NEWS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING SUNDAY 11TH & SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2018
THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 12TH FEBRUARY.
HASTINGS FOODBANK REQUEST: The foodbank is desperately in need of the following items (in priority order): Tinned fruit, Tinned meat, Tinned fish, UHT whole milk, Rice, Tea bags, Tinned vegetables, Tinned tomatoes, Tinned spaghetti and Tinned rice pudding, . Thank you!
PRAYER IN CHURCH HOUSE Prayer for the service at St Helens takes place in Church House from 10am each Sunday. All welcome!
ART GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10am until 12 Noon at St Barnabas Church, Hoads Wood Road.
HOME INSURANCE DUE FOR RENEWAL? Did you know that Ecclesiastical Insurance have been insuring Anglican churches for 130 years? To mark this event they are offering to donate £130 to St Helens for every new policy issued to members as long as our name is quoted when the policy is issued. For full details see the poster at the back of each Church. Visit www.ecclesiastical.com/Trust130 or phone 0800 783 0130 quoting TRUST130.
HAPPY HANDS BABY & TODDLER GROUP on Wednesday mornings during term time in St Helen’s Hall. Tea/Coffee served from 9.30am. All welcome! No meeting on Wednesday 14th February.
CAMEO meets Wednesday 14th February for “Crufts Dog Show” with Anne Pitchforth and ‘Extend with Diana’ on Wednesday 21st February. 1.45pm at St Barnabas Church. All welcome.
HOMEGROUPS LENT STUDY The booklets for the Lent Study on ‘Nehemiah’ are available at the back of each church. Could the leader(s) of each homegroup please make sure they collect enough booklets for the members of their group and sign the list at the back of church, thank you! If you would like to join a homegroup just to follow this study then please let Lois know asap, alternatively, please do take a booklet from the back of church for your own personal study/reflection. Thank you!
INTER-CHURCH QUIZ Saturday 3rd March, 7 for 7.30pm at Blacklands Church Hall. Could we have a volunteer to organise a team/teams for this event? Please let Lois know if interested. See www.blacklands-parish.co.uk for further details.
BABY EQUIPMENT NEEDED! Carol Walker would be very grateful if anyone could lend her some baby equipment for a month at the end of March when her grandchild aged 4 months will be visiting from Canada. She is also needing a pedal bike or scooter for a 4 year old.
WE WALK HIS WAY—a Lent service of Music and Prayer from Taize and Iona on Sunday 18th February at 4pm at the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and English Martyrs, Magdalen Road, St Leonards, TN37 6ET. All Welcome.
ALL GOD’S CREATION IS VERY GOOD! Praying for Suriname. A Women’s World Day of Prayer services on Friday 2nd March at 10.30am at St Ethelburga CofE Church, St Leonards-on-Sea and 7.00pm at St Leonards-on-Sea Methodist Church, 39 Bohemia Road.
YEAR OF PRAYER: Following on from the Year of Mercy (2016) and the Year of the Bible (2017), Bishop Martin invites the Diocese to share 2018 as the Year of Prayer. As part of this Christ Church, St Leonards-on-Sea will be hosting a series of seminars throughout 2018. All are welcome!
Saturday 17th February 2018 “Sacred Space and the Liturgy” with Canon Dr Simon Jones, Merton College, Oxford.
The day begins with Mass at 10:30am in Christ Church, followed by coffee and part 1 (lecture). 12:30pm Lunch. 1:15pm/1:30pm Part 2 (facilitated discussion/reflection/feedback). 3pm Evening Prayer. Tea/home.
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