Bulletin & Noticeboard
Notices for Sunday 26th March 2023
5th Sunday of Lent
Bishop Lusa coming for our Confirmation Mass on Ascension Day (18th May). If you have not been Confirmed please speak to Fr. Robert about being a part of this important sacrament in the Christian Life.
Monday 27th March - The Annunciation of the Lord, 7.30pm Sung Mass.
We need people for Wine & Refreshments Rota at 11.15 Mass, as well as more Readers & Intercessors. Please speak to Fr Robert.
Classical Music Concert
Wednesday 29th March, 12.15pm. Pianist Viv McLean performs works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin and Gershwin. Admission free with retiring collection.
In order to ensure that St Martin's looks its best we are arranging a ‘Clean-in’ on Saturday, 1st April starting at 10:00am. If you are able to spare some time to help us, please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of Church.
Stations of the Cross - ‘We adore you O Christ!’
Lay-Led Daytime Stations on 31st March 2pm.
Thursday Singing Group is returning on the 4th May. Please see posters for dates and details.
Spring Forward - Don’t forget to turn the clocks ahead one hour, Sunday 26th March.
Will be closed on Monday 27th March.
Daily Prayers Books for the Kings Coronation
Available at the back of Church. Please put £1 in the postcards and books slot.
A Message from James Kellas:
“I have recently accepted a DoM post at a church in Shropshire where my wife and I relocated in 2021- my duties at St Martin’s will therefore unfortunately come to an end on Easter day. I want to sincerely thank everyone at St Martin’s, and especially the choir, for their support and encouragement whilst I have been involved with the music (almost 20 years since I began singing in the choir). I have enjoyed every minute of music- making here and it will be sad to say goodbye as well as leave St Martin’s rich musical and liturgical tradition. With love and best wishes, James and Cynthia.”
As we offer our very best wishes and deep thanks to James, pray that the right person responds to our advert. Fr. Robert
We need people for the Coffee and Tea Rota after the 9.15am Mass. Please add your name and email address to a list at the back of the church if you are interested.
Walk With Me
Now available to buy from the back of Church. Please put your £1 payment in the ‘Cards and Books’ slot in the wall.
Lent Course 2023
‘From Remembrance to Renewal': Being the Body of Christ in Ruislip
7.45 -9.00 pm on Wednesdays in Church.
29th March - Remember Word and Sacrament!
Friday’s in term time, 9.30am-11.30am. Come and join in the fun with crafts, free play, music, singing and stories. £2.00 per adult, £1.00 per child/baby, includes refreshments.
We are looking for volunteers to serve tea and coffee on Friday mornings in term time, from 9.30am-11.00am. Please contact Gill Dargue in the Parish Office if you are able to help.
Please can you spare a few hours to help our team. Please sign the rota at the back of church. For more information please speak to Sweelin Cunliffe.
Hillingdon Food Bank
The cost of living crisis is forcing increasing numbers of people to use food banks. Please help to maintain our stocks by donating food, either using the collection bins in the foyer of the church hall or at your local supermarket. Please only give items that have a long shelf-life.
HIGH PRORITY FOOD ITEMS:
LONG LIFE MILK
TINNED MEAT AND FISH
RICE PUDDING/ CUSTARD
We have restarted Church Watch. If you are interested, please indicate your interest in the first instance to the Parish Office.
Post Mass Tea & Coffee rota
Appeal calling for volunteers to join the Tea & Coffee rota. If you have done this in the past and able to continue please let us know. If you were on the 11:15am wine rota now the chance to help with something a little less intoxicating. This is an important part of our parish community, to catch up and socialise, to meet and greet any newcomers and visitors. Many thanks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Office Quiet Day has returned
Please do not disturbed on Wednesday’s.
If you would like to volunteer to be a helper, and be part of the team that inspires the next generation to embrace the Christian faith, please contact Vicky Golby.
If you have any articles you would like included, Miranda Reading, our Outlook editor would love to hear from you. Please email Miranda at : email@example.com
Do you realise that prayer continues to be offered day by day in Saint Martin's? It is something, we as members of the church in Ruislip, should make every effort to attend. It would be wonderful if more could join one of the daily opportunities to pray together. Wednesday evening Mass is one such time. We can hear the word of God, praise Him and receive the body of Christ. "From the Eucharist comes strength to live the Christian life and zeal to share that live with others."
This is a free phone line with a talk from the Archbishop of Canterbury, hymns, reflections and prayers. 0800 804 8044.
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Our Parish Clergy:
Fr Robert Chapman: 01895 366040 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr Michael: 020 8866 4332 email: email@example.com
01895 625456 email: stmartinsruislip@btconnect
Jacqueline Alderton: 07944 878203
Ian Keys: 07906 727706