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Parish Security

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Over the last few months numerous sets of hall keys have been lent to different parishioners. If you have a set, please return them to the parish office as soon as possible.

We have had a spate of break-ins in the church complex. Last week Molly had her bag stolen from the lower sacristy. It is important that we are all security conscious especially with regards to door that should be locked when not in use.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously please let Fr Peter know. Thank you.

Parish and Community Meeting

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Just before Christmas I met with the newly appointed Diocesan Fundraiser, Kelly Tattersall, who will be helping St Margaret’s raise the necessary funds to renew the hall, kitchen and lavatories. One of the better ways of approaching grant making bodies is to demonstrate that the applicant, in this case St Margaret’s Parish has consulted with the Community about the use of the Church’s assets. This is best achieved by holding an open meeting to show what the Church wishes to achieve, and to invite all existing hall users to make their views known about the hall and complex as a whole.

Lenten Project 2019

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There will be two categories - one local charity and the other overseas. The timeline for applying and consideration of potential charites is:

Sunday 27th January - application forms will be available
Sunday 10th February - project applications submitted to the Pastoral Council for consideration
Sunday 17th February - presentation to Parish by the 4 shortlisted charities after the 10.30am
Sunday 24th February - announcement of selected charities

Children's Liturgy

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If you would like your child to join our team of Youth Readers please let Fr Peter know. They will be required to participate in some training before they can be included on the rota.

Christmas 2018

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The Parish Celebrations
May I firstly thank everybody who was so generous over the Christmas period, both with regard to the Christmas collection that will help make up my annual allowance, and with the many presents too – though I plan to pace myself with the drinks!

Christmas Offerings

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The Collection taken at Christmas is your offering to the clergy of the Parish and together with the Easter offerings, Mass stipends and stole fees make up the annual amount which is then transferred to the Parish Priest on monthly instalments with income tax and NI contribution deducted.

Over recent yars the annual total has fallen short of the recommended amount of £9,500 allowed by the diocese, so your generosity this Christmas will be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Offering envelopes are on the pews this weekend please take one for your offering.

Reminder - Angel tree presents

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Please remember to bring your UNWRAPPED Angel gifts back no later than 6.30pm on Sunday 16th December.

There are still a few Angels left – if you were not here last week please take an Angel - which has details of a person who will probably not receive a gift this Christmas. If you have any questions then please call Catherine or Angie (who are co-ordinating for the Angel Tree this year) on 07762522877 or 07717473160

Communion for the housebound

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If you are sick or housebound and would like to go to n Confession and receive Holy Communion this Christmas; Fr Peter will be happy to visit you.

Please contact the Parish Office 0202 8892 3902 as soon as possible to arrange a time.

Also if there is a parishioner you have not seen recently at Mass and feel they may not be well please convey this to Fr Peter on the above number and he will endeavour to make enquiries about their situation

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