Parish News & Events


Please could Parishioners get any material for weekly News Sheets to the Parish office by Wednesday evenings.  

We generally do an update for this web page on Friday evening…. or maybe Saturday morning if webmaster gets home from work  too late!

Our online calendar is set out in the tab “Parish News and Events” - or you can click through to Google Calendar.



Ephesians Bible study group:

Our sermon series this summer is Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.  Paul covers a number of themes in this fascinating epistle.  If you would like to discuss the bible passage from the previous Sunday, there will be a chance to do so on Tuesday 11:30am-12:30pm in the Smee Room. No need to book, just come along, and stay for lunch afterwards.    


Choir Practice

Choir practice this week is on Thursday at 7pm

 

Thank you

A big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who signed the lovely card to me on your trip to Canterbury. It was most appreciated.     Barbara Bolus

 

Sponsor Georgie! 

On 30th July, Georgie, the Senior Housing Advisor for Kingston Churches Against Homelessness, is taking on the 100 mile Prudential Cycle to raise funds. She is currently training hard even in this heat wave, and despite very little time to spare. Please support her and KCAH if you can! The online sponsorship link is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/georgieforshaw, or cash donations may be left in the Parish Office. Thank you.




Last week’s or prior news repeated: 

Church hall car park  2

You may have noticed signs in the car park saying that parking is for permitted users only. This has been done to deter people from using the car park when not visiting the church or hall and taking up limited parking space. Members of the congregation are of course !  :-) permitted to use the car park as usual.


Welcome barbeque 3

There will be a barbeque to welcome Sarb and his wife on Sunday July 9 at 12 noon. Everyone is most welcome, and there will be no charge (although any donations will, as ever, be gratefully received). Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church, and if you would like to bring a dish, please indicate this too on the sheet. 

 

Our new curate Sarb Klair 5

The ordination of our new curate Sarb Klair will take place at Guildford Cathedral on Sunday July 2  at 3pm. Do come and support Sarb.  There will be a welcome BBQ in the church hall from 12 noon on the following Sunday, July  9.



Events:  (this is generally stuff which has been “news”, but is now sorted below in chronological order)


Choir Practice 

Please note the NEW choir practice schedule below. Several dates have changed:


Wed 5 July NO PRACTICE

Thur 13 July 7:00pm

Wed 19 July 7:00pm

Wed 26 July 7:00pm

August No practices


Our new curate Sarb Klair

The ordination of our new curate Sarb Klair will take place at Guildford Cathedral on Sunday July 2  at 3pm. Do come and support Sarb.  There will be a welcome BBQ in the church hall from 12 noon on the following Sunday, July  9.



4 o'clock service   

Since last October we have been holding our new monthly afternoon service aimed at families.  The service takes place in the church hall, and is fun, informal, interactive, and has special things such as puppets, a bible story, prayer and worship, and it ends with a meal!  Come along and see for yourself.


Tots Praise 

Tots praise is a fun and lively service with songs, stories, prayers and lots of fun for babies and children up to 5 years old and their carers. This runs on the second Thursday of the month at 9.30 am in St Nicholas Church. Please speak to Katie Traub if you have any queries 0208 224 2880.


Sunday School

Please note that Children’s Sunday School is now held in the Church Hall every third and fourth Sunday in the month during the 10 a.m. service. 


 

Reminders

Gift Aid/Church Giving at St Nicholas

If you are a visitor or church member who does not belong to our freewill offering scheme and are a taxpayer, it would help us enormously if you could you put your gift to our church in one of the white envelopes found on the pews. Please make sure your full name and address and signature are included as we cannot claim the tax back from the Exchequer without this information  Thank you.

Email

If you would like to be on a mailing list for News from St Nicholas, just sign up! To sign up, email news@stnicholaschurch.org.uk  – and in the email, just type “yes please, opt-in” in the subject header. No prose necessary in the body of the email. 

 If you are on the electoral roll we would also like to have your email address. This would not only save much valuable time in the office but also make a big saving on postage. Please let the parish office have your details by email.

We will add you to our mailing list for Parish News and may use it for other Parish affairs. However we will NOT sell or distribute parishioners’ email addresses to outside parties.

 If you want to opt out, all you need to do is to email me again at the news@stnicholaschurch.org.ukemail address with the header Opt Out and we will of course promptly take you off. 


Howlers?

You, dear reader, appear to have scrolled down to the far reaches of this page—so you may be an observant type. If you have noticed any mistakes, errors, omissions—or even howlers, I would consider it a kindness if you were to let me (Martin Perrin -see tab “Contact us, map”), know  - there is a bottle of wine in it for the first person to do so in a month.


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