICKET IF
PAID FOR BY 30th NOVEMBER.
Flower arranging
There will be a demonstration in the Old Church Hall on Saturday, 6th
December, 2 to 4 pm. £5 ticket includes tea and biscuits and a DIY
Christmas table arrangement to take home.
Services – please bear with us
There is a small change to the weekday services; we are keeping all the main ones.
Monday
Morning Prayer
OC
9am
Evening Prayer
PC
6pm
Tuesday
Evening Prayer
PC
6pm
Wednesday Morning Prayer & Litany
OC
9am
Holy Communion
OC
10am
Evening Prayer
PC
6pm
Thursday
Mass
PC
10am
Prayers for Peace
12noon
Friday
Morning Prayer; Mass
PC
8.30am; 9am
Saturday
Rosary;
Mass
PC
9.30am; 10am
Rector
Fr. John Connell
8529 1291
[email protected]
Associate
Priest
Fr. Hall Speers
8529 3738
[email protected]
Assistant
Curate
Mtr. Tina Rollings
8523 7174
[email protected]
Newsletter
Harriet Kerr
8524 5333
[email protected]
Every Wednesday
Magazine
Fr. John
[email protected]
3rd Monday of each month
Deadline
Parish
Office
Claire Codling
8529 0323
[email protected]
Monday and Wednesday 9am-11am
SUNG EUCHARIST
Introit
345
Setting
Wills: Missa Eliensis
Gloria & Creed Dom Gregory Murray
Gradual
531
Alleluia
7,
Offertory
Christ triumphant
Communion
Final hymn
Organ music
EVENSONG
Hymn
475
Responses Byrd
Psalm
93
Canticles
Wood: Collegium Regale
Anthem
Hymn for St Cecilia –
Howells
461 (tune ‘Coverdale’ Hymn
in AFB)
O hearken thou -Elgar
352
Final
responses
Imperial March – Elgar Organ
music
443
Naylor festal
Cortege Academique –
Ernest Macmillan
This Saturday 29th November 4.30pm
A candlelit performance of Benjamin Britten’s‘A Ceremony of Carols’
The Chingford Singers, directed by Michael Emerson, with Rachel Bartells, harp.
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