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Newsletter December 2018                                           

 

Sunday School

Sunday school will now take place on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. Sunday School is on the 2nd December and the 16th December is the Christmas party then the 6th January 2019. The children would like to thank everyone for supporting their sweetie jar fundraiser. They raised £43 and the winner was Boris!

 

Vespers

Weekday services December:

Vespers has now gone back to 7.00pm

Wed 5 Great Vespers St Nicholas the Wonderworker

Wed 12 Vespers

Wed 19 Great Compline

Wed 26 NO VESPERS

Wed 2 Jan NO VESPERS

 

Christmas services

Monday 24th 7.00 Vesperal liturgy

Tuesday 25th 10.00 Liturgy of St John Chrysostom

 

Message from Father D

Following the committee meeting in September, Christos resigned as chairman due to professional commitments, so at our recent committee meeting in November Gregory has been elected as Chairman. Thank you very much for their willingness to serve our community.

Thank you

Fr Dionysios

 

Cleaning and prosforo

 

We currently clean the church and hall after the Holy Liturgy every Sunday and there is a rota on the hall noticeboard for people wishing to help to put their names down on the day which they are available. Also, if anyone would like to make prosforo for the Holy Communion please speak to Nicky about that rota.

 

Book Stall

Thank you to Father C for building our new book stall!

Now to enjoy and purchase all the new book additions. Treat someone to a new book for the Nativity Fast.

 

Food Bank -Start now for Christmas

There is a collection box for the foodbank in the narthex as well as the church hall. Please add extra items that you may not have thought about donating. Boxes of carton milk, tinned meat, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes etc. If you would like to include new gifts for children, those can also be taken.

Roof Fund Appeal

We have made a good start to our fundraising with some donations directly to the church. Our current total is £2560. 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 December.  Anyone who has not given Pres Rebecca their name day details please do so.

4 December

St Barbara

Barbara Kelsall

6 December

St Nicholas

Nicoleta Habel

Nicolette Pratsas

Nicky Vasiliou

9 December

St Anna

Anna Dunkow

12 December

St Spyridon

Spyridon Tsoutsoumpis

22 December

Great Martyr Anastasia

St Matthew

Anastasia Lionaki

Nathan Matthew

23 December

Sunday before nativity

Presb. Rebecca

25 December

Emmanuel

Manos Terzakis

Christos Gaitatzis

Chris Beckett

Chrisoula Chapell

Kristian Emett

Christos Georgilakis

Chrisoulla Skartsi

26 December

St Joseph

Ligomel Mathew

27 December

Archdeacon Stephen

Stefan Carpinici

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 2018

Date

Time

Service/Event

2 December

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 27th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday school

5 December

7:00pm

Vespers St Nicholas the Wonderworker

9 December

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 28th Sunday after Pentecost

12 December

7:00pm

Vespers

 

15 December

10:30am

Holy Liturgy Dalton-in-Furness

 

16th December

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 29th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday school Party

19th December

7:00pm

Great Compline

23rd December

10:30am

Holy Liturgy Sunday before Nativity

24th December

7:00pm

Vesperal Liturgy

25th December

10:00am

Holy Liturgy of St John Chrysostom