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Newsletter June 2018                          

Patronal Festival and BBQ

Please save the date 1st July 2018 for our annual BBQ. You will notice the posters around the church and hall giving the details of this annual event. This year we would also like to dedicate the BBQ in honour of Gregory Baker for his service to our community and Church! Please see Christos to get your names down for tickets. This is always a fun event, with lots of wonderful food and we encourage you to invite family and friends to enjoy the day with you. Also, if you have anything that you would like to donate towards the raffle prizes, then please do bring them to church!  

Data Protection

As you may well be aware from other organisations, the United Kingdom will bring into force the General Data Protection Regulations with effect from 25 May. After that date, we may need your specific consent to retain personal data we hold for you. If we do not receive your consent to the retention of such details, we may be impeded from contacting you about forthcoming events and other matters of interest.

We will never use your data for any purposes unrelated to Holy Apostles church and will not provide it to third parties, unless required by law to do so (for example, if required to justify claims to Gift Aid in the future). However, we do want to keep in contact with our members and therefore we urge you respond by email your consent to the retention of the information we hold for you. This information consists of your name, address, email and telephone number. We will hold your personal data until we are no longer required by law or unless you notify us that you withdraw your consent and require us to delete your data. If you do so notify us, we will retain only such data as is required to substantiate Gift Aid claims or other legal obligations.

If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw your consent to our retaining your data, you should email me.

Many thanks

 Rebecca Higgs

Sunday School

Sunday School will take place on the 10th and 24th June.

Food Bank 

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.

Roof Fund Appeal

We need to raise about £8000 for repairs and re-roofing to the flat roofs around the church hall and other general repairs to the outside walls as a matter of urgency. Please give to this appeal if you are able, letting Gregory know it is for that purpose.  Cheques should be made out to “Holy Apostles Orthodox Trust” and sent to 58 Kingswood Rd, Leyland, PR25 2UN. You may donate via Bacs: Lloyds TSB Sort Code: 30-96-85, Account 03316001, Ref: Your Surname, Roof fund. If you are a UK tax payer, please maximise your giving by completing the Gift Aid declaration.

 Thank you.  Fr. Dionysios

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

27 June

St Joanna the myrrh bearer

Joanna- Kim Murden

30 June

The Holy Apostles

Apostolos Marvin Koutsoudis

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. 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       

Services and Events for May 2018




3 June


Holy Liturgy. 1st Sunday after Pentecost

6 June



10 June


Holy Liturgy. 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday School

13 June



17 June


Holy Liturgy. 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

20 June



24 June


Holy Liturgy. 4th Sunday after Pentecost.

Sunday school

27 June