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Newsletter January 2020 

Blessing of the Water

On Sunday the 5th January after the holy liturgy we will have a service of the blessing of the water. Please bring a small clean container to take some holy water home with you.

House blessings

If you would like to have your home blessed for the new year, please speak to Father Dionysios to arrange a suitable date and time.

Sunday School

There will be  Sunday School on the 5th January. We look forward to seeing all the children there.

New Fundraising event 29 February 2020

Please mark this date into your calendar for a fundraising event. Details to follow in announcements and next months newsletter.

Food Bank

Thank you for continuing to support your Local Food Bank. During November your donations helped us to support an average of 81 households every week by giving out 112 food parcels.  We still have ample supplies of baked beans, pasta, cereal and soup. So, the following would be helpful: ·Rice ·Tinned meat ·Tinned fruit & puddings ·Tea

If you can help it will be greatly appreciated.

Roof Fund Appeal

We have made a good start to our fundraising with some donations directly to the church. Our current total is £4150. Please continue to share our appeal to anyone you feel will support us.

We would love it if you took a moment to check out our GoFundMe campaign:

https://www.gofundme.com/roof-fund-appeal&rcid=r01-153270114942-8a1d9c932b7f4da4&pc=em_co_campmgmt_w

There is also a basket for donations in the church, remember to gift aid and make your donation go further. Your support would mean a lot. Thank you so much!

Xpovia polla and happy name day to those celebrating their saint’s day in January.  Anyone who has not given Pres Rebecca their name day details please do so.

7 January

St John the Baptist

Jomes Mathew

Giannis Kipou

Yannis Joshua Terzakis

Ioannis Paraskevas

Joanna Skartsi

10 January

St Gregory of Nyssa

Gregory Baker

17 January

St Anthony

Anthony Laledakis

Antonio Pratsas

Antonios Papakonstantinou

19 January

St Maria

Marianne Beckett

21 January

St Agni

Agni Beckett

 

28 January

St Ephrem

Yew Han Baker

28 January

St Marianna

Marianna Kipou

New details?

Please let me know if you have moved to a new house, have a new telephone number or changed email address. Many thanks. rlhiggs@hotmail.co.uk 07890 208539

Members of the community who are unwell

If you or anyone you know from church is unwell, please do let me know so that we can help in whatever way we can. Thank you.  

 

Church Hall

We are happy to let you know that our church hall is being utilised on a regular basis, but if you know of anyone who is looking for hall space then please speak to a member of the committee. It has also been decided to make the hall available for children’s birthday parties, so please spread the word! There will be a leaflet printed shortly which may be used to advertise the hall for the parties. If you would like some then please speak to a member of the committee.

 

Newsletter inclusions

The deadline for any announcements, news, Christian book reviews or articles is the 26th of each month for inclusion in the following month’s newsletter. If you wish for it to be included for more than one month, then please specify the length of time. All items may be emailed to Nicky at ntpratsas@yahoo.com.       

 

 

Services and Events for December 2019

Date

Time

Service/Event

1st December

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 24th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday School Party

8th December

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 25th Sunday After Pentecost

5th January

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 29th Sunday After Pentecost

Blessing of the Water for Holy Theophany

Sunday School

 

12th January

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 30th Sunday After Pentecost

18th January

10:30am

Holy Liturgy Dalton-in-Furness

19th January

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 31st Sunday After Pentecost

26th January

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 32nd Sunday After Pentecost