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

What has happened so far: A sink has been installed in the vestry, power sockets have been added to the south aisle and vestry, new cupboards now stand in the children's corner and the hall entrance lobby, the organ is undergoing an extensive renovation, see the photo album and work on the clock dials will hopefully begin later this year. Work has begun on the new toilets in church - a trench has been dug in order to run a pipe to connect to the sewer. This has involved clearing the route of bushes. The building work inside is progressing well.


Summer Learning Four Thursdays, four subjects. Come to them all or those that interest you. 22 June How to Pray with the Psalms 29 June Martin Luther (above) - the Man and his Message 13 July How to lead a Bible Study 20 July Les Miserables - A gospel drama. All at 2000 in the church hall.

Summer Fair A key challenge we face as a church is making contact with the wider community. A great chance is Hampton Hill’s Summer Fair on Saturday 24 June. We have been offered a place in the line-up. To do this we need help. Would you be willing to do a 30-minute shift? Please sign the timetable in church.

Film Club Saturday 24 June at 1400 we present Moana, the latest animated Disney hit. Bring the children and grandchildren for the film + a popcorn treat!

Faith at Work John Daly will be talking to Julian on Saturday 1 July.

Car-Free Sunday Do you need to drive to church? Could you take public transport, cycle, walk, or at least part of the way? Car-Free Sunday is on Sunday 2 July and we’d like you to think about ways to protect our environment not just for the day, but the future.

St James’s Day The Bishop of Kensington joins us on Sunday 9 July for our annual patronal festival. This year there will be a barbecue, the food for which we will supply, but we still need salads and puddings. A list will go up next Sunday for people to sign. The giant inflatable is back, and there will be face-painting, crafts, a quiz, and a scavenger hunt!

Alma Sunday Join Bishop Carlos Matsinhe and 24 pilgrims from the Diocese of Lembombo, Mozambique, at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 9 July at 1800 to celebrate 19 years of partnership between the Anglican churches in Angola, London and Mozambique.

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.

Holy Land Pilgrimage Clive and Ria Beaumont are planning a trip to the Holy Land with friends from Hope Church Islington from 30 October-8 November. Would you like to join them? The cost is £1625 per person (single supplement £195). All entrance fees and tips are included, as well as breakfast and evening meals, plus two lunches. For more info please speak to Clive or Ria or contact the tour organiser, Martin Ledigo, telephone 078 0278 7498 or email: martin@metaforepartners.com


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!

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. 1900 Sound Desk Training


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

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

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