St Margaret’s – Notices for December 9th


St Margaret’s Christmas cards are on sale at the back of the church priced at £5 for ten.

Christmas Journey 2018 – On Sunday 2nd December it was the start of Advent and the Nativity figures started to make their journey around the parish. If you would like the woolly crib figures to come to you for a day in the run up to Christmas, please can you let Andrew know as soon as possible? At present the remaining available dates are 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th and 23rd December.

The Gatehouse is seeking donations of good quality used men’s warm coats, shoes, hats and gloves. New men’s warm socks and underwear would also be most welcome. It is getting colder, and the Gatehouse can give these items directly to the homeless who need them. Please bring anything you would like to donate to church on 9th December Susie Harris will ensure delivery at the Gatehouse. Thank you.

Liz Baigent is organising a decorating-the-church-for-Christmas party on 16th December after the morning service and it will be followed by lunch in church. Please contact Liz ( to volunteer or catch her after the service.

Baptism and bring and share lunch on 13th January Ottilie (Kate Kemp’s daughter and the youngest member of the choir) is being baptised in the service on the 13th January. She’s really hoping that as many people as possible are able to join her and her friends and family for a bring and share lunch to celebrate Tillie becoming part of the St Margaret’s family. Please email Michele and Kate ( and to let them know what you can bring – bottle, sweet or savoury.

Many thanks to all who have attended or done online the Diocese Safeguarding courses C0 and C1 this autumn. We are “ahead” and the trainer warmly praised our attendance and participation. Nearly 30 people have attended or done online these courses, along with another fifteen at least from St Giles and this is a really positive and encouraging step towards our aim of being a welcoming and safe community in our Benefice. If you could not attend one of the sessions and need, or wish, to do these courses online, please ask Michele (

Items for the notices to smnotices by Thursday, 12 noon please.

Prayer Requests

Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina Dagleish, Margaret Holmes, Polly, Anne Screech, Becca Henderson, Joan Johnson, Rodney Brown and Barbara Levick

R.I.P.: Jean Fooks (27/11/2018)

Year’s mind: Sheila Weatherhead (11/12/2015), Richard Giles (12/12/2003)



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