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Help wanted for the St Margaret's fair

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We are looking for bric-a-brac to sell as well as volunteers to help at the Church stall at the St Margaret's Fair on Moormead on 7th July. Please bring your donations in as soon as possible. If necessary we can arrange collection.

Contact either the Parish office on 020 8892 3902 or Jimmy Green on 020 8977 6511 for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: we cannot accept clothes or electrical goods.

Parish Youth Worker - Molly Bayliss-Conway

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We are pleased to announce that Molly Bayliss-Conway has been appointed as a Parish Youth Worker for St Margarets. She has also been appointed to the Chaplaincy of St Richard Reynolds Catholic College who will pay her wages including the work of the Parish in lieu of Father Peter's Chaplaincy work at the College.

Molly will be attending the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 17th June to introduce herself and will take up this appointment formally, in September.

Please join me in welcoming Molly to our Parish and her new role.

Molly can be contacted via the Parish Office on 020 8892 3902.

St Margaret Parish Pastoral Council

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The five members of the Pastoral Council will be meeting on Tuesday 19th June to reflect on the past year and discuss ideas for the following year in preparation for an Open Meeting (date to be decided).

The members of the Pastoral Council are:

Sarah Watts, Secretary
Patrick Collins, Care of the Property
Lucia Martinez, Parish Community
Paddy Walsh, Liturgy
Marta Brown, Catechetics
Sean De Souza, Pastoral Outreach

I am very grateful to Sean who has taken over this area after the resignation of Siobhan Bryant who kindly looked after this are over the last 18 months.

Catholic History walks in London

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The Catholic History Walks are an independent project, originally launched through Miles Jesu, a Catholic lay movement. Thet are led by Joanna Bogle, who is an author, journalist, and broadcaster. She has a degree in Theology and a great love of London.

Forthcoming walks are:

‘Lift up your heads, O Gates!’
Tuesday 5th June, 6pm
Explore the varied and fascinating history of the City of London - the Square Mile, from its ancient origins, as a Catholic capital, and then to the Reformation and beyond. Meet at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Southwark. SE1 1TA. Nearest Tube: Borough or London Bridge.

Lenten Project 2018 - Final Total

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Congratulations and thank you to all those who contributed in any way to the success for our 2018 Lenten Project. We appreciate all the hard work put into each of these events and how enjoyable they were for the Parish. The two charities who will benefit from this Project are Together as One (Local) and Mary’s Meals (International)

Lenten Project Fund Raising 2018

Sunday lunch for the homeless

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The Parish has now joined a group of churches that provide Sunday lunch for the homeless catering for 30-40 guest each Sunday.

As we were the last to join the only date in 2018 is Sunday 30th December.

I have accepted this date on behalf of the Parish hoping there will be approximately 15 volunteers to help set up tables, serve meals, wash up and talk to guests.

For 2019 we will expect to host lunch two or three times a year.

Birthday thank yous

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May I thank everybody for their generosity on the occasion of my 60th birthday. I was very touched by all the cards, pictures and presents that were given to me last Sunday. Last week I looked over the Proms programme and have chosen a few to attend; Debussy, Berlioz and Verdi and will now wait until ticket sales begin on Saturday 12th May. Your present will make for some enjoyable summer evenings.

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