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Church Garden

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Last week Judith Burman and I met to discuss the future of the allotments in the Church garden and we hope that there might be some families willing to take over some of the plots.

The produce has been sold after Mass and the income donated to Cafod. They have been going for ten years, the project having been initiated by Fr Jeremy Trood.

There are 12 plots and we thought that to encourage parishioners to take up the plots and sell the produce. Four of the plots would be offered for private use to those wishing to cultivate the others for the Parish's and Cafod's benefit.

Calling all Angels in the Parish

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For many years, we at St Margaret’s have received a list from Richmond Social Services of children, teenagers, adults (the elderly, disabled and those with learning difficulties) who probably will not receive a gift this Christmas. We are pleased to say that, this year, once again, we are partnering with St. Luke's, St. Winifride's and The Barn Churches in Kew and newly involved local Twickenham company.

Foundation Governor Vacancy - St Paul's Catholic College

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St Paul’s Catholic College, which continues to develop with the support of the excellent staff and Governing Body and is in the top 10% of schools nationally, is currently looking to appoint a Foundation Governor (non-parent) to join our Governing Body and particularly interested in anyone who has a background in education or commerce.

For further information with regard to this role please contact our Clerk to the Governors, Jo Chappell, directly on 01932 704119 or email jchappell@st-pauls.surrey.sch.uk

Richmond’s Council Proposal To Create An Exclusion Zone Around The Rosslyn Road Abortion Clinic

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Richmond council is proposing an exclusion zone around the abortion clinic on Rossyln Road that will prevent people from praying/holding vigils or handing out information leaflets within the borders of the zone. The current proposal is to include not only Rossyln Road but also the three surrounding streets and through to St. Margaret's Station. The council has proposed this as a “proportionate” response, in light of the behaviours reported ranging from "displaying images, approaching people and attempting to speak to them, handing out leaflets, and rosary beads”.

Enter to win!

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One of our fundraising initiatives is the 100 Club. It is very easy to sign up and raises much needed funds towards the church building fund. And you could win in the process - our monthly first prize is £100 and the second prize is £50. Enter for just £5 a month by standing order, which works out to be £60 per year. It is hassle-free and open to all. There is no limit on the number of tickets you buy. Get involved and together we can raise more for the building fund.

Please contact Jean in the parish office for details and to get a sign up form.

Thank you for your generosity.

Marriage and Baptism preparation courses

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We run both baptism and marriage preparation courses here at St Margaret's. The details of the next available courses are:

Baptism
The course will be held on Tuesday 27th November at 8.00pm In the Parish Library. It consist of two parts and you must attend both parts.
To arrange a baptism, please contact Fr Peter and then register with the Parish Office.

November All Souls

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Every November the Church prays particularly for the Holy Souls and Mass will be offered twice a week for them in November. If you would like the deceased members of your family to be included please complete the mauve sheet and place it in the Holy Souls envelope and post it through the Presbytery letter box. The completed sheet will then be placed in the basket that will be in front of the weekday and Sunday altars for the duration of November.

Thank you
Fr Peter

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