Our first monthly Zoom service led by Stapleford Abbotts is tonight (Friday) at 7.00pm. It is now international and aimed for everyone. The link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6195802335?pwd=U3JQYXZoWE53QjdIV004emtBdnJrUT09
Meeting ID: 619 580 2335
Do join us if you can.
On Sunday our service will be Communion at 11.15am in church. The link to Martyn’s Youtube reflections is https://youtu.be/CCyMk3_fcy8
The next Zoomed Prism magazine is on Wednesday May 5th at 7.30pm when Martyn will be taking the spotlight. The link is the same as the one above.
Stapleford Abbotts Plant Sale is from 10-3.00pm on Saturday 8th May.
Stapleford Abbotts Rogation Walk is on Sunday 9th May meeting at the church and with teas afterwards. All are welcome of all ages but buggies will struggle.
We are again attempting to deliver envelopes ( but not collecting) to every house in the parish. There is a street list at the back of church. If you could sign up to deliver to a road or roads I would be very grateful. Thanks to those who have signed up already. If you do not live in the parish there are envelopes at the back of church just for you. Surrounding the envelope is a letter from the church with all the forthcoming events so it is good publicity as well.
Our annual meetings have been put back to Sunday 23rd May so that we can meet in church and comply with the corona virus regulations.. If you are not on the electoral roll or know someone who would like to be please have a word with Michelle. The time is 12.15pm and the place in church. Also on the table are nomination forms for Church Wardens and P.C.C. members.
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.
As we return to activity we are planning our flower festival at its usual slot in the year, 10th/11th July. It would help to know who can help with flower arranging, stall holding, refreshments and so on. We have also been advised that the cricket match on June 4th would have been limited to 30 attendees and so the teams requested a change of date to July 9th, the day before the flower festival. Having consulted with the arrangers we think it would be possible and provide a good relaxing evening before the activity of the weekend.
The Table Top sale is now booked for September 11th and the barn dance for Saturday October 2nd. Watch this space for confirmation
Stuff for the foodbank can be left in church or the Vicarage and it will be delivered to Collier Row each Friday.
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. The annual accounts show that our income has fallen dramatically over the past year with no services; events or fundraising. Please remember the church as you navigate your way through our financial situation.
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