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Open to View, Saturday 30 June 2:00 - 5:30pm - explore the church. Tower tours and bellringing are among the attractions at our open day on. The view from the spire is the best for miles. The climb also reveals the workings of our clock, and on the first level there will be a hands-on chance to sound the bells. Back on the ground, and as a reward for your labours, a delicious afternoon tea will be served. This can be followed by a tour of the church, with time to admire the flowers as well as the stained glass windows that can only be appreciated from the inside. The afternoon will begin with music. Our organ has recently returned to use following a 16-month renovation, and is sounding better than ever. There will be a bottle tombola to support some of our charities and a Traidcraft stall with gifts and food. At 4pm we invite you to take your seats for a family film on our big screen pop-up cinema. The 2016 Swallows and Amazons (U) was a box office hit with an added spy storyline

St James’s Day Sunday 1 July 11:00am - 4:00pm Our patron, the Revd Ben Lovell, vicar of St Mary’s, Hampton, will preach at our service. This will be followed by a churchyard treasure hunt, a barbecue lunch and drinks. Then work off lunch on our inflatable obstacle course!

Holiday Club launches We plan to run a holiday club for three mornings at the end of August. This will be a chance to do some Christian teaching and make contact with new families. Could you help? We need volunteers to sit with children, help with crafts, or serve refreshments from Wed 29 - Fri 31 August. Speak to Derek.



Tombola Prizes This year’s St James’s Day is a double celebration, with a community day on Saturday 30 June and the church service and barbecue on Sunday 1 July. We plan to have a tombola on the Saturday in aid of our charities. Would you donate a bottle of something - it could be alcohol, soft drinks, shampoo, etc., for prizes. Please leave items in the baptistry on the right-hand side (Foodbank items on left).

Open Day Postcards We would like to promote our new-look open day to the whole community - but we need your help to deliver postcards to every street in the parish! If you can help please take some from the back of church and tick the streets you will cover. Thank you.

After Service Refreshments One of the most appreciated aspects of our church life is the refreshments (tea, coffee, hot and cold snacks)! Following Clare’s departure we now need help to provide this important postservice time. Kirstie will watch over things, we aim to have more volunteers to spread the load. Would you be willing to prepare and serve refreshments one Sunday every two months? You would need to buy food and wash up. Maybe sign up with a friendas we need two people. Would you be willing to set up the tables and chairs, and put them away again once in a while? Kirstie will provide training. And at 11.00? Coffee will continue to be brought across from the hall, but we want to share the responsibility for the snacks and encourage you to bring your own ‘reusable mug’ to cut down on paper cups.

Church Cleaner needed We need to recruit a church cleaner to the team. It would be once a month. Contact Debbie Nunn on 020 8979 3078.

Christian Aid collection A huge thank you to everyone who delivered envelopes for Christian Aid Week — and to those who gave money. We raised £3733.06, including Gift Aid.



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