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Notices 18th February 2018  

Pastoral Visiting Skills  A course has been set up by the diocese to provide some training in pastoral visiting skills; 2 evenings and one Saturday morning in April.  It will take place at St Martin’s.  If you are interested please speak to Fr Simon.

REMINDER All Masses, Morning & Evening Prayer during  weekdays will be held in the Bec Room.  Saturday 6.00pm, all Sunday Masses and Wednesday 7.45pm Mass will be in Church.

S Martin’s Challenge Please support Lewis’ Owens charity run, from S Martin’s Ruislip to S Martin’s Canterbury.  Leaving Ruislip Friday 23rd March and arriving at Canterbury, Sunday 1st April, in aid of the Myosotis Trust and Prisoners’ Education Trust.  See website for more details:                                      www.stmartins-challenge.co.uk

Can you help at BWI? BWI is looking for volunteers to come and read with the children.  If anyone from          S Martin's Church would like to do this, please will they phone the Head, Gill Westbrook, on 01895 633520.

Outlookers Charity  If anyone knows of a small local charity who would benefit from being adopted by S Martin’s Outlookers for 1 year, please contact Maureen Tinsey ASAP.

PARISH OFFICE QUIET DAY Please observe the Parish Office quiet day EVERY Wednesday.  Do not disturb!

New LM Lent/Spring rota now available  For anyone that did not receive it via email please let the Parish Office know to ensure we add you to the recipient list.  Also, if any one would like to step up and read, intercede or become a Eucharistic Minister please let one of the Clergy or Parish Office know.  It is an amazing way to enrich, not only your worship here at S Martins, but all those at each service.  We would especially appreciate some extra servers at the 8.00am Mass but all Masses are welcome.

New Life Project - Are there any sewer’s/needlework people   that could do the odd bit of sewing in the sacristy from time to time.  If so please give your name into the Parish Office or       contact  David Hudson or one of the priests.  Thank you

Mothering Sunday Posies We will be putting the posies together, Saturday the 10th March, 10.00am in the Bec Room Please feel free to join us.

NIGHTFIRE  All Night Vigil 7.30pm - 7.30am. Saturday 3rd March, Year 6 upward.  Ignite the fire!                  KFC dinner, activities through the night. Onesies optional!  Register with Fr Jack - bring your friends.

We Need Your Help!  During the project to replace our lighting and sound systems, which is due to start in January and finish by Easter, the church will be closed from Monday to Friday (apart from Wednesday venings) while the contractors get on with their work. 

We are planning to establish a rota of volunteers, willing to give up around 30 minutes of their time on specific Saturday mornings as part of a small team ensuring the church is in a reasonable condition for the weekend services.  The work will mainly involve dusting, sweeping and tidying-up  - no previous experience is necessary, so men and teenagers are welcome to participate, as well as women!

If you feel able to give some time, if only an hour or two, to help keep the church ‘open for business’ from January to March 2018, please sign up on the sheet at the back of church.  Thank you.

 

Hillingdon Credit Union 

Launching at Christ the King.  Credit Unions are Co-operatives owned and controlled by local members.  It is monitored by the Financial Conduct Authority (guaranteeing £85,000 for depositors).  It aims to   encourage members to save (current interest rate 1.00% on savings) and to provide low cost loans to members. For more information call 01895 250958 or visit www.hillingdoncu.co.uk.

St Martin’s Toddler Group:  Can you join our group of  volunteers.  Friday mornings in term time, 9am-12noon. Please contact Gill Dargue in the Parish Office 01895 625456..

Safeguarding Officer: Judith Kaplan can be contacted anytime.  All communication will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.  07803 159130 or [email protected]

 

    Record of Family Worship

If you wish your child to be considered for a school place in a local Church School, you must ensure you sign the Record of Family Worship Forms.

The clergy wish to give as much support as possible to any applications.  Parents must provide evidence they have worshiped at S Martin's for the length of time required by the school’s admissions criteria.

Make sure you check the school’s website for details.

Attendance sheets available in 3 places in the Church.

 

URGENTLY WANTED  We are looking for someone to organize the rota and to serve drinks to the mothers and toddlers, Friday mornings 9.15-11.00am in term time. Present incumbent is retiring after nearly 20 years!   Please contact  Pat Turner 020 8866 3396 or  Emma Hodgson 07970 220685.

Hillingdon Foodbank

Thank you for your generous donations to the Foodbank over the Christmas period. For the duration of the renovation project, the Foodbank collection bins have been relocated to the Hall, in the corridor opposite the Parish Office door.  Please leave any food donations there rather than in church until further notice.

Intercessions Board

Please note that the Intercessions Board has been moved to the Hall to avoid damage while renovation work continues in the church. It has been placed in the corridor opposite the Parish Office door.

 

       Important Dates for your Diary:   

2nd - 4th March, Women's Pilgrimage to Walsingham.

16th - 18th March, Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham.

3rd-4th March - Night Fire Youth Event.

17th March, 11am-4.00pm - Day of Healing at S Mary’s Kenton.

25th March - Palm Sunday:  Holy Week begins.

            

 

 

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