Sunday 21 January – Parish News

Sunday 21 January – Parish News

PARISH NEWS

KARUN HOME & SCHOOL, SOUTHERN INDIA
The final total raised from the Christmas Fayre for the Karun Home and School in Southern India was £1,313. Many thanks to everyone who made this event so successful, particularly Sonia Boyles.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION
The traditional method of taking the offertory collection at all services has now been discontinued.
Particularly with our welcome to visitors in mind, the PCC no longer believe it is appropriate to ‘take the plate around’ during worship. A bowl will be left out at the crossing of the aisles in the centre of the church during services for any who wish to still give in that way, and this will still be brought to the altar at the offertory.
Major services such as at Remembrance and Christmas will revert to the traditional method of collecting.
All regular members of the Church of England are encouraged to give via standing order. Please contact the Church Treasurer, Richard Moore at
treasurer@sonningparish.org.uk if you would like to give in this way.

LENT FELLOWSHIP EVENINGS
Please join us from 20th February and then each Tuesday in Lent at the Ark for dinner, fellowship and a return to the basics of our faith. These are informal gatherings where we shall spend time exploring some of the core teachings of Christ in the ‘Beatitudes’ (Matthew 5, 1-10). We will be following the course written by the Bishop of Oxford which encourages us to be a more “contemplative, compassionate and courageous church”. It would be good, for these first Lent evenings in the Ark, to welcome many new people who don’t normally come to these events. Go on, take the plunge and tell Hilary in the office that you would like to come. Jamie

ONE MILLION VOICES OF HOPE
Thank you to all those who signed this recent petition asking world leaders to provide a better future for Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria. In total there were 808,172 signatures.

 

PRAYER CHAIN AND PASTORAL VISITING

A prayer chain is set up to receive prayer requests.  If anyone needs prayer, or a visit please call Jean Tinson on 969 0782.

Our prayers are asked for those who are sick who may be known to us:

Rosalind Buchanan, Julie McEwen, Janet Hunt, Sue Thomas

We remember those who have died who are known to us:

Iris Medcalf

We remember those known to us whose anniversaries fall at this time:

Julia Higgs

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

Tuesday 23 January
2.00pm Tuesday Afternoon House Group
Vine Cottage, 4 Pound Lane, Sonning
(For further details please call 0118 969 3151)

Wednesday 24 January
10.00am Holy Communion The Ark
10.30am Coffee The Ark

Friday 26 January
6.45pm Junior Choir Coppa Club Dinner

Sunday 28 January
8.00am Holy Communion St. Andrew’s
10.30am Parish Eucharist St. Andrew’s
10.30am Sunday Club The Ark

 

Contact Details

Vicar

The Revd. Jamie Taylor               0118 969 3298     (Off duty – Friday)

vicar@sonningparish.org.uk

Associate Vicar

The Revd. Kate Toogood            0746 380 6735     (Working in Parish – Tuesday, Friday

revkate@sonningparish.org.uk                                  and Sunday)

Lay Minister

Mr Bob Peters                                0118 377 5887

bob@sonningparish.org.uk

Parish Administrator                                                

Mrs Hilary Rennie                         0118 969 3298     (9am-1pm Monday – Friday

office@sonningparish.org.uk