Sunday 19 November – Parish News

Sunday 19 November – Parish News

PARISH NEWS

 

TOY SERVICE – SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 10.30am

At this service we will collect new toys for the Reading Family Aid Project.  We will also be switching on the Christmas Tree lights and there will be a special visit from St Nicholas.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS FAYRE – SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 2pm

This year we shall be raising money for the Karun orphanage in India. Book the date and spread the word. Sonia Boyles is the coordinator. Parking is available at Reading Blue Coat School.

FRIENDS OF ST ANDREW’S CURRY NIGHT THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER AT 7PM

The Ivy, Sonning -Tickets £20 per head, with £10 going to FoStAC for a set meal and a cash bar for drinks payable by individuals.  To reserve a place please phone Keith Nichols 9694628, Bob Hine 9698653 or email mustangsallywilson@gmail.com

THE PARISH MAGAZINE CALENDAR & FOSTAC CHRISTMAS CARDS

The 2018 edition of the calendar is now available at £8 and FoStAC Christmas Cards at £5 for 10 cards.   Both will be on sale in The Ark every Sunday after the 10.30 am service and at the Victorian Christmas Fayre in the church on Sunday 10 December. They are also available from the Parish Office 9am-1pm Monday to Friday

CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS

The tree and nativity scene will be put up at 9:30am on Friday 1st December. Please let Hilary in the Church Office know if you can help.

 

‘STANDING IN THE GAP’ – SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER 10am-2.30pm

Lower Earley Baptist Church, Maiden Place, Lower Earley

This event, being run by Faith in the Community (Wokingham Borough) provides an opportunity for Christians to find out more about mental health, homelessness and poverty locally and nationally and to explore ways in which we can respond to the issues raised.

It is free of charge but attendance must be registered by email before 27th November to mbarlow.fitc@gmail.com or by searching for ‘Standing in the Gap’ on www.eventbrite.co.uk. A sandwich buffet will be provided. For further information, please contact Jeremy Sharpe on 07970 100131.

 

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

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

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

Nora Hollingsbee, Harriet Tigwell, Desmond Woodley, Emma Halse, Violet Tigwell, Allayne Roper

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

Tuesday                         21 November

2.00pm                          Tuesday Afternoon House Group

Vine Cottage, 4 Pound Lane, Sonning

(For further details please call 0118 969 3151)

7.45pm                          Mid-Week House Group

1 Armstrong Way, Woodley, RG5 4NW

(For further details please email mark.jordan@talktalk.net)

Wednesday                  22 November

10.00am                          Holy Communion                                   The Ark

10.30am                          Coffee                                                         The Ark

Sunday                        26 November

8.00am                          Holy Communion                                   St. Andrew’s

10.30am                          Parish Eucharist                                     St. Andrew’s

10.30am                          Sunday Club                                            The Ark

6.30pm                          Evening Prayer                                       St. Andrew’s

 

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