8am Said Eucharist
10am Choral Eucharist
Tuesday 7.30pm: Eucharist with the Laying on of Hands and Anointing for Healing
Thursday 2pm: Virtual Prayer Group Members of our Prayer Group will be setting aside an hour at 2pm every Thursday afternoon to pray in their own homes for our Clergy, Wardens, LLMs and the Parish. They will also pray for our Bishops, all in authority and the world as it faces the challenges of dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. You are invited to join this virtual group in prayer at that time.
Volunteering Opportunities for All: Please can you take time to think if there is anything more you feel you can do to help our church community. There are many opportunities to volunteer. These include serving at the back of church so we can bring back coffee and refreshments, reading lessons during services, serving at the high altar, offering a welcome as a sideman, helping in the garden. The most pressing issue at the moment is the Spire magazine that needs a new editorial and production team. Please contact Fr Chrichton if you have time and talent to offer in service.
The Spire Copy for the November edition is required by Tuesday 19th October. Please send your contributions directly to the Parish Office at email@example.com.
The November/December Rota request forms have been emailed out, but we are always looking for new recruits, so please consider joining the reading or serving rota. Duties are only allocated when you are available and would never be more than once a month for reading, but might be more for serving. The readings are emailed or sent to you in advance. Forms are at the back of Church to take and fill in. Please return as soon as possible, by email or to the church office pigeon hole, but no later than Wednesday 20th October. Many thanks.
Food Bank Collection A reminder that we are always happy to collect non-perishable food and other items for the foodbank in Enfield. The collection point is just inside the door at the back of church to the left.
Sunday 31st October: All Souls Requiem at 6.30pm – featuring Duruflé’s Requiem. If you would like your departed friends and family commemorated aloud during the service, please email the names to Caroline in the office, leave them in the office pigeon hole or add them to the sign-up sheets at the back of church.
Wednesday 3rd November: The Christchurch Association (CCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place in the Reception Room (bar) at 8:30 pm. All CCA members are encouraged to attend, and the meeting is open to others who may be interested in the Association, which provides social facilities for the parish. We are always looking for new ideas and there are vacancies for 2 committee members – please contact Clive Woodhouse (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
Sunday 21 November: Patronal Festival Concert, 6.30pm. Save the date for the return of our annual Patronal Festival Concert. This year’s concert will be a celebration of English choral classics including Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens and I was Glad, Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Mozart’s Laudate Dominum, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. Liz Partridge will also be back with her wonderful string quartet. Tickets (£14, concessions £12, and under 18s free) will be available to purchase in advance or on the door. Please speak to Richard if you would like to be a concert sponsor.
Confirmation 2021. The Bishop of Edmonton will be coming on the feast of Christ the King (21st November) to celebrate our Patronal Festival with us and confirm. If you or anyone you know would like to be confirmed in the faith and be able to receive communion, speak to Fr Chrichton asap.
The Oberammergau Passion Play has been postponed until 2022, which means that Fr Chrichton’s Parish trip has sadly been postponed as well. However, if you would like to be added to the party from the 24th to the 31st August 2022, please see Fr Chrichton for a brochure and more details.