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Message from the FRIENDS OF ST. IPPOLYTS CHURCH

FRIENDS OF ST. IPPOLYTS CHURCH

Lent Lunches

We will be serving Lent Lunches in St. Ippolyts Parish Hall from Ash Wednesday 6thMarch until Wednesday 17thApril, at 12.45pm. 

till 2.00pm.  A minimum donation of £2.50 per serving is requested, with donations for seconds.  Proceeds will be shared between the USPG and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Everyone welcome so please come along and enjoy our delicious homemade soups and fresh bread.

Easter Decorating

We will be decorating the church for Easter from 9.00am. on Saturday 20thApril. Further details will be in April Pax.

Dates of next meetings:

Monday 8thJuly - 2.00pm. - to discuss arrangements for the Flower Festival.

Tuesday 10thSeptember - 10.30 for 11.00am.

Both meetings to be held at Little Almshoe House.

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Easter Lilies

EASTER LILIES

Donations towards the cost of Easter lilies can be placed in the envelopes provided at the back of the church.  If you would like to make your donation in memory of a departed loved one please write their name on the envelope.  The envelopes should then be placed in the wall safe by the South Door.  A list of all the names will be placed on the Altar and read out on Easter Day.

                                                                                              Jane Veasey

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ANNUAL CHURCH MEETINGS - ST. IPPOLYTS

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETINGS - ST. IPPOLYTS

“The Annual Parishioners Meeting” (to elect churchwardens) and “The Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the Parish of St. Ippolyts” will be held in St. Ippolyts Church at 7.00pm. on Tuesday 9thApril 2019.  Everyone is welcome to attend but only those on the St. Ippolyts Church Electoral Roll may vote at the second meeting.  The meeting is the Church’s AGM and there will be a review of 2018 with reports from the Churchwardens, our Treasurer, and St. Ippolyts School, as well as the appointment of officers, sidesmen and independent financial examiners. To make the evening ‘go with a flow’ there will be wine, soft drinks and nibbles available.

The Church Electoral Roll is closed before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, on Monday 18thMarch 2019.  This year everyone has to renew their application to be on the church electoral roll, so please make sure you complete one of the forms, which are available at the back of the church. 

We are looking for new members of our Parochial Church Council.  If you are interested in playing a key role in the future of our church please consider putting yourself forward for election, it is not a particularly onerous task!  Those wishing to be elected can put their names on the election list at the back of the church.  In addition we are still seeking a treasurer to take over from Michael.  If you feel you could spare the time to play an important roll in the life of our church please consider taking on this task.

             Michael Hooper

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News of 2018 Shoe Box appeal

2018 SHOE BOX APPEAL

No, it’s not time to start thinking about this year’s one just yet, but I have just received an update from Link to Hope about the 2018 appeal which reads as follows:

‘A huge thank you to everyone that took part - we couldn’t have done it without you.  Sending 40,000 shoeboxes to Eastern Europe is no mean feat and we are so grateful to all the schools, churches, businesses and individuals who sent their love in a shoebox to poor and marginalised people in over 400 locations in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and the Ukraine.’

                                                                                             Arthur Sibun

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Church Electoral Roll

To be eligible to vote on church matters you must be registered on the St Ippolyts Church Electoral Roll. This is renewed every three years so it is important that you reapply to be on the Electoral Roll. Forms are situated at the back of the Church. Just complete and leave in the box provided

We look forward to you joining those already registered.

If you have any questions speak to either, Ginni, Howell, Michael or Jane.

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