Vicar's update 9th October
It was good to celebrate Harvest on Sunday – thank you to all who donated to the work of the Ealing Foodbank. If you forgot it is not too late – we have a Foodbank collection point at Church which is open all year round and financial gifts can be made using a clearly marked Blue Gift Aid envelope.
I am sure that you have been upset by the devastating scenes in Indonesia following the recent earthquake and Tsunami. If you wish to give to the relief work, there will be the opportunity to do at church on the next couple of Sundays.
Tomorrow, Wednesday (10th October) at 7.30pm our Bishop Sarah (the new Bishop of London) will be presiding at a Deanery Eucharist at Christ the Saviour Ealing Broadway. This will be a very special occasion for our Deanery and the first time that a women has presided at the Eucharist in that particular church. Do come if you are able – the evening will finish at 9.30pm.
Each year we hold a Memorial Service to remember those whose funerals we have taken and others who we may wish to remember. This year the service is on Sunday 28th October at 3.30pm. All are welcome, and if you are coming and wish to have the name of a loved one remembered please let us have the details as soon as possible (please understand that we do not generally read out names of those whose family are not attending the service).
This year, Remembrance Sunday (11th November) will have a particular significance. It will be exactly 100 years since the end of the First World War as the guns fell silent at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. As well as our usual morning services we will have a special Remembrance Service at 6.30pm with a focus on those whose names were listed on the WW1 War Memorial in the old church building.
Also, to mark the occasion we are holding a 100 Years On display of art (original photography/painting/poetry) - contributions invited from adults and children. Further information from Caroline Jamieson or Jane Maffett.
Have a good week.