The APCM offers you a report on Church activities in 2020 and the Financial Statements for that year. These, together with the meeting agenda, are now available for viewing on our website: http://sth-stp.org/apcm/ Or you can pick up a copy of the report in church. The APCM is your chance to ask any question about the life of our churches. If you’d like to submit a question in advance you can email it to the PCC Secretary – see below.
There are vacancies for election to the PCC. We are a group of people who seek to promote the work and mission of St. Helen’s and St. Peter’s for the benefit of the wider community as well as for our own congregation. If anyone would be interested in finding out more about the role (the duties of which need not be onerous), do please contact any current PCC member or Stephen Wilson, the PCC Secretary, by phone on 01727 863490 or click here to email Stephen.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK
300,000 STEPS IN MAY SPONSORED CHALLENGE
If you’re feeling fit – or want to get fitter – you can help raise funds for Christian Aid Week (10-16 May) by taking their 300,000 Steps in May challenge. This works out at an average of just under 10,000 steps per day for May as a whole.
Get fit, have fun and recruit sponsors to help support Christian Aid’s vital work in many of the world’s poorest communities. Quite a few of them have been disadvantaged even further by COVID-19.
You can sign up for the challenge at https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week/challenge-yourself, where you will also find a guide to collecting your sponsorship online through a Just Giving page.
There will be more information soon on other, less energetic ways to support Christian Aid Week. If you want to know more, please contact Simon Best (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Parish Communion Service – 10am Sunday 25th April
All are welcome to come to St Helen’s Church for Sunday morning worship. We are especially pleased to welcome back to the parish Diocesan Vocations Officer, Revd Charles Burch.
However, please do not come if you are feeling unwell, or have any symptoms of Coronavirus. Capacity will be limited and everyone will be expected to observe the usual Covid guidelines including the use of face masks, hand sanitiser and social distancing .
We will continue to livestream our services on our YouTube channel and website. Click here– or on the image above to join our 10am live-streamed Parish Communion service. Or click here to view it via our website.
Stay connected to the church family and join us for Coffee after the service from 11am. Click here, or the picture above to join the Zoom gathering. If you need to enter them manually, the details for the Zoom meeting are: Meeting ID: 844 7123 3219 Passcode: 527776.
Though Coffee in the Chancel is currently closed, we look forward to catching up on your latest news at our Zoom gathering on every Wednesday from 10:30am. Please use the link below to join us!
Help is at hand! We have set up teams offering both pastoral and practical support, so please let others support you – they are keen to do so! Hilary Hollick is helping organise this – so do contact her by email here, or on 01582 832567. Alternatively call the village wide helpline “Support for All” on 01582 380910.