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APCM Meeting Sunday 14th May at St Mary’s, 10.45
If you are involved in any group, club or uniformed group and would like to write a short article for inclusion in the booklet for this year's APCM, please send it to Helen Jackson, the PCC Secretary, at email@example.com by Sunday 23rd April.
Electoral Roll - St Mary’s & All Souls
REMINDER: The deadline for application is midnight on April 23rd if you wish to submit your application to join the electoral roll this year., application forms are available at the back of church or via the Benefice Office. Colin Mason, Parish Electoral Roll Officer.
REMINDER: As Lent draws to a close, just a reminder that our Lent Appeal this year is in support of Christians Against Poverty. You can either make a donation online at https://capuk.org or bring your donation to church or to the Benefice Officde in an envelope marked "Lent Appeal". Donations may be gift-aided.
Orpington Repair Café
Last year I pursued the idea of setting up a Repair Café for Orpington. Repair Cafés are a worldwide network of community ventures aimed at repairing items that would normally be seen as uneconomical to repair professionally. They are staffed by volunteers repairers and other volunteers and also provide a community café/meeting place. I have formed a small group of trustees and we are registered as a small charity but we have had several small setbacks which have delayed a launch date. One of the issues we have is funding. We hope that once established we will be self-funding. However we need some funds in order to obtain insurance which is vital before we launch. I have set up a Go Fund Me page to receive donations and it would be great if members of the church community were able to help to get this project underway.The link ishttps://gofund.me/f06e2bb3There is also more information about repair cafés on their websitewww.repaircafe.orgAny small donations would be appreciated. We hope to launch as soon as we have the funding.Many Thanks Rev Michael
The Church of England has issued some guidance on how churches should deal with the threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19).
The situation is evolving so it is worth checking frequently.
You can read the latest advice here:
Toddler Group - St Martin’s
There is a Toddler Club at St Martin’s of Tours Church, Chelsfield. The group runs every Tuesday morning during