Our next meeting is Friday 9th November. Thank you in advance to Kirsty, Sarah and Anna, who will be our parent leaders, and thank you to John and Nora Fry who have volunteered to lead the kids in a community-building activity. If you would like to attend we will, on this occasion, need to know in advance to ensure we have enough materials for everyone. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Friday 2nd November.
Emma Higham will be arranging a Youth Choir for the 6:00pm Christmas Eve Mass. This will be open for those between the ages of 8 and 15. She is also looking for instrumentalists to join.
There will be two rehearsals, one at 5:30pm on Saturday 8th December and the second Friday 14th December 14th, time tba.
The choir and orchestra will be a spiritual way of preparing for Christmas. If you would like to join please contact either Fr Peter or Emma Higham via the Parish Office.
We need a few more extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and readers for all Masses but particularly from the 10.30am regulars. Rotas for the next 3-month period (November to January) will be prepared this week. If you are interested in being put on the rota please contact either Jean in the parish office or Paddy Walsh on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does your child like to sing?
Please join us. This fun activity will give children above 4 years the opportunity to enjoy singing Christmas songs in Spanish and play musical instruments. The choir will have a concert shortly before Christmas.
Rehearsals are at 9.45am every Sunday in the Parish Hall (except October 21 and 28, which is half term)
If interested please contact Dahyeni Paga on 07951883113 or email email@example.com or simply join us at rehearsals.
The Youth Club kicked off the year last Friday with Games Night - 20 St Margaret's kids joined in for a fun night of friendship & laughter.
Thank you to Kirsten, Cliona and Kathryn for your energy and enthusiasm leading the evening.
If you have a child in Years 4-6 who would like to be involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week the Parish Pastoral Council held an open meeting to explain the events planned for the coming year. It was also the opportunity to introduce Lily McCaw who is looking after Parish Life, and Sean d’Souza who is looking after Pastoral Outreach. They have generously offered to take over from Lucia Martinez and Siobhan Bryant respectively.
Following on our glorious tradition of putting on a Murder Mystery Play each year we now need two more actors to step forward for the 2019 show.
Date of the play will be: Saturday 23rd March and we do 9 rehearsals, every Monday evening from 21st January through to 18th March.
This will be our 13th year and so far we have had 25 different actors. If you want to have a go, speak with Joe Early – 07730 877 407 or Colin Messenger on 07831 246 111 or with any of the past/current actors to realise what fun we have had over the years – and how much we raise for the parish.
Fr Peter is very keen to begin once again the Children’s Liturgy for the 10.30 Mass and would like to recruit some more catechists.
There will be two groups: Up to year 2 in the Library and years 3-6 in the Lower Sacristy
If you are interested please speak to Fr Peter. You will need to attend a training evening (date TBC).
We are seeking Alpha Chefs every week from Monday 1st October. The Alpha course will be running in the Hall on Monday evenings and we will be providing a simple meal. This is normally a casserole or similar for 24, plus a vegetarian option for a few. It would need to be delivered beforehand to be heated on the day along with either potatoes or rice. If you are able to help please would you sign the form on the noticeboard, The Parish will pay for the ingredients used.