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New! Parish/Church Family BBQ – Sun 11th June

Parish/Church Family BBQ – Sunday 11th June

Please come along! Food will be served from around 12 noon, but there will be activities for the whole family after the morning service from 10.30am so no need to go home, stay and enjoy some fun and games before the BBQ lunch.

Tickets will be on sale after most Sunday Services, or please call the Parish Office on 0118 9730133.

Tickets are £4 each or £10 per family, with a small donation of either a salad or pudding.

The annual BBQ is a brilliant opportunity to catch up with other members of our congregations and to join in some fellowship and fun.

New! Mothers’ Union cake sale thanks

Mothers’ Union Thank you to everyone who supported our recent cake sale at SMSJ.

£33 was raised for MU Overseas Fund.

New! Parish Pentecost Service – Sun 4th June

Important Note for your Diary: Sunday 4th June

There will be a joint open-air parish Pentecost Service on Sunday 4th June at 11am on the Gorse Ride Junior School field.

This is the only service at 11am on this day; there will be no 9:30am or 11am service at St Eligius, St Mary & St John’s, or St James’.

Chairs WILL NOT be provided so please bring a garden chair or blanket to sit on.

Please wear red, orange, or yellow to celebrate Pentecost, and bring a picnic to enjoy afterwards! Everyone is welcome.

Woodley Food Bank

Please vote at Tesco Henley, Twyford or Woodley for the food bank to receive a donation.

Parish Fete help needed – Sat 8th July

The Parish Fete on Saturday 8th July needs your support!

We’re looking for volunteers to run a stall, help set up, or donate a prize for the raffle or silent auction.

Please speak to Marjorie Stalker, Gill Kennington, Joy Scovell, Barbara Brice, or call/email Louise or Flemming Westphalen on 01344 750277, [email protected].

Next month, we’ll be asking for donations – toys, tombola items, books, jewellery, bottles, ‘nearly new’ gifts … for the stalls.

Thank you.

Christian Aid

Quizaid thanks – many thanks to all who helped and supported the Quizaid evening. £210.20 was raised.

Christian Aid Emergency Appeal – a further £84.10 (of which £80 was Gift-Aided) was donated for the recent Appeal for Countries in Africa facing Famine.

Christian Aid Week May 14th-20th  – please contact Pam on 01189782772 if you are able to help with the House to House Collection or the Street Collection at California Crossroads on Sat May 20th. Cake sale on Sunday May 21st at SJ.

Children’s Society Boxes

Could box holders please return their boxes to church or church office for their annual emptying.

Lunchtime Music at St Eligius

A Series of Lunchtime Music at St Eligius starts on Wednesday 12th July at 12:30pm, with Thomas Fletcher Alto Saxophone.

Dates to follow: 30th August, 27th September, 18th October, 8th November, & 6th December (all at 12.30 pm).

Admission free, to include Buffet Lunch.

Retiring plate donations in support of St Eligius Church, Arborfield Green.

May Half Term Activities – Tue 30th May

Tuesday 30th May, St. James’ Church Centre, a series of ‘ye olde’ parties for all ages.

11:30 – 13:30  Fairytale Picnic, with arts and crafts for little heroes (suitable for under 5s)

16:30-18:30  Quest! A time of games, food and disco for the bravest and fairest in all the kingdom (suitable for primary school aged children).

For more information contact [email protected] or see a separate flyer.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: ticketsource.co.uk/messtival