Notices for the week beginning Sunday 3rd November 2019

 

Bonfire Night

Come to the rectory garden this Tuesday 5th November with your fireworks for a display. Sparklers and bonfire provided.    

Messy Planning

The next session of Messy Church is to be held at the school on Wednesday 20th November at 3.15 pm with planning for those willing to help this Wednesday at Greenhithe Community Café.

“Pilgrim” – The Beatitudes

Continues at the rectory this Thursday 7th November at 7.30 pm, continuing over six weeks and finishing on 5th December.

The Real Advent Calendar

Place your orders in the usual place for this eco-friendly seasonal treat (£3.99 each) by next Sunday 10th November.

Baptism & Confirmation

On Sunday 17th November at 6 pm, Bishop Simon visits Stone Church to baptize and confirm candidates from Dartford Deanery. Do please attend and support the candidates with your prayers.     

St Mary’s Christmas Market

The Christmas Market takes place at Stone St Mary’s School on Saturday 30th November and as ever we look for your support with donations of bottles and prizes for the tombola and grand draw and offers of help running the various stalls.

Tickets for the Grand Draw now on sale.

Further planning in church on Friday 15th November at 6 pm.

Mary’s Child

Following Harvest we have ample supplies of soup, baked beans and pasta. We still would welcome gifts of: Tinned vegetables – potatoes, peas, carrots, mushrooms. Tinned meat, fish. Tinned fruit, custard, rice.  Jams, peanut butter, chocolate spread. Packs of pasta in sauce, or similar, that can be microwaved.

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Flowers in church

Remember your loved ones or celebrate an occasion with flowers in church using the special donation envelopes and sharing your prayer.

Stamps for Multiple Sclerosis

Did you know that used stamps are being collected on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society? Save them from your Christmas correspondence and drop them in the bag pinned to the back noticeboard.

Calendar and dates for 2019

Please note the following moveable dates for 2019:  30th November – Christmas Market; 1st December – Advent Sunday.

The parish calendar is also kept up to date online and can always be accessed on this site here.

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Rotas

Please consider taking a turn on any of the rotas: as a welcomer, reader of lessons, leader of intercessions, server, minister of communion, church cleaner, flower arranger, member of the choir or team of bell ringers. Just let Kenneth or Carol know if you are willing.

​Flowers in church

 

Donation envelopes with space to write a specific dedication are available for you to dedicate flowers in church for a Sunday or a season. Don’t forget to gift aid if you can.

 

 

he parish calendar is also kept up to date online and can always be accessed on this site here.

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