EVENTS & SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK
Mon 18 09:00 Holy Communion with Mothers’ Union
Tue 19 09:00 Morning Prayer
10:30 Knitting Club, Bulls H’d Lounge
19:30 Wedding rehearsal
Wed 20 10:00 Holy Communion
17:00 Evening Prayer
20:00 God Matters (see notice)
Thu 21 09:00 Morning Prayer
13:30 St Nicholas Toddler Grp (Hall)
Sun 24 CHRIST THE KING
08:00 Holy Communion (BCP)
09:30 Parish Communion (CW)
11:15 Matins (BCP)
15:00 Holy Baptism
GOD MATTERS: MUSIC, HUMANITY AND GOD. This month, Tim Boniface will be leading a session about music, its connection to our spiritual and emotional lives. and its history in Christianity. 7:30 for coffee and biscuits; 8:00pm start, 9:00pm finish.
TOYS AT CHRISTMAS Welcare are collecting vouchers to distribute to those in need. The One4All voucher (available from the Post Office and other outlets) is a good choice. Please leave voucher or cash to be converted to vouchers by 8 Dec. More details: Debi Warde, firstname.lastname@example.org
DROP IN PRAYERS FOR CHISLEHURST & BICKLEY This is an opportunity to pray for our Churches each Thu between 12noon-1pm at the Church of The Annunciation opposite Sainsbury’s. Coffee etc. from 10am-12 noon.
CHRISTMAS JAZZ The Tim Boniface band are playing their new release, ‘The Infant: A Jazz Suite for Christmas’ at St Stephen’s, Tonbridge, on Sat 7 Dec @ 19:30. Tickets: www.ststephens.org.uk/christmasjazz.
The CD of the suite is now available from Tim or www.timboniface.co.uk/the-infant
CHLOE GROUP An evening of fun and board games at Barbara Knight’s house next Tue 19 Nov @ 19:30 at Savernake Cottage, 111 Lubbock Road, Chislehurst, BR7 5LA. We do hope you can come. Bring along your favourite board or card game plus your friends. Contact: email@example.com or phone 020 8467 8387.
LOVE IN A BOX FOR CHILDREN IN DISTRESS Could you fill a shoebox with presents for a poor or sick child or elderly person in Romania? Leaflets at the back of the Church. Boxes to Church by Sun 10th (or give to Sally Hayhow). Sue Ward 01732 667815
CLOCK–KEEPER The recent OPEN-HOUSE weekend evidenced a lot of interest in the clock. So, if there is anyone who would like to become more involved in its care and ‘running’ possibly as a future clock-keeper, please get-in-touch. Peter Appleby 07802 357539
PAST CASES REVIEW
We are committed to making our church a safe space for all. Churches across the Diocese of Rochester are currently undertaking a comprehensive safeguarding review to establish that all known past cases of concern relating to church abuse have been considered and dealt with appropriately.
If you are concerned about something you have experienced in a church, now or in the past, or you are worried about another person – perhaps a vulnerable adult or a child – there are people you can talk to and you will be taken seriously.
Anyone who needs to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding team on: 01634 560000 or visit: www.rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding/
Recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline, operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, is available. Calls can be made free on 0800 80 20 20
JUST WILLIAM we have been contacted by someone who is writing a biography of Richmal Crompton. They’d like to meet anyone who knew her. More details: the Rector.
CHURCHYARD MAINTENANCE The dates of the next two working parties in the churchyard have been changed to 30 Nov and 11 Jan. Do join us!
WEDNESDAY CIRCLE – Wednesday 27th November, Father Richard Norman: The Lowdown on High Church (illustrations) The meeting takes place at Duke of Kent Ct, Shepherds Green, BR7 6PA at 10:45 for 11:00 and finishes at 12:00.
CHURCH CHRISTMAS FAIR
Saturday 7th December 2019
This year’s Fair is fast approaching. If you would like to donate to any of the stalls, please contact the stall-holders direct as per the below. Should you wish to offer help on the day please do contact Sam (contact info at the bottom of this sheet).
Volunteers are currently required for:
- Donations to the refreshments counter (cakes, tray bakes, festive treats etc) and help with serving refreshments at the Fair
- Grotto – decorating on Friday 6th Dec and a helper to organise meeting Santa in his Grotto at the Fair
- Distributing flyers locally
- Help on the day at various stalls
We have some fantastic prizes on offer this year – look out for the raffle posters in the Church & Hall
Tickets will be available at the 9.30am Sunday services & in the hall following the service. Tickets will also be available to buy on the day.
Contact – Lucy Diamond: 07546 225 956
Denise Crossman: 07734 607 398
Rector’s Bottle Tombola
Alan: 07725 909 733
New & Nearly New Items
Pat Taylor: 020 8467 3985
Glass & China
Isobel Ross: 020 8467 2961
Susie Hemming-Clark: 020 8468 7945
Beryl Smith: 020 8467 1392
Margaret Stephenson: 020 8460 8809
New & Nearly New Toys and Children’s Books
Michaela Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crafts & Handmade Goods and Knitted Goods
Val Watson: 020 8295 2168
Lucky Dip & Guess the…?
Laura Healey & Catherine Lambert: Laura – 07740 102 967
Annabel Gray: email@example.com
Please direct all other queries regarding the Fair to Samantha Byrne: E: firstname.lastname@example.org | T: 07951 270 896
FOR MORE DETAILS contact Rector, Alan Mustoe, 020 8467 4405, email@example.com, or the Parish Office 020 8467 0196 or website at https://stnicholas-chislehurst.org.uk/Parish Safeguarding Officer: Susie Hemming-Clark, 07790 689 028
GIVING by card You can make your offering to St. Nicholas Church using your credit/debit card or Apple Pay. If you wish to donate this way rather than using the collection plate, please see one of the team who are giving out the books this morning.