The Social Responsibility Committee will have a sales table outside church with a place to return the Jars of Hope. So far we have collected £300 from the jars & £100 has been spent on the stall. Many thanks. Hilary Meur.
The Spire: Copy for the next edition of The Spire is required by this Tuesday 22nd September, 2020. This will be for the October edition. Please send your contributions directly to the Parish Office at email@example.com
Revision of Church Electoral Roll
Notice is hereby given that the Church Electoral Roll of Christ Church Southgate will be revised by the Parochial Church Council, beginning on Sunday the 27th day of September 2020, and ending on Sunday the 4th day of October 2020. Names can be corrected, added, or removed. If you would like to be added to the Roll, application forms are available to download from https://tinyurl.com/CCSERform.
The revised Roll will be published on Sunday 11th day of October and will then be available for a period of two weeks for reviewing, until and including Sunday 18th day of October.
Virtual Prayer Group Thursday 2 pm Members of our Prayer Group will be setting aside an hour at 2 pm 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.
Saturday 26th September: Parish Walk: This walk is planned for the end of September as a warm-up to the Parish Pilgrimage from London to St. Albans in October. It will be a 6.7 miles circular walk starting from the Car Park in Trent Park via the Merryhill Way with a break for lunch at the Ridgeway pub on the Ridgeway near Chase Farm Hospital (picnic lunch if participants prefer) before returning via the London LOOP*. The walk starts at 11 am and estimated to finish by 3 p.m. Please contact Ronald Lo if you are interested in joining the walk.
*There is a section that may become muddy if the weather has been wet.
Sunday 4th October – Harvest Festival. Family Service at 10 am – with collection of harvest gifts, informal talk and junior choristers. All Welcome.
As space may be tight there will be an extra Said Eucharist service at 11.30 am.
October Parish Pilgrimage from St Paul’s Cathedral to St Alban’s Cathedral.
Fr Chrichton will be leading a pilgrimage walk of 35 miles in 5 sections of about 7 miles from St Pauls to St Albans following the St Alban’s Way. It is mostly along rivers or canals, so there are very few hills, and lots of green! The walk will happen twice to make it easier to join in. The first group will be walking every Saturday in October (3rd to the 31st), starting at 10.30 am while the second group will do it on 5 successive days from Tuesday 27th to Saturday 31st (also starting at 10.30 am). Each section starts and ends at a station or a suitable bus stop. Bring your own lunch and refreshments. We will all join on the final day (Saturday 31st) to complete the pilgrimage together at St Albans Cathedral. There is more information and pictures of the walk in The Spire magazine. The official website for the walk is www.stalbanscathedral.org/st-albans-way.
If you want to come, let Fr Chrichton know and he will put you on the lists. It will be a lovely way to find peace after the madness of the last few months.
Oberammergau 2022. 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.