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News, Notices & Notable Events


Plans for the future This is a ministry for everyone – ‘each according to your means’ 2 Cor 8:11
Follow what has happened so far on the page Plans for the future and read the leaflet Giving in Grace.


St James’s Ramblers Summer is the perfect time to dust off your walking shoes and join Becky Jones for some gentle walks, ending with a pub lunch. The first walk will be in the Guilford area on Saturday 19 August at 1000. Transport is possible. Please sign up in church or contact her direct  or tel 077 1878 8886. If you have a favourite walk, please use the suggestions box on the table in the south aisle.

Tea and Memories A new monthly meeting for people with dementia is being held on the first Friday of the month at Hampton Methodist Church, Percy Road, from 1030-1200.


Planned Giving If you are part of our Planned Giving scheme (donating money regularly by standing order or direct debit) then please collect a thank you letter from Derek from the south aisle. Thanks to your commitment our income has risen by about 10%, helping us to reduce our deficit.

Grenfell Tower Fire If you feel moved to give, a Kensington Churches Relief Fund has been set up. All donations will be held in a restricted fund so that it can only be given to those individuals and families impacted by the tragedy, either directly for emergency funds or to meet more medium-term and long-term requirements.  You can give by two ways:   Direct transfer (BACS) c/o Unity Trust Bank plc —  Reference: GFT  Sort code: 60 83 0  Account No: 20382313  Cheque, made payable to Kensington Churches Relief Fund, and send to St Peter’s Parish Office, 59a Portobello Road, London W11 3DB. For more information, and to arrange claiming gift aid on all eligible donations, email: gtf@kensingtonrelieffund.org

Sunday Refreshments The addition of the 1100 service is putting greater pressure on the small hospitality team of Clare and Kirstie. They have asked if we can form a team of people to take it in turns to set up drinks in church at about 1130. Having people willing to help will also enable us to provide cover in the hall for the regular team when they are away. Please see Derek.

Spire Appeal Thank you to everyone who has already made a donation to the Spire’s annual appeal. The more money we raise, the greater number of copies we can distribute in our parish. When we have such a good quality magazine it seems a shame not to promote it more widely!

A home for loose change! We are looking for more box-holders for Children's Society Collection Boxes! It's a great way to get rid of loose change and money really add up. Talk to Nicky or David Hetling if you would like to join us. Would our existing box-holders please start bringing in your boxes for counting.

Planned Giving We have made a good start to increasing our giving to cover our running costs. If you have not yet replied to Derek’s letter, please do to help us budget for 2017-18.

Sound and screen We are looking for more volunteers to help operate the sound system and screen during services, including weddings and funerals (for which a fee is paid). If you are interested let Nick in the office know. You don’t need to have any expertise as full training will be given.


Have a look at this year's photo albums:
 Organ restoration | The Shell Seekers and Fairtrade | Spring in the churchyard | All-age services | Visitors from Tanzania | Palm Sunday Easter Sunday | Together at Eleven | Church improvements | St James's Day

Catch up on Charities and Links news on the page Charity News.

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