Toy Services: Sunday 4th December
On Sunday 4th December we shall be holding our annual event to support the work of local refuges for families fleeing domestic violence. Please bring along gifts of new toys which will be used at Christmas and for birthdays to remind these children and their mums that they are still important.
They are particularly looking for clothes for newborns and very young children, toys for girls aged 5 and boys aged 7, and some toiletries as gifts for the mums. However there will also be children of all ages and teenagers, so all your generosity will be so gratefully received.
Please don't wrap your presents, as the refuges will need to match them with suitable children. We will see that they get to the recipients in time for Christmas. Families may leave abusive and dangerous situations with little more than the clothes they stand up in - this is a particularly difficult time of year for them - so please support us again this year. Thank you!
Wanted: Parish Administrator
We are currently looking for a Parish Administrator and Parish Centre Housekeeper. We seek someone who is reliable, flexible, with excellent Microsoft Office skills, able to work alone and with a strong desire to serve others.
The role is 13 hours/week, providing administrative support and to be an accessible contact point between the church and community.
For more information and an application form please call 0118 9833257. Applications by Friday 9th December please.
Christmas Tree Fair: December 2016
Come and see the fabulous efforts of the many organisations and local businesses who are busy preparing decorated trees for the second Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary's . We will be lining the building with trees: we look forward to welcoming you any (daylight) time between Sunday 11th December and Sunday 18th December inclusive. Refreshments will be served on the weekend afternoons. Entry free: donations to Pepper Pot Appeal. Some organisations may have decorations etc for sale.
Christmas Music 2016: come and sing!
It is that time of year again and I would love to invite all willing participants to come and sing with our annual Christmas choir. The 9 lessons and Carols is on Sunday 18th December and with a few singers already volunteering, it would be lovely to have a choir to lead the service and perform a couple of carols. I will run some rehearsals
Still time to join in!
Wednesday 7th December
Wednesday 14th December
If there are singers who can't make Wednesday evenings then I can run a couple of sessions after the 10.30 service on Sundays -or see what else fits so just let me know you would like to sing.
Wednesday rehearsals at Hartlands, Theale Rd, Trash Green RG30 3TS
Drop me an email or give me a ring if you are interested and want to find out more -or just to let me know you are coming.
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