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Newsletter April 2019

 

Congratulations Anna and Penelope!

Pictured centre: Prof Michael Scott

Left: Katrina Kelly – Classical society.

Right: Mr Walton, Head Master AKS

Front Left:

Penelope Dunkow

Front Right: Anna Dunkow

 

Anna took part in the Lytham St Anne’s National Classical Society Competition on the 9th February. She discussed her favourite 3 artefacts from the ancient world. They were the Rosetta stone, the Lapith and Centaur carving from the Parthenon marbles and the stele code of Hammurabi.  The judge was Professor M Scott from the university of Warwick. She competed against A level students from all over the country. She was runner up and won £50 and an invitation to join the Prof for lunch.  Both Father C and Pres Mary were there to support her. Another good piece of news is now Anna is leading her Lancashire Schools orchestra and her sister Penelope who just turned 9 has been invited to join the orchestra and play the cello in the strings section.

 

Congratulations Pres. Rebecca on the celebration of your 50th Birthday!

 

Sunday School


Vespers and Lent ServicesThere will be no Sunday School in April due to Lent.

Wednesday 3rd April 7.00pm Akathist to the Mother of God

Wednesday 10th April 7.00pm Presanctified Liturgy

Wednesday 17th April 7.00pm Akathist to the Mother of God

Wednesday 24th April 7:00pm Sacrament of Holy Unction (Anointing Service)

Thursday 25th April 7:00pm Holy Passion -12 Gospels

Friday 26th April      

  • 11:00am Royal Hours
  • 12:00am Decoration of Epitaphios
  • 7:00pm Epitaphios and Lamentations

Saturday 27th April

  • 10:00am Liturgy of St Basil (Good for children)
  • 10:30pm Reading of Acts of the Apostles
  • 11:30pm Midnight office, followed by Proclamation of the Resurrection, Matins of the Resurrection, Liturgy and feast

 

Date for your Diary

We will be celebrating our church Patronal Festival on Sunday 30th June after the Holy Liturgy. Details to follow but do keep this day free to celebrate with us.

Food Bank

There is a collection box for the foodbank in the narthex as well as the church hall.  Thank you for continuing to support your Local Food Bank. Thank you for continuing to support the Local Food Bank. During February, your donations helped us to support an average of 58 households every week by

giving out 80 food parcels.

We currently have ample stocks of pasta, baked

beans and soup. However, we are short of:

However, we are in need of:

  • Curry and Pasta sauce
  • Tinned meat and fish
  • Packs of mash
  • Tinned Puddings
  • Cereal and milk

 

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 £3500. 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 April.  Anyone who has not given Pres Rebecca their name day details please do so.

15 April

St Leonidas

Leo Chappell

21 April

Palm Sunday

Kalina Emett

28 April

Pascha Easter Sunday

Maria Dunkow

29 April

St George

George Mathew

George Xanthoulis

George Matrakas

29 April

St Irina

Irina Ellis

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 April 2019

Date

Time

Service/Event

3rd April

7:00pm

Akathist to the Mother of God

7th April

10:30am

Holy Liturgy 4th Sunday of Great Lent

10th April

7:00pm

Presanctified Liturgy

 

14th April

10:30am

Holy Liturgy. 5th Sunday of Great Lent

17th April

7:00pm

Akathist to the Mother of God

20th April

10:30am

Holy Liturgy Dalton in Furness

21st April

10:30am

Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)

 

24th April

7:00pm

Sacrament of Holy Unction (Anointing Service)

25th April

7:00pm

Holy Passion -12 Gospels

26th April

11:00am

Royal Hours

26th April

12:00am

Decoration of Epitaphios

26th April

7:00pm

Epitaphios and Lamentations

27th April

10:00am

Liturgy of St Basil (Good for children)

27th April

10:30pm

Reading of Acts of the Apostles

27th April

11:30pm

Midnight office, followed by Proclamation of the Resurrection, Matins of the Resurrection, Liturgy and feast