Dear all,

Church around the Fire is our next picnic/service at Lambourne End Centre. It’s at 4.00pm this Sunday (17th October) and all are welcome. We meet in the car park. Wrap up warm and remember your picnic.

Our October Zoom study course continues on Wednesday at 7.30pm. It is called Faith Pictures and there has been a good attendance and participation. It is not too late to join. The link is:

https://youtu.be/iBu4zRQK-Vk

The next litter pick is Saturday 23rd October meeting at the Village Hall at 1.00pm.

Clare has another yoga retreat indoors at Lambourne Centre from 3.30pm on the same day.

The Abridge Lighting Fund Quiz is in the Village Hall on Friday 29th from 7.30pm. Tickets from John Filby.

On 31st October at 11.15am we have our In Loving Memory service. After the last year it is probably even more significant and most have people they will be remembering. Do please invite anyone you know who might be helped by our service.

Stapleford Abbotts Christmas Market is on Sunday 7th November from 10-2.00pm. See poster attached. From then on it is downhill all the way to Christmas! And on the way we have the Woodford Singers Concert in church at 2.30pm on Sunday 12th December. See poster attached. Tickets from me. The choir were due to give a concert last year as part of the 2020 celebrations so do come and support them.

Elaine is looking for storage for all her merchandise as she is no longer able to have it in her house. Does anyone know of any garage, room, space that might be suitable?

Each Wednesday there is a session at All Saints called De-stress Wednesday starting from 7.00pm.

We now, working in partnership with St. Mary’s, Loughton a recycling collection point for empty crisp packets, spectacles, toothbrushes, biros and felt pens and blister packs.

The Church remains open; thanks to Ian. It is good to feel that prayer is being offered at church over this period so do use the quiet of church and churchyard. If you are in church can you please also sign the visitors’ book which is all part of the government’s test and trace policy

Stuff for the foodbank can be left in church or the Vicarage and it will be delivered to Collier Row each Friday. There is a new list of needs in church.

You can continue to get your Traidcraft goods direct from Stapleford Abbotts Church. In addition there are the preserves and cards.

A reminder for those wanting to give through the Parish Giving Scheme the direct line is 0333 002 1271 and our reference is 080608032. Please remember the church as you navigate your way through our financial situation.

 

Blessings.

 

Roger


1, The Poplars, Abridge, RM4 1BB
01992-815838

email: rogergayler@btinternet.com